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Giant's Mixed-Up Menu

by Heather Gatzke, illustrated by Val Lawton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 2 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, date & time

Giant LOVES food and he LOVES to eat. But one morning he isn't sure what he wants for breakfast -- he just wants something different. Luckily, Chef and his loyal helper come up with the perfect menu for this VERY hungry giant!

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His Sweet Favour

by Diane Tucker, edited by Perry Millar
edition: Paperback
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Grade twelve students Favour, Leith, Brady, Maryruth, and Rick are best friends. They all love to act and are eager for their final high school production. Before it begins, however, Leith rattles the group's harmony. He stumbles on five light?emanating figures, who have a message for him: together they must start a theatre company. Leith's vision …

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There Once Was a Camel

by P. K. Page, illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman
edition: Hardcover
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., self-esteem & self-reliance

There Once Was A Camel, a delightful new picture book by Canada’s revered poet P.K. Page, introduces children to endearing animal friends who offer a bold approach to life. Combining the fun of a nonsense rhyme with the wisdom of Aesop’s fables, it is sure to become a story and bed time favourite. Imaginative illustrations by Kristi Bridgeman d …

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Chester Le retour!

illustrated by Mélanie Watt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories

 

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Mélanie Watt est de retour avec un nouveau livre mettant en vedette le seul et unique Chester. Mais, comme d'habitude, le gros chat roux ne veut pas l'écouter! Armé d'un marqueur rouge, il barbouille, réécrit et bousille tout son livre! Il est assommant! « Pour qui te prends-tu? », lui lance Mélanie. « Je …

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H.E.A.R.T

by Cassie Campbell & Lorna Schultz Nicholson
edition: Paperback
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

In H.E.A.R.T., Cassie Campbell provides a very intimate and detailed look at what it takes to succeed, in life and in hockey. In her first biography aimed primarily at the YA audience, Cassie recounts real life experiences, revealing her struggles, her determination, and courage to succeed. Told through candid and encouraging words, and fully illu …

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Bubble Play Activity Kit

by Karen Penzes, photographs by Tosca Radigonda
edition: Mixed media
tagged: activity books

A board book and toy for oodles of bubble ideas for hours of fun!Stimulate your childs imagination and sense of wonder as you discover the magic of bubbles together! Gymborees Bubble Play is filled with lively bubble sports, fun bubble-counting songs, and creative ideas for bubble artall designed to enthrall, engage, and educate children of all age …

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Notes from Canada's Young Activists

A Generation Stands Up for Change

by Severn Cullis- Suzuki; Kris Frederickson; Cynthia MacKenzie & Ahmed Kayssi, with Daniel Aldana Cohen, foreword by Samantha Nutt
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: social activists, volunteer work

In this compilation, young citizens describe the moments they were inspired to pursue their passions to improve their world. Their methods and causes are diverse, and their stories highlight their innovative ways of identifying and addressing problems in society. The achievements here are impressive, from Craig Kielburger's founding of Free the Chi …

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Revved

by R.P. MacIntyre
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories

Once again R.P. MacIntyre ups the speed limit with a collection of stories that are journeys into the delight and terror of emerging self-consciousness. From a strange party in honour of a dying hamster to a young man’s quest to find his missing sister, Revved resonates with the authentic experiences of today’s youth and the reverberations of t …

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Grace and The Ice Prince

by J.L. Scharf
edition: Paperback
tagged: fantasy & magic

The Montreal ice storms of 1998, give life to Joyce Scharf's bewitching story in which a mysterious diamond initiates a girl's journey to self-discovery. To trade in the familiarity of her winter routine for a whispered promise of an Ice Prince, Grace discovers a magical ice kingdom where, she realizes, time has literally frozen. Her quest to find …

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Linger

by Marny Duncan-Cary, illustrated by Megan Mansbridge
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: school & education, self-esteem & self-reliance, new experience

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Linger, a vibrant children's book written by award-winning Saskatchewan country music artist Marny Duncan-Cary, based on the song from her debut album, Reason for Bein'. Beautifully illustrated by Lumsden artist Megan Mansbridge, and set in Saskatchewan's picturesque Qu'Appelle Valley, Linger elo …