Joyce MacPhee: “The humour that runs throughout this novel helps make it a charming read.”
Eva Salomon’s War is award-winning Ottawa writer Gabriella Goliger’s third book, depicting the leadup to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War from a young woman’s perspective.
Among community-oriented initiatives, BBBC offers free children’s books with an aim of fostering reading from an early age. They’ll be starting an Indigenous reading group open to everyone. Students get a 30% discount for every $10 they spend, and non-students receive a 20% discount.
Blind date with a book: An independent Ottawa bookstore is thriving on the sale of novels wrapped in brown paper
The small storefront faces the Centretown United Church and sits next to Wilf & Ada’s Diner, where its wall-to-wall niche collection of books, records and memorabilia has been attracting customers since 2013.
It was a dark and stormy night. Actually–it was a fairly windy fall day in the Glebe at the OPL’s Teen Author Fest 2018, on October 27th.
Curious about what’s behind the science headlines? Check out Carleton University’s Science Cafe, presented by the Science Faculty, and Ingenious Talks, presented by the Faculty of Engineering and Design.
The Ottawa Public Library is holding its 9th annual Teen Author Fest on October 27 from 12-5pm.
As any parent that has read some of the mind-numbingly mundane kids’ books can attest, a little adult-level humour goes a long way.
Amanda Bernardo’s journey toward writing children’s books started when she noticed that many of them were lacking something. In 2014, she decided to remedy the problem herself and partnered with illustrator Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor to create Little Voice Books.
As the first installment of a brand new mystery series from Ottawa author Barbara Fradkin, Fire in the Stars is a thrilling mix of a puzzling crime story and a tale of outdoor adventure and survival in the Newfoundland wilderness, complete with enough twists and turns to successfully keep you guessing how everything will be solved until the very end.
Wakefield Writers Festival: Heather O’Neill discusses her inspiration for orphans and gangsters in The Lonely Hearts Hotel
Heather O’Neill will be at the Wakefield Writers Festival on Saturday, May 13, to talk about her newest book The Lonely Hearts Hotel, a tale of gangsters, circus performers, and childhood dreams, set amongst Montreal’s criminal underworld during the Depression.
La littérature enfantine est trop souvent ignorée par le monde des adultes hors du cercle des enseignants. Pourtant, il n’est pas rare d’y découvrir quelques pépites qui valent bien qu’on s’y arrête un instant. La petite fille qui ne rêvait jamais de Diya Lim prouve que la lecture constitue un élément fondamental de l’apprentissage et qu’une histoire simple peut aussi cacher une invitation à une réflexion approfondie sur la relation entre savoir et imagination.
Alone in the Night is the next entry in Laurie Stewart’s A Test of Loyalty series, told through the alternating perspectives of three Mechanicsville teens.
“Grace and the Secret Vault” is a lively read, historical tale with a clear resonance for the contemporary reader, especially for the young person who might want to grow up to change the world.
Scaachi Koul will be at Writersfest 2017 to talk about her new book, a collection of essays titled One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter. The essays cover everything from social anxiety to family squabbles, body shaming and racism.