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Burying the Moon

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Sonali Zohra
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: asia, stories in verse

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village. 

In Latika’s village in rural India, there are no toilets. No toilets mean that the women have to wait until night to do their business in a field. There are scorpions and snakes in the field, and germs that make people sick. …


Pitter, Patter, Goes the Rain

by Ellen DeLange, illustrated by Anna Lindsten
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: stories in verse

A sweet story for little puddle jumpers, ages 4 and up.

It's raining! Time to walk your dog and jump in puddles! A rainy day can be such fun . . . but how do the birds, insects, and other animals feel about the rain? This lively story flows through how different animals find shelter from the rain and the splish splash sounds of raindrops. The playfu …


The Night Is Deep and Wide

by Gillian Sze, illustrated by Sue Todd
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: bedtime & dreams, poetry (see also stories in verse), stories in verse

? “A lovely visual lullaby to soothe youngest readers to sleep.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Rich imagery, gentle rhythm and soothing repetition will lull your little one to sleep as the tulips close for the night, one by one. In this bedtime story written as an Italian villanelle, poet Gillian Sze makes use of the poetic forms of cycl …


Easter Morning, Easter Sun

by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: easter & lent, cats, stories in verse

A family of cats’ spirited celebration of Easter traditions from the creators of Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

Easter morning, Easter sun,
Easter breakfast, Easter bun.

What would Easter be without family traditions like hot cross buns for breakfast, a gleeful egg hunt, and a special dinner with loved ones? In infectious rhyme, a family of cats ce …


Please Don't Change My Diaper!


by Sarabeth Holden, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, stories in verse, toilet training, native canadian, polar regions

What toddler likes getting their diaper changed?

In this hilarious rhyming book, a little boy sees his world crumble around him as his mother prepares to change his diaper. But surrounded by a little love and feeling fresh and clean, he realizes that things may not be so terrible after all . . . unless he ever needs his diaper changed again!

Fun for …


Our Little Kitchen

illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: cooking & food, stories in verse, homelessness & poverty

A picture book about a lively evening in a community kitchen from Governor General’s Award–winning author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki.

Tie on your apron!
Roll up your sleeves!
Pans are out, oven is hot.
The kitchen’s all ready,
Where do we start?

In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourcefu …



How a Simple Soap Saved the Day

by Suzanne Belliveau
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, daily activities, stories in verse

Scrub loves washing germs away. He longs to fight a nasty virus, until one day a virus named Corona shows up. Is this simple soap ready for the challenge?

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