Book Review: Taan’s Moons A Haida Moon Story

By Alison Gear Felt Illustrations by Kiki van dee Heiden with the Children of Haida Gwaii mckellar & martin Publishing Group Ltd. 2014 This book made me want to go back to the Haida Gwaii.  It is a beautiful book and a celebration of the children of the Haida Gwaii who helped to make it. Continue reading “Book Review: Taan’s Moons A Haida Moon Story”

The Vancouver Kidsbooks Experience

Vancouver Kidsbooks is the quintessential Children’s bookstore. Phyllis Simon opened her first Kidsbooks in Kitsilano in 1983.  Since then stores have followed in North Vancouver and Surrey.  The constant has been knowledgeable and friendly staff who exude enthusiasm for matching books with kids.  I became an International Reading Association member (now International Literacy Association) asContinue reading “The Vancouver Kidsbooks Experience”

Playful Print

At my school in the South Slope of Vancouver, we have just raised just over $11,000 to put towards replacing our deteriorating wooden playground structure. The Parent Advisory Committee now has just over $30,000 in the designated savings account.   Students and adults alike are now starting to dream about the possibilities that could come aliveContinue reading “Playful Print”