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Un bouquet de lettres

Abécédaire du livre

by Jocelyn Boisvert, illustrated by Élodie Duhameau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: books & libraries, words, imagination & play

Petits et grands, filles et garçons, vous êtes tous invités à faire le tour de l’alphabet et à découvrir les nombreux pouvoirs de la lecture ! Naufragés sur une île secrète, visiteurs de l’espace, superhéros rigolos: laissez-vous ensorceler par la magie des mots. Qu’est-ce qu’un livre — Est-ce une clé — Un jardin — Une lumi …


Houndsley and Catina at the Library

by James Howe, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, beginner, friendship

The charming duo returns with a love letter to the library, good friends, the joy of learning, and self-reinvention.

It’s Saturday, and Houndsley, Catina, and their friend Bert are looking forward to their weekly visit to the library. But when the trio arrives, they find that Trixie, the librarian, seems different. She doesn’t tell a joke or rec …


James' Reading Rescue

by Dianna Wilson-Sirkovsky, illustrated by Sara Casilda
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: books & libraries

An endearing story about reading to your favorite animal. For animal lovers ages 6 years and up.

James struggles with reading and misses recess to practice. To cheer himself up, he visits the cat rescue shelter and befriends Ghost, the cat in the box. But Ghost isn’t quite ready to make friends! As his reading improves, James learns that kindness …


Lila Lou's Little Library

A Gift From the Heart

by Nikki Bergstresser, illustrated by Sejung Kim
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: books & libraries

Lila Lou loves to read, morning, noon and night. Books are everywhere in her house. Lila Lou has so many books, she makes forts out of them! But when her mom decides that Lila Lou has one too many books, will Lila Lou be forced to get rid of her cherished books?


Colorful illustrations of a determined Lila Lou building her own, not so little library …


The Atheneum

by Trevor Newland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: fantasy, books & libraries

In the Atheneum, everyone has an adventure waiting.

And so when young Jack, voiceless, alone and lost in a storm, seeks shelter there one night, he finds himself wandering its winding corridors under the guidance of a mysterious old man who has made a most peculiar offer: Jack must find a voice of his own among the dusty old books that line its endl …


The Undercover Book List

by Colleen Nelson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, school & education, self-esteem & self-reliance, books & libraries


He's known as the class troublemaker. She's known as the bookworm. But when every note they send is anonymous, identity is suddenly what they make it.

Between her father's posting overseas and her best friend Sienna's move to the other side of the country, seventh grade is looking lonely for Jane MacDonald. But Sienna has left her with one last tr …


Come, Read With Me

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Christine Wei
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: books & libraries, nursery rhymes, imagination & play, adaptations, bedtime & dreams

Join two young children as they begin an adventure through a world of books in this story-within-a-bedtime-story.

This metered read-aloud pays homage to classic children's literature: readers of all ages will love searching for characters they recognize from fairy tales and beloved picture books amongst the pages. Spiders weave words and mythical dr …


Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: books & libraries, other, non-religious, chapter books

Reading is UNdead — and everyone has zombies on the brain — as Stink's school and a local bookstore cook up a frightfully fun Main Street event.

Guts! Brains! Eyeballs! There’s only one week before the new book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series comes out. Of corpse Stink will be first in line at the Blue Frog Bookstore to buy his copy a …


The Librarian's Stories

by Lucy Falcone, illustrated by Anna Wilson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: military & wars, europe, books & libraries

A town is left in ruins after the bombs fall.
The beloved library is turned to ash.
Home will never feel the same.

But then one day, the Librarian appears in the square. Seated on a bench in front of the library ruins, she opens a book and begins to read aloud. The village children stop to listen. "Foolish woman," Papa says. "Too dangerous," Mama a …

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