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Canadian GreenSmart: Learning About Our Big Home

Ages 6-9

by Popular Book Company
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
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Canadian GreenSmart invites children on an important journey to protect and preserve our big home – the Earth!  This two-title series is a collection of informative and inspiring stories that introduce children to our Earth and the importance of caring for it.  With five wonderful and beautifully illustrated stories in each book, children will b …

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Bilingual ReadSmart Level 1

by Popular Book Company
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
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Bilingual ReadSmart is a one-stop reading resource to help children learn and love both the English and the French languages.  With three wonderful and widely loved fables in the two languages, each book creates an all-around reading experience for children to enjoy.  The English-French and French-English word banks offer a quick reference for key …

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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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Carmen and the House That Gaudí Built

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: new experience, europe, non-classifiable

A joyful celebration of the nature-inspired work of architect Antoni Gaudí
Carmen Batlló and Dragon, her imaginary salamander friend, love exploring the woods behind their home. But when Carmen’s family announces a move to the city, Carmen is miserable. Not only will she lose her connection to nature, she will also lose Dragon. After all, the …

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Lorsque j’étais un ours…

illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: bears, new experience, emotions & feelings

 

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Franchir des rivières tumultueuses, gravir des montagnes imposantes et traverser des forêts pleines d’arbres gigantesques : Oh! Vivre la vie d’un ours! Mais quand cet ours est transporté dans un autre monde, il réalise qu’on ne tombe pas toujours au bon endroit. Pourtant, parfois, la vie est exaltante, p …

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This House Is Home

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Yong Ling Kang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: multigenerational, new experience, city & town life

An empowering story about coming to terms with change through creative problem solving
Lily’s family is happy in their old green house at the end of the lane, but progress soon encroaches. When Grandma refuses to sell their home to developers, the city just builds around them. Soon their house is smack-dab in the middle of a multi-lane highway. …

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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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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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Too Young to Escape

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, modern, emigration & immigration, new experience, multigenerational

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City …

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Paw Patrol Winter Wishes Pad - Early Math

Paw Patrol Winter Wishes Pad

by Popular Book Company
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: activity books

Celebrate the holiday season by gifting this PAW Patrol Winter Wishes Pad to the young learners around you.  The two titles, Early Math and Early English, allow children to explore both math and language concepts through fun learning adventures along with their favourite PAW Patrol pups.  With a variety of rewarding activities such as tracing, col …