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The House Next Door

by Claudine Crangle
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: new experience, city & town life, emotions & feelings, non-classifiable, friendship

Alone on his lot, a sturdy little house has stood for as long as anyone can remember, stoically weathering the storms. But one day, the wind brings change.

One house, then another, is built off in the distance. Then a road is paved through his field, and more and more houses appear all around. The house closes his shutters to wait out this alarming …

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Sunny Days Inside

and Other Stories

by Caroline Adderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: short stories, city & town life, multigenerational, new experience

When the “grownup virus” hits, kids who live in the same apartment building must cope with strange new rules and extended time at home with parents and siblings.

And they survive brilliantly, each in their own way. Twin boys throw themselves into an independent research assignment on prehistoric people and embrace their own devolution. A budding …

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A Calf for Olive

by Cheryl Dawn Buchan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: special needs, chapter books, farm & ranch life

Olive is devastated when she overhears a kid at school making fun of her for wanting to raise a calf for the 4-H calf competition. They think she can't possibly do it because she has cerebral palsy. But, with the love and support from her family and friends, Olive develops a strong bond with a Jersey calf and draws on her problem-solving skills to …

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Happy Little Farm

by Jack Redwing, illustrated by Tommy Doyle, edited by Cottage Door Press
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: farm animals, sounds, farm & ranch life

Follow the tractor through the farm to see why all its little animal friends are in such good moods. Whether you're the pig enjoying a new feeding trough, the ducks playing in a newly rained pond, the horse getting ready to give riding lessons with a new saddle, there is something to be glad about on this farm! Press the interactive buttons on the …

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City Baby

by Laurie Elmquist, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: city & town life, non-classifiable, parents

Bustling streets, lively squares and busy restaurants are baby’s playground when they are in the big city. So much to see and do as baby’s stroller navigates the crowded avenues or baby takes a break in a quiet park to blow bubbles and chase pigeons. Ashley Barron’s paper-collage illustrations are a joy to behold, bringing energy and life to …

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On the Trapline

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, country life

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers.

A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and …

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48 Grasshopper Estates

by Sara de Waal, illustrated by Erika Medina
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, city & town life, self-esteem & self-reliance

A little girl uses imagination and inventiveness to spread friendship through her community. But will she find a friend of her own?

Whether it’s a supersonic sandwich maker or a twelve-tailed dragon, Sicily Bridges can make almost anything from materials she finds around her apartment complex. But when it comes to making friends, Sicily has yet to …

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Percy’s Museum

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Carmen Mok
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: country life, imagination & play

A sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends.

A young boy moves from the city to a new home in the country. He misses his friends, but at least it’s summertime — flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Enraptured by the natura …

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