Every fall, independent booksellers and publishers work together to promote a range of new titles published in Canada and internationally. Books for Everybody is a hand-picked selection of books for all interests, including young readers. Here are some highlights from the catalogues that provide great last-minute ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers.
A new family classic celebrating the best game on earth through the journey of one of hockey’s greatest players, Bobby Orr. Rhyming text and illustrations based on photographs of a young Orr will delight children and hockey-loving adults alike.
Sports, ages 3–7. $19.99 cl, colour illus. throughout, 32 pp. 978-0-670-06713-8
This vibrantly illustrated vocabulary book takes little readers through the basic terms of the good ol’ hockey game, from “breakaway” to “power play” to “Zamboni.”
Sports, ages 2–5. $15.95 cl, colour illus. throughout, 32 pp. 978-1-77138-114-7
Send out a good morning to young Canadians from coast to coast in this companion to Goodnight, Canada.
Canada, ages 3–7. $16.99 cl, colour illus. throughout, 32 pp. 978-1-4431-3323-4
Join Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay, who are celebrating “the best wedding yet, a wedding that no one will ever forget.” From the creators of The Gruffalo.
Lifestyle, ages 4–8. $18.99 cl, colour illus. throughout, 32 pp. 978-0-545-72606-1
The talented Mr. Peanuts is lonely, so he invites Cousin Squirrel to visit and join him in his favourite activities. This delightful storybook featuring a real life American Red Squirrel in handcrafted settings by Bedford, NS photographer Nancy Rose will charm and delight. An irresistible modern-day Beatrix Potter for all ages.
Animals, ages 3–7. $19.99 cl, colour photos throughout, 32 pp. 978-0-670-06822-7
Gorgeous mini gift editions of Stick Man, Tabby McTat and The Highway Rat by the bestselling duo.
Humour, ages 2–7. $17.99 pa, colour illus. throughout, 96 pp. 978-1-407-14299-9