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Wolfie and Fly: Band on the Run

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Zoe Si
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: chapter books, music, friendship

A classic story of imagination, friendship, rock bands and high-speed helicopter chases. For fans of Ivy & Bean, Judy Moody or Nate the Great.

Everyone's favorite odd couple is back. Our heroine, Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself. Friends just get in the way, and she only has time for facts and reading. But friendship finds her in t …

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Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink

by Sharon Hampson; Lois Lilienstein & Bram Morrison, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: music, alternative family, friendship

National bestseller
Based on the classic folk song made famous by a beloved trio of children's entertainers, this picture book is best sung aloud! "Skinnamarink" is a timeless anthem of love and inclusion -- now in board book format!

What does "skinnamarink" mean? You may not find its definition in a dictionary, but the meaning is clear to the gener …

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Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo

by David Myles, illustrated by Murray Bain
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, music

Santa never brings me a banjo
And I can never understand why
Every Christmas Eve I see it in my dreams
But every Christmas morning I cry...

The celebrated holiday song from multi-talented and multiple-award-winning Halifax-based roots musician David Myles is now available as a bright and fun children's picture book. Young David writes frantic …

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Nutcracker Night

by Mireille Messier, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: christmas & advent, theater, new experience, parents

Now with interactive lift-a-flap features to delight and surprise!

Beep! Beep! go the taxis. Voof! go the velvet curtains. The Nutcracker ballet and New York City’s David H. Koch Theater come to life in this onomatopoeic representation of a little girl’s experience at the ballet. From the swish of her dress and the tick-tick-tick of the conducto …

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Broken Strings

by Eric Walters & Kathy Kacer
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: holocaust, music, multigenerational

A violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret in this moving story by an award-winning author duo. For fans of The Devil's Arithmetic and Hana's Suitcase.

It's 2002. In the aftermath of the twin towers -- and the death of her beloved grandmother -- Shirli Berman is intent on moving forward. The best singer in her junior high, sh …

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Jay Versus the Saxophone of Doom

by Kara Kootstra, illustrated by Kim Smith, afterword by Bobby Orr
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, music, hockey

Who knew grade six music could be so scary? For kids who love The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Dork Diaries comes a hilarious new entry into funny middle-grade novels.

Jay Roberts loves hockey. He's good at it. He also loves his hockey hero, Bobby Orr, considered a legend by Jay's grandfather. In fact, even though they may bicker, when it comes to …

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Siha Tooskin Knows the Love of the Dance

by Charlene Bearhead & Wilson Bearhead, illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
edition: Book
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: native canadian, new experience, boys & men, friendship, dance, manners & etiquette

Thundering drums, rattling hooves, clinking jingles—come along with Paul, Jeff, and Uncle Lenard to the powwow!

Paul Wahasaypa—Siha Tooskin—has invited his friend, Jeff, to a powwow. It’s Jeff’s very first powwow, and is he ever nervous! What if he says or does the wrong thing? Grass dancers, Fancy Shawl dancers, Chicken dancers—what doe …

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Hey Little Rockabye

A Lullaby for Pet Adoption

by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Ben Hodson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: pets, music, adoption

Young and old alike will cheer and sing along with this heartfelt picture book about pet adoption based on a new song by Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie.

In this tender and moving picture book, a puppy is looking for someone to love him. Will the girl who rescues him convince her parents to let her keep the little dog? Buf …

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Son of Happy

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous stories, business, careers, occupations, dance, emotions & feelings

The boy in this story never wants to go to his friends’ birthday parties, because Happy the Clown is always there. And Happy is … his dad.

He wishes his dad had a regular job, like all the other kids’ parents. He didn’t mind his dad being a clown when he was a little kid, but now it’s just embarrassing. And even worse, since business is sl …

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