Kathie’s Blog


NEW BOOK – Sled Dog School by Terry Lynn Johnson

Last Updated 2017/12/14

Sled Dog School by Terry Lynn Johnson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 2017). Ages 9-12. What I enjoy most about Terry Lynn Johnson’s books is the information I learn about a subject while thoroughly enjoying a story. This book was no exception. There are a lot interesting facts about dog sledding and mushing, but they quietly


2017 Most Memorable MG Books

Last Updated 2017/12/08

I remember how a book made me FEEL more than I remember details from the story. So this year, I’ve compiled my 2017 Most Memorable MG Books. These are the books that evoked the strongest emotions in me, that ones where I immediately say “Oh yeah, I LOVED that book” long after I’ve forgotten the main


NEW BOOK – Kat Greene Comes Clean by Melissa Roske

Last Updated 2017/12/14

Kat Greene Comes Clean by Melissa Roske, Charlesbridge (August 2017). Ages 9-12. There’s a lot of buzz about this book in the MGlit world, and rightly so! I’m really glad I finally got around to reading it; it’s a great introduction to the topic of OCD (that character’s mother struggles with it) and how it can


Happy December!

Last Updated 2017/12/01

This year, I decided to decorate our Christmas tree with book covers from my favorite middle grade reads from 2017. I put the photo on Twitter, and tagged the authors who were on the tree. I got responses from SO many of them loving this tree.


NEW BOOK: Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

Last Updated 2017/11/28

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson, Charlesbridge (Sept 2017). Ages 9-12. I was thrilled when the author offered to send me a copy of her book, because I’d had it on my TBR list for a while. I think kids who like outdoor adventure books are going to LOVE this one. It’s action-packed, fast-paced, with


2018 MYRCA Nominees

Last Updated 2017/11/28

The 2018 MYRCA nominees were recently announced, and we’re happy to say we have almost all of them in our collection! You can find a display of them year round in the children’s department.  


2017 Summer Reading Program

Last Updated 2017/05/08

It’s here! The 2017 Summer Reading Program Schedule is now available, and registration is open. Don’t delay as these programs fill up quickly!  


2017 MYRCA Award Winners

Last Updated 2017/04/13

Hot off the presses, here are this year’s winner, and the two honor books! Congratulations to Allan Stratton, Kevin Sylvester and Kevin Sands! Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for new of next year’s nominees


Author Visit – Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Last Updated 2017/04/13

We are SO excited that next week we will be hosting children’s author Lorna Schultz Nicholson! She will be visiting next Thursday, April 20th at 9:00AM for a special presentation. We are a big fan of her books, which include the Puckster hockey series, the Best Buddies middle grade series (Fragile Bones, Born With, and


Resources for children in Headingley

Last Updated 2017/04/07

Are you looking for more information about elementary school, nursery school, daycare, or programs available in Headingley for your child? Here is a list of websites and contact information right at your fingertips!   Headingley Municipal Library (49 Alboro Street) Offers programs for children ages 0-12 throughout the year http://www.headingleylibrary.ca (204) 888-5410   MacDonald Headingley