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…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

These rainbow heart cookies, called Eugenie cookies, would be a perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. This lucky charm clover necklace is a great way to use pennies you still have hanging around. It would be great to wear on St. Patrick’s Day or all year round for a little luck. Some of my favourite Read More…

What to do in Hamilton on March Break

Looking for something to do in Hamilton during March Break? There are several March Break events and activities across the city. The Zoetic Theatre is holding a pyjama screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the newest version). Show up in your pj’s and enjoy contests and games as well as the movie. The fun Read More…

Children’s Books for Winter

With this last winter storm melting away, it seems like winter is on it’s way out. So before the snow is gone (until next year anyways!), I’d like to share some beautiful books about snow and winter. Red Sled by Lita Judge. This book has fun pictures that will make children smile.It’s a wordless story Read More…

Snow Day!

There is something magical about waking up to find that school has been cancelled and you have a snow day. Or, if you’re like me, setting your alarm for a few minutes before the time that the decision to stay open or to close is to be made and then obsessively checking Twitter, Facebook and Read More…

World Read Aloud Day

February 24, 2016 is World Read Aloud Day! This a day to celebrate reading and promote world wide literacy. If you register your participation in World Read Aloud Day you could win a class set of How to Read a Story by Kate Messner. To register, click here. What will you be doing for World Read More…