Great books

Humorous books, like Marcie Colleen's Super Happy Party Bears (published by Scholastic) are among the publisher's "top trends for 2017."
Great books

Kidlit trends for 2017

Want to know what the new year holds for children’s literature? Keeping in mind this is just one publisher–albeit a big one–here are Scholastic’s trends for (presumably American but probably Canadian as well–don’t know about other countries) children’s literature. That was a very complicated sentence. Sorry. Here are the trends: […]

Instruction books great for literacy
Crafts Great books

Instruction books great for literacy

Most of us are motivated by rewards. It’s the theory behind gamification–video games are so addictive because every small step brings some kind of reward, like a coin or a level-up. In literacy, that theory applies to instruction-type manuals, like recipes. As a child reads, he’s working toward a goal–the meal he’s creating. Books […]

Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt
Great books

Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt

The author of the hugely popular Scaredy Squirrel has written and illustrated a beautiful new book that kids will love—and better yet, parents will enjoy reading over and over again to their children. One of the things about reading kids picture books is that it can get tiring. And boring. […]

Great summer kids’ book series
Great books

Great summer kids’ book series

In the summer, kids often read less. Get them interested in a great book series, though, and they’ll be hooked because the characters and setting will be familiar to them. They’ll look forward to seeing what their favourite characters are getting up to next! Here are some wonderful Canadian kidlit summer […]