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




The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

20171011_085212We loved this book at Cayley School!  This winsome illustrations and simple lyrical text communicated beautifully all the wonderful potential that might unfold all because of a ‘mistake’!

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

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!

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