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Lizzy and the Cloud

illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: fantasy & magic, imagination & play, emotions & feelings

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning creators of Ocean Meets Sky and The Night Gardener comes a whimsical and sweet tale of a young girl who cares for her pet cloud as it grows.

It’s a little out of fashion to buy a pet cloud, but Lizzy doesn’t mind. She’s not looking for a big one or a fancy one, just one that’s right for her. And …


Où est ma fille?

by Margaret Pokiak-Fenton & Christy Jordan-Fenton, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian, emotions & feelings


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Après deux années passées à l’école loin de chez elle, Margaret est excitée à l’idée de rentrer à la maison, dans l’Arctique, et de retrouver sa famille. Mais la réaction de sa mère n’est pas celle qu’elle espérait. Margaret a changé. Elle a oublié comment chasser et pêcher, et elle a mêm …


Goodnight, Anne

by Kallie George, illustrated by Geneviève Godbout
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, emotions & feelings, orphans & foster homes

A beautiful bedtime picture book based on the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, introducing the irrepressible and beloved Anne to younger readers. It's time for Anne to go to bed, but not before she wishes goodnight to everyone and everything she loves!

Under the watchful eye of her adoptive mother Marilla, Anne has come to cherish life at Green G …


Like Cats and Dogs

by Mélanie Perreault, illustrated by Marion Arbona, translated by Chantal Bilodeau
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marriage & divorce, parents, emotions & feelings

Rosalie’s parents fight like cats and dogs, even now that they’re divorced. It’s hard going from one house to another and knowing that although she loves them both, her parents just don’t get along anymore. But there’s one thing her mom and dad do agree on: they both love Rosalie, and Rosalie is here to stay!


I Make Space

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Jimmy Tigani
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings, imagination & play, body, rabbits, new experience

This uniquely illustrated board book follows a young bunny through their day while they make space for themselves and others, delivering a straightforward but impactful message about boundaries and consent.

Inspired by the idea of teaching very young children how to maintain social distance, I Make Space evolved into a way of demonstrating the conce …


Last Week

by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Emilie Leduc
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, diseases, illnesses & injuries, emotions & feelings

A child cherishes every second of their grandmother's last week of life in this sensitive portrayal of medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

“In this last week, there are seven days.” That's one hundred and sixty-eight hours. Or ten thousand and eighty minutes. Or six hundred four thousand and eight hundred seconds. A child counts every second bec …

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