Picture Books with Big Feelings

These last eighteen months have been a rollercoaster of emotions and I have ridden a few of them. Swept up in a terrible mood, tightness in your chest, a sadness that lingers longer than we want – these can be big yet normal feelings. Picture books can be a...
Books for an Endless Summer

Books for an Endless Summer

We are soaking in all the summer we can and yes, summer does feel different this year. We want to catch sunsets, swim in the clear lakes with our eyes open, have chlorinated tea parties with friends, and late-night sticky smores’ with family. We want to fill our...
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,...