Artastic! by Jochen Gerner

Stars: ★★★★★ Owlkids Books (2007) Ages 5-9 208 pages This book is perfect for your artistic child who could use some direction or for the child that wants to draw but is always asking, “What should I draw?”. Each page has the start of a drawing and simple words asking the artist to finish the… Read More »

Pick Up Your Pen: The Art of Handwriting by Monica Dengo

Stars: ★★★☆☆ Owlkids Books (2012) Ages 6 to 9 112 pages Cursive writing is not taught as much anymore, especially in Canada. Two provinces have already eliminated it from their curriculum. Even for places where cursive writing has not been eliminated, children are spending more and more time online and less time writing. Monica Dengo… Read More »

Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War and Peace by Niki Walker

Stars: ***** OwlKids Books (September 2013) Children’s Nonfiction Ages 10-14 80 Pages Summary: Types of conflict including battles, protests, standoffs and strikes, how they start, why they start and different ways people deal (or don’t deal) with conflict. War is definitely not a favourite subject of mine. I’m not a history buff, especially when it… Read More »

The Butt Book and Poopendous! by Artie Bennett

  Appealing to your preschooler/primary grader, Artie Bennet takes subjects normally taboo for a book and put’s it out there for children to learn and have fun. Stars for Both: ★★★★★                     The Butt Book The Butt Book was published in 2010 and teaches children the… Read More »