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Brady Brady et le père Noël

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: hockey, friendship, christmas & advent

 

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Préparez-vous à célébrer Noël avec Brady! C’est la veille de Noël et l’équipe de hockey de Brady, les Ricochons, doit jouer un match important. Alors que la partie vient juste de débuter, Brady réalise qu’il a oublié d’envoyer sa liste de voeux au père Noël! Il n’a plus beaucoup de temps…

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On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by H. Werner Zimmermann
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, nursery rhymes

 

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Porc-épic et ses amis sont de retour pour chanter « On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël »!

C’est la fête de Noël au café Porc-épic et tous les animaux sont là. Ils chantent devant porc-épic pour leurs friandises préférées. Les ours arrivent en premier et exigent le traditionnel pouding aux fi gues. Ils s …

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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

Follow along as the little reindeer who lives on the North Pole as it practices certain skills! 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 …

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Snow Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, weather, christmas & advent

First snow, surprise snow: Nature's sparkly magic showThe award-winning celebration of preschoolers and snow is now available as a board book!

For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. It transforms the outside world. Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating, fort-building, and snowballs. Even b …

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Canadian Carol

A Canadian Carol

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by H. Werner Zimmermann
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, humorous stories

Porcupine and his friends are back, singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!"

 

 

Sing your way through the season with Porcupine, Beaver, Moose and the gang!

 

 

It’s a holiday party at the Porcupine Cafe, and all the animals are there, singing out to Porcupine for their favourite treats. The bears arrive first and demand the traditional figgy pudding. …

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The Night Before Playoffs

by Stella Partheniou Grasso, illustrated by Paula Becker
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, stories in verse, christmas & advent

 

A Canadian take on the Christmas classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas”!

 

 

’Twas the night before playoffs; the rink was pristine

And the glimmering ice appeared simply serene.

The medals were polished, the ribbons were pressed.

The cup was all set to be claimed by the best.

 

While the human players are nestled all snug in their beds on the night be …

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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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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, christmas & advent, law & crime

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency.

Aspiring writer Aggi …

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Coyote Columbus Story / Coyote Solstice

by Thomas King, narrator Meegwun Fairbrother
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native american, christmas & advent, baseball & softball

These two stories from master storyteller Thomas King are now available bundled together as an audiobook!

In Coyote Columbus Story, Thomas King uses a bag of literary tricks to shatter the stereotypes surrounding Columbus’s voyages. In doing so, he invites children to laugh with him at the crazy antics of Coyote, who unwittingly allows Columbus to …

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