Welcome to Speculative Fiction Month (A.K.A. The Spectrum of Written Fictional Works)

We here at The Book Wars work by monthly themes because it keeps our reading and reviewing somewhat in focus (unless powerful forces like Publishing Houses request our attention and then… we sell out because we love them). This generally allows us to delve into some interesting niche topics and …

Interview with Judith Saltman

This month, Canadian literature month, we thought we’d interview the chair of our Master’s in Children’s Literature program and favourite lecturer, Professor Judith Saltman (known to us as Judi). Judi specializes in Canadian children’s literature and is the founder the Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books (English) website/archive  which is a wonderful resource …

Welcome to Canada!

Yep, that’s right – January’s theme is Canadian children’s literature. Welcome to Canada! Canada is home to a wealth of authors and illustrators, and our discussion of all things Canadian children’s literature may or may nor include mention of such authors/illustrators extraordinaire as Ann Blades Paulette Bourgeois Elizabeth Cleaver Stefan …