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My favourite children's book of 2018 is...

book cover image Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse" by Marcy Campbell
"Sometimes we have to learn to see with kindness." It doesn't come easily for Chloe. We all know someone just like her or perhaps we've even been a Chloe at one time. She adamantly voices her opinion while laying out the facts- there is no way someone like Adrian Simcox can have a horse. Page by page the author and illustrator gently guide Chloe to a place of understanding and kindness. Chloe's mom is patient and skilfully walks her out of her comfort zone and into a world of colour, imagination and empathy.

My favourite children's book of 2018 is...

Book Cover Image Pine and Boof: The lucky leaf...Pine & Boof: The Lucky Leaf by Ross Burach.  I love how this book strikes the perfect balance between silly and sentimental.  Author-illustrator, Burach, does an amazing job of pairing words and pictures to draw us into the story of Boof the Bear and Pine the porcupine who embark on a wild adventure as they attempt to recover Boof’s lucky red leaf.

My favourite children's book of 2018 is ...

Winter is Here (book cover image)What better way to celebrate winter's arrival than by sharing a book! Award-winning author Kevin Henkes's words skate smoothly alongside Laura Dronzek's lively paintings of a neighbourhood where people, squirrels, dogs and birds embrace the wonders of snow.  And yes, spring will come.  It always does! We loved flipping between the opening pages and the

My favourite children's book of 2018 is ...

book cover ...a picture book by David Elliott called In The Past where poetry meets paleontology.  There are 20 poems for 21 prehistoric creatures, from trilobite to mammuthus, spanning 500 million years of evolution, more or less.  Matthew Trueman's illustrations make gruesome gorgeous.  You will