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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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Jigging for Halibut With Tsinii

by Sara Florence Davidson & Robert Davidson, illustrated by Janine Gibbons
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, school & education, camping & outdoor activities

Based on Haida artist Robert Davidson's own experiences with Tsinii (his grandfather), this beautiful story highlights intergenerational knowledge and authentic learning experiences.

Off the northern tip of Haida Gwaii, a boy goes fishing with his tsinii, his grandfather. As they watch the weather, jig for halibut, and row with the tides, there’s …

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Learning to Carve Argillite

by Sara Florence Davidson & Robert Davidson, illustrated by Janine Gibbons
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: native canadian, art & architecture, multigenerational, school & education

Based on Haida artist Robert Davidson's own childhood experiences, this beautiful story highlights learning through observation, as well as the role of Elders in sharing knowledge and mentorship.

Learning to carve is a lifelong journey. With the help of his father and grandfather, a boy on Haida Gwaii practises to become a skillful carver. As he car …

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Chaiwala!

by Priti Birla Maheshwari, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: senses & sensation, non-classifiable, asia, cooking & food

A sensory celebration of family, food, and culture
When their train makes a 10-minute stop at the station in Jaipur, a young girl and her mother hurry to get in line for a cup of chai. While the girl waits for her mug of milky spiced tea, readers are treated to the sights, sounds, and smells of the Chaiwala’s cart. The aroma of ginger, cardamom …

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Anthony and the Gargoyle

by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Maja Kastelic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: friendship, europe, fantasy & magic

A boy befriends a baby gargoyle in this magical wordless story in graphic-novel style from award-winning creators Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic.

Anthony’s house is full of family photos — of his parents’ trip to Paris, his great aunt, and Anthony himself as a toddler, holding his favorite rock.

When Anthony wakes up one morning, he sees tha …

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Burying the Moon

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Sonali Zohra
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: asia, stories in verse

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village. 

In Latika’s village in rural India, there are no toilets. No toilets mean that the women have to wait until night to do their business in a field. There are scorpions and snakes in the field, and germs that make people sick. …

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Two at the Top

A Shared Dream of Everest

by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Christopher Corr
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: environment, asia

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest.

Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, herding yaks in the shadow of Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. He has always dreamed of climbing to the top. He becomes a guide, leading treks through the Himalayas, and finally attempts th …

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The Lost Island

by E. Pauline Johnson, illustrated by Atanas Matsoureff
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, other

My aim, my joy, my pride, is to sing the glories of my own people.
—?E. Pauline Johnson

A search for the timeless connection to the old world presages a vision of the future in the haunting story of The Lost Island from Legends of Vancouver, a book inspired by the friendship between a Mohawk poet and a Salish chief and storyteller. It was the firs …

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