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Where Do Babies Come From?

Our First Talk About Birth

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, sexuality & pregnancy, body

An engaging introduction for very young children to the basic facts of life in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible.

Research shows that children are learning about sex at an increasingly young age and often from undesirable sources. The Q&A format, with questions posed in the child’s voice and answers starting simply and becoming …

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My Art, My World

by Rita Winkler, with Mark Winkler & Helen Winkler
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: special needs, painting, parents

Rita: Do we have any boxes?

Mom: Sure, Why do you need a box?

Rita: My teacher says I have to think outside the box!

Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and humour, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she practices usi …

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From the Tops of the Trees

by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Rachel Wada
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: cultural heritage, parents, emigration & immigration

"Father, is all of the world a refugee camp?"

Young Kalia has never known life beyond the fences of the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp. The Thai camp holds many thousands of Hmong families who fled in the aftermath of the little-known Secret War in Laos that was waged during America's Vietnam War. For Kalia and her cousins, life isn't always easy, but they …

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Yefferson, Actually/En Realidad es Yefferson

A bilingual book on standing out

by Katherine Trejo & Scott Martin-Rowe, illustrated by Karla Monterrosa
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: multigenerational

Introduce your little ones to standing up for themselves (and their roots) in both English and Spanish!

On his first day as the new kid in school, shy Yefferson’s name is consistently mispronounced to his discomfort and embarrassment. With his family’s support, Yefferson finds the courage to stand up for himself and his namesake.

Yefferson, Actua …

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Walking for Water

How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Nicole Miles
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, africa, siblings

In this inspiring story of individual activism, a boy recognizes gender inequality when his sister must stop attending school --- and decides to do something about it.

Victor is very close to his twin sister, Linesi. But now that they have turned eight years old, she no longer goes to school with him. Instead, Linesi, like the other older girls in t …

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Baby Faces Feelings

by HarperCollins Publishers Canada
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, new baby

A first introduction to emotions, illustrated with real photos and perfect for tummy time!

How do you feel today?

Happy?

Sad?

Sleepy?

Curious?

This bright and beautiful board book is a perfect exploration of all kinds of feelings—and just the right size for little hands! Featuring engaging photos and a diverse group of babies, this is sure to be a stor …

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Baby Faces Bedtime

by HarperCollins Publishers Canada
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, bedtime & dreams

A perfect first bedtime book, illustrated with real photos!

Time for bed, sleepyhead.

This bright and beautiful board book is a perfect companion for bedtime—and just the right size for little hands! Featuring engaging photos and a diverse group of babies, this is sure to be a nighttime favourite.

 

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See Where We Come From!

A First Book of Family Heritage

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology

In this perfect, kid-friendly introduction to the concept of family heritage, the five friends from Scot Ritchie's popular series participate in a Heritage Festival at their school.

Today is a big day for the five friends. Their class is hosting a Heritage Festival to celebrate the customs and traditions of people from all over the world. Martin, Sa …

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How's Peanut?

by Brenda Redman, illustrated by Wendi Nordell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 2 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: new baby, pregnancy

Everyone is excited when there’s a baby on the way! Share the story of how babies grow before they’re born with your own “little peanut”!

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