Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton My rating: 3 of 5 stars I can’t say this with any certainty but Owly has the feeling of being written for school-aged children. The pictures are sweet and the text is minimal but the stories themselves seem to have a moral […]

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The Arrival by Shaun Tan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The universal human experience of moving or migrating is beautifully illustrated in The Arrival. The fact that the story is told without words somehow brings more emphasis to the language of the new city where the main character travels to. Anyone who has travelled […]

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Book title: Jeffrey and Sloth Author: Kari-Lynn Winters and Ben Hodson Bibliographic entry Winters, K.-L., & Hodson, B. (2007). Jeffrey and Sloth. Victoria, Canada: Orca Book. Description Intimidated by the blank page, young author Jeffrey tries to write a story but can only draw.  He creates a sloth who comes to life and starts to give Jeffrey […]

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Book title: The Farm Team Author: Linda Bailey Bibliographic entry Bailey, L. (2006). The Farm Team. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press. Description The animals on Stolski’s farm haven’t won a hockey game against the Bush League bandits in 50 years but they haven’t lost hope of bringing home the Stolski cup.  With some teamwork and determination, […]

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Book title: Bats: Furry fliers of the night Author: Mary Kay Carson Bibliographic entry  Carson, M. K. (2012). Bats: Furry fliers of the night. Bookerella. Description This book app or bapp is a brand-new hybrid non-fiction book mixed with an ipad app.  It is broken into seven chapters starting with descriptions of bats and their habitats […]

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Book title:  In the snow: Who’s been here? Author:  Lindsay Barrett George Bibliographic entry Barrett George, L. (1995). In the snow: Who’s been here? New York, NY: Greenwillow Books. Description Barrett George explores North American winter animals through a simple repetitive theme.  The illustrations are very realistic and descriptive.  The book concludes with a fact sheet about each […]

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Book title:Just a second: A different way to look at time Author: Steve Jenkins Bibliographic entry Jenkins, S. (2011). Just a second: A different way to look at time. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Description  Jenkins provides infographic style pictures that focus on time: the history of time, comparisons with examples of different lengths of time starting […]

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