Great reads for youngsters

From infants to tweens, here are some fantastic books to engage young readers.

books-thats-not-my-duckThat’s not my duck…

By Fiona Watt, 6 months +

The latest in the That’s not … best-selling series. Young children will love meeting the different ducks in this colourful, touchy-feely book. Repetitive text and lots of different textures to touch and feel will help very young children develop language and sensory skills.

Usborne Publishing Ltd.

books-the-bear-snores-onBear Snores On

By Karma Wilson, 3+

One by one, a host of small creatures find their way out of the cold and into Bear’s cave to warm up during a blustery winter storm. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear snores on. With its beautiful illustrations, this delightful story of a hibernating bear is great fun to read aloud, at home or in the classroom.

Simon & Schuster


Drawing, doodling and colouring

By Fiona Watt, 6+

An immensely creative book with lots of fabulous scenes to customize. With pages of robots, buildings, creatures, pipes, as well as shapes of all sorts and sizes to colour and doodle, this book will provide hours of fun. The craft paper quality pages are ideal for drawing.

Usborne Publishing Ltd.


Dewey the Library Cat

By Vicki Myron, with Bret Witter, 8+

This true story is an adaptation for younger readers of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Dewey. Abandoned in a library book drop on one of the coldest nights of the year, a tiny orange kitten miraculously survives and is later found by librarian Vicki Myron. She saves the kitten and names him Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey the library cat eventually becomes famous around the world and inspires readers with his touching story of courage, survival and love.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers