Fall in love… with books!

Don’t forget! Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, February 14, 2010! Click on the covers for more information:

Nana’s Getting Married
By Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
ISBN 978-0-88776-911-5

“…brassy chalk-pastel illustrations feature caricatures with comedic particulars…. this message about open-mindedness and acceptance hits its mark.” – Publishers Weekly

Here Comes the Bride
By Beatrice Masini
Illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone
ISBN 978-0-88776-898-9

“…Masini’s story is a flurry of comedy…. Cantone’s paintings with collage are a marvel.…give readers their first laugh beginning on page one.” – School Library Journal

I Love Chocolate
By Davide Cali
Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi
ISBN 978-0-88776-912-2

“…a sweet storytime.”
School Library Journal


A Wizard in Love
By Mireille Levert
Illustrated by Marie Lafrance
ISBN 978-0-88776-901-6

“… this is not your average love story!”
– Excellent from Resource Links


The Princess Who Had Almost Everything
By Mireille Levert
Illustrated by Josee Masse
ISBN 978-0-88776-887-3

“… This tale helps entertain as well as promises a solution to boredom. It encourages the gifts of imagination and creativity. Fun for all!” – Resource Links

The Lime Green Secret
By Georgia Graham
ISBN 978-0-88776-841-5

“… The book captures the spirit of dressing up for a special occasion, and it’s fun to see the wedding through the eyes of the flower girl…” – Wedded Bits, Brides.com

Retold by Michele Marineau
Illustrated by Mylene Pratt
ISBN 978-0-88776-825-5

“There’s never been a Cinderella story without a happy ending, and this one is no exception. Exceptional here, though, is the droll, modernist retelling, with charming illustrations to match.” – Globe and Mail

National Chocolate Day

October 28th is National Chocolate Day! Why not dive into this sweet little book?

I Love ChocolateI Love Chocolate
By Davide Calì
Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi
ISBN 978-0-88776-912-2
Ages 2-5
24 Pages

“…a celebration of all things chocolate…. a delightful blend of clever, precise writing and colourful, imaginative artwork. Both the text and the illustrations contain liberal servings of humour, and this is a ‘feel good’ book that, although geared primarily to young children, will appeal to people of all ages.” – Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

“Let us stuff our caloric worries away and now praise, in read-aloud voice, chocolate – that giver of happiness… The characters have the elemental sophistication of stone pictographs come to life, with great, stick-figure maws ever ready for chocolate insertion. The colors are gorgeous and, appropriately, are reminiscent of a Wayne Thiebaud cupcake – chocolate, of course.” – Kirkus Reviews

“…the text captures the essence of chocolate–its varying incarnations and textures–and it will leave everyone salivating. In addition to being a great candidate for programs, the book has potential as an easy reader as well. The art has a European flair… the art and narrative work together; while the text is no-frills, the illustrations depict fancier treats, like cakes and truffles.… a sweet storytime.” – School Library Journal

“…lets readers experience the taste, smell and colour of the world’s most beloved treat…. Illustrations by Evelyn Daviddi complete this tasty read.” – The Guelph Mercury

“…the delectable tale by Davide Calì, entices readers to use their senses in exploring the fabulous world of chocolate. 32 pages of chocolaty fun-which we’re sure most of you can relate to!” – Tots Trends Weekly Magazine

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Currently, I Love Chocolate by Davide Cali and illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi is in their Prize Vault! Keep checking, as there will be a great rotation of our Spring 2009 books available.

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