Good books for young readers

Opinion Sep 16, 2021 by Glenn Perrett Simcoe.com

Memory Jars

Vera Brosgol

Roaring Book Press

2021, 48 pages

ISBN: 9781250314871

ages 4+

Freda can’t eat all of the blueberries she picks and is disappointed that she will have to wait a year to eat them again, until her grandmother tells her that they can preserve them in a jar as jam. Liking this idea, Freda preserves one of her grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies in a jar and then sets out to get a lot of jars to preserve other things. Freda preserves many things that she likes and wants to keep safe. But this is a lot of work and Freda is happy when she realizes that many things are best preserved as memories. At the end of the story there is a recipe for blueberry jam that a child can make with the help of an adult.

Windy Days

Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato

Pajama Press

2021, 24 pages

ISBN: 9781772782172

ages 2+

Toddlers will have fun reading about wind and autumn with this nicely illustrated, rhyming story featuring a book with a padded cover, rounded corners and thick pages. The back of the book contains some experiments that young children can do on a windy day.

Raven Brings Back the Sun: A Tale From Canada

retold by Suzanne I. Barchers, illustrated by Angela Oliynyk

red Chair Press

2015, 32 pages

ISBN: 9781939656810

ages 6+

When shamans are asked to bring back the sun and the moon which have disappeared, they become angry at an orphan boy who tells them that their plans aren’t working. The boy asks his aunt where the sun and the moon have gone as he wants to return them to the people. His aunt advises him to go south which he does and eventually finds a ball of light. Throwing chunks of light into the sky the boy makes daylight.

Raven Brings Back the Sun is an entertaining, well-illustrated Inuit legend that young readers will enjoy.

Good books for young readers

Opinion Sep 16, 2021 by Glenn Perrett Simcoe.com

Memory Jars

Vera Brosgol

Roaring Book Press

2021, 48 pages

ISBN: 9781250314871

ages 4+

Freda can’t eat all of the blueberries she picks and is disappointed that she will have to wait a year to eat them again, until her grandmother tells her that they can preserve them in a jar as jam. Liking this idea, Freda preserves one of her grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies in a jar and then sets out to get a lot of jars to preserve other things. Freda preserves many things that she likes and wants to keep safe. But this is a lot of work and Freda is happy when she realizes that many things are best preserved as memories. At the end of the story there is a recipe for blueberry jam that a child can make with the help of an adult.

Windy Days

Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato

Pajama Press

2021, 24 pages

ISBN: 9781772782172

ages 2+

Toddlers will have fun reading about wind and autumn with this nicely illustrated, rhyming story featuring a book with a padded cover, rounded corners and thick pages. The back of the book contains some experiments that young children can do on a windy day.

Raven Brings Back the Sun: A Tale From Canada

retold by Suzanne I. Barchers, illustrated by Angela Oliynyk

red Chair Press

2015, 32 pages

ISBN: 9781939656810

ages 6+

When shamans are asked to bring back the sun and the moon which have disappeared, they become angry at an orphan boy who tells them that their plans aren’t working. The boy asks his aunt where the sun and the moon have gone as he wants to return them to the people. His aunt advises him to go south which he does and eventually finds a ball of light. Throwing chunks of light into the sky the boy makes daylight.

Raven Brings Back the Sun is an entertaining, well-illustrated Inuit legend that young readers will enjoy.

Good books for young readers

Opinion Sep 16, 2021 by Glenn Perrett Simcoe.com

Memory Jars

Vera Brosgol

Roaring Book Press

2021, 48 pages

ISBN: 9781250314871

ages 4+

Freda can’t eat all of the blueberries she picks and is disappointed that she will have to wait a year to eat them again, until her grandmother tells her that they can preserve them in a jar as jam. Liking this idea, Freda preserves one of her grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies in a jar and then sets out to get a lot of jars to preserve other things. Freda preserves many things that she likes and wants to keep safe. But this is a lot of work and Freda is happy when she realizes that many things are best preserved as memories. At the end of the story there is a recipe for blueberry jam that a child can make with the help of an adult.

Windy Days

Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato

Pajama Press

2021, 24 pages

ISBN: 9781772782172

ages 2+

Toddlers will have fun reading about wind and autumn with this nicely illustrated, rhyming story featuring a book with a padded cover, rounded corners and thick pages. The back of the book contains some experiments that young children can do on a windy day.

Raven Brings Back the Sun: A Tale From Canada

retold by Suzanne I. Barchers, illustrated by Angela Oliynyk

red Chair Press

2015, 32 pages

ISBN: 9781939656810

ages 6+

When shamans are asked to bring back the sun and the moon which have disappeared, they become angry at an orphan boy who tells them that their plans aren’t working. The boy asks his aunt where the sun and the moon have gone as he wants to return them to the people. His aunt advises him to go south which he does and eventually finds a ball of light. Throwing chunks of light into the sky the boy makes daylight.

Raven Brings Back the Sun is an entertaining, well-illustrated Inuit legend that young readers will enjoy.