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Atlas

by Paul Montpellier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner

Who would have suspected the power of bubble gum? Atlas is bored. It's raining, so he sits inside, chewing a gumball. He blows a bubble and imagines that it is Australia. Then the stove becomes a Chinese dragon; the fridge is Antarctica, inhabited by penguins; the bathtub melts away into the Seven Seas; and the piano turns into an African elephant. …

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Griff Gets a Hand

And Other Stories

by Kit Hood & Linda Schuyler, with Eve Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: school & education, death & dying

What does it mean to be a friend, and to be loyal? The kids who live on Degrassi Steet stay friends when times are happy and when they're sad--they know how much friends can mean.

In Griff Gets a Hand and Other Stories the kids learn the ups and downs of friendship: Connie discovers how to be a real team player; Lisa remembers how important a best f …

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Lizzy's Lion

by Dennis Lee
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
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Dennis Lee has created a magical word in verse, recounting the story of Lizzy and the very real and grownup pet Lion she keeps in her bedroom.

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A to Z of Absolute Zaniness

by Carol Mills, illustrated by Susanne Ferrier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: alphabet, beginner

Kids will love The A to Z of Absolute Zaniness. While their parents read the six-line alliterative captions, children will be dazzled by the bold, colourful drawings illustrating each letter with objects, animals, and people.

Carol Mills wrote the short stories that describe the bizarre feats of people and animals, real and ridiculous. Susanne Ferri …

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What Are Uncles For?

by John Lane, illustrated by Jeremy Twigg & Silas White
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: marriage & family, humorous stories

Through Michael's eyes he could see the familiar world reflected as a fantastic, often hilariously distorted place, and fortunately he had the time and sensitivity to capture the magic of these childhood perceptions in a heartwarming series of poems. Illustrated in kindred spirit by two small boys, What Are Uncles For? will prove equally entertaini …

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One Proud Summer

by Marsha Hewitt & Claire Mackay
edition: Paperback
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The story of a memorable event in Canadian history - a 100-day strike that brought a town of thousands to the streets. A Canadian Children's Book Centre Selection and Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award for Children's Literature.

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The Hungry Time

by Selwyn Dewdney, illustrated by Olena Kassian
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: native american

This volume in the Kids of Canada series tells a poignant tale of First Nations life before the coming of European settlement.

It is the story of a Mississauga Indian girl named Morning Sky who, with her family, spends the winter camped at the mouth of the Humber River. Cold and hunger threaten their survival but by facing these hardships together a …

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The Pillow

by Rosemary Allison, illustrated by Charles Hilder
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
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This volume in the Kids of Canada series examines the challenges faced by children who move to a new and strange country. Angelina has just arrived from Italy and must face the teasing of her new schoolmates whose language is strange to her. When she meets Ram whose family is originally from India, life in Canada begins to look rosier The Pillow is …

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Down by Jim Longs Stage

Rhymes for children and young fish

by Al Pittman
edition: Hardcover
tagged: classics, humorous stories, fishes

A long-cherished children's classic is now back in print! This 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition of the classic children's book is a new illustrated edition. It's time for a new generation of children to enjoy this lighthearted collection of rhymes by the acclaimed poet Al Pittman. All new whimsical illustrations by Pam Hall dance through the pag …

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