Abbott, Bud and Costello, Lou
Who’s on first ?
This classic comedy routine is simply explained with amusing illustrations
Ada, Alma Flor
Yours Truly, Goldilocks
Story leading to the three little pigs’ house warming party written as a correspondence between familiar characters. I found it a little boring
The Other Side of Town
A cab driver in New York City brings someone to an unusual and unknown neighbourhood. Good idea with a deceiving ending. The illustrations combine the styles of H.A. Rey and Dr Seuss
Back to Front and Upside Down
A story about an adorable little dog learning not to be afraid to ask for help. Cute illustrations
B is for Brooklyn
ABC book packed with colourful busy illustrations of popular landmarks. Will make you wish you were there!
Andersen, Hans Christian
retold and illustrated by Rachel Isadora
The Ugly Duckling
Nice simple adaptation of the classic story set in Africa. Illustrated in a collage style in bright watercolor
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Simple story showing that there is always a way to do what we like to do. We just have to find what works for us.
Arnold, Marsha Diane
Roar of a Snore
A fun Rhyming story with a good rhythm. The kids will like to repeat the names, as the list gets longer. Told in the third person. Starts all over again at the end. Nice illustrations
Rabbits & Raindrops
Cute simple story with nice illustrations. Good read in the spring
Gus the Tortoise Takes a Walk
Nice and simple story with local interest ( takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia). Told in the third person. Illustrations ok
The Daily Comet Boy Saves Earth from Giant Octopus
Interesting story told in the third person. Keeps the reader wondering with Hayward until it has to be true! Interesting detailed illustrations in black and white photograph style with several New York City landmarks
Mr. Maxwell’s Mouse
Interesting story inspired by David and Goliath told mostly as a conversation between a cat and his mouse. Good illustrations. Cute mouse!
Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes
A well done “tour de force”, successfully making an amusing an interesting story with as many words as possible starting with the letter R. Told in the third person. Illustrations so so
Martin on the Moon
On the first day of school Martin has his head somewhere else. Written in the first person. Simple illustrations
In a Blue Room
Nice bedtime story told in the third person. Illustrations turn blue as the light change and the story falls into place
Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop,Moo
A glimpse of a day in the life at an old fashioned family farm. Told in rhymes with several onomatopoeias
Baddiel, Ivor and Jubb, Sophie
Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack!
Baby rooster wants to know what to say in the morning. He asks everyone but eventually has to figure it out himself. Nice simple illustrations. Children will enjoy imitating the animal noises
An amusing counting book that will keep children counting all the peas in the detailed illustrations
Just How Long can a Long String Be?
Told as a conversation between and ant and a bird. The bird helping the ant figuring things out. Nice illustrations
Very original alphabet book. Told in the second person with amusing detailed illustrations
Not Two Alike
Nice rhyming story with cute pictures
The Bear in the Book
Story within a story told on the third person. Good intro to books to toddlers. (bedtime)
I Want a Dog
Children will relate to this little girl who wants a dog but can’t have one. Clever idea for animal lovers who live in the city
Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale problem
Really good story told as a conversation between Billy and his mother and Billy talking at the first person. I did not like the illustrations of the children or the faceless parents
Oh No! not Again (or how I built a time machine to save history) (or at least my history grade)
Good story idea that could have been developped further. Illustrated with a lot of details
Twelve Dancing Princesses
Nice fairy tale with good illustrations but too predictable
I knew from the first page why the shoes were worn out.
Jack the Tripper
Amusing story in a school setting, taking place over a week. Good illustrations
Shark vs Train
Humoristic story about 2 toys competing, not for a child’s attention but simply competing among each other. Amusing illustrations with comments in bubbles
The Legend of the Golden Snail
A story within a story. Very imaginative. Told in the third person. Very good illustrations
The Eleventh Hour
Story told in Rhyme in the third person. Detailed illustrations leading to a game at the end. Would make a good eleventh birthday gift
Diane De Groat
Little Rabbit’s Loose Tooth
Story about loosing a first tooth written in the first person
Bauer, Marion Dane
The Longest Night
Beautiful and poetic story about nature told in the third person. Illustrations convey very well a cold night and a beautiful sunrise (slight similarity with the blue room in the way the colours follow the story
Beach, Judi K.
Names for Snow
Cosy book, will delight winter lovers and others. Beautiful illustrations with a parallel story in the border.
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!
Humorous story. Spin-off of a song told in the first person. Very good illustrations with lots of expression and details
I Like Myself
Amusing story about self-acceptance told with originality, partly in rhymes. Told in the first person. Busy detailed illustrations
No Sleep for the Sheep!
Nice rhyming story with good rhythm and repetitive words. Written mostly as a conversation between the sheep and the other animals. Nice illustrations. (bedtime)
Move Over, Rover!
Cute rhyming and repetitive story about the commotion caused by a storm. (I would have liked to see a rhyme with squirrel and snake). Nice illustration reflecting the fall stormy weather.
Very good story told in the third person, perhaps inspired by The Elephant’s Child and just as good. Nice illustrations
Iggy Peck Architect
Very good rhyming story written in the third person. Fun to read and easy to listen to. Great illustrations
Pierre le Poof
Nice story about trying something new and appreciating what we had. Told in the third person. Nice illustrations
Jack E. Davis
Just a Minute
Amusing and imaginative idea with beautiful detailed illustrations. Written in the third person
Kady MacDonald Denton
A Birthday for Bear
Another Bear and Mouse story written in a chapter book format. Just as delightful as “A Visitor for Bear”
The Sniffles for Bear
Bear and Mouse as adorable as always in this story that may give the reader a sniffle. Good choice to read to a child feeling under the weather.
A Visitor for Bear
Story about being open minded and giving a situation a chance. Told in the third person. Beautiful soft illustrations
Berger, Barbara Helen
Cute story with simple pastel illustrations. A little too metaphoric for little kids to understand
From the Alphatales series, this book is a cute little story about a worm pulling his friends in his wagon. When the wagon breaks his friends have a solution
Big Bad Bunny
Story of a little mouse’s call for attention. Not great. Written in the third person. Good illustration of mice but not so much of the bunny
The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea
Nice fairy tale like story about trying something new, told in the third person. The text layout in two columns makes it hard to read. The illustrations have a nice European touch but I found them to real for the style of the story.
