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For those who love children's literature

By Kathleen Lorissa
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Books that have energized me. Books that have touched my heart. Books that my students read over and over again. Books that my almost 3 year old loves. Books with breathtaking art. Books that lead to writing. Children's Books.
Gifts

Gifts

by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
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Why it's on the list ...
Amazing art work rendered in plasticine by Barbara Reid.
Easy to read again and again.
It has given me laughter.
Encouraged me to think, wonder and ask questions about the world.
Inspired me to write and to try working with plasticine.
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Something From Nothing
Why it's on the list ...
I love the double story. Under the story about Joseph is a story about a family of mice who create a home with the material grandpa left behind as Joseph's blanket becomes a coat, a vest, a tie...
The ending surprised and delighted me.
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Chester

Chester

illustrated by Melanie Watt
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
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Why it's on the list ...
Delightful, funny, interesting perspective.
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Scaredy Squirrel
Why it's on the list ...
Unique.
Funny.
Creates a positive climate for looking at fear.
The different writing ideas (lists, thought bubbles...)
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Grandma and the Pirates

Grandma and the Pirates

illustrated by Phoebe Gilman
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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Why it's on the list ...
A fun way to read/learn about pirates.
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Stanley's Party

Stanley's Party

by Linda Bailey
illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Why it's on the list ...
Hilarious and insightful.
My daughter has asked to read it many times.
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A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover

A hilarious cast of distinctively Canadian characters populate these Twelve Days of Christmas!

Christmas, as only Canadians can celebrate! Where else do Mounties frolic, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling, and hockey players mark the season as lords-a-leaping?

This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek re-setting of the popular Christmas carol is the perfect gift for Canadians new and old, young and young-at-heart.

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The City ABC Book

The City ABC Book

edition:Paperback
tagged : alphabet

Every large city is filled with sights and sounds and lots and lots of words. But have you ever looked at the city itself? At the shapes created by wood, concrete, metal and paint? A keen eye and a little inspiration are all it takes to discover a hidden alphabet among the architecture of a bustling metropolis. The City ABC Book features dramatic black-and-white photographs of urban landscapes with hidden letters boldly highlighted in red. Children will be inspired to take a second look at the w …

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