One Hockey Night

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

One Hockey Night

written by David Ward

illustrated by Brian Deines

Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010

30 pp.

Ages: 4 +

Interests: hockey, moving to a new home, siblings, Christmas, winter

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Noni Says No

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

Noni Says No

written by Heather Hartt-Sussman

illustrated by Geneviève Côté

Toronto: Tundra Books, 2011

21 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: friendship, assertiveness, handling bullies

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Stanley’s Little Sister

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

Stanley’s Little Sister

written by Linda Bailey

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2010

30 pp.

Ages: 3 +

Interests: dogs, cats, pets

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Kiss Me! (I’m a Prince!)

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

Kiss Me! (I’m a Prince!)

by Heather McLeod

illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011

30 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: fairy tales, frogs, magic, fairy tale updated, strong girls

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Giraffe and Bird

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

Giraffe and Bird

by Rebecca Bender

Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2010

30 pp.

Age: 4 +

Interests: animals, birds, friendship, disagreements with friends

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A Flock of Shoes

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

A Flock of Shoes

by Sarah Tsiang

illustrated by Qin Leng

Toronto: Annick, 2010

30 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: shoes, seasons, summer, winter, travel

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The Little Hummingbird

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

The Little Hummingbird

by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2010

20 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: nature, animals and birds, environmentalism, First Nations art, Canadian books

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