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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 am so pleased to review Baby’s Lullaby by Jill Barber and illustrated by HildaRose (ISSBN: 9781551097954, Nimbus Press, 2010) tonight as I love this new board book for many reasons. The first reason is that it is written by the sultry-voiced  Juno-nominated Jill Barber who I discovered when I first heard tell of this [...]

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On my way into work today, a young woman to my peripheral left caught my attention. She was carrying a skateboard and I thought “you don’t see that very often” and I was immediately intrigued. From the ankles up she could’ve been any other young urban professional slogging it to work; non-descript grey pants, button [...]

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My week has been in a word, preposterous! I don’t feel like going into details mainly because I just want to put the whole five working days behind me and move on! You know what I am talking about right? Those weeks were nothing seems right, things snowball and you never quite feel like you [...]

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Schools in today and I decided to start this day after Labour Day with a book that will increase my knowledge base in an area I struggle with: physics. While all children’s books teach us valuable lessons all while holding us spellbound with imagination (like that? See my PR skills hard at work here!) there [...]

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Dogs are funny creatures. They bring us countless hours of joy, unmatched loyalty and endless companionship. We often think of dogs as our faithful friends, steady and reliable but really dogs are no more predictable than people are. Anyone who has a dog and is honest about it knows this is true. Take for instance [...]

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According to family legend (ahem-my mother) I was a child who liked things a certain way. For those who know me this comes as no big shock as it’s often the fodder for much ribbing in my household (ahem-my husband) but I can’t help it, I’m particular. It must’ve been just how I was born [...]

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I was up most of last night with my poor daughter. She’s got a bit of a cold and awful post-nasal drip so when she sleeps lying down she has coughing fits. I feel so bad for my little darling that ,in fact, I am typing one-handed so she can rest somewhat upright on me [...]

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This was the last day of my birthday weekend. I was up at quarter to seven this morning and one of the first things I thought about was how my life was so different from how it was only a few years ago. Not so long ago I might have been nursing the effects of [...]

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