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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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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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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body under the Piano

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

A smart and charming middle-grade mystery series starring young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, inspired by the imagined life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot.

Aggie Morton lives in a small town on the coast of England in 1902. Adventurous and imaginative but deeply shy, Aggie hasn't got much …

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Tony's Wheels

by Mila Bongco-Philipzig, illustrated by Michael Parillas
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: southeast asian languages, disability sports, canada, stepfamilies, english as a second language, emigration & immigration, special needs, non-classifiable

Inspired by a true story, Tony’s Wheels follows a boy who moves to Canada from the Philippines and becomes successful in wheelchair racing. He becomes so good he gets to join the National Canadian Team. While competing internationally, Tony meets para-athletes from his old country and notices that their equipment is old and heavy. Tony wins the r …

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Louis Riel Day

The Fur Trade Project

by Deborah L. Delaronde, illustrated by Sheldon Dawson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, canada, post-confederation (1867-), diversity & multicultural

When a young boy is assigned a project about the fur trade by his teacher, he doesn’t know who to turn to because his mom works all day. With help from his grandfather and the internet, they travel back in time and discover how the fur trade began, a new people emerged, the Métis’ role in the fur trade, Louis Riel and the Red River Resistance, …

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Jardin de mots

Une histoire de Lire et faire lire

by Marie Cadieux & Francois Dimberton
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: gardening, canada, words, environment

There was a time when Madame Pauline used to love to read, when she threw herself wholeheartedly into gardens of words where she wandered about amongst treasures, goddesses, and dinosaurs. But time passed, and now Madame Pauline doesn't feel like wandering on her own anymore. What's the point in picking a flower if there's no one to smell it with? …

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Maurice and His Dictionary

A True Story

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: historical, school & education, holocaust

This is the story of one refugee family’s harrowing journey, based on author Cary Fagan’s own family history. The graphic novel follows a young Jewish boy, Maurice, and his family as they flee their home in Belgium during the Second World War. They travel by train to Paris, through Spain to Portugal, and finally across the ocean to Jamaica, wh …

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The Boy Who Moved Christmas

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Carloe Liu
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent

It’s October, but in seven-year-old Evan’s town, every house is decorated for Christmas and a giant holiday parade is about to begin. The bump in Evan’s head means he might not make it to December, so all his friends, family, neighbours, and thousands of strangers have moved Christmas just for him. Evan is delighted to see the trees, the ligh …

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Bobby Orr and the Hand-me-down Skates

by Kara Kootstra & Bobby Orr, illustrated by Jennifer Phelan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: hockey, siblings, canada

Even hockey legends start with hand-me-downs. A beautifully illustrated true childhood story about hockey great Bobby Orr.

Bobby eats, sleeps and breathes hockey. So when his birthday is coming up, he only wants one thing: new skates. He's seen the exact pair he wants in the shop window: sparkling blades, shiny leather, clean new laces tied in perfe …

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The Paper Boat

A Refugee Story

by Thao Lam
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: emigration & immigration, asia, multigenerational

Named a best picture book of 2020 by Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, CBC, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books — a heartfelt and personal immigration story by critically acclaimed author Thao Lam

New from Thao Lam, the award-winning author of picture books My Cat Looks Like …

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