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“Women on the Ballot – Stories of Our Trailblazers”

On International Women's Day, March 8, 2021, UWC Toronto will present a Zoom talk by Betsy McGregor, a leader in the advancement of women and youth in Canada, a sought-after speaker at women's forums, and the author of Women on the Ballot: Pathways to Political Power. Taking a theme from her book, Betsy will speak to us about "Women onRead More »“Women on the Ballot – Stories of Our Trailblazers”

Understanding Anxiety in Holly Carr’s LIGHT IN THE FOREST

By Phoebe Jenner Light in the Forest, artist Holly Carr’s stunning picture book, functions not only as a piece of art but also as a kind of preparation or safety net for what happens once the parent finishes their bedtime story and leaves the room. Purposely lacking a plot, it’s a bedtime story that’s meantRead More »Understanding Anxiety in Holly Carr’s LIGHT IN THE FOREST

Why I Became a Doula

By Lindsay Taylor I’m not the only nutrition expert out there specializing in food for pregnancy and postpartum — far from it!⁠ But my experience as a mom has taught me some hard truths. ⁠ There is a massive gap between the recommendations we hear for how to eat during pregnancy and what’s REALISTIC andRead More »Why I Became a Doula

Nature, Art, and Comfort With Artist Holly Carr

By Phoebe Jenner Light in the Forest, Nova Scotia artist Holly Carr’s new picture book, was designed as a literary nightlight for children who face anxiety once their parents say goodnight. Featuring a selection of silk paintings of various woodland animals, Carr cleverly juxtaposes frightening images with ones that show the harmlessness and comfort ofRead More »Nature, Art, and Comfort With Artist Holly Carr

The Winning Cover!

The winning cover! After so many cover designs, endless reviews and surveys, it’s great to have an overwhelming winner with this cover! More importantly, inside this beautiful cover, The Food Doula Cookbook is a wise and wonderful book in which nutritionist-food doula-author Lindsay Taylor offers not just nutritious and easy-to-whip up recipes but also practical adviceRead More »The Winning Cover!

WILLA’S HOUSE – A Wonderful Christmas Gift for Teachers

Willa's House, by David Booth and artist Renia Metallinou — Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2020 Gold Medal Winner for Best Picture Book, All Ages — is a wonderful Christmas gift for teachers. David was a brilliant, passionate educator and award-winning author who left a legacy of thousands of teachers whom he inspired to care deeplyRead More »WILLA’S HOUSE – A Wonderful Christmas Gift for Teachers

Story Lines with Holly Carr

Plumleaf author Holly Carr hosts drawing events on the web across many platforms. Often they are hosted by a partner, Canadian Mental Health Association, Halifax Public Libraries, etc. Participants sign up ahead and can download a starter drawing to kickoff the theme of the session. Here is a sample session:   If you are interestedRead More »Story Lines with Holly Carr

Willa’s House Wins Gold at the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

OAKVILLE, ON — — Rubicon Publishing Inc./Plumleaf Press has won gold at the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Willa’s House written by the late David Booth and beautifully illustrated by the talented Renia Metallinou won the Gold award in the picture book category for all ages. From the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards website: Creating books that inspire ourRead More »Willa’s House Wins Gold at the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards