Children’s Fiction – What’s New?

220px-ClickclackmooDoreen Cronin delights readers with this silly story about cows who find an old typewriter and begin leaving requests for Farmer Brown. When he denies them, the animals go on strike. This is a story which will have everyone laughing. (Caldecott Honor: 2001)

Cronin, Doreen, and Betsy Lewin. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Simon Spotlight, 2016.


since forever hoda kotb

I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb is a perfect bedtime story to reassure your children they are loved. Since before birds flew over rainbows…The declarations of love for her child coupled with lovely illustrations make this a book you will be asked to read again and again.

Kotb, Hoda. I’ve Loved You since Forever. HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 2018.


This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen is a 2013 Caldecott winner is about a small fish turned hat-thief. The incongruity of the situation and the illustrations make this story so much fun to read. Klassen continues to delight both parent and child with his award-winning stories.

Klassen, Jon. This Is Not My Hat. Walker Books, 2014.


Otis, by Loren Long, reminds me of stories I loved as a child. It tells of a relationship between an old tractor and a little calf. Much like Mike Mulligan’s Steam Engine, Otis is overshadowed by newer machinery. Otis captures hearts with his simple devotion.

Long, Loren. What Does Otis See? Penguin Young Readers, an Imprint of Penguin Random House, 2015.



In her wonderful story, Thankful, Eileen Spinelli reminds us to be grateful for the things we often overlook in our lives. The poetic rhythm and rhyme make it a fun book to read and re-read.

Tyger, Rory. I Love You, Grandma. Tiger Tales, 2017.


61LpFpbNHzL._SX483_BO1,204,203,200_I Love You, Grandma by Rory Tyger, is a thoughtful board book you will want to buy for your grandchildren. With rhyme, Tyger captures the lovely relationship between children and their grandparents.

Tyger, Rory. I Love You, Grandma. Tiger Tales, 2017.






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