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Booksellers' Picks for Little Kids 2013

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For littler kids aged 0–9, these are the books chosen by the staff and owners at the following bookstores: McNally Robinson (Winnipeg and Saskatoon), Woozles (Halifax), Ella Minnow (Toronto), Kaleidoscope (Ottawa), and Babar Books (Montreal). They begin with board books, move to picture books, and end with chapter books for readers.
Little You

Little You

by Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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Little you
little wonder

Little wish
gentle thunder

You are mighty
you are small

You are ours
after all

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Why it's on the list ...
McNally Robinson: "A sweet little rhyming board book about babies and parents."
Woozles: "A lovely book to mark the arrival of a new baby in the family. With neutral colours brightened with hints of red, the simple, rhyming text expresses the great love of the parent for their newborn child."
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The Swing
Why it's on the list ...
McNally Robinson: "Gorgeous illustrations bring new life to this charming classic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson."
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In My Tree

In My Tree

edition:Hardcover
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Ella Minnow: "This is one of a homey grouping of felt finger puppet books by Sara Gilligham and Lorena Siminovich. The warm reassuring text and charming little puppets encourage attentive listening, reaching and grasping by tiny readers."
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Welcome, Baby

Welcome, Baby

illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition:Hardcover
tagged : new baby
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Why it's on the list ...
Woozles: "With vibrant illustrations and lovely lilting text this is a joyful ode to all the highlights of a baby’s first year."
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Grumpy Bird
Why it's on the list ...
Kaleidoscope: "When Bird wakes up on the wrong side of the bed his forest friends unwittingly help him shake his grumpy mood. Bright and cheerful illustrations and funny text are perfect for your grumpy bird."
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Babar Books: "Wonderful art, a snowy night, a baby that can't sleep being held in his dad's arms watching the traffic go by."
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Red is Best
Why it's on the list ...
Babar Books: "A Canadian classic with a great opening line "My mom doesn't understand about red." An ode to the superiority of the colour red.
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Once Upon a Northern Night
Why it's on the list ...
McNally Robinson: "A beautiful lullaby about the silence and beauty of a winter night that surrounds a child sleeping cozily inside."
Babar Books: "A lullaby set against the background of a winter night with an exquisite poetic text."
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