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The Serpent's Fury

Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, Book 3

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

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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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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Bibi's Got Game

A Story about Tennis, Meditation and a Dog Named Coco

by Bianca Andreescu, illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne, with Mary Beth Leatherdale
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

In the first picture book written by and based on real-life tennis star Bianca Andreescu, a young athlete learns how to work through life's toughest moments through inner strength and meditation.

From the moment she wakes up, Bibi is very busy. Even before school begins, there are cartwheels to do, world records to break (38 minutes balancing a spoo …

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My Lala

by Thomas King, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, native american, imagination & play

A joyful picture book about confidence featuring a little girl making her mark on the world, from acclaimed author Thomas King, and for fans of Ladybug Girl.

Lala wakes up one morning and decides that she owns the world. Quick as a fox, she bounds to her box of treasures and finds her shiny red dots — to mark what is hers, because there's nothing …

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Harvey Holds His Own

by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, adolescence, self-esteem & self-reliance, post-confederation (1867-)

Governor General’s Award finalist Harvey Holds His Own delivers another satisfying story of heart, perseverance, and one incredible little dog, now in a new paperback format.

Harvey, the West Highland Terrier hero of Harvey Comes Home, is back with his beloved Maggie. He is also back at Brayside retirement home, where he and Maggie now volunteer a …

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You Are My Favorite Color

by Gillian Sze, illustrated by Nina Mata
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: parents, self-esteem & self-reliance, diversity & multicultural

A lyrical story of parental love that celebrates and takes pride in the many shades of brown skin. Perfect for fans of I Am Enough, Hey Black Child, Hair Love, and Our Skin.

When you ask me why your skin is brown,
I will tell you that you are my favorite color.
I will say that your skin was decided long, long ago.
Time was just waiting for you.
  

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The Final Trial

Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, Book 4

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

Rowan embarks on an expedition to prove once and for all that she is the rightful royal monster hunter, in the fourth and final book in this fantastical series by New York Times–bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

The time has come! After discovering the true reason for the monster migration, Rowan is on an expedition to ultimately prove that s …

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The Dot

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: art & architecture, asian american, self-esteem & self-reliance

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of h …

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Wildflower

by Melanie Brown, illustrated by Sara Gillingham
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, diversity & multicultural, friendship, bullying

The Rainbow Fish for kids who love the garden.

A moving picture book for ages 3 to 8 about a daisy who is told she’s “just a weed”—and embarks on a journey to find her place in the garden.

Daisy is new to the garden and just opening her petals to the sun when Rose tells her that she's just a weed. What’s a weed? Daisy asks. Weeds aren't pla …

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Harvey Takes the Lead

by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, self-esteem & self-reliance, adolescence, post-confederation (1867-)

The award-winning Harvey Stories are back with a new story of acceptance, understanding, and the loving comfort of everyone’s favourite Westie.

There’s nothing quite like the loving companionship of a loyal dog. When Harvey’s status as Brayside’s comfort dog comes into question, the elderly residents are quick to stand up for him.

Mr. Kowalsk …

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