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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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Bear Wants to Sing

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Dena Seiferling
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bears, friendship, music

Bear wants to sing his song, but the other animals won't give him a chance to perform his masterwork in this delightful picture book companion to the critically acclaimed King Mouse.

A bear finds a ukulele in the woods. It makes a nice sound -- PLINK! -- and inspires him to write his own song. His friend Mouse would love to hear it. But Bear isn't t …

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Song for the Snow

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: weather, music, fantasy & magic

Can a long-forgotten song bring the snow back to Freya’s town? A lyrical fable from award-winning creators Jon-Erik Lappano and Byron Eggenschwiler.

Freya has always loved the snow and the way it covers everything like powdered sugar. But the snow hasn’t come to her town for two winters, and she’s starting to forget what it looks and feels lik …

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Kylie the Magnificent

by Marty Chan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, bullying

Fourteen-year-old Kylie really wants to be a part of the magician’s showcase. The problem is, the director has already decided that because she’s a girl, Kylie would be better off assisting a magician rather than doing her own routine. Determined to prove him wrong, Kylie decides to team up with her friend Min to secure a spot in the show. But …

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Disaster at the Highland Games

by Riel Nason, illustrated by Nathasha Pilotte
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: dance

Kate loves going to Highland dance class each week and is thrilled when her teacher suggests she compete at the Highland Games for the first time. Kate agrees to practice, but quickly changes her mind when she realises it's not as much fun to dance at home alone as it is with friends in class. And, besides, she figures her dancing is already good e …

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Ballewiena

by Rebecca Bender
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: dance, dogs, self-esteem & self-reliance, humorous stories

 

The award-winning creator of the Giraffe and Bird books introduces Dotty the dancing dachshund, celebrating the gifts of those who struggle to "sit" and "stay"

Dotty the dachshund knows she was born to dance ballet. When told to sit, she does a plié. Asked to stay, she does an assemblé. Fed up with Dotty’s lack of discipline, Mrs. Austere sends …

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A Wild Story of Musical Words

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Duýan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: music, sounds

An animated conductor and his orchestra of animals let the words move them in this engaging exploration of some beautiful and inspiring musical terms.

In this simple introduction to seven musical terms, Robert Heidbreder's rhythmic poetry is paired with Duýan Petricic's exuberant illustrations to perfectly convey the terms' meanings. Each term is f …

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The Sun Will Come Out

by Joanne Levy
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, theater, diseases, illnesses & injuries, jewish

Twelve-year-old Bea Gelman and her best friend Frankie are planning the BEST SUMMER EVER at Camp Shalom—a sleep-away camp. But at the last minute, Frankie bows out, leaving painfully shy Bea on her own. Just talking to strangers causes Bea to break out into ugly, blotchy hives. As if the hives weren't bad enough, Bea gets pranked by a couple of …

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Leopold's Leotard

by Rhiannon Wallace, illustrated by Risa Hugo
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: dance, imagination & play, boys & men, humorous stories

Leopold loves to dance. He dances everywhere he goes. When his dance teacher announces the year-end recital, Leopold hopes he will get to be a graceful bird. Alas, no such luck. Miss Linda says the dancers are going to be bees. But Leopold doesn’t want to be a buzzing little bee. He wants to be tall and elegant like an ostrich!

When the big night …

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