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Hungry for the Arts

by Kari-Lynn Winters & Lori Sherritt-Fleming, illustrated by Peggy Collins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: humorous
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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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I'm Finding My Talk

by Rebecca Thomas, illustrated by Pauline Young
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: native canadian, cultural heritage, multigenerational

Former Halifax Poet Laureate and second-generation residential school survivor Rebecca Thomas writes honestly and powerfully in this companion piece to Rita Joe's I Lost My Talk. Includes vibrant illustrations from Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young.

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I Lost My Talk

by Rita Joe, illustrated by Pauline Young
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: native canadian, cultural heritage

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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Alligator Pie and Other Poems

A Dennis Lee Treasury

by Dennis Lee; Juan Wijngaard, illustrated by Frank Newfeld & David McPhail
edition: Hardcover
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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Shape Up, Construction Trucks!

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

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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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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