I Left the House Today! [Cassandra Calin]

I really love these slice of life relatable comic novel collections. Cassandra Calin's I Left the House Today! is one such book that is just so easy to relate to that you can't help but love it. And, wonderfully enough, the piece I identify with the most is the title itself. As an introvert, that phrase truly…

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[There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly] [Rose Bonne & Alan Mills]

There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly (this particular edition illustrated by Bari Weissman with music arranged by Michael Kohn) is one of those stories from my childhood that now, looking on it as an adult, I am completely baffled by. It's a childhood staple, for sure. But just like the author doesn't…

Nana Says I Will be Famous One Day [Ann Stott]

Ah! Puppies are such a wonderful way to tell a story and I genuinely couldn't help falling in love with this adorable little tale. Nana Says I Will be Famous One Day by Ann Stott and illustrated by Andrew Joyner is one of the most emotion-provoking children's books I've ever come across. It is the easiest…

Fowl Language: Winging It – The Art of Imperfect Parenting [Brian Gordon]

Ha, if you're ever up for a laugh, I will a million times suggest you go pick up one of Brian Gordon's Fowl Language comics. In fact, I would suggest just taking some time out of your day to just visit his website. And then go and buy yourself copies of his books for good measure. This…

Usha and the Stolen Sun [Bree Galbraith]

Usha and the Stolen Sun by Bree Galbraith and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon is one of those strong commentary children's books that takes an incredibly important issue and addresses it with compassion. It's hard to read a story about a border wall and it taking away something vital to a group of people without thinking…