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From Troubadours to Haiku: nine voices of spring
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From Troubadours to Haiku: nine voices of spring

To celebrate the arrival of spring (it IS coming) our erudite contributor, Robert Fisher, has chosen nine poems from the ages: classical, Chinese, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Japanese, and some more recent – as in the 19th century. Read, enjoy, think warm thoughts. Continue reading

Wordless Books for Kids
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Wordless Books for Kids

In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, the International Board on Books for Young People is establishing a library to be used by young migrants and local children. See their collection of outstanding wordless picture books from 23 countries now on view at the North York Public Library in Toronto. Continue reading