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Beyond Repair

by Lois Peterson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, strangers

Cam needs to know why the man who killed his father is now stalking his family.

As much as life has changed forever since the death of his father, much has stayed the same for Cam. He's always had a great deal of responsibility around the house, but the burden is heavier now with the load of grief he's been carrying. After the man who was driving th …


Once I Was a Bear

by Irene Luxbacher
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: new experience, bears, strangers


A beautiful, beguiling tale about adapting to change and finding your place. Especially comforting during this time of social distancing and uncertainty about the future.


"Imaginative and poetically resonant." -- Kirkus Reviews


"Considers nature's way of connecting us to ourselves and to others...poetically expresses feelings of dislocation, vulne …


Out of the Blue

illustrated by Wallace Edwards
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: friendship, strangers, values & virtues


Sometimes you find friendship where you least expect it!

Ernest is flying his kite when it gets stuck in a tree. At the same moment, there's a flash in the sky, followed by a loud crash! He sets out on a difficult journey up a mountain to find out what happened.

When he discovers a strange being has landed at the top, Ernest hides in fear. But he so …


The Outlaw

illustrated by Nancy Vo
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: westerns, strangers, values & virtues

A small town lives in terror of the Outlaw, but one day, he disappears—and a mysterious stranger rides into town …

In this spare and powerful story set in the Old West, people in a small town live in constant worry of another visit from the Outlaw. Then the Outlaw suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Time passes, and one day a stranger rides in …


Too Much Stuff!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, strangers, values & virtues


A classic Munsch tale with a fresh new look!

Temina is excited about taking a trip on an airplane, and super-excited to include ALL of her toys and dolls on the trip as well.

Until mom says: “You can bring just ONE doll.”

Impossible! How is she going to pick just ONE?

The answer is, she doesn’t. Temina hatches a top secret plan to bring the toys …


Little Fox, Lost

by Nicole Snitselaar, illustrated by Alicia Padrón, translated by Erin Woods
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: strangers, parents, foxes

When Little Fox gets lost, he knows exactly what to do.

Little Fox’s paw prints make such beautiful pictures in the newly fallen snow. Left here, right there, around that fallen branch—he scatters them throughout the forest until, too late, he finds he can’t retrace his steps back home. Lost and afraid, Little Fox wants to agree when a kind, o …

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