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Love Is A Tutu by Amy Novesky and Sara Gillingham

Love Is A Tutu is an adorably sweet journey. A lyrical dance laced with ballerina lingo and happy dance moves. A two-tiered tutu! A coup de coeur, you bet. Bedtime may just turn into a delightful pirouette and be prepared to buy a tutu just for your lil' princess to wear to bed. 
Love is a tutu, tulle-y and new. 
Sweet Dreams! 
-------------------------------------------Love Is A Tutu is published by Cameron Kids

Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog: thinkblink.ca/blog, as well as a lifestyle blog: sukasastyle.com T: @SukasaStyle)


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By Gaslight by Steven Price

Betrayal. Murder. Survival. 

A historical fiction novel that begins in London, 1855, where the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost. William Pinkerton is in search of the mysterious Shade.  His father was as brutal a detective as he was a parent, one equipped with an abundance of righteous indignation and prone to fits of  Scottish rage. But, death came for him early, and he resigned his life without ever finding Shade. William is hell bent on completing his father's unfinished business.

Adam Foole, returns to London in search of a lost love. But fate is not on his side. While uncovering the truth, the search leads him to a name -- Edward Shade. 

As the two men continue to try and uncover clues to get closer to the man they loathe, they are destined to form a bond. The story primarily flip flops between these two alternating points of view. 

An epic 19-Century crime fiction that will keep you glued as you are taken on an adventure from slums of London to South Africa…

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is best known for the bookAtonement, which was adapted into a 2007 major motion picture starring Keira Kneightly, James McAvoy, and Saoirse Ronan. His new novel Nutshellis one that will grab you by your heels and turn you upside down. You will gasp. You will be intrigued. But most of all, you will revel in this dark but delightful tale of love, betrayal, murder and deceit. 
The crux of the story may seem familiar, but Nutshell is executed with such a precision and finesse, something that you’d expect from Ian McEwan. A pregnant wife is cheating on her husband, plotting to get him out of her life so she can be with her lover. All the while, the entire drama is being witnessed by an unsuspecting soul – the unborn child. The narrative, told from the perspective of the unborn child, is profound, something that you wouldn’t expect from an innocent narrator. 
The narrative is imaginative and superbly crafted. The language is raw and at times shockingly adult in its content. But, th…

Do Not Wash This Bear

Every kid who has ever had a bear can relate to this book. You want to hold on to your fave friend. Take it everywhere you go. No one wants their bear to be tossed into the washing machine. I can relate. My plush toy never came out looking the same when some bratty kids tossed it into the garden, got it all muddied up, and my mom had to wash it. Yikes, I didn't realize I harboured such strong feelings for this topic. 

Enough about me. In Sam Hay & Nick East's book, the bear finds his way to a washing machine because of the kid's dad who is tired of bear being all muddy and grubby. His heart is in the right place but... 

... things go awry, and Bear is not quite himself when he comes out of the washing machine. He winks, waves and became quite a cheeky little bear. Running up the stairs, making bubbles in the bathroom, pulling the features out of the pillows. Oh what a commotion bear causes. Washing Bear was a big mistake. 

Your story time is bound to have lots of giggles …

It was so quiet I could hear a pin drop by Alan Goodman

Stunning visual imagery complement the playful words. Renowned British designer, Andy Goodman, brings his tried and true whimsical style to this new children's book. IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP has a beautiful rhythmic flow to it. The quiet start to the book is accompanied by colours and illustrations that are also so calming. As the book builds up its tempo, the graphical elements get bolder and richer in colour. A very smart concept indeed for a picture book. 

-------------------------------------------It was so quiet I could hear a pin drop is published by Princeton Architectural Press, and distributed in Canada by PGC Books
Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog: thinkblink.ca/blog, as well as a lifestyle blog: sukasastyle.com T: @SukasaStyle)



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Bare and Hare: Mine! By Emily Gravett

"Bear and Hare: Mine" is a beautiful book for no rhyme or reason except that it contains the quintessential elements that captivate younger audiences -- a playful rhythm, simple story telling and beautiful emotive illustrations. This is Emily Gravett's book after all, and the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal knows how to draw your attention. 
Emily Gravett also wrote and illustrated one of my fave books this year -- TIDY. This book reminded me of how creative books can be, or in my opinion, "should" be. Read all about the book at sukasareads.com

