L’arbre des souhaits – Kyo Maclear

L' arbre des souhaitsL’arbre des souhaits de Kyo Maclear

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: Novembre 2016
Éditions: Scholastic
Sujets: Album illustré, Animaux, Hiver, Gentillesse


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Charles aimerait tant trouver un arbre de souhaits! Même si son frère et sa soeur ne croient pas qu’une telle chose existe, il saisit son toboggan et part à l’aventure. Sa route sera semée d’expériences merveilleuses qui lui feront découvrir que les souhaits se réalisent parfois de façon inattendue. Continue reading

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Le Jardinier de La Nuit

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Le Jardinier de La Nuit de Eric Fan

Ma note: 3 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: Mars 2017
Éditions: Scholastic
Sujets: Album illustré, Communauté, Artiste


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L’album s’ouvre sur une illustration monochrome qui dépeint l’atmosphère d’une ville semblable à tant d’autres. Ses habitants sont loin de se douter que le geste d’un seul homme est sur le point de changer leur vie. Cet homme est un artiste qui, à la faveur de la nuit et secrètement, crée avec le feuillage des arbres de somptueuses sculptures. L’album se pare de plus en plus de couleurs évoquant la joie. Parmi la foule rassemblée au pied des oeuvres, seul un jeune garçon aura le bonheur de connaître l’auteur de tant de beauté. Il deviendra l’apprenti de ce vieil artiste qui lui transmettra avec bienveillance son précieux savoir. Continue reading

Game of Gnomes – Kirsten Mayer

Game of GnomesGame of Gnomes by Kirsten Mayer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Publication Date: November 2017
Publisher: Imprint
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Winter, Competition, Fantasy


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The Winter Gnome Games are coming to the Gnome Garden! This is great news for Ginger. Every gnome in the Garden calls Ginger nicknames like “red” or “curly” because of her hair, but this Winter sports competition is the perfect chance to make a name for herself–her own name! Gnomes compete in downhill sledding, figure skating, and curling, but Ginger can’t help showing off some daring skills in each event! Her rule-busting moves put her on thin ice with the judges. But when her friend Al needs help, Ginger proves with courage and creativity that she’s more than her appearance. Continue reading

Filles à papa (Dad #1)

Dad - tome 1 - Filles à papaFilles à papa de Nob

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: Mars 2015
Éditions: Dupuis
Âge recommandé: 12+
Sujets: Bande Dessinée, Vie Moderne, Histoire de famille, Humour


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Père célibataire au foyer, c’est un boulot à plein temps, et ce n’est pas Dad qui va prétendre le contraire ! Surtout avec quatre filles au caractère bien trempé, et pas vraiment du genre à s’écraser devant leur éternel ado de père… Entre Pandora l’intello, Ondine la volcanique, Roxane l’espiègle et Bébérenice la petite dernière, ce comédien au chômage a trouvé le rôle de sa vie : celui de s’occuper de sa famille sans rien perdre de sa propre jeunesse. Continue reading

Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young

34726469Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: April 24th, 2018
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Family, Honor, War Setting


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Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family. She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating. Continue reading

Penguins Don’t Wear Sweaters!

Penguins Don’t Wear Sweaters! by Marikka Tamura

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: January 16th, 2018
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Animals, Environmental Issues


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You may have seen the cute pictures of penguins wearing sweaters–but did you know why they were wearing them? Debut author Marikka Tamura answers this question in this colorful, kid-friendly book that is told simply and charmingly…When the penguins become coated in an oil spill, many Big Boots arrive. The humans want to help the cold, greasy penguins, so they knit sweaters to keep them warm. The Big Boots mean well, but . . . penguins don’t wear sweaters! So after a good, soapy scrub, the penguins dive back into the deep blue sea, happily dressed only in their own penguin feathers. Continue reading

Kate, Who Tamed the Wind

Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Nature, Good neighbors, Kindness


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A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning everything upside down for the man who lives there. Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up the steep hill to add a little green to the man’s life, and to protect the house from the howling wind. From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and whimsical illustrator Lee White comes a delightfully simple, lyrical story about the important role trees play in our lives, and caring for the world in which we live. Continue reading