Every night, the trees in Grimloch Lane are worked into fantastic sculptures until the entire town is transformed. A local orphan investigating, finds inspiration and a calling.
A fictional confession of one of van Gogh’s bullies — a young boy who adopted the popular attitude of adults around him.
A boy pulls a book off a shelf and with great reluctance begins to read. Before long, this good little book becomes his loyal companion... until, one day, the book is lost.
A For Sale sign appears on Harry’s lawn. Harry is devastated that he and Walter will no longer be neighbors. Without Walter to share things with, nothing seems to be much fun...until one day, Harry hears a familiar voice.
Inspired by her book of mythological creatures, Sam longs for a more exciting pet. But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she thought.
When Bill asks for someone to, "Please pass the potatoes" at the dinnertable and no one pays any attention to him, he actually turns invisible.
What could be more perfect than a brand new set of crayons? Evan can’t wait to use them, until Snap!, the brown one breaks in two. Then one by one, the others break, get crushed, are blown away, or simply disappear.
Stanley the dog is curious about what kids do in school all day, so he and his friends decide to investigate.
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