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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 …


Pruett and Soo

by Nancy Viau, illustrated by Jorge Lacera
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, new experience, emotions & feelings

Pruett is from Planet Monochrome, where everything is black, white, or gray; everyone follows the rules and walks in straight lines; and they never, ever ask or answer questions. But then Soo arrives from Planet Prismatic. She’s bursting with brilliant colors! She zigs and zags all over the place! When she asks Pruett questions, he finds he wants …



illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: cats, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance

Caramba is a sweet, shy cat who bravely accepts that he is different, and then discovers his own special talent.

Award-winning author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, best known for her Stella and Sam books, brings us an endearing character in Caramba, a sweet, shy cat who bravely accepts that he is different, and then discovers his own special tal …


Le long chemin

by Jean Little, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: friendship, new experience


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Jane est très bavarde. Maya aime écouter. Malgré leurs nombreuses différences, une amitié se développe rapidement entre les deux jeunes filles. À l’école, elles apprennent que certaines créatures vivantes sont en train de disparaître de la planète. Jane est très triste et, avec Maya, elle veut aider …


Caillou Learns About Screen Time

by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Kary
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: computers, media tie-in, new experience, beginner, values & virtues

Caillou learns about healthy digital habits!

Caillou would like to watch a cartoon on Daddy’s tablet, but Daddy suggests they play a game on it together instead. Once the game is over and the tablet is turned off, Daddy continues to spend quality time with Caillou by reading him a book.

Screens are part of our daily lives and their use, especially …


Caillou Asks Nicely

by Danielle Patenaude, illustrated by Pierre Brignaud
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: manners & etiquette, beginner, words, values & virtues, emotions & feelings, daily activities, new experience

A great book to introduce kids to politeness!

With Mommy and Daddy’s help, Caillou learns that it’s nice to hear the words please and thank you. They are like a friendly hug that encourages people to respond favorably. Politeness is much more than just a social convention; it is also a way to ease our interactions with others. Even very young ch …


Una Huna?: What Is This?

narrator Susan Aglukark, illustrated by Danny Christopher & Amiel Sandland
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, new experience, polar regions

"A meaningful portrait of a young child living and loving in a unique period of North American history." — ★ Kirkus

Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking up names for her brand new puppy. When a captain from the south arrives to trade with Ukpik's father, she's excited to learn how to use …



by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: birds, alternative family, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance

A vain blue budgie flies the coop only to find that there's no place like home
Barnaby is a blue budgie who’s got it all: a golden cage, bells to jingle-jangle, and an owner who gives him all the snacks and attention he wants. Until his owner brings home a “friend” for Barnaby: a little yellow canary.
Barnaby is not happy. When his tantrum …


A New Home for Fox

by Ellen DeLange, illustrated by Agi Ofner
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 11
  • Grade: k to 6
tagged: new experience

A great book about prejudice and being open to new neighbors, friends, and experiences. It's also a conversation starter about the immigrant and refugee experience. For brave little readers ages 5 years and up.

After fleeing his home, Fox arrives in a new forest. Tired and looking for a friend, Fox knocks on the first door he sees. Will Fox make a n …

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