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Well, we are halfway through the summer, which still leaves plenty of time for your children to read in French and submit book reports at any Toronto Public Library (TPL) branch. TPL has lots of great books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as comics and magazines in French to... Continue reading
Thanks Katherine! Great suggestion!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2019 on Gripping Memoirs at The Buzz...About Books
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Thanks for the tip Margot! I am always keen on recommendations.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2019 on Gripping Memoirs at The Buzz...About Books
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Recently a memoir came across my facebook feed called Educated by Tara Westover that piqued my interest. It's a book that is getting passed around from parent to child, from friend to friend and being recommended everywhere. I finally got my hands on it, and now I understand the hype.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks a lot Reagan! I am glad that I was able to introduce you to a new series. It's always great when you find a new fun and informative series.
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March marks Women's History Month, with Friday March 8th 2019 as Women's Day. This is an important day and month not only for women, but for all people. It's a chance to reflect on the contributions that women have made in the course of human history and continue to make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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This past New Year's Day on Doctor Who (spoilers ahead) all of the UK lost it's power, but more importantly it's WiFi and the characters were baffled. The mother suggested that the family would have to hold an actual conversation to which the children replied "What?!" To lose my internet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at The Buzz...About Books
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November 11, 2018 marks 100 years of Armistice. This document was meant to result in the end of the war to end all wars, which sadly did not happen. World War I took more than 60,000 Canadian lives and changed global politics forever. Canadians proved themselves with Ypres, Vimy Ridge... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
That one was a crazy idea, to announce a murder! I also really loved And Then There Were None, which was a stand alone novel. I felt that story was the ultimate locked room mystery, but instead of a room it's an island.
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2018 on Agatha Christie's Birthday at The Buzz...About Books
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On September 15 Dame Agatha Christie would have turned 128 years old if she were still alive. Despite having passed away in 1976 her books continue to be published, made into television specials, movies and the longest running play in London's West End history. This maven of mystery wrote more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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Summer is full of fun and sun and reading too! And that includes reading in French! Whether your child is francophone or a student of French in school, summer is a great time to read in French and do book reports for the TD Summer Reading Club. Just like in... Continue reading
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Celebrities are extending their reach into the publishing world, either with their own books, their own publishing company or imprint, or they are simply promoting books they are enjoying themselves. The famous SJP aka Sarah Jessica Parker recently announced that she has a publishing imprint where she will acquire and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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This past weekend, we saw hail, snow and rain all leading towards flooding and power outages. Many people are glad they haven't changed their snow tires yet and I had to drag out my snow boots again. Considering this is mid-April, I am more than a little miffed at Mother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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The world has lost one of the most brilliant modern minds, Stephen Hawking. Hawking was a world renowned theoretical physicist who sought to bring science to the people. He wrote books, appeared on television shows and had a movie made about his life recently. Neil de Grasse Tyson tweeted "His... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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Winter is still upon us! All the groundhogs, pigs and in the Maritimes a lobster couldn't decide when winter is going to end, so I am assuming it is here for a while. To help me get through the cleaning off my car, shoveling my sidewalk and slower drives to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
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This time of year, everyone is worrying about sticking to their New Year's resolutions (which with luck, will stick around longer than a few days), but there is something else to be thinking about. January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month here in Canada. This can be an extremely difficult disease to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at The Buzz...About Books
Thanks for the comment Lisa. Tea parties are always fun, for any age!
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on A Royal Engagement at The Buzz...About Books
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It has been announced officially that the fifth in line for the Royal throne in the United Kingdom is engaged. I imagine some people the world over are weeping over their lost chance to marry into the royal family. This announcement has also created buzz because the prince's fiancee is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Over twenty years ago, readers the world over met Lyra Belacqua, daemons, noble polar bears and Jordan College, a parallel of our own Oxford University. We followed Lyra and her adventures through Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra's Oxford, Once Upon A Time In The North and The Collectors. Now,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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I am not sure when it happened, but it seems the fall season is not marked so much by when the leaves change colour and children go back to school, but when the world is subjected to pumpkin spice in everything. I am not saying that I do not enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
There are certain authors that make me look forward to fall, such as Louise Penny, Rick Riordan, Lee Child, John Sandford and if I am lucky Val McDermid!
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It is sad to say that summer is coming to an end again. Signs of this include back to school ads everywhere, Halloween candy in the grocery stores and the signs for the Canadian National Exhibition (August 18 - September 4). However, this is not all sad news as many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
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Warm weather is finally upon us and reading outside in the sun on the beach is summer tradition... or on a patio, or in a backyard, whatever you enjoy. Beach-read booklists are very popular, since many of us love to read while at the beach. This is when we give... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books
I really enjoyed the movie Jurassic World and can't wait for the new movie. Plus dinosaurs are always cool and lots of kids love to read about them and tell us about them for the TD Summer Reading Club. Can't wait!
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2017 on Return to Jurassic Park at The Buzz...About Books
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Last summer it was all about capybaras from High Park and today it's deer trapped in a Scarborough plaza. What makes this story unique is that the family has grown from two to three members with a fawn joining them on Wednesday. This is great reminder that Toronto does include... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at The Buzz...About Books