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10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Children by Shmuley Boteach

by Kim Kwas - Wednesday, Oct 10, 2007 at 4:23pm

Parents are offered guidelines for specific conversations with their children. I appreciated reading Boteach's perspectives on fundamental aspects of family. The book gives parents or guardians of children avenues for strenghtening or establishing better relationships. This book may be for those who are raising children but carries wisdom for any who read it.

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, Saskatoon

Kit Pearson

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Oct 06, 2007 at 11:23am

A Perfect Gentle Knight is the long-awaited novel from Edmonton native and Governor General award-winner Kit Pearson. In the aftermath of their motherís death, the five Bell children must find ways to cope with loss. Set in the 1950s and seen through the eyes of the middle child, 11-year old Corrie, Pearsonís story illustrates how a rich fantasy life both helps and hinders in dealing with grief, loneliness and growing up. Eldest brother Sebstatian continues to need fantasy games, while elder sister Roz is outgrowing them. Tension builds as Sebastianís fantasy world becomes more elaborate, while Corrie fears that her brother may have lost his grip on reality. (Puffin. September) (Ages 8 to 12)

Look for new editions of Kit Pearsonís other bestselling novels to coincide with the release of A Perfect Gentle Knight.

Tintin Movie Gathering Steam

by Chadwick Ginther - Friday, Oct 05, 2007 at 1:00pm

Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg have already been signed as directors for the proposed three picture deal. Now Stephen Moffat, a British writer known for his work on Doctor Who and Jekyll will be writing at least one of the screenplays. No word as yet who the third director will be, but with two Academy Award winners already locked, it is a safe bet the mystery helmer will be no slouch. The plan is to bring the Belgian reporter and world traveler to life using motion capture technology.

Categories: buzz, movies

Star Wars Cookbooks Out of This World

by Rhonda Greenaway - Friday, Oct 05, 2007 at 11:34am

"Consider, young Jedi: Why bake a plain old cookie when you can bake a super-Chewie Wookiee Cookie?" Who can resist a kids' cookbook that has that for an opening??

Categories: Reviews

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It is Banned Books Week in the United States

by Holly McNally - Monday, Oct 01, 2007 at 11:13am

Penguins, Toni Morrison and Harry Potter most challenged books of 2006

Topping the list was And Tango Makes Three, a tale of two male penguins parenting an egg from a mixed-sex penguin. Toni Morrison's novels Beloved and The Bluest Eye also made the list, but the most challenged books of the 21st century remain J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels

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