Blue Spruce 2017
Overviews, Connections & Resources for your Classroom
Spark Books & Growth
You can discover, author, Kyo Maclear's childhood reading inspirations on her website kyomaclearkids.com,
As well, Edmonton's Mayor, Don Iveson, shares this story in his May edition of Mayor Reads in honour of "all the 'Good Little Books' that are out there to inspire readers. You'll discover some other great books too, as children share their 'spark books' in response to this quiet, but powerful little book.
Inspiration & Kindness
Follow William as he solves the mystery of the ever-more-fantastical topiary trees appearing throughout his dreary hometown and discovers the influence of the The Night Gardener's the generous gifts.
The Fan Brothers have beautifully illustrated through picture and story how artistry and kindness can not only inspire and change one person but a whole community.
Pets & If Buts
Distraction & Attention
Animal Guides & Character Traits
You can find out more about the author at her website danielledaniel.com.
Creativity & Colour
Hazel Hutchins, with the assistance of the talented Dusan Petricic, illustrates the life-cycle of a box of crayons in the hands of the ever-inventive Evan from the first snap of a broken crayon to the tiny pieces left at the end.
There is no better partnership for this book than a box of crayons and some paper. Try it and just watch your class go!