Dog-Eared: May 2015

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes recently spoke beautifully on diversity and character-driven stories. Great music video promoting paper over digital books for The Book Man in Chilliwack. “I’m all about them books, no Kindle” http://youtu.be/Zz4tjFG2W98 An artist takes on the challenge of removing stigma by visually presenting the challenges of mental …

Review: 100 Great Children's Picturebooks by Martin Salisbury

Hardcover, 216 pages Published May 5th 2015 by Laurence King Publishing Source: Raincoast Books This compendium of picturebooks* is as the backcopy describes it: “a visual feast.” Martin Salisbury who collected the titles is careful not to attach any absolutes to this list (it’s 100 Great instead of 100 Best) …

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars – where we judge books by their covers and their back copy. It’s honestly what we all do when we go to bookstores and libraries – and it’s honestly surprising how much we actually judge a book by it’s cover! Join in in the comments! 🙂 Set …

Swashbucking European Romances: The Prisoner of Zenda, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Man in the Iron Mask

When we decided to have a Reverse Crossover Month, my first thought was of all the oldie goldies written over the past two centuries or so. You know the ones: Little Women, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Anne of Green Gables and the like; books written not for children but for the whole family, read enthusiastically …