Jump Into January A Journey Around the Year
Nice book to read throughout the year. The children will enjoy finding many details in the pictures while learning vocabulary
The Wrong Book
Short and simple book about nothing. Told in the first person. Good illustrations
A Splendid Friend, Indeed
Cute and simple story written with a few words. Told in the first person. Nice simple illustrations reveals a lot of personality
My Father the Dog
Good idea told in the third person. Good illustrations
How Do You Wokka-Wokka?
Nice idea using its own vocabulary. Good rhythm. Told in the second person. Would make a good read aloud. Illustrations are explicit of the dance
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don’t)
Nice amusing story with references to books kids will recognize. Good book to read aloud. Every elementary school library should have a copy. Told in the first person from a child’s point of view. Good illustrations
I dare you not to yawn
A simple story looking into yawn and how to avoid them. Simple illustrations done with ink and color.
Maestro Stu saves the zoo
A good story well illustrated and written with many expressions using animals. An explanation of the idioms is included at the end.
The Scaredy Cats
Strange idea for a story. Not much to it. Told in the third person, so, so
The Easter Egg
An Easter story takes the reader in the world of bunnies with Jan Brett’s beautiful illustrations
A classic Ukranian tale retold with Jan Brett’s beautiful illustrations
Brière -Haquet, Alice
Peter and the Moon
translated from French Pierre la Lune
A sweet story about a boy who wants to give his mother the moon. Beautifully illustrated
translated by Susan Allen Maurin
A book about loosing and finding. Illustrated with wood engraving technique using black, white and red.
Forget me not
Really cute story about elephants and family values. Told in the third person. Good illustrations
Brown, Margaret Wise
Sneakers, the Seaside Cat
Lovely story about a cat discovering the beach and its surroundings. Told in the third person. Very nice illustrations. Cat lover’s delight!
Where have You Been?
Leo and Diane Dillon
This book about a wise owl asking different animals a simple question will delight children with its rhymes and unexpected answers.
Voices in the Park
A story about a visit to the park told from 4 different points of views. Bright illustrations inspired by René Magritte’s style
Little Red Bird
Nice rhyming story with a repetitive theme. The open ending puts the reader in the bird’s place. Nice colourful illustrations in a variety of sizes.
A Boy and his Bunny
Simple rhyming story told in the second person. Simple illustrations. The ending suggests that a similar story will start over again
Nice story about frienship in a lighthouse setting. Told in the third person. Good illustrations (except for the cat)
My Special Day at Third Street School
A rhyming story about an author’s visit to a school. Fact or fiction? Good illustrations
Hit the Road Jack
A jackrabbit travels from New York to California. Nice but a bit long. A good book to take along on a road trip
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Rhyming story told in the third person. A bit darker than the movie. Great artwork
Butler, Christina M.
One Winter’s Day
Nice story about sharing and not expecting anything in return. Told in the third person. Cute illustrations. The children will enjoy the touch and feel feature for the hat, scarf and mittens
The Seven Sneezes
Amusing story told in the third person. The different sneezing sounds will make it fun to be read aloud. Nice illustrations with a blend of croquis and fully finished drawings
Carlstrom, Nancy White
How Do You Say It Today, Jesse Bear?
One of several books in the bear series. Good book to read throughout the seasons. Cute detailed illustrations
Fifth book of the Henry series. Henry adds a rescue to his visit to the pet show. Good illustrations but the photograph style makes the story too real.
Carter, Anne Laurel
Alan & Lea Daniel
My Home Bay
Story about moving to a new place and finding its roots told in the third person. Local interest (takes place in Nova Scotia). The story and the illustrations feel very real
Cute story of a cat adapting to her new home. Told in the third person. Nice illustrations with good expressions
Cate, Annette LeBlanc
The Magic Rabbit
Lovely story about friendship between an adorable rabbit and a magician. Told in the third person. Beautiful detailed illustrations revealing Boston as the location
A Xylophone for X-Ray Fish
From the Alphatales series, a x-ray fish who wants a xylophone for his birthday. Will he get his wish?
Cheyette Lewison, Wendy
Zack the lazy Zebra
From the Alphatales series, a story about a zebra and 2 zookeepers trying everything to wake him up
Skunks for Breakfast
Interesting and amusing adventure based on a true story with some references to Nova Scotia told in the first person. Amusing illustrations
Anna May’s Cloak
A book about family traditions through the generations. Similarities with Something from Nothing. Realistic illustrations.
Good book about self esteem. Good read for first day of school
Shifty Mc Gifty and Slippery Sam
A nice story written in rhymes about how a plan to do something bad can turn into something good. Colorful detailed humorous illustrations
Monty and Milli: the totally amazing magic trick
A cute story about siblings at play. Nice sparkly illustrations
Rat and Roach Friends to The End
A story about friendship, differences and understanding. I personally did not like the style of the illustrations.
Jack and the Beanstalk
A classic retold in a modern day context and a Brooklyn setting. The photomontage make the illustrations unique.
The Neighborhood Mother Goose
Classic nursery rhymes put in a modern day setting in Brooklyn. Illustrated using photomontage
If I Were a Cat I Would Sit in a Tree
Rhyming counting book about cats. Children will enjoy guessing the rhyming numbers.
Once Upon a Time
Amusing story about reading and friendship and how to gain confidence from the support of a friend. Nice soft illustrations.
D’Aulaire, Ingrid and Edgar Parin
The Two Cars
Who will win when a wise old car and a fast young car compete in a race? Illustrated with a distinct style from a unique husband and wife team.
The Mummer’s Song
Rhyming book from the popular Newfoundland song. Detailed illustrations give a Newfoundland feel.
A Hen for Izzy Pippik
Nice story about perseverence and honesty. Good illustrations
Day, Nancy Raines
A Kitten’s Year
Simple story showing a kitten growing into a cat by using a verb for each month of the year
Deedy, Carmen Agra
Michael P. White
Return of the Library Dragon
A sequel to the Library Dragon. A book to promote books. The message is not very clear. The new librarian is a media library cyber books specialist suggesting that technology is welcome but they seem against it
Noah Z. Jones
Here Comes Trouble
Story about a cat coming into a dog’s life and how they become friends. Simple illustrations comic strip style. Not that great
Me with You
Touching rhyming story about a grandfather and his granddaughter. Shows the influence a grandparent has on whom their grandchildren become.
Llama Llama Home with Mama
Cute Book to read when someone has the sniffles
Llama llama mad at mama
Nice idea a child could easily relate to but should le llama have his treat? There is something about the expression of the llama that I did not like.
