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Kids’ Books

By Kelly Collier

This bright, breezy picture-book debut by Toronto author-illustrator Kelly Collier marks the first time I have ever seen the myth of Narcissus reworked with a horse in the starring role. The eponymous equine, like Cephissus ... Read More »

January 9, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Suzanne Del Rizzo

With the arrival of Syrian refugee families in many Canadian communities, parents and children alike are charged with trying to understand the harsh experiences these new classmates and neighbours have undergone. The compassionate and beautiful ... Read More »

January 3, 2017 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Carson Ellis

It’s hard to believe Du Iz Tak? is only Carson Ellis’s second outing as an author (the first being 2015’s critically acclaimed Home). Prior to her recent foray into writing picture books, the illustrator’s distinctive ... Read More »

November 16, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Monica Arnaldo

One Saturday morning, Margo wakes up with the undeniable urge to create. As she’s about to begin assembling her masterpiece, Margo’s mother, not wanting the little girl to stick to everything, cautions her to be ... Read More »

November 7, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By James Bow

The world of James Bow’s Icarus Down is stunning and terrifying in concept. After decades of wandering the galaxy aboard the spaceship Icarus, the last remaining survivors of a destroyed Earth settle on a new ... Read More »

November 1, 2016 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction