Teenagers' Den

Just a Duck?, Carin Bramsen, Random House Books.

Just a Duck?, Carin Bramsen, Random House Books.
Now that Cat has learned to play games that Duck enjoys, it's Duck's turn to try things that Cat likes. However, climbing trees and swatting at leaves prove to be a bit tricky for flat-footed Duck. What's an unlikely pair of friends to do?

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Chester's Way, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.

Chester's Way, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.
This book has a good message, that sometimes friends don't love all the same things and sometimes they do everything the exact same way, and both are okay. 

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Owl at home, Arnold Lobel, Harper Collins.

Owl at home, Arnold Lobel, Harper Collins.
A darling book about a silly owl who invites Winter inside to get warm and thinks the moom is following him home. A sweet bedtime story.

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Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.

Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.
A fun book with cute picutres. It provides a good ooportunity for talking with kids about self-control, the responsibility attaches to expressing anger, and dealing with disappointment. 

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Love You Forever, Robert Munsch, Firefly Books Ltd.

Love You Forever, Robert Munsch, Firefly Books Ltd.
This is the story of how a little boy goes through life and becomes a man and how his mother's love never wavers. The simple and powerful truth will strike a universal chord with parents and children alike. The asset of this book is that it is about real people and so the message is even more...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Puffin.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Puffin.
A picture book of a newly hatched caterpillar which eats its way through all kinds of food, getting bigger and bigger, until eventually it turns into a beautiful butterfly.  

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Katie Meets The Impressionists, James Mayhew, Scholastic.

Katie Meets The Impressionists, James Mayhew, Scholastic.
If you are trying to interest your children in art, this book is a joyful homage to the world of the Impressionists. A sweet and pleasant story that takes you through a magical journey through the actual paintings.   

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I Spy Super Challenger, Jean Marzollo, Cartwheel.

I Spy Super Challenger, Jean Marzollo, Cartwheel.
My siblings and I woud sit around for hours on end trying to solve the riddles and trying to find the hidden objects in the photographs, each under a different theme (Pirate treasure, Halloween, Christmas, School supplies, etc). This is the most challenging book, ideal for teenagers and adults who...

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What Is Your Language?, Debra Leventhal, Dutton Juvenile.

What Is Your Language?, Debra Leventhal, Dutton Juvenile.
This book is a great introduction to the concept of different languages and cultures for the little ones. 

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Rescue Trucks, Betsy Imershein, Little Simon.

Rescue Trucks, Betsy Imershein, Little Simon.
A fun book for those learning to read. It is filled with delightful photographs and gives a look at the exciting world of rescue vehicles.  

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