Monday, October 31, 2016

And another list!

Indigo's top 10 books of the's a good one!

  1. The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall (House of Anansi Press)
  2. Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire (Simon & Schuster Canada) and Wenjack by Joseph Boyden (Hamish Hamilton Canada)
  3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Bond Street Books)
  4. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Random House Canada)
  5. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (S&S Canada)
  6. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Del Rey)
  7. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (St. Martin’s Press)
  8. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (S&S Canada)
  9. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (HarperCollins)
  10. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Crown)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Here's a pretty cool list

The Literary Review of Canada is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. In recognition of this occasion, they asked some pretty awesome writers to compile a list of the the top Canadian books of the past 25 years. They said the criteria was "what books did we—and you—argue about over the dinner table?"  The list is amazing. Margaret Atwood discusses Kiss of the Fur Queen; Ibi Kaslik presents The Tipping Point. Check it out and see which ones got your discussions going.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is an incredible (and not unheard of) story of a young girl's brutal experience in the residential schools. This is Jenny Kay Dupis' retelling of her grandmother's childhood. Gillian Newland's amazing illustrations and Kathy Kacer's wonderful words illuminate this remarkable story.
You can hear more on this story on Matt Galloway's show on CBC.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Not So Super Power Generator

Clara (the star of Clara Humble and the Not-So- Super Hero Powers) wants you to find out your Super Power Name. Go to Clara Humble's Not So Super Power Generator. to find out yours. What was mine? The Fancy Bookish Girl...not much of a surprise ('cept maybe the Fancy part) :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Small Victories...My Favourite Cookbook of the Season!

This is such a smart book. Julia called the book Small Victories as she believes that cooking is a bunch of small victories and shouldn't be overwhelming. She gives one recipe and has 5 adaptations of it. Julia has worked on cookbooks with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali. Ina Garten is a big fan.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fatty Legs

Fatty Legs is an amazing story of resilience and survival in Canada's Residential schools. It was won countless awards and been on numerous best-of lists. The CBC interviewed both of the authors. You can hear the full conversation here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CBC's Fan Choice Contest

Fan Choice with Books logoThe CBC, Canadian Children's Book Centre and TD Bank have joined together to create the CBC's Fan Choice Contest. To vote for your favourite of the 5 books go here and you get a chance to win a visit by one of the finalist authors to your school, copies of that author's book for all of the students in your class, $2000 donation to your school library and $500 spending money.
What are you waiting for! Vote!!!