Books to introduce young readers to LGBTQ icons, and what it means to be gender nonconforming and nonbinary.
A handpicked selection of books recommended by our team
Lily is 10 years old and already an avid reader with a passion for books. Lily loves books so much that she offered to write us book reviews for some of her favourite reads!
Click here to read her reviews!
Learn at home with these workbooks and flashcards!
Kids' and family puzzles up to 500 pieces
Games for the whole family to enjoy!
Douglas Cuddle Toys, Jellycat, Folkmanis. We have so many more of these cuties in store, so please call or email us if you're looking for something specific.
Get crafty with these Klutz kits!
Douglas Cuddle Toys, Jellycat, Folkmanis. We have so many more stuffies and puppets in store that aren't searchable on our website! Please call or email us if you're looking for something specific.
For ages 8+
Rip Proof. Chew Proof. 100% Washable!
Durable, chewproof and affordable. Board books are the perfect choice for little ones 0-3.
The newest player's guides, handbooks and story books!
Books to read aloud (remotely or in person!) with little ones
Books for kids to read on their own
Books for grownups to read on their own. Go on, treat yourself!
Chapter books to share at story time
Hungry for knowledge? Learn something new with these informative titles!
Young Adult fiction
Young Adult fiction by Canadian authors
Super-readable books break down the barriers that can stop kids from getting into reading, including those with dyslexia or visual stress. Want to learn more? Just ask any of our children's staff!
Familiar stories for a range of ages in French!
If you loved the Harry Potter series, try these!
Empowering reads with strong female protagonists
Favourites among our children's staff. They know their stuff!
Graphic novels can be a great way to spark the interest of reluctant readers. There are a ton of graphic novels for kids these days, but how do you go about choosing the right one? We've put together some of our favourite children's graphics below, because like we said: there's a lot to choose from!
Fantasy, mystery, graphics, you name it! These books are perfect for those who read at a grade 5-7 level.
We would like to offer a grateful shout out to the magnificent and utterly beloved Oliver Jeffers: not only is he doing live storytime on Instagram, he's also written the picture book that no household, big or small, should be without. Here We Are is a loving, gentle introduction to our world, from planet to people, for those who are brand-new -- and those who've been here awhile; illustrations of everything from outer space (very big) to our bodies (very busy) accompany Jeffers' whimsical texts, weaving a love song in praise of home, and all who live here.
No matter how difficult things might seem right now, and no matter how lonely or frightened you may feel -- we're all in this together, and we're all here. In the words of Oliver Jeffers: you are never alone on Earth.