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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
  • 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
also available: eBook
  • 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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This House Is Home

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Yong Ling Kang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: multigenerational, new experience, city & town life

An empowering story about coming to terms with change through creative problem solving
Lily’s family is happy in their old green house at the end of the lane, but progress soon encroaches. When Grandma refuses to sell their home to developers, the city just builds around them. Soon their house is smack-dab in the middle of a multi-lane highway. …

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Pasture Bedtime

Charlie's Rules #1

by Sigmund Brouwer, illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: farm animals, friendship, farm & ranch life

Eleven-year-old Charlie Dembinski likes to keep his life organized and quiet. This is a challenge when you live on a farm where your mother runs a veterinary clinic for the local livestock, neighbors’ pets and sometimes rescued wildlife. To complicate Charlie’s orderly life even further, his mother hires a bookkeeper to live on the farm who br …

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Anonymouse

by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Anna Pirolli
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: art & architecture, city & town life

Animal-friendly street art is popping up all over the city, but who is creating these masterpieces? There is no explanation, only a name: Anonymouse. For fans of Sidewalk Flowers and Art & Max.

Art for the birds.
Art for the ants.
Art for the dogs, cats and raccoons.
Art to make them laugh, make them think, make them feel at home.
But who is cr …

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We Adopted a Baby Lamb

by Lori Joy Smith
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: farm animals, pets, farm & ranch life

An adorable and rascally lamb is the latest addition to the family in this sweet picture book based on a true story. An irresistible and unique twist on the pet story and for fans of cute baby animals.

Ila is excited about her family's move to the country -- mostly because it means she can have more pets! But no one expected their next addition to b …

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