Reading a new book can be a transformative experience for children, particularly regarding protocol for giant-beanstalk situations. Alter your child’s reality with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of kids’ books at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books.
One of Ottawa’s only children’s bookstores, Kaleidoscope floods youthful imaginations with page after page of adventure, mystery, and imaginary worlds conveniently packaged in tiny tomes appealing to ages 0–15. Take tots on a whirlwind journey through a hyperactive maze of bright colours and shapes in Peter Stein and Bob Staake’s Cars Galore (hardcover, $18), which enchants mini minds with lyrical rhymes and helps reduce Big Wheel road rage. Young adults, meanwhile, can discover a dystopian coming-of-age story in Veronica Roth’s Divergent (hardcover, $19.99), which covers how life choices divide families and friends, causing some to harbour dangerous secrets, such as how to cook an egg with one's mind. Future literary critics can review staff picks or sponge up perennial favourites such as Franklin in the Dark (hardcover, $18.95) or The Velveteen Rabbit (hardcover, $12.50). Kaleidoscope's staff can also make personalized recommendations for a variety of literary and literal book tastes.