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At the Beach

What do you think of when someone mentions Australia? Odds are, tanned surfers and beautiful sandy beaches are among the first images that pop into your mind (and great white sharks, though maybe that’s just me). 521 more words

This Month's Theme

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta: A Discussion

Hardcover, 508 pages
Published February 9th 2010 by Candlewick Press
Source: Purchased

I have a curious history with Finnikin of the Rock. Back when I was still a teenager, back before I became as prolific a reader as I am today, not very many afters I had come to Canada, I asked my sister in law to take me to Burnaby Public Library because their collection of YA novels was far superior to the library near my house. 755 more words


Hello, Baby!

Mem Fox is a children’s services legend. She is a passionate early literacy educator and advocate whose books can be found on library shelves around the world. 531 more words


Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: A FanGirl Discussion

Hardcover, 260 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: Purchased

In a recent Cover Wars post, we warred over the cover of Cath Crowley’s upcoming novel ( 1,259 more words


Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 17th 2016 by Amulet Books
Source: Library

  1. I didn’t specifically plan to read Devil and the Bluebird specifically for performing arts month.
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Drum Dream Girl

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Sometimes just living your true self can be the most remarkable act of rebellion, and this simple act can change the world around you. 228 more words


Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile: Experiencing One Work in Three Different Mediums

The Manga

Volumes 1-25
Published in English by Del Rey

Some would argue that because this work is originally a manga, this medium is the best one for it but I would have to respectfully disagree for reasons I will get into later because right now we should really introduce you to… 978 more words