Young Jacques Plante loves hockey so much that he uses home-made equipment to play as much hockey as he can.
Adventurous Bird loves to try new things and visit new places. His friend Giraffe prefers his safe routine. But when Bird disappears, Giraffe braves a long and difficult journey to save his friend.
While visiting the beach, Ellie meets a new friend and enjoys some amazing adventures in an old blue boat that has been abandoned in the sand.
All summer long, they toss and launch, throw and catch. Little do they know, though, just as their friendship is growing, something is also blooming in the empty lot.
After leaving his war-torn country with his family, Mustafa visits a park near his new home and finds beautiful flowers, lady bugs, fall leaves, and finally, a friend.
In this illustrated picture book, a child helps their grandparents deal with a difficult change in abilities.
Rory starts the Reptile Club at school, and is astonished to see that it's not his schoolmates who attend the first meeting.
The only thing Duncan does not like to do at bedtime is go to sleep, and he knows all the tricks for avoiding it.
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