Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Read To Me: Martin on the Moon, by Martine Audet

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Martin on the Moon

Read To Me, a new series on Open Book, showcases those magical children’s books that kids will ask you to read multiple times, and that you’ll love reading. Today, we’re featuring Martin on the Moon (Owlkids) by Martine Audet, with illustrations by Luc Melanson.

ABOUT THE BOOK: This book for school-agers, 5-9 years old is about a young boy named Martin who loves to daydream. He is nervous about starting school and making new friends. Martin reveals his magical adventures and realizes how using his imagination can make his first time at school a little easier.

WHY KIDS WILL LOVE IT: It's back to school time soon and for some it will be the first time. Kindergarten's will love Martin's daydreaming and silly adventures. They will relate to how hard it can be to pay attention in school for the first time with so many things running around in their minds.

WHY GROWN UPS WILL LOVE IT: Grown ups will love how Martin starts to write his own poetry, like his mum mum does. Making this secure connection keeps Martin close to his mother when he's way from her. Martin's teacher uses his memories and ideas as a classroom activity. This support brings new possibilities for Martin, revealing his creativity and confidence to learn. Martin on the Moon encourages adults to observe the joy in their child's imagination and to do a little daydreaming as well.

Buy this book at Owlkids or at Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

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