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MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Mikayla Rose – Author of “When June Met July”
MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Mikayla Rose – Author of “When June Met July” 175 204 Reader Views Kids
Mikayla Rose is a recent English graduate, currently living in the city of Toronto. There, she penned When June Met July, her first YA novel. In trying to make peace with the concurrent feelings of excitement and anxiety that come from living in your twenties, Mikayla found herself wondering what to do with the lessons she’d learned. After much pondering, she landed on a rather literary purpose: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I might just write a book. read more
“When June Met July” by Mikayla Rose
“When June Met July” by Mikayla Rose 166 265 Reader Views Kids
As soon as their eyes met from across the room, Elle was fascinated by the charming but unpredictable Alexandra Price. They dated briefly until Elle was blindsided by Alex’s change of heart. The break-up hit Elle hard, and to make matters worse, Alex was cruelly spreading rumors about her. Elle begins to heal after forming an unlikely friendship with June Reeves, who also dated and was hurt by Alex. June proves herself to be a loyal best friend, and the other girls in their group—Jade, Quinn, Ava, and June’s girlfriend Scar—share a mutual disdain for Alex. read more
“Zoe and the I Can’t Monkey” by Adrian Lortie
“Zoe and the I Can’t Monkey” by Adrian Lortie 175 263 Reader Views Kids
From its exquisite watercolor illustrations by Natalia Peña, awash with sprightly surroundings, and its sublime prose, this short gem undulates, shifting between an intelligent plot and unique lessons. Zoe, the main character, is a charming and spirited young girl that the author uses to depict every other child’s eye-view of things and the emotional turmoil they experience upon failing all too many times. The presence of her parents, who encourage her and cheer her on, serves to show that children need emotional support as they try out new things and achieve their dreams. read more
“The Harbour Explosion: The Nova Scotia Episode” by Lisa Tasca Oatway
“The Harbour Explosion: The Nova Scotia Episode” by Lisa Tasca Oatway 171 265 Reader Views Kids
The Stonehart family embarks on a trip to Nova Scotia during the winter break. Beyond the excitement of visiting, they learn some sobering facts about Nova Scotia’s history. The Harbour Explosion was a formidable beast, killing thousands and injuring even more. Further, an unshakable sadness felt by little Tori sends her and Ronni back to the explosion scene, where they must help a helpless stranger. read more
“Marty and Lenny” by Tania Woznicki
“Marty and Lenny” by Tania Woznicki 175 184 Reader Views Kids
Woznicki certainly has her finger on the pulse of sweet, sentimental stories that carry a positive message about making a difference in the lives of others. Marty takes a chance, and changes things, maybe forever, for Lenny. Instead of reacting to Lenny the way everyone else does, Marty takes it upon himself to take a different tact, and it creates a friendship that may never have existed if this little monkey hadn’t taken a chance. read more
“The Dinosaur Encounter: The Alberta Episode” by Lisa Tasca Oatway
“The Dinosaur Encounter: The Alberta Episode” by Lisa Tasca Oatway 161 265 Reader Views Kids
This kickoff to an exciting new series promises to be full of adventure, following the Stonehart kids as they travel to exciting events in time, using their knowledge, what’s packed in their backpacks, and each other’s skill sets to solve any challenges they face along the way. The sibling rivalry, comradery, and teamwork lend to a perfect family read. read more