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Kiss by Kiss / ocêhtowina

A Counting Book for Families

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, read by Dolores Greyeyes Sand, edited by Cree Literacy Network
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: counting & numbers, love & romance, parents

One kiss, two kiss, three kiss, four! So many kisses and so many more. From bestselling author Richard Van Camp comes a delightful counting book that honors families and can be used to praise your little ones as they learn to count. Ten kisses from your sweet baby might not be enough to get you through this adorable book, so you'll just have to re …

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Tough Like Mum

by Lana Button, illustrated by Carmen Mok
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: homelessness & poverty, emotions & feelings, parents

What does it mean to be tough? Kim finds out in this moving mother-daughter story about family hardship, vulnerability and love, perfect for fans of Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors.

Kim's mum is tough. Everyone says so. She can deal with unruly customers at the Red Rooster with a snap of her fingers.

Kim is tough, too. She doesn't need to wear a h …

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I Sang You Down from the Stars

by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, illustrated by Michaela Goade
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: new baby, native canadian, parents

A New York Times and CBC Books bestselling #OwnVoices love letter from an Indigenous mother to her new baby, new from celebrated author Tasha Spillett-Sumner and 2021 Caldecott winning illustrator Michaela Goade, that honors the beauty of a little one's arrival

Drawing from Indigenous creation stories and traditional teachings and illustrated in daz …

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Impossible

illustrated by Isol, translated by Elisa Amado
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, parents

A funny story about a seemingly impossible child and his desperate parents, who enlist the help of a specialist with unexpected results …

Toribio is two years old and his parents love him very much, but some days, taking care of him feels like an impossible task. He won’t sleep, makes a fuss when eating, splashes his bath water everywhere, and r …

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Oleepeeka's First Hunt

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Elizabeth Ryan, illustrated by Marcus Cutler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities, parents

Oleepeeka is from Panniqtuuq, Nunavut. It’s time for her first hunting trip! Oleepeeka is excited to spend the day with Ataata and learn about catching ptarmigans. Join Oleepeeka and Ataata as they set off on the land and bring home a special feast for their family.

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Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White

by Saumiya Balasubramaniam, illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emigration & immigration, parents, emotions & feelings, monsters

A child’s joy on a snowy day finally helps her mother feel at home in their new country

A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day.

“So much snow,” says Ma. “So monochromatic.”

“Mono crow what?” her daughter replies.

Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic i …

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La semaine de Maya

by Martine Latulippe, illustrated by Fabrice Boulanger
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p
tagged: date & time, parents

Une semaine, c’est sept jours… et sept nuits! Du lundi au samedi, Maya fait les rêves les plus fous : Dans la jungle ou dans les vagues, Avec les étoiles, les singes et les koalas, Elle n’a pas le temps de s’ennuyer! Heureusement, il y a dimanche pour se reposer!

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Why Do Families Change?

Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: marriage & divorce, emotions & feelings, parents, stepfamilies

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family.

Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter.

Wh …

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