Llama Llama red pajama
Nice bedtime story to read aloud for the many sounds. I still don’t like the expression of the llama.
My Goat Gertrude
Story of a family pet told in the first person. Bsed on the author’s real life experience. Takes place in Nova Scotia. Story and illustrations could have been better.
Slinky Malinki Cat Flaps
A cat story from the Slinky Malinki series. Good illustrations
Dods, Dayle Ann
Simple story unfolding at the end. Dialogue with several characters. Not great
The Paper Dolls
Nice story about childhood and growing up. Repetition makes it a good read aloud
Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary
Nice stories about families and generations. Children will enjoy the detailed illustrations showing the differences and similarities between the two families. Told in the third person
Donovan, Mary Anne
Oak Island- A Tale of Two Treasures
Nice rhyming story about appreciating the simple things in life. Told in the third person. Nice simple illustrations. (the rhythm of the rhymes is off on one page). Local interest (takes place on the south shore of Nova Scotia
Dormer, Frank W.
The Obstinate Pen
Simple idea with a good ending. Told in the third person. Simple drawings
Clumsy story with an illustration style I did not like, particularly the mixture of photographs and drawings
Tell me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
Nice bedtime story with cute pictures. Dialogue between Willa and Willoughby. (bedtime)
Tell Me What its Like to be Big
Nice story written as a conversation between beloved Willa and Willoughby. Lovely illustrations
Fly Away Katie
Story about friendship told in the third person. Cute simple drawings
My Name is Elizabeth!
Cute simple story about a name and loving it. Told in the first person. Simple illustrations completing the story well
Always and Forever
Story about grieving the loss of o loved one and ways to cope. Lovely illustrations
Old Bear and his Cub
Cute and cozy winter bedtime story told in the third person with lovely and comforting illustrations
The Queen’s Feet
An amusing story about a queen who has feet with a mind of their own. What will she do to solve that problem?
The Princess and the Sleep Stealer
Nice oroginal story. Could be read as a bedtime story. Lovely interesting illustrations
Bringing down the moon
The desire to reach for the moon combined with the support of friend. A sweet story to read in the moonlight.
Erza Stein, David
Old Mama Squirrel
Simple story with simple illustrations. Overall not outstanding
Kris Di Giacomo
Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf
The author engages in a conversation with a silent rabbit about about the not-so-big-Bad Wolf. The reader will feel for this adorable rabbit. Simple expressive illustrations
The Cat Who Liked potato Soup
Very good intriguing story. Beautiful illustrations giving a feel for the house
Cute story about being spontaneous
Story about bravery and rescue on a picnic in rural royal England. Cute but not great
Cute rhyming book with beautiful illustrations
Fischer, Hans Translated by Marianne Martens
An adorable little cat and his misadventures. Lovely illustrations with an European touch
Leslie Elizabeth Watts
There’s A Mouse in My House!
A mouse’s plea to stay turns into a beautiful friendship because everyone has a story to tell. Interesting story with an endearing mouse told in rhymes
A purple world of imagination and rhymes
Sleeping Dragons All Around
Rhyming story with colourful illustrations. Text is laid out on a different colour on every second page. Some rhymes are reused from her previous books
Sally Anne Lambert
A Cajun twist on the stone soup tale
Story about a cat coming into a dog’s life. Simple layout and illustrations
Mama Cat has three kittens
Simple story with repetitive words. Bright illustrations with details. The reader can count three things and a little mouse up to something throughout the book.
A book exploring what lives under the ground. Informative page at the end explaining all the creatures. Illustrations done in pulp painting
The Adventures of Abby Alligator
From the Alphatales series. Abby chooses a carreer, what will it be ? acrobat, artist, animal doctor, astronaut, actor, or something else?
A story about airplanes seen from the point of view of birds
Time for bed
Cozy and reassuring bedtime story for toddlers
Tell Me About Your Day Today
A little boy uses his imagination to look at his day from his stuffed animals’ point of view. A charming bedtime story. The illustrations of the stuffed animals are cute but the little boy (not so much)
Where is the Green Sheep?
Nice simple bedtime story with amusing pictures
David Preston Smith
Peggy of the Cove: The rescue of Peggy
Informative story about the origin of the name of the cove in Nova Scotia. The event could have been explained better. When did it happen and where was the boat coming from…
One more Acorn
An unfinished story started by Don Freeman in the fall of 1963, was completed several years later by his son Roy. A squirrel in Washinton D.C. is looking for his acorn and has to get pack home in spite of the parade. Beautiful blend of illustrations using Don Freeman’s originals and Jody Wheeler’s new ones.
Nadine Bernard Westcott
The twenty first book from the Alphatales series. A simple amusing story using words starting with the letter U. The children will enjoy looking at the illustrations to find what starts with the letter U.
The Girl In Red
A modern version of the Little Red Riding Hood. Very good detailed illustrations
Simple book with good rhythm. Nice collage style illustrations
Cozy bedtime story illustrations show the different lights very well
Garton Scanlon, Liz
All the World
Poem about a day in the life of a child’s summer family vacation. Nostalgic illustrations (poetry)
The Dangerous Alphabet
An ABC book attempting a story. Very detailed illustrations
Good Morning Sam
The cute pair is starting the day and Stella is so busy making sure Sam is ready that she forgets something. Told as a conversation between Sam and Stella. Doesn’t take the reader in its usual world of imagination. Lovely illustrations.
On My Island
Boredom is definitely a state of mind. The readers will never be bored with Marie-Louise Gay
Rainy Day Magic
Rhyming story about a brother and sister playing imaginative games on a rainy day
Roslyn Rutabaga and the biggest hole on earth
A little girl with a big project. Good story with lots of imagination. Lovely illustrations
George, Jean Craighead
Imteresting and informative book about cranes and their journey south, Good illustrations
George, Kristine O’ Connell
Emma Dilemma: big sister poems
A big sisters poems about her little sister. Very real
Cute story told in the present tense mostly on the third person with first person talking to mouse. Nice illustrations. (Suitable for the fall)
The Scariest Thing of All
Story told in the third person, which I found a little bit hard to understand for little kids. Cute illustrations but not nearly as cute as Debi Gliori’s previous work
Say Hello to Zorro!
