Recommended Reading: Featured Reading
By Eric Walters
Written in collaboration with his students in a Toronto-based school, this story is about a boy named Taylor who has moved from a small town in Ontario to the big city of Toronto. On his way home from school with a new friend, he discovers a cat colony in a junkyard and takes an interest in the cats living there. Taylor soon discovers that the junkyard is being redeveloped into condominiums. Taylor, with help from friends, his teacher and a security guard, comes up with a plan to save the cats.
By Sydney Smith, 2019
Small in the city by the award winning illustrator, Sydney Smith follows a young person venturing out in an urban environment providing advice to someone on how to stay safe in the city; including suggestions on the safe passages, places to avoid, the kind people, and the good spots to warm up. The book a twist ending that will have you re-reading the book for new meaning. It's a great book to explore empathy for animals and people.