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

 Book cover imageA 'girls who code book' called How to Code a Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios.

What's better than having your own personal robot to help you build a sandcastle ... Especially when frisbees, high tide, and dogs can ruin your beautiful creations. This quirky little book will have you laughing - I particularly love the interactions between the young girl and her robot. Not only that, this book will also teach you coding basics in creative and artisitic ways - look out for coding loops!

- Shanda C. from Landon Library

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

book image coverI Want To Draw Dinosaurs by Marisa Orgullo will be an immediate favourite with children who love dinosaurs and drawing. It will also please parents because it blends the best of both worlds- hands on fun with actual reading. The step-by-step instructions are easy enough to follow for beginner artists, but the best part is the visuals have accompanying written instructions. There's also

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.