BEST BETS Photo: A Photo Design FOR YOUNG READERS… Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem by Author Gregg Seeley: Geared for the inquisitive reader, this book is an easy to read, fun-filled, action packed page turner for anyone who likes birthday party crashing, hockey hi-jinx, baseball bloopers and watching a bully unwittingly eat a hot pepper pie. To purchase, visit moosehidebooks.com or chapters.ca. Inside Hockey! The Legends, Facts and Feats that Made the Game by Author Keltie Thomas: Discover the stories behind the greatest goal scorers, crazy goalies, practical jokers, superstitions, the most ferocious fights, players overcoming obstacles, and more. Available to purchase at local retailers. To search for other great book titles, visit owlkids.com. The Incredible Edible Alphabet by Author/Musician, Ros Tesoriero (aka Aunty Rozzy): With its exciting use of rhythmic patterns and fun melody, this book increases children’s knowledge of healthy eating choices and creates a greater awareness of fruit and vegetable variety, while all the time having fun! To purchase, visit amazon.com. Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book by Author Rufus Butler Seder: This book will inspire prancing, hopping, stomping and scampering. It teaches color and movement. Its language is a joy; the rhymes inspiring; the animals full of life. Available to purchase at local retailers. To search for other great book titles, visit thomas-allen.com. What Brothers Do Best/What Sisters Do Best by Author Laura Numeroff: This flip book celebrates all the wonderful things brothers and sisters can do together. After reading what brothers do best, simply flip the book over and enjoy the story again from a sister’s perspective! Available to purchase at local retailers. To search for other great book titles, visit owlkids.com. VIDEO GAMES Nintendo DS Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon – Explorers of Sky: Filled with amazing adventures, players will discover entirely new episodes as they play as Pokémon on a heroic quest. It’s the perfect addition to any Pokémon fan’s collection and a great starting point for players wanting to enter the world of Pokémon. PARENTING AND REFERENCE BOOKS Baby Smarts – Games for Playing and Learning by Author Jackie Silberg: Drawing on extensive brain research, this book is filled with developmental games to help you build your baby’s brain power, one activity at a time. Each activity uses common materials - there’s no need for expensive toys or props. To purchase, visit gryphonhouse.com. Canada’s Pregnancy Care Book by Drs. Michèle Farrugia, Jacqueline Thomas and Paul Bernstein: This book provides a wonderfully balanced, practical and straight-talking format with information on everything related to pregnancy - from preconception and birth to the care of your newborn. Available to purchase at local retailers. Character Is the Key: How to Unlock the Best in Our Children and Ourselves: When important character attributes like honesty, integrity and fairness are intentionally modeled and taught to kids, they develop an inner compass that continues to guide them in a positive direction. Sara Dimerman, parenting expert and therapist, shares her powerful step by step plan that will help you bring your family together and unlock the very best in your children and yourself. For more information, visit helpmesara.com. Good Manners are Contagious by Dr. Jodi Stoner and Lori Weiner: Raising children with respect for themselves and respect for others has never been more challenging. It’s a complex issue igniting fear in parents now faced with a world with sexting, mini-me dressing, “cool-parenting” and cyber-bullying. This book features groundbreaking solutions to raise responsible, resilient and respectful children. Available to purchase at goodmannersarecontagious.com and local retailers. Do you know What’s New? Let us know. Send us a sample for consideration to: What’s New? Calgary’s Child Magazine, #723, 105 - 150 Crowfoot Cr. NW Calgary, AB T3G 3T2 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. CCM WHAT’S NEW & NOTABLE 4Cats Arts Studio: Coming to Calgary in April! 4Cats is a professional art studio for artists ages two to 15. Taking inspiration from the works of famous artists, 4Cats kids create imaginative works using professional quality art materials. For more information, visit 4catsart.com. Alliance Française of Calgary: Officially has opened its new French language Media Library/Mediathèque. The collection includes Children’s books and French learning materials and is a fabulous place for discovery and learning. For more information, visit afcalgary.ca. Copper Pot Creations: Prepares healthy, convenient and creative meal solutions. Now 100 per cent free of the most common food allergens in Canada - wheat/gluten, eggs, dairy, peanuts/tree nuts, soy, sesame, fish/shellfish and sulphites. Visit the retail store at 11229, 30 Street SW Monday to Saturday or shop online at copperpotcreations.com. Free Calgary delivery! Mi Casa Photography: A creative, new photographic concept, taking artistic photos of your home and arranging them into stunning 23” x 23” framed collages. A thoughtful and unique gift idea, the collages document your home, garden or child’s room, creating fantastic memories. For more information, contact 403-701-1041 or visit micasaphoto.com. GSI Canada Product Recall Program: To speed the removal of harmful products from store shelves, a Canadian industry coalition has launched the GS1 Canada Product Recall program. Launching in grocery in 2009, the program extends to toys and other products. For more information, visit gs1ca.org. Rhythm of the Rockies: ‘Ordinary voices making extraordinary music.’ Some members have extensive musical training while others just sing by ear. They all, however, have a passion for singing harmony, enjoy a challenging hobby and love to have fun! Come and put a little harmony in your life – sing! For more information, visit rhythmoftherockies.org. CalgaryMoms.com is proud to announce the.. During the Second World War, 44,000 young women and 23,000 children came to Canada, the young brides and children of Canadian military stationed overseas. Visit Glenbow to see an art exhibition that shares the moving stories and memories of these brave war brides. Be sure to drop by our Discovery Room to create an artwork inspired by your own personal memories. Are you a Calgary mom • needing a fun afternoon spent having adult conversation with other moms? Radisson Hotel, Trade Centre 2120 – 16th Avenue N.E. Saturday, Feb 20th, 2010 10am - 5pm Featuring over 60 informative exhibitors on topics related to the mom, work-at-home mom, their children and families. WE HAVE INCLUDED TOPICS SUCH AS: Supported by November 6, 2009–February 14, 2010 Bev Tosh, String of Pearls (Vera), 2003, Collection of Glenbow Museum WAHMservices household items personal items pampering family fun stuff to do pregnancy breastfeeding parenting education and more! EXHIBITORS SELLING PRODUCTS SUCH AS: WAHMservices jewelry make-up kitchen items baby items children’s toys scrapbooking pampering pregnancy/birth and more! Stephen Avenue Walk (8 Avenue and 1 Street S.E.) Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun 12:00-5:00pm www.glenbow.org www.CalgaryMomsTradeFair.com Register and attend our event and you could win prizes! No access to the internet? Moms register at Call 403-285-7613 to register. email@example.com calgaryschild.com • 5 or mom-to-be… • looking for new products and services geared specifically to your needs? • wanting to learn about legitimate work-at-home business opportunities?