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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

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 cyclic pattern and rhyme scheme to create a melodious lullaby.

A young child comes in from picking flowers as t …

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Our Little Kitchen

illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • 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 …

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Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: halloween, stories in verse, humorous stories

A rhyming Halloween romp with a family of cozy cats

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 home, and work together through all the steps …

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Please Don't Change My Diaper!

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

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 …

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My Head in the Clouds

by Danielle Chaperon, edited by Sophie B. Watson, read by Heather Gould
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: travel, stories in verse

Travel the world with an intrepid explorer who's adventurous, brave and just a little bit forgetful. She searches for ancient loot but loses her swimsuit! Goes to beautiful places and misplaces three suitcases! From Canada to Nepal to Egypt and beyond, our narrator circles the globe while abandoning her possessions. She even loses her mother, brie …

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Cheer

A Book to Celebrate Community

by Uncle Ian Aurora, illustrated by Natalia Moore
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: stories in verse

Celebrate community with this colorful new book from Uncle Ian Aurora!

This dust jacket hardcover picture book encourages kids to cheer for their community! Readers are invited to cheer for our families, police officers, firefighters, librarians, shopkeepers, and other community members as they follow along with the diverse children who are celebrat …

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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

by Shari Green
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: stepfamilies, stories in verse, special needs

Winner of the 2018 ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Middle Grade Books category

Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to …

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Missing Mike

by Shari Green
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: dogs, non-classifiable, homelessness & poverty, stories in verse

From the award-winning author of Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, a timely middle-grade story about the devastation of wildfires and the resilience of the human spirit

He's a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there's a little golden retriever in him, although he's not exactly pretty. He's had a run-in with coyotes and he's missing an eye. But Mike is elev …

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Our Corner Store

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), business, careers, occupations, stories in verse

This delightful novel in verse follows the adventures of a brother and sister around the neighborhood, and especially at the corner grocery store!

Race you to our corner grocery store!

Stanstones’ corner store is the heart of the neighborhood for the brother and sister in this story. They help to close the store every Saturday and save their pennie …

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