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We Dream Medicine Dreams

by (artist) Lisa Boivin
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: native canadian, wolves & coyotes, values & virtues, deer, moose & caribou, bears, bedtime & dreams, birds, death & dying

From Dene artist and bioethicist Lisa Boivin comes this healing story of hope, dreams, and the special bond between grandfather and granddaughter.

When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us liv …


Come, Read With Me

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Christine Wei
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: books & libraries, nursery rhymes, imagination & play, adaptations, bedtime & dreams

Join two young children as they begin an adventure through a world of books in this story-within-a-bedtime-story. This metered read-aloud pays homage to classic children's literature: readers of all ages will love searching for characters they recognize from fairy tales and beloved picture books amongst the pages. Spiders weave words and mythical d …


Grandmother Ptarmigan

by Qaunaq Mikkigak & Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, native american, birds, polar regions

It's bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will not go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget. With delightful illustrations by Qin Leng, this book is a simple, nursery rhyme inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale.

Published for the first time as a board book under the Inhabit Junior i …


Où tu vas, Emma?

by Hélène Devarennes, illustrated by Omar Al-Hafidh
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, wolves & coyotes, parents, jungle animals

Every night when putting Emma to bed, her father always wonders: What is she dreaming about? Is she diving in a river? Is she howling with wolves? Is she becoming a butterfly?

A tender and affectionate story between a father and his child, in which we get to travel back into the dream world of children.


Sonata for Fish and Boy

by Milan Pavlovic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, imagination & play, friendship

Music inspires friendship and a life full of dreams and adventure in this wordless picture book from Milan Pavlovic.

When a fish hears the singing of a violin, it is drawn out of the water and into the world of a young musician sitting on a shady bench. Soon fish and boy are flying over the rooftops together, past lively street musicians, a flock of …


Sleep, My Baby

by Lena Allen-Shore & Jacques J. M. Shore, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: bedtime & dreams

“A perfect first book for today’s mothers and fathers to read to their children.” —Charlotte Teeple, former executive director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Soothe little ones to sleep with this beautiful board book featuring a sweetly illustrated and tender lullaby first composed by Holocaust survivor, Dr. Lena Allen-Shore for h …

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