School Age: 5 – 6 years

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

By Don Woods 

Little mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear. How will little mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.

Silly Sally

By Audrey Wood

Dance a jig with a silly pig. Play leapfrog with a silly dog. And that’s just the beginning of all the fun! Come along and join Silly Sally and her outrageous friends as they parade into town in a most unusual way. Exploding with whimsy, humour, and zest. . . . be prepared to read this one a thousand times!

Where Is the Green Sheep

By Mem Fox

There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?
The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from beloved author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read.

The Napping House

By Don Wood and Audrey Wood

Included in the napping house menagerie is a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and a wakeful flea who ends up toppling the whole sleep heap with one chomp! Don Wood’s delightfully detailed comical illustrations are bathed in moonlight blues until the sun comes up, then all is colour and rainbows and a very awake household.

Sandbear

By Shen Roddie

Sandbear is a touching story about a hare who hastily builds a new friend out of sand, while playing at the beach. However, in a moment of laziness, Hare gives Sandbear a single grass arm, a tiny pinhole mouth, and short stubby legs. Sandbear, however, has the heart of a true friend. When Hare falls into a hole, Sandbear pours himself in the hole to fill it to rescue Hare. An appreciative Hare rebuilds Sandbear, but this time with all the right bear-y parts.

Mrs McTats and her Houseful of Cats

By Alyssa Satin Capucilli 

Mrs. McTats loves cats, and they love her too! She names each one with a different letter of the alphabet, but stops short at Z. Then there’s a scratch on the door. Surprise! Mrs. McTats finds what the family needs to be complete.