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Passages by Anne Hamre The Journey of a Lifetime

Passages by Anne Hamre
The Journey of a Lifetime

This Epic family saga takes readers across continents into the joys and sorrows of young migrants in the early 20th century.

Passages by Anne Hamre

This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, which makes it the perfect time to learn about the little-known, yet rich, history of the country. If we had lived all those years ago, what would the world have looked like? What would our trials have been? Would we experience the highs and lows of life in the same way as we do today? What would our relationships and careers look like?

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Slime Sorcery It’s A Slime Recipe Book

Slime Sorcery by Ulysses Press
Colour Changing, Magnetic, Glitter, and More
It’s Slime Time

Slime Sorcery

My boys love anything ooey and gooey, and making home made slime is one of their favourite rainy day/snowy day/sick day projects. In the past I’ve always struggled to find easy and fun slime recipes, but thanks to Ulysses Press I’m now covered indefinitely!

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If You Give a Man a Cookie

Have Your Cookie and Eat it Too

If You Give a Man a Cookie

If You Give a Man a Cookie  (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $16.99 US/$22.99 CAN, October 2017) … he’s going to want milk to go with it… God forbid he should get it himself.

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A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies

A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies

An Adult Parody Picture Book

Once Upon a Time … We All Died

From author Paul Lewis and illustrator Kenneth Lamug comes the hildarious A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book About the Coming Apocalypse (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.99 US/$19.99 CAN, October 2017), the perfect gift for fans of children’s book parodies such as Go the F**k to Sleep.

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Anne of Green Gables – A Graphic Novel

Anne of Green Gables:
A Graphic Novel
Anne Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before


As a Canadian, Anne of Green Gables is part of my childhood. The books, and especially the 1985 mini series starring Megan Follows, are a huge part of who I am today. I spent countless hours watching poorly recorded versions of Anne, that I had recorded on my VCR, until the VHS tape had enough and would break. Oh how I loved Anne, how I wanted to BE Anne. Everything about her was wonderful and magical and exciting. She was like a sister, and best friend, wrapped into one. Although I’m in my 40s now, I still enjoy watching those mini-series from the 80s, and I can read the books over and over and over (and I have).

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Sterling Children’s Books – Christmas 2017

Sterling Children’s Books

We Wish For a Monster Christmas
The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas

My boys always get something to read under the tree at Christmas time. It is very important to me to share my love of books with the boys, and new reads for Christmas morning are a must. This Christmas, We Wish For a Monster Christmas and The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas will find their way underneath our tree.

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Recipe: Apple Fritter Cake Squares – Red Copper Skillet Cooking

Apple Fritter Cake Squares

Red Copper Skillet Cooking

red copper skillet

I love books. Real books, made of paper, that I can touch and keep on a self, and that includes recipe books. I am always looking for quick and easy recipes, and the Red Copper Skillet Cooking Cookbook is full of easy recipes my family will love. Thomas loves to help me out in the kitchen, so I let him pick any recipe in the cookbook for the two of us to prepare together, and he picked Apple Fritter Cake Squares.

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Frankenbunny – Sterling Books Halloween Giveaway


written by Jill Esbaum

Illustrated by Alice Brereton


You know monsters aren’t real, right?

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My Golden Ticket: A Journey into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – a book by Wonderbly

Roald Dahl’s

My Golden Ticket

A Journey into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

my golden ticket

A brand new, remarkably personalized story:

This book gives every child a unique adventure in Willy Wonka’s factory.
They’ll explore wondrous new rooms and uncover their own delicious secrets.
The perfect personalized gift for kids 5-12 years.

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Pigs & Beasts: Sterling Children’s Books – September New Releases

Sterling Children’s Books

Maurice the Unbeastly & Rufus Blasts Off!

September 2017 releases


I love to add to our book collection on a monthly basis, especially for the kids. I find that if the kids have a wide assortment of books, with new books added on a regular basis, they enjoy reading more and don’t get bored with it. We love books that are imaginative, fun to read, with interesting illustrations.  This month, two of the books we added to our bookshelf are Maurice the Unbeastly and Rufus Blasts Off!

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