Best Board Books for Fall

  Exposure to words and books help a toddler’s pre literacy skills grow. However, every parent and caregiver knows the frustration of having books ripped apart by curious hands soon ater they have been bought! Luckily more and more baby and toddler appropriate books are being published in board book format. It used to be Read More…

First Day of Fall Painting

As much as I will miss the fun of summer, I do really enjoy Fall (or Autumn as some may say). For the first day of Fall I thought I’d show how to do a tape resist painting in Fall colours. This is a great activity because it is very process based, the child doing Read More…

Book News Round Up

I’m counting down the days until Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children comes out on September 30th! I can’t wait to see this, although as with any book that’s been turned into a movie I’m worried it won’t live up to my expectations. What are your thoughts on books vs. movies? Do you feel the Read More…

Locke Street Festival Finds

Last weekend was both the Locke Street Festival as well as SuperCrawl in Hamilton. Lots of food trucks, art, concerts and entertainment. I wanted to quickly share a couple of my favourite finds from the weekend.   From the book sale at Epic Books I bought Edgar and the Treehouse of Usher by Jennifer Adams. Read More…

Hippopotamister by John Patrick Green

Welcome to the Hippopotamister blog tour! Synopsis The zoo isn’t what it used to be. It’s run-down and falling apart. Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he’ll Read More…

Review: Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types

I was recently looking for an alphabet book for a child that is really interested in letters. I was looking for something more advanced than the typical beginner alphabet books, something that would be interesting and engaging to a child who loves to create illustrated alphabets, and preferably something with good design. I found a book Read More…

Friday Links

The official trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been released. I have very mixed feelings about this movie. The trailer makes the movie look good but not really what I was envisioning in my head. Although I guess that’s frequently the problem with books being turned into movies, isn’t it? One of Read More…