BC Yukon Bookmail with Julie Flett & Joy Kogawa

BC Yukon Bookmail with Julie Flett & Joy Kogawa

“The handwriting in the letter was as even as waves along the beach, row on row of neat curls and dots, perfect pebbles and shells on an ordered shore.”― Joy Kogawa A tree, a seed, a kind elderly friend, these things hold generations of stories. The anticipation and...
The Rock From the Sky by Jon Klassen

The Rock From the Sky by Jon Klassen

The master of the side eye returns! At first sight, this turtle might look familiar but this one comes packing much attitude! Change of hat or different turtle, you decide. Which is one of the reasons we love Klassen books so much after all, isn’t it?  The characters...
2020 – The Year We Protected Childhood

2020 – The Year We Protected Childhood

“I think it is unnatural to think that there is such a thing as a blue-sky, white-clouded happy childhood for anybody. Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it. Because if one thing goes wrong or anything goes wrong, and usually something goes wrong,...
Vote in Kid Lit 2020

Vote in Kid Lit 2020

“There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter.”  Barack Obama These newly published picture books are a great way to start the conversation on the reasons we vote and why it’s so important. The election is just around the corner,...
Banned Books

Banned Books

It’s banned book week! Today looks different from the days when The Paper Bag Princess was challenged for being “anti-family”. The banned books in our home arrived because we love reading. Most are considered classics, and as I placed them together...
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there...