#IMWAYR May 31, 2021

Hello everyone. It's #IMWAYR time again, when readers share what they have been reading and find out what others have been up to in the past week. Kathryn hosts the adult version of this meme at Book Date. Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers host the kidlit rendition. Whatever you are looking forward to in your next great read, these are fabulous places to start your search.

Hope you are all doing well. At our house, we are back into serious renovations. Walls have been knocked out. More are scheduled for this coming week. Then the electrician will come and change wiring. I am especially looking forward to getting rid of the wall that separates the kitchen from the dining and living rooms. On the down side, dust is now our constant companion. 

I have joined Sue Jackson at Book by Book for the 2021 Big Book Summer Challenge. This is my third or fourth time - it's hard to keep track of the years. It's lots of fun to tackle those monsters, then chat about them and make new friends.

Titles with a 🍁 indicate this is a Canadian or Indigenous Canadian Author and or Illustrator. 

Clicking on the title will take you to the Goodreads page of the book. 


2021 Big Book Summer Challenge
You would be forgiven for thinking, after chuckling at the end papers, that this would be a humorous book. After all, humans are identified like some kind of bird species.
When you actually get into the book, it becomes a fable with a profound lesson about environmental stewardship and climate change.
A little yellow warbler lives on an icy island in the far north. He enjoys watching the human visitors who come to the island. Then a fog settles over the land and stays. While the warbler continues to worry about it, he notices that other animals either don't notice it, adapt, or rationalize it away. Eventually Warbler connects with a little red-hooded human. The two of them send out messages into the rest of the world and when they start to get replies back, the fog begins to lift.
Kenard Pak's watercolour illustrations are the perfect complement to Kyo Maclear's text.

Whether it's a picture book or a novel, Matt de la Pena writes important books: books that make you think and challenge you to see the world through new eyes.
Milo and his sister are taking a long subway ride. He looks at the different people, imagines their stories and illustrates them in his notebook. When they reach their destination and one of the other riders is going to the same place as they are, he comes to realize that, "Maybe you can't really know anyone just by looking at their face."
I liked the contrast Christian Robinson shows between the people on the train and Milo's imagination. Milo reminded me of the characters from Ezra Jack Keats books.

Lentil Soup
 by Carole Tremblay, & Maurèen Poignonec 
October 12, 2021  🍁

This is a fun book about two brothers sitting down to eat their bowls of soup. The littlest one pesters his older sibling with questions about the ingredients. The back matter contains a recipe for the soup. Check out my blog post here to read more and see images of the artwork.

Wow! This book gobsmacked me.
Like the title explains, it's the story of Elgin Baylor's influence on basketball. It's set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. Baylor, by sitting out of games when they played in cities where blacks could stay in hotels or eat in restaurants, played his part in that movement. His actions led to the NBA commissioner asserting that no team would stay anywhere that practised segregation.
Frank Morrison's artwork is just stunning.

4  stars

If Bees Disappeared
by Lily Williams March 16, 2021

This provides a simplified look at the role bees play as a global keystone species. The back matter includes a glossary, additional information about honeybee in trouble, an author's note, and a bibliography. I especially appreciate the page, How You Can Help Save Bees. It's full of things ordinary people can do.

A young Metis boy works with his grandfather to research and write a report on Louis Riel and the fur trade. This book and the rich paintings by Sheldon Dawson provide information about the Metis people and this famous Canadian.
I'm not a fan of poetry in picture books. They are hard to do well. Deborah L Delaronde's poem kind of works here, but it interrupted the flow of the story for me.


This was a sweet story about baking, falling in love, and figuring out who you are. I ended up stopping reading to search for recipes. I liked that it had a recipe for sourdough buns at the end, but what I really wanted was the ravani! I liked the details in the art a lot, but the blue palette didn't work for me.

Every time I read a book by Lucy Knisley, I end up loving her and her work even more. This memoir deals with her experiences getting pregnant and having a baby. I connected to all of it. I'm thinking of getting this for my daughters in law, although now that I think of it, maybe I should get it for my sons instead.


