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Two at the Top

A Shared Dream of Everest

by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Christopher Corr
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: environment, asia

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest.

Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, herding yaks in the shadow of Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. He has always dreamed of climbing to the top. He becomes a guide, leading treks through the Himalayas, and finally attempts th …

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Girl on the Run

by McDonald, Nancy
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: holocaust, survival stories, european

It’s 1933 in Berlin. The Nazis have seized power, and for thirteen-year-old Amelie Mayer life is changing in ways she never could have imagined. Her new teacher is picking on Jewish students, her friends are starting to shun her for not joining their Aryan youth group and her father is getting remarried. As tensions mount at home and school, Amel …

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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Dead Man in the Garden

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, european, law & crime

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, a spa stay becomes a lot more thrilling when TWO dead bodies are found in this third book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of Enola Holmes.

Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is ready …

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Moi, j'ai un coeur d'artichaut!

Antonio Vivaldi

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, by Ana Gerhard, other primary creator Benoît Brière & I Musici de Montréal
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, european

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim, who happens to love cheese and music. With great courage, he braves a cold Venetian winter night to visit an orphanage. His mission is to replace the tooth fairy by leaving a little gift under the pillow of each child. Little does he know that this task is fraught with danger. A to …

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C'est mon piano, monsieur!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

other primary creator Benoît Brière & I Musici de Montréal, illustrated by Marie Lafrance, by Ana Gerhard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, european

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music.One day, he witnesses the arrival of a dapper young Mozart and his family as they set foot on a dock one late, cold night. He is no ordinary boy, sporting a white wig and dressed in red velvet, on his way to playing several concerts in the city. To the sur …

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Berry Picking at Four Mile Bay

Inuktitut Edition

by Barbara Adjun, illustrated by Kagan McLeod
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, multigenerational, canada

When Nekaloakyok was a young girl, she loved going berry picking with her Granny Nalvana. Based on the memories of the author, this book tells the story of a family trip picking akpiks and other berries at Four Mile Bay, near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Join Nekaloakyok as she reflects on childhood memories and special moments spent with family.

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Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem

by Lauren Soloy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women, european

Etty Darwin and her famous father go for a walk to ponder life, science . . . and fairies! Inspired by the real-life daughter of Charles Darwin.

Etty loves make-believe.
Her dad loves science.
Etty believes in fairies.
Her dad would need to see some proof that they exist.
But they both love nature, conversation and each other.

A gorgeous rumination …

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Starboy

Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of David Bowie

illustrated by Jami Gigot
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
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A starry-eyed ode to self-expression and staying true to yourself, inspired by the life and lyrics of beloved icon David Bowie.
For as long as David could remember, he felt like a stranger on his own planet.
As if he’d fallen to Earth from outer space…
David Bowie is one of the most influential artists of our time, beloved for his joyful self- …

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