Interview with Gloria Koster

Gloria Koster is a children's author and elementary school librarian. Gloria is a member of the Children's Book Committee of the Bank Street College of Education, and the Women’s National Book Association. She is the author of The Peanut-Free Café, Little Red Ruthie, and Mitzi's Mitzvah. Her newest book, Dance the Hora, Isadora! will be... Continue Reading →

Great Beginnings

Your little one is ready to read solo, but which books do you choose? While it’s important to select something that appeals, it is equally valuable to choose reading materials that help your child build confidence. The following titles are some suggestions to help your child start that journey to independent reading. Hug by Jez... Continue Reading →

Interview with Shane Peacock

Shane Peacock was born in a place that doesn’t exist … the city of Port Arthur, Ontario. He grew up in Kapuskasing, Ontario, then earned a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in English and History from Trent University, and a Master’s degree in Literature from the University of Toronto. Shane worked as a labourer for Spruce Falls... Continue Reading →

The Books of Mo Willems

Elephant and Piggie. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Knuffle Bunny. These perennial story-time favourites were all created by one author, the endlessly original Mo Willems. In addition to his series titles, Willems also writes popular standalone books. Most child readers (and those who read to children) will be familiar with Goldilocks and the... Continue Reading →

Shakespeare as Graphic Novels

Shakespeare continues to appear in new and usual ways and one of the newest  formats is the appearance of traditional and manga style graphic novels, though the plays have appeared in illustrated editions for hundreds of years. Copies of the plays were illustrated in both adult and children's editions and proved particularly popular with the... Continue Reading →

Three Anonymous Limericks

There was a young woman named Kite, Whose speed was much faster than light, She set out one day, In a relative way, And returned on the previous night. Poems, what a silly thing. They're meaningless and boring, Pointless and rhyme. Who wastes their time, Thinking up ludicrous writing. There once was a grumpy dog,... Continue Reading →

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