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Good Families Don't

by Robert Munsch & Alan Daniel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, parents

Good Families Don't is Munsch's funniest book yet, about a risqué subject that is guaranteed to have children--and adults--rolling in the aisles.

When Carmen tries to tell her parents that there is a big fart lying on her bed, they don't believe her.  "Good families like ours," they tell her, "do not have farts."  But when they go upstairs to see, …

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The 3R Rap®

by (composer) Sara Jordan
tagged: arithmetic

The Multiplication 3R Rap was designed to improve multiplication and literacy skills. It teaches multiplication tables from 2 to 12 using interesting songs in various styles: rap, calypso, country, gospel and rock. This audio CD was nominated for the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award for outstanding educational achievement. Students will …

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Boys Don't Knit

by Janice Schoop, illustrated by Laura Beingessner
edition: Paperback
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When Marvin has to fix his red sweater he learns that boys do knit after all. A picture book ideal for children 3 to 8. Includes instructions for knitting a scarf.

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Ten for Dinner

by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Carlos Friere
edition: Paperback
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Margo's having a birthday party and she invites ten friends to join her in the celebration. On the day of her party, five of her guests show up right on time; four others are a quarter of an hour late - and one shows up over an hour early - wearing a Halloween costume! The other nine guests wear casual party clothes like jeans and western shirts, b …

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Museum Mayhem

by M Blakeslee
edition: Hardcover
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Museum Mayhem is published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

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Too Many Chickens

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: school & education

When a farmer brings Mrs. Kerr's class a dozen eggs to incubate, the class project quickly goes awry. In no time at all, Mrs. Kerr's classroom has become a farmyard and the situation is spiraling out of control. It all starts when the farmer forgets to come back to get the newly hatched chicks. Before the class can say cluck, the chicks have turned …

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Harriet's Daughter

by Marlene Nourbese Philip
edition: Paperback
tagged: girls & women

"Harriet Tubman was brave and strong, and she was black like me. I think it was the first time I thought of wanting to be called Harriet - I wanted to be Harriet." Margaret is determined to be someone, to be cool, with style and class and have a blacker skin. More than anything she wants to help her best friend, Zulma, escape from Canada and fly ba …

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The Amazing Adventure of LittleFish

by Marie-Francine Hebert, illustrated by Darcia Labrosse
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
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Insatiably curious and longing for change, LittleFish takes the very young reader on a journey through the process of evolution and birth.

 

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Parties!

An Ideas and Activities Book for Children

by Laurine Croasdale
edition: Paperback
tagged: activity books, activities

Parties! is a colourful explosion of illustrations and ideas that will entertain and inspire children of all ages.

A cast of characters introduces the seven party themes and draws the reader into the activities of each party; how to dress and act the part, games to play and decorations and good to make.

Parties! can set the scene for your child's n …

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Save the World for Me

by Maxine Tynes
edition: Paperback
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Maxine Tynes is a poet who has lived all her life in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She is the author of 'Borrowed Beauty' and 'Woman Talking Woman'. In 1988, Maxine was named the Milton Acorn People's Poet of Canada for her lively and intense writing. She teaches English at Cole Harbour High School.