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The Pastel Planet

A Manitoulin Island Adventure

by Afsheadeh Abbasnezhad, illustrated by Norma West Linder
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: siblings

 

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 Two children from different families, are forced to live together when their parents marry. They do not like each other, but the outer space adventure they share on a holiday on Manitoulin Island changes that. A flying saucer lands on the shores of Lake Mindemoya, and they are invited aboard. They can’t wait to return to sch …

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Downside Up

by Richard Scrimger
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: death & dying, fantasy & magic

Fred is a sixth-grader reeling from the loss of his beloved dog, Casey. Every day he walks home from school bouncing Casey's old worn-out tennis ball. One day, the ball falls down a sewer grate, and Fred can't bear to leave it down there. He pries open the grate and stumbles down. Through the sewer, Fred enters a parallel universe: Casey is alive, …

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What Do You See?

by Sarah N. Harvey, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: new experience, senses & sensation, new baby

What's it like to see the world through the eyes of a child? This beautifully illustrated board book celebrates the point of view of children who are too small to tell you what they see but not too small to experience the joy of small things such as a colorful mobile, a favorite teddy, an older brother's Lego castle or a trip to the park. Young rea …

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Tu es là pour moi

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

Cet album aux illustrations vibrantes de la célèbre artiste Danielle Daniel encourage les enfants à manifester leur affection, à se soutenir mutuellement et à tenir compte du bien-être des autres dans leur quotidien. 
Monique Gray Smith, qui est une experte-conseil, conférencière d’envergure internationale et autrice primée, a écrit Tu …

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Little You / Gidagaashiinh

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, poetry (see also stories in verse), nursery rhymes

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of Welcome Song for Baby and We Sang You Home, has partnered with talented illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that honors the child in everyone. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, …

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You Hold Me Up / Gimanaadenim

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their every-day actions.
Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young …

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