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Fight for Life!

How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children

by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Renné Benoit
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: united states, diseases, illnesses & injuries, girls & women

This thoughtful and beautifully illustrated picture book shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world.

Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue …

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Cancer is a C Word

by Sunita Pal, by (artist) Cody Andreasen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, emotions & feelings, non-classifiable

Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have to face and explaining it to little children can be very difficult--and hard to do without creating a Monster of Fear. Cancer is a C Word will help families and schools to introduce the concept of Canc …

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Sometimes We Need Help

English Edition

by Jessie Hale, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities, friendship

Adamie and Taq always have a great time together. But lately, Adamie doesn’t seem like himself..In this wordless graphic novel, pictures tell the story of two best friends who are always there for each other. Adamie and Taq learn that when life gets overwhelming, it’s okay to ask for help.

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Oleepeeka's First Hunt

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Elizabeth Ryan, illustrated by Marcus Cutler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities, parents

Oleepeeka is from Panniqtuuq, Nunavut. It’s time for her first hunting trip! Oleepeeka is excited to spend the day with Ataata and learn about catching ptarmigans. Join Oleepeeka and Ataata as they set off on the land and bring home a special feast for their family.

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Sudden Impact

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, death & dying, values & virtues

When Kurt is hurt in a soccer game and ends up in the hospital Tina tries to help him, but nobody will tell her what is wrong, and Kurt's parents don't want her around. Tina learns that Kurt needs a donor with a rare blood type, and she finds a match in Kurt's soccer rival Jason. Jason agrees to donate his blood to Kurt, but when Kurt disappears fr …

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The Last Loose Tooth

by Tyler Clark Burke
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, new experience, daily activities

Everyone loses their baby teeth - but how do the teeth feel about leaving?
This funny reimagining of the Tooth Fairy myth from the teeth's perspective is the perfect purchase for any child with a loose tooth or those visiting the dentist for the first time!

Lou is the last loose baby tooth in the mouth. All of the other teeth take the plunge, one by …

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Raj's Rule (For the Bathroom at School)

by Lana Button, illustrated by Hatem Aly
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: daily activities, emotions & feelings, humorous stories

Raj has one rule: he never uses the bathroom at school. It’s just not the same as the one at home. All day, he avoids bathroom trips. Easy enough, since he lives by these tips: Don’t linger at the sink. Stay away from anyone who makes you laugh. Watch out for distractions, especially schoolwork. And sit still: no running, jumping, cartwheels, …

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Don't Eat the Trash!

illustrated by Margaret, Salter
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6
  • Grade: 1
tagged: bears

Makwa likes to visit camps where people are. Their food is easy to get. But what a tummy ache she gets from the trash food! Maybe she should go back to her old hunting ways.

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