Book Review: The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Marc McBride

About the Book: A beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel, about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to the Arctic. “Matthew stood on the snowy peak and stared out at the world spread before him. Every picture in his books had been limited by the size … Continue reading Book Review: The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Marc McBride

Book Review: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse… About the Book: A reminder of what truly matters, as told through the adventures of four beloved friends. Based on Charlie's daily Instagram. Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. A book of hope for … Continue reading Book Review: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Author Talks: Nicholas J. Johnson – You can’t make this stuff up

I tell people that I write fiction because I can’t be trusted with the truth. After all, I’ve worked as a professional magician for almost thirty years. My entire life has been dedicated to fabrication. I’m not just a regular magician either. I play an ‘honest con man’ swindling audiences with card cheating demonstrations and … Continue reading Author Talks: Nicholas J. Johnson – You can’t make this stuff up

Book Review: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L. King; Illustrated by Alisa Knatko

Claire Malone Changes the World... About the Book: A new generation of children… They are not afraid of taking responsibilities any more, but they are rather keen on addressing problems. Claire is one of them. The moment she sees the broken swing and the cracked slide in the children’s park in her neighbourhood, she decides … Continue reading Book Review: Claire Malone Changes the World by Nadia L. King; Illustrated by Alisa Knatko

Thoughts on a Bookish Film Duo: Paddington and Paddington 2

About the Films: Paddington: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington's … Continue reading Thoughts on a Bookish Film Duo: Paddington and Paddington 2

New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth

Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women... AUTHOR: Kate Forsyth ILLUSTRATOR: Lorena Carrington About: For many young women, the only fairy-tales they know are the ones that have been retold by Walt Disney studios. Once upon a time, these stories of magical transformation were meant for young women as they grew away … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth