Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pop-ups, fuzzies and wuzzies

Young children love to touch, so they love pop-ups and other gimmicks. Let’s pull tabs and play with fun fur! How about a very, very bitty Daffy the Duck milking a cow? The Baby Looney Tunes book, A Day On … Continue reading

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Aaargh! Summer reading is killing me!

Jon Scieszka writes books for young people — marvelous, twisted, hilarious stories often added to by the artwork of the calculating Lane Smith. The equation begins with Math Curse (1995, blue dot). A little girl falls into the endless multiplication … Continue reading

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Bust the blahs! School’s out all too soon, and the kids will be… bored

Tis the season for studying and the writing of exams. But soon, so soon, there will be time to read for fun. Here are some books to look forward to if you’re aged nine to 12, as you recover from … Continue reading

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For kids 5 to 12

Are you aged 5 to 12? Are you the parent of such a child? Sign up that child to join the TD Summer Reading Club! The program will run from July 3 to August 7, every Wednesday afternoon. This year’s … Continue reading

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Paper burns, and so did our history

Lennoxville was legally incorporated as a village in 1871. One hundred years later, fully 75 per cent of residents were anglophone: “While this is the reverse of the situation in most of the province, the two groups live together in … Continue reading

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‘Ugly, restless’ James wanted a Bible to confirm his authority

The King James Bible is many things, including a stunning work of poetry. It was commissioned in 1604 by James of England, and it took some 50-odd men seven years to translate it from the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic into … Continue reading

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