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CuriousTeeth

CuriousTeeth

Joined June 2016

Type Books Toronto Children's Buyer / kidlit reviewer
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The Goat | Anne Fleming
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The premise is a goat lives on top of an apartment building in New York City, so yes, I'm reading this.

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The Boy in the Dress | David Walliams
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Today I installed a lamp for night reading and tonight I am taking full advantage! Got to get my Matilda Middle Grade Book Club read finished for tomorrow.

Centique My kids love David Walliams so much. Saw him speak at a writers festival and he was so funny and in tune with kids. Hope lots of American kids get to know his work too 😍 3y
quirkyreader I loved him in Little Britain and Mr. Stink. 3y
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The cover of this book is quite excellent.

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Perfect book to read in a cabin by the lake. Perfect reading anywhere- Gertie is equal parts strong and vulnerable, you will be rooting for her from page one.

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Oh Hilda, how I love her. She reads books about rocks, she hangs bells on troll noses, she jumps on furry floaty things to get around. She befriends the creature that lives in the wasted space between your bookshelf and your wall. She is curious, adventurous and this blue-haired girl has captured my heart. A graphic novel series with a picture book trim size.

angrylilasian I love Hilda! Where did you get the adorable figure?! 3y
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This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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I was listening to The Yarn podcast, and they describe the scene in This One Summer where Windy is krunking, so I had to pull it out again. Yup, totally brilliant.

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Optimists Die First | Susin Nielsen
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This is a preemptive pick as I have not technically finished it, but I am really loving it so far. I did not expect a book about crafting and cats to have me crying all the cries, but here we are. Perfect snuggly Sunday reading.

CuriousTeeth Update: Finished! Absolutely still a pick. 3y
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Flannery | Lisa Moore
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The National Post Bestseller list was from my store this week, and I'm so pleased with the list I was able to provide for children's chapter books. ❤️

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Last Look | Charles Burns
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New Charles Burns in the store! I know what my weekend looks like! 👀

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The Liszts | Kyo Maclear
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A weird and wonderful book about a family of obsessive list-makers. The illustrations are lush and atmospheric, the characters are eccentric and detailed. Good for adult coffee tables and children's bookshelves alike.

Centique Sounds like I might be descended from this family. So many lists! 3y
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Smart about Sharks | Owen Davey
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What a beauty! Great info, broken down manageably, truly stunning illustrations. I've learned so much about sharks! Second in a series (first was a out monkeys) and I can't wait to see what is next. #kidlit

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Hilda and the Troll | Luke Pearson
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I love when characters in books are reading books. #booksinbooks

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Happy Roald Dahl Day everyone! #roalddahl100 #faveclassics

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Type Books is my local and my workplace! Slinging kids books here for the last 4 years and it's been glorious. #bookstorelove #septphotochallange

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The Graces | Laure Eve
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I'm thinking of reading this YA novel next - has anyone dug in yet???

BookishMarginalia It looks very interesting! Keep us posted! 3y
TheLibrarian No but it's on my TBR so I'm interested to know what you think of it! 3y
annahenke I got an ARC through netgalley but bailed. It wasn't for me, but to each his/her own! 3y
Carol It looks like something I would love but I haven't read it yet. 3y
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Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Hey y'all today Jonathan Safran Foer came to the store I work at!

MrBook Wow! Very cool 😁👏🏻👍🏻! 3y
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This month's pick for The Matilda Middle Grade Book Club. This is maybe my favourite book of all time, about a brother and a sister who run away from home and go live in The Met. I read it every year. Do you have a book that is "that book"?

youngreadrshelf I read that and Harriet the Spy over and over again! 3y
Pandyfish I LOVE The Mixed-Up Files so much! It's a comfort book:) (That and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson) 3y
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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There are very good, very interesting things happening at Archie Comics right now. Chip Zdarsky is writing Jughead. I can't wait to dig into this one. Who knew?

StephBengtson Sabrina is so good! I'm loving all the new Archie comics! 3y
BekahB This was excellent! Even though I've read Afterlife with Archie, it was still much darker than I thought it would be. I'm excited for the next volume. 3y
CuriousTeeth @StephBengtson I love Archie and the first Jughead bind up was pretty good. I will dig in! I'm just a little worried that is will be just dark. I like stuff the is stuff funny too. 3y
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CuriousTeeth @BekahB but is there still some funny ie Buffy? I'm worried that is just going to be dark and serious. 3y
BekahB @CuriousTeeth Yikes. This one really isn't funny. There are a few moments of dry sarcasm from Salem the cat but it's closer to straight-up horror. Afterlife with Archie had more of a funny-ish Evil Dead type humor. I would agree with the trade paperback's introduction and say that in tone this was more like Rosemary's Baby or The Omen. It's very good, but not snarky or kitschy like Buffy. Closer to the comic book series Wytches or Harrow County. 3y
CuriousTeeth @BekahB ahhhh, good to know. Not for the kiddies! 3y
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A Boy Named Queen | Sara Cassidy
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I recently recommended this book on the September Canadian Children's Book Center newsletter. It's very different from the typical zany middle grade offering and I really loved it! --- This book is short, sweet, and terribly perfect. A very focused and tight study of that mind-shaking moment when a new friendship changes your entire worldview. Reminiscent of Rainbow Rowell‘s Eleanor & Park, but for a younger reader.

