NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN

A storm is coming -- a big one. How does a young urban boy prepare? A lovely allegorical story about ecology and caring inspired by the ancient tale of stewardship. While his family readies his townhouse for an approaching storm, boarding up windows and laying in groceries, Noah heads to the back garden, where beetles … Continue reading NOAH BUILDS AN ARK, by Kate Banks, Illustrated by John Rocco, Candlewick Press MUST OWN

THAT’S NOT HOCKEY, by Andree Poulin, Art by Felix Girard, Annick Press

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey. Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin pads are made out of potato sacks and wooden slats. But that’s not going to stop him. He loves the game. … Continue reading THAT’S NOT HOCKEY, by Andree Poulin, Art by Felix Girard, Annick Press