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Getting Merry with Stephanie Simpson McLellan, author of The Christmas Wind (Open Book Interview - Dec 21/17)

Open Book interview about The Christmas Wind (Dec 21/17):
[EXCERPT]: “Brooke Kerrigan’s elegant, dreamy illustrations combine with Stephanie McLellan’s sparse and lyrical narrative to make holiday magic. Not only that, but the book also spawned the Christmas Wind Story Project, a literacy project for which Simpson McLellan has worked with over 1,000 primary students across Canada.” >> […]

Both McLellan & Kerrigan have outdone themselves in the creation of this beautiful new Christmas story (CCBC Review)

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre reviews The Christmas Wind (Book News Winter 2017):
[EXCERPT]: “This charming read reminds us of what is most important during the festive season and has many elements of the original Christmas story hidden within its spare text and stunning illustrations. Both McLellan and Kerrigan have outdone themselves in the creation of […]

Elements of the Christmas story are evident throughout The Christmas Wind [Sal's Fiction Addiction Review]

Sal’s Fiction Addiction Reviews The Christmas Wind (Dec 13, 2017)
[EXCERPT]: “Elements of the Christmas story are evident throughout, in the choice of names, the setting, and the circumstances; it is not a retelling. Rather, it is a story of misunderstanding, compassion and hope for the future. This book reminds me of another book that has […]

Echoes of the nativity story resonate throughout McLellan's beautifully told tale [CM Magazine Review]

CM Magazine Reviews The Christmas Wind (Dec 8, 2017):
[EXERPT]: “Echoes of the nativity story resonate throughout McLellan’s beautifully told tale. The lovely, soft illustrations, created by Brooke Kerrigan to suggest an earlier time in the last century, are a perfect match to the gentle, spare prose of the story. Her depiction of the prairie windstorm will […]

The Christmas Wind is

“What Should I Read Next” reviews The Christmas Wind (Dec 5/17):
[EXCERPT]: “A great, brand new book for the holidays is always a pleasure to find. The Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson McLellan is a sure to be a favourite this year, particularly as a read aloud for the grades 3-6 range. For teachers and parents, […]

The Christmas Wind is beautifully told (On the Bookshelf December 2017)

City Parent: On the Bookshelf reviews The Christmas Wind (December 2017):
[EXCERPT]: “The spirit of generosity and the gift of kindness are other familiar themes portrayed in the experience of a girl who is helping her sick mother and baby brother as they walk on a frigid, windy night. Beautifully told, there is also beauty in […]

Tweezle into Everything Book Trailer

School Library Journal calls Tweezle into Everything “a great addition to both school and public libraries.” CM Magazine and Canadian Children’s Book News recommend it. Kirkus calls the monster family “endearing.” But what is Tweezle into Everything all about? Get a glimpse in the official book trailer HERE.

Tweezle into Everything is a companion book to […]

Hoogie is in the middle of The Resource Links Best Books for 2013

Resource Links is Canada’s national journal devoted to the review and evaluation of Canadian English and French resources for children and young adults. Hoogie in the Middle was selected as one of Resource Links’ Best Books for 2013. Written by educators and librarians working with young people across the nation, their reviewers span the country […]

Canadian Children's Book Centre Recommends Hoogie for Family Literacy Day

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In celebration of Family Literacy Day, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has compiled a list of 36 Canadian books (12 picture books, 12 works of junior/intermediate fiction and 12 works of young adult fiction) that share in the joys (and struggles) of families of all sizes and combinations. Why not celebrate […]

TVO Kids Recommends Hoogie

Family Literacy Day is celebrated every year as a way to encourage reading and literacy-based activities as a family. Research shows that the number one thing parents can do to help their kids be successful in school is to read to them every day. TVO Kids published a list of great stories to read on […]