Beneath Silverstein's clear and simple text lies a complex fable about the joy of giving and the risks of taking too much. It opens the door for a wide variety of discussions on topics from love and self-sacrifice, to conservation and the environment. -Scholastic

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree (Book) : Silverstein, Shel : A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.

Little ones will instantly relate to the relentless spirit of the pigeon, who just wants to drive the bus. It's perfect for read-alongs and children will be howling with laughter as they repeat "NO" to the tireless pigeon. -Scholastic

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems This was our first Pigeon book, and Thomas Rex was immediately hooked! We've worn out one paperback copy and purchased another.

This top pick particularly showcases Seuss's sneaky-fun way of getting kids to think deep—about why they should never judge an egg by its color. -Scholastic

Green Eggs and Ham

Green eggs and ham, green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am. Best known for his classic children’s books, Theodor Geisel Seuss.

A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. After his best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, baby, and even the angry cat for a quick throw. No luck. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious one-sided game of fetch until naptime''s wild, ball-centric dream sequence. The pictures speak a thousand words in this comic book-style ode to canine monomania. Ball? Ball.


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One of the first picture books with an African American hero, this 1963 Caldecott Medal-winner is the simple and beautifully depicted story of a young boy venturing out to explore his snowy surroundings. -Scholastic

The Snowy Day Board Book

Shop The Snowy Day Board Book by Ezra Jack Keats. The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal winner, is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night.

Graphic Novel - Sasspants, reluctant Guinea Pig P.I., solves the case of the missing sandwiches with the help of her sidekick, Hamisher the Hamster, and a menagerie of suspects.

Hamster And Cheese: Book 1

Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye Hamster and Cheese: Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue

This sentimental favourite showcases a mother’s undying devotion to her child, which eventually comes full circle. -Today's Parent

Love You Forever

"I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be". My mom read this to me when I was young this always makes me cry like a baby

In the days of Roch's childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy's hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch's horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

The Hockey Sweater

Illustrations speak louder than words in this beautiful and harmonious book that engages the youngest readers. -Scholastic

The Lion and the Mouse

One brave and determined little fish figures out that strength doesn't lie in size, but in cooperation. Lionni's works are a must for any child's personal library. -Scholastic

Swimmy 50th Anniversary Edition

25 Books to Read Before Kindergarten! Put on to do list for this summer. Pinned by an old teacher that knows more about children's lit than anyone i know

A timeless classic that engages young readers with its brave and free-spirited heroine as she faces a scary trip to the hospital. The detailed illustrations transport children to a foreign city full of culture and beauty. -Scholastic


Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans - The best childrens books "In a small house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.