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Tag: Book review

Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/04

| July 6, 2017 | 31 Comments
Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/04

  Jump into STEM This Summer with DK Canada!   Has the last school bell rung this year for your kids? Did you want your family to have fun while learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM this summer? DK Canada has a bevy of books that can peek the interests of […]

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The Nuts: Keep Rolling!

The Nuts: Keep Rolling!

  The Nuts: Keep Rolling! Eric Litwin fans: there’s a new book out!—and, it has a dance contest and a “Health Nut” challenge! I have the privilege of being on Litwin’s list of “Groovy Bloggers” following my review of his performance at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival last year (so much fun, BTW). Groovy Blogger […]

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Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/19

| April 20, 2017 | 32 Comments
Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/19

Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada Earth Day is all but here! April 22nd is the day marked on our calendars to recognize our planet and to appreciate it. There are so many ways people can learn more about the earth and to celebrate the day. DK Canada wants to help families get Earth […]

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Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo – A Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| February 27, 2017 | 21 Comments
Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo – A Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo      That Time at the Zoo is a newly released children’s book by Marilyn Green, a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst, mother, and well-known blogger from Ottawa. The book is about a little girl named Clair and an adventure she and her mother have at the zoo. […]

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Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK! #Review #Contest #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/17

| January 30, 2017 | 26 Comments
Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK! #Review #Contest #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/17

Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK! Confession time: I LOVE books! I have been hooked to the written word since I was a child, and it continues to grow! Blogging has also allowed me to have the chance to review a lot of amazing books, so I am combining two passions (yes, I’m a very lucky girl!). […]

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Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

| January 5, 2017 | 67 Comments
Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada! The New Year is here! Do you have resolutions or goals set to make 2017 a fabulous year for yourself? I usually have three goals I try to accomplish each year. They are to try something I have never done before, to become more active and to […]

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4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

| July 27, 2016 | 52 Comments
4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

Summer fun can be had in so many different ways. Fun can be an adventure, exploring new features the world is sharing as the season passes along. It can also be through creating items a family can eat or be entertained by. DK Canada asked me to review four titles that can help a family […]

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Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

| June 29, 2016 | 53 Comments
Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

School’s out! Is the family looking a bit bored already? Need some great activities to make this the best summer EVER? DK Canada asked me to review some of their amazing books to help every member of the family enjoy these warm summer days! From the vast number of books DK Canada has available, these are […]

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Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

| May 3, 2016 | 46 Comments
Get Summer Started with DK Canada Books! Review and #Giveaway! CAN 06/06

I know spring is not even half way over, but I am ready to fast forward to the hot and gorgeous days of summer! Kids will be out of school, and there will be plenty of time for everyone to have fun! DK Canada wants to help you plan out your Summer 2016 with their […]

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Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

| March 9, 2016 | 51 Comments
Open Doors to Worlds of Learning with DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/11

I LOVE books. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, they always open a door to different world of learning and exploration that I find fascinating. When looking for titles that offer instruction or information, I love looking through the boutiques that DK Canada has to offer. There are so many of them, with books that […]

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Destiny: The Tale of Sonali and Amir #Review

| February 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Destiny: The Tale of Sonali and Amir #Review

  Destiny: The Tale of Sonali and Amir   Two young women have taken it upon themselves to write the fairy tale they wished had been available to them as kids: one where equality and diversity are highlighted. One where the prince and princess work together. So they wrote Destiny. There’s a new fairy tale […]

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Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Just One of the Reasons Why #ILoveDK Canada! #Promo and #Contest!

I love learning, and over the past year, I have enjoyed all of the lessons learned from the books I have had the pleasure of reviewing from DK Canada! There have been so many subjects I never thought I would have had the opportunity to learn about from these books, and my family enjoys reading […]

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It’s All About Family in “Mommy Needs The Potty” Book Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 19, 2015 | 9 Comments
It’s All About Family in “Mommy Needs The Potty” Book Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Being a parent can be such an adventure. You can find yourself in so many different situations with your kids, both at home and while you are on-the-go. There are those times when the ho-hum of an everyday errand or outing turns into a crazy situation. Jenn Greschner wrote about these sudden situations in a […]

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“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

| June 30, 2015 | 2 Comments
“Miss Emily” by Nuala O’Connor – A Novel That Reinvents Emily Dickinson and Makes me Love Her Even More {A Review}.

Other than her infamous poetry, which I studied in university, I was not fully familiar with the idiosyncrasies of Emily Dickinson’s life until I read the historical fiction novel, Miss Emily by Irish author, Nuala O’Connor. Within pages of the first chapter I found myself researching Emily Dickinson’s life to find out more about her solitude and preference […]

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Get Outside and Get to Know Animals with DK Canada Publishers and Giveaway~ CAN 05/18

| April 29, 2014 | 49 Comments
Get Outside and Get to Know Animals with DK Canada Publishers and Giveaway~ CAN 05/18

If someone were to ask me what two activities my daughter loves the most, I would say with certainty that she loves learning about animals and loves crafts. These activities would be followed up closely by being outdoors, which is why I jumped at the chance to review two books by DK Publishers, one entitled […]

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Book Review: The Cube People and Cube Squared

| January 30, 2014 | 5 Comments
Book Review: The Cube People and Cube Squared

The Cube People and Cube Squared are two books by Ottawa author Christian McPherson. The books follow main character Colin MacDonald as he navigates working for the Federal Government in Ottawa, relationships, and the deep desire to be an author. These books are well-written and a must-read for anyone working in the government or in […]

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Improving your Home and Self with Books from DK Publishing Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/09

| January 22, 2014 | 8 Comments
Improving your Home and Self with Books from DK Publishing Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/09

I spent this past weekend with two wonderful books from DK Publishing. The first book was entitled Home Workout. The premise of this thick paperback instructional book is to provide readers with easy to follow pilates, yoga, abs and body toning workouts that can be done from the comfort of home in a mere 15 […]

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Christmas Nevermore- An Ecological Christmas Fable #Review and #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

| November 28, 2013 | 12 Comments
Christmas Nevermore- An Ecological Christmas Fable #Review and #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

What if Christmas was nevermore? What if  humanity’s effect on global warming caused Christmas to be ruined forever?  This is the premise of  ‘Christmas Nevermore’, an ecological Christmas Fable written by Marc Cadieux and Herve Bastien. Finalist for the USA best book awards 2013,  Christmas Nevermore is a story of Christmas adventure. The main characters, […]

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Book Review: Tina O’Connor’s “Be That Mom”

| October 17, 2013 | 6 Comments
Book Review: Tina O’Connor’s “Be That Mom”

When I first saw the title of Tina O’Connors book, Be That Mom, I giggled. I thought to myself, “I will NEVER be that mom.” I am not a calm or relaxed person by nature (albeit I am generally a happy person). However, as I started reading Be That Mom: Ignite Your Passions, Organize Your Life […]

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared ~ Thursday Book Review

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared ~ Thursday Book Review

I was reading a book that wasn’t incredibly interesting so when I was a the library I took a peek at the express collection, a selection of popular books that you can take out for a week. On the shelf was a happy orange novel called The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared. […]

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