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Thinking Books, Not Tidy Books

by Jessie Jones

A recommended reading list by Jessie Jones, whose The Fool is a finalist for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry at the QWF Literary Awards. 

New Picture Books + Classroom Ideas

by Spencer Miller

You are never too old for picture books. I found a renewed interest in picture books while taking a course in children’s literature at university. As …

Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Angelique Lalonde

We're pleased to share this Chat with Angelique Lalonde, a 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist for her short story collection Glorious Frazzled Beings …

Powerful Stories That Matter

by Lucy E. M. Black

A recommended reading list by the author of new novel Stella's Carpet.

Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our special coverage of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize is Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, whose novel The Son of the House (Dundurn) is a finalist. …

Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Omar El Akkad

by Trevor Corkum

Omar El Akkad's novel, What Strange Paradise (McClelland & Stewart), is a 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist.

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Notes from a Children's Librarian: The Power of Oral Language

by Julie Booker

Books on stuttering, speech writing, the loss of indigenous language, and the power of speaking up.

Shattering Effects: Living With Violence and War

by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt

A recommended reading list by the author of Peacekeeper's Daughter: A Middle East Memoir.

Love Stories: A People and Planet Affair

by Arno Kopecky

A recommended reading list by Arno Kopecky, whose latest book is The Environmentalist's Dilemma

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A Note of Appreciation: Ontario Public Library Week

by Linda Ludke

Anyone who works in a library will undoubtedly have stories to tell about memorable items dropped off in book return chutes — in addition to books. …

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