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“Bend words. Stretch them, squash them, mash them up, fold them. Turn them over or swing them upside down. Make up new words. Leave a place for the strange and downright impossible ones. Use ancient words. Hold on to the gangly, silly, slippy, truthful, dangerous, out-of-fashion ones.”
It has been an exciting year with so many breathtaking, inspirational, and captivating books to read. We couldn’t settle for a top 10. Below are our Top 24 picture books of 2017…
It’s day two of The Shark Dog Winter Blog Tour. For us, it’s a real treat to be involved, because Ged Adamson’s books are well-loved in our household, from our very first read of Douglas, You Need Glasses! Like the adorable dog Douglas, Shark Dog is full of energy and positivity.
This year marks the beginning of the Bookstagram Choice Awards—founded by Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Charnaie, from @hereweeread. The best books from a number of different categories will be chosen by experienced bookstagrammers. I’m honoured to be one of the selectors.
If I Had a Little Dream, it would be to explore the curious and colourful worlds created by Melissa Castrillón. Open the cover of a book illustrated by her and you’re opening the door to a wish, to wonder, where you can wander. Melissa’s work takes reality and embellishes it with imagination, layers upon layers of […]
“We can choose to be grateful, no matter what.” —Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Making the choice to be grateful can be difficult at times, but it doesn’t have to be. The daily choices we make are more than often small everyday instances. Cultivating gratitude starts by small means, like sitting down at the end of a day, looking around and finding joy in […]
No act of kindness is ever wasted…Wherever there is a human being; there is an opportunity to be kind…Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless…A little spark of kindness can put a colossal burst of sunshine into someone’s day…Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know […]
Broomsticks, jack-o’-lanterns, haunted houses, tricks and treats, ghostly games, neighbourhood parties, skeletons, Frankenstein, candy corn… the list goes on. All things fun and fearsome come out at Halloween. There are children who countdown the days until that frightfully fantastic night when they get to dress up as anything imaginable, hang out with family and friends, […]
“I am a part of everything that I have read.”
— Theodore Roosevelt.