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How Animals See the World

by Carol Matas, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology, country life

How do animals see the world? It turns out, very differently.

In this nonfiction picture book, a young girl and her baby sister's outdoor adventure (hiking through the forest, picnicking in the grass and swimming in the ocean) is overseen by the local fauna. The way those animals view the girls is very different from how the girls see each other. Go …

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The Moon is a Silver Pond, The Sun is a Peach

A Flippable Book

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, size & shape, country life, imagination & play, words

Reveling in metaphor, with two books in one, this flippable book encourages a magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. That moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees, and when they tend th …

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How to High Tea with a Hyena (and Not Get Eaten)

A Polite Predators Book

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: chapter books, wolves & coyotes

The second book in a hilarious illustrated non-fiction chapter book series starring a savvy and stylish cockroach who guides the reader through an encounter with a charming -- and dangerous -- predator. Is this hyena drooling for tea and crumpets . . . or for you?!

Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who bet …

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Finding Moose

by Sue Farrell Holler, illustrated by Jennifer Faria
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: multigenerational, native american, native canadian, diversity & multicultural, country life, deer, moose & caribou

The creators of Raven, Rabbit, Deer are back with another thoughtful tale of a young boy and his grandfather taking a walk through the woods and all the creatures and plants they encounter.

Walking as “quiet as mice and rabbits and deer” they come upon fresh moose droppings and set out to find the moose itself. They discover the branches where t …

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Sukaq and the Raven

by Roy Goose & Kerry McCluskey, illustrated by Soyeon Kim
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native american, polar regions, birds, bedtime & dreams

Sukaq loves to drift off to sleep listening to his mother tell him stories. His favourite story is the tale of how a raven created the world. But this time, as his mother begins to tell the story and his eyelids become heavy, he is suddenly whisked away on the wings of the raven to ride along as the entire world is formed! This traditional legend f …

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Arlo & Pips #3: New Kids in the Flock

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: chapter books, action & adventure, humorous

In the grand finale of Elise Gravel's graphic chapter book series that Kirkus called "a charming treasure," Arlo the crow is going to be a dad! The third book in this quirky series from acclaimed author Elise Gravel is perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Castronauts.

Parenting is tough—even for a genius like Arlo—but luckily he isn’t alo …

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My First Garden

Activities for Children 3-6 Years

by Nicholle Carriere
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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As Glenn as Can Be

by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Nancy Vo
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: music, canada, emotions & feelings

"A warm and witty portrait of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould. 

Glenn was a child who knew his own mind — he liked boats but did not like fishing; he enjoyed puns and pranks but did not like bullying; he loved learning but did not like school … but more than anything else he loved to play the piano. 

Glenn had a prof …

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