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Arlo et Pips : No 2 - La clique des corbeaux

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: birds, friendship, humorous


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Arlo découvre un jour qu’il a envie de la compagnie d’autres corbeaux. Il décide alors de faire de nouvelles rencontres avec l’aide de Pips, et fait la connaissance de Marla, un corbeau femelle très intelligent, peut-être même plus que lui! Est-ce que Marla parviendra à enseigner une chose ou deux à n …


Wild Eggs

A Tale of Arctic Egg Collecting

by Suzie Napayok-Short, illustrated by Jonathan Wright, narrator Maika Harper & Miali Buscemi
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover Paperback Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: environment, native canadian, multigenerational, birds

Akuluk is not excited about visiting her grandparents in Nunavut. She would rather head south for summer vacation, somewhere with roller coasters and cotton candy. There can't be much to do way up there, Akuluk figures. But as soon as she steps off the plane and sees all the exciting animals that the tundra has to offer, Akuluk forgets all about h …


Le jardinier de la nuit

illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: birds, mysteries & detective stories, art & architecture


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L’album s’ouvre sur une illustration monochrome qui dépeint l’atmosphère d’une ville semblable à tant d’autres. Ses habitants sont loin de se douter que le geste d’un seul homme est sur le point de changer leur vie. Cet homme est un artiste qui, à la faveur de la nuit et secrètement, crée avec le …


Birds on Wishbone Street

by Suzanne Del Rizzo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, birds, friendship, diversity & multicultural

A simple act of neighborly kindness and a bird that needs their aid helps former refugee Sami settle into his new community with new-found friend Moe

Moe’s neighbors on Wishbone Street come from all over the world, and she’s excited to meet the new boy who just arrived from Syria. Sami isn’t quite ready to talk about his past, but he loves bir …



by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: birds, alternative family, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance

A vain blue budgie flies the coop only to find that there's no place like home
Barnaby is a blue budgie who’s got it all: a golden cage, bells to jingle-jangle, and an owner who gives him all the snacks and attention he wants. Until his owner brings home a “friend” for Barnaby: a little yellow canary.
Barnaby is not happy. When his tantrum …


Cranky Chicken

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

Narwhal and Jelly meet The Bad Guys in this heartwarming, brightly illustrated, and downright hilarious chapter book about what happens when a very cranky chicken is befriended by a very cheerful worm.

Cranky Chicken is, well, cranky. With one cranky eyebrow, cranky eyes, and even cranky, scratchy feet. But then one day, Cranky meets a very friendly …


Busy, Busy Birds

illustrated by Geraldo Valerio
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: birds, opposites

This lively board book introduces young ones to a colorful collection of very busy birds.

These birds are busy!

Most of our feathered friends fly, but what about the ones that soar or strut, paddle or perch? Explore the kinetic lives of birds through captivating collage illustrations, filled with bright colors and strong shapes. Playful text will int …


Wounded Falcons

by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: bullying, birds, friendship

A story about the heart-opening effect that taking care of a wounded creature has on a wounded boy, from acclaimed picture-book creators Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng.

Adrián is always in trouble, at school and at home, while Santiago gets along quite well. But they are friends. When Adrián finds a wounded bird in an abandoned lot in the mids …

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