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First Broom

by Kallie George, illustrated by Joelle Murray
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: halloween, new experience, diversity & multicultural

A charming rhyming read-aloud just right for Halloween!

 

Little witch,

Little broom.

Brand-new gift,

Brand-new moon.

 

Little witch is so excited by her new present for Halloween night — a new broom! But learning to fly a broom is harder than you think, especially when you're just a little witch. Will witch and broom learn how to work together to fly u …

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Jack and the Manger

by Andy Jones, illustrated by Darka Erdelji
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Audiobook
  • age: 5 to 18
  • Grade: k to 12
tagged: christmas & advent

A down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale. Jack and the Manger retells the story of Jesus’s birth as if it were a Newfoundland folktale. It’s all seen through the eyes of Jack, the hero of many a story, who befriends a young couple on their walk to Bethlehem. There’s a bit of ‘angel talk’, some gravel pit camping, an edge-of-your-seat bi …

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Sitting Shiva

by Erin Silver, illustrated by Michelle Theodore
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: death & dying, religion & faith, jewish, parents, other, religious

A little girl grieves the loss of her mother, but she can’t grieve alone.

When her friends and family arrive at her house to sit shiva, laden with cakes and stories, she refuses to come downstairs. But the laughter and memories gradually bring her into the fold, where she is comforted by her community. By the end of the book, she feels stronger an …

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Wait and See (Classic Munsch Audio)

read by Robert Munsch
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, birthdays, imagination & play

 

It is Olivia’s birthday, and when she blows out the candles on her cake and makes a wish, she gets exactly what she wanted—SNOW, SNOW, and MORE SNOW, even though it’s summertime. All that snow leads to too much trouble, though, so Olivia’s parents bake her another cake so she can make a new wish that will get rid of it. But when that wish, …

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Moira’s Birthday (Classic Munsch Audio)

read by Robert Munsch
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, birthdays, imagination & play

 

Moira’s afraid her parents might get upset if they find out she invited the whole school to her birthday party . . . so she just doesn’t tell them. The big day arrives, and grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, annnnd kindergarten all come knocking down her door. Before long, the house is a total disaster and Moira’s parents are going crazy trying to fig …

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Hot Cross Buns For Everyone

by Yolanda T. Marshall, illustrated by Lavrova Daria
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: easter & lent, diversity & multicultural, friendship

Jackson’s friends and their families bake assorted hot cross buns for his Easter party. Liam’s foster parents use his most memorable Scottish ingredient, and Dimitri’s dad adds Greek mahlepi spice. Some have rainbow colours for all to see and a sweet Jamaican bun and cheese recipe! One by one, the children arrive with hot cross buns for every …

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Eggs, Baskets, Spring! Easter Activity Book

by Erin Alladin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: coloring, easter & lent, baby animals, cats, sticker

Springtime, baby animals, and secular Easter fun fill the pages of a big, colorful activity book filled with stickers, coloring pages, mazes, dot-to-dots, drawing, matching, and more!

Celebrate the holiday while building your child’s early math and literacy skills. Features a double-page spread of stickers, sixteen magazine-style full-color pages, …

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Easter Morning, Easter Sun

by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: easter & lent, cats, stories in verse

A family of cats’ spirited celebration of Easter traditions from the creators of Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

Easter morning, Easter sun,
Easter breakfast, Easter bun.

What would Easter be without family traditions like hot cross buns for breakfast, a gleeful egg hunt, and a special dinner with loved ones? In infectious rhyme, a family of cats ce …

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