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Amelia Bedelia | Peggy Parish
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Reaserching early readers with lots of words. Do any teachers or parents or librarians have any suggestions? #kidlit

Bibliogeekery Are you on College St in Toronto? 3y
youngreadrshelf The Henry and Mudge books are good. Might be more interesting to the boys. 3y
youngreadrshelf And Pinky and Rex. 3y
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annahenke Ramona Cleary? Might be too advanced. 3y
CuriousTeeth @Bibliogeekery I am! I work remotely a lot of the time, so I often work out of the Lillian H. Smith library. Are you in Toronto too? 3y
CuriousTeeth @youngreadrshelf ooooohhhh these are good suggestions! I'm not familiar, will have to look them up. 3y
CuriousTeeth @ahenke I looooove Ramona! But alas, trying to find good examples that bridge picture books and chapter books. 3y
Bibliogeekery Yes, I live in Toronto as well! I'm not used to recognizing landmarks on Litsy 😀! It's such a beautiful library. 3y
youngreadrshelf I know the kids will like them! 😉 3y
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Joseph Fipps | Nadine Roberts
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So this book isn't in the database so I had to pick another one by the same illustrator. How do you add a book to the list? In any case, Rose a Petit Pois is a lyrical story from Quebec's always impressive publisher La Pasteque. Quiet, simple, emotional - it reminds me of the movie Amelie. Lovely for a specific kind of kid.

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I find really beautiful early readers difficult to come across, so this trilogy was a real prize. Like the first two, it follows along the same story structure as Dr.Seuss's And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. The illustration is vintage inspired, but with a modern feeling and the design is great.

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Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes | Peter Meehan, the editors of Lucky Peach
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This is one of the best cookbooks I have ever used. It's genuinely easy to follow the recipes. I've learned a lot about an ingredients and cooking techniques I can apply to the way I cook and eat, not just to the specific meals inside. I haven't even made 1/3 of the recipes yet but every single one is a winner so far.

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We Found a Hat | Jon Klassen
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I wrote about the conclusion to Jon Klassen's picture book hat trilogy for lit mag Quill & Quire. I am constantly amazed by how much he can express with just a shift of an eyeball.

Sue Nice blanky!! 4y
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Reading this month's selection for The Matilda Middle Grade Book Club. Transit reading is maybe my favourite? Or at least close tie with afternoon cozy bed reading. Or warm afternoon on a blanket in the park reading.

rubyslippersreads Sounds like a fun book club! 😀 4y
CuriousTeeth @rubyslippersreads It's still really new, but so much fun! Middle grade is great reading. 3y
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Strong as a Bear | Katrin Stangl
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Delightful. Simple text of animal-ish qualities and lush art thanks to a printing process using four different pantone colors.

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I ordered this book for my store bc subject matter is perfect, and it's also so very beautiful. Flying off the shelf.

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Starting this one today. I love books that are set in Toronto & this one has come highly recommended.

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Another great non-fiction reference-style book from Flying Eye Books. Each animal gets it's own spread and brief description but the art is what will win you over - so lush and dynamic. A lovely book for a curious kid.

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Secret Keepers | Trenton Lee Stewart
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A third of the way through the new middle grade mystery by Trenton Lee Stewart & having trouble putting it down (even with the world's cutest cat trying to get my attention).

MrBook 😸 Great pic! 4y
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Chester Brown came by my store, drew in and signed my copy of his newest graphic novel from Drawn & Quarterly. ❤️❤️❤️

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I'm Just a Person | Tig Notaro
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Who I am spending tonight with. Been waiting for this to arrive at the store!

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How Many Legs? | Katja Spitzer
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I do wish these were board books and the simple words are perfect for a toddler, but honestly they are so so so beautiful I will take them in any format. More Katja Spitzer please!

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When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead
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Re-reading this for next week's meeting of The Matilda Middle Grade Book Club. Love it so very much. I never noticed before that (now Caldecott winner) Sophie Blackall did the cover.

syasutake Such a great book. I recently borrowed the audiobook from the library so my daughters and I can listen to it in the car. I wish I had a MG book club! 4y
CuriousTeeth We are reading it paired with the Wrinkle in Time graphic novel by Hope Larson, works well as a set! 4y
MrBook Nice pic! 4y
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Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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Such a weird, lovely book. Very good to read aloud, the rhythm of the prose is mesmerizing.

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An illustrated middle grade story of a boy who dreads being sent to distant relatives in Nova Scotia, but ends up having a magical summer. BEAUTIFUL.

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