#IMWAYR – August 8, 2016

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, and adapted by Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts with a children’s/YA focus. The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. These weekly roundups are a great way to discover new blogs and bloggers, share titles, and add to your ever-growing to-read list.

I’ve been doing plenty of reading and writing in the past two weeks!

August is Australia month over on The Book Wars, so I’ve been catching up on some fantastic picture books by Australian authors – so far I’ve written about Graeme Base’s visually stunning alphabet book Animalia and Jackie French’s charming Diary of a Wombat, and I’ll have plenty of other posts coming up during the month. Make sure to follow The Book Wars if you’re not already – there are great bookish posts popping up all the time!

Inspired by a recent trip to Vancouver Island I’ve launched a new series on my blog called Beautiful British Columbia : A Reading Staycation, where I’ll be sharing children’s books from British Columbian authors/illustrators! I’m so excited to share some local children’s literature with everyone, and celebrate my beautiful home province. I started with one of my favourite series, Binky the Space Cat – be sure to check back during the month for more great Canadian books!

Finally, we had another round of #diversekidslit in the children’s lit world, and there’s still time to add your diverse children’s book posts to the link up and check out all the inspiring and amazing posts.

Loads of fun reading and writing, and still more to come. Can’t wait to see what everyone else has been reading!

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30 thoughts on “#IMWAYR – August 8, 2016

  1. I think your British Columbia feature sounds awesome, that’s supposed to be such a beautiful area and I’d be curious to see what you come up with- books or pics (or both). Have a great week!

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  2. I am also excited to follow you BC Lit blog. I keep meaning to highlight more Canadian work, but get caught up in the frenzy of other titles. BTW, since we live in the same city, I also hope someday we can meet up.

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    • I never normally take note of where an author’s from – to be honest, I can rarely even remember the names of authors, I just focus on the book itself, so this has been a very interesting experience. Turns out I was reading a bunch of Australian picture book authors without even realizing it!

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