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Mom and Mum are Getting Married!

by Ken Setterington, illustrated by Alice Priestly
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: alternative family

Rosie is surprised to find her Mom dancing alone in the living room, but when Mom announces, "Your Mum and I are getting married!" they can't wait to start planning the big day. Friends and family come together for a celebration of love.

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Dear Canada: Banished from Our Home

The Acadian Diary of Angelique Richard, Grande-Pre, Acadia, 1755

by Sharon Stewart
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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The latest addition to the bestselling Dear Canada series takes readers directly into the historic struggle between the French and English for control of the area. Angelique watches as families are torn apart and forced to settle far away from one another, and worries about her brother who is fighting for the Acadian cause. Will her family stay tog …

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Owls

by Adrienne Mason, illustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: birds

In this clearly written look at the two main groups of owls --- typical owls and barn owls --- kids will find out where owls live, what they eat, how young owls learn and much more. The easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations of this title in the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series meet the research needs of young children and satisfy the …

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Jillian Jiggs

illustrated by Phoebe Gilman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
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No one can keep up with Jillian Jiggs. With boundless energy and imagination, Jillian rushes from game to game. One minute she's a robot, the next minute she's a tree. How can she take time to clean up her room when there are so many wonderful things to make and do? No one knows what Jillian will think of next- especially not her mother!

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Smelly Socks (Tell Me A Story!)

Book and CD

narrator Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, native canadian

Tina's new socks are so wonderful she vows to wear them every day! But they begin to smell really, really bad because Tina will not take them off — even to be washed. The kids finally drag Tina down to the river and make her wash those stinky socks, driving away all the fish with the nasty odour! Tina's mom gets her a new shirt as a reward for fi …

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Boo!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, halloween

 

This Halloween, Lance is going to paint his face and make it really, really scary!

 

On Halloween, Lance decides that he is going to paint his face instead of dressing up. He tries three times until he gets it just right — scary enough that his father falls over when he sees it. Then he goes out trick-or-treating. He goes to two houses, where the …

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Bouh!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, halloween

 

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Tous ceux qui voient le déguisement terrifiant de Luca s'évanouissent, lui abandonnant tous leurs bonbons. Lucas aura-t-il assez d'une année pour tous les manger?

 

 

It's Halloween, and Lance decides to paint his face to make it the scariest ever! He makes his face so scary that when the adults answer the door th …

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The True Story of George

by Ingrid Lee, illustrated by Stephane Denis
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: toys, dolls, puppets, friendship

George is hardly bigger than a child's middle finger. His knees and his elbows don't bend and his legs are fused together. When Katie and Mackenzie find him at the edge of the ocean, they are unimpressed, but George keeps turning up in their lives. And what may seem ordinary to a girl and a boy can be an awesome adventure if you are six centimeters …

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A Bee in Your Ear

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: friendship, emotions & feelings, school & education

Kate is determined to win her spelling club's spelling bee, but the competition is fierce. She can almost put up with Violet's relentless claims of superior spelling ability, but when Kate and Jake begin to fight with each other, Kate is miserable. She wants to win the contest, but she doesn't want to lose her best friend.

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