Great read aloud

61uwejn06xl-_sx258_bo1204203200_  Love this book by Jason Carter Eaton and John Rocco.  It’s a fantastic read aloud – guaranteed to capture the imagination of truck loving kids! 



Some books beg to be read twice. Once to get the gist of it. Twice so one can  savour all the good parts. I’m reading a book like that now. Are you?


bookstore-482970_960_720After city shopping  (an activity that always leaves me feeling harried and discombobulated) how lovely to land in a bookstore and to disappear for a bit into the rich and varied land of so many lovely adventure, how to, what happened when, and that’s how it used to be books.  Even thirty minutes is enough to refresh one entirely. Blessed.

August is almost upon us

Canola_fieldWell, it’s a little cooler in the mornings here in Southern Alberta, canola fields are in full bloom, and my heart and mind are already turning towards heading back to school.  I’m curious about what the kids have been reading over the summer and looking forward to getting into some bookstores soon to find them some new treasures.

Karon Argue

smoochThis past week we had local illustrator/author Karon Argue in our Learning Commons with her first book The Smooch (available through her website or at Bearberry Lane in High River, AB).  Karon’s presentation of winsome illustrations and rhyming text were a true delight to the kids. Karon’s personal story poignantly models perseverance and the importance of community and team work, values wonderfully portrayed in The Smooch.  Karon is now legally blind and uses assistive technology to continue to produce her vibrant illustrations. She has 5 more books in the works!  Watch for them!

Stacks of books

5230098773_babc34eb95_o (1).jpgA great way to start the holidays is to arm you and your family with stacks and stacks of books from your local library.  So let’s snuggle in with a good book or ten this vacation and read read read!

Big fun with a big box


Thanks to the Cayley Store we had some big fun today with a big box in our Learning Commons.  Let’s hear it for creativity and artistic expression and Maker Space learning!   Awesome to see what the kids do when they have a big space to express their own wonderful ideas!


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