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Dinosaur Countdown

illustrated by Nicholas Oldland
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: counting & numbers, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

In this simple and clever picture book from Nicholas Oldland, small children will have fun counting backward, as they're introduced to different dinosaurs grouped from ten to two, and a final, single dinosaur. Then, in a unique twist, the book goes on to “zero” dinosaurs as well (because “they're extinct, silly!”). Each number gets its own …

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Different? Same!

by Heather Tekavec, illustrated by Pippa Curnick
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: opposites

This clever picture book introduces the concept of animal characteristics by highlighting how there can be both differences and similarities within a group. For example, the zebra gallops, the bumblebee flies, the lemur leaps and the tiger prowls --- “But look closer now ... We all have STRIPES!” And so it goes. Again and again, readers will be …

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1, 2, 3, Off to School!

illustrated by Marianne Dubuc
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: school & education, new experience

In this playful take on school readiness by award-winning author-illustrator Marianne Dubuc, a child visits their friends' schools and discovers how many wonderful things kindergarteners do in a day!

Pom is ready for the first day of kindergarten. Not the real first day, that's not for another year. But Pom has been hearing a lot from all the animal …

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Caillou Learns About Screen Time

by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Kary
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: computers, media tie-in, new experience, beginner, values & virtues

Oh boy, it's screen time!

Caillou would like to watch a cartoon on Daddy’s tablet who rather offers him to play a game on it together. Once the game is over and the tablet is turned off, Daddy continues to spend quality time with Caillou, reading him a book.

Screens are part of our daily lives and their use, especially with children, can be a chall …

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ROAR-chestra!

A Wild Story of Musical Words

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Duýan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: music, sounds

An animated conductor and his orchestra of animals let the words move them in this engaging exploration of some beautiful and inspiring musical terms.

In this simple introduction to seven musical terms, Robert Heidbreder's rhythmic poetry is paired with Duýan Petricic's exuberant illustrations to perfectly convey the terms' meanings. Each term is f …

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Sonata for Fish and Boy

illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, imagination & play

Music inspires friendship and a life full of dreams and adventure in this wordless picture book from Milan Pavlovic.

When a fish hears the singing of a violin, it is drawn out of the water and into the world of a young musician sitting on a shady bench. Soon fish and boy are flying over the rooftops together, past lively street musicians, a flock of …

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My First Garden

Activities for Children 3-6 Years

by Nicholle Carriere
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: gardening, flowers & plants

Kids love playing in the dirt, so why not focus their play by helping them to create their own special garden. They will love to plant the seeds, watch them sprout and then enjoy the fruits of their labors, be it vegetables, fruit or flowers. Get them started early with this handy little book. It includes fun gardening activities, recommendations o …

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Percy’s Museum

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Carmen Mok
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: country life, imagination & play

A sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends.

A young boy moves from the city to a new home in the country. He misses his friends, but at least it’s summertime — flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Enraptured by the natura …

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The Day the Rain Moved In

by Éléonore Douspis, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: friendship, weather

In this beautiful picture book, the wondrous merges with the ordinary when it starts to rain … inside the house!

One day, it starts to rain in Pauline and Louis’s house. The whole family looks for the source of the rain, but nothing can be found! Dad tries to mop up the puddles that form on the floor, Mom holds an umbrella over her head to read, …

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The Dog’s Gardener

by Patricia Storms, illustrated by Nathalie Dion
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, dogs, pets

A dog delights in a summer day spent in the garden with his owner, an avid gardener.

When a dog named Dutch hears the gardener going down the stairs each morning, he anticipates her every move. But most of all, he waits for the beautiful words, “Okay, Dutch. Let’s go outside.”

It’s a bright summer day. Dutch stands back from the dark, dusty t …