Looking for a great Canadian read for children or teens? Look no further. The Victoria Times Colonist recently published a Top-10 list of titles ranging from board books to teen fiction, all chosen by Tracy Kendrick, co-ordinator of children’s and teen services at the Greater Victoria Library. Three Orca titles made the list!
Alligator, Bear, Crab: A Baby’s ABC, by Lesley Wynne Pechter (Board Book)
Kendrick said, “A colorful and playful book that introduces the shapes and sounds of the alphabet amid a colorful collection of critters.”
Slick, by Sara Cassidy (Orca Currents)
Kendrick said, “An unforgettable young activist named Liza decides to take on her mother’s boyfriend, who happens to work for an oil company.”
Death Benefits, by Sarah N. Harvey (Teen Fiction)
Kendrick said, “Royce and his mother move to Victoria to care for Royce’s irascible, elderly grandfather. The characters pop off the page in this hilarious and touching novel.”
*This fantastic title is also shortlisted for the 2011 Bolen BooksChildren’s Book Prize!