Leah McLaren of the Globe and Mail newspaper wrote an interesting column, about her nostalgia for "little beacons of darkness" in kids books.
Authors for Indies Day is May 2nd. Authors will volunteer as booksellers at independent bookstores. To get ready I asked some of my fave booksellers what they loved as a kid, and what they'd recommend to that kid today. Featuring sellers from Kidsbooks, Kaleidoscope Books, Book City, Mabel's Fables, Curiosity House and Ella Minnow.
Michelle Gram from Mabel’s Fables and Andrew Woodrow Butcher from Little Island Comics join me to talk about great graphic novels for kids of all ages.
Podcast fave Melissa joins me from Mabel's Fables bookstore with books to battle the cold winter blues!
I venture into the basement of Mabel's Fables Bookstore. Mabel the cat looks over my shoulder as I chat with Melissa Bourdon-King (and her daughter Aurora) about the best bets for November reading.
Melissa joins me with even MORE books that you have to read this summer.
I'm joined by special guest Amy Mathers, who is on a virtual cross-country reading marathon.