The Tree In Me

Posted on: March 22, 2021 at 4:07 pm, in

The Tree In MeBy Corinna Luyken With a colour palate brimming with playfulness, the neon pinks, dark browns, mustard yellows and blues in The Tree In Me all help unfurl the idea that people are strong and connected to each other, just as trees are. Poetic and lyrical, Corinna Luyken’s joyful meditation may be just what we […]


Posted on: March 17, 2021 at 4:58 pm, in

SaturdayBy Oge Mora Oge Mora, the Caldecott Award Honor recipient for Thank you, Omu!, does a quick turnaround for another cheery picturebook, this one named Saturday. Ava and her mom set out to relish in their one day of the week spent together, as her mom works six days a week. What happens when they […]


Posted on: March 16, 2021 at 5:49 pm, in

Trespassers By Breena Bard Gabby Woods and her family visit their cottage by the lake every summer and they always have a great time.  The kids spend their days kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming, and evenings are spent around the fire or inside playing charades.  But this summer feels different.  Gabby and her brother Simon […]

Just Like Me

Posted on: March 11, 2021 at 4:25 pm, in

Just Like MeBy Vanessa Brantley-Newton Marvelously constructed with layered textures, happy colours, and a poem on each page that reflects different girls’ personalities and strengths. Uplifting and affirming poems like “The Day I Decided To Become Sunshine” or “I Am Enough” will find their way into young hearts. On the last page, all the girls […]

The List of Things That Will Not Change

Posted on: March 11, 2021 at 3:41 pm, in

The List of Things That Will Not ChangeBy Rebecca Stead Divorce brings a wave of change to families, so Bea is dealing with her parents’ divorce by creating a list with them — a list of things that will never, ever change. They create the list and tell Bea that even though their family may […]

The Thief Knot

Posted on: March 4, 2021 at 5:41 pm, in

The Thief Knot By Kate Milford Marzana and Nialla are best friends who live in the Liberty of Gammerbund, just outside of Nagspeake.  Although the Liberty is a known haven for former smugglers, including Marzana’s mother, the girls feel that nothing exciting ever happens and they are dying for an adventure! When Marzana learns that […]

Show Me A Sign

Posted on: February 12, 2021 at 9:38 am, in

Show Me A Sign By Ann Clare LeZotte It’s 1805, and Mary Lambert is living on Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Boston.  Mary is deaf, as are many others on Martha’s Vineyard.  But everyone on the island, whether hearing or not, is fluent in sign language – it’s part of island culture. […]

The Barren Grounds

Posted on: January 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm, in

The Barren Grounds By David A. Robertson   Morgan is a thirteen-year-old foster kid who was taken away from her mother when she was only three. She has lived with many different families, none of whom have ever made her feel truly at home.  By the time she moves in with Katie and James, she […]

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Posted on: January 15, 2021 at 1:35 pm, in

Mars Patel By Sheela Chari Eleven-year-old Mars Patel is constantly being sent to detention at H.G. Wells Middle School.  He is famous for pulling pranks and generally being disruptive.  Mars is regarded as the leader of his gang of friends, all of whom have their own quirks.  Caddie can sense other people’s thoughts and feelings.  […]

Witches of Brooklyn

Posted on: January 6, 2021 at 12:01 pm, in

 Witches of BrooklynBy Sophie Escabasse When 11-year old Effie’s mother dies, she moves in with her two strange aunts who live together in a Brooklyn brownstone. Montreal-based author illustrator Sophie Escabasse delivers vivid images for this feelgood story. In the middle of one of her first nights staying there, Effie’s favourite singer and idol, Tilly […]