Discover new Canadian books expertly chosen for K–12 classrooms

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Early Readers

Created by craigriggs
  • Age: 3 to 12
  • Grade: p to 12
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Early Reader titles featured in the Winter 2022 Top Grade collection.

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Living With Viola

by Rosena Fung
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: depression & mental illness, asian american

“Unforgettable . . . will shake middle grade readers to the core.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Beautifully illustrated, relatable, and genuine. —Molly Brooks, creator of Sanity & Tallulah

“Everyone needs to buy this book now.  Seriously. Buy it, read it, share it.”—Colleen Nelson, author and teacher

Honest and funny, thi …

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Meranda and the Legend of the Lake

by Meagan Mahoney
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, mermaids, multigenerational, special needs

Anne of Green Gables meets Song for a Whale with a touch of Nancy Drew in this debut middle-grade mystery

"Mahoney’s debut novel combines the fantastical and contemporary to create an accessible story for young readers ... An intriguing mystery set in the mythical backdrop of a coastal Canadian town, starring an unstoppable girl driven by curiosi …

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It Takes Guts

How Your Body Turns Food Into Fuel (and Poop)

by Jennifer Gardy, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: anatomy & physiology, diet & nutrition, body

A 2022 Forest of Reading: Yellow Cedar Award Nominee!

An illustrated book about the digestive system and microbiome for young readers, from famous (and funny) scientist Dr. Jennifer Gardy.

Everybody eats, and everybody poops. Pretty ordinary stuff, right?

But what happens in between is far from ordinary! That’s where your digestive system—also kno …

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Science of Song, The

How and Why We Make Music

by Alan Cross; Emme Cross & Nicole Mortillaro, illustrated by Carl Wiens
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, inventions, physics

What is music? How is it made? And what's changed --- and what hasn't --- about how we listen to it? Here's all the best stuff about the science and history behind our connection to music.

Though most of us know we love listening to music, we may not spend much time thinking about how this came to be, or the science, technology, engineering and math …

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Shelter

by Céline Claire, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: foxes, weather

As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried. They wonder, “What are they doing there? What do they want?” So, as the pair knocks at the door of one home after another asking for shelter, all the animals turn them away, leaving them to fend for themselves. But then an a …

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Stealing Home

Baseball Poems

by Dwayne Brenna
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian

Stealing Home is not so much about baseball as it is about relationships, childhood, and integrity Brenna approaches the game though the personal and universal, with engaging poems that a son's relationship with his father, a girlfriend seducing a player on a baseball diamond in the dead of night or a reaction to a particular major league stadium. …