Our Babes in Book Land Program runs on Wednesday mornings from September to June.
Enjoy stories and fun with your child.
Free for parents/caregivers, babies and toddlers.
Please join Cathy for our reading and storytelling time for babies and children every Wednesday from 10:15 to 11:00am. For infants up to pre-kindergarteners, Cathy chooses books that help little ones become familiar with sounds, words, language and the value of books. It’s a time to introduce those wee people you love so much to the joys of the library. After we read, there’s lots of time for you to help your little one choose a special book (or two…or three …or more!) to take home.
If you have any questions or want more information about Babes in Bookland, please call Cathy Lyons at 613-757-0166
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
This is such a fun book for kids and grown-ups too. It seems that Duncan has not been treating his crayon colours equitably…he overuses some colours, under uses others and even strips one bare! So his crayons decide to write to him to tell him exactly what they think of his behaviour, and the fun begins. Check out a YouTube reading of this book and for sure you’ll want to get it out of the library! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDBTwtEuY24
Snoozers 7 Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids by Sandra Boynton
Sandra does it again with great little story poems like “I’m Not Tired” and “The Big Yawn”, illustrated by her wonderful whimsical animals. There’s even local content for our neck of the woods, because she uncovers exactly why moose must have buttons on their pajamas.
Happy Hippo Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton
A lighthearted look at moods and why it’s good to remember that they don’t stay with you forever (except, perhaps, in the case of the duck).
The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds
You’re never too young to have big dreams and to follow them. In this beautifully illustrated book, Reynolds takes a little boy on a voyage of discovery. He writes the following in the front of the book: “The North Star is a story for all ages. Whether you are beginning a new journey, have decided to alter the direction of your life, or are starting out for the first time, this book is here to encourage you. Take a moment to slow down to a more thoughtful pace, to ponder, reflect, imagine and envision. Take the time to believe in your dreams, to celebrate possibility.”
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
This is Book 3 of Reynold’s wonderful series he calls Creatilogy (The Dot and Ish are the first two). All three books deserve a permanent place in your little one’s home library. Sky Color is the story of a young artist called Marisol, who has to color the sky in the class mural. But there is no more blue paint, and this problem sets her off on a journey of curiosity and wonder about what color the sky REALLY is. A book for all of us who love color!
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
When you think you have made a mistake think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful. This is the message of Beautiful Oops, and Saltzberg illustrates each possible “mistake” in inventive ways that call on little ones to touch and feel each page. A magical book for any one of us who may have made a mistake. Others need not read it.
So Few of Me by Peter H. Reynolds
Even kids can get stressed with all the stuff there is to do. This is the story of Leo and his own particular approach to time management. It seems like a good approach at the beginning, but things rapidly begin to unravel. A great little book for those of us who worry that we may be rushing our kids too much.
I’m Here by Peter H. Reynolds
“For the world you may be one person but for one person – you are the world.” While this book was inspired by a little boy with autism spectrum disorder, it is really all about feeling different no matter what the reason may be. It’s a great little book to help kids begin to understand the importance of including everyone and not making judgments about people who may not look or behaviour the same way you do.
Tap the Magic Tree by Christine Matheson
This beautifully illustrated book is all about the magic of the changing seasons for a tree. Kids tap, jingle, and shake the pages and the tree changes right before their eyes! Matheson has a truly wonderful talent for introducing little ones to nature. Truly a book for all seasons.