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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party

Join us on Saturday, July 30th at 11pm as we count down to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II.  There will be crafts and other activities, trivia and treats! Costumes are most welcome! Pre-order your copy on or before Tuesday, July 26th and we’ll give you $10… Read More

Teacher Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for a teacher gift we have a couple of ideas! A gift certificate lets teachers choose materials that will compliment the curriculum and add to their library. Or, teachers can visit our Books for Grown-Ups section and choose a book to read over the summer and recharge their batteries! Our Teacher GiftBook… Read More

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We have upcoming book launches: Tuesday March 22nd we’ll be celebrating the launch of Alan Cumyn’s new book: Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend at 7pm at the Georgetown Pub on Bank St. Thursday March 24th we’ll be at TD McGee’s on Centrum in Orleans at 7pm to help Lucy Briand celebrate the launch of her book Magnetic… Read More

Teen Author Fest-Ottawa Public Library

The Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Author Fest is starting out Thursday October 29th at the Sunnyside Branch at 7pm.  You can meet Holly Bodger, Kelley Powell and Allan Stratton and talk about books and writing with them.  We’ll be there too-selling their books! Here’s the link: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/content/teen-author-fest        

Authors for Indies Day is May 2nd 2015

There are 113 book stores across Canada hosting 547 authors on May 2nd-Authors for Indies Day and Kaleidoscope is one of them! We have 11 fantastic local authors coming to the store in different shifts: 10am-noon meet Caroline Pignat, Don Cummer ,  Kathy Clark and Alan Neal noon-2pm meet Frances Itani, Rachel Eugster and Eleanor… Read More

Holiday Recommendations!

  We here at Kaleidoscope kids would like to remind you all that there is a limited time left to get your special order in on time for gifts to arrive by Christmas or the end of Channukah! We’re open until 8 o’clock every Thursday and Friday for your shopping convenience, so stop on by!… Read More

Sisters arrives after the long weekend!

Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books will be closed Monday, September 1 for Labour Day, but don’t forget to pick up your copy of Sisters, the third book in Raina Telgemeier’s Smile series, out September 2nd. Available in French on November 1st!

Classic Cottage Reads at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books

Summer vacation is suddenly more than half over!  Though cooler nights inevitably turn our thoughts to fall and a return to school, Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books is here to remind you that there is still time to read some classic kids stories before math, science and geography start crowding your evenings. Classics are a natural fit… Read More

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

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