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Welcome to September!

AKA the Perfect Month! ✧・゚:*ヽ(◕ ヮ ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ The summer-fall transition means that, if you’re in Vancouver, you get a decent mix of sunshine and rain–which means Nafiza and I can stop arguing over whose idea the rain/sun was anyway. 235 more words

This Month's Theme

Edward the Emu

Edward the emu was sick of the zoo,
There was nowhere to go, there was nothing to do,
And compared to the seals that lived right next door,

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Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

OK, I’ll admit it, I’m going to cheat a little bit here. I know our theme this month is Australian children’s literature, and there are more than enough fantastic titles out there to fill up a month’s worth of blog posts. 386 more words

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Rules of Summer

It’s impossible to write about Australian children’s literature without considering at least one picture book by award-winning author/illustrator Shaun Tan. Tan grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, and currently resides in Melbourne. 813 more words

Review

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

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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

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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

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