Discover new Canadian books expertly chosen for K–12 classrooms

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Health & Safety

Created by benk
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
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Health & Safety books featured in the fall 2020 Top Grade collection.

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A World of Mindfulness

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo; Rebecca Bender; Gabrielle Grimard; Tara Anderson; François Thisdale; Scot Ritchie; Miki Sato; Tamara Campeau; Emma Pedersen; Carmen Mok; Aino Anto; Sue Macartney; Dubois & Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emotions & feelings, mindfulness & meditation

 

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative, sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several exciting new artists

I am here. I know who I am. I breathe in the smell of sun-warmed grass and it fills my lungs with energy.

Parents, educators, and health practitioners everywhere are recognizing the importa …

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Breakdown

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, paranormal, mental illness, superheroes, science fiction

After the events in Wounded Sky, Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories. They are intent on destroying the company once and for all, but their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces. When Cole becomes mired in terrifying visions, Eva must harness her newly discovered powers to investigate Mihko without him. A …

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What Kids Did

Stories of Kindness and Invention In the Time of COVID-19

by Erin Silver
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, social activism & volunteering

In the spring of 2020, the Covid-19 virus changed the world and made daily life much more challenging. We had to stay apart, away from work, school, and our normal routines. But, all around the world, kids came up with creative and thoughtful ways to help others. From making 3-D printed medical equipment to food bank fundraising to a neighbourhood …

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When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’íigo

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt, translated by Mildred Walters
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship, multigenerational

"Notably centering Indigenous families and characters of color in personal and communal activities—and encouraging readers to evaluate their actions toward others.”—School Library Journal

When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindnes …

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The Boy Who Moved Christmas

by Eric Walters & Nicole Wellwood, illustrated by Carloe (Shan) Liu
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Based on a true story, this is a touching reminder of the power of Christmas and community spirit, no matter what the time of year.

It's October, but in seven-year-old Evan's town, every house is decorated for Christmas and a giant holiday parade is about to begin. The bump in Evan's head means he might not make it to December, so all his friends, f …

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The Greats

by Deborah Ellis
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: suicide, multigenerational, magical realism, caribbean & latin america, boys & men

With the unexpected help of a giant prehistoric sloth, ghostly grandfathers return to help a suicidal teenager.

Winning a national high-school geography competition should be the high point of Jomon’s life. So why does he find himself running through the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, later that same night — so angry and desperate? Why does he h …

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Heads Up

Changing Minds on Mental Health

by Melanie Siebert, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: depression & mental illness, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, self-esteem & self-reliance

? “Informative, diverse, and highly engaging; a much-needed addition to the realm of mental health.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Featuring real-life stories of people who have found hope and meaning in the midst of life’s struggles, Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is the go-to guide for teenagers who want to know about mental h …