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Complete SummerSmart: Grade 1-2

by Popular Book Company
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
tagged: activity books

Complete SummerSmart is an all-in-one, curriculum-based workbook series for children to review the essential concepts they learned in the previous school year and sharpen their skills so that they are well prepared for the next year.  Each of the eight units in the book covers English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Crafts, and Fun Places …

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Complete SummerSmart: Grade K-1

by Popular Book Company
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: activity books

Complete SummerSmart is an all-in-one, curriculum-based workbook series for children to review the essential concepts they learned in the previous school year and sharpen their skills so that they are well prepared for the next year.  Each of the eight units in the book covers English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Crafts, and Fun Places …

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I Have the Right to Save My Planet

by Alain Serres, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, non-classifiable

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child comes this beautifully illustrated picture book about a child’s right to advocate for the environment they live in.

All children have the right to learn about the world, to celebrate the water, air and sunshine, and to be curious about the animals and …

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The Wind and the Trees

by Todd Stewart
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: environment, weather, multigenerational

A gentle meditation on the cycle of life, told by two trees
One day, a tiny pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby tree. As the seedling grows larger, the older pine shares what it has learned about the strong wind that blows through the forest. Wind stretches trees and dries them out, but it also scatters seeds, spreads messages a …

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On Thin Ice (Hockey Super Six)

illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hockey, humorous stories

 

Will the Hockey Super Six thwart their enemy’s plans for world domination in book two of this action-packed series?

 

In the second book pitting six ordinary kids with super hockey skills against the forces of evil, Jenny, Benny, Mo, Starlight, DJ and Karl desperately need to stay out of Crosscheck’s grasp!

Their last run-in revealed to evil scie …

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Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

by Dan Jolley, illustrated by Jacques Khouri
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: science fiction, action & adventure, dogs

The story of a girl and her dog—in space.
Sienna Barlow loves nothing more than riding around New Kansas on top of her mega-dog, Gus. He's one of the massive pooches protecting the human settlers of a strange planet. In fact, Sienna connects better with Gus than with other kids. So when a visiting official threatens to shut down the mega-dog prog …

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Emmy Noether

The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Kari Rust
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, women

In this engaging and inspiring biography, a groundbreaking but relatively unknown woman finally gets her due as one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century.

Emmy Noether is not pretty, quiet, good at housework or eager to marry --- all the things a German girl is expected to be in her time. What she is, though, is a genius at …

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Sometimes We Need Help

English Edition

by Jessie Hale, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities, friendship

Adamie and Taq always have a great time together. But lately, Adamie doesn’t seem like himself..In this wordless graphic novel, pictures tell the story of two best friends who are always there for each other. Adamie and Taq learn that when life gets overwhelming, it’s okay to ask for help.

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The Name I Call Myself

text by Hasan Namir, illustrated by Cathryn John
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: alternative family, self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt

A sweet and moving picture book depicting Ari's gender journey from childhood to adolescence in order to discover who they really are.

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn't like to be called by their birth name Edward: "When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot." Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch …

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The Old Woman

by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: friendship, country life, emotions & feelings

The Old Woman is a beautiful portrait of an old woman who lives contentedly with her dog, from award-winning author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Nahid Kazemi.

An old woman shares her home with a scruffy old dog, her best friend and constant companion.

One fall day, they go for a walk and the woman throws sticks for the dog. She loves hearing the a …