Stella Partheniou Grasso


Stella Partheniou Grasso
Stella Partheniou Grasso

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Bio: Stella Partheniou Grasso grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario where she was a regular patron of the Niagara Falls Public Library. Her collection of library cards has grown over the years and she boasts having cards from public libraries in Peterborough, Toronto, Haliburton County, Ajax and Oshawa. She loves Canadian children’s literature and is happy to share her favourites with a new generation of readers.

Craft: Writer, Editor

Genre: Children’s picture books

 

101 Creepy Canadian Jokes

101 Creepy Canadian Jokes
101 Creepy Canadian Jokes

 

Illustrated by Bill Dickson
Published by Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN: 978-1-4431-0771-6

We Canadians are known for our humour and here’s a joke book to prove it!

You’ll laugh and you’ll groan but either way you will rejoice in these punchlines with a distinctly Canadian flavour!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book

Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book
Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book

 

Illustrated by Scot Ritchie
Published by Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN: 978-1-4431-1374-8

Who will you meet Over at the Rink?

Set to the catchy rhythm of the traditional counting song “Over in the Meadow”, Over at the Rink describes a delightful jaunt to the local ice rink. The story of the game is counted up to ten, when the players finally hoot, “Let’s play again!”

Scot Ritchie’s expressive, humourous illustrations capture the excitement of the day, perfectly complementing the rhyming story. This is one title that will have young readers yelling, “Let’s read it again!”

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck

 

Illustrated by Scot Ritchie
Published by Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN: 978-1-4431-2885-8

There was an old lady who swallowed a puck.
What rotten luck! She swallowed a puck.
And now it’s stuck. . .

So down goes a goalie to save the puck, followed by a mask, two gloves, a stick, a net, the rink, some fans, the Cup, a ref, and some players. Soon, the old lady’s belly is swaying and shaking with the hockey game she’s just swallowed!

The rhyming text, over-the-top silliness, and hockey action will make this book a favourite to be read aloud again and again.

 

 

 

Five Busy Beavers

Five Busy Beavers
Five Busy Beavers

 

Illustrated by Christine Battuz
Published by Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN: 978-1-4431-3386-9

Join five little beavers and their playful friends in this countdown to fun!

A catchy rhyme counts down from five until there is only one hard-working beaver left. The others disappeared one by one, called away to play by their animal friends —a muskrat, a heron, a frog and a turtle. When the fifth tired beaver finally heads back to the lodge he finds a big surprise!

The bouncy story is rounded out with a facts page at the back, along with information about each animal featured in the book.

 

Cinq joyeux castors

 Cinq joyeux castors
Cinq joyeux castors

 

Illustrated by Christine Battuz
Translated by Isabelle Allard
Published by Éditions Scholastic
ISBN: 978-1-4431-3387-6

Qui est le plus occupé de tous? Suivez ces cinq petits castors et leurs amis enjoués en chantonnant cette comptine des plus amusantes. Page documentaire sur les castors incluse!

Who’s the busiest of all? Join five little beavers and their playful friends in this countdown to fun.

Original title: Five Busy Beavers

 

 

Available for: School visits and community events.

Awards: Over at the Rink: Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2013

Praise for Over at the Rink:
“Kids don’t have to be hockey fans to enjoy the bouncing rhythm of this counting book . . . [Over at the Rink] will have little Crosby wannabes chanting along as the book is read aloud. Scot Ritchie’s boldly hued, cartoonish illustrations are a perfect match for this primer on numbers, hockey, and playing fair.” -Quill & Quire

“Young hockey enthusiasts will enjoy this counting book set to the rhythm of Over in the Meadow.” -The Winnipeg Free Press

“Do you like skating or playing hockey? If so, you might like Over at the Rink . . . Count referees, goalies and defence players as you tap along to the beat.” -Chirp Magazine

“The rhythm of the text is natural and bouncy, the lines easy to read and the words demanding to be read aloud . . . playful and engaging, rich in warmth and colour and energy . . . It is endearing to the story that the focus of the players and everyone else is on fun and sportsmanship.” -Resource Links

“Over at the Rink is a concept book that uses a game of hockey being played by two teams of children on an outdoor rink as its vehicle to reinforce young children’s skill at counting from one to ten.” -CM: Canadian Materials

Memberships: The Writers’ Community of Durham Region; The Canadian Children’s Book Centre