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The Doll

by Nhung N. Tran-Davies, illustrated by Ravy Puth
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: emigration & immigration

A young girl and her family arrive in an airport in a new country. They are refugees, migrants who have travelled across the world to find safety. Strangers greet them, and one of them gives the little girl a doll.

Decades later, that little girl is grown up and she has the chance to welcome a group of refugees who are newly arrived in her adopted …


A Bear in War

by Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: dolls & puppets, toys, military & wars, multigenerational

In 1916, at the height of the First World War, a Canadian teddy bear travelled all the way to France in a care package destined for Lieutenant Lawrence Browning Rogers — a gift from his ten-year-old daughter, Aileen. When Teddy returned from the front lines, more than a year later, he did so alone: Lieutenant Rogers, along with many other Canadia …


Old-Time Toys

by Bobbie Kalman & Schimpky
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8
  • Grade: 3
tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods, toys, dolls & puppets

Featuring photos from leading toy museums around the country, Old Time Toys takes young readers back to the rough and tumble days of the 1800’s when toys were homemade, often crudely, yet with great craftsmanship.



by Debbie Bailey, illustrated by Susan Huszar
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: toys, dolls & puppets

The Talk-About-Books series is designed to enhance a baby or toddler’s first collection of books.

Toys explores a young child’s world using photographs of a variety of children in natural settings.

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