JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

These kids all love to read—alone or together, on a bus or in a parade. And every time they open a book, they open up a whole new world, too! “A delightful tribute to reading anything and everything all the time. . . . There’s something for everyone.” —Booklist “A chipper, colorful celebration of the … Continue reading JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

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KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

From Henri Matisse’s monkeys and Jackson Pollock's poodles to Roy Lichtenstein's llamas and Wassily Kandinsky’s kangaroos, this beautiful 1-10 counting book provides an imaginative learning experience that will appeal to adults and children alike. Introduce your little one to some of the world’s best artists while teaching them their numbers 1 to 10. With illustrator … Continue reading KAHLO’S KOALAS, 1,2,3, COUNT ART WITH ME, Illustrated by Grace Helmer, Edited by Jocelyn Norbury, Designed by Jack Clucas, Andrews McMeel Publishing

YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his talents further into the light. This is the light that brings the day. Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light … Continue reading YOU ARE THE LIGHT, by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Studio, Candlewick Press

NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Running Press/Kids

Embrace what makes you unique and encourage compassionate friendships with Porcupine and Armadillo in this delightful picture book that makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or for any day when a hug (or kiss) is needed. Poor Porcupine just cannot be hugged-his quills are too spikey! Each night, before settling down to sleep, all … Continue reading NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Running Press/Kids

Books You Should Consider Reading Before You Die (Just a Glimpse)

Ancient & Prehistoric The Penelopaid: The Penelopaid offers a rewriting of the Odyssey, Odysseus, Helen, and life in Hades. Death Comes as the End: Agatha Christie’s novel is set in Thebes in 2000 BC. The Clan of the Cave Bear: The Clan of the Cave Bear is about the interactions between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. Centennial: … Continue reading Books You Should Consider Reading Before You Die (Just a Glimpse)

ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY, by Lucy Diamond, Publishers Group Canada, Pan Macmillian

An inspiring and uplifting novel from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Happiness and The House of New Beginnings. It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For … Continue reading ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY, by Lucy Diamond, Publishers Group Canada, Pan Macmillian