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Lizzy and the Cloud

illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: fantasy & magic, imagination & play, emotions & feelings

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning creators of Ocean Meets Sky and The Night Gardener comes a whimsical and sweet tale of a young girl who cares for her pet cloud as it grows.

It’s a little out of fashion to buy a pet cloud, but Lizzy doesn’t mind. She’s not looking for a big one or a fancy one, just one that’s right for her. And …

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Sun Wishes

by Patricia Storms, illustrated by Milan Pavlović
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play

A joyful celebration of our daily companion, the sun, as it shines around the world.

“If I were the sun, I would sing a gentle morning song to wake my slumbering friends.” So begins this fresh and colorful collaboration between author Patricia Storms and illustrator Milan Pavlović, the creative team behind 2019’s beloved bedtime story, Moon W …

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After It Rains

A Counting Book

by Joanne Schwartz, by (artist) Angela Doak
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: weather, counting & numbers, imagination & play

Once the rain stops, what is there to do but go outside and explore your newly wet and sparkly backyard? In this counting board book, young readers will discover all the things the rain brings out: one puddle, four butterflies, nine wiggly worms. Joanne Schwartz’s beautifully subtle text is complemented by Angela Doak’s collage-style artwork, m …

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Un bouquet de lettres

Abécédaire du livre

by Jocelyn Boisvert, illustrated by Élodie Duhameau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: books & libraries, words, imagination & play

Petits et grands, filles et garçons, vous êtes tous invités à faire le tour de l’alphabet et à découvrir les nombreux pouvoirs de la lecture ! Naufragés sur une île secrète, visiteurs de l’espace, superhéros rigolos: laissez-vous ensorceler par la magie des mots. Qu’est-ce qu’un livre — Est-ce une clé — Un jardin — Une lumi …

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In the Clouds

by Elly Mackay
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: weather, imagination & play, birds

A luminous journey into the sky for daydreamers and cloud enthusiasts big and small, from renowned paper-diorama artist Elly MacKay.

A bored and curious little girl wishes for a bit of sunshine on a cloudy day. But a friendly bird soon whisks her off for an adventure in the sky, where she can contemplate questions both scientific and philosophical i …

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Mud Puddle (Classic Munsch Audio)

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

 

When Jule Ann goes outside in her brand-new clothes, a mud puddle jumps on her and gets her completely dirty. The mud gets in her ears, eyes, and even her mouth. Jule Ann’s mother scrubs her clean and puts her in new clothes, but every time Jule Ann ventures out, the mud puddle finds her and pounces. Finally, Jule Ann has had enough: clutching t …

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Pink Is for Everybody

by Ella Russell, illustrated by Udayana Lugo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: 2 to 12
tagged: imagination & play, clothing & dress, self-esteem & self-reliance

A joyful celebration of self-expression and uniqueness

A group of kids is stuck inside on a rainy day, and they’re feeling gloomy … until they discover a pink treasure chest! Inside they find a collection of items that turn their gray day into a playground of pink. Pink is for painters and palace-dwellers, aliens and astronauts, dancers and drag …

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Free

by Barroux
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, imagination & play, birds, humorous stories

A celebration of thinking outside the box—or cage!

The Great Bird Circus is headed to a big show, but they run into trouble when they reach the border. Paloma and the ringmaster are allowed to cross—but their birds need paperwork, and lots of it! The situation seems hopeless, unless … what if there’s more than one way to get across?

With Palo …

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Pigs (Classic Munsch Audio)

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

 

Another laugh-out-loud book from the author of The Paper Bag Princess!

“Hey you dumb pigs!” When Megan lets all of the pigs out of the pen, they start to take over, and show her that they may not be so dumb after all.

A newly designed Classic Munsch picture book introduces this tale of underestimated livestock to a new generation of young reader …

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