Connecting with the World through Books


Often, when people come to my book table they tell me stories about the people who will receive them as gifts. Many times I hear that they are going to someone far away from Canada. Today I had four of these experiences…

  1. A Japanese exchange student bought a book about farm animals for her sister’s preschool in Japan
  2. A couple visiting from South Africa bought two books about trees in North America because “they love our trees over here so much.”
  3. A woman bought two First Nation stories for a family who has moved from Canada to Scotland as a reminder of their homeland
  4. A teacher from Saudi Arabia bought First Nations colouring books and pencils for her students

What a small world. And I am connecting the dots through books !



The Hidden Life of Trees


I received this as a reading sample in the mail today and started reading right away. I feel like I can’t put it down. After our tree accident earlier this year I feel even more connected with trees. This title will be available at Kinder Books. If you are curious to learn more about these big, friendly giants, please send me a note.