In a portal fantasy someone travels from one reality to another, often by means of a particular object – think of the classic stories Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. (Science fiction variations may involve alternate realities, the multiverse, time travel, or wormholes – but we’ll look at those another day!)
There is no life without bees! But many bees are endangered owing to habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, and disease. World Bee Day is May 20 each year, acknowledging the role of bees and other pollinators for our ecosystems.
Oh, The Places You'll Go! is a classic book for celebrating graduates but if you're looking for something new, we've got you covered! These books are just as suitable for a sweet kindergarten grad as they are a sentimental find for high school and beyond.
May is Jewish Heritage Month! Celebrate, honour and learn about diverse Jewish communities and their histories with this book list.
Read these contenders for the Women's Prize for Fiction before the winner is announced June 15. This year’s shortlist incorporates a range of themes including belonging and identity, the power of nature, the burden of history, personal freedom, sisterhood, mental illness, ghosts, gender violence, and the opportunity for renewal.