Harvey is an adorable westie who runs away from his keeper when his family is away on vacation. He is found by Austin, a young boy who works after school at a retirement home. Austin is supposed to take Harvey to a shelter, but doesn't, and lies about it. Harvey spends his days at a care center for seniors. Through him Austin gets to know the cranky Mr Pickering who ends up telling him stories about living on the Canadian Prairies during the 1930's. Meanwhile, Maggie, Harvey's real owner, has returned from vacation and is searching for him.
I became so emotionally engaged in the different story lines that I ended up with leaking eyes.


My partner and some of our friends rave about Ruth Reichl. They argue over which book is best. I decided that this year I would read one. They told me to start with this.
I loved it. I loved the hilarity of the disguises, the ensuing retrospection, and the friendships. I loved learning what life as like as a food critic. I appreciated that what she shares with us here is about much more than food and restaurants. It’s about who we are and how we are with others.
I am also inspired by the recipes and trying to figure out what to try first. Cheesecake is calling me.


I finished listening to Pratchett's Raising Steam again. I'm not going to add anything more from what I said last week. 


This is what I have on the go:
Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath
Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore & Tim Gerard Reynolds (Narrator)
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
Bad Sister Charise Mericle Harper


Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland
Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh
Becoming by Michelle Obama


Anne's School Days by Kallie George
Bad Sister by Cherise Mericle Harper

#MustReadIn2021 16/25 one on the go

#MustReadNFIn2021 6/12 

#MustReadPBIn2021 33/100 

Big Book Summer Challenge one in progress

Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors 17/25

Books by Canadian Authors: 56/100

Canada Reads 2021 4/5 

Discworld Series 40/41 one on the go

Goodreads Reading Challenge: 206/333 

Lentil Soup Carole Tremblay, Maurèen Poignonec, (Illustrations) & Charles Simard (Translation)

Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. The English version will be released October 12, 2021 by Orca Book Publishers.

This delightful picture book tells the story of two brothers. When they sit down to eat some lentil soup, the younger one wants to know where it comes from. His older sibling gives him four multiple choice options. 

The soup is still too hot to eat so the little brother continues asking questions. He wants to know what's in the soup? Where does it come from? How does it grow? Why is is called that? His brother continues answering his queries - sometimes with more multiple choice answers and other times more directly. Eventually, the younger one starts answering them with his own wild surmises. 

I like a lot about this book.

I like that it is full of information about where food comes from and how it grows. It is loaded with humour - both in the story and in the illustrations. The multiple choice responses provide an interactive quality for readers. To crown it all off, there is a recipe in the back matter. 

I wish I knew more about Maurèen Poignonec's art. I love the gentle palette of pastel colours. Her cartoonish characters are adorable.

The book is available in both English and French so it's perfect for bilingual and French Canadian children. While you have to wait for October to read the English version, It was first published in French in March 2018. You might be able to find a copy of it now. 

#IMWAYR May 24th, 2021

Hello everyone. It's #IMWAYR time again, when readers share what they have been reading and find out what others have been up to in the past week. Kathryn hosts the adult version of this meme at Book Date. Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers host the kidlit rendition. Whatever you are looking forward to in your next great read, these are fabulous places to start your search.

It's Victoria Day Weekend here in Canada. For the past thirty odd years I have been getting together with a group of close women friends at a large cabin on the ocean. For the last two years it has been cancelled due to Covid 19. We have rescheduled this year for the end of September when we anticipate everyone will have had their second vaccination. I miss the intimacy and joy of being with my cherished friends. I miss the respite of being away from ordinary life. I don't miss long weekend ferry traffic. 

My garden is almost in. We just have to plant the basil seedlings and then it's weed, weed, weed, until harvest begins. It won't be long since the beans and zucchini are flowering and my raspberries and tomato plants have green fruit! 

I have been complaining that it feels very very dry this year. There have been attempts at rain, but it hasn't been much more than pretend. I decided to see how this year compares to previous Mays. The local average for this month is 58 mm (2.3 inches) of precipitation. So far this year we have had 1.9 mm (.074 inches). No wonder the earth is dry as a bone. I was digging in areas we don't water and discovered that there is not a hint of moisture for at least 25 centimetres. I hope we get plenty of rain in June (but not in the cherry season) because as it is, this sets us up for a very nasty fire season. 

