Mermaid School – Book Review

School is always fun when you're a mermaid! But probably everything is fun when you're a mermaid. Thanks to Penguin Randomhouse for the review copy! ...
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P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever – Book Review

I'm sure you've seen this book around on social media - I'm here to tell you it lives up to the hype! ...
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The Day War Came – Book Review

The Day War Came is a heartbreaking story. And an important one. Thank you to Candlewick Press for sending me this review copy ...
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Snazzy Cat Capers – Review and Giveaway

"There are only three things you really need in life: a big dream, a terrific plan, and a fabulous shoe collection." -Ophelia von Hairball V, Snazzy Cat Capers ...
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T. Rex Time Machine – Book Review

What do you call a dinosaur with one eye? Do-you-think-he-saurus! ...
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Copy Cat – Book Review

"Stop copying me!" - Me, all the time growing up. "Stop copying me!" - My brothers, every time I said that. Thanks to Nosy Crow for the review copy! ...
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Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse – Book Review

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse. Or does he? Thanks to Dial Books for the review copy! ...
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The Other Dog – Book Review

The Other Dog has arrived - and Touche is not amused ...
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Claris: the Chicest Mouse in Paris – Book Review

Claris: the Chicest Mouse in Paris is our newest tiny fashion icon! We love her! ...
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The Golden Glow – Book Review

The Golden Glow is one of those books where the title really describes the contents - this book truly glows ...
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Lola Dutch – Book Review

Lola Dutch is a little bit much. But that's what makes life interesting! Lola is totally the definition of "extra." ...
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Square – Book Review

Barnett and Klassen had another book baby! And we're in love! Thanks to Candlewick Press for the review copy! ...
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Megabat – Book Review

Megabat is the first book my daughter has forbidden me to review - she loved it so much she said she was the only one allowed to say anything about it! ...
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A House That Once Was – Book Review

A House That Once Was, but is no more ...
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The Brilliant Deep – Book Review

This kaleidoscopic wonder shows us how we can help our beautiful planet stay that way ...
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#ExploreEveryDay with Lonely Planet – Reviews and Giveaway

The weather is finally beautiful here and that means we are loving being out and exploring! Check out these great titles to help chronicle your adventures from Lonely Planet, and enter to win one yourself! ...
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Be Kind – Book Review

Be Kind is a touching story about how we can all be a little nicer to each other ...
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Alma and How She Got Her Name – Book Review

Alma and How She Got Her Name is a wonderful book showing how a name we carry in the present can pay tribute to those that came before us. Thank you to Candlewick Press for ...
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Seven Easter Books for Kids

Easter is right around the corner! If you want to cool it on the candy and put something a little more substantial in those Easter Baskets, I've got the perfect list for you! ...
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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World – Book Review

In honour of International Women's Day, here is one of my new ultimate all-time favourite books highlighting the bravery of some amazing young women ...
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Big Bunny – Book Review

This book is for all the parents who try and read a book, and are promptly told they are doing it "wrong." ...
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The Big Bed – Book Review

This book about a girl weaseling her way into bed with her parents hit a little close to home for us! Haha! ...
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After the Fall – Book Review

Once in a while I'll read a picture book that, through picture and text, takes my breath away. This is one of those books ...
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Penguin’s Christmas Wish – Book Review

Penguin's Christmas Wish is an adorable story about how Christmas isn't about material things, but about those we love ...
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas – Book Review

Ho, Ho, Hold on! Santa's sleigh is getting super-charged! ...
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Say Zoop – Book Review

Say Zoop! And RAHHH. And Oh! Oh! Oh! ...
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Sleep Tight Farm – Book Review

This delightful story shows us the best ways to tuck a farm in to bed ...
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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King – Book Review

Jack and the Beanstalk has never been so exciting ...
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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse – Book Review

I love books. Obviously. And I also love to talk about books. But it has been quite a while since I was THIS eager to tell everyone I know about a fabulous book. THIS BOOK ...
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Don’t Blink – Book Review

Are you ready for the most intense challenge of your entire life? ...
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Professional Crocodile – Book Review

You're going to want to snap up this adorable Professional Crocodile! ...
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How It Feels to Be a Boat – Book Review

How It Feels to Be a Boat gives you a hint as to what being a boat is like... but tells you more about what it's like to be a human ...
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Pete With No Pants – Book Review

Meet my new friend, Pete With No Pants. Because I mean, is there anyone who really wants to wear pants? ...
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This Is How We Do It – Book Review

This Is How We Do It should be in every classroom, home, and library! So get to it! ...
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Penguins Love Colors – Book Review

Penguins Love Colors is an adorable story of colourful love. My daughter loved it a little too much ...
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Raincoast Books Spring #PlayTestShare Review and Giveaway

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Raincoast's #PlayTestShare, where I get to show you super awesome games, puzzles, and books, and you get the chance to win one! ...
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Fish Girl – Book Review

Fish Girl is a layered and surprisingly dark graphic novel is a fascinating twist on the classic mermaid story ...
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The Journey that Saved Curious George – Book Review

