Local Ottawa Duo Recognized by Scholastic & Usher’s New Look #BIGGERTHAN Book List


Reading can help children surpass their own expectations and overcome obstacles. When children find the right book at the right time, the world opens, and everything becomes possible.

In conjunction with Scholastic’s “Open a World of Possible” reading initiative and Usher’s New Look BIGGERTHAN Words initiative, the “BIGGERTHAN Booklist Challenge” gave students in grades 3–8 the opportunity to actively connect with and share the power of reading in their lives.

Students were asked to create a list of three books that have made them feel “BIGGERTHAN”—books that had inspired them to take on challenges and which ultimately had a positive impact on them—and have their teacher or parent share it on social media using the hashtags #BIGGERTHAN and #sharepossible.

Scholastic & Usher’s New Look announced their TOP 10 #BIGGERTHAN Book List and Ottawa’s local duo made the list!


Read the official announcement here!

Little Voice was extremely honoured to be on this list alongside many other empowering and inspirational stories!

Author Amanda Bernardo and Illustrator Samantha Clausiau-Lawler’s goal from day one has always been to inspire children to believe in
themselves and their dreams!

With this announcement, the duo felt that they were officially one step closer to inspiring the next generation!

We encourage you all to open a world of possible by helping children to learn to read and love to read!

You can order your copy of Little Voice at


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