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Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends

A Collection of Songs

by Charlotte Diamond, illustrated by Eunji Jung
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: music, poetry (see also stories in verse), humorous stories

Award-winning singer and songwriter Charlotte Diamond brings you her very first picture-book song collection!

This book will captivate children, parents, grandparents, teachers and educators already familiar with Charlotte’s songs and delight a whole new generation of readers entertained by the rhythm and whimsy of her lyrics. Throughout her caree …


A Great Big Night

by Kate Inglis
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), music, friendship, frogs & toads

A rollicking, rhyming picture book about music-making and community, now available in paperback! Starred Kirkus review

The music train was a happy sight
Clickity-clackity three on bikes
Rolling in for a great big night.

When three travelling frog musicians roll through the forest on their painted bicycles, the other animals know they're in for a gr …


C pour cirque

by Elena Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: circus

A thousand wonders are gathered under a magnificent old-fashioned big top: an Acrobate Agile (agile acrobat), an Élégant Équilibriste (elegant tightrope walker), Jumelles Jongleuses (juggling twins), a (trio of trapeze artists) and even a Zébu (Zebu) who plays with Zèle (zeal)! In the great tradition of the alphabet primer, the 26 letters of t …


Project Bollywood

by Mahtab Narsimhan
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: film, friendship, diversity & multicultural

Salman loves Hindi movies and wants to produce a short Bollywood film for his school project.

He gathers his friends when he's ready with the script, which is a mashup of all the movies he has ever seen. As director, Salman insists everyone follows the script exactly. But it's full of stereotypes and the cast and crew are not shy about expressing th …


As Glenn as Can Be

by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Nancy Vo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: music, canada, non-classifiable

A warm and witty portrait of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould. 

Glenn was a child who knew his own mind — he liked boats but did not like fishing; he enjoyed puns and pranks but did not like bullying; he loved learning but did not like school … but more than anything else he loved to play the piano. 

Glenn had a profe …


These Are Not the Words

by Amanda West Lewis
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, music, 20th century

New York City in the 1960s is the humming backdrop for this poignant, gritty story about a girl who sees her parents as flawed human beings for the first time, and finds the courage to make a fresh start.

Missy’s mother has gone back to school to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Missy’s father works in advertising and takes Missy on secre …


Bharatanatyam in Ballet Shoes

by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Anu Chouhan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dance, self-esteem & self-reliance, asian american

“A necessary tool for helping children understand and develop cultural competency and compassion early on.” —School Library Journal

A girl explores her love of dancing and her cultural identity in a lively picture book with echoes of the real-life collaboration between Bharatanatyam icon Rukmini Devi Arundale and ballerina Anna Pavlova. 

Paro c …

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