Apr. 30 – May 7 is Canadian Children Book Week. Check out the bestseller lists at any time during the year, and you will find a number of Canadian children’s books. Therefore, each year we take a week to celebrate the abundance of children’s books by Canadian authors and illustrators.
A recent arrival at the library is the fifth book in the Scaredy Squirrel series by Melanie Watts, Scaredy Squirrel has a birthday Party. In true Scaredy fashion he very carefully plans his birthday party for one. The lovable worrywart plans his day in infinite detail, but when the time comes things go awry, as usual. When the party animals show up, Scaredy must decide how to handle it.
This book follows the familiar format of the other Scaredy Squirrel titles: Scaredy Squirrel; At the Beach; Makes a Friend; and At Night. When I visit schools, Scaredy Squirrel often joins me. Children can identify with his apprehension anytime he faces a new situation and are rewarded when he overcomes his fear.
The children’s shelves in the library have many wonderful Canadian titles and we hope you’ll take a few off the shelf this week.