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The Moon is a Silver Pond, The Sun is a Peach

A Flippable Book

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, size & shape, country life, imagination & play, words

Reveling in metaphor, with two books in one, this flippable book encourages a magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. That moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees, and when they tend th …

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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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Flock

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Geraldo Valério
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: birds, city & town life, imagination & play

In this fantastical story, a flock of feathery friends show up for a feast!

Lunch turns into bird food when a little girl starts feeding birds at the bus stop. First, a pigeon she names Serious comes pecking, and then Fancy and Sleepy gather to gobble up the offerings. But what happens when more and more birds want to join in on the feast? And what …

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As Glenn as Can Be

by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Nancy Vo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: music, canada, emotions & feelings

"A warm and witty portrait of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould. 

Glenn was a child who knew his own mind — he liked boats but did not like fishing; he enjoyed puns and pranks but did not like bullying; he loved learning but did not like school … but more than anything else he loved to play the piano. 

Glenn had a prof …

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When I Listen to Silence

by Jean E. Pendziwol & Carmen Mok
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play, toys, dolls, puppets

When a child is asked to “Please, be quiet!” they sit silent … and their imagination sweeps them away on a breathtaking journey. 

Through the window, the child can hear the trees breathe and watches them sway back and forth as they begin to dance. Then bears join in, accompanied by the child on their drum, making so much noise they wake up a d …

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Time to Shine

Celebrating the World’s Iridescent Animals

by Karen Jameson, illustrated by Dave Murray
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology

Let yourself be dazzled by creatures around the world in this brilliant nonfiction picture book about iridescence.

Have you ever noticed the rainbow-like shimmer on certain bird feathers, insect bodies and animal scales? This effect, called iridescence, changes depending on the angle from which its viewed, and animals across the globe use the effect …

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