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Sylvie

by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., friendship, city & town life

One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.

Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape. Sure, it’s a little too close to the dumpster below, but if she stays carefu …

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One Summer in Whitney Pier

by Mayann Francis, illustrated by Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: baseball & softball, values & virtues, country life

A nostalgic picture book set in the diverse Cape Breton community of Whitney Pier from the duo behind Mayann's Train Ride, written by Nova Scotia's first Black lieutenant-governor.

School is out for the summer, but eleven-year-old Mayann Francis doesn't have much to look forward to. Her two best friends, Eunice and Betty, will be away and her older …

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Whirl

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 12
tagged: environment, camping & outdoor activities, city & town life, seasons

One whirligig’s journey reveals the delights of the natural world

A stray maple seed, sometimes called a maple key or whirligig, is picked up by the wind and begins a long, wordless journey through a local neighborhood. It twirls and flips through a family’s backyard. It slips beneath skateboard wheels and sneakers in the park. It falls into th …

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My Day with Gong Gong

by Sennah Yee, illustrated by Elaine Chen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: asian american, multigenerational, city & town life

A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa.

May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak much English, and May can't understand Chinese. She's hungry, and bored with Gong Gong's errands. Plus, it seems like Gong Gong's friends are making …

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Bear in the Family

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Olga Barinova
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: disasters, dogs, country life, bears

★“A profound, realistic story of a multiracial family...This brilliantly written tale is a lovely introduction to the important topics of wildfires and animal sanctuaries for young readers. Great for animal lovers and children curious about nature.”—School Library Journal, starred review

On returning to their home after a massive wildfire, n …

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The Moon is a Silver Pond, The Sun is a Peach

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, size & shape, imagination & play, words, country life

Reveling in metaphor, with two books in one, this book encourages a magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. That moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees, and when they tend the cow, the …

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Flock

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Geraldo Valério
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: birds, city & town life, imagination & play

In this fantastical story, a flock of feathery friends show up for a feast!

Lunch turns into bird food when a little girl starts feeding birds at the bus stop. First, a pigeon she names Serious comes pecking, and then Fancy and Sleepy gather to gobble up the offerings. But what happens when more and more birds want to join in on the feast? And what …

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