Category Archives: Family

116. Wonder (R.J. Palacio)

At the recommendation of my niece, Wonder has been on my TBR list for a while.  She enjoyed it this past summer and with this glowing recommendation, my son and I picked it out earlier this month.  He no longer likes … 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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67. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Jack Thorne)

Are looking for a quick read?  A book that shares a high level overview of what has happened to Harry Potter?  A story of what has happened since he graduated from Hogwarts?  If so, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is … Continue reading

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66. The BFG (Roald Dahl)

The BFG has been released as a movie this summer and my youngest son and I have enjoyed this book together prior to watching the movie.  It was an interesting read which highlights Roald Dahl’s creativity and imagination. It begins with … Continue reading

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Kevin Newman – Grimsby Author Series

Kevin Newman was the face that I remember from Global National – a trusted newscaster who shared news important to all Canadians.  All Out co-authored by Kevin and his son Alex is thought-provoking and insightful. It was a great experience to hear Kevin speak … Continue reading

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13. All Out (Kevin Newman and Alex Newman)

“If there’s a moral to be found here, it’s this:  if you want to be happy, you have to figure out who you are, then be true to yourself.  Own your life.  To do that, everyone, gay or straight has … Continue reading

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8. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults ( Frances E. Jensen, MD)

“Try not to be winning the battles, when you should be winning the war” CBC radio had a clip featuring Frances Jensen, the author of The Teenage Brain, a few weeks ago. It was interesting listening to her speak of … Continue reading

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