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Try a new kids’ book series

This is the best time of year to turn on your flashlight and read some adventures under the covers.  Run out of books already?  Summer is the perfect time to try a new book series – the good people at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books recommend you take a look at some of these: The Mysterium series Danny Woo… Read More

Klutz Felted Friends Are Here!

Care to craft some super cute animals? Check out Felted Friends from Klutz! Zoe and I made some at the store! Fun and easy for ages 10+ The book shows you the basics of felting, and how to make a mouse, a fox, a rabbit, a cat, and a fox. The kit comes with a… Read More

“It Has a Yellow Cover” – A Day in the Life of a Bookseller at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books

Kim, Karin and I were recently out for dinner with other local booksellers for our semi-annual get-together. Early in the evening one of the booksellers said that she had just received a resume from someone who thought that they would love to work at a bookstore because it would be the best job in the world. Perhaps a… Read More

Easter Weekend Hours

Our hours for the Easter long weekend: Friday – closed / Saturday – 9:30 to 5:30 / Sunday – closed / Monday – 9:30 to 5:30 /

March Break Madness at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books

Let the fine staff at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books help you avoid March Break Madness with some cool craft ideas, and a Klutz kit sale. If you need to stay awake and caffeinated during March Break – or any other time – we can help with that too!  We’ve teamed up with Bean Around Town to offer coffee… Read More

Cinder – The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Cinder is the first in a series of science fictional takes on classic fairy tales. In the last few years we’ve been seeing some great science fiction in the teen section, and since these are my two favourite genres, I couldn’t be happier. With Cinder, Scarlet, this year’s Cress, and Winter—scheduled to drop February 2015—Marissa… Read More

The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell – Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books

Winner of the 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, The Day Louis Got Eaten is an awesomely weird picture book about brave siblings and hungry monsters. Sarah and her little brother Louis decide to spend the day in the woods and unfortunately… Louis is gulped down by a Gulper! Now Sarah knows that Gulpers usually swallow… Read More

Lockwood & Co. – The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

The Screaming Staircase is a perfect first installment to a series about ghost-hunting teens. London has been ghost-ridden for over fifty years! No one knows what caused the “Problem” but kids and teens are the only ones with the psychic powers to see all those spirits and specters, and they are hired in droves to solve cold cases and mysterious… Read More

Family Day Weekend Hours

We hope you all have a terrific long weekend!  Please note that our hours this weekend are as follows: Friday – 9:30 to 5:30 / Saturday – 9:30 to 5:30 / Sunday – 10 to 4 / Monday – we’re closed to enjoy time with our families!

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

I will forever love this sweet and simple story about imagination and memory. The Paper Dolls is about a little girl who makes some paper dolls with her mum. As the lovely rhyme repeats several times: “They were Ticky and Tacky and Jackie the Backie and Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow!”… Read More

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