302, 2020


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Valentine's Day is around the corner.  It's a pretty cheesy holiday but it's pretty cute to cut out hearts and print Valentine cards with kids. Here is this year's list of books about love we currently have out of the library.  We love to read these while drinking hot chocolate and snuggling under blankets. It's the only way to beat mid-February right? Hug Machine by Scott Campbell What out for the hug machine!  This little guy hug himself all over town.  No [...]

1501, 2020

Kids Books About China

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Kids Books about China! This month I wanted to take the kids to China. Via reading.  So I found every kids books about China I could find. For the month of January, it made sense to focus on China.  Why does it make sense?  Because Lunar New Year typically lands in January. You don't have to be Asian to celebrate Lunar New Year.  It's such a fun and inclusive holiday.  If you live in a major centre with a large Chinese community - I am sure you can find events around the two week celebration. [...]

412, 2019

Cozy Christmas Books for Kids 2019

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It's the most wonderful time of the year . . . . To get cozy on the couch with your kids and read some holiday books! This is a list of some re-reads and new books to us.  All were enjoyed, all were read by the fire while drinking hot chocolate (or more likely at the breakfast table where I do most of our reading) and all got us in the spirit for Christmas. So here you go:  Kids Christmas Books 2019 [...]

2409, 2019

How to Take Your Kids To Australia Without Taking a Plane

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HOW TO TAKE YOUR KIDS TO AUSTRALIA Without leaving your city (and dealing with a horrendous long-haul flight) Like our 'trip' to India and Japan, we recently spent a month reading books that take place in Australia (basically all the books are about Australian animals rather than the country), colouring pictures of Australia (urm, once again Australian animals), trying Australian food and visiting our Australian friends at the zoo. Here are our fun picks if you want to learn all you can pretend to take a holiday to Australia: [...]

1609, 2019

What My Kids Are Reading this Week

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Tropical Terry by Jarvis Coral Reef City is home to the most beautiful, colourful fish.  And then there is Terry - a small, blue, plain fish.  He plays games with his best friends - Cilla the crab and Steve the sea snail.  He's a master at hide-a-fish. Terry wishes the other fish would play with him but they don't give him the time of day:  he's too dull.  So Terry creates the most beautiful costume so he can finally fit in. But what about [...]

909, 2019

What My Kids Are Reading This Week: Book Love!

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Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli I love all of Greg Pizzoli's books - it's so fun to see his characters from other books making appearances in this one (I see you crocodile!  Or are you an alligator?). The Book Hog loves books - he loves to smell them, to collect them and to look at all their pictures.  But he has a secret:  he can't read!  Lucky for him, a lovely librarian reads him any book he wants and slowly he starts to be [...]

2608, 2019

Back to School Jitters Books

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BACK TO SCHOOL JITTER BOOKS It's the most wonderful time of the year!  That's right - our kids are GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!  Phew!  Summer flew by and yet at the same time some days simply crawled with my kindergartener rolling at my feet complaining of boredom. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, that crispness in the air, the back of your kid's head as they walk into school = bliss. Okay, it's not totally bliss.  I can't believe my son is actually now in kindergarten (or senior kindergarten here in Ontario) and I can't [...]

1208, 2019

What My Kids Are Reading This Week: Moon Landing!

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With the recent anniversary of the moon landing, both my kids have become super interested in space and especially the moon.  Here are the books we've been reading these past few weeks: Moon: Earth's Best Friend by Stacey McAnulty with pictures by Stevie Lewis So far there are three books in this series about the Earth, the Sun and this one, the Moon. It's told from the point of view of the moon who is Earth's best friend.  She explains to [...]