KB Kids Books

A selection of children’s books, including picture books, folk tales, fairy tales and Middle Grade novels, as well as an educational colouring book are available for kids of all ages. Some of the books have been translated to Finnish, French or German.  Read an excerpt of each by clicking on the images below.

Boy from Karelia
Based on the WWII boyhood  memories of Väinö J. Leskinen, this book is an exciting, true adventure story for ages 9 and up.  Adults will find it interesting to learn about this little-known part of the war.

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Boy from Karelia

Emma’s Apple Trees
Emma’s Apple Trees is a is a beautiful, sensitively written story about Emma and Grandma who take a stroll along the country road each spring, summer and fall to observe the apple trees. Grandma passes along to Emma the knowledge about seasons and flowers and the never-ending cycle of life in all nature.  Available in English and Finnish.

        

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Emma’s Apple Trees
Emman Omenapuut

Finnish Folk Tale Trilogy
This collection of Finnish folk tales has been translated to English.  The tales are wonderful for both children and adults.

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Foxy
Peikko
Bear

ABC of Finland
This educational colouring book contains well-researched drawings of the Finnish scene and interesting facts about Finland. A useful resource for students doing a school project on Finland. Provides together time for kids and adults! Fun for ages 6 to 96.

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ABC of Finland

Cat Came By – Multilingual Series
One day mouse decided to become a tailor but in no time ……..  Translated into four languages, this charming tale, based on a Finnish folktale, tells the universal story of cat and mouse in a new and hilarious way.

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Cat  Came By
Hiiri  räätälinä
Kater Kam Vorbei
Souris le Tailleur

Chubby Chicken’s Lucky Break
The true story of a little chick which is born on a poultry farm and fattened up until it is a Chubby Chicken. It is sent to a processing plant, but when the cage door is accidentally left open, it escapes out onto the city streets. A man catches it and takes it home as a pet for his children. The story takes many surprising turns before Chubby Chicken finally finds its rightful place in life.  Available in English and Finnish.

      

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Chubby Chicken’s Lucky Break
Kunnon Kanan onnenpotku

Grandma’s Glass Act
If we look hard enough, we can always find ways to be useful and helpful.

      

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Grandma’s Glass Act
Isoäidin lasiprojekti

Yellow Balloon
When Yellow Balloon selfishly thinks only of himself he finds himself out on a limb. Find out what happens when Yellow Balloon learns to consider the feelings of others.

     

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Yellow Balloon
Keltainen Ilmapallo

The Strange Tale of Egg-shaped Hill

      

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The Strange Tale of Egg-shaped Hill
Kummallinen tarina Munanmuotoisesta Kukkulasta

A Fine Day on the Lake
What’s the point in going fishing if you don’t catch anything? Holly finds there are other ways to spend a fine day on the lake.

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A Fine Day on the Lake

Mouse Droppings in the Cupboard
This whimsical pioneer story about a Mennonite family in the Kitchener area, takes place about 100 years ago. It is written from the viewpoint of Elmer the Mouse, who lives in the woodpile in the kitchen and scurries around, following the activities of the family’s four children. I “ghost-wrote” and “co-illustrated” this true historical full-colour picture book, which also has plenty of historical photographs.

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Mouse Droppings in the Cupboard

 

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