Category Archives: Children’s

27. The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)

The One and Only Ivan is a terrific, middle-grade book that inspires kids to talk about the capture and treatment of wild animals. The book was based on a true story (watch the YouTube Ivan video) about a real gorilla, … Continue reading

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87. The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)

The Lightning Thief  is being read in my son’s grade 4 class, so I decided to enjoy the same book during my commute.  This first book in the Percy Jackson series is known to engage readers – especially reluctant readers – with its connection to the Greek … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl Day

Beloved author Roald Dahl would have turned 100 years old today.  His stories have enchanted generations of children across the world and are enjoyed in schools, on the big screen and at bedtime, inspiring creative thought and fun.  He has … Continue reading

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9. Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat)

My son and I finished a Canadian classic today.  I am trying to read more Canadian content this year and his siblings had all recommended this story.  Owls in the Family was a great book to read together and the author … Continue reading

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64. George’s Marvellous Medicine (Roald Dahl)

September 13th is Roald Dahl Day and in honour of this, I asked my family which Roald Dahl book to read.  George’s Marvellous Medicine was suggested.  My oldest son’s both enjoyed this story in Grade 5 (thanks Mrs. Wilson!).  Everyone … Continue reading

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