Terry recommends Canada 365 to anyone that loves starting their day with a little piece of Canadian trivia.
Beautifully illustrated over 400 photographs, this book shows what happened on this day in Canada–from January 1 to December 31–from historical turning points to the odd and unusual, to milestones in sports, business, politics and entertainment.
We have 10 copies on hand at 50% off the regular price.
A successful fundraiser was organized by Mill Street Books who invited Charlotte Gray to make a presentation about her new book The Promise of Canada. As Charlotte preserves our Canadian history in her books, the $450 which was raised will assist the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in preserving local artifacts.
Local author Nancy Higham has a new story of adventure for Murray Mouse and his family entitled The School Mice and the Summer Vacation. This is the third book she has written. They are gentle stories to read aloud with children.
Have you heard the news? The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis is becoming a movie! The Breadwinner is being produced in association with Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Jolie Pas Productions and is scheduled for completion in Summer 2017.
The first book in the Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.
Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write.
One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.
As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.
Annikins are miniature books made especially for children—small enough to fit into tiny hands and pockets. Some are stories original in this edition, and some are adapted from large-format Annick titles by a wide variety of authors and illustrators. Check out our selection.
We will meet Wednesday June 15 at 7:00pm to discuss one of my newest favourites, The Heaviness of Things That Float by Jennifer Manuel. Excellent writing and insightful, Jennifer Manuel skilfully depicts the lonely world of Bernadette, a woman who has spent the last forty years living alone on the periphery of a remote West Coast First Nations reserve, serving as a nurse for the community.
All welcome. Call to let me know you are coming or if you have questions. A casual get together lasting about 1 hour.