the paper bag princess

StoryMobs and The Paper Bag Princess


Are you one of the merry few who’ll be staying in the city this weekend? This Saturday, August 17, the StoryMobs crew will be hosting their third ever live and interactive performance featuring my favourite feminist kids’ book: The Paper Bag Princess. (That’s tomorrow folks!) As per StoryMobs tradition, the event location isn’t disclosed until the day before,… Read More »

Wild things story mob: kids made wild things drawings



Don’t miss out on this great party tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. sharp! The first ever Wild Things Story Mob event will take place on Saturday, July 13 at Nathan Phillips Square. will be hosting a theatrical group reading of Where The Wild Things Are.

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb: Favourite Book of Everyone!


By Carla Mundwiler If you have had the pleasure of making a small human at some point over the past 45 years, then you are probably acquainted with Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, the fantastic and poetic, beat-inspired book. My son Henry has definitely chosen it as his favourite of the hundred or so books that we’ve read… Read More »


5 Space Books To Read By The Light Of The Supermoon


Books to get you in a seriously celestial mood. Did you know that the biggest full moon of the year could be seen this past weekend? On Saturday, May 5th, the moon was extra big and extra bright. A “supermoon” happens due to a fluke of orbital mechanics that bring it closer to the earth. Between… Read More »

Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis Love Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists


An art book recommendation from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is one of our favourite kindie acts! It makes a certain amount of sense that Lucky and Alisha would want to share a love of the arts with their family. What’s your family’s favourite book to… Read More »

Read Aloud to Celebrate World Book Night


Pile yourself and all your kids into a big bed and read a story together It’s World Book Night! It’s a night where we celebrate our love of reading, and hope to foster that same love in other people too. In some cities, people will be going out distributing paperbacks in hope that these books… Read More »

Killer Codeine, Perceived Overweight Meanies and How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?


What we’re reading today: 1. Know that super pregnant celebrity who’s been pretty heavily criticized for gaining a substantial amount of weight during her pregnancy? Is that normal and she’s just being criticized because it’s an atypical celebrity pregnancy, or should women not put on that much weight? 2. Speaking of weight perceptions, preschoolers think… Read More »

You Are Getting Very Sleepy: How to Incorporate 3D Storytelling into a Baby Bedtime Ritual


Carly Stasko investigates the quandaries of new parents FROM ROUTINES TO RITUALS: Having a consistent and fun bedtime ritual for your baby keeps everyone happy. It gives your little one important cues to help them transition from a busy day to a restful night. It’s a chance to wind down, to reconnect, to imagine, and… Read More »

News Round-Up Feb. 27: Frugal Living Benefits Kids, Banned Books Help Kids Read and the Power of Siblings


What we’re reading today: 1. Teaching kids to live frugally has many benefits, like learning to be more creative with their play and the value of delayed gratification. 2. In what comes as no surprise whatsoever, kids who aren’t super-keen on reading are more likely to be interested in banned books than non-controversial ones. 3.… Read More »

When Family Literacy Day and Chocolate Cake Day Collide


Your best bets for chocolate cake themed books How often do National Chocolate Cake Day and Family Literacy Day coincide? Not too often, we would guess. What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than getting together with some loved ones after dinner, digging into a nice slice of chocolate cake and reading a book… Read More »

5 First Chapter Books for Family Literacy Day


Set aside some time to veg out with a good page-turner Your first chapter book is a big deal. It’s a milestone for independence and brains. When your kids are ready to eschew picture books and dive into the brave new world of novels, you want to introduce them to the reads that will exhilarate them to… Read More »

Friday, January 27: Family Literacy Day


Family Story Time Today’s Postcard from Bunchland comes from evilpeacock in Seattle.


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