From Ridiculous! and The Wolf's Chicken Stew, to hot new titles such as Scaredy Squirrel and Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, children's books are keeping youngsters entertained and excited about reading.
To help celebrate Family Literacy Day in B.C., Maple Ridge Library hosted a Family Literacy Fair on Saturday, which saw hundreds of people show up to play games, read books, win prizes, hear Paula Justus's show, and play instruments with Boris Sichon.
New library manager Teresa MacLeod said the fair was a successful event.
"We had all the age groups, people sprawled all over the library. It was a great day," said MacLeod.
"This is a wonderful facility for this community," she said.
A recent international study has shown that B.C.'s Grade 4 students are among the world's top readers at their grade level and had the highest average score in Canada.