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...
World Read Aloud Day 2021

World Read Aloud Day 2021

“If every parent understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent- and every adult caring for a child-read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in our lives, we...
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,...
Books to spread joy and cheer

Books to spread joy and cheer

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – The Hobbit Breathing in the brisk air, the smell of pine as we walk through our front door, baking cookies, and twinkling lights – the holiday season is...
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,...