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As Glenn as Can Be

by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Nancy Vo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: music, canada, non-classifiable

A warm and witty portrait of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould. 

Glenn was a child who knew his own mind — he liked boats but did not like fishing; he enjoyed puns and pranks but did not like bullying; he loved learning but did not like school … but more than anything else he loved to play the piano. 

Glenn had a profe …

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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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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
also available: Paperback
  • 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 Benoit 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 Benoit 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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