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Shape Up, Construction Trucks!

by Victoria Allenby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: size & shape, cars & trucks, geometry

Dump Truck, Dump Truck
Coming 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 e …

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Listen Up! Train Song

by Victoria Allenby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: sounds, railroads & trains

Where do the trains go?
There and back.
Let's sing a train song
All down the track.

Toddlers love trains and the noises they make. Listen Up! Train Song uses repeating verse and bright photographs to match this enthusiasm with a unique take on the conceptual sound book that is perfect for reading aloud. Each spread uses onomatopoeia to highligh …

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Carry On

Poetry by Young Immigrants

by Various contributors, illustrated by Rogé Girard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: new experience, emigration & immigration

A moving #OwnVoices poetry collection written by young newcomers to Canada
Carry On began in a high school in Outremont, Quebec, where author and poet Simon Boulerice conducted creative-writing workshops for young newcomers to Canada. As the students began writing, their poems gave voice to their reflections on leaving family, friends, and countr …

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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
also available: Paperback
  • 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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So Imagine Me

Nature Riddles in Poetry

by Lynn Davies, by (artist) Chrissie Park-MacNeil
edition: eBook
  • 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. Readers will pore over the words and detailed illustrations looking for clues. They will delight, entertain, and challenge, leaving readers of all ages with new facts to share and an urge to get out in …

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I Lost My Talk

by Rita Joe, by (artist) Pauline Young
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • 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
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • 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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