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Welcome to the Cypher

by Khodi Dill, illustrated by Awuradwoa Afful
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), self-esteem & self-reliance, music

Words burn bright in this joyful celebration of rap, creativity, and self-expression.

“Welcome to the cypher!

Now huddle up nice and snug.

You feel that circle around you?

Well, that’s a hip hop hug!” 

Starting with beatboxes and fingersnaps, an exuberant narrator introduces kids in his community to the powerful possibilities of rap, from turning …

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Harvey and the Extraordinary

by Eliza Martin, illustrated by Anna Bron
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: marriage & divorce, circus, emotions & feelings

Imaginative, self-confident, EXTRAORDINARY Mimi steps into the spotlight in this charming debut with an emotional heart.

If you were to imagine an extraordinary moment of destiny, I bet you wouldn’t imagine it in a kitchen on a particularly ordinary Wednesday. I bet you wouldn’t imagine a plate of cheese and crackers or a replacement best friend …

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We Are All Ears!

Niccolo Paganini

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator I Musici de Montréal & Colm Feore, by Ana Gerhard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. On this occasion, he finds himself bouncing around in Emily’s skirt pocket as she joyfully skips down the stairs to her father’s bustling workshop. A very special guest has just arrived, a musician deemed to be the best violinist in the world. Little …

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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

The paperback edition of this fun holiday picture book about a young boy pining for his most-hoped-for holiday gift.

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 …

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A Brilliant Plan!

Joseph Haydn

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, by Ana Gerhard, other primary creator Colm Feore & I Musici de Montréal
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music.He has just spent an amazing summer in the country with his cousin Maxim. The meals have been fabulous, followed by delightful concerts with gifted musicians who are there to play for the prince and his guests. Autumn is now upon them and something has gon …

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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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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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Jordan and Max, Showtime

by Suzanne Sutherland, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • 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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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 a crime occurs.

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 t …

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