Titles with a 🍁 indicate this is a Canadian or Indigenous Canadian Author and or Illustrator. 

Clicking on the title will take you to the Goodreads page of the book. 


Barnaby by Andrea Curtis & Kass Reich (Illustrator)

Stunning photographs pair up with poetry in this picture book about fog. Like other books by Sayre, the end papers are full of scientific information that connects to each page in the book. I had a bit of trouble with the poetry in this one. The rhythm and rhyme didn't quite work for me. I kept having to go back searching for a pattern that wasn't really there. I would like to have just read it as a poem.

4 stars

Weekend Dad
by Naseem Hrab & Frank Viva (Illustrations) August 1, 2020 🍁

When a young boy’s parents separate, he spends the weekends with his father. This book details his first experience of this. At first it’s uncomfortable and scary, but then he and his Dad do the same things they always do on the weekend. Two achingly sweet bits make this book noteworthy. First, the boy leaves his stuffy behind so his father won’t be lonely. Second, the father gives his son a letter reminding him of his love. The muted artwork by Frank Viva has a graphic novel vibe.

A fox takes a fantastical journey across the world's oceans in search of a rare aquatic plant. The labeled diagrams provide information about real underwater plants. Check out my blog post here to read more and see images of the artwork.

The rhyming poetry works like a charm in this counting picture book. Not only will readers learn numbers, there is also a message here about acknowledging and celebrating the ways in which we are both different and the same. Check out my blog post here to read more and see images of the artwork.

5 stars

by Andrea Curtis & Kass Reich (Illustrator) April 15, 2021 🍁

This book has hidden depths that I overlooked initially. At least for me it did. I discovered a kind of darkness beneath my first impression of it being a metaphor for sibling rivalry. If I was still doing critical literacy workshops with picture books I would add this one to my collection of titles. Check out my blog post here to read more and see images of the artwork.


I had a hard time at the beginning of this book when Nala, the protagonist, pretended to be someone she wasn't, just to get a boy's interest. I have known women who do this. So I cheated and read the ending. I liked the way it turned out so I decided to go back and read it all to find out how it got there. Some people think doing this is a travesty, but for me, life is too short to read a book I won't like.

Ok, so this is Renée Watson and I should have known better.

Nala is a character I came to adore. She's got lots to teach all of us at any age about how to love ourselves. I love her positive attitude towards her big body. I love her relationships with her grandmother and the other folks at the center where they live. I liked that this book celebrates being who you are, and that you don't have to be a specific kind of person. I adore the depth Renée Watson gives to all her characters.

This is probably a YA title, but because there is nothing more than kissing in it, I would happily purchase it for grade six and seven students to read.


I had never heard of Duchess Goldblatt before someone recommended this for our book club title. I doubt I would have picked it up otherwise, but I'm glad to have read it. You know how sometimes, when you finish a book, your heart feels full? This is one of those. 
It integrates the life of the imaginary character of Duchess Goldblatt with the author's own life. 

Ethan Lou, a Canadian journalist, set off to visit his dying grandfather and other family in China for the 2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations. It in was supposed to be the first leg of a vacation that would take him travelling around the world. He got caught up in the beginning of the Covid 19 epidemic. Travelling through Asia and Europe, he writes of the virus' impact at both a personal and societal level. He references previous world pandemics like the Black Plague and the Spanish Flu and shows how each one transformed the world. 
Since Covid has led to a paradigm shift in how diseases are spread, some of the science he writes about has changed, but aside from that, this is a fascinating read. 


I finally finished this, but I took so long to read it that I decided to start over again and listen it without so many interruptions.

I like that so many characters from across the Discworld (aside from the witches) make an appearance in it. I like that even here at the end of his life, Pratchett introduces a new character, Dick Simnel. Dick is a self taught engineer who  invents the steam locomotive. Sir Harry King, the wealthy sanitary entrepreneur, pairs up with him to develop the railway. The development of it in the Discworld parallels many of the same issues as the development of the railway in the real world. There are difficulties crossing different kinds of terrain. There is even the pounding in of the last golden spike upon completion. There are issues of job losses as one kind of technology supplants another. There are worries about wildlife and farm animals on the tracks. 

