Children’s books | Our suggestions

Among the books for children or adolescents published recently, here are six titles that caught our attention.



For the little ones: good neighborliness

Thomas has recently been living with his grandfather. Although the fox cub loves to play outside, he fears disturbing his neighbors who, he is convinced, do not like children. But is this really the case? New friends passing through the neighborhood will help the young animal form bonds with its neighborhood. In this album with sweet illustrations by Sabrina Gendron, Priska Poirier’s rhyming pen invites little ones to keep an open mind and not trust appearances.

Behind the fence. Text by Priska Poirier, illustrations by Sabrina Gendron. Druide Editions. From 4 years old. In bookstores February 14.

Behind the fence

Behind the fence

Druide Editions

From 4 years old

Novel for primary school children: in the lair of the beast

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Extract of The threat of the ogre

To lose his little brother, Gabriel and his friend Noah enter the grounds of a dilapidated house. According to the fear stories that are told, it would be the home of an ogre. Noah is in a hurry to leave the place, but Gabriel thinks it’s the best hiding place to avoid being bothered… until the duo sees the horrible creature. A short novel with a breathtaking pace that ends with a disturbing suspense.

The threat of the ogre. Text by Marie Potvin, illustrations by Audrey Jadaud. Editions Frissons. From 8 years old.

The threat of the ogre

The threat of the ogre

Editions Frissons

From 8 years old

Illustrated novel for primary school children: in the kingdom of the winter man

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Book’s extract The Cumulus Machinus

Yay! It’s a stormy day, the school is closed. While Ovide is having fun outside, he discovers a mysterious frozen remote control. When he presses it, a strange thing happens. The snowflakes rise towards the sky, taking the boy with them. Ovide lands in a cloud-ship where all the snowmen of the past live. With their help, the intrepid youngster will have to find a way to stop this confusing meteorological phenomenon. A surprising story, very original and which only makes you want to make snowmen.

The Cumulus Machinus. Text by Ugo Monticone, illustrations by Orbie. Editions La Courte Escale. From 7 years old.

The Cumulus Machinus

The Cumulus Machinus

Editions La Courte Escale

From 7 years old

For teenagers: in the woods

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Excerpt fromMountain notch

One story, two points of view. In Mountain notch, we enter in turn into the thoughts of Billy and Sarah, who have agreed to follow their mutual friends on a two-night stay at Mount Connelly. If the ukulele player participates in this expedition backwards, Billy sees it as an opportunity to attract the attention of this sublime girl who was previously unaware of his existence. However, the forest will have its share of surprises in store for them, starting with these guys who look like serial killers they meet on the road leading to the mountain. A novel full of twists and turns that will undoubtedly reach teenagers.

Mountain notch, by Sébastien Gagnon. Bayard Editions. From 12 years old.

Mountain notch

Mountain notch

Bayard Editions

From 12 years old

Comic strip: between life and death

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Extract of Melodyvolume 1 – This other in me

Melody, 11 years old, has extraordinary musical talent. Her parents are convinced that she is destined for a brilliant career as a pianist. However, a terrible car accident compromises this future. Melody finds herself between life and death. While she is in a coma, a strange character encountered in a dream world offers her a second chance. At what price ? In this first volume of the series, Lylian and Rosalia Armenteros set up a fascinating universe into which we can’t wait to immerse ourselves again.

Melodyvolume 1 – This other in me. Text by Lylian, illustrations by Rosalia Armenteros. Dargaud Editions. From 10 years old.

Melody, volume 1 – This other in me

Melodyvolume 1 – This other in me

Dargaud Editions

From 10 years old

Documentary: waiting for the Olympic Games

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Extract of The great history of sport

From kayaking to bobsleigh to diving, soccer, gymnastics and, of course, hockey, the main winter and summer sports are presented in The great history of sport. In succinct texts, we meet athletes, from here and elsewhere, who have left their mark on amateur and professional sport in the last 100 years. We also learn the origin, sometimes unusual, of many disciplines. A perfect read in this Olympic year.

The great history of sport. Text by Stéphane Garneau, illustrations by Luke Ives. Editions Auzou Quebec. From 7 years old.

The great history of sport

The great history of sport

Editions Auzou Quebec

From 7 years old


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