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Shadow

by Mere Joyce
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, special needs, film

Fourteen-year-old Preston Craft is organizing a film festival for his school's film club. When one of the films goes missing two days before the festival begins, Preston is convinced it was stolen and is determined to get it back. The only indication of the theft is a suspicious shadow that Preston noticed right before he discovered the film was go …

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Jordan and Max, Showtime

by Suzanne Sutherland, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: friendship, bullying, multigenerational, lgbt, theater

Jordan had a tough time with the other kids at his old school. So, on his first day at Massey Elementary, he has a plan: to be absolutely invisible. His new classmates don't need to know that his grandmother is his best friend or that they put on shows together dressing up in elaborate costumes each night in their apartment. When he's forced to pai …

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Thanks A Lot

by Raffi, illustrated by Jaime Kim
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: music, thanksgiving, environment

Raffi's beloved song about gratitude is available for the first time in a board book edition that readers will treasure.

As a little boy explores his neighborhood, he takes time to appreciate it--the sun in the sky, the birds in spring, and the wonder within him. Raffi's popular and catchy song encourages mindfulness and gratitude in kids for their …

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The Log Driver's Waltz

by Wade Hemsworth, illustrated by Jennifer Phelan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: music, country life

A beautiful, contemporary picture book adaptation of a beloved Canadian classic.

If you ask any girl from the parish around
What pleases her most from her head to her toes
She’ll say I’m not sure that it’s business of yours
But I do like to waltz with a log driver
Based on the perennially popular Canadian folk song and animated short film of …

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Song for the Snow

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
edition: eBook
also available: 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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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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