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Mansa’s Little Reminders: Scratching the Surface of Financial Literacy by A.D. Williams and Kendal Fordham – Book Review

Once upon a time in a distant land… Briar taught financial literacy. I've done so many things in my career and life, it's sometimes bonkers to think I'm not an eighty-year-old lady (my knees agree with me being eighty and sometimes my back, but alas… I am not). Financial Literacy is super important and it… Continue reading Mansa’s Little Reminders: Scratching the Surface of Financial Literacy by A.D. Williams and Kendal Fordham – Book Review

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#BookReview Davy’s Dragon Castle by Mary & Michael Schmidt

I'd like to start off by saying that the illustrations in this book are FABULOUS. Seriously, the fantasy and colours all combined on this page scream fantastical, fun, and dream-like. I loved it! While they say don't judge a book by its cover, I'm definitely judging and giving all the props to the illustrator! These… Continue reading #BookReview Davy’s Dragon Castle by Mary & Michael Schmidt

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#BookReview Snowman Paul and Kate’s Olympic Dream by Yossi Lapid

Updated Review in 2022: It's time for another Winter Olympics so it's time for Briar (in 3rd person, of course) to jump back into some winter sports themed books. I absolutely ADORE Snowman Paul, so it was a natural fit to come back to this series. When Yossi Lapid let me know these books were… Continue reading #BookReview Snowman Paul and Kate’s Olympic Dream by Yossi Lapid

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#BookReview Snowman Paul Returns to the Winter Olympics by Yossi Lapid

Updated Review in 2022: With the Winter Olympics rolling around, it's time to jump back into some sports themed books from my fave authors! Snowman Paul is one of my favourite series and also has a Winter Olympics themed series! Since 2022 is the year of the Winter Olympics, it was only a matter of… Continue reading #BookReview Snowman Paul Returns to the Winter Olympics by Yossi Lapid

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#BookReview Creeping Up on Christmas by A.J. Kormon

A.J. Kormon is one of my recent favourite authors for middle grade series. I always love myself a little middle grade read. It brings me back to my youth and reminds me of how much fun reading back then was. Getting a little nostalgia is nice through all of the craziness of our current situation,… Continue reading #BookReview Creeping Up on Christmas by A.J. Kormon

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#BookReview Yara and the Yellow-Headed Parrots by Yossi Lapid

Oh boy! You know what time it is?! Another time to read a wonderful story about Yara by Yossi Lapid! This series is quite the guilty pleasure for me. Who doesn't love a story that promotes being kind to others and the environment that is also fun to read and gorgeously illustrated? This series hits… Continue reading #BookReview Yara and the Yellow-Headed Parrots by Yossi Lapid

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#BookReview Albert Einstein by Inspired Inner Genius

I love a well written children's biography book. What can I say? I like to learn and this is the kind of book I wanted as a kid. I could only read so many Mr. Men and Bernstein Bears books before my brain exploded. So, welcome to my adulthood journey into nostalgia and my goal… Continue reading #BookReview Albert Einstein by Inspired Inner Genius

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#BookReview Brandon Goes to Hong Kong by Eugenia Chu

Eugenia Chu is one of my new, favourite authors! Honestly, two books in and I'm digging everything she has to give us! Brandon Goes to Hong Kong is a delightful story that whisks the reader away to Brandon's fun, inviting world. This book is longer than the first book (which was a short, picture book).… Continue reading #BookReview Brandon Goes to Hong Kong by Eugenia Chu

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#BookReview Scruffy Muffin Loses His Money by A.J. Kormon

Scruffy Muffin Loses his Money is a great picture book by A.J. Kormon. This book is deceptively awesome! When you look at the cover and title you think it's just a typical picture book, but it's not! This book can be used as a fun, light hearted read OR you can look at the back… Continue reading #BookReview Scruffy Muffin Loses His Money by A.J. Kormon

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#BookReview Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen by Jim C. Hines

If you're seeking a fun, fantasy book aimed at middle graders then this book is absolutely perfect! Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen is an eccentric, delightful and over the top book that brought my worlds of joy! Our lead, Tamora Carter, is a roller derbying girl with lots of sass. Her friend goes missing and she's… Continue reading #BookReview Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen by Jim C. Hines