Kate recently enjoyed My Dog Banana by Roxane Brouillard, a children's picture book that is equal parts silly and sophisticated. Here is her review:
Explore Canadian heritage through these works that depict a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. They reflect and celebrate social values such as tolerance, fairness, courage and resourcefulness.
Julie recently enjoyed The Apollo Murders, written by Canada's favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield. Here is her short but sweet review:
Even though we just beginning to dip our toes into the holiday season, library staff are busy prepping for new year by researching and getting orders in for the titles that will be must-reads in 2022. It goes without saying that all of the usual suspects will be well-represented (James Patterson, Danielle Steel, JD Robb, David Baldacci, Robyn Carr, etc.) but readers should also take note of the following fifteen releases that are perhaps less expected, but still hotly anticipated.
Kristin recently enjoyed The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott, a powerful novel of historical fiction set in aftermath of WWI. Here is Kristin's review:
In this unforgettable debut novel, Caroline Scott has gifted us with an immensely powerful tale, highlighting the anguish of broken families left behind in the wake of World War I.
For me, Remembrance Day is a day of quiet reflection. It is a day where I think about the sacrifices that all military personnel (both past and present) have made for the freedoms we as Canadians enjoy, for their friends, families, and countries around the world. For children, Remembrance Day often means an assembly, some reading, and a lesson about what Remembrance Day is and means to them. Below are some of my go to choices to share with patrons who are looking to read about Remembrance Day at home with their children:
Ontario observes an annual Treaties Recognition Week the first week in November. This is a time for all Canadians to learn about the importance of the treaties and treaty relationships that shape Ontario.
Karen recently enjoyed A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones, a great choice for Stephanie Plum fans. Here is her review:
Patricia recently enjoyed Our Table, a children's picture book by Peter H. Reynolds that follows a young girl who is determined to reconnect her family after they drifted to separate interests and areas of the house.
Marg recently enjoyed The Night She Disappeared, the new psychological thriller by fan favourite Lisa Jewell. Here is her review:
Lisa Jewell is a favorite author of mine so I was excited to read her latest offering The Night She Disappeared and as usual I was not disappointed. This story has a captivating and intricately woven plot that kept me on the edge of my seat.