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Carson Crosses Canada

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, travel

From the author of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur comes a funny and sweet cross-country roadtrip adventure with a sassy septuagenarian and her quirky canine.

Feisty Annie Magruder and her dog, Carson, live in British Columbia, Canada, and they're setting out to visit her sister, Elsie, in Newfoundland. In their little rattlebang car, packed with C …

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Louis Riel Day

The Fur Trade Project

by Deborah L. Delaronde, illustrated by Sheldon Dawson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, canada, non-classifiable, post-confederation (1867-)

When a young boy is assigned a project about the fur trade by his teacher, he doesn’t know who to turn to because his mom works all day. With help from his grandfather and the internet, they travel back in time and discover how the fur trade began, a new people emerged, the Métis’ role in the fur trade, Louis Riel and the Red River Resistance, …

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Ten Little Dumplings

by Larissa Fan, illustrated by Cindy Wume
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, siblings

If one son is lucky, then ten must be great luck indeed! But where does that leave an only daughter? Based on a true family story, this inspiring picture book about a different perspective tells the tale of a girl determined to be seen, who finds her own voice and makes her own luck.

In the city of Tainan, there lives a very special family -- specia …

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Raven, Rabbit, Deer

by Sue Farrell Holler, illustrated by Jennifer Faria Lipke
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: multigenerational, native american, deer, moose & caribou, non-classifiable, country life, native canadian

In an intergenerational winter’s story full of quiet wonder, a little boy takes his grandfather for a walk down a forest trail. The boy shows Grandpa how to jump in the snow and how to make it make it splash into the creek. Grandpa shows the boy rabbit tracks and deer hiding among the trees. They greet their animal neighbors by name: Raven, Rabbi …

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The Bee

by Becky Han & Tindur Peters
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, multigenerational

When the narrator of this fun and silly book—based on an award-winning song by Inuit singer-songwriter Becky Han—is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an adventure that sees her running from community to community, trying to lose her buzzing companion. When she has run clear across Nunavut, she finally realizes that perhaps this …

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The Library Bus

by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, non-classifiable, middle east

It is still dark in Kabul, Afghanistan when the library bus rumbles out of the city. There are no bus seats—instead there are chairs and tables and shelves of books. And there are no passengers—instead there is Pari, who is nervously starting her first day as Mama’s library helper. Pari stands tall to hand out notebooks and pencils at the vi …

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Painted Fences

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Sydney Barnes
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, military & wars

A charming and evocative story within a story, exploring themes of wartime resourcefulness, local history, friendship, and the reverberations of the past in the present day.

On a beautiful spring day in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood, eight-year-old Esther takes a walk with her great-grandfather on his birthday. On the same street and the same …

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Yara’s Spring

by Sharon E. McKay & Jamal Saeed, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: middle east, violence, emigration & immigration

Coming of age against all odds in the midst of the Arab Spring.
 

Growing up in Aleppo, Yara’s childhood has long been shadowed by the coming revolution. But when the Arab Spring finally arrives at Yara’s doorstep, it is worse than even her Nana imagined: sudden, violent, and deadly. When rescuers dig Yara out from under the rubble that was on …

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Yara's Spring

by Jamal Saeed & Sharon E. McKay, drawings by Nahid Kazemi
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: middle east, violence, emigration & immigration

Coming of age against all odds in the midst of the Arab Spring.

Growing up in Aleppo, Yara’s childhood has long been shadowed by the coming revolution. But when the Arab Spring finally arrives at Yara’s doorstep, it is worse than even her Nana imagined: sudden, violent, and deadly. When rescuers dig Yara out from under the rubble that was once h …

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