In the city,windows light.How many catswill dance tonight? It’s not particularly surprising that Cats’ Night Out won what is arguably the top children’s literature prize in Canada, the Governor General’s Literary Award. It’s one of those children’s books that hits all the right notes (no pun intended).
Age Range: Preschool & Up Skippyjon Jones is an unforgettable character–an irrepressible faux-Spanish-spouting Siamese kitten who thinks he’s a chihuahua. Skippyjon’s overactive imagination may make his mother shake her head in disbelief, but he’ll have you and your kids laughing at his outrageous adventures.
Age Range: Preschool & Up There is a reason why the Madeline books–timeless stories of a little girl in convent school in Paris, her experiences and adventures–have been international favourites for more than half a century. Find out all over again with your kids why these were probably favourites of your own childhood!
“Hey, you, bad cat! How dare you do that?” Bad Cat–evil feline genius, or just a well-intentioned but misunderstood kitty? Either way, Bad Cat (the book) is a wildly entertaining tale of mischief and misunderstanding that I highly recommend. The story of a grinning cat with a twinkle in his eye, who is constantly stirring […]
As an avowed word junkie, I always love finding alphabet books written for older kids. I firmly believe that learning the ABCs is just a first step, and that finding ways to keep kids interested in letters and words beyond that is crucial.
Let’s dance and party and Rock-and-Roll. Bring out the Good China Dishes and the Big Punch Bowl. When kitchen clock-dwelling, fun-loving mice–numbers One through Twelve–decide to throw an impromptu late-night party, not even Max the housecat is going to stand in their way.