Category Archives: Children’s Book

fatty legs & a stranger at home by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

I count it a privilege to have been invited a few weeks ago to a United Church here in Ottawa where they have a program of evening events to try to develop understanding and reconciliation between the people of the … Continue reading

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Junior Read: A Cry Out of Time (The Esme Chronicles Book 1) by JL Redington

This is the first book by JL Redington that I’ve read and while A Cry Out of Time is the first in a series called The Esme Chronicles, the book is a standalone story — no cliff hangers.  I think you’d … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Teen Read Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

First chapter, first paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. My current read is a junior/teen read, the 4th in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, Eagle Strike.  Here’s the beginning of the Prologue: The Amazon … Continue reading

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Potpourri 27

Well, I’m almost finished reading The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory.  I used a snippet from it as my Teaser Tuesday this week and one of my readers asked if I had seen the TV series The Tudors.  I hadn’t. … Continue reading

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Junior/Intermediate Novels: Remembrance Day

In Canada, we celebrate the veterans of our wars and the precious freedom they gave us on November 11th — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — the day hostilities ended the First World War. … Continue reading

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Junior Novel: The Time Travelers by Linda Buckley-Archer

The Time Travelers is Book One in The Gideon Trilogy (2006) (Released in the UK as Gideon the Cutpurse) by Linda Buckley-Archer.  Gideon is both a gentleman and a cutpurse in the England of 1763 and has a healthy fear of … Continue reading

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Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper

This is the 5th and final book in The Dark is Rising sequence and reunites Will Stanton, Bran and the Drew children in the final phase of defeating the Dark.  This book is divided into four parts: When the Dark … Continue reading

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