Top 17 of ’17

It's time for the annual book selections that topped our ‘favourites list’. The ones that had us rip roaring with giggles, the ones that made our hearts stop beating, and the ones that simply took our breath away. It's always tough to choose, especially since we literally turn over hundreds of books in a year. But here they are, picture books as picked between my girls and myself. Which ones were your favourites? A Very Quacky Christmas, Frances Watts (author), Ann James (illus.), ABC Books, ...
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12 Days of Christmas – Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our 12 Days of Christmas promotion. It was really hard choosing the winners! The winners and their answers are below. We will contact you for your mailing address so we can send you your prizes. We have also included links to where you can buy a copy of these books. Day 1: Prize: Lizzy's Dragon by Melissa Gijsbers Winner: Jessica Craig She has a Dr Who weeping angel on the top of her tree! Day 2: Prize: The Book of Secrets by A.L. Tait ...
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Writing Community Buzz by Adam Wallace

Guest Post by Adam Wallace As always we thoroughly enjoy the thrill of including funny, Zombie-obsessed author-illustrator, Adam Wallace on the blog. Today he gives us chilling goosebumps - of the good variety - with his 'inspirational' (of the non-zombie kind) and encouraging article about what it means to be involved in such a supportive writing community. Thanks, Adam! 💀 😬 😍 Writing, or creating of any kind, can be amazing and lonely and incredible and lonely. ...
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12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of our Christmas giveaway. You can still enter previous days. Anyone who enters all 12 days go in the draw to win a voucher from Boomerang Books: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 To enter, answer the following question: What is the best part of Christmas? Enter with your name, email address, and state in the form below. By entering, you agree to the conditions here. Day 12 Prize: Emerald ...
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12 Days of Christmas – Day 11

Welcome to Day 11of our Christmas giveaway. You can still enter previous days. Anyone who enters all 12 days go in the draw to win a voucher from Boomerang Books: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 To enter, answer the following question: What Christmas decorations do you have outside your house? Enter with your name, email address, and state in the form below. By entering, you agree to the conditions here. Day 11 Prize:...
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12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of our Christmas giveaway. You can still enter previous days. Anyone who enters all 12 days go in the draw to win a voucher from Boomerang Books: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 To enter, answer the following question: What is your favourite Christmas-themed story? Enter with your name, email address, and state in the form below. By entering, you agree to the conditions here. Day 10 Prize: You can do it Joe...
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12 Days of Christmas – Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of our Christmas giveaway. You can still enter previous days. Anyone who enters all 12 days go in the draw to win a voucher from Boomerang Books: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 To enter, answer the following question: What is your favourite Christmas tradition? Enter with your name, email address, and state in the form below. By entering, you agree to the conditions here. Day 9 Prize: Rhymes with Sketching by Adam W...
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Brave and Strong Craft: Lifeguard on a Surfboard

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day5 How to Make a Paper Roll Lifeguard Fiona on a Surfboard...that floats! What do you know about the role of lifeguards? What kind of person can be a lifeguard? What kind of rescues do you think they can do? What uniform might they wear? What kinds of equipment / clothing do they need for their job? What is a rip? Do you know how to stay away from rips? What can you do if you're stuck in one? How else can you stay safe at the beach? Can f...
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12 Days of Christmas – Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of our Christmas giveaway. You can still enter previous days. Anyone who enters all 12 days go in the draw to win a voucher from Boomerang Books: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 To enter, answer the following question: What is the worst Christmas present you've ever received or given? Enter with your name, email address, and state in the form below. By entering, you agree to the conditions here. Day 8 Prize: Bro by Helen Cheb...
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Cowabunga! Brave and Strong Hangs Five!

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day5 These last five days have been absolutely fun-tastic, 'surfing' around the net with Elizabeth Cummings and her inspiring, lifesaving story, Brave and Strong All Day Long! Elizabeth has very graciously shared her Verityville series' inspirations and spoken up for under-represented voices. We paddled in company with guest bloggers, Educate. Empower, Brydie Wright, Creative Kids Tales and Julie Anne Grasso! Thank you. We've also had a fa...
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