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On Uncle John's Farm

Spanish Edition

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

En la granja del tio Juan

Spanish Edition of the award winning On Uncