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Birds on Wishbone Street

by Suzanne Del Rizzo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, birds, friendship, diversity & multicultural

A simple act of neighborly kindness and a bird that needs their aid helps former refugee Sami settle into his new community with new-found friend Moe

Moe’s neighbors on Wishbone Street come from all over the world, and she’s excited to meet the new boy who just arrived from Syria. Sami isn’t quite ready to talk about his past, but he loves bir …

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Mia and the Monsters Search for Colours

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, colors, monsters

Mia and the monsters are looking for colours! Can you help them? In this interactive board book, children can join Mia and her monster friends as they look for different colours on the tundra.

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Junior Field Guide: Insects of Nunavut

English Edition

by Jordan Hoffman, illustrated by Athena Gubbe
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: native canadian, insects, spiders, etc., polar regions, zoology

There are lot of different types of insects in Nunavut. Learn about what defines an insect, as well as their life cycle, metamorphisis, and adaptions. This science book provides information about what different insects look like, where they live, what they eat, their behaviour, and other interesting facts about them, along with colourful illustrati …

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Spencer the Siksik: Respecting Others

English Edition

by Shawna Thomson & Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Valentina Jaskina
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, values & virtues, polar regions, friendship

Spencer can't wait to go outside and play with his friends. He wants to play basketball and practise for the tryouts at school. But Gary the Snow Goose doesn't want to play basketball with him. Gary wants to play street hockey. The two friends can't come to an agreement. When Spencer sees that there is a reason why Gary doesn't want to play basketb …

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Le rocher tombé du ciel

illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, friendship

 

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Saviez-vous que les rochers peuvent tomber du ciel? Lorsqu’un énorme rocher apparaît sur le lieu de rassemblement préféré d’un groupe d’amis, ils ne savent pas vraiment quoi faire… C’est pourtant le début d’une aventure qui les confrontera à leur destin, à leurs amitiés et à leur futur.

Le cé …

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The Big Bath House

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Gracey Zhang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, asian american, self-esteem & self-reliance

A joyful celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a young girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties

You'll walk down the street / Your aunties sounding like clip-clopping horses / geta-geta-geta / in their wooden sandals / Until you arrive... / At the bath house / The big bath house.

In this celebration of …

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Love, Violet

by Charlotte Sullivan Wild, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: lgbt

Perfect for Valentine's Day,Love, Violetby Charlotte Sullivan Wild and Charlene Chua is a touching picture book about friendship and the courage it takes to share your feelings.
Only one person
makes Violet’s heart skip
Of all the kids in Violet's class, only one leaves her speechless:Mira, the girl with the cheery laugh who races like the wind. …

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True and The Rainbow Kingdom: 5-Minute Goodnight Stories

5 minute Storybook Collection

adapted by Anne Paradis & Robin Bright, illustrated by Guru Animation Studio Ltd
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, emotions & feelings, fantasy & magic, beginner
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Little John Crow

by Ziggy Marley & Orly Marley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: caribbean & latin american

After being abandoned by his animal friends, Little John Crow must come to terms with what it means to be part of a community when you are a vulture.

Little John Crow is a young vulture growing up in Bull Bay on the edge of the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, where he lives with his loving parents Sharil and Rusil Crow. He spends his days playing with hi …

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