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The Orphan and the Polar Bear

by Sakiasi Qaunaq, illustrated by Eva Widermann
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native american, bears, polar regions, survival stories

In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures, and animals often have much to teach humans about the world.
In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, a little orphan who has been abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder. While living in the bear's …


Peekaboo! Nanuq and Nuka Look for Colours

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Rachel Rupke, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, colors, bears

Can you help Nanuq and Nuka look for colours?

In this interactive book, Nanuq and Nuka explore the world around them and look for different colours. Children can pull up the flap and find the hidden colours!


My First Books: Welcome, Baby!

Three Stimulating Books in One Box: Bath Book, Cloth Book, Stroller Book

text by Corinne Delporte; Carine Laforest, illustrated by Annie Sechao & Karina Dupuis
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: farm animals, bears, colors, foxes, counting & numbers, marine life

Three adorable early learning baby books: The perfect baby shower gift!
Introduce little ones to the world of books and make early learning fun! This adorable box contains books for every moment of the day: the reading break, a walk in the park and even bath time!

  • Peekaboo Farm Animals (Cloth book)
    Each page of this soft cloth book invites you to …

My Forest Friends

illustrated by Karina Dupuis & Annie Sechao
edition: Bath book
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: counting & numbers, foxes, squirrels, bears, deer, moose & caribou

Learn to count in the bath!
This cute bath book is perfect to liven up tub time. It teaches babies to identify forest animals as they learn to count from 1 to 5. This book has colorful illustrations and is the perfect size for babies' little hands. It is never too early to learn how to count or to learn about forest animals!

The book comes in a tran …


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 …


Bear in the Family

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Olga Barinova
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: disasters, country life, dogs, bears

★“A profound, realistic story of a multiracial family...This brilliantly written tale is a lovely introduction to the important topics of wildfires and animal sanctuaries for young readers. Great for animal lovers and children curious about nature.”—School Library Journal, starred review

On returning to their home after a massive wildfire, n …


The Three Bears and Goldilocks

by Bee Waeland
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: adaptations, humorous stories, classic adaptation, bears, humorous

What if Goldilocks was held accountable for her actions?

In this graphic retelling of the fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," author/illustrator Bee Waeland reimagines the story of a self-involved little girl who commits a crime and is arrested for breaking and entering. Having tracked deer poo into the Bear family’s house, broken a numbe …


Just Beyond the Very, Very Far North

by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Kelly Pousette
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: bears, polar regions, friendship

The adventures of Duane the polar bear and his arctic friends continue in this charming sequel to the modern-day classic The Very, Very Far North, which Booklist compared to Winnie the Pooh in a starred review.

Past the place where icebergs shiver, you will find the Very, Very Far North, where Duane and his friends are sure to make you feel right a …

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