Curious about Curious George? You should be ...
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Beyond the Pond – Book Review

Bored boy goes on mysterious adventure to the center of the Earth... or beyond? ...
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The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear and Illustrated by Chris Turnham - reviewed by Erin Rolfson from Quillable.ca - A beautiful winter children's book

The Wish Tree – Book Review

A truly magical book ...
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Picture Book Leave Me Alone Vera Brosgol Review by Erin @ Quillable.ca

Leave Me Alone! – Book Review

The perfect book for people who love knitting, goats, and escape routes through wormholes ...
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12 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Read Them - Picture Book Roundup by Erin @ Quillable.ca

12 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Read Them

In honour of the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them I’ve put together a little list of some fantastic beasts... and where to find them! If there's one thing I love in ...
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Mighty Jack Ben Hatke

Mighty Jack – Book Review

We all know the story. Jack buys beans. Jack grows beanstalk. Jack goes on adventure. …But what if the beanstalk fought back? ...
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The Storybook Knight Helen Thomas Docherty

The Story Book Knight – Book Review

Fellow nerds, our moment has arrived. Behold: a book about a bookworm who uses books to save the day! ...
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Let's Celebrate Diwali Anjali Joshi Tim Palin

Let’s Celebrate Diwali – Book Review

Diwali is the festival of light... Title: Let’s Celebrate Diwali Author: Anjali Joshi Illustrator: Tim Palin Rating: 8 Readability: 9 Source: Bharat Babies for review Description: Meet Harini's multi-cultural class in this children's book aimed at kids aged ...
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How to Catch the Tooth Fairy Adam Wallace Andy Elkerton

How to Catch the Tooth Fairy – Book Review

Mousetraps. Venus fly traps. Tooth floss spider webs. Cardboard boxes. Gotta catch em all! ...
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Hooray for Halloween Curious George

Hooray for Halloween – Book Review

'Tis the season for a mildly spooky Curious George story! ...
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Pierre the Maze Detective search and find book

Pierre the Maze Detective – Book (and Colouring Book) Review

Get lost in this incredible search, find, and solve maze mystery. Title: Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone Author: Chihiro Maruyama Translator: Emma Sakamiya Illustrator: Hiro Kamigaki and IC4 Design Rating: 11 ...
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A Beetle is Shy Dianna Hutts Aston Sylvia Long

A Beetle is Shy – Book Review

A kaleidoscopic beetle-tastic non-fiction extravaganza ...
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Bera the One-Headed Troll – Book Review

Bera is no electric-haired, belly button bejeweled, run of the mill troll. She's a hero ...
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Rude Cakes Rowboat Watkins book review

Rude Cakes – Book Review

A scrumptious and surprising tale of pleases and pastries ...
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75th Anniversary Edition of Curious George

75th Anniversary Curious George – Book Review

Kidnapping. Near-drowning. Theft. Jail time. Curious about this thriller of a book? Read on, dear friends! ...
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Are We There Yet Nina Laden Adam McCauley

Are We There Yet – A Review

Ah, the age old question. ARE WE THERE YET??? ...
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You’re a Crab! A Moody Day Book – A Review

Did the author of this book interview my kid or something? This story is based on my life ...
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The Coal Thief & The Egg Thief – Reviews

Prepare for a quaint little jaunt into 1920s America ...
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The Secret Garden – A Review

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ...
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Hippopotamister – A Review

My daughter’s first comic book/graphic novel. And one of my new FAVOURITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME ...
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Flora and the Peacocks – A Review

This wordless book has left me speechless ...
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Cozy Classics – Pride and Prejudice & Great Expectations – A Review

They’re cozy. And they’re classics. And they are the most adorable things I've ever seen. What more do you need? ...
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A Perfect Father’s Day – A Review

Hilarity ensues when a 4 year old plans a Father’s Day outing. Obviously ...
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Letters to My Dad – A Review

Dear Dad: You’re gunna cry ...
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Gator Dad – A Review

A book that makes being a Dad seem like no big deal. In a good way ...
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Tell Me a Tattoo Story – A Review

I totally cried during this book. About tattoos, of all things. Curse Alison McGhee! That woman just has my number! ...
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Father’s Day Books Giveaway

We can't let Moms have all the literary fun! Time for a giveaway for Dads! ...
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There Is a Tribe of Kids – A Review

There is a hoard of books. This one is its leader ...
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May the Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Books Reviews

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! I've put together a little post with some of our favourite scruffy-looking, kid-friendly, nerf-herding books ...
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Goodnight Mr. Darcy – A Review

A picture book that is secretly as much for the parent’s enjoyment as it is the kid’s? Goodnight! ...
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Someday – A Review

Looking for a Mother's Day gift that's sure to make her cry? Have I got a book for you! ...
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The Gruffalo – A Review

Trying to find a children's book to read that doesn't make you want to gouge your eyes out? Behold, the Gruffalo ...
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14 Books for Your Little Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (which is also my anniversary, thankyouverymuch) I’ve compiled a list of our family’s favourite children’s books about love ...
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