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My Art, My World

by Rita Winkler, with Mark Winkler & Helen 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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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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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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Treaty Words

For As Long As the Rivers Flow

by Aimée Craft, illustrated by Luke Swinson
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
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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Not My Girl

by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton, read by Lisa Nasson
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian, parents, native american

 

Margaret can’t wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected.

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders’ school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family—but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair croppe …

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