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Go Set A Watchman

Posted on: August 31, 2015 at 4:50 pm, in

Go Set A Watchmanby Harper LeeIt’s hard to follow up a classic like To Kill A Mockingbird, especially after 55 years.  Harper Lee’s other manuscript has finally been published, and fans of To Kill A Mockingbird may not like what they read.  The story didn’t draw me in until about page 100.  After that, I enjoyed […]

Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan

Posted on: August 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm, in

by Cynthia Rylant For the past few months, Gooseberry Park has received little rain. Home to many creatures, the lack of rainfall is a concern to all that live there. Animals, especially the babies and elderly need water and a clever plan is hatched between the parks loyal visitors Kona the Labrador, his housemate Gwendolyn […]

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Posted on: August 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm, in

Kitchens of the Great Midwestby J. Ryan StradalI had read many positive reviews about this title and I was really excited to read it. The reviews were right – this is an excellent book. However, it is definitely not what I expected.When I first started to read the book I thought the book would be […]

Owls In The Family

Posted on: August 18, 2015 at 9:00 am, in

Owls in the Family  by Farley Mowat Billy is a boy who likes to adopt exotic pets.  He’s got 30 gophers, a bunch of rats, a cardboard box full of garter snakes, at least 10 pigeons, rabbits, and Mutt the dog, all of whom live with him and his family at their home in Saskatchewan. […]

The Truth Commission

Posted on: August 17, 2015 at 9:00 am, in

The Truth Commission By Susan Juby As the subtitle explains, this is the story of “how three intrepid art students got to the bottom of one unexpectedly dark secret.” Normandy Pale is a student at a prestigious art high school in Nanaimo,  Everyone has secrets, and rumours are everywhere.  Normandy and her two best friends […]

Who do you love

Posted on: August 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm, in

Who do you loveby Jennifer WeinerRachel Blum (pronounced Bloom) and Andy Landis meet each other for the first time in the Emergency Room waiting room when they are only eight years old. Rachel has a congenital heart defect and has just undergone heart surgery to save her life. Andy is there for a broken arm. […]

A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

Posted on: August 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm, in

By Kady MacDonald DentonThis is a classic collection that I use almost every week when I prepare for my storytimes and babytimes. It’s a fun collection of nursery rhymes, verses and songs brought to us by the illustrator of such favourites as The Sniffles for Bear and A Bedtime for Bear. This book has everything […]

Book of the Month – August – Red Queen

Posted on: August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am, in

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard For 17-year-old Mare, life is determined by the colour of your blood.  Silvers have money, prestige, and special abilities.  Reds have nothing, and are destined to a life of servitude and military service, fighting a war that never seems to end.  Mare is a Red, and spends her days pickpocketing […]