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...
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...
Bookshops

Bookshops

This year has been a big year for books! When the world shut down, we turned to books for comfort and the power of stories. This season when you are looking to buy books you can help our indie bookshops by buying from them directly or by using Bookshop. Bookshop...
Scary Stories to Share Together

Scary Stories to Share Together

Telling scary stories is something people have done for thousands of years, for most of us like being scared in that way. Since there isn’t any danger, we think it is fun.”― Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Reading on your own in the warmth of...
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...