The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


The Hobbit.  Not new, but oh my, what a wonderful old friend.  Doing this as a read aloud with the Grade 7-8 class.  So beautifully written.  It’s magic.  20171103_092906


Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney

20171017_140801Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney left me and my students speechless.  If you are concerned to build empathy in children towards the plight of refugee children around the world. This is the book.

Fatty Legs: A True Story

Really grateful for the opportunity to hear Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton talk about their important work today.  Their story impacted me greatly when I first read it in 2010 and it continues to impact me today.  Read it!

Fatty Legs




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.


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It’s important to give kids choice and I am always happy to take student requests regarding what books they want in our Library.  If they get to pick them they will surely read them!

It was a little thing….but it helped

When the 2013 flood devastated the town of High River, I,  some of my colleagues and many of our students were affected.  The Clothesline project was a little thing, a simple thing…..but it helped. Recovery, healing and restoration is all about taking thousands of little steps.  This is one of them.  Enjoy!   Literacy for Life – Clothesline Project

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