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Tell Me a Story: Balloon Tree

Book and CD

narrator Phoebe Gilman
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
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Princess Leora is left behind at the castle with the nasty Archduke. The king has told her to signal with balloons if something goes wrong - but then the Archduke outlaws balloons. What will happen?

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We Share Everything! (Tell Me A Story!)

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narrator Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: school & education, humorous stories, values & virtues

It's the first day of kindergarten and Amanda and Jeremiah have a problem. They both want to read the same books. They want to paint with the same paints. And they refuse to share. The teacher tells them, "Look. This is kindergarten. In kindergarten we share. We share everything." Everything? Amanda and Jeremiah decide to take their teacher at her …

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Jillian Jiggs and the Secret Surprise

illustrated by Phoebe Gilman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
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Jillian Jiggs and her friends are back... and this time they're putting on a show!

Jillian doesn't have any money to buy her little sister Rebecca's birthday present. Her friends Peter and Rachel remind her that the best presents are the ones that you make, so Jillian decides that they should surprise Rebecca by putting on a play. But things don't …

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Alligator Baby (Tell Me A Story!)

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narrator Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: new baby, siblings

Kristen's parents just can't seem to do anything right. First they have their baby at the zoo, not in a hospital. Then they accidentally bring home an alligator baby! After it bites everyone on the nose, they return to the zoo and come back with a seal baby! Kristen sees that she will have to solve this problem herself. She bikes to the zoo and fin …

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Ribbon Rescue (Tell Me A Story!)

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narrator Robert Munsch, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, native canadian

Everyone is late for the wedding and nothing is going right. But Jillian and her wonderful ribbon dress can fix almost anything—from the groom's shoelaces to the bride's unruly hair. But now Jillian's dress is a mess. Who is going to fix it for her?

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Aaron's Hair (Tell Me A Story!)

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narrator Robert Munsch, illustrated by Alan Daniel & Lea Daniel
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, self-esteem & self-reliance

Aaron's hair gives him problems: it always does exactly the opposite of what he wants it to do. One day, Aaron gets so mad he yells, "Hair! I hate you!" Proving that even bad hair can have hurt feelings, Aaron's hair jumps off his head and out the door. A hilarious chase follows, as Aaron's hair runs all over town. It leaves chaos in its wake, atta …

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A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me

Water Safety for Kids (and Dragons)

by Jean E. Pendziwol, illustrated by Martine Gourbault
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: safety

Fun and safety go hand in hand as a little girl and a dragon spend a hot summer day at the beach. The two friends build castles in the sand, splash and swim, and race a boatload of pirates to a hidden treasure. As they play, the girl teaches her irrepressible friend to be water smart. The winning combination of adventure and safety information --- …

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Caillou: In the Garden

adapted by Marion Johnson, illustrated by Eric Sévigny
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
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Caillou helps Grandpa in the garden by growing carrots and finds out how much fun it is.

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City Signs

by Zoran Milich
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover eBook
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: words

Award-winning photojournalist Zoran Milich captures a world of words in the simplicity of big, bold signs. As young children discover the thirty colorful photographs in City Signs, they will delight in seeing people and places that are a part of their everyday world. With that delight comes the growing recognition of the words that are all around t …

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On Uncle John's Farm

Spanish Edition

by Sally Fitz-Gibbon, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: farm & ranch life

An Ontario Library Association Best Bets Selection for 2005

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007

There is so much to see and do on Uncle John's Farm

Author Sally Fitz-Gibbon's beautifully written free verse is a dreamy, evocative ode to life on a farm.

Artist Brian Deines fills each page with warm, impressionistic images, which practically …