The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50
How Eric Carle’s colorful story about metamorphosis became a classic.
Wellcome Book Prize
Shortlist celebrates books about masculinity and mental illness.
Teddy Geiger, Shawn Mendes' songwriter
Once a pop star in the early 2000s, Geiger is now penning hits for music's biggest names.
Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr
Iconic artist Emily Carr surrounded herself with animals. Woo, takes centre stage in new book.
No, men aren't better at reading maps:
Cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon picks best books exposing gender myths.
Dangerous ideas on the business of life from James Victore.
‘The Wife’ author Meg Wolitzer
Answering reader questions in conversation with Jeffrey Brown.
Books that inspired the 2019 Oscar nominees.
Why I lied:
Authors who fabricated literary personas share how their fantasies became nightmares.
Mapping Oliver Jeffers’s World
In his studio in Brooklyn, he brings together his work as a fine artist and as an illustrator.
Maria Popova: By the Book
The author of 'Figuring' likes how children’s books speak “a language of absolute sincerity".
George Orwell gets apology after 70 years
The British Council has apologised to Orwell after rejecting an essay seven decades ago.
Zucked: The Education of An Unlikely Activist
In his book, Roger McNamee lays out 'Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe'.
Dr Seuss's thank-you letter
The letter stopped the author from burning his first children’s book manuscript.
ALA Youth Media Awards
Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott.
Black Panther is heating up the Oscar race
The Academy didn't miss the artistic excellence surrounding the phenomenon.
“No manners meals”
Weird Parenting Wins author Hillary Frank on why parents should trust their instincts.
Have aliens found us?
A Harvard astronomer on the mysterious interstellar object 'Oumuamua'.
Unique new covers for five science classics
Book series taps into the growing concern about humanity’s impact on the environment.
- Explore The Origin of Species in our collection
- Explore the book Sapiens in our collection
- Explore the book Cradle to Cradle in our collection
- Explore the book Adventures in the Anthropocene in our collection
- Explore the book Guns, Germs and Steel in our collection
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Canada Reads 2019 Long List
From thought-provoking fiction to inspiring memoirs, finding one book to move you.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo reviewed
Kondo directs to fill hearts with gratitude for items that have outlived their utility.
The odd life of author JD Salinger
January 1 marks the centenary of Catcher in the Rye author.
Remembering Mike Taylor
Burlington's Walk Off the Earth lost their “beloved brother and bandmate”.
Augment Storytime with AR Books
Augmented reality books provide a new way to spend quality family time together.
Handmaid's Tale sequel
Margaret Atwood to write sequel inspired by the state of the modern world.
Esi Edugyan wins 2nd Scotiabank Giller Prize
The novel Washington Black follows the saga of an 11-year-old boy who escapes slavery.
Dan Brown on how to write a bestseller
Brown talks about bad reviews, his habit of hanging upside down in this interview.
Remembering Stan Lee
The creator of Spider-Man, Lee considered the comic book medium an art form.
Remembering Stratford Festival founder Douglas Rain.
Rain was one of the few surviving members of the Festival’s founding company.