-------------------------------------------Bear and Hare: Mineis published by MacMillan Children's Books, and distributed in Canada by PGC Books
Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog: thinkblink.ca/blog, as well as a lifestyle blog: sukasastyle.com T: @SukasaStyle)


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One Day on our Blue Planet by Ella Bailey

She cannot fly but she's as swift and as graceful as any bird. Meet Adélie, the #penguin chick who leaves the nesting ground and sets out across the vast #Antartica. She travels many miles a day in search of food through the open southern waters where the giant whales swim. Deep down under she marvels at the colourful world that lies hidden. Beautiful illustrations by Ella Bailey accompany Adélie's adventure. What lacks in the story plot, is made up by the the colourful journey. 
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-------------------------------------------One Day On Our Blue Planetis published by Flying Eye Books, and distributed in Canada by PGC Books
Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog: thinkblink.ca/blog, as well as a lifestyle blog: sukasastyle.com T: @SukasaStyle)

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Little Why by Jonny Lambert

It’s okay to be different. That’s the gist of the lesson in Little Why by Jonny Lambert. Little Why is a baby elephant who is always being told to stay in line. But, he ventures out and sees other animals that he’d like to be. 

The crocodile with "snippy-snappy, snazzy snout"

The cheetah with the "speedy-spotty, fuzzy fur".

The bird with the "super-stretchy tail" that can reach the highest leaves.

And the giraffe with the "long-lofty leggy legs". 
The storyline is simple, but the illustrations take this book to another level. Fabulous characters ooze emotion and adorability despite having limited page time. 
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Little Whyis published by Tiger Tales Books, and distributed in Canada by PGC Books
Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog: thinkblink.ca/blog, as well as a lifestyle blog: sukasastyle.com T: @SukasaStyle)

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I Love You More And More by Nicky Benson and Jenny Lambert

This is a love-ly book, all about the love of a father for his son. Bear loves cub so much, even more than the trees, mountains and stars. 

They are having a great time as they play a game to say how much they love each other. 

Their physical journey is as enjoyable as is the lyrical one; they incorporate all the natural beauty of their habitat into their conversation. The flowers that love to blossom, bloom and grow. The waterfalls that love to splash. The fish that love to swirl in the rivers blue. The mountains, and even the clouds breezing by. 

A cute book with a lovey dovey message, that makes winding down for bedtime just a beautiful thing.

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I Love You More And Moreis published by Tiger Tales Books, and distributed in Canada by PGC Books
Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog: thinkblink.ca/blog, as well as a lifestyle blog: sukasastyle.com T: @S…

The Trap by Melanie Raabe

Get trapped inside this gripping suspense thriller.
A girl is murdered. Her sister has seen the face of the murderer. The killer was never caught. 
Now, twelve years later, she is able to identify him. She's just seen him on TV. It’s the same face. The face of the cold heartless murderer she saw in her sister’s apartment that night. She’s certain. Is she? Yes, she’s sure. But who will believe her? Perhaps only the police officer who was investigating the case. But, has it been too long?
Now she cannot wipe that face from her mind. Haunting nights, restless days, she must seek revenge. But how? She must set a trap. 
He’s a well-known journalist. Linda is a famous writer and an infamous recluse. She’s lived in isolation for the past few years, with very little contact with the outside world. No one will believe her if she accuses him. Moreover she doesn’t want those close to her to have any contact with him. No, she decides. She must do this alone. 
So, she sets out to write a book to tr…

What Will Danny Do Today? By Pippa Goodhart & Sam Usher

Illustrated with a thoughtful purpose, this book offers kids a world of choice. Teaching them decision making in a methodical manner, from the moment they wake up in the morning to when they go to bed, What Will Danny Do, is a book that kids will love to be read to and parents will love to read. Because decisions are bound to be different with every reading of the book, this book is bound to be a hilarious parent-child moment. 

Making decisions is a part of life, and Pippa Goodhart & Sam Usher's book, eases them into this natural process of life. 





BREAKFAST TIME







GETTING DRESSED 

Will he choose 
spotty,
stripy,
or 
plain clothes?




AND THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE SCENES IN WHAT WILL DANNY DO TODAY? 
After his busy day, which book will Danny take to bed? 

-------------------------------------------What Will Danny Do Today? is published by Egmont UK Limited, and distributed in Canada by PGC Books
Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, wh…