Top 10 Great Books For Children 2010

Congratulations to our authors and illustrators! Here are the top books picked for 2010 as chosen by the Canadian Toy Testing Council:

Bradley McGoggBradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog
Written by Tim Beiser
Illustrated by Rachel Berman
ISBN 978-0-88776-864-4
Ages 2-5
“This book presents a fun story told in rhyme about Bradley McGogg, who lives in a bog, where there are plenty of bugs for a frog like Bradley to eat. When Bradley runs low on food, he visits his neighbours, and soon discovers that rabbits, cows and bears east some ‘pretty strange things.’ Children enjoy the clever rhymes and the engaging full-colour illustrations in this lively book.” – The Canadian Toy Testing Council

The Little Toy ShopThe Little Toy Shop
Written and illustrated by Frances Wolfe
ISBN 978-0-88776-865-1
Ages 3-6
“At Kringle’s Toy Shop, the owner helps every customer find just the right toy. When a box arrives at the shop with a stuffed bunny inside, Mr. Kringle determines to find him a home. Bunny soon makes fast friends with Teddy, a toy bear. Children enjoy this lovingly illustrated, sweet story about friendship and a little girl whose heart is big enough to cherish both toys.” – The Canadian Toy Testing Council

Good-bye MarianneGood-Bye Marianne
Written by Irene N. Watts
Illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker
ISBN 978-0-88776-830-9
Ages 8-11
“This 124-page graphic novel tells the quiet but moving tale of 11-year-old Marianne, a Jewish girl living in Germany in 1938. She finds herself barred from school because of her religion, and the story follows her necessary flight from Berlin to England. The black-and-white pencil drawings in this book capture the both the desperate times and the spark of hope as Marianne flees pre-War Nazi Germany.” – The Canadian Toy Testing Council

The other books on this year’s list are:

  • Dance Baby Dance by Andrea Spalding
  • Saffy by Paola Opal
  • Chicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi
  • Tulipe: Mon pyjama à moi by Lucie Papineau, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
  • A Royal Little Pest by Anita Reynolds MacArthur, illustrated by Karen Roy
  • Savais-tu? Les serpents by Alain M. Bergeron, Michel Quintin and Sampar, illustrated by Sampar
  • Inside Hockey! The Legends, Facts and Feats That Made The Game by Keltie Thomas
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