Upcoming Events

Ontario Library Association Festival of Trees Event

16/05/2014, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us Friday May 16th at the Nepean Sportsplex, Nepean, Ottawa to celebrate the Ontario Library Association Red Maple and White Pine book award categories... Read More

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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

The Maze Runner Readalikes – Ottawa Book Store

So you liked The Maze Runner. If you’ve finished the series and are in need of more thrills, here are a couple other novels we stock at our Ottawa book store to keep you satisfied. The plots are quite different from The Maze Runner but they are both frightening, action-packed stories that kept me interested and… Read More

Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest

The Ottawa Public Library is once again launching the Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest to give young writers the chance to win awesome prizes and get published in the bilingual anthology, pot-pourri. Here’s an opportunity for students between the ages of 9 and 17 who love to write poems or short stories, to share their… Read More

Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books: Not getting older, getting better!

Happy birthday to Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books!  Can you believe it?  On February 11th we will celebrate 8 happy years of books and fun.  With that in mind, we’ll be offering 11% off everything in the store on Saturday, February 8th. We’ve had the great fortune to see children born and start school, send teen readers… Read More

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