Happy Canada Day Everyone! We all celebrate the BEST nation in the world today in different ways. Some of us plan bashes, some plan trips and others make that trek to the great Canadian pastime: the cottage. This blessed long weekend means different things to different people. Take my own family for example: My husband [...]
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I’m one of those moms you know the ones that give the more educational gifts. I really can’t help it, I love learning and always have and I want kids to experience that feeling too. Sure, I add the action figures and the licenced toys especially if I know that the child loves a particular [...]
There are times when I come home from work and find two faces pushing themselves into the front door as I am entering or scratching and whining before I even get my key in the lock (which always makes me cringe!) Then there are other times when I walk in and wonder if I even [...]
Posted in Ages 10-14, Ages 2 to 5, Ages 4 to 8, Ages 6 to 9, Ages 9 to 12, Award Winners, Canadian History, Canadian Superstars, Educational, Good Canadian Stuff, My Manifesto, Ontario Authors/Illustrators, Picture books on Oct 1st, 2010
Like most people with an eye to the book publishing world, I was surprised and saddened to hear of the recent “downsizing” of Key Porter books. Key Porter is one of Canada’s most known book publishers and house of great Canadian children’s writers like Kevin Sylvester and Farley Mowat and houses the great Margaret Atwood [...]
Today we loaded up the car, packed a picnic lunch and headed downtown to Queen’s Park for Toronto’s 21st Word on the Street festival. WOTS is an annual celebration of the written word and includes many of Toronto’s finest authors and illustrators, publishers and magazines. I have been looking forward to this for some time [...]
Normally I don’t like to talk about my work in my blog. As you know I have a “day job” and it’s no big secret I am in communications/public relations, it’s just a personal thing. Like mixing two sets of very different friend groups, there are times when you want to keep things separate for [...]