Bookmarks: April 12th

Hi, Savvy Readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday morning! It’s Bookmarks time, our weekly post where we share a roundup of all the goings on from the book world. Let’s get you caught up!

1. Love, Simon is coming to TV!

Disney+, the new  streaming platform, has ordered a series based on Becky Albertalli’s  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and its sequel, Leah on the OffbeatGreg Berlanti—who directed the film Love, Simon—will not be involved in the show, but screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker will return to the Disney+ series, which will feature a new cast. The Disney+ platform launches November 12 and we can’t wait to binge this new show! Read more about the show here!

2. Printed books may be better than e-books for teaching kids to read

Image: CBC

Adding fuel to the fire of the classic print versus e-book debate, a new study from the University of Michigan has found that parents and toddlers chat more as they read printed stories together compared to when they share electronic books. Researchers say those conversations can be instrumental in teaching children to read and express themselves. With an e-book, more of the dialogue is focused on swiping the page, or struggles over who has control of the tablet. To read more about the study, click here.  What do you think, Savvy Readers? Do you read print books or e-books with your young children? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

3. Dennis Lee on the Art of Poetry 

Image: CBC

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Dennis Lee, beloved Canadian poet and author of children’s books like Alligator Pie, sat down with CBC to talk about how he writes.

“Sometimes I think it’s the music of a piece — which means more than just lovely, lyrical vowels and consonants — that tells more truth than any single bit of content that you can wedge in. ” – Dennis Lee

You can read and listen to Dennis‘ thoughts on poetry here.

4. Get the #HCCFirst Look!

HCC First Look is back with a sneak peek at The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna!  It’s a stunning and lush novel about a young woman who tells the story behind two elderly sisters’ estrangement, unraveling family secrets stretching back a century to early 20th century Italy.

Ten lucky readers will get to read The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna before it goes on sale with #HCCFirstLook! Click here and enter now! Find out more about this upcoming book here.


What are you reading this week? Share with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,


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