At the same time as the railway is being developed, the king of the Dwarves is having problems with a fundamental sect who are trying to stop the rest of the Dwarves from moving forward. The group engages in numerous terrorist attacks culminating in a coup at the Dwarf palace while the king is away. The railway, even though it is unfinished, is enlisted to get him home to deal with the uprising as fast as possible. While this novel is full of adventure, battles, and political intrigue, it highlights the folly and danger inherent in letting any kind of fundamental religious faction have power over ordinary citizens. 

This is the last book published before Pratchett died, and the second to last in the Discworld collection. In it Pratchett shows us how much the Discworld has progressed from the beginning. Immigrants, (trolls, dwarves and goblins) are not just there to do the jobs that the rest of the population don't want to do. They are are considered people integrated into and influence the rest of Ankh Morpork society. 


This is what I have on the go:

Bloom by Kevin Panetta
Harvey Comes Home by Colleen Nelson
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl


Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley
Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath


Anne's School Days by Kallie George
Lentil Soup by Carole Tremblay, & Maurèen Poignonec
Bad Sister by Cherise Mericle Harper

#MustReadIn2021 14/25

#MustReadNFIn2021 5/12 

#MustReadPBIn2021 32/100 

Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors 16/25

Books by Canadian Authors: 53/100

Canada Reads 2021 4/5 

Discworld Series 40/41 

Goodreads Reading Challenge: 196/333 

Barnaby by Andrea Curtis & Kass Reich (Illustrator)

Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. It was released April 15, 2021 by Owlkids Books.

Barnaby, a beautiful blue budgie, lives with a nice lady who feeds him "sunflower seeds and sweet mangos." He spends most of his time in a golden cage with activities there to entertain him. When the nice lady gets home, he is released from his cage to fly about the house. Barnaby enjoys his treats and "nuzzling his feathers against her neck."

Life seems sublime, but then the nice lady brings home a yellow budgie to be a friend for Barnaby. Barnaby is not impressed. He acts out and is punished. When he is next allowed out of his cage, Barnaby flies out the window.

Out in the wide world Barnaby ends up lost. Luckily he is befriended by a flock of birds who show him how to survive in the wild. He learns to be less self centered and begins to see beauty in the world around him. 

Still, he did not forget his kind lady and continued to search for his old home.

At first I saw Barnaby's reaction to the new budgie as something akin to the jealousy of an older sibling when a new baby enters the family. On the surface, it certainly seems like that. The behaviour parallels are genuine. Like in families, after a few initial issues, older children learn to love their baby siblings.

The thing is, I had a hard time with the fact that Barnaby was in a cage. I can't imagine keeping a dog or cat inside a cage while I am at work. Even the guinea pig we once owned had free range of our house. My discomfort lingered days after I finished reading this book. No matter how gilded it was, or how kind the lady was, it was still a cage. What if Barnaby wasn't so much upset at having a new sibling, as he was at having this new bird also kept in a cage? Barnaby's escape, and the help he had from a community of birds to live with that freedom, feels like an important message to me about how we humans can help each other get out of our own cages. 

I liked this book a lot. I like that it made me think much more than I expected it to. I like that Barnaby grew and developed to become a better 'person' through his adventures. I like that the ending leaves me wondering what Barnaby is planning. I like that I'm left with all kinds of questions about what home and freedom mean. 

I loved Kass Reich's artwork. It is serenely beautiful. I can imagine hanging a print or two on my walls. I searched the internet to find out more about her process. Here is what I learned: "She does a majority of her work by hand using acrylic and watercolour paint, adding further details in Photoshop. She makes a point to preserve all the charming imperfections that come with illustration done by hand. she works primarily with graphite, colored pencils and gouache." She states, "I use graphite for work in grayscale and gouache paint layered with colored pencil for my work in color. The more texture the better!"

I hope all readers find this picture book as fascinating as I did. I sure wish I had a group of students to read this with.  

We Are All Under One Wide Sky by Deborah Wiles & Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator)

Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. It will be released June 15, 2021 by Sounds True.

It's a good idea to preorder this one.

