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Lily in the Loft Picture Book

Lily in the Loft Review

This post includes affiliate links. From the early 1900s to 2000, a newspaper called The Western Producer included a special section that published the works of kids all over the prairies of Canada. They were members of the Young Co-Operators’ Club, kids who sent in their poems and stories to earn points and badges. Carol […]

Ultimate Field Trip Guide – Canada

This post contains affiliate links. Canada is an amazing country – you can see and experience it from coast to coast through some unique and exciting destinations. Whether we’re taking a journey to a local attraction for a learning experience day, or travelling from one coast to the other, or even touring the country from in […]

YesterCanada: Historical Tales of Mystery and Adventure

Canada’s history is full of stories of the experiences of people who have lived here, but we often get caught up in the big picture moments instead of magnifying these little moments. YesterCanada by Elma Schemenauer is a collection of short historical fiction stories that pause at these unique events to give us a glimpse […]

Moose in a Maple Tree

A Moose In A Maple Tree

“On the first day of Christmas, a Canuck sent to me a moose in a maple tree.” And so begins author Troy Townsin’s All-Canadian 12 Days of Christmas book – A Moose in a Maple Tree. Filled with iconic Canadianisms such as hockey players, the RCMP, beavers, polar bears, and totem poles – this is […]

When We Were Alone: A Residential School Storybook {Book Review}

One of the biggest dark spots on Canadian history is the implementation of the residential school system for the First Nations children. With the intention of helping Indian children from savage to civilized, they were torn away from their families and forced to live in schools where they were stripped of everything of their culture, […]

Books for Curious Kids

If you have a kid who loves learning, is always asking questions or trying to figure things out – then you know that their voracious need to discover something new is hard to satiate. Today, I’ve put together a list of some books to help you feed the need to learn. Thing Explainer The problem […]

This is My Home, This is My School - a book about life as a homeschooler

This is My Home, This is My School {Book Review}

Kids love books they can relate to.  Kids who go to school get a wide selection of book titles to dive into that allow them the chance to relate to their educational experience. But the options for homeschooled kids are much smaller. In fact, are there any? With this in mind, I am super excited to […]

3 Preschool Books About Fall and Winter Seasons

The changing seasons are a curious thing for kids. What kinds of things happen when the season moves from summer to fall to winter? Here are some great books to read about these changes.   (This post uses affiliate links.) Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak. A picture book with gorgeous artwork illustrations, this […]

642 BIG Things to Write About – Writing Prompts for Young Writers

Encouraging a non-writer to write can be a real struggle. So can finding something to satiate the passion of a child who loves to write. What if you could hand them a book with 642 things to write about? Introducing 642 Big Things to Write About – Young Writer’s Edition. This oversized writing journal gets […]