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Christina Van Starkenburg lives in Victoria with her husband, children, and cat. She is the author of One Tiny Turtle: A Story You Can Colour and many articles. To read more of her work and learn about her upcoming books, check out her website at www.christinavanstarkenburg.com.

Tourist in Your Own Town

When you grow up in a city, or if you’ve lived there for a while, it can be easy to forget about all of...

Choose to Be Kind

Recently I had a conversation with my oldest son about why he was being mean to his younger brother, because, as I told him,...

If You Give a Kid a Book…

If they’re anything like my kids, they will love them. While my boys definitely have their favourite stories that we read over and over...

Halloween & Stories for the Night

After a delightful summer getting to know my new baby girl, I am back to reviewing picture books for you. This time we’re going...

Summer Fun

(Even if we have to stay close to home again)We are in our second pandemic summer, and, just like last year, no one really...

Dealing with Differences

As more and more individuals are vaccinated across the province, it can be easy to hope for things to return to normal soon so...

’Tween Reads

Friendship, belonging and middle school dramaMiddle school isn’t always the easiest time. People change and friends change with them. For those who feel like...

Tales About Winter Traditions

Over the winter holidays many families get together to decorate trees, light candles, and eat yummy foods. While many of us do the same...

Birthdays & Babies

In a few days, my five-year-old will turn six. While we have never been the type of family to rent out a room in...

Grumbly Glasses & Humble Hearts

As the characters in this month’s selection can assure you, it’s easy to fall into patterns because the ways we’ve always done things are...

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