Simple amusing story about rivalry and complicity between dogs. Told in the third person. Great illustrations
Zorro gets an outfit
Story about friendship. Not as good as the previous Zorro book
Cute simple story. A nice alternative to a regular counting book
Molly Who Flew Away
A cute story about friendship
Gordon, Domenica More
Good simple story told in pictures, onomatopoeia and a few words. Story is easy to understand and has good illustrations
The Wonderful Book
Cute story but a little too simple
Original idea with two stories in one but something seems to be missing. Good illustrations for both stories.
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fear
The author/illustrator’s unique style and humour is seen throughout this book. The readers will enjoy the suggestion to record their fears. Melanie watt’s Scaredy Squirrel would certainly relate to this little mouse.
Interactive book taking place over a week. Story about home, Nice detailed illustrations
The Rabbit Problem
A book looking at Fibonacci’s math problem from the rabbits point of view. As in all Emily Gravett’s books, the illustrations are filled with details and creativity.
Cute bedtime story. Cute simple pictures (bedtime)
Three by the Sea
Nice story on the familiar theme of friendship and cooperation. Good illustrations. Falls in the same category as Pumpkin Soup
No Trouble at All
Funny bedtime story. A must have for Grandparents. (Bedtime)
Lisa’s airplane trip translation of Lisa prend l’avion
Nice story about friendship. Bear is a birthday present and he needs friends. His friends need him too. Cute illustrations
Noni is Nervous
A book about the anxiety of starting school. Nice colorful illustrations with black and white contrast to show events in the past
translated from Japanese by Yuki Kaneko
Nice illustration style using charcoal and color. Many things come and go but some others stay.
Hébert Collins, Sheila
Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella
The classic Cendrillon in New Orleans with lots of French words and Cajuns expressions. Told in the third person with some reference to the area
Kady MacDonald Denton
A Sea-Wishing Day
Story with imagination. Partly rhyming. Good illustrations
Cool Dog, School Dog
A dog follows his owner to school. A good read aloud at the beginning of the school year
Why is the Snow White?
Moses the Kitten
Story taken from the author; Vet in . A lovely story that will delight cat and animal lovers. To be read with a English accent to appreciate the dialect. Lovely illustrations.
From the Alphatales series, a book with a story that goes beyond the letter B by being about befriending a bully
Rocket writes a story
Third book of the Rocket series. An another literacy experience between Rocket and the adorable little yellow bird
Hoberman, Mary Ann
The Llama Who Had No Pajama
Fanny & Annabelle
Very inspiring story showing how the creative mind of a writer works. Beautifully illustrated showing the worlds of Fanny and Annabelle
Golilocks and Just One Bear
Good amusing story with beautiful detailed illustrations.
Little Red Writing
A twist on the Little Red Riding Hood. A book that will inspire the young writers. Definitely a school age picture book with useful grammar advice.
Zero the Hero
The love of number can be felt throughout this original story and its amusing illustrations
Kimberly Bulcken Root
The story of Birdie written in journal form is inspired by true lighthouse heroines of the 1800’s. Illustrated with pen-and-ink and watercolor.
Simple story written in rhymes. Similar idea as Robert Munsch’s Stephanie’s Ponytail. Good read aloud at the beginning of the school year. Very nice illustrations
Chico the Brave
Cute story about a search for a hero and becoming the hero. Good simple illustrations
Lullaby (For a Black Mother)
A poem turned into a lulaby about the night stars and the moon. Illustrated with acrylic, pencil and collage
Rainy Days with Bear
An adorable story about the relationship between a writer and his teddy bear and how a good imagination brightens up a long stretch of rainy days
When hosting a tea party, its all about the guest. Would Emily Post agree? The humurous illustrations reveal the guest
Il Sung Na
A Book of Sleep
A simple story about how different animal sleep. Very original illustrations combining painting and drawing. The background is used to show the contrast between day and night
Snow Rabbit Spring Rabbit a book of changing season
A simple story with soft colorful illustrations blending paint and collage.
A story about a dog being missed and appreciated more
Ben’s passion for jazz took him to the musicians and their music
Hooray for Snow!
Nice story about family snow fun told in the third person. Cute illustrations
Hooray for Spring!
Discovering spring and what baby birds like to eat. Simple informative and spring like
Why the Willow Weeps: A story told with hands
Good simple story illustrated creatively and showing how do do a story of one’s own using hand puppets
The Tale of Urso Brunov Little Father of all Bears
Fairy tale style told on the third person with clever word play. Nice art and additional bonus of flip animation.
If The Shoe Fits
A twist on nursery rhymes. Sort of amusing but could have been better
I Have a Little Problem said the bear
The bear is trying to say something, will anybody listen? Interesting illustrations collage style
Why is the Snow White?
Good explanation ia a “how so…” style story. Nice colorful illustrtions with some collage
The Great Paper Caper
Great idea well done. Who is stealing the trees and making paper and why? Detailed and amusing illustrations
Lost and Found
Cute story about friendship. Cute illustrations
Up and Down
A book about friendship and being oneself
G. Brian Karas
Lemonade in Winter a book about kids counting money
No ordinary rainy day fun. These kids are in business but its not always always about making money. Nice soft illustrations
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Shows how a simple story told with simple pictures can be combined together to make such a strong combination. Will undoubtedly inspire some readers to draw.
Henry Builds a Cabin
A story inspired by the life of writer Henry David Thoreau and his book Walden. A lovely story that will inspire young readers to become nature lovers.
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
Another book from the Henry’s series. Story inspired by David Thoreau where two friends travel to the same place. One will earn the fare to take the train while the other walks. Illustrated with color pencil and paint.
A beautiful story inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s love of nature. Particularily nature at night.
Could Mauk have changed the pallazo? How could he? He only can sharpen the pencil of his master. This book inspired by Escher’s art is one of a kind.
The Quilt Story
A beautiful story about a quilt made with love bringning comfort through the generations.
Farley follows his nose
A page turner as the reader wants to know what Farley will find. Familiar illustrations from the series “For Better or for Worse”
A story about wishing and getting one,s wish without doing anything towards getting it except crying. Really? Soft illustrations mostly in the shades of blue and gray.
Sleepover at Grandma’s House
Story about a girl and her grandma, written in the first person. Unnecessary use of baby talk.
