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Encore un but!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: hockey, self-esteem & self-reliance, humorous stories

 

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Pourquoi Ciara transporterait-elle son équipement de hockey jusqu'à l'autre bout de la ville alors qu'il y a une rivière gelée tout près de chez elle? Ciara et son équipe désirent jouer un match sur leur propre patinoire, mais pourrontils marquer le but décisif avant que la glace ne casse et parte à la d …

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Caillou Goes to Day Care

text by Christine L'Heureux & Gisèle Légaré, illustrated by Pierre Brignaud
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: school & education

Caillou is going to day care for the first time. At first, he is unsure about leaving Mommy and Daddy to enter an unfamiliar world, but with the help of his preschool teacher Florence, Caillou eases into his new environment and soon makes a friend.

Starting day care is an important transition in the life of a child. Preparing children for this first …

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Caillou: I Can Do it Myself

by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Kary
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: daily activities, media tie-in

Caillou is becoming more and more independent. He wants to put on his shoes himself, help clear the dinner table, and so much more. Caillou doesn’t always succeed, but with his parents' support, he manages to overcome his frustration. Thanks to his determination, Caillou's efforts are rewarded. Good job, Caillou!

The path to independence is someti …

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Karate Kakapo

by Loredana Cunti, illustrated by Stacy Curtis
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: martial arts, birds, humorous stories

Kakapo is crazy about karate. No student at her dojo tries harder or practices more. She loves the blocks, the strikes, the stances. And she especially loves the super-fast kicks: the running kicks, the jumping kicks, the side kicks ... but no amount of practice can help her conquer the elusive flying kick. You see, kakapos can't fly. Despite this, …

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Where Oliver Fits

by Cale Atkinson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, toys, dolls, puppets, peer pressure

Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit. Will he be in the mane of a unicorn? The tentacle of a pirate squid? The helmet of an astronaut? When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures …

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Career Rookie

A Get-It-Together Guide for Grads, Students and Career Newbies

by Sarah Vermunt
edition: Paperback
tagged: vocational guidance, careers, success

 

A shot of encouragement, a kick in the ass, and a loving push for young people who have no idea what they want or how to get it

Career Rookie is a book for every grad, student, and 20-something who feels lost, overwhelmed, and anxious. It tackles the emotional and logistical WTF-ness of starting your career, answering questions like, What if I don …

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Queenie Quail Can't Keep Up

by Jane Whittingham, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, birds

From the author of Wild One and A Good Day for Ducks, an enchanting story of about slowing down to notice the world and speaking up when it matters

No matter how hard she tries, little Queenie Quail can’t keep up with her Mama and her Papa and her nine bobbing, tapping siblings. “Hurry, hurry, hurry!” they exclaim as Queenie lags behind. But h …

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What's My Superpower?

Inuktitut

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tim Mack
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues

Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But the …

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I Am Small

illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: new baby, siblings

Mimi is so little, “I might as well be called Mini,” she says. Everyone is taller than her, even the family dog! She can barely reach the bottom of the blackboard at school and isn't tall enough to see all the pretty cakes in the display case at the bakery. Though her friends try to tell her there are lots of advantages to being her size --- li …

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