9-year-old Gabe (Gabriella) Murray lives and breathes hockey. But when her coach hands out the team jerseys, Gabe is stuck with number 9. How can she play without her lucky number?
When tragedy strikes Kenta’s village in Japan, his prized soccer ball gets swept away and washes up on the other side of the world. A child finds the ball and takes it upon himself to return the ball to its owner.
The beautiful music being played in the subway is illustrated in full colour through the eyes of a listening child, while the rest of the colourless world bustles by in shades of gray.
Young Frank is an architect living in New York with his grandfather, Old Frank, who is also an architect. A trip to The Museum of Modern Art in New York helps Young Frank feel older, and Old Frank feel younger.
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