Anna Dewdney

Anna Dewdney

Anna Dewdney, picture book author and illustrator, has passed away at age 50.  Dewdney is best known for her Llama Llama series, which started with the picture book Llama Llama, Red Pajama.  To read a full obituary for Dewdney, click here. 

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Read Comics Online!

Read Comics Online!

Did you know that Regina Public Library has comics that you can read online, and it is all free with your library card?  Download the Hoopla app, or open Hoopla in your browser, and you can access comics from great publishers like DC, Dark Horse, Image and Vertigo.  Go to…

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Graphic Medicine Part 2

Graphic Medicine  Part 2

As a follow-up to the blog post about graphic novels dealing with mental health issues, here are some titles at Regina Public Library that explore issues involving physical health. (Attribution to UK doctor Ian Williams , who first developed the concept of graphic novels that specifically deal with the subjects…

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Graphic Medicine Titles

Graphic Medicine Titles

One of the newest sub-genres in Graphic Novels is Graphic Medicine. The term was coined by UK doctor Ian Williams, who runs a website at www.graphicmedicine.org The website offers book reviews, podcasts, a blog, conference information, and links to other articles and websites. Many of the graphic novels reviewed on…

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Finding Joy in Childhood’s Messy Years

Finding Joy in Childhood’s Messy Years

Catastrophic Happiness,  by Catherine Newman Many books have been written about the experience of parenting infants and toddlers, but there are fewer titles that cover parenting children in the preschool to adolescent stages. Newman describes the growth of her son and daughter over the course of a decade, with all…

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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick. Arthur Pepper has held onto the routines of  his life following the death of his wife Miriam. At age sixty-nine, he isn’t too keen on change–especially after losing his life partner of over forty years. But on the first anniversary of…

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The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies: a memoir, by Betsy Lerner Betsy Lerner had always felt mild scorn for her mother Roz’s group of bridge club women. No matter the ups and downs of life, the five women met every Monday afternoon for over fifty years to play bridge. When Betsy’s mother is…

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Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig: changing the world one heart at a time, by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, with Caprice Crane Steven Jenkins knew his partner Derek wouldn’t be pleased at the prospect of another pet joining their four-pet household. But how could he turn down the offer of a…

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Mr. Hockey is Gone

Mr. Hockey is Gone

Mr. Hockey: my story by Gordie Howe A great Canadian hockey icon has passed away today at the age of 88. Howe played  26 seasons in the NHL.  He won the Stanley Cup  four times while playing for the Detroit Red Wings, six Hart trophies as the NHL’s most valuable…

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Great Summer Read

Great Summer Read

It’s June, and if you are like me, your mind is turning to summer.  Get in the mood for summer reading with the newest short story compilation edited by Stephanie Perkins, Summer Days and Summer Nights:  Twelve Love Stories. Description:  Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the…

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