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There's a Mouse in My House

by Sheree Fitch
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: stories in verse

The Sheree Fitch Classic and teacher favourite, about a mouse who harnesses the power of Sheherezade to storytell his way out of trouble, is back in print for a whole new generation.

There was a mouse in our house
I guess it came in from the cold
My mother got hysterical
(And SHE'S thirty-six years old!)

A mouse has found her way inside a young …

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In My Anaana's Amautik

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, native canadian, stories in verse, polar regions

Starred reviews from Kirkus, SLJ, and The Horn Book Magazine!

Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik—the pouch in the back of a mother’s parka used to carry a child—to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana’s laughter. …

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This is the Boat That Ben Built

by Jen Lynn Bailey, illustrated by Maggie Zeng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: environment, stories in verse, fishes, birds, deer, moose & caribou

A humorous exploration of a northern river ecosystem with an intrepid young boatsman is paired with an extended author’s note about its ecology and key species.

Young Ben sets out to explore the river equipped with a sturdy boat, some sample-collection gear, and his scientific curiosity. Along the way he meets a black bear taking a swim, a moose a …

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Easter Morning, Easter Sun

by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: 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 …

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Please Don't Change My Diaper!

narrator Sarabeth Holden & Miali Buscemi, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • 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!

Fun for …

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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: 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. …

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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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The Night Is Deep and Wide

by Gillian Sze, illustrated by Sue Todd
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • 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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