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Little Moar and the Moon

Inuktitut

by Roselynn Akulukjuk, illustrated by Jazmine Gubbe
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: imagination & play, emotions & feelings, polar regions, humorous stories

Moar has always loved autumn—playing outside with his friends, feeling the weather get colder—but there is one thing about autumn that really worries Moar. The moon. The days become shorter and the moon, with its creepy face and eerie smile, seems to be looking down on him before he can even get home from school! So, one day, Moar is determined …

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Linked

by Gordon Korman
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: prejudice & racism, friendship, emotions & feelings

An unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling Gordon Korman.

 

 

Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika.

Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing?

Because Micha …

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El ladron del sombrero

illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: values & virtues

From the creator of the bestselling 'I Want My Hat Back' comes the story of a tiny fish who proudly wears a blue hat. It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind... So it's a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, right? V …

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Bee a Friend

by Kerry Sather, illustrated by David Mark
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, values & virtues, beginner

Hello! I am a bumblebee. Would you like to play with me? Finding friends is lots of fun ... all it takes to find a friend is beeing one!

Join a curious little bumblebee on his journey to making friends in the garden.

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T. Rexes Can't Tie Their Shoes

by Anna Lazowski, illustrated by Steph Laberis
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: new experience

A funny and encouraging alphabetic book about all the things animals CAN'T do but kids CAN! Every parent teaching their children new skills will be happy to have this super-positive picture book on hand.

Bees can't ride bicycles, penguins can't play ping-pong, and zebras can't go zip-lining. No one is good at everything, but that shouldn't stop you …

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Harley the Hero

by Peggy Collins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: special needs, school & education, dogs

 

An exciting picture book inspired by a real-life classroom service dog with themes of friendship, neurodivergence, and courage

Harley the service dog is on the job! He goes to school every day with Ms. Prichard to make sure she feels safe. Their students are a lot of fun, but Harley can’t play with them while he's wearing his work vest. They writ …

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The Gryphon's Lair

Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, Book 2

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic, monsters, self-esteem & self-reliance

The exciting second book in the fantastical series for ages 10-14 by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Rowan is now the Royal Monster Hunter, and her twin brother, Rhydd, is destined to be king. But her mother's cousin Heward is still determined that his children be the ones to inherit the titles, and will stop at nothing to show that Rowan …

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The Serpent's Fury

Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, Book 3

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic, monsters, self-esteem & self-reliance

Rowan faces her most dangerous monster-slaying challenge yet, confronting what could be the most infamous monster of all, in the third book in this fantastical series by New York Times bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Rowan is Tamarel's Royal Monster Hunter, and her twin brother, Rhydd, will be its king. After the events of The Gryphon's Lair, …

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The Good Fight

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Josh Rosen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: historical, prejudice & racism, post-confederation (1867-)

 

A fast-paced story set amidst Toronto's turbulent summer of 1933, this graphic novel sheds light on prejudice and social injustice.

 

It’s Toronto in the 1930s. The city is small, often xenophobic, and the summer is stiflingly hot. Everyone flocks to the lakeshore. In one area of the beach, a neighbourhood protective association has formed to keep …

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