Super Hammy and Other Books

Super Hammy – My First Reading Series


This is a series of 15 books I’ve written that can be used by parents and teachers for children who are just beginning to read. They are suitable for pre-school, kindergarten and some grade one children. Parents can also read them to children who are not yet readers.

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For teachers: The books have been officially levelled by Fountas and Pinnell- levels A,B, and C.  And, The Canadian Institute for Reading Recovery has placed one of the books on its list of approved books for Reading Recovery: “Super Hammy Goes for a Drive”  Level 3  

This is an excerpt from “Super Hammy Makes a Snowman”








An ABC poster featuring Super Hammy and his pals is also available.


To purchase the Super Hammy books now, click HERE. 

The books are also available in French – Super Hami!


My 10 (okay, 12) Favourite Picture Books

1. Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

A classic – beautifully written and illustrated.


2. Albert the Artist – Dubravka Kolanovic

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About a dog who dreams of being an artist. I can relate.


3. Moo Baa Laa Laa Laa – Sandra Boynton

Love Sandra Boynton. Cute and funny – the books, too.


4. The Jolly Postman – Janet and Allan Ahlberg

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So creative with classic fairy tale characters.


5. Red Riding Hood – James Marshall

The best version of RRH!


6. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs – Jon Scieszka

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The wolf has a Brooklyn accent!


7. Leo the Late Bloomer – Robert Kraus

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I’m a REALLY late bloomer!


8. Olivia– Ian Falconer

A piglet with heart and spirit!


9. Big Pumpkin – Erica Silverman

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Just tons of Hallowe’en fun!


10. Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

Get out the tissues!


11. ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving – Dav Pilkey

You’ll never eat turkey again!


12. So, You Be Keon and I’ll Be Mahovlich

(By Oksanna Crawley – Oh, what? Is that little ol’me?)


This is a magical story about a little boy who dreams of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs and about Leafs legend, Bill Barilko.  Amazon or Chapters/Indigo.

E-book under the title “The Mysterious Hockey Player”  Smashwords, Barnes and Noble


More Recommended Picture Books

100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books of All Time – Today’s Parent

100 Best Children’s Books