A small child's idea of utopia where every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. You could go to any kind of school you like.
A young girl discovers a vacant park next door to her new house that is intended for butterflies, but when she has trouble getting butterflies to stay there, her new neighbors help her plant flowers to attract them.
All the birds tease poor old Crow for his scraggly feathers and harsh call, especially proud Cardinal. But when Cardinal gets into trouble, there is only one creature smart enough to get him out.
Peter, Santiago and Ahab are fishermen through and through. Still, they have dreams of other places and when the sea is gentle the fishermen talk of those fantasies.
Beautifully illustrated and simply told, this is a joyful account of what it might be like for children who benefit from bicycle libraries around the world.
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.
Check out the 2022 nominees here.