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Sam Sorts

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: counting & numbers, size & shape, imagination & play

Marthe Jocelyn is back with another clever concept book to follow Hannah's Collections, Ones and Twos and Where Do You Look? This time, she tackles counting and categories.


Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up! He starts to organize his things, but quickly runs into trouble. He can make a pile of black and white things. But the penguin also …

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Little Monster

by Caroline Merola
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: fantasy & magic, imagination & play, friendship

I have a little pocket monster
that is very naughty and very ugly.
He's here, I see him
But I won't show him to you.

Little monster is the imaginary friend, the little rascal in every child's mind! The one only children can see! A must-read album on children's imaginary friends and mischievous spirit.

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Sour Cakes

by Karen Krossing, illustrated by Anna Kwan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, imagination & play, siblings

Heavy emotions meet a deep well of understanding in this uplifting sibling story
Two siblings wake up in two very different moods; the older one cheerful and lively, the younger grumpy and irritable. The big sister negotiates and cajoles, tries everything she can think of to cheer her little sister up, but nothing works. She offers to go outside …

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The Midnight Club

by Shane Goth, illustrated by Yong Ling Kang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, imagination & play, siblings, friendship

A cozy sibling conspiracy unfolds at midnight
At the stroke of midnight, Milly wakes up her big sister, Becca. It’s time for Milly’s first Midnight Club adventure! With Becca leading the way, the siblings explore the hidden wonders of their house in the dark. They dip into Dad’s jar of jelly beans, try on Mom’s coat, and make more mischie …

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Time is a Flower

by Julie Morstad
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: date & time, imagination & play

A playful and poignant exploration of the nature of time through the eyes of a child from acclaimed author/illustrator Julie Morstad.

What is time? Is it the tick tick tock of a clock, numbers and words on a calendar? It's that, but so much more. Time is a seed waiting to grow, a flower blooming, a sunbeam moving across a room. Time is slow like a s …

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My Mad Hair Day

by Nathalie Dion
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: humorous stories, emotions & feelings, imagination & play

Thanks to her wild head of hair, Malie gets all tangled up with an unexpected cast of characters in this funny, stylish twist of a tall tale. 

Malie is a little girl with huge, uncontrollable hair. And this morning, it seems wilder than ever. She tries to comb it. She tries to hide it, but nothing works! And things go from bad to worse when her moth …

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Le point de départ

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 100
  • Grade: k to 17
tagged: art & architecture, imagination & play, new experience

 

See below for English description.

Avez-vous déjà pensé que vous n’étiez pas capable de faire quelque chose? Que c’était trop difficile, titanesque et que vous n’étiez tout simplement pas à la hauteur? C’est exactement ce que ressent Vashti, un jour, alors qu’elle est en classe d’art. À la fin du cours, une page blanche repose s …

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The Yoga Game

by Kathy Beliveau, by (artist) Farida Zaman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: yoga, imagination & play
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Moon Pops

by Heena Baek, translated by Jieun Kiaer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: asian, adaptations, bedtime & dreams, imagination & play

A witty, weird, and wonderful spin on a classic Korean folktale
One sweltering summer night, while the many residents of one apartment building are struggling to fall asleep, the moon begins to melt. Granny hears it dripping and runs out to catch the moon drops in a bucket. At first unsure what do with the drops, she is soon inspired to turn them …

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Hold That Thought!

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Lynn Scurfield
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: imagination & play, emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying

An inspiring look at how ideas form, grow, and connect us all
In the middle of the night, Finn wakes up with something buzzing around in their head. It isn’t heavy like a worry, it doesn’t swirl like fear, and it isn’t shaped like a question. It’s something more exciting—an idea!
The next day at school, Finn shares the idea with friend …