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Picture Books

By Isabelle Arsenault

Isabelle Arsenault takes the standby concept of an abecedarian and turns it on its head via whimsy, droll humour, and a unique twist. The stars here are the illustrations, which use the NATO phonetic alphabet ... Read More »

November 11, 2015 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Jami Gigot

Vancouver author-illustrator and visual-effects animator Jami Gigot’s debut picture book celebrates children’s fascination with the moon. Conveyed in minimal and lucid text, the story tells of a young girl’s affinity for the celestial body. The ... Read More »

November 11, 2015 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Tania Howells

Tania Howells adds author to her illustrator cred with this bright, colourful introduction to triangles, rectangles, and their other-angled (and non-angled) brethren. Using a school play to frame her tale, Howells gives each shape a ... Read More »

November 11, 2015 | Filed under: Picture Books

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Is there anything better than a fresh box of crayons when you’re a kid? For little Evan, the first crayon to snap is heartbreaking, until he realizes that instead of one brown crayon, now he ... Read More »

October 14, 2015 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Linda Bailey

Vancouver author Linda Bailey, a two-time winner of the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for her funny, fast-paced Stevie Diamond mysteries, delivers a resonant, well-paced middle-grade adventure in Seven Dead Pirates. When Lewis ... Read More »

October 14, 2015 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Marianne Dubuc

Veteran Quebec author-illustrator Marianne Dubuc’s latest picture book channels Richard Scarry as the reader follows Mr. Postmouse on his journey through a grassy village. Stops at the homes of various animals are depicted with Dubuc’s ... Read More »

October 14, 2015 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Willow Dawson

Author-illustrator Willow Dawson’s latest work pays homage to ravens, known as “wolf-birds” due to their unique relationship with lupines, which is believed to have begun thousands of years ago. The story, told in spare text, ... Read More »

September 2, 2015 | Filed under: Picture Books