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Meshom and the Little One

Revised Edition

by Elaine Wagner, illustrated by Marie-Micheline Hamelin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational

After ten-year-old Shawna moves to the West Coast with her mother, she misses Meshom (her grandfather) but is surprised when he arrives for her birthday.


The Porcelain Doll

by H.E. Stewart
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: toys, dolls, puppets, imagination & play, multigenerational

Most children have had a doll or teddy bear which once was their dearest friend and most precious possession. Elizabeth was such a doll, but not just for one child. She was loved by many little girls over several generations. She was also packed away in a box many times, but always she was eventually taken out and given to another child. Elizabeth …


My Name is Paula Popowich!

by Monica Hughes, illustrated by O'Young, Leoung
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: marriage & divorce, multigenerational

Paula Herman, 11 years old going on 12, dyes her hair bright carrot orange. She was trying for blonde, her mother's colour, but she missed.

Paula always thought it strange she looked so little like her mother. The summer that they moved from Toronto to Edmonton things got stranger still. There Paula s starts to unravel the mystery of her past and t …