NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN

A storm is coming -- a big one. How does a young urban boy prepare? A lovely allegorical story about ecology and caring inspired by the ancient tale of stewardship. While his family readies his townhouse for an approaching storm, boarding up windows and laying in groceries, Noah heads to the back garden, where beetles … Continue reading NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN

CLARIS THE CHICEST MOUSE IN PARIS, by Megan Hess, Hardie Grant Egmont

An infectious rhyming tale about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse, from international fashion illustrator Megan Hess. Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris follows an adorable mouse who dreams of moving to Paris to follow her fashion dreams. One day, she bravely takes the leap – only to find a mean little girl with … Continue reading CLARIS THE CHICEST MOUSE IN PARIS, by Megan Hess, Hardie Grant Egmont

IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY: MOVING FORWARD ONE DAY AT A TIME, by Sheila Walsh, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

We've all experienced that moment where we wish we could start all over again. Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs. This is not the life we imagined. Yesterday can sometimes leave us stuck, sad, shamed, scared, and searching. Sheila Walsh encourages readers to face the pain head on and then start again, from right … Continue reading IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY: MOVING FORWARD ONE DAY AT A TIME, by Sheila Walsh, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

Check Out My Blog Post: International Day of The Girl, October 11th, Compassion Canada!

Twenty years ago, topics such as Menstrual Cycles, Period or Sanitary Napkins would never be discussed as openly as it is now and most certainly not by many men.  Back then, the cringe factor would be in high gear if a husband was asked to pick up a box tampons at the local store for … Continue reading Check Out My Blog Post: International Day of The Girl, October 11th, Compassion Canada!

GRACE LIKE SCARLETT, by Adriel Booker, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

Though one in four pregnancies ends in loss, miscarriage is shrouded in such secrecy and stigma that the woman who experiences it often feels deeply isolated, unsure how to process her grief. Her body seems to have betrayed her. Her confidence in the goodness of God is rattled. Her loved ones don't know what to … Continue reading GRACE LIKE SCARLETT, by Adriel Booker, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Illustrated by T.L. Bonaddio, Running Press/Kids

Embrace what makes you unique and encourage compassionate friendships with Porcupine and Armadillo in this delightful picture book that makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or for any day when a hug (or kiss) is needed. Poor Porcupine just cannot be hugged-his quills are too spikey! Each night, before settling down to sleep, all … Continue reading NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Illustrated by T.L. Bonaddio, Running Press/Kids