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John Deere 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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On Our Street

Our First Talk About Poverty

by Jillian Roberts & Jaime Casap, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: homelessness & poverty, city & town life, depression & mental illness

A gentle introduction to the issue of poverty, On Our Street explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue. Insightful quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included thro …

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This House Is Home

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Yong Ling Kang
edition: eBook
also available: 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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The Log Driver's Waltz

by Wade Hemsworth, illustrated by Jennifer Phelan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: music, country life

A beautiful, contemporary picture book adaptation of a beloved Canadian classic.

If you ask any girl from the parish around
What pleases her most from her head to her toes
She’ll say I’m not sure that it’s business of yours
But I do like to waltz with a log driver
Based on the perennially popular Canadian folk song and animated short film of …

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Let's Eat Bannock!

Inuktitut Edition

by Masiana Kelly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, country life, cooking & food

Learn all about this delicious treat! Bannock is enjoyed by people across Nunavut. Many families have their own recipes that have been passed down for generations. This book provides information about bannock, its history, and how it is made.

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Adventures on the Circle Star Ranch

by Jackie Cameron, illustrated by Wendi Nordell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: farm & ranch life, country life, mysteries & detective stories

It’s a prairie mystery... Cattle have been disappearing from neighbouring ranches, and it’s up to Ben and Sarah to figure out what’s going on!

The brother and sister—and their fearless dog, Scruffy—have the adventure of their lives racing through blizzards, rescuing a calf, encountering wild animals, riding along on a cattle drive, and sol …

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Sunny Days Inside

and Other Stories

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

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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The House Next Door

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

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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