We hope you’re enjoying the Holidays.

Are the kids starting to get bored of their toys and are you looking for something that could help them spend their time productively?

Here is an interesting book (even for grownups) that we have come across while listening to “The Next Chapter” on CBC radio.  It’s made it to the list of CBC’s Best Books of 2015.

The publishers of Speechless have even created a nice PDF that you might find useful.  Click for Speech-Making Tips that Will Leave Your Audience Speechless (in a good way).


Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang


I forced my feet to the stage and turned around. This was going to be the scariest thing I’d ever done in my whole life. I looked down into the expanse of gleaming eyes and willed myself to focus on the next step ahead. I just had to make it through the next five minutes, word by word. Then it would be over.

Jelly Miles would rather be playing video games with his best friend P.B. than preparing for a speech competition. In fact, he’d rather be doing just about anything else. So he’s as surprised as anyone that he’s taking this year’s competition seriously. At first, it’s for the awesome prize. But when the competition turns ugly, Jelly realizes it’s his chance to finally get the last word with the class know-it-all. With his reputation, self-respect and the friendship he values most on the line, can Jelly find the courage to get up in front of the whole school and show his true self?

Laugh-out-loud funny, Speechless is about standing up to bullying, knowing who your friends are and finding your own unique voice.


If you’d like to know more, you can read an excerpt.

We’re looking forward to reading the book ourselves!

See you in January!