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.
From the author of the beloved classic Goodnight Moon comes a new collection of charming lullabies, gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists and accompanied by a CD.
Bedtime & Music, ages 3–6, $19.95 cl/cd, colour illus., 28 pp. 978-1-4549-0446-5
The children’s classic “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” for which Canadian singer- songwriter Alan Mills is best known, is the first in a potpourri of simple, singable songs, often focusing on numbers and letters. Features illustrations of hysterically funny animal characters.
Music & Humour, ages 3–5, $22.95 cl/cd, colour illus. 46 pp. 978-2-924217-23-8
Singer-songwriter Jill Barber and artist Sydney Smith take us through various genres of music— hip-hop, jazz, classical, folk—as well as different instruments in this colourful, energetic rhyming tour. Sydney Smith’s gleeful illustrations capture all the joy that comes from making music—in all its forms.
Music, ages 4–8, $19.95 cl, colour illus., 32 pp. 978-1-771081-50-4
The works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and others are introduced through magical beings from legends and classic tales—including gnomes, fairies and wizards—that inspired the composers.
Music/Myths & Legends, ages 7–9, $22.95 cl/cd, colour illus. 72 pp. 978-2-924217-21-4
This authentic rallying cry for anyone who has been affected by bullying expresses its devastating effects as well as the inspiration to move forward.
Bullying & Self-Esteem, ages 11 and up, $19.95 cl, colour illus. 72 pp. 978-1-55451-639-1