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by Judy Ann Sadler, illustrated by Elodie Duhameau
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: new baby, emotions & feelings, multigenerational

 

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Un petit garçon attend l’arrivée très spéciale d’une nouvelle personne dans sa famille en compagnie de sa grand-mère. Tout est prêt pour le grand jour : il n’y a plus rien à faire. Grand-maman propose de tricoter pour passer le temps, mais les minutes sont si longues. Peut-être pourraient-ils tricote …

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Poppy and Sam and the Search for Sleep

by Cathon, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous, mystery & detective, animals, humorous stories, mysteries & detective stories

Strawberry-sized sleuths Poppy and Sam are back on the job!

The seasons are changing in the garden, and Poppy and her panda buddy, Sam, are stocking up for a long winter’s nap. There’s just one problem: Poppy can’t sleep! Determined to hibernate like her friends, Poppy, with Sam in tow, goes hunting for advice on how to get to sleep.

Other gard …

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Deadman's Castle

by Iain Lawrence
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, thrillers & suspense

For most of his life, Igor and his family have been on the run. Danger lurks around every corner--or so he's always been told. . . .

When Igor was five, his father witnessed a terrible crime--and ever since, his whole family has been hunted by a foreboding figure bent on revenge, known only as the Lizard Man. They've lived in so many places, with so …

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Escape to Witch City

by E. Latimer
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: horror & ghost stories, girls & women

In a world ruled by fear of witches, some secrets are deadly. A thrilling new fantasy adventure set in historical London for fans of V.E. Schwab's City of Ghosts and Serafina and the Black Cloak.

Emmaline Black has a secret. She can hear the rhythm of heartbeats. Not just her own, but others' too. It's a rhythm she's learned to control, and that can …

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Sharon, Lois and Bram's One Elephant Went Out to Play

by Sharon Hampson; Lois Lilienstein; Bram Morrison & Randi Hampson, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: music, diversity & multicultural, friendship

From the creators of Skinnamarink comes another picture book based on the classic counting song made famous by this beloved trio of children's entertainers.

One elephant went out to play upon a spider's web one day.
She had such enormous fun, that she called for her baby elephant to come.

Sharon, Lois and Bram invite readers to join them in a music …

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Brady Brady and the Cranky Kicker (Brady Brady)

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: football, values & virtues

Brady Brady books are sports — with heart!

 

Brady and his friends just want to kick their football and have a bit of fun. But everything they do upsets old Mr. Luddy.

Mr. Luddy’s the crankiest, meanest neighbour ever — and all for no good reason! Or so Brady thinks, until he makes a connection with his neighbour. And once they start talking, th …

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Fishing with Grandma

by Susan Avingaq & Maren Vsetula, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: winter sports, multigenerational, native canadian, polar regions

Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them every step they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip, from what clothes to wear, to how to drill and clear h …

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Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull

by Nancy Mike, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 2
tagged: pets, polar regions, birds, native canadian

When Elisapee’s father brings home a baby seagull, Elisapee falls in love with the bird right away. She feeds and cares for her new friend, named Nau, and even helps Nau learn how to fly!
Nau grows, and grows, and grows some more, until she’s big enough to fly all over town and play with the other seagulls. Soon, it seems like Nau is ready to …

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The Pencil

by Susan Avingaq & Maren Vsetula, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, new experience, humorous stories

USBBY OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL BOOK 

 

"[A] wonderful and touching story" — New York Time Book Review

 

"A breath of warmth from the far north"— Kirkus Reviews

 

Susan and her sister, Rebecca, love watching their mother write letters to people in other camps. Their mother has one precious pencil, and she keeps it safe in her box for special things. …

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Shout Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

by Esta Spalding, illustrated by Lee Gatlin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: siblings, homelessness & poverty, humorous stories

The third book in a Dahl-esque middle-grade series by award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding.

The plucky Fitzgerald-Trout siblings (who live on a tropical island where the grown-ups are useless but the kids can drive) are back! After losing the boat that had become their home, oldest Fitzgerald-Trout, Kim, has put finding a home back on …

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