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The Shaman's Apprentice

by Zacharias Kunuk & Megan Kyak-Monteith
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: country & ethnic, monsters, native canadian, polar regions

Inspired by award-winning Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk’s short film of the same name, The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.

Facing dark spirits and physical …

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Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White

by Saumiya Balasubramaniam, illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emigration & immigration, monsters, emotions & feelings, parents

A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day.
“So much snow,” says Ma. “So monochromatic.”
“Mono crow what?” her daughter replies.
Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic in everything — the clouds in the winter sky, the “firework” display when she th …

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Mia and the Monsters: The Monsters Help Out

Inuktitut Edition

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, monsters

Mia knows how important it is to keep the land clean. As Mia picks up garbage around her tent, she comes across her monster friends. They are all doing something to help their community. Learn about the different ways the monsters are helping out, and why Mia is proud of each of her friends.

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Trip of the Dead

by Angela Misri
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, monsters

Trip, the clumsy but streetwise raccoon, has managed to survive the zombie apocalypse with the help of animal friends and a few kind humans. But he can’t help but notice one thing: he’s the only raccoon in his crew. In fact, he’s the only raccoon he’s seen in ages.

Where have all the raccoons gone?

The answer to that question is scarier than …

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Caley Cross and the Hadeon Drop

A Novel

by Jeff Rosen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, monsters, adolescence, humorous stories

Caley Cross has always known she's not a “normal” thirteen-year-old (her ability to create zombie animals was her first clue). Still, she never expected to be whisked off to a faraway world—Erinath—where she is Crown Princess and people have “baests” that live inside them, giving them fantastic, animal-like powers. Which would be cool, …

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Not Me

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: manners & etiquette, monsters

 

Who made this mess?

 

When dad asks who left socks all over the place, a brother and sister insist that it was “Not Me.”

Dad is quite sure the kids are not telling the truth, until he is introduced to the actual Not Me, a creature who in turn accuses Not True, who exposes the real sock bandit, the ever-complaining Not Fair!

Parents and caregivers …

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If I Were a Zombie

by Kate Inglis, illustrated by Eric Orchard
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), halloween, fantasy & magic, monsters

If I were a zombie
I'd package my drool
put it in Mason jars
sell it at school.

This hilarious picture book written by Hackmatack Award-nominated Kate Inglis has two children trying to outdo one another, imagining what they could do if only they were a zombie, a ninja, or a robot. With outrageously entertaining rhyming text and brilliant illustr …

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Monsters 101

by Cale Atkinson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: monsters, humorous stories

Readers who loved Unicorns 101 will love this laugh-out-loud picture book that finally sets the record straight about monsters!

Monsters! They're so much more than just that scary thing under your bed. Join Professors Vampire, Blob and Werewolf, and their trusty lab assistant--a zombie named Tina--as they reveal eerie and frankly ridiculous monsters …

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Pas moi

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: manners & etiquette, monsters

 

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L’auteure adorée des enfants Elise Gravel pose l’éternelle question : Qui a fait tout ce désordre? Quand leur papa demande qui a laissé traîner des chaussettes partout, Nico et sa soeur répondent tous les deux : « Pas moi! » Leur père est sûr qu’ils ne disent pas la vérité, jusqu’à ce que ceux …

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