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'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 2
'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 2

Welcome to day two of OwlCrate Jr's Book Club! This month we are reading A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga. 

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'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 1
'A Rover's Story' Book Club: Day 1

Welcome to day one of the OwlCrate Jr Book Club! This month we are reading A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga.

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'Mapmaker' Book Club: Day 3 [end]
'Mapmaker' Book Club: Day 3 [end]

“Home is wherever we are together.” Today we are covering pages 201 through to the end of MapMaker by Lisa Moore Raméw! When we left off, Walt was starting to feel suspicious about Fenn's intentions. Let's find out what happens next...   Take it away, Cheryl! The Story Continues . . . Walt’s instincts are right! Fenn disappears but quickly returns with a snack for the group - some delicious brown bean pods … but turns out they’re poisonous! Walt, Van, and Dylan all fall asleep!  They wake up to discover Canter (the angry patrol officer from the 7-11, who dislikes Walt and...

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'Mapmaker' Book Club: Day 2
'Mapmaker' Book Club: Day 2

“You have a wonderful imagination … you can go anywhere you want to. Just close your eyes and see it.” Welcome to day two of OwlCrate Jr's book club read-along for our September book pick: Mapmaker by Lisa Moore Ramée!  Grab a copy, read along with us and join in the discussion!  Reading Schedule:  Part 1: Pages 1-98Part 2: Pages 99-200Part 3: Pages 201-End  Take it away, Cheryl! The Story Continues . . .  The next morning it’s not long before Van finds Walt … and the bickering begins! Later an angry Dylan appears on their doorstep accusing Walt of changing Blackbird Bay after...

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'Mapmaker' Book Club: Day 1
'Mapmaker' Book Club: Day 1

Day one of our book club read along for Mapmaker by Lisa Moore Ramée!

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Backlist Reads for a Spoooooky October [Guest Post]
Backlist Reads for a Spoooooky October [Guest Post]

October is my favourite month of the year. Cooler temperatures mean cozy nights reading with warm drinks and blankets. In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving at the beginning of the month which means pumpkin pie, and of course, Halloween rounds out the month bringing candy and carved pumpkins! It’s the perfect month for reading mysteries and spooky stories, so here are some of my favourite backlist middle grade spooky recommendations and fun activities to enhance your October!  -Cheryl READ: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh Since starting this backlist feature I have been eagerly anticipating October’s article so I could finally recommend this...

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'Fenris & Mott' Book Club: Day 3 [end]
'Fenris & Mott' Book Club: Day 3 [end]

Welcome to the final instalment of our book club read-along for OwlCrate Jr's November book, Fenris & Mott by Greg Van Eekhout!

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'Fenris & Mott' Book Club: Day 2
'Fenris & Mott' Book Club: Day 2

Welcome to day two of our book club read-along for OwlCrate Jr's November book, Fenris & Mott by Greg Van Eekhout! 

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'Fenris & Mott' Book Club: Day 1
'Fenris & Mott' Book Club: Day 1

Day one of our book club read along for Fenris & Mott by Greg Van Eekhout!

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Backlist Reads — The September Shivers [Guest Post]
Backlist Reads — The September Shivers [Guest Post]

Although September is a month of possibilities, for some, new beginnings can mean some fear, worry, and anxiety. Tackle those back-to-school anxieties with this month's Backlist Reads!

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Backlist Reads — Beat the Heat(wave) [Guest Post]
Backlist Reads — Beat the Heat(wave) [Guest Post]

Here are some more great backlist middle grade reads to add to your end-of-summer TBR, and some super fun accompanying activities to go with them!

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