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We are well into our second week of our American sojourn in the Big-D and as part of my total vacation -assimilation plan (I’ve also taken to applying several more coats of mascara and using “y’all” as part of my general lexicon) I’ve chosen another Brooklyn-based book author/illustrator to celebrate (there really does seem to [...]

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As the new baby dust settles I find I have a tad more time to write my blog. Having two is like increasing your child quotient exponentially. Really, it’s like having 4 especially at the beginning. Even in these first few months I have noticed a distinct sibling pattern emerge between my girls. Thankfully Miss [...]

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My latest Labour Day weekend was filled with an eclectic group of activities and people. It started with art and followed by an impromptu picnic in a downtown Toronto Park. We saw family and friends we didn’t expect to see this weekend and tasted epicurean delights that created wonderful taste sensations in the mouth and [...]

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So it’s officially over: not winter my friends, but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes! The Leafs did lose in a shoot-out but when Buffalo won their fate was officially sealed and the faithful let out a collective sigh of resignation. End of story. Mathematical equations and remote possibilities are no longer, there is simply no [...]

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Sometimes the universe just comes together and things click.  I was up at 3 this morning just being pregnant (i.e. meaning that I needed to eat RIGHT THEN) and began trolling my social media when I saw a Facebook update on the book launch of The Never Weres by Fiona Smyth (ISBN: 97815545152843, Annick Press, [...]

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Happy Family Day  (and a Happy President’s Day to my American friends!) I hope everyone enjoyed their much needed long weekend. I so appreciated this relatively new holiday (at least to Ontario) not only because it gives us a welcome repose in the  gruelling end of the harshness of our Canadian winter but it also [...]

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January in Canada is not for the faint of heart. It’s cold here and in a country where the temperature can actually dip to minus forty or fifty below, we are a hearty people. We are a people so accustomed to a Canadian winter that in fact some of us aren’t fazed by a little [...]

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One of the best things about being a book blogger and having a mission (to profile and highlight as many Canadian children’s books as I can) is being introduced to books I may not have necessarily noticed before. For instance, the graphic novel is such a genre that I’ve been intrigued by but never really [...]

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Welcome to another edition of Beyond the Book. I am tickled to share with you my interview with the immensely talented and very likeable Sean L. Moore, animator/illustrator/author extraordinaire! (Mr. Moore and the adorable and un-diva-like Zeke!)   We share not only the same initials (well, except for the “L” in the middle) but also [...]

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I don’t know if you fellow bookworms were like I was when I was little but I remember having a hierarchy of my books. As a textbook anal person, I had all my reading material organized. There were daily favourites which were fun and as comforting as the blankie I carried around and equally as [...]

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