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Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo

by Alice Hemming, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, zoos, school & education

Things aren't looking good for Class X. With another teacher running away screaming (literally), Arlo wonders how long the new substitute teacher will survive. When Mrs. Ogg takes the class to the zoo, Arlo realizes it's up to him to keep everyone in line. What Mrs. Ogg fails to mention is that this is no ordinary zoo . . .

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Maurice and His Dictionary

A True Story

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: historical, school & education, holocaust

This is the story of one refugee family’s harrowing journey, based on author Cary Fagan’s own family history. The graphic novel follows a young Jewish boy, Maurice, and his family as they flee their home in Belgium during the Second World War. They travel by train to Paris, through Spain to Portugal, and finally across the ocean to Jamaica, wh …

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Teaching Mrs. Muddle

by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Alice Carter
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: school & education, new experience, humorous stories

 

Fall in love at first blunder with a wisely foolish kindergarten teacher who makes the first day of school an experience to remember.

Kayla isn’t too sure about the first day of kindergarten. What if she misses her mom? What if she can’t find the bathroom? But when Kayla meets Mrs. Muddle, it quickly becomes clear that Kayla’s problems are no …

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Grandmother School

illustrated by Ellen Rooney, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: school & education, girls & women, multigenerational

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, w …

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Lena's Day (Inuktitut)

by Emily Jackson, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, emotions & feelings, school & education

Find out what Lena does on her busy day!

Follow Lena as she goes to school, plays with her friends, and spends time with her family. She learns important lessons about being responsible, honest, and respectful.

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Lena's Day (English)

by Emily Jackson, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: beginner, school & education, emotions & feelings, native canadian

Find out what Lena does on her busy day!

Follow Lena as she goes to school, plays with her friends, and spends time with her family. She learns important lessons about being responsible, honest, and respectful.

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The Theory of Hummingbirds

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: special needs, friendship, school & education, track & field

From Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Michelle Kadarusman. A moving novel for middle-grade readers that is not about overcoming disability, but rather becoming one’s truest self

“Hummingbirds and angels don’t need two good feet. They have wings.” That’s what Alba’s mother always says. Of course, Alba doesn’t have wings or t …

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The Magic Beads

by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund, illustrated by Genevieve Cote
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: school & education, violence, imagination & play, physical & emotional abuse, homelessness & poverty

It's seven-year-old Lillian's first day at a new school, and she's got butterflies in her tummy. When she learns she has to bring something for Show and Tell at the end of the week, her butterflies turn into grasshoppers. Lillian and her mother have just moved away from Lillian's abusive father and into a family shelter, leaving behind all of their …

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Rock Mammoth

by Eveline Payette, illustrated by Guillaume Perreault, translated by Karen Simon
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, school & education, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

Louis has to do an oral presentation on his pet. To everyone’s great surprise, he decides to present his mammoth. Even more surprising, he talks to the class about a new species of hairy Elephantidae only recently discovered: the Rock Mammoth. This proud ancestor of the hairy musicians of the ’70s didn’t actually disappear. In fact, these ele …

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