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New Year

by Mei Zihan, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: asia, alternative family, other, non-religious, emigration & immigration, diversity & multicultural

A moving picture book to read when we’re missing family far away, set during Lunar New Year. 

It’s Lunar New Year, a time when families come together for a wonderful feast, and a father longs to be with his daughter—but she lives in another country. As he imagines how his daughter is spending the festivities, he recalls fond memories of time s …

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The Legend of the Christmas Witch

by Dan Murphy & Aubrey Plaza, illustrated by Julia Iredale
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: christmas & advent, fantasy & magic, siblings

From Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza and creative partner Dan Murphy comes the long lost tale of the Christmas Witch, Santa Claus's much misunderstood twin sister. The perfect gift for the holiday season and beyond!

Gather ‘round the fire to hear a Christmas legend that has never been told before...until now. Each year a mysterious figure …

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Quand le père Noël était petit...

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Geneviève Godbout
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, beginner

 

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Dès sa naissance, le petit Noël est déjà un enfant particulier. Il a une petite bedaine et une grosse voix, il ne porte que du rouge et son plus grand plaisir consiste à redistribuer les cadeaux qu’il reçoit. À bien y penser, ce petit garçon était destiné à devenir le personnage préféré des enfants …

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Autour de la table

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: cooking & food

 

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Violette adore la table à manger familiale. Elle apprécie la façon dont les gens qu’elle aime s’y rassemblent pour chanter, rire, célébrer et créer toutes sortes de souvenirs. Au fil du temps, elle remarque que la table est plus souvent seule qu’entourée de gens. Et moins sa famille l’utilise, plus …

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Joyeux Noël, Anne!

by Kallie George, illustrated by Geneviève Godbout
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, media tie-in

 

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Anne fête son premier Noël à Avonlea! Elle se sent pleine de reconnaissance pour beaucoup de choses, en particulier le gentil couple qui l’a adoptée. Mais Anne est anxieuse, car elle doit réciter des poèmes lors du concert de Noël. Elle trouve aussi que ses amis et sa famille lui donnent tellement durant …

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The Mutant Mouse from Outer Space (The Lunch Club #3)

illustrated by Dom Pelletier
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: humorous, christmas & advent, mystery & detective

 

The Lunch Club are back in a zombie-filled Christmas mystery!

 

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Pleasantville Elementary — but that doesn’t mean that all is calm. A mysterious gift winds up spreading more than Christmas cheer as student after student turn into mutant zombies. Where did this gift come from? Who is behind it? How ca …

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Allie's Slimy Christmas Adventure

Short Bedtime Christmas Story | Picture Book

by Shawna James, by (artist) Alexandria James
edition: Paperback
tagged: christmas & advent, women authors, friendship, canadian

What would you do if your house was covered in goo,

and you found a glowing door that led to the North Pole?

Allie Simonson and her best friend Ryan have to deal with that exact situation. When they step through the glowing door, they enter the magical world of the North Pole, where Santa and his elves are facing a sticky situation.

Will Allie and Ry …

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Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo

by David Myles, illustrated by Murray Bain
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, music

The paperback edition of this fun holiday picture book about a young boy pining for his most-hoped-for holiday gift.

Santa never brings me a banjo
And I can never understand why
Every Christmas Eve I see it in my dreams
But every Christmas morning I cry...

The celebrated holiday song from multi-talented and multiple-award-winning Halifax-based …

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A Little Reindeer

by Holly Berry-Byrd, illustrated by Roxanne Rainville, edited by Cottage Door Press
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: christmas & advent, fantasy & magic, deer, moose & caribou

Celebrate Christmas with the little reindeer who lives on the North Pole! This little reindeer's mom and dad help pull Santa's sleigh and, someday, he'll be just like them. But first, there is a lot to learn—like how to put a harness on. Flying is also hard work, but practice makes perfect so this little one will keep trying! Reindeer need to be …

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