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Merry Christmas, Anne

by Kallie George, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, girls & women, orphans & foster homes

A heartwarming holiday picture book inspired by L.M. Montgomery's beloved classic Anne of Green Gables.

It's Christmas in Avonlea, and Anne is thankful for so many things: feathery frosts and silvery seas, and wreaths as round as the moon. But most of all, she's thankful for her kindred spirits, including Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, who adopted he …

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She Stitched the Stars

A Story of Ellen Harding Baker's Solar System Quilt

by Jennifer Harris, illustrated by Louise Pigott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women, 19th century

In 1876 Ellen Harding Baker began stitching an extraordinary quilt, one that accurately depicted our solar system. Ellen, a Iowa storekeeper's wife and a mother, had a curiosity that reached far beyond the stratosphere. Today the quilt hangs in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This lyrical story imagines the creation of the …

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What's My Superpower?

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tim Mack
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: 2
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, imagination & play, values & virtues

Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends who can fly (or at least jump from a swing and seem to fly across the playground), and friends who are better than her at a million other things. But when her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special, …

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Bank Shot

by Valerie Pankratz Froese
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: basketball, girls & women, parents, siblings

This girls’ basketball story deals with the conflict between family caregiving responsibilities and extra-curricular sports that some kids, particularly girls, often face. Jo loves playing basketball in gym class, and she is surprised when she makes the school team. Because she has to babysit her younger brother, she’s afraid her mom will make …

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Evie and the Truth about Witches

by John Martz
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: paranormal, girls & women, fantasy & magic

Evie wants to be scared, but she'll get more than she bargained for in this thrilling, witchy chapter book adventure! For fans of Sir Simon: Super Scarer and other spooky, kid-friendly books.

Evie wants to be scared, and the usual scary stories just aren't doing it for her anymore. When she stumbles across a different sort of book, The Truth about W …

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Le bibliobus

by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: middle east, girls & women, school & education

 

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Jusqu’à peu de temps avant la naissance de Pari, une fillette d’Afghanistan, les filles de son pays n’avaient pas le droit d’apprendre à lire et à écrire. À présent, c’est le premier jour de Pari comme assistante de sa maman dans le bibliobus. Pari se demande pourquoi les jeunes filles qu’elle re …

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Escape to Witch City

by E. Latimer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: horror & ghost stories, girls & women

In a world ruled by fear of witches, some secrets are deadly. A thrilling new fantasy adventure set in historical London for fans of V.E. Schwab's City of Ghosts and Serafina and the Black Cloak.

Emmaline Black has a secret. She can hear the rhythm of heartbeats. Not just her own, but others' too. It's a rhythm she's learned to control, and that can …

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Boonoonoonous Hair

by Olive Senior, illustrated by Laura James
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women

In this vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book, written by Commonwealth Prize—winning Jamaican—Canadian Olive Senior, and with pictures by the acclaimed artist Laura James (the team that created Anna Carries Water), a young girl learns to love her difficult—to—manage, voluminous and boonoonoonous hair.

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This Is Ruby

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Alea Marley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, girls & women

Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. A delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity, and a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie.

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy -- she loves to make things, watch things …

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