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Sur la rue Tout-le-Monde

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, homelessness & poverty, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, daily activities

Sheree Fitch's playful words lead you into this beautiful children's book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Marie Cadieux did a wonderful job of adapting into French Fitch's display of wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald's lively illust …

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The Dog’s Gardener

by Patricia Storms, illustrated by Nathalie Dion
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, dogs, pets

A dog delights in a summer day spent in the garden with his owner, an avid gardener.

When a dog named Dutch hears the gardener going down the stairs each morning, he anticipates her every move. But most of all, he waits for the beautiful words, “Okay, Dutch. Let’s go outside.”

It’s a bright summer day. Dutch stands back from the dark, dusty t …

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On the Other Side of the Forest

by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Gerard DuBois
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, non-classifiable, rabbits, environment

What’s on the other side of the forest? A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out in this modern picture book that feels like a classic, calling to mind the tender work of Beatrix Potter.

Some say that wolves, ogres, and giant badgers live in the forest beside Arthur’s house. That’s why no one ever goes in there, to see what’s …

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Like a Duck

by Deborah Kerbel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, emotions & feelings

 

From the author of My Deal with the Universe, a lighthearted, tender story of a girl and her steadfast duck.

 

I spend a lot of time thinking about what Grandad said that day Webster first went missing. How if you spend too much time dwelling on the things you’ve lost, you might not notice what you’ve got in its place. And how sometimes those th …

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Stand Like a Cedar

by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Carrielynn Victor
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian, friendship, camping & outdoor activities, environment, values & virtues

When you go for a walk in nature, who do you see? What do you hear? 
Award-winning storyteller Nicola I. Campbell shows what it means “to stand like a cedar” on this beautiful journey of discovery through the wilderness. Learn the names of animals in the Nle7kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages as well as the teachings they have for us. Exper …

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Pasture Bedtime

Charlie's Rules #1

by Sigmund Brouwer, illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: farm animals, friendship, farm & ranch life

Eleven-year-old Charlie Dembinski likes to keep his life organized and quiet. This is a challenge when you live on a farm where your mother runs a veterinary clinic for the local livestock, neighbors’ pets and sometimes rescued wildlife. To complicate Charlie’s orderly life even further, his mother hires a bookkeeper to live on the farm who br …

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Genie Meanie

by Mahtab Narsimhan, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: bullying, friendship, asian

When eight-year-old Kiara discovers that her recently deceased grandmother left her a genie, trapped in a bottle of garam-masala, she’s elated. She’ll be a modern-day Aladdin and have someone to do her bidding. And Kiara could really use a little magic. Third grade is just about to start and she’s spent the summer worried about being in class …

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Brady Brady et la fille torpille

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: hockey, friendship, girls & women

 

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Tess joue dans l’équipe de Brady Brady, et elle ADORE le hockey. Mais les membres d’une autre équipe se moquent d’elle parce qu’elle est une fille… jusqu’à ce que les Ricochons passent à l’action!

Cette nouvelle aventure la série Brady Brady plaira à coup sûr aux jeunes amateurs et amatrices de …

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Les colombes de neige

by Nancy Hartry, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emigration & immigration, friendship, new experience

 

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Sami vient d’arriver dans un nouveau pays et il est étonné de voir la quantité de neige qui s’accumule au sol! Joy, sa nouvelle voisine, ne parle pas la même langue que lui, mais cela ne l’empêche pas de communiquer avec le jeune garçon… Après tout, elle sait à quel point cela peut être intimidant …

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