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Black Boy, Black Boy

by Ali Kamanda & Jorge Redmond, illustrated by Ken Daley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: inspirational & personal growth

Inspire Black boys to imagine all the great things they can do while celebrating remarkable moments from Black history!

Dear boy, Black boy, I believe in you so.

Let's start your story—ready, set, go.

From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Fela Kuti, explorer Matthew Henson and writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational me …

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Surprising Mammals of the Ancient Arctic

Inuktitut Edition

by Dana Hopkins, illustrated by Aaron Edzerza
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, zoology, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

What kinds of animals used to live in the Arctic? You might not think of camels, elephants, and lions as Arctic animals, but the ancestors of these animals once roamed the North long ago. As a follow-up to our Ancient Arctic Mammals book, this book features mammals you wouldn’t expect to find in the Arctic. Learn all about these surprising ancien …

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Sand Between My Toes

by Erin Alladin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: coloring, sticker, weather

Summer scenes from several acclaimed picture books adorn a big, colourful activity book filled with stickers, colouring, mazes, dot-to-dots, drawing, matching, and more!

 

Your child can enjoy the summer sun with a high-quality activity book that reinforces early math and literacy skills. It features a double-page spread of stickers, sixteen full-col …

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Meeka Loves Nature: Insects

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Danny Christopher, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, insects, spiders, etc., environmental conservation & protection

There are so many insects to discover in the North! Join the little entomologist as she explores the tundra to find all sorts of bugs, from polaris bees to Arctic blue butterflies and everything in between. What flying, buzzing, crawling creatures will she discover next?

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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

by Dylan Thuras & Rosemary Mosco, illustrated by Joy Ang
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: travel, adventure & adventurers

New York Times bestseller, now in paperback!
The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth. 

For curious kids, this is the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see how faraway countries have more in com …

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There Goes Patti McGee!

The Story of the First Women's National Skateboard Champion

by Tootie Nienow, illustrated by Erika Medina
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: sports & recreation

An Amazon Book of the Month
2022 Texas Library Association's Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Pick
Tootie Nienow and Erika Medina's There Goes Patti McGee! is an uplifting picture book biography of the first-ever professional female skateboarder and winner of the 1964 National Skateboard Championship for Women.
Brought to life by Erika Medina's …

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Granville Island ABC

A Family Adventure

by Alison Kelly, illustrated by Linda Sharp
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: alphabet, city & town life

A whimsical exploration of Vancouver’s favourite family landmark, filled with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating facts.

Granville Island ABC is a visual treasure hunt that invites families to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of this exciting arts and culture destination. With fun (and mostly free) discoveries for every letter of the alph …

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My Sleepover at Grandma's House

illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla & Luke Seguin-Magee
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: sticker

Get ready for a fun-packed sleepover at Grandma's house in this special activity book for kids!

There's nothing better than time spent with the best grandma in the world! Filled with fun puzzles, coloring, drawing, jokes, brain teasers, and more, this keepsake workbook is the perfect grandma-and-me activity with lots of laughs and shares all the joy …

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The Lonely Little Lighthouse

by Lana Shupe, illustrated by Marla Lesage
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: boats, ships & underwater craft, marine life

A heartfelt picture book about a neglected lighthouse and the small coastal community that comes together to make her light shine again, featuring informative backmatter.
Where the sandspit ends and the harbour channel begins, the Lonely Little Lighthouse sat weathered and beaten by time. Neglected, her paint peeling, she was quietly decaying, fal …

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