Where is your favourite place to read?

I spent a lot of vacation time in tents as my parents loved to travel and camp. I would bring a load of books from the library and read on the beach or by the light of the lantern.

When we travelled I investigated the different kinds of tents the Native Canadians used. My favourite was the teepee, a cone-shaped house made of animal skins or birch bark. Just as my family did at the end of a camping trip teepees could be broken down and packed away when the tribe decided to move and constructed quickly when a family settled in a new area. (see page 104 – Warbird) At Sainte-Marie they call it a wig-wam.

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Fun Things To Do With Books

Looking for something to do on your holidays? Start a book club with friends that like reading as much as you do. Here’s how.

  1. Choose five friends from your class, sports teams, cousins or family friends. Pick a book and send them an invitation to read it and then meet to talk about it.
  2. Decide where to meet on a regular basis. The best place is at each other’s houses but you could meet at the public library.
  3. Each member selects a book everyone is to read. Keep track of what you read (without doing a book report). Use a book log, scrapbook or sketch pad to record puzzling or interesting things about the story.
  4. Each host leads a discussion based on book club questions and provides a snack. Its fun if the snack is some kind of food found in the book.

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Coming Soon!

Cherry Blossom Baseball


Michiko Minigawa’s life is like a bad game of baseball. The Government of Canada swung the bat making her family leave home base in Vancouver to live in an abandoned silver mining town in the Kootenay Mountains.