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Caillou Learns About Screen Time

by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Kary
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: computers, media tie-in

Caillou would like to watch a cartoons. Instead, Daddy suggests they play a game on the tablet together. Once the game is over and the tablet is turned off, Daddy and Caillou read a book together. Screens are part of our daily lives and using them in moderation can be a challenging issue. If adults set a good example, children can learn how to man …

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I Want To Go Home

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, friendship, humorous stories

 

Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK in this 40th anniversary edition!

 

Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian “for his own good” all he wants to do is go home.

Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully …

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War Stories

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: military & wars, multigenerational, violence

A story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means.

 

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games, and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcom …

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Sounds All Around

The Science of How Sound Works

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ellen Rooney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: sounds, physics, how things work-are made

A comprehensive exploration of sound for young children that's friendly, fun and easy to digest.

From a cat's purr to a thunderstorm's clap, from a friend's voice to a school bell's clang, sounds can lull us, entice us or call us to action. But how does sound happen? How do we hear it? What makes some sounds loud and some soft? Some high pitched and …

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ROAR-chestra!

A Wild Story of Musical Words

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Duýan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: music, sounds

An animated conductor and his orchestra of animals let the words move them in this engaging exploration of some beautiful and inspiring musical terms.

In this simple introduction to seven musical terms, Robert Heidbreder's rhythmic poetry is paired with Duýan Petricic's exuberant illustrations to perfectly convey the terms' meanings. Each term is f …

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Sonata for Fish and Boy

illustrated by Milan Pavlovi?
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, imagination & play

Music inspires friendship and a life full of dreams and adventure in this wordless picture book from Milan Pavlovic.

When a fish hears the singing of a violin, it is drawn out of the water and into the world of a young musician sitting on a shady bench. Soon fish and boy are flying over the rooftops together, past lively street musicians, a flock of …

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What the Kite Saw

by Anne Laurel Carter
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: imagination & play, emotions & feelings, middle east

In this memorable story, a young boy finds solace flying his kite from the rooftop after soldiers take his father and brother away.

Without his father and brother, the young boy’s life is turned upside down. He and his family have to stay inside, along with everyone else in town. At suppertime, he can’t stop looking at the two empty places at th …

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My Very Own Garden

Activities for Children 7 to 10 Years

by Nicholle Carrière
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: gardening, flowers & plants

Kids love playing in the dirt, so why not focus their play by helping them to create their own special garden. They will love to plant the seeds, watch them sprout and then enjoy the fruits of their labors, be it vegetables, fruit or flowers. Get them started early with this handy little book. It includes fun gardening activities, recommendations o …

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My First Garden

Activities for Children 3-6 Years

by Nicholle Carrière
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: gardening, flowers & plants

Kids love playing in the dirt, so why not focus their play by helping them to create their own special garden. They will love to plant the seeds, watch them sprout and then enjoy the fruits of their labors, be it vegetables, fruit or flowers. Get them started early with this handy little book. It includes fun gardening activities, recommendations o …

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Percy’s Museum

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Carmen Mok
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: country life, imagination & play

A sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends.

A young boy moves from the city to a new home in the country. He misses his friends, but at least it’s summertime — flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Enraptured by the natura …