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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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My Heart Fills With Happiness / Nijiikendam

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, native canadian

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.
Int …

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Street Belongs to Us

by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hispanic & latino, prejudice & racism, lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance

A sweet middle-grade chapter book about two best friends who transform their torn-up street into a world where imaginations can run wild.

In 1984 Los Angeles, Alex is a tomboy who would rather wear her hair short and her older brother's hand-me-downs, and Wolf is a troubled kid who's been wearing the same soldierâ??s uniform ever since his mom died …

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Little Wolf

by Teoni Spathelfer
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism

A young Indigenous girl moves to the big city and learns to find connections to her culture and the land wherever she goes, despite encountering bullies and feelings of isolation along the way.

When Little Wolf moves to the big city with her mom and sister, she has difficulty adjusting to their new life. She misses living close to nature and seeing …

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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
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 splash into the creek. Grandpa shows the boy rabbit tracks and deer hiding among the trees. They greet their animal neighbors by name: Raven, Rabbit, Deer, …

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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

 

Author Bahram Rahman grew up in Afghanistan during years of civil war and the restrictive Taliban regime. He wrote The Library Bus to tell new generations about the struggles of women who, like his own sister, were forbidden to learn.

It is still dark in Kabul, Afghanistan when the library bus rumbles out of the city. There are no bus seats—inste …

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