2012 Forest of Reading: The Blue Spruce™

The Blue Spruce™ Award program brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children ages 4 to 7 in kindergarten through to grade two.

Ages: 4-7 years

Winners

Giraffe and Bird

Rebecca Bender

One day Giraffe loses his patience, and Bird is fed up too. "Scram!" says Giraffe. "Get lost!" says Bird. And so they do. Without each other, how will Bird and Giraffe weather the coming storm?

Shortlists

A Flock of Shoes

Sarah Tsiang

Abby’s mom announces that it’s time for the sandals to go. Abby is determined to keep them on--until one day, while swinging at the park, her sandals flip off and fly away. All winter long, Abby wonders what her sandals are up to.
Also Available in eBook

Kiss Me! (I’m a Prince!)

Heather McLeod

Ella thinks that a talking frog is much more interesting than living like a princess in a castle. And during his stay with Ella and her family, Prince Frog discovers a world of fun beyond the castle gates.

The Little Hummingbird

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

A South American indigenous story about a courageous hummingbird who defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire.

Making the Moose Out of Life

Nicholas Oldland

Although he lives in the wild, this timid, wide-eyed moose is anything but. Stranded on a remote island, he not only summons survival skills-foraging for food, building shelter and a fire-but happily swims and surfs with a new tortoise pal.
Also Available in eBook

Noni Says No

Heather Hartt-Sussman

Noni can do many things. But she can't say no. Find what happens that causes Noni to finally stand up for herself.

One Hockey Night

David Ward

A story of how Owen and his sister Holly, new to the neighborhood, make all the friends they could ever want thanks to their father's grand gift - a back yard hockey rink!

Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole On Earth!

Marie-Louise Gay

Roslyn Rutabaga is a rabbit. One day she has a plan to dig the biggest hole on earth. Will she succeed?

Small Saul

Ashley Spires

When Small Saul joins the crew of The Rusty Squid, it doesn't take long for the other pirates to notice something is very different about this tiny fellow.
Also Available in eBook

Stanley’s Little Sister

Linda Bailey

Stanley's home life goes awry when he suddenly finds himself with a new feline. Given time and a bit of mutual understanding, can peace and purring reign in Stanley's house?

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