In rhyming poetry, this counting book begins with the title of the book. Each new page shows increasing numbers of things up to ten. Then the numbers decrease to one again. Under one wide sky is a repeated refrain. I am not always a fan of rhyming poetry in picture books. It is hard to do well. Happily, this one is brilliant. I liked it so well I read it out loud to myself a number of times. Of course I was appreciating the illustrations at the same time. 

Each time we come to Under one wide sky, we see a group of diverse children having fun together. 

The other pages feature children from around the world in their unique cultural backgrounds. Readers see distinct architecture, plants and animals in each of these vignettes. 

At the same time as readers are learning about counting and numbers, they are also learning an important message about being in the world with others. The combination of words and illustrations show that while we might have some differences, in the more important things, we are the same. We all have loving relationships with our families, nature, and the sky itself. The genius of this book is that it encourages us to acknowledge and celebrate all of these things. 

As you can see from these sample illustrations, Andrea Stegmaier's illustrations bring those messages home. I couldn't find anything about how she created these images, but I did find this about her process, "I draw a lot. I draw digital and traditional, straight lines and wonky lines, serious and funny things, animals and people, houses and plants, simply everything." 

If you aren't convinced yet that you that you need this book, let me tell you that the ending makes it also a lovely bedtime book. Little ones are certain to have sweet dreams after reading it. 

Constellation of the Deep by Benjamin Flouw

Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. It will be released June 8, 2021 by Tundra Books. 

Benjamin Flouw highlights the beauty and expansive diversity of the oceans in this informative picture book. 

Fox and his cousin, Wolf, are walking along a beach path. Fox is fascinated by all the plants he finds. A seagull, overhearing their conversation, tells the pair about the Constellation of the Deep, a rare ocean plant. Fox determines to find it. He puts on his diving suit and makes sure to bring his underwater camera. While Wolf is admiring seashore life, Fox heads off into the ocean. He traverses different kinds of ocean habitats. He explores underwater meadows, kelp forests, coral reefs, mountains, deep holes and underwater cliffs. 

He asks different animals about the rare plant and eventually a grouper agrees to show him where it is. 

Whether or not it is the Constellation of the Deep, they certainly discover something. Just when Fox is about to take a picture, he realizes that his camera is missing. 

On his way home, Fox rescues a whale trapped in abandoned fishing nets. In turn the whale helps him return to shore. 

There is much I love about this book. I appreciate the environmental focus. I like the pages of labeled diagrams naming the different plants and animals found in the different habitats. 

On my first read I was a bit distracted by Fox's journey from a kelp forest found in cooler waters, to a coral reef found in much warmer temperatures. As soon as I let go of this quibble, I appreciated Fox's fantastical journey across and into the different oceans of the world. I ended up admiring how much the author teaches us about ocean stewardship in this picture book. 

Benjamin Flouw states that he begins by sketching out ideas and then finishes them up in photoshop. He mixes geometric shapes, patterns, textures and light to create images that range from peaceful to dramatic. 

I discovered that this is a sequel to The Golden Glow, a story of Fox heading out on a search for a rare land plant. Alas my library doesn't carry it, but I found this video of someone reading it.

I wonder where Benjamin Flouw will send Fox next?


#IMWAYR May 17, 2021

Hello everyone. It's #IMWAYR time again, when readers share what they have been reading and find out what others have been up to in the past week. Kathryn hosts the adult version of this meme at Book Date. Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers host the kidlit rendition. Whatever you are looking forward to in your next great read, these are fabulous places to start your search.

I am excited. We are picking up our new washer and dryer today!

Titles with a 🍁 indicate this is a Canadian or Indigenous Canadian Author and or Illustrator. 

Clicking on the title will take you to the Goodreads page of the book. 


Snooze-O-Rama: The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep Maria Birmingham & Kyle Reed (Illustrator)

Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem by Lauren Soloy

Doug doesn't like hugs, so don't try to hug him. It doesn't mean he doesn't like you, he just doesn't like hugs (except from his mom.)
This is an ideal book to begin conversations about consent.

I was wowed by this duo's The Old Truck. This is even more powerful. It's got the aspect of time going by and people aging. It's got the passing on from one generation to the next. It's the focus on the environment and cleaning it up that is profound here. Thank you Linda B for introducing me to these.

