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Buddy

A Farm in the Forest Story

by Jena Wagmann, illustrated by Alana Hytrle
edition: Paperback
  • age: 2 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, physical & emotional abuse, beginner

Once there was a little dog. His teeth stuck out on one side of his mouth, and his little black nose did not sit in the middle of his face. Some might say he was not very handsome. And one day, he was left alone in the forest.

Based on the real-life adventures of a funny-looking little dog, this charming story of acceptance and found family will cap …

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tâpwê êkwa mamâhtâwastotin (Tâpwê and the Magic Hat, Cree edition)

illustrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie & Michelle Alynn Clement, translated by Solomon Ratt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native american, values & virtues, self-esteem & self-reliance, native canadian, chapter books, country & ethnic, friendship

A Cree edition of  beloved Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie's chapter book inspired by oral histories and traditions. On a prairie reserve, Tâpwê receives a mysterious gift from Kokhom (grandma)—and finds himself on an unforgettable adventure. 

Tâpwê can’t wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the Cree reserve—especi …

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Alphabet Antics

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Phillippe Béha
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: alphabet, beginner, imagination & play

Alphabet Antics celebrates the many shapes of the lower case letters in short rhymes and vibrant illustrations. By encouraging readers to see the many shapes of the letters, it adds a fresh dimension to the alphabet.

Children and adults alike will love reading about the antics the small letters get up to in this lively, distinctive book.

 

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Good Sports

The Adventures of Mini-Jon and Mini-Maple

by (artist) Alex A.
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: beginner

Action, Friendship, Humour Welcome to the world of Mini-Jon!

Mini-Jon is actually a clone of Jon Le Bon. A curious little guy with mischief enough for three, Mini-Jon has a unique talent for getting into trouble! Every moment is an adventure when he’s around.

Mini-Jon and Mini-Maple are ready for the Agency Olympics. The first event: dealing with W …

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A Camping Surprise

The Adventures of Mini-Jon and Mini-Maple

by (artist) Alex A.
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: beginner

Action, Friendship, Humour Welcome to the world of Mini-Jon!

Mini-Jon is actually a clone of Jon Le Bon. A curious little guy with mischief enough for three, Mini-Jon has a unique talent for getting into trouble! Every moment is an adventure when he’s around.

Mini-Jon and Mini-Maple are thrilled to be going camping. They can’t wait for all the fun …

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Murmel, Murmel, Murmel Early Reader

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, classics, humorous stories

Favorite stories from Robert Munsch in an early reader format kids will love! Adapted from the originals so beginner readers can proudly say “I read this myself!”

What in the world is Robin going to do with the baby she finds in her sandbox?

“Murmel, murmel, murmel,” is all Robin hears coming from a hole in her sandbox. When she reaches down …

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Houndsley and Catina at the Library

by James Howe, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, beginner, friendship

The charming duo returns with a love letter to the library, good friends, the joy of learning, and self-reinvention.

It’s Saturday, and Houndsley, Catina, and their friend Bert are looking forward to their weekly visit to the library. But when the trio arrives, they find that Trixie, the librarian, seems different. She doesn’t tell a joke or rec …

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Nature Lover #6

by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Nneka Myers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: chapter books, girls & women, diversity & multicultural

Jada Jones is back for the sixth book of this popular, celebrated series perfect for STEM fans!
"Readers who love Ivy and Bean or Katie Woo will want to meet Jada Jones." --School Library Journal

Jada is thrilled when she gets to go on an outdoor class field trip with her Pop Pop, a nature lover, as a chaperone. She can't wait to show him off to her …

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