As a Teacher-Librarian and AVID reader, one of my main filters for understanding the world is through books (in all formats). At this stage, I use a lot of books to help my kids explore and understand the world, too. I want to share what I’ve learned with you. As a Senior Education Specialist, I led resource review and selection for a major urban school board, was seconded to a provincial Department of Education as a Manager for Literacy, Numeracy & School Libraries, and have my Master’s degree in Information Literacy and Adult Education. I’ve been a teacher for 18 years, a Teacher-Librarian for 14 years and am passionate about sharing my knowledge. I am a reviewer for and Director on the board of a children’s book review journal: Resource Links.
Join me on the journey as I explore childhood with my three kids through the lens of children’s books. I’m learning a lot – the tables are turned on this teacher!
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I review books in these categories:
Starred Reviews Board Books Picture Books (Ages 2 – 6) Picture Books-older kids Canadian Adoption/Fostering Diversity Values First Nations/Indigenous Beginning Chapter Books Chapter Books Other Reviews
About the Book: Death is Stupid * Author/Illustrator: Anastasia Higginbotham Publication Date: 2016 Publisher: Feminist Press at the City University of New York Series: Ordinary Terrible Things *****Starred Review***** Order from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca or Amazon.com* From the Publisher: She’s in a better place now,” adults say again and again. But mortality doesn’t seem better, it seems stupid. This […]
We are pleased to welcome Elaine at Military Wife After God as a guest book reviewer on our site. She is a mom to four young boys and reads them many books! See Elaine’s bio below the review for more information about her. Review of the New York Times Bestseller: The Pout-Pout Fish Author: Deborah Diesen Illustrator: Dan Hanna […]
REVIEW OF THE BOOK: Water’s Children Author: Angele Delaunois Illustrator: Gerard Frischeteau Published by: Pajama Press Released: April 2017 Ages: 4- 9 ****Starred Review!*** Order from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca or Amazon.com From the Publisher: A thought-provoking celebration of water, the universal resource that unites us all. Around the world, water appears in many forms: a snowflake, an oasis, the stream from […]
REVIEW OF THE BOOK – Little You Author: Richard Van Camp Illustrator: Julie Flett Published by: Orca Book Publishers Released: 2013 Ages: 0 – 3 Order from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca or Amazon.com* From the Publisher: Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie […]
REVIEW OF THE BOOK – Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox * Author/Illustrator: Danielle Daniel Published by: Groundwood Books (House of Anansi) Released: 2016 Ages: 4 – 8 ***Starred Review*** Order from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca or Amazon.com* From the Publisher: In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different […]