The original story that became a popular animated series will make the reader wonder if George imagines being small or if he really is. Hmmm I wonder…
The Man in the Moon
Fairy tale style with interesting illustrations
Elaborate story, fairy tale style, part of the series: The Guardian of Childhood. Told in the third person. Detailed illustrations. (I personally do not like the drawing of the main characters throughout the series
A hat is pulled apart and put back together in this story written in onomatopeas.
The Odious Ogre
A good story about reputation, fear and kindness. Perhaps if the ogre wouldd have run away it would have been better. Well illustrated with water color.
Little Old ladies
Good idea to narrow the gap and stereotype between generations. Told in the third person. Did not like the drawings of the faces throughout the book
Silly Goose’s Big Story
A goose with a big imagination is known to always be telling great stories. The only problem is that goose is always the hero until something happens… Illustrated with expression.
Bobby Bramble looses his Brain
Entertaining story that will fill the reader’s brain with imagination. Drawn with humour and imagination
King, Stephen Michael
Story told in the first person (bunny talking to a bird) where the world centres around the bird. Cute pictures
The Elephant’s Child
One of the great Just so stories. Written with good rhythm. Excellent choice for read aloud
Library Mouse: A World to Explore
Third book of the library mouse series. Nice story told in the third person. Should entice the reader to visit the library and get many books. Nice illustrations
Open This Little Book
Introduction to books with hands on with this interactive book about the love of books
I Want my Hat Back
Simple story written as a conversation between a bear and other animals. Story starts all over again at the end. Simple illustrations
Guess What I found in Dragonwood
A nice story sbout switching places and exploring the world of dragons. Nice illustrations
Ollie & Moon
Ollie has a surprise for moon. The repetitive words and the suspense to find out what the surprise is makes this book a page turner and a great pick for reading aloud. Set in Paris
Cute and cozy bedtime story where animals play with the moonlight. Cute illustrations
Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
Annie Was Warned
A Halloween story with an unexpected ending
Is the wolf always the bad guy? A page turner with good colorful illustrations
Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity
An adorable dog and a dash of French words make this story a successful business. Nice colorful illustations.
A story about growing up and disccovering one’s strenght. The illustrations capture beautifully life on the seashore
Tell Me the Day Backwards
Very nice idea for a bedtime story. Written as a conversation between Mama bear and her cub. Lovely illustrations
The Imaginary Garden
A beautiful story joining the imagination of two generations
In the tree house
A story about growing up and brotherly love. Nice detailed pen and ink illustrations
Queen of the Scene
Yes girls can do it all! comes wth a hip hop CD
Penguins’s Hidden Talent
A good story about self esteem illustrated with humour.
Whatever you do, don’t go near that canoe!
A story that will make the reader wonder if the children imagined what ould happen if… or if it really happened
Good illustrations inspired by the coast of British Columbia
Lazzaro Knowlton, Laurie
I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word
Spin off the classic old lady who swallowed… Perhaps a good idea but disappointing
The Story of Ferdinand
Story about being who one wants to be. Told in the third person. Bull fights setting. Black and white ink drawing
Nice story on influence of family values on life decisions and skills told in the third person. Takes place in rural Scotland. Old style black and white ink drawings.
Nice and simple story about self-acceptance. Nice and simple illustrations
A rabbit’s lifesaving experience with his shadow. The illustrations of the rabbit are simple but adorable!
Mary Had a Little Lamp
A rhyming and humourous version of a familiar rhyme. Nice colorful illustrations with lots of details
Leonard, Susanna Hill
April Fool Phyllis
Groundhog day familiar Phyllis senses a blizzard coming. He takes on an April treasure hunt. The children will enjoy solving the clues and may crave maple treats
For Just One Day
Cute Rhyming book where the reader guesses the rhyming animal word before turning the page. Good to read aloud. Nice colourful illustrations
Stuck with the Blooz
Cheer up with this simple story teaching how to beat the blues. Illustrated with humour
A story about being small and finding its own strenght. Nice humurous illustrations
Bats at the Beach
A Teddy Bears ‘ Picnic with Bats. Nice bedtime story for beach lovers
Nobody Owns the Sky
The story of Bessie Coleman written in rhymes in English and Arabic
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Cute story about making a new friend and making a choice. Written in the third person
Inch by Inch
Simple clever story with simple illustrations where children will enjoy finding the inch worm
One Lighthouse One Moon
Three simple stories introducing the days of the week, the months of the year and the numbers from one to ten and the colors. Nice illustrations in a seaside setting
Too Small for Honey Cake
A cute story about the arrival of a new baby and the disruption in a sibling’s world. Cute illustrations
Have Fun Molly Lou Melon
A great story about the value of having a good imagination and passing it throught the generations. Beautifully detailed and colorful illustrations.
Good News Bad News
Simple amusing story with simple illustrations. Same style as That’s Good That’s Bad but much better
Interesting, imaginative and original story with captivating illustrations revealing an unexpected ending. Fans of Virginia Wolf will see a connection beyond the story. Told in the first person.
Magnuson Beil, Karen
A new side on the classic; This is the House That Jack Built. Told in the third person with good illustrations.
The Boy who cried Bigfoot!
Another version of The boy who cried wolf . Illustrations are good and simple
Simple amusing story with repetitive theme
Ben’s Flying Flowers
Nice story about coping with the loss of a sibling
Mandine, Selma trad. From French By Michelle Williams
translation of Bisous Bisous
A little girl explains to her bear what a kiss is. Cute and cuddly
A story about feeling bad and being bad to feel better about it and finding out that being good is the best thing to do
Manning, Maurice J.
Nice and colourful, written in a comic book style about a little boy visiting his busy urban neighbourhood trying to find the owner of a red cloth
Too Tall Houses
A story about compromise and friendship.
Martins, Isabel Minhos
Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool?
Translated by Maureen de Sousa
Tanslation of Ovejita, dame, lana
Nice simple story about sharing. Nice illustrations
Leon and the Place Between
Interesting story told in the third person. Beautiful magical artwork
The Adventures of Nutbrown Hare
The Hiding Tree, On Cloudy Mountain, The Far Field and Coming Home
Cute Story about a relationship with a little one and a parent. Lovely illustrations. My favorite stories are The Hiding Tree and Coming Home
Guess how much I love you
Adorable bedtime story about finding a way to measure love
When Hansie, the little bear gets hurt, his father is there for him. When dad gets hurt Hansie knowsjust what to do. Beautiful soft detailed illustrations. A feel good and comforting book.
