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Book Bash! Children's Literature Festival

Recommended reading for children in celebration of Toronto Public Library's Book Bash! Children's Literature Festival on Saturday April 30, 2011.

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Fagan, Cary.
A novel about Ethan's first camp experience.
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Jennings, Sharon, 1954-
Dog wants his very own boy. Though Mama warns him that a boy takes a lot of work, Dog is determined to find the perfect boy for him. Dog's search takes him from the pooch spa to the mall to the park, but none of the boys smell quite right.
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Jennings, Sharon, 1954-
Up for the Silver Birch Award this year, Home Free feature heroines who are smart, brave, funny and inspiring.
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Jocelyn, Marthe.
It is 1901 and Mable Riley dreams of adventure and of becoming a writer. This novel is the winner of the 2005 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.
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Jocelyn, Marthe.
A new book from the team of Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter, Which Way is an invitation to explore and understand the concepts we see every day in the signs around us.
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Ohi, Ruth.
Why are Cow's spots purple when other cows are gray or brown? Fed up with being different, Cow sets out on a quest to change how she looks, but will Chicken, Pig and Dog recognize her when she comes home?
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Peacock, Shane.
It is 1868, the week that Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister of the Empire. Sherlock's beautiful but poor admirer, Beatrice, the hatter's daughter, appears at the door late at night.
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Reid, Barbara, 1957-
Barbara Reid delivers her most perfect story yet! A perfect snow has fallen, and first-grader Scott and fourth-grader Jim have been daydreaming the morning away, making plans, doodling sketches of snowmen and snow forts, all in anticipation of recess and the endless possibilities of this perfect snow.
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Scrimger, Richard, 1957-
The story of one boy's experience with the (not so) sweet hereafter. Fresh from having stolen a piece of fruit and taunting the grocer, Jim, a fourteen-year-old wannabe gangster, bully, and car thief, is run over by a car.
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Winters, Kari-Lynn, 1969-
Come along on a rollicking rainy-day walk!
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Wishinsky, Frieda.
This evocative picture book, by renowned author Frieda Wishinsky and acclaimed illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, is ideal to read aloud and shares a witty and poignant lesson about siblings.