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My Happy Book

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Kathy Knowles
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, africa, emotions & feelings

What makes you happy?

This book celebrates everyday life in Ghana, West Africa, and helps readers identify different things that make them happy.


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?





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 …



A Picture Book

by Thao Lam
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: cultural heritage, prejudice & racism, asian american, diversity & multicultural

An honest #OwnVoices story about growing up with a name that is unfamiliar to the kids around you, told with humor and heart by critically acclaimed author/illustrator Thao Lam
Even though it’s only four simple, familiar letters long, nobody can ever pronounce Thao’s name. She’s been called Theo, Tail, even Towel! But the teasing names—To …


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 …


How to Become an Accidental Activist

by Elizabeth MacLeod & Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Jenn Playford
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: social activists, values & virtues, inspirational & personal growth

Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others.

These acti …


Body Image

Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies

by Tierra Hohn, illustrated by Marne Grahlman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: social topics, emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying

Too fat, too thin. Muffin top, flat bum, thunder thighs, spaghetti arms. From an early age, kids learn they are judged for how they look. Both boys and girls are bombarded with messages of what they should look like and are shamed for not measuring up. When kids encounter conflict based on stereotypes of body image, they need the understanding and …


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”!


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 …


Finding Home

The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees

by Jen Sookfong Lee, illustrated by Drew Shannon
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism, diversity & multicultural

What drives people to search for new homes?

From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world. We explore its origins and the current issues facing immigrants and refugees today, and …

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