Family story with an unexpected twist. Told in the third person. Beautiful simple illustrations
Henry in Love
Cute classroom romance with simple illustrations
Jeremy Draws a Monster
Good story about drawing and imagination but creepy feel to it
Blueberries for Sal (1948)
A classic. Nice story. Did not like the illustration of Sal and the pictures in general are outdated but would appeal to those who are familiar with the time.
Nice story about working hard to do what we like. Told in the third person. Possible local interest in Alto?
Make Way for Ducklings
Cute story told in the third person. Local interest with Boston landmarks. Nice drawings
One Morning in Maine
Story about a loose tooth. Local interest. Did not like illustrations of the girls.
Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa
Clever story about Zomo’s quest for wisdom. Told in the third person. Illustrated with an African touch
Simple story and easy to understand. Lovely illustrations
Another book featuring the characters from the Mutt comics. Nice simple story (the tale of a tail) written as a conversation between the author adressing the reader and Mooch the cat giving the answer. Good simple illustrations
Only a Witch Can Fly
An interesting format idea using a sestina, an old form of poetry going back to the 12th century French troubadours.
Beautifully illustrated with a nostalgic touch and old fashion tones.
Should make an excellent choice to read aloud but seems to lack what is needed to capture the reader’s attention
Making a Friend
Story told in the second or third person. Short sentences, does not feel like a story. Starts all over again at the end. Does not flow well. Simple illustrations
Simple story made interesting by its untold side shown in the illustrations. Told in the third person
Lovely story about friendship taking the reader through the four seasons. Cute illustrations
Good idea. Cute to see animals in their pyjamas but a bit disappointing. (winter, bedtime?)
A book about how being different can be seen as a bad thing for some and a good thing for others
Bear in the Air
Cute story written in rhymes in the third person. Lovely pictures using picture frames to introduce each character
A Very Curious Bear
Nice Rhyming bedtime story and cute pictures. Dialogue?
V is for Vanishing : an alphabet of endangered animals
A beautiful alphabet book showing endangered animals for each letter and devoting the letter X to extinct ones. beautiful illustrations done in a collage style
The Gingerbread man Loose in the School
Amusing new twist on a classic story written in rhymes and illustrated in a comic book style
Donovan’s Big Day
Story about same sex marriage told in the third person. The story builds up towards a wedding but the ending is unexpected. Nice illustrations
Neewell De Palma
Bow Wow Wiggle Wiggle
A simple story written in verbsand honomatopea brings noise and action. A good book to read aloud to toddlers
Nancy Winslow Parker
Who Will I Be? a Halloween Rebus Story
A rebus to discover two Halloween costume ideas. Nice halloween book that will not scare anyone. Illustrations throughout the text make it easy to read. Illustrated with watercolor, pencil and pen
Anna Laura Cantone
Prudence & Moxie a tale of mismatched friends
A story about dares and friendship. A good idea but could have been better. Nice colorful illustrations
Numeroff, Laura and Nate Evans
The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure
Cute girly story about friendship
Robin Preiss Glasser
Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
One of many titles from the Fancy Nancy series where Nancy once agin saves the day. This one revolves around Nancy’s little sister’s birthday. This book would make an ideal birthday gift.
Mole had Everything
A book about not needing so much to be happy
When I Was Small
Nice story but the idea could have been taken further and the boy could have been included in the story with her. Told in the third person. Lovely pictures
The Cabbage Soup Solution
A cute story about getting along and taking care of each other. Soft water color drawings.
Olson Brown , Ellen
Oh la la Polka-dot Boots
Simple text filled with colorful adjectives. The readers will enjoy turning the bottom pages and see the children wearing the rain boots. Illustrated in acrylic and digital collage
Steve Johnson and Lou Faucher
The Cheese stands alone in this twist about the Farmer in the Dell. Original idea with repetitive words. Good read aloud. Illustrated with humour.
Jack E. Davis.
Goldie and the Three Hares
Attempt to extend the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Disappointing
A cow forgets what sound she should make. Will the farm animals be able to remind her what it is? A great read aloud with many animal sounds to imitate. Illustrated with humour.
The Tiptoe Guide for tracking Fairies
The reader discovers where fairies could be found. Illustrated with a combination of drawings and photographs
Bears in Bed
Nice cozy and reassuring bedtime story
Bears on Chairs
A beautiful rhyming book about sharing. Lovely illustrations
Apple Cake : a recipe for love
Alfonso bakes a cake to get the attention of Ida but it is no ordinary cake. The water colour and ink illustrations reveal how each ingredient was carefully selected
The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman
Written as a correspondence between an uncle and his niece about a wood man’s travelaccross the country. Similarities with Flat Stanley. Nice Oil and Aacrylic illustrations.
Edward the tree climbing dog
Page turning story written in rhymes, Good read aloud
Millie wants to play
A young calf is up and ready to play but is it too early? A good read aloud for preschoolers who will enjoy making the animal sounds. Illustrated in watercolour and ink
Ruth E. HarperNancy M. Leak
The Kissing Hand
Really sweet story about motherly love. Similar to The Kiss Box
Perkins, Lynne Rae
Pictures from our vacation
Different style would fit better in the non-fiction category as it is real and more like a memoir. Tells about a family summer vacation in the third person. Convey a little bit of sadness which doesn’t fit with point of view of a child.
Here’s What You Do When You Can’t Find Your Shoe
Peters, Andrew Fusek and Polly
The No-No Bird
A rhyming book about yes and no
The Queen, the Bear and the Bumblebee
A book about self acceptance, beautifully written in rhymes.
Nice story about friendship told in the third person. Cute illustrations with glowing scales
A book about how facing our fears could make them a lot smaller. Beautiful detailed coloured illustrations complemented by smaller sepia photograph style drawing inserted in the text
Bear in Love
A story about about friendship and sharing. Illustrations are soft and cuddly on an outlined background
Good story showing different ways to look at the same thing. Written as a conversation between a bear and two gentlemen
Book Fair Day
A good story about the love of books. A great read aloud for school librarians. Colourful busy illustrations
A Mountain of Mittens
An amusing story about forgetful Molly and a few others and how the lost and found pile of mittens got so high. Colourful watercolor illustrations
Polushkin Robbins, Maria
Mother, Mother, I Want Another
Nice bedtime story. Cute pictures
What happens when a dog gets the sniffles? A cosy book illustrated with humour
The tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan
A cat invites a dog for tea. Ribby’s idea of what to serve may not be the same as Duchess’s idea. Lovely illustrations of animals engaged in daily activities
Good rhyming imaginative story with an open ending. Good detailed illustrations. Parchement containing text is a nice added touch.
