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10 books to read to your kids now

Here are our picks for the best kids' books that recently hit the shelves.

By Today's Parent staff

10 books to read to your kids now

10 books to read to your kids now

The best kid reads of the past year

Reading it so important for little minds. So, with the start of a new year, we look back at some of our favourite children's books of 2012.

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The Monster Who Lost His Mean

By: Tiffany Strelitz Haber

One little monster learns that it's not what you're called but who you are that actually counts.
Where to Buy? amazon.ca

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Hide and Seek

By: Il Sung Na

Elephant counts from one to 10 while all his animal friends find places to hide. When it's time to seek, will he be able to find everyone... even Chameleon?
Where to Buy? amazon.ca

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One Sheep, Blue Sheep

By: Tom Wiley

A board book that will teach your little ones about counting and colours.
Where to Buy? Chapters

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The Great Unexpected

By: Sharon Creech

For the older kids in your family, this tale follows the adventures of two orphan girls, Naomi Deane and Lizzie Scatterding.
Where to Buy? Chapters

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Moomin’s Winter Follies

By: Tove Jansson

A barrel filled with tropical seeds washes ashore and, when Moominmamma plants the seeds, a beautiful rainforest erupts in Moominvalley.

Where to Buy? Chapters

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Pippi Moves In

By: Astrid Lindgren

These comics are re-imaginings of the classic chapter book stories about Pippi Longstocking, one of Sweden's most-beloved children's book exports.

Where to Buy? Chapters

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Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

By: Nick Bruel

Kitty gets the shock of a lifetime when his beloved owners come home one night with their brand new little baby. What is Kitty to do?
Where to Buy? Chapters

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Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

By: Megan Mcdonald

Will Judy's lucky penny help her on the road to the national spelling bee contest — or will it spell disaster?
Where to Buy? Chapters

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Virginia Wolf

By: Kyo Maclear

Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a "wolfish" mood — growling, howling and acting very strange. Vanessa tries to come up with things to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary placed called Bloomsberry.


Where to Buy? amazon.ca

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Bedtime is Canceled

By: Cece Meng

Maggie and her brother write a note about the cancelation of bedtime. When a journalist comes across the letter and reports on it the whole city discovered that bedtime had officially been canceled, so no one goes to sleep!
Where to Buy? amazon.ca

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