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Category Archives: Avid Reader

The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle By Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell Or how I spent the better part of a day… I am in love with this book! It was a very well chosen present from my husband this Christmas, and I ended up spending the better part of a day reading it. I could not put...
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Deborah’s list of last minute gifts…BOOKS!

For all the last minute shoppers out there… Christmas is fast approaching - only a few days left! Do you have all your gifts ready? Or are there still a few last minute items left on your list? If so, here are a few suggestions to help ease some of that last minute stress you might...
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After Alice by Gregory Maguire

On October 27, exactly 150 years after Lewis Carroll first published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Gregory Maguire’s After Alice was released. This time, however, our trip through Wonderland isn’t with Alice, but with her friend, Ada, who fell down the rabbit-hole shortly after Alice did. I must admit, I became very excited when I heard...
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The Booker prize short list has been announced!

It's that time of year again! The Booker prize short list has been announced!  It's the time of year when the long list of potential winners is narrowed down to the shortlist - in other words, reading time. According to Ion Trewin, the late literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, the main criteria for winning...
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Moo, Baa, La La La, and other board books by Sandra Boynton

Well, in honour of my sister-in-law, and fellow military spouse, being pregnant, I thought I would devote this review to some of my favourite stories to share with babies and toddlers. Yes, you heard me - babies! A child is never too young to read to, and you help build important pre-literacy skills in your...
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