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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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 creatures such as a […]
ABOUT THE BOOK – Discovering Words * Author: Neepin Auger Published by: Rocky Mountain Books Released: 2013 Ages: 1 – 5 Order from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca or Amazon.com* From the Publisher: Neepin Auger’s books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and entertain preschoolers, parents, and teachers […]