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Alligator Pie and Other Poems

A Dennis Lee Treasury

by Dennis Lee; Juan Wijngaard, illustrated by Frank Newfeld & David McPhail
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: humorous

Three classic Dennis Lee titles in one beautiful book

This giftable and shareable volume brings together three of Dennis Lee’s best-loved collections of poetry—Alligator Pie, Jelly Belly and The Ice Cream Store—spanning three decades of his warm and whimsical rhymes.

“You can almost hear the skipping rope slapping the sidewalk,” wrote Marga …

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Shape Up, Construction Trucks!

by Victoria Allenby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: size & shape, geometry, cars & trucks

 

Dump Truck, Dump TruckComing through!I spy a triangle—how about you?

It’s no secret that toddlers of any gender love big vehicles. Shape Up, Construction Trucks! uses rhyming verse and bright photographs to celebrate this enthusiasm in a unique take on conceptual shape books. Each spread highlights geometric shapes hiding in plain sight on exca …

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So Imagine Me

Nature Riddles in Poetry

by Lynn Davies, illustrated by Chrissie Park-MacNeil
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
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From award-winning poet Lynn Davies comes her first collection for children. And there's a twist: each of the poems in So Imagine Me has a secret.

The lyrical and playful text describes something from nature—flora or fauna or another phenomenon—that's also hiding in the illustrations. Readers will puzzle over the words and pore over the detaile …

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I Lost My Talk

by Rita Joe, by (artist) Pauline Young
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: cultural heritage, native canadian

Rita Joe’s powerful poem is presented anew in this children’s picture book with illustrations from Pauline Young. A story of recovering what was lost in residential school, I Lost My Talk will raise conversation about language as a vehicle for truth and reconciliation. Published simultaneously with the companion book I’m Finding My Talk.

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I'm Finding My Talk

by Rebecca Thomas & Pauline Young
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: native canadian, cultural heritage

A response to Rita Joe’s iconic poem “I Lost My Talk,” and published simultaneously with the new children’s book edition illustrated by Pauline Young, comes a companion picture book by award-winning spoken-word artist and Mi’kmaw activist Rebecca Thomas. A second-generation residential school survivor, Thomas writes this response poem ope …

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Hungry for Math

Poems to Munch On

by Kari-Lynn Winters & Lori Sherritt-Fleming, illustrated by Peggy Collins
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous

Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming team up again for another poetry collection for young readers with the emphasis on math concepts including measuring time, patterns, counting, symmetry, numbers, shapes, estimating and more!

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ABC MTL

by Jeanne Painchaud, photographs by Bruno Ricca, translated by Katia Grubisic
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 14
  • Grade: p to 9
tagged: city & town life

Montreal spelled out in a mosaic of haiku, descriptive text and full-colour photographs. From A to Z, every letter introduces a different aspect of the city in all its diversity and fun.

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