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The Rocking Horse

by Sheryl McFarlane, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: imagination & play, horses, multigenerational, toys, dolls, puppets

When the rocking horse is first given to his boy, they imagine grand adventures together: chases in the wild west, dashes across medieval drawbridges, and daring rodeo performances. Then as the boy grows up, they play together less and less. The rocking horse begins to despair until the boy’s little sister climbs on his back and he learns he has …

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The Book of Selkie

A Paper Doll Book

by (artist) Briana Corr Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mythical, toys, dolls, puppets

Oh to be a Selkie,
And live between two worlds
Half your days spent as a seal,
And the other half, a girl...

Stories about the selkie have been told for hundreds of years by those who live near the North Atlantic and North Sea. Sometimes called "seal folk," the selkie, as humans, are tall and strong with dark hair and eyes. Extremely private, …

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Golden Threads

by Suzanne Del Rizzo, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: emotions & feelings, toys, dolls, puppets, multigenerational, asian

When a storm sweeps Emi’s beloved stuffed fox away from their mountain home, he ends up tattered and alone on a distant shore. A kind old man finds the fox and gives it to his granddaughter, Kiko. As she recovers from an injury of her own, Kiko mends the fox lovingly with golden thread.
As the seasons pass, Kiko cares for the fox as her own. Bu …

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Unicorns : Colors (Mini Gift Set with Board Book and Scented Squeezable Plush)

My Plush Box

text by Yves Gélinas, illustrated by Sanaa Legdani
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: colors, imagination & play, toys, dolls, puppets, fantasy & magic

Learn all about colors as you explore the wonderful world of unicorns with this adorable box set!
It includes a soft and squeezable scented unicorn plush you can take on your daily adventures. This sturdy board book is perfect to: • Stimulate language development and enrich vocabulary • Promote parent-child interactions • Sharpen observati …

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Teddy Bear of the Year

by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Sydney Hanson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, toys, dolls, puppets, business, careers, occupations

The teddy bears' picnic gets a modern twist in this warm and fuzzy picture book about a young teddy bear who learns that small acts of kindness can make a big difference.

Ollie is a regular bear with a regular job. He listens to his girl's stories about her days, he snuggles her to sleep and he is there waiting when she gets home from school. Just y …

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Cooper Clark & the Dragon Lady

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: Paperback
tagged: friendship, toys, dolls, puppets, boys & men

This delightful chapter book introduces young readers to Cooper Clark, whose world takes an alarming turn when his regular babysitter gets a new job. Arrangements are then made for Cooper to spend his after-school hours with old Mrs. Mulligan — a plan he does not care for one bit! Everyone knows that Mrs. Mulligan has a real live dragon in her ba …

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She Dreams of Sable Island

A Paper Doll Book

by (artist) Briana Corr Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, toys, dolls, puppets

She dreams of Sable Island
She goes there in her sleep
The fog comes softly to her
and she drifts across the deep.

Nova Scotia–based paper-doll artist Briana Corr Scott's first children's picture book explores the wilds of the childhood imagination and of the shape-shifting Sable Island.

Written as a gentle, lyrical poem, She Dreams of Sabl …

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Where Oliver Fits

by Cale Atkinson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, toys, dolls, puppets, peer pressure

Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit. Will he be in the mane of a unicorn? The tentacle of a pirate squid? The helmet of an astronaut? When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures …

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Le pire livre du monde

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: imagination & play, humorous stories, toys, dolls, puppets

 

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Elise Gravel souhaite ßcrire un livre totalement ennuyeux. Ses personnages, eux, veulent se déchaîner… Qui sera vainqueur?

Détrompez-vous, le titre n'est pas une métaphore : ceci est réellement le pire livre du monde. L'auteure-illustratrice Elise Gravel, récipiendaire du Prix littéraire du Gouverneur gé …

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Ranger Rob: My Yeti Friend Gift Set

Book with 2 Stories and Stomper Plush

by Corinne Delporte, illustrated by Nelvana Ltd.
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: media tie-in, toys, dolls, puppets, polar regions

The perfect gift set for Ranger Rob fans! The set includes

- A book with 2 of Ranger Rob's exciting adventures at Big Sky Park: MARCHING PENGUINS and A CAMPFIRE STORY

- A Stomper plush toy

ABOUT RANGER ROB: Ranger Rob is a young ranger-in-training who ziplines, swings and even snowboards his way around Big Sky Park, the coolest natural adventure park …