Non-medieval historical novels

Let’s talk a bit about non-medieval historical novels, because there are, after all, a lot of other periods in history, right? Elizabeth George Speare’s The Bronze Bow is set in Roman-occupied Palestine about two thousand years ago. David, our protagonist, has abandoned his grandmother and younger sister to join freedom fighters …

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 …