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Same Here!

The Differences We Share

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Sophie Casson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, daily activities

Explore how kids around the world live and the common needs that unite them
Whether they live in Turkey, Thailand, or Uganda, kids around the globe share many things in common. They all have families, favorite foods, and hobbies. They all need to learn, eat, play, communicate, and dream.
Grounded in extensive research, this book by best-selling …

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We Move Together

by Kelly Fritsch & Anne McGuire, illustrated by Eduardo Trejos
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: physical impairments

A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way. We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively negotiate everyday barriers and find joy and connection in disability culture and community. A perfect tool for f …

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Snooze-O-Rama

The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep

by Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Kyle Reed
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: non-classifiable, daily activities, zoology

Discover the strange – and sometimes familiar – ways animals settle down for bed
While you brush your teeth and turn out the light, animals all over the world are getting ready for bed in their own unique ways. Otters snuggle under seaweed blankets, plump walruses use their throat pouches as pillows, and just like putting on pajamas, parrotfi …

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Germ Theory for Babies

by Chris Ferrie; Neal Goldstein & Joanna Suder
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries

A timely and simple explanation of the science behind germs, from the #1 science author for kids

Germ Theory for Babies is an engaging, basic introduction for youngsters (and grownups!) to the complex questions of what germs are and how they spread. Full of scientific information and written by experts, this newest installment of the Baby University …

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Pandemics for Babies

by Chris Ferrie; Neal Goldstein & Joanna Suder
edition: Hardcover
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries

The bestselling scientific series continues to expand! With scientific information from an expert, this is the perfect book for enlightening the next generation of geniuses.

A timely and simple explanation of the science behind pandemics, from the #1 science author for kids
Pandemics for Babies is an engaging, basic introduction for youngsters (and …

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La Pauvreté

by Jillian Roberts & Jaime Casap, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs, translated by Olivier Bilodeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: safety, homelessness & poverty

Ce qui se passe à l’extérieur de chez nous peut être étrange et déroutant. Les questions que se pose un enfant qui voit une personne vivant dans la rue peuvent être le point de départ d’une importante conversation sur la pauvreté. Dans ce livre, la pédopsychologue Jillian Roberts et le responsable de la division de l’éducation de Go …

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100 First Words for Little Gym Rats

by Andrea Veenker, illustrated by Patrick Gray
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: fitness & exercise

There’s protein powder in the pantry and a yoga mat in the living room. We meal prep and take #flexFriday selfies. We're living the fit life and proud of it! But is there nothing for baby? 

Introducing100 First Words for Little Gym Rats, a health and fitness primer for kids learning their first words! Forgetapple anddog. Little gym rats are ready …

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What Kids Did

Stories of Kindness and Invention In the Time of COVID-19

by Silver, Erin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, non-classifiable

In the spring of 2020, the Covid-19 virus changed the world and made daily life much more challenging. We had to stay apart, away from work, school, and our normal routines. But, all around the world, kids came up with creative and thoughtful ways to help others. From making 3-D printed medical equipment to food bank fundraising to a neighbourhood …

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Follow Your Breath!

A First Book of Mindfulness

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: sense & sensation, emotions & feelings

Part of the popular Exploring Our Community series, here's the perfect child-friendly introduction to mindfulness.

Friends Yulee, Nick, Martin and Sally are at Pedro's house for a sleepover. Pedro is moving in a few days, and he's been feeling both sad about leaving his old house and worried he won't be happy in his new one. To try to help Pedro fee …

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