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Baby Can

illustrated by Thalita Dol
edition: Hardcover
tagged: new baby, infants & toddlers
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My Art, My World

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

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 a dry sense of humor, 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 …

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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 Bedtime

by HarperCollins Publishers Canada
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: non-classifiable, new baby

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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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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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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Treaty Words

For As Long As the Rivers Flow

by Aimée Craft, illustrated by Luke Swinson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: native canadian, native american, multigenerational

The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty.

On the banks of the river that have been Mishomis’s home his whole life, he teaches his granddaughter to listen—to hear both the sounds and the silences, and so to learn her place in Creati …

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The Bare Naked Book

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: body, self-esteem & self-reliance

Bodies, bodies! Big and small, short and tall, young and old—Every BODY is different!

The Bare Naked Book has been a beloved fixture in libraries, classrooms, and at-home story times since its original publication in 1986. Now, this revised edition is ready to meet a new generation of readers.

The text has been updated to reflect current understan …

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Too Young to Escape

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, modern, emigration & immigration, new experience, multigenerational

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City …

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Grandma and the Grandson

by Bace Flores, edited by Marie Gaudet, illustrated by Aadil Khan
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: cooking & food, multigenerational

When life gives you lemons... make lemonade!

Come on this sweet and sour adventure with Grandma and the Grandson-and learn how to create lemon goodies in your own kitchen!

Picking lemons from his grandma's giant lemon tree and making treats is a favorite thing for the grandson. However, this trip to grandma's house doesn't go as planned...when some o …