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
REVIEW OF THE BOOK: Rare is Everywhere * Author / Illustrator: Deborah Katz Published by: Miss Bird Books Released: Ages: 4 – 9 RaisingMom.ca *****Starred Review***** Order from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca or Amazon.com* From the Publisher: What makes us unique? Genes – they make people and animals different in surprising and amazing ways. In British Columbia, some black […]
REVIEW OF THE BOOK: Have You Seen Birds? Author: Joanne Oppenheim Illustrator: Barbara Reid Published by: Scholastic Released: Originally published in 1986, Re-release Spring 2017 Ages: 3 – 9 ****Starred Review!!**** Order from Chapters/Indigo, or Amazon.ca* From the Publisher: Like many of nature’s wonders, birds are often taken for granted. But these birds won’t go unnoticed! Spring, summer, autumn and winter birds, […]
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 […]