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Party Animals

A Cranky Chicken Book 2

illustrated by Katherine Battersby
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: birds, humorous, friendship

Cranky Chicken and Speedy the worm are back in another laugh-out-loud, brightly illustrated, and heartwarming chapter book as Speedy tries to plan a party for a hungry Chicken—sure to delight fans of Narwhal and Jelly and The Bad Guys!

Cranky Chicken is super high on the crank-o-meter! And hungry. A hungry, hangry chicken is never fun, so Speedy r …

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Camp Out Quest: Agents of H.E.A.R.T.

by Sam Hay, illustrated by Genevieve Kote
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: fantasy & magic

In Camp Out Quest, the second book in this fun, magical illustrated chapter book series from Sam Hay, author of Spy Penguins, a young girl goes camping with her family and enlists the help of friends and fairytale princesses in a quest to get her stepmother to fall in love with the stray puppy she wants to keep.
The Agents of H.E.A.R.T are at it a …

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Room for More

by Michelle Kadarusman, illustrated by Maggie Zeng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: disasters, values & virtues

Two wombats, two wallabies, a koala, and a tiger snake humorously squeeze into one burrow—and reveal important truths about environmental disasters, climate change, and the importance of welcoming refugees.

When a fire sweeps through the Australian bush, wombats Dig and Scratch are glad to have a cool, damp burrow to keep them safe. But Dig notice …

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Ballewiena

by Rebecca Bender
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: dance, humorous stories, dogs, self-esteem & self-reliance

 

The award-winning creator of the Giraffe and Bird books introduces Dotty the dancing dachshund, celebrating the gifts of those who struggle to "sit" and "stay"

Dotty the dachshund knows she was born to dance ballet. When told to sit, she does a plié. Asked to stay, she does an assemblé. Fed up with Dotty’s lack of discipline, Mrs. Austere sends …

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Buddy

A Farm in the Forest Story

by Jena Wagmann, illustrated by Alana Hytrle
edition: Paperback
  • age: 2 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, physical & emotional abuse, beginner

Once there was a little dog. His teeth stuck out on one side of his mouth, and his little black nose did not sit in the middle of his face. Some might say he was not very handsome. And one day, he was left alone in the forest.

Based on the real-life adventures of a funny-looking little dog, this charming story of acceptance and found family will cap …

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Summer Feet

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Carolyn Fisher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: seasons

A playful, rhyming picture book from Sheree Fitch that celebrates all things summer — now in paperback!

A Globe & Mail Best Book of 2020
A CBC Best Picture Book of 2020
Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books of Fall 2021

Hello toes, our tootsie friends
Hello, summer feet again!

Canada's Dr. Seuss, Sheree Fitch, is back with a brand-new tongue- …

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The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Beach

by Jacqueline Halsey & Carrie Muller, illustrated by Paul G. Hammond
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mermaids, pirates, humorous stories

The long-awaited followup to the bestselling, gut-busting picture book The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate — this time with an environmental message!

"Peeee – Yew!" Mermaid had a problem. A terrible, horrible, smelly, problem.

The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate is back! And after discovering a secret treasure in Halifax Harbour, he's not so smel …

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Professor Goose Debunks Goldilocks and the Three Bears

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: adaptations, bears

The first in a new series by the author of Franklin the Turtle! Join Professor Goose in this STEM-filled picture book as she fact-checks classic fairy tales and shares the science behind these flawed stories.

Mother Goose's fairy tales are NOT based in science, and her great niece Professor Goose thinks it's time to share the truth. Join Professor G …

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The Serpent's Fury

Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, Book 3

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic, self-esteem & self-reliance, monsters

Rowan faces her most dangerous monster-slaying challenge yet, confronting what could be the most infamous monster of all, in the third book in this fantastical series by New York Times bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Rowan is Tamarel's Royal Monster Hunter, and her twin brother, Rhydd, will be its king. After the events of The Gryphon's Lair, …

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The Adventures of Theodore Too

by Michelle Mulder, illustrated by Yolanda Poplawska
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: boats, ships & underwater craft

Three-book bind-up of popular Theodore books, based on Halifax Harbour's famous tugboat.

Join Theodore Too and Lucy Tug as they explore the Halifax Harbour, meeting friends like Dartmouth Ferry, Macdonald Bridge, George Lighthouse, and Guy Seagull.
Whether Theodore and Lucy are searching for a school of fish, trying to wake up a giant cruise ship i …

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