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Taming Horrible Harry

by Lili Chartrand, illustrated by Rogé, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: monsters, books & libraries, paranormal

This is a charming story about one really bad monster who learns to change his ways. Written originally in French, and illustrated with delightfully ghoulish paintings by the Québecois artist known simply as Rogé, Taming Horrible Harry is a wonderful tale about the power of stories.

At the gates of a beautiful forest, Harry the monster lies in wai …


Rachel's Library

by Richard Ungar
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: country & ethnic, jewish, books & libraries

The citizens of Chelm have always had a reputation for foolish­ness. How can they convince people otherwise and show outsiders their true wisdom? Surely the answer lies in the great city of Warsaw. They will send a delegation to the capital to find a solution.

Young Rachel is an unexpected addition to the group, but as always, she is the one with …


When I Went to the Library

edited by Debora Pearson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: short stories, humorous stories, books & libraries

When I Went to the Library celebrates the rich history and tradition of the library. It also reminds readers that simply going to the library or reading a book can lead to adventures and make for memorable stories. With an introduction by Michele Landsberg, a respected authority on children's books, When I Went to the Library reminds everyone -- es …


Lucy Maud and Me

by Mary Frances Coady
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: books & libraries, girls & women

It is 1942, and 12-year-old Laura Campbell arrives in Toronto, a city bustling with the war effort and news from abroad. While looking for something to do in the grandfather’s quite neighbourhood, she meets the reclusive woman living across the street. Laura is stunned to realize she is in the presence of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the very same write …


The Girl Who Hated Books

by Manjusha Pawagi, illustrated by Leanne Franson
edition: eBook
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, imagination & play

Meena hates books. But when she accidentally knocks over a stack, out from the pages tumble an assortment of characters. To find their way back into the proper books, Meena has to read!

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