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Kids Pick: Whittington

Whittington, by Alan Armstrong

Book Cover Image:  Whittington, by Alan Armstrong

"It was about a cat that had no home.  Then he met the lady and asked if he could live in the farm with her and all of her friends."  Tristan, age 10.

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Kids Pick: Sleepytime For Zoo Animals

Sleepytime For Zoo Animals, by Caroline Arnold

Book Cover:  Sleepytime For Zoo Animals  by Caroline Arnold "I like it."  Ben, age 6.

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More Great Summer Reads

The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

book cover - the willoughbysThis is a fun novel! It's about four children who want to be rid of their parents as much as their parents want to be rid of them: enter the kind nanny and the rich and lonely neighbour. They like the children just the way they are. Enjoy the references to other famous works in children's literature. This book is good for ages 8 and up.

More Summer Reading

The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

This is a fun novel.  It's about four children who want to be rid of their parents as much as their parents want to be rid of them.  Enter the kind nanny and the rich and lonely neighbour.  Unlike the parents, they think these kids are just fine. 

Another Good Summer Read

Gemini Summer by Ian Lawrence

book cover gemini summer It's summer in a small town in America during the mid nineteen sixties.  What better time to be a boy?  Danny, the eight-year-old main character of this story, thinks that the only thing missing from his life is a dog.  But then he experiences a loss so profound that the dog he does adopt takes on a kind of importance that no reader could possibly anticipate.  This sweetly sad story combines the themes of childhood and death in an unforgettable way.  The last paragraph begs to be read over and over.  Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award 2007.  Recommended for ages 9-13, but a beautiful read for anyone.

Great Summer Read

Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman

Book Image - Toad Rage
Reading a book about toads is all the rage right now, so it's the perfect time to read Toad Rage.  It's about one lowly toad's adventures "down under."  After seeing one-too-many relatives flattened by Mack trucks, Limpy, the hero toad of the story, embarks on a mission to improve toad-human relations.  Reading this book will allow you to pick up some interesting Australian slang.  When you finish it, all you'll want to say is, "Stack me!  I really enjoyed this book!"  Good for ages 7-9, amusing for all.  There are two sequels: Toad Heaven and Toad Away.

TD Summer Reading Club - Sign up has begun!

The Club has been promoted at schools around the city to thousands of eager children. Summer reading books have been set aside, book reports and activity sheets are set to go and game boards are at the ready. Library staff and volunteers have been busily sorting prizes in preparation for registration day. Visit a library near you TODAY to join the club!

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