At the Same Moment Around the World

At The Same Moment Around The World {Book Review & Activities}

This post is part of a series of book club called Poppins Book Nook, where each month we read a story based on a theme and did related activities. The theme for this story was “Where in the World?”  – I am excited to be using a book brought to Canada through Raincoast Books.  About …

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Raincoast Books

Raincoast Books is a book distributor that brings books from other countries to Canada – like this month’s collection of children’s books from Chronicle Books. Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl Lily is a little girl who travels around with her parents and her best friend “Zeborah” (who is a little zebra). The …

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DK sticker-boutique

DK Canada Sticker Books

My boys love stickers. I love the creativity that stickers can inspire – story creation, artwork, crafting, etc, but I hate finding stickers on my walls, windows, little brothers….. When I heard about sticker books from DK Canada, I thought it could be a great solution. These books are based on popular movies, characters, themes, and …

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The Importance of Early Childhood Reading

The written word is a gift, something every child enjoys. A book is like a journey, each page a new step towards something new, something learned that might not otherwise be learned. Books can take children to places they may never visit; to meet people they may never meet. Narrative holds a special place in …

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a non-profit organization based out of Toronto with a goal to help promote reading to children and families. “We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents … Read More »

Autumn Stories | Marty Layne

Autumn Stories / Brighten the Day

It’s time to celebrate the changing of the seasons with Marty Layne – Canadian author and musician – with a special offer on her book, Autumn Stories, and CD, Brighten the Day. “I saw a red cherry leaf on the grass this morning as I hung the wash up outside. It reminded me of the …

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Lego Play

LEGO Play Book {Review}

This month, I’m excited to be partnering up with DK Canada in honour of our LEGO Challenge and the release of one of their new books – LEGO Play Book, which they sent to me to review! Brand new to the LEGO book collection, this is a must have for any LEGO fanatic – young …

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DK Garden Friends

DK Readers

If you are looking for engaging and appealing books for early readers, DK Canada has a huge collection. The books cover topics for everyone: Ballerinas Lego Friends Lego Superheroes and Villains Angry Birds Star Wars Indiana Jones Volcanoes Firefighters Animals Astronauts and so many more! In fact, they have over 150 titles to choose from, ranging …

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SmartSeries Books

In 2010, I wrote about the book series, The Complete Canadian Curriculum. At the time, I had just discovered these books (by accident) and thought they’d be a great addition to a Canadian homeschool curriculum. I was recently contacted by the distributor of the series and they let me know all about their expanded collection of …

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