The unlikely relationship between a dane and a deer.
Giraffe and Bird spat, squabble, and get on each other's nerves. When giraffe's feelings are hurt, bird learns a lesson about hurting feelings and friendship.
When Ella May finds a stone with a line going all the way around it, she decides a stone so special must grant wishes, but when her friends want to join in the fun she must use her imagination to make everyone's wishes come true.
What could be more fun for a 6-year-old than having your Nana and her new husband take you to a theme park? But the fun is spoiled when Nana and Bob announce that they've planned a surprise.
A young diminutive boy discovers that size doesn't really matter when you have a whole lot of determination. He learns he can even ignore the bullies who call him 'shrimp'.
Charlie's grandpa doesn't recognize Charlie. A disease has stolen grandpa's memories, his appetite, and even his smile. Charlie wants so much to make his grandpa smile again that he comes up with a plan to tell him stories.
Cindy loves to play hockey. But her happiness doesn't last long. The horrible Blister Sisters make her life miserable. Cindy's luck changes when her Fairy Goaltender appears and saves the day.
The Blue Spruce Award program brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children in kindergarten to Grade 2. It is part of the Forest of Reading, an annual initiative of the Ontario Library Association.
Ages: 4-7 years