Jen

 I have a passion for children's literature and a desire to inspire and share that with others.

My education background is as an Early Childhood Educator. I worked for a number of years in a childcare centre providing care and programming for children from preschool age to 12 before working in the library field. At the library, I've had the unique opportunity to combine my knowledge of child development with my passion for books. The goal in each of my programs is to provide activities which are literacy based and fun. My hope, is to help children and their families develop a love of reading.

 

Giving Books This Christmas? Suggestions for Book Lovers of All Ages!

Christmas is quickly approaching and as I began my shopping today I thought perhaps you've started as well! Christmas is my favorite time of year and this year I am looking so forward to the smell of mulled apple cider, and our fresh pine trees, the sounds of my favorite Christmas album, and the crinkle of wrapping paper. Below are my top recommendations for the book lover's in your life. I hope the lists are helpful. It can be a challenge shopping for someone else. If you need a more personal recommendation just leave me a comment or send me an email. Happy shopping! ...more

Sharing Books with your Littlest Ones

  It is never too early to start reading to your child and I believe babies & books are meant to go together. Reading to your child from when they are little (newborn +) not only gives your child a head start in developing the much needed literacy skills for school, it also a wonderful way to bond, snuggle and share time together.  There are a wide variety of books to choose from so it can become a daunting task to know where to begin-...more

Inner Warrior

 I was thinking about my favourite books and characters in them as well the television shows and movies I love to watch and I began to see a common thread. It seems I love stories where  girls kick butt.    ...more

Top 10 Picture Books to Read Aloud

 As someone who does story time on almost a daily basis, I'm always looking for amazing books to share with the children and families that attend my programs. Here are ten of my favourites....more
Absolutely love Oliver Jeffers books - The Incredible Book Eating Boy especially. For reading ...more