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Please Don't Change My Diaper!

narrator Sarabeth Holden & Miali Buscemi, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, toilet training, native canadian, stories in verse, 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!

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The Night Before Playoffs

by Stella Partheniou Grasso, illustrated by Paula Becker
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, stories in verse, christmas & advent

 

A Canadian take on the Christmas classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas”!

 

 

’Twas the night before playoffs; the rink was pristine

And the glimmering ice appeared simply serene.

The medals were polished, the ribbons were pressed.

The cup was all set to be claimed by the best.

 

While the human players are nestled all snug in their beds on the night be …

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Burying the Moon

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Sonali Zohra
edition: Hardcover
  • 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. …

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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 …

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Easter Morning, Easter Sun

by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
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 …

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The Night Is Deep and Wide

by Gillian Sze, illustrated by Sue Todd
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: bedtime & dreams, stories in verse, poetry (see also 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 cy …

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Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: halloween, stories in verse, humorous stories

 

A cozy board book edition of the feline Halloween hit featuring foil and glitter embellishments

Pumpkin orange, pumpkin round
Pumpkin hiding, pumpkin found!

What could be better than an autumn trip to the pumpkin patch with a cast of cat characters ready to celebrate Halloween? In bouncy rhyme, the folksy felines choose their pumpkins, wheel them …

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