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We're thrilled to introduce a brand new article series to our website. We want to share our love of reading with all of you so we're going to choose several family-friendly books to feature each month. Some months may have a special theme, others will just be random picks.

New Series: Reading Rocks

TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown

My kids are going to help choose some of their all-time favourites and we'd love to hear from you with some of yours. Feel free to email us at if you have a special kid's book you'd like to suggest!


Daddy's Little Girl by Peter Wilson

Our very first pick is extra special since it's written by local Ajax author, Peter Wilson and illustrated by Carol Matsuyama from Port Perry. Daddy's Little Girl is a heart-warming story about a father and daughter relationship. It begins with a newborn bundle of joy and follows through to her wedding day! If you enjoyed Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, you'll definitely want to buy a copy of this story to add to your family collection.


The Salamandar Room by Anne Mazer

This book is about a young boy who befriends a salamander. He sets up a magical room to make the salamander feel right at home with him. The illustrations are gorgeous and any nature-lover will enjoy this story. Boys who are engrossed with slimy creatures will particularly love it and probably want to make a salamander room of their very own! Suitable for ages 5-9.



Cleo the Cat by Caroline Mockford

This colourful board book is perfect for toddlers with its simple text and bright illustrations. It's about a curious kitten who is looking for a home and finds a friend!



Trixie the Halloween Fairy by Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic Fairy books are the perfect first chapter books for young girls to read themselves. This special Halloween edition seemed a good pick for our October edition. We started reading these books to our daughter when she was 5 or 6 and now she flies through them herself. While the plots in these books are fairly unoriginal (come on Jack Frost, leave the fairies alone!), the kids seem to just LOVE them!

They even have a fun website with online games and activities!