recommended reading for ages 2-7


The power of patience

Jon Dykstra | 18 May 2017 | 2013

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Good things are worth the wait.

Art comes to life in this picture book

Jon Dykstra | 26 Apr 2017 | 2012

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A fun and educational book for youngsters ages 5-8

Dogs track stolen cake

Jon Dykstra | 28 Mar 2017 | 2007

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A picture book full of puzzles and mazes

Wordless book enables preschoolers to tell their own story

Jon Dykstra | 16 Mar 2017 | 2011

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A Caldecott winner from 2011

Fairies take up residence in local garden

Jane Fagan | 1 Jan 2017 | 2007

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A beautiful fantasy picture book.

This book is sure to become a bedtime favorite

Jennifer Minicus | 22 Nov 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

An adorable story about a child's evening routine

Horse captures cattle rustlers

Jennifer Minicus | 1 Nov 2016 | 1996

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A lesser-known book by a renowned author

A tribute to A.A. Milne

Susan Reibel Moore | 26 Oct 2016 |

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Pooh at 90 still enthralls!

I have nothing to wear!

Jennifer Minicus | 18 Oct 2016 | 2011

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A picture book for budding fashion designers

Helping children understand dementia

Jane Fagan | 7 Oct 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A picture book about memory loss and ageing

A new school year begins

Jennifer Minicus | 12 Sep 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Two picture books for students ages 4-8.

Picture book deals with difficult topic

Jane Fagan | 25 Jul 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A book explaining death to children ages 4-8

A picture perfect book for vacation reading

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Jun 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A picture book worth the investment

A salt-of-the-earth book favourite entertains generations of children

Jane Fagan | 8 Jun 2016 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A classic adventure not to be missed!

A perfect book to read at the beach

Jennifer Minicus | 21 Apr 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

A fun day at the beach leaves Lucy overtired.

Caldecott winner pays tribute to beloved children's book character

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Feb 2016 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

The story of the bear that inspired A.A. Milne.

Rain keeps the Big Bad Wolf indoors

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Feb 2016 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

A twist on the traditional Little Three Pigs.

Everyone needs a friend

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Jan 2016 | 2016

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

Everyone has a gift to share.

Book Reviews
Surf's up on Christmas Day

Jane Fagan | 14 Dec 2015 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended

New lyrics for a beloved Christmas song.

Bedtime proves challenging for older siblings

Jane Fagan | 23 Nov 2015 | 2015

written for ages 2-7 | recommended

Jessie's big sister can't sleep.

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