5 stars

Evelyn del Rey Is Moving Away
by Meg Medina & Sonia Sanchez (illustrator) September 8, 2020

Two best friends must say goodbye because one of them is moving. They enjoy their last day together until the heartwrenching end when they have to part. I was heartbroken for them until I turned the to the last page that gives readers a sneak into the future.

Seo Kim's detailed illustrations are drop dead gorgeous. A Hmong family with a young girl move into a new neighbourhood. They begin a cautious relationship with the elderly neighbours across the street. Soon twin boys are born. As the year cycles round, the young girl collects memories. She ends up sharing them with the older man after his wife dies.
As if this wasn't a wonderful enough story as it is, I discovered at the end of the book that it is essentially a true story.

Charles Darwin and his daughter Henrietta (Etty) take a walk around their gardens. They converse upon the possibilities of fairies. Check out my blog post here to read more and see images of the artwork.

I've ordered copies of this clever bedtime book for my almost four year old grandkids. Check out my blog post here to read more and see images of the gorgeous artwork.

Tola lives in a run-down block of apartments in the megacity of Lagos, in the country of Nigeria. In three chapters we learn what life is like for her, her sister, her brother, and Grandmommy. The first involves a visit to the market with plenty of rest stops on the way home. The next shows how the family copes when there is no water or electricity. In the third one, Tola helps out their local tailor when he breaks his leg. All of these vignettes show us a community working together and helping each other. I sure hope there are more Tola books! I adore her!

Amina (pronounced with a short vowels) returns from a summer in Pakistan where she reconnected with extended family. Back at school in September she decides to do a major presentation on Malala Yousafzai. After a mini talk, her classmates interpret the information she shares to mean that all girls in Pakistan are oppressed. There is also a cute boy who is also interested in music. 
I like Amina and her Muslim family a lot. I look forward to seeing where their story takes them next. 

While I am not generally a reader of apocalyptic novels, this one hooked me from the start. I wouldn't have expected that reading about the fallout from a global pandemic would be appropriate given the times we are living in, and yet, it is. When more than 99% of the world's population die from the 'Georgian Flue" civilizations around the world collapse. The story centers around a collection of survivors in the Great Lakes Region of Canada and America. A group of travelling actors and musicians travel around from town to town putting on performances. Although there are some truly dark patches, the book ends up leaving the reader full of hope.

My heart always feels full when I finish a Fredrik Backman novel. Ove is one of those cranky old men you can't help but love. 

I went through phases of liking this book and then struggling to continue. Once it moved into looking at Tesla and Westinghouse, I became more engaged. I don't mean to take away from what Edison achieved: he was brilliant for sure. He was also vicious as all get out. Tesla is shown as a fascinating genius with no head for business. Westinghouse comes across as a decent man. When he was facing bankruptcy, Tesla helped him out by tearing up his contract with him. Tesla ended up dying in poverty. I wish Westinghouse had honored his commitments when his company was doing well again. 


I'm so close to the end of the collection that I am reading the last few slowly and savouring each word.  

In an article in the Guardian, Patrick Ness said that his comfort read is the "Discworld by Terry Pratchett. I am always at some point through the cycle (I’m currently on The Thief of Time). They’re not only gloriously funny, they’re humane in a way that makes you actually feel seen and forgiven, with all your faults. He was a one-off, Sir Terry. When I finish reading them through, I simply put the last book down and pick the first one up again."

I suspect that's what I will do too. 


This is what I have on the go:

We Are All Under One Wide Sky by Deborah Wiles
Constellation of the Deep by Benjamin Flouw
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir by Anonymous
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett


Love Is A Revolution by Renee Watson
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel 
Anne's School Days by Kallie George
Lentil Soup by Carole Tremblay, ills. Maurèen Poignonec


Constellation of the Deep by Benjamin Flouw
We Are All Under One Wide Sky by Deborah Wiles
Anne's School Days by Kallie George
Lentil Soup by Carole Tremblay, & Maurèen Poignonec

#MustReadIn2021 14/25

#MustReadNFIn2021 5/12 

#MustReadPBIn2021 32/100 

Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors 16/25

Books by Canadian Authors: 51/100

Canada Reads 2021 4/5 

Discworld Series 39/41 

Goodreads Reading Challenge: 187/333