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The Wrench

by Elise Gravel, translated by Charles Simard
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: recycling & green living, peer pressure, humorous stories

Bob’s tricycle is broken and he needs a wrench to fix it. He ventures out to buy one at the Megamart, where slick salesman, Mr. Mart, convinces Bob that it’s not a wrench he needs, but a fridge hat…singing pajamas…a screaming machine! Bob spends all his money on things that he really doesn’t need and before he knows it has no money and n …

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Once Upon an Hour

by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, illustrated by Soyeon Kim
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: asian, date & time, bedtime & dreams

Yu-Rhee, a young Korean girl, wants to know how to tell time using a clock. Her mother tells her a tale from her childhood based on the traditional Korean practice of timekeeping, where the 12 animals of the zodiac are assigned to 2-hour sections of the 24-hour clock. Told from the point of view of a mountain, the story follows a child as they clim …

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The One with the Scraggly Beard

by Elizabeth Withey, illustrated by Lynn Scurfield
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: homelessness & poverty, emotions & feelings, city & town life

A child tries to understand the life of a man he has seen sleeping under a bridge. The boy’s mother patiently answers his questions and explains how people’s life paths can be so different. The child observes the things he has in common with the man and wonders where his own path will lead.
The One With the Scraggly Beard is defined by a simpl …

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Lent Roland

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play, humorous stories

La vie va tellement lentement avec un petit frère escargot! Ça prend une éternité pour faire quelque chose. La lenteur met à l’épreuve les grandes sœurs les plus compréhensives. Roland est-il lent ou bien se passe-t-il autre chose — Cette ravissante histoire d’amour, de soutien et de tolérance au sein d’une relation frère-sœur pa …

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Munsch en folie!

illustrated by Jay Odjick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, beginner

 

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Rigolez, gloussez, ricanez et roulez-vous par terre grâce aux histoires de Robert Munsch.

Munsch en folie! contient six histoires à succès :

Grrrros lions!

C’est MA chambre!

Coquin de rouquin

Un joyeux festin

Journée pyjama

Vilains maringouins!

Les enfants ne voudront pas poser ce livre de Munsch! Ce recueil cont …

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AAAlligator!

by Judith Henderson, illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: prejudice & racism, alligators & crocodiles, city & town life

When a hungry alligator moves to their town, the residents want him out . . . until they get to know him (and learn what he's actually hungry for!). A timely tale about empathy, acceptance and a community's response to injustice.

Though he's scared at first, a boy who encounters an alligator in the woods soon realizes that all the alligator wants is …

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What Do You Want, Little Friend?

by Marianne Dubuc
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: baby animals

A happy kitten playing with a kite accidentally injures a little bug! The kitten wants to know what will make the little friend feel better: to march like the ants or fly like the birds? Nothing seems to work until finally the kitten asks and the little friend shares the answer—a kiss! Little ones will love the whimsy and warmth of this sweet sto …

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