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The Fire Station (Annikin Miniature Edition)

by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko
edition: Book
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: humorous stories, cars & trucks, classics

This story starts out with a familiar premise: Michael and Sheila visit a fire station. But then the Munsch flair for imaginative insight and humor take over. While the two kids are exploring a fire truck, an alarm goes off—and away go Michael and Sheila to the rescue!

About the Annikin Series: Annikins are mini books made especially for childrenâ …

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Teach Me to Fly, Skyfighter!

and other stories

by Paul Yee
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: asian american

With Samson's butterfly kite flat on the ground and her own kite soaring, Sharon thought of shouting, "Okay, Samson Wong, you big-mouth. Let's see you fly your wonderful kite. Big wings will do it every time, right?"
But now that she had her chance to get even with Samson, Sharon didn't feel like fighting. She was happy just watching her kite pull …

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Trouble at Lachine Mill

by Bill Freeman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods

Meg and Jamie Bains spend twelve hours a day sewing shirts in a loud, dim room filled with row after row of poor women and children tending their sewing machines. They're lucky to have the work.
In the 1870s Canada suffers from a terrible Depression, and the Bains have travelled the country looking for work since their father died, finally ending …

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Little Snowshoe

by Ellen Obed Bryan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: rabbits

Little Snowshoe is an easy-to-read book, which bases its storyline on the camouflage ability of the snowshoe rabbit. Set in the Arctic, the story unfolds with Little Snowshoe looking for his mother. Against the whiteness of the snow he is continually fooled by other objects that he mistakes for her. Finally, exhausted from his search, he falls asle …

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Billy Higgins Rides the Freights

by Montero, Gloria
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 15
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: country life

Billy Higgins and his family have a good life in Vancouver. His father is a skilled working man--a tool and die cutter--and while they aren't rich they are comfortable, and happy.
But when the Great Depression strikes and Billy's dad loses his job, everything changes. Billy's forced to quit school and look for work to help support his family, and …

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Salut, Gadou!

by Malcolm Reid, illustrated by Rose Zgodzinski
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

The kids of the St-Jean-Baptiste district of Quebec City are going to lose their clubhouse--the only place where they can meet their friends, talk, and play music without adults around all the time.

But they've worked so hard on it, putting up walls, hammering, cleaning, that they won't give it up without a fight. So Genevieve, her friend Gadou and …

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The Paper Bag Princess (Annikin Miniature Edition)

by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko
edition: Book
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: humorous stories, classics

Readers the world-over have fallen in love with this classic story of girl power.

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancĂ©, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challeng …

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Jonathan Cleaned Up—Then He Heard a Sound (Annikin Miniature Edition)

or Blackberry Subway Jam

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Book
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: humorous stories

"Last stop! Everybody out!" Jonathan is trying not to make a mess, but someone has put a subway station in his apartment. So Jonathan goes to City Hall to fix the computer.

About the Annikin Series: Annikins are mini books made especially for children—small enough to fit into tiny hands and pockets. Each book measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and contains …

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