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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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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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The Shaman's Apprentice

by Robert McGhee & Megan Kyak-Monteith
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: country & ethnic, native canadian, polar regions, girls & women

Inspired by award-winning Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk’s short film of the same name, The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.

Facing dark spirits and physical …

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My Name Is Elizabeth!

by Annika Dunklee, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Meet Elizabeth. She's got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that's just awesome. After all, she's got a queen named after her! So she's really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like “Lizzy” and “Beth.” She bears her frustration in silence until an otherwise ordinary autumn day, when she discovers her p …

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El Valle Del Arco Iris (Narración en Castellano)

by Lucy Maud Montgomery, read by María José Chabrera
  • age: 0 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: classics, country life, girls & women

Tras regresar de un largo viaje por Europa con su amado Gilbert, Ana descubre que ha habido muchas novedades tanto en Glen como en la propia Ingleside. Convertida ya en una mujer madura y disfrutando de su matrimonio, Ana es madre de seis traviesos niños que han heredado la imaginación y las ganas de buscar aventuras de su madre. Estos chicos y c …

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Ana Y La Casa De Sus Sueños (Narración en Castellano)

by Lucy Maud Montgomery, read by María José Chabrera
  • age: 0 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: girls & women, country life, classics

El día más esperado en la vida de Ana ha llegado. Su verdadero amor, Gilbert Blythe, ha terminado sus estudios de medicina y por fin podrán casarse y comenzar una vida juntos. Tras su maravillosa boda, en el jardín de la querida Tejas Verdes, rodeados por familia y amigos, viajarán a Cuatro Vientos, para llegar a una pequeña casita que se con …

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Ana, La De Ingleside (Narración en Castellano)

by Lucy Maud Montgomery, read by María José Chabrera
  • age: 0 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: classics, country life, girls & women

Tras realizar una visita a Avonlea, Ana vuelve a Ingleside, la que es ahora su casa. Han pasado seis años desde que ella y Gilbert dejaran atrás la Casa de sus Sueños y el joven matrimonio se ha transformado en toda una familia con cinco hijos: James Matthew «Jem», que ahora tiene ocho años; Walter, un año menor y con una imaginación desbor …

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Nevers

by Sara Cassidy, read by Joanna Haughton
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: girls & women, europe

Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn they find themselves in a town called Nevers, which is filled with eccent …

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Nye de l’île de Sable

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Quelque part au large, mais pas trop loin, se trouvent deux îles. Une est en grande partie faite de pierres tandis que l’autre est couverte de sable. C’est là que les problèmes commencent.

La petite Nye ne comprend pas pourquoi les habitants de son île de Sable s’acharnent à construire jour après jour de beaux châteaux de sable qui sont …

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Grandmother School

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Ellen Rooney, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: school & education, girls & women, multigenerational

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, wo …

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