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Kids’ Books

By Jane Ozkowski

YA novels are known for parsing familiar, relevant themes of bullying, mental health, and the exasperating social strata of adolescence. Toronto writer Jane Ozkowski’s debut, Watching Traffic, sets itself apart by concentrating on the tension ... Read More »

October 3, 2016 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Gabrielle Grimard

In her authorial debut, Montreal illustrator Gabrielle Grimard tackles bullying and diversity through the heartbreaking story of Lila, whose new classmates mock her for looking different. Every day, the other students call her a crow ... Read More »

September 22, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Jeremy Tankard

From three great talents in Canadian children’s literature come two picture books that highlight some of the more challenging aspects of childhood. In Jeremy Tankard’s Hungry Bird, Bird is hangry. In Hurry Up, Henry by ... Read More »

September 7, 2016 | Filed under: Picture Books