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Franklin's Bicycle Helmet

adapted by Eva Moore; Alice Sinkner; Mark Koren; Sean Jeffrey & Jelena Sisic
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: media tie-in

In this Franklin TV Storybook, our hero has a flashy new bicycle helmet and can't wait to show if off. But when he overhears his friends making fun of that particular style, Franklin decides to hide it instead. When Rabbit stumbles on the concealed helmet, Franklin is embarrassed -- until he realizes that he must trust his own opinions.

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Wee Willie Winkie

illustrated by Heather Collins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, classics

Nursery rhymes are as old as time. Passed from one generation to another, these verses are still the best and the most entertaining way for young children to learn language. Heather Collins's cheerful, animated illustrations of adorable stuffed-toy characters tell the story in this favorite nursery rhyme.

Just the right size for infants and toddlers …

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The Jumbo Book of Gardening

by Karyn Morris, illustrated by Jane Kurisu
edition: Paperback
tagged: gardening

Everything the beginning gardener needs to know about creating wonderful organic gardens in the backyard, on a balcony or in the schoolyard can be found in this comprehensive and easy-to-follow Jumbo Book. Green-thumb tips, plant checklists and step-by-step instructions on how to grow everything from tulips to tomatoes make this a practical and fun …

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Franklin and the Tooth Fairy

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Brenda Clark
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: media tie-in

In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero discovers that, unlike most of his friends, he doesn't have teeth, and worries that he's missing out on the Tooth Fairy's magical visits.

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My Mother and Me

by Jane Drake & Ann Love, illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Paperback
tagged: activity books

This memory scrapbook is a wonderful way for kids and parents to share memories and spend time together, creating a treasured family keepsake. They'll spend hours together completing a family tree, comparing likes and dislikes and sharing secrets. Designed like the other books in this popular series, there are lots of places to draw, paste in photo …

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Survivors

Children of the Halifax Explosion

by Janet Kitz
edition: Paperback
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Over five hundred children from Halifax and Dartmouth were killed when the munitions ship Mont Blanc, blew up in the city's harbour on December 6, 1917. Hundreds more were injured, and many lost their families and homes. Survivors tells the story of seven children who survived the Halifax Explosion. All seven lived in Richmond, the northern part of …

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To Honduras with Love

illustrated by Jane Gallinaugh, by MaryJane Hampton
edition: Paperback
tagged: values & virtues

When Emma and her classmates made a list of what people in Honduras would need to rebuild their lives after a terrible hurricane destroyed their villages, being loves and having something to care for topped the children's list. This book is based on a little girl in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who started an extraordinary chain of kindness that reached h …

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We Followed the Stars to Canada

by Debi Van De Wiel
edition: Paperback
tagged: new experience

After WWII, two Dutch children leave Holland for Canada. Arriving in Halifax, the children and their parents experience the same fears and hopes of thousands who made the journey.

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Ahmed and the Nest of Sand

by Kristin Bieber Domm, illustrated by Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
tagged: birds

When Ahmed moves to Nova Scotia from his native Kuwait, he wants a pet. Instead he gets to help save an endangered bird, the piping plover.

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Remembering Honey

illustrated by Jane Gallinaugh, by Elaine Hogg
edition: Paperback
tagged: death & dying

When pets die, families grieve as if those pets were human. This story explores that grief and helps families cope with the loss.