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Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 9:40am

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Categories: Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

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Moo by Sharon Creech (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 3:57pm

Reena is moving to Maine along with her little brother Luke, her Mom, and Dad. Maine has lots of cows, but Reena and Luke know nothing about them. When their parents volunteer Reena and Luke to work on a farm with a very stubborn cow, they have no idea what to do. Especially when the cow’s owner wants Reena to show her cow at the fairs. Will the cow listen, or will it be a bad cow? Find out in this awesome novel, Moo!

I really liked this book. I think it’s a good read for the whole family.

- Jubilee, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:59am

Al’s father has died twice. Once on his birthday, Al receives a note from his father who died (the first time) four years prior. Now, he has to steal a moped, travel back through time, and save his father! And he must keep his hamster safe! On his first attempt, Al does not succeed and must try again.

Time Traveling with a Hamster was not my favorite book. One chapter it would be Monday, then it would be Saturday. It was confusing and skipped around a lot. If you like mysteries, then you might like this. I give this book 2/5 stars.

- Addison, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Time Traveling with a Hamster will be available October 4.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

An Interview with Ben Hatke

by Tyler Vitt - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 11:13am

Ben Hatke is a graphic novelist for kids and teens. His first graphic novel was Zita the Spacegirl, and since then he has written many more including Little Robot and Nobody Likes a Goblin. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

His latest book is MIGHTY JACK, a modern retelling of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story. Josef, a Kids & Teen Bookseller in our Winnipeg store and big fan of Hatke, had an opportunity to ask the author a few questions about his work.

Read the interview after the jump...

Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Interview

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Cloud and Wallfish Anne Nesbet (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:51pm

Cloud and Wallfish starts off with the bland normal life of Noah. Quickly it becomes a tale of loyalty and betrayal, family and friends, and twisted lies. I like this book because it is so detailed and cleverly written. Anne Nesbet takes an easily missed detail and turns it into something of utmost importance. I docked one mark because I found the book hard to follow because you didn’t have enough context. The second mark I docked because the book deals with mature topics in a biased, immature way. In my opinion, when you talk about communism, you list pros and cons, not just the cons. Another thing I loved was the context the author gave about the Berlin Wall. Overall, I’ll give this book a 3/5, but I don’t recommend this book to anyone who develops strong opinions about subjects based on just the context given by the book.

- Adrienne, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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