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Kids’ Books

By Kate Beaton

Canadian cartooning superstar Kate Beaton follows up her stellar kidlit debut, The Princess and the Pony, with the story of a demanding infant who holds court over his entire family. The narration is delivered in ... Read More »

August 8, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Jon Klassen

It would be difficult to find a person possessed of even the slightest interest in children’s books published during the past decade who isn’t familiar with Jon Klassen. His two Hat books (2011’s I Want ... Read More »

August 3, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Christina Kilbourne

Ontario author Christina Kilbourne’s 2007 book, Dear Jo, was about Internet predators. Her latest novel also tackles some serious themes, primarily depression and suicide. Detached tells the story of Anna, a talented teenaged artist who ... Read More »

July 12, 2016 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Arthur Slade

The first thing that strikes you about Arthur Slade’s writing is that the Saskatchewan author doesn’t “write down” to children. Flickers, Slade’s latest middle-grade novel, treats readers as intelligent beings, capable of complex thought and ... Read More »

May 17, 2016 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction