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M Is For Maple

A Canadian Alphabet

by Michael Ulmer, illustrated by Melanie Rose
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: alphabet

Whether sharing the stories of Anne of Green Gables and Terry Fox, or revealing Canada's importance in growing grain that feeds the world, "M is for Maple" is a shining tribute to Canada. From British Columbia to Newfoundland, this Canadian alphabet book shares our nation's symbols, history, people and culture. In clever rhymes and informative text …

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Under a Prairie Sky

by Anne Laurel Carter, illustrated by Alan & Lea Daniel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: siblings, country life

As a storm looms in the prairie sky, a boy must ride out to find his wayward younger brother, Will. He dons his red serge coat and stetson hat, saddles up and begins the search. ""You can't hide from a Mountie,"" he calls, but Will roams far, eluding him as the storm closes in. The storm threatens, the older boy searches, confident and determined, …

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Chess for Children

by Murray Chandler & Helen Milligan, illustrated by Cindy McCluskey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 12
  • Grade: k to 7
tagged: chess, board games, activity books, board, games

With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess – the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Gra …

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Morgan Makes a Splash

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: friendship

When Morgan starts swimming lessons, he has lots of problems to deal with. There is the towel flicking and the slimy floor in the change room. There's the jiggles in his tummy he needs to cover up with his t-shirt and the scary possibility that his suit will drop to his knees when he jumps in. Worst of all, Aldeen Hummell, the Godzilla of Grade Th …

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Lilly Makes a Friend

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by MacDonald, Clarke
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: friendship, emotions & feelings, humorous stories

Lilly keeps getting into trouble at school whenever Davy, a boy from the kindergarten class, asks her for help. It's a new challenge for Lilly. He is blind and a lot smaller than her and her friends. His dream is to play soccer with the bigger boys and he wants to shoot a goal with Lilly as goalie. Lilly tries to distract him by teaching him to yo …

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Skate, Robyn, Skate

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: friendship, emotions & feelings, humorous stories

Robyn's friend Marie knows how to skate and would like to help Robyn be more confident on the ice. At the rink near her home Robyn finds that she can take group lessons and participate in the Carnival on Ice. She is much older and taller than all the kids in her group and her instructor is her classmate Jessica. She feels a little humiliated but p …

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Down the Chimney with Googol and Googolplex

by (artist) Nelly Kazenbroot
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: science fiction, friendship, robots

Googol and Googolplex are on a mission to learn about Earth by collecting a number of items including a blackbirdís song, snowballs and a chocolate bar. Pippa and Troy are happy to help, especially when they get to ride to the North Pole in a spaceship. But when they return, Martin, the bully next-door, sees something that he shouldn't.

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A Noodle Up Your Nose

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

Kate has decided on a pirate theme for her party. She thinks that seven is going to be the best age to be. Her friend Jake is going to teach her to ride a two-wheeler. And her party is going to be fabulous. That is, until Violet starts spreading stories. Kate goes right on with her planning, but she is worried. When Violet is the only one to show u …

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