Louise the Big Cheese
A story with the intend to inspire the star inside everyone. Fortunately, the vanity is toned down with a dose of friendship. Busy illustrations with lots of pink.
Pugliano Martin, Carol
The Yak who Yelled Yuk
From the Alphatales series, this is a cute story about a picky eater who goes from Yuck to Yummy
Lynn Rowe Reed
Punctuation takes a vacation
An amusing way to learn about punctuation. written and illustrated with humour
Emma’s Sea Journey
A journey into the imagination brings enough novelty to make daily life in a small town more appealing. Local interest in Glace Bay Nova Scotia.
Rae Perkins, Lynne
As a dog races out of the house on a snowy morning, a boy hears all sorts of sounds while looking for his dog. Music to the ears of the snow lovers. Pen ink and watercolor illustrations.
Count the Sheep to Sleep
A bedtime counting book, Illustrations are not cute
Daisy Gets Lost
A wordless book about a dog getting lost and being found. Illustrated with watercolor and ink
Ray, Mary Lyn
Very nice poetic book that will make the reader see stars. Written in the second person. Could be read as a bedtime story. Lovely illustrations
Joha makes a wish: a Middle Eastern tale
Clever trickster story about wishes. Good illustrations
Interesting way of telling the story of the life of Julia Child in Paris by telling the story of her cat
Reynolds, Peter H.
A great story about creativity and how the artistic mind works. Great illustrations
One Duck Stuck
Good book with rhythm. Simple colourful illustrations. Good read aloud
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Repetitive story with onomatopoeias and an ending that tells the story in reverse. Good read aloud
Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night
Story about finding out that there is no better place than home to fall asleep. Told in the third person. Nice illustrations but the bunny could have been cuter.
Who Will Tuck Me in Tonight?
Comforting story with cute pictures
Owly & Wormy bright lights and starry nights!
A wordless book part of the OWly series. Beautiful bright illustrations using onomatopea, symbols and expressions.
Story about friendship told in the third person. Simple drawings
Andrew Drew and Drew
Original book that will inspire its readers to draw. Children will enjoy following the lines and lifting the flaps to do so
Observations told in the first person. Does not feel like a story and not flowing well.
Sayres, Brianna Caplan
Where do Diggers Sleep at Night?
A nice bedtime story especially for boys who are fascinated with big vehicules of all kinds.
Scanlon, Liz Garton
Newton, Vanessa Brantley
A book about creativity and cooperation. A group of kids prepare a performance together. Colorful detailed illustrations done with gouache and charcoal in a digital collage
All You Need for a Snowman
Nice rhythm, good for reading aloud. Page turning incentive to see what is next. Told in the third person talking to you. Nice illustrations
Hugs from Pearl
Cute story with lovely pictures told in the third person
A Pet for Petunia
Cute story and illustrations. Ending suggests that the same thing will start all over again with something else.
The Wonder book
Pip & Squeak
Two mice are going to their friend’s birthday party. They had the perfect gift but they forgot it. Would they be able to replace it with something better?
Reading to Peanut
Nice story about a little girl who learns how to read. Cute illustrations
Splat the Cat
The first book in the Splat series about a cat and his pet mouse Seymour. Good illustrations drawn with humour.
Red and Yellow’s Noisy Night
Cute simple story about conflict and friendship. Nice simple bright illustrations
Wild about Books
Amusing rhyming story about zoo animals who discover reading
Different and entertaining simple story with beautiful detailed drawings
Interesting idea to show another side of fairy tales in poems using reverso. The two sides of the illustrations follow the stories well.
Smith, Alex T.
Foxy and Egg
A fox invites an egg in with the intention to eat it but fox did not expect what was going to happen next. Illustrated with humour.
Once There Was a House : a house that was a home
Cute story about making things work with others. Reminded me of Pumpkin Soup
Look! A Book! A Zany Seek-and Find Adventure
A fun rhyming and finding book.
The Lighthouse Cat
The story of a lighthouse keeper and his cat. Inspired by the candlelit Smeaton’s Tower south of Plymouth in the southwest of England. Beautiful bright illustrations
Stead, Philip C.
Good story about a boy’s fascination with a boat and the search for his bear. The repetitive rhythm makes it a good read aloud
Nothing compared to what Shrek has become.
Stein, David Erza
A little mouse writes a letter to grandmouse. Simple illustrations
A good book to spark the imagination of playful minds and engage in a conversation about toys and play. Very detailed and colorful illustrations
Stevens, Janet and Stevens Crummel, Susan
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems
Amusing idea written as a correspondence between dogs and the intervention of a cat. A bit too long. Good illustrations.
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk
A twist on the classic story takes place in New York city in the old days, tells us that money is not everything.
A dark counting book about a girl and an unusual clock. Illustrated Tim Burton style
St John, Amanda
How an e book works
A useful and informative book introducing children to e books. This book is one of 7 in a series of books giving information about libraries and books.
Red Knit Cap Girl
Another story revolving around the moon with the ultimate goal to talk to it.
Sturges, Philemon (retold by)
The Little Red Hen (makes pizza)
The little red hen is out of the farm setting and makes pizza in the city, The detailed cut paper illustrations add humour to this old favorite
Swift, Hildegarde H.
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge
A lovely story and a piece of history. Local interest in New York city. Beautifully illustrated with watercolor. A lighthouse lovers’ delight
Snowy, Flurry, Blowy a Twelve Months Rhyme
This book will bring new vocabulary about the months and their corresponding weather. The distinctive backgrounds and foregrounds bring the concept of perspective to the illustrations.
The Big Storm a Very Soggy Counting Book
A counting book counting to ten to get away from the storm and back to one to get away from bear and rediscovering the day. Nice illustrations focusing on the weather.
Franklin’s Big Dreams
A good story that will stimulate the imagination particularly at nightime. The choice of dark colors imitates well the darkness of the night. The predictable ending and similarity with the Polar Express unfortunately takes away some of its appeal.
Dear Mrs LaRue: letters from Obedience School
Amusing story about a dog writing to its owner. Good illustrations showing what he says and what really happens
The Substitute Teacher from The Black Lagoon
One of several amusing titles from the black lagoon series. Will this substitute teacher end up being nice? Illustrated with detail and humour
The Polka Dot Horse
A forgotten Horse goes out in the worl to find out what his life is missing. Beautifull illustration of the country side.
