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Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo

by David Myles, illustrated by Murray Bain
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, music

Santa never brings me a banjo
And I can never understand why
Every Christmas Eve I see it in my dreams
But every Christmas morning I cry...

The celebrated holiday song from multi-talented and multiple-award-winning Halifax-based roots musician David Myles is now available as a bright and fun children's picture book. Young David writes frantic …

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Adventurosaur, Volume 1: Rex's Awakening

by Julien Paré-Sorel
edition: Hardcover
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Rex, a young blue dinosaur, dreams of becoming the greatest adventurer of all time! Meanwhile, he does odd jobs around the Cretincia Village while taking care of his father, who is suffering from a mysterious illness. Then a tragic event propels Rex into an epic quest. With his friends Patchy and Gogo, he will travel to the four corners of the Grea …

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The Snow Knows

by Jennifer McGrath, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: seasons

In this deceptively simple children's picture book, a pair of award-winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lynx; a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play.

Now available in pape …

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Small History of a Disagreement

by Claudio Fuentes, translated by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Gabriela Lyon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: non-classifiable, friendship, politics & government

A lively introduction to debate, democracy, and citizenship.

A refreshing and timely reminder that disagreement can—and should—be productive.” — Kirkus

Should an ancient monkey puzzle tree be cut down to make room for exciting new classrooms? In this spirited picture book, students must work together to come to an agreement—but it’s no …

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A Family for Faru

by Anitha Rao-Robinson, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: hippos & rhinos, adoption, environment

Tetenya and his mother have found Faru, a baby rhinoceros, alone on the savannah. They know that rhino sanctuaries will adopt orphaned infants, but finding the rangers who protect local herds may be a long and risky prospect—there are poachers lurking about the landscape. Undaunted, Tetenya sets out, leading Faru past giraffes CHOMP-CHOMPING on …

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Painted Fences

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Sydney Barnes
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, military & wars

A charming and evocative story within a story, exploring themes of wartime resourcefulness, local history, friendship, and the reverberations of the past in the present day.

On a beautiful spring day in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood, eight-year-old Esther takes a walk with her great-grandfather on his birthday. On the same street and the same …

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My First Touch and Find: Halloween

illustrated by Tiago Americo
edition: Hardcover
tagged: senses & sensation

A touch-and-feel board book with large peekaboo flaps about Halloween, for babies and toddlers.

Have fun celebrating the spooky season with My First Touch and Find: Halloween. Lift the giant flaps to reveal and touch the shimmery ghost, the furry werewolf, and the vampire's silky cape!

Bright and friendly illustrations from Tiago Americo bring the sc …

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Youpi en vacances

by Philip Roy, illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara
edition: Hardcover
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Translation into French of Ronsdale's picture book Mouse Vacation. This will be Book 4 of the series Youpi, la souris dans ma poche. In this fourth volume, translated into French, of the beloved "Happy the Pocket Mouse" picture book series, Youpi and his human friend Jean debate where their next adventure should take them. Jean suggests a walk thro …

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The Girl of Newgate Prison

by David Starr
edition: Paperback
tagged: europe

A young reader novel about Libby, who is thrown into Newgate Prison in the early years of the 19th century and is sentenced to hang. In this young reader novel set at the beginning of the 19th century, Libby is placed in chains and transported to London's notorious Newgate Prison after which, in a show trial, she is found guilty of helping her brot …

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