Little Quack’s Bedtime
A lovely bedtime story where a duck tries to get her little ducklings to sleep but the night has plenty to keep them awake. Bright illustrations primarily in green and blue.
How Many Cats?
A rhyming counting book counting up to twenty and back. The busy illustrations will certainly keep the young readers counting.
Mouse’s first Spring
Simple story about discovering everything for the first time on a windy spring day. Simple bright and colorful illustrations
The Last Train
Story written from lyrics of a song by Gordon Titcomb told in the third person. Good illustrations
Tolman, Marlee and Ronald
Did not understand?
A Isn’t for Fox, An Isn’t Alphabet
An out of the ordinary rhyming alphabet book with beautiful illustrations
The Quiet Book
A lovely idea, children will easily relate to each situation representing different kinds of quiet moments throughout the day. Beautifully illustrated particularly the pencil strokes giving the animals a soft furry finished look.
The Loud Book
Following the Quiet Book format, this one represent different kinds of loud situations children will easily relate to. Beautifully illustrated. The pencil strokes give the animals a soft furry finished look.
Mouse was Mad
Is there a right way to be mad? and how long can someone stay mad?. Nice illustrations with good expressions
Duck and Cover
Hiding an alligator is not easy. Amusing story told in the third person. Nice detailed illustrations
Duck at the Door
First of the Duck series and the best one! Told in the third person with ni ce detailed illustrations
Great story that will make the reader feel for Max. Good illustrations with a lot of expression
Amusing story of a dog and a duck babysitting a puppy. How much trouble can that be? Told in the third person. Nice illustrations
The penguin Cha-Cha
A little girl ‘s curiosity and determination brings her where she wants to be. Bright colourful illustrations
Van Lieshout Maria
Peep a little book about taking a leap
A book about life and its challenges
Van Mol, Sine
A story about being afraid of the unknown and how a misunderstanding turns into something totally off from the truth. Interesting illustrations collage style
The Kiss Box
Nice comforting story with cute illustrations. Wonderful idea for times apart
Verlag, Karl Hanser
translated from German
When I Grow Up I Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize
Good idea showing how we all have high expectations but carrying them through is the hardest part. The illustration have a unique style showing many empty spaces.
Cute story about the relationship between father and son. Simple illustrations I personally did not like
Nice drawings becoming more cheerful as the story unfolds. Told in the third person
Cute soothing bedtime story with nice illustrations
Villa, Alvaro F.
A wordless book showing a family preparing for bad weather, living through a flood and coping with its aftermath. Beautiful illustrations.
An indoor cat explores the outdoors and realises that it it not as he imagined. Home is where he belongs. A book cat lovers will relate to. Beautiful illustrations drawn with humour.
Nice story about friendship and fairness. Nice illustrations
I is for Inuksuk
Informative book on the traditional lifestyle of Inuits presented in an illustrated “acrostiche”
Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Simple story about colors. Would be an ideal story to read aloud for children starting art class
The Perfect Hug
A simple story about a panda bear searching for the perfect hug. The colorful illustrations show well the differences in sizes
Living with Mom and Living with Dad
Simple story written in the first person where a child in the same situation could relate and will enjoy the simple illustrations with flip pages for mom and dad.
Bunnies on the Go getting from place to place
A lovely book introducing every mode of transportation with a rhyme. Beautiful illustrations picturing well the fast paced journey.
Please Bring Ballons
A polar bear , a merry go round and a little girl take an adventure into the imagination. Illustrated with a mixture of collage, watercolour and pencil. The dark sky background emphasizes the journey into the imagination
Original amusing idea written as a dialogue between the author and her character
The Smallest Snowflake
Cute story about winter turning into spring. Nice illustrations. Unfortunately lacks substance
Emily Arnold McCully
Cat Jumped in
The story of a curious cat exploring a house through open doors. The author was undoubtably inspired by her own cat. I personally think that the cat should have a name. Nice illustrations.
Follow the Moon
Mrs McNosh Hangs up her Wash
Woof a love story
Cute love story between a dog and a cat. Illustrated in a collage style
Two Eggs Please
An interesting way to show that what we often think is different is often the same
Good idea to incite play. Told in the first person by mouse. Cute pictures. (rainy day)
Cute and amusing
Heather M. Solomon
If I were a Lion
Refection from a child in the time-out-chair. Told in the first person. Good illustrations except for the girl.
Lovely comforting story with cute pictures. A must have. (bedtime)
Max and Ruby in Pandora’s Box
Introducing the story of Pandora’s box to children with Max and Ruby. I personally did ot like it. Nice illustrations
Story about Japanese culture and family keepsake. Told in the third person. Nice illustrations
Westberg Peters, Lisa
We’re Rabbits !
Partly rhyming book emphasising on the vocabulary of vegetables by increasing the size of the letters and giving them the color of the vegetable.
Wait! No Paint!
A twist on the three little pigs. Shows how important the role of the illustrator is
Cat the Cat Who is That?
A very simple book about friends for very young children
An incident during a simple visit to the Laundromat triggers a child to say her first word. Illustrations combine beautifully with photographs of the neighbourhood.
We are in a Book
Cute original idea written as a conversation between Piggy and Elephant. Simple amusing illustrations
Heather M. Solomon
The 3 bears and Goldilocks
Bear’s New Friend
A book about friendship. beautiful illustrations
Bear Snores On
One of five books in the Bear series. Simple story with beautiful illustrations
Who Goes There?
A lovely page turning and intriguing story about how sharing what we have with a friend makes it even better. Beautiful illustrations
Jack E. Davis
Nice repetitive story with good humurous illustrations. Good read aloud but too predictable
A family ‘s sleep pattern is disturbed and what they do about it. Interesting illustrations Tim Burton’s style.
What’s in the Egg, Little Pip?
Nice story about families and the arrival of a new member. Good illustrations
Bunnies on Ice
A book about talking about one’s passion. Lovely illustrations
Sneezy the Snowman
Rhyming book with repetitive words. Good for reading aloud. Nice page turning story with good illustrations. (winter)
Zoom at Sea
The Boat in the Tree
Nice imaginative story about sibling rivalry and complicity. Told in the first person. Not as good as the Zoom series
Matilda and Hans
A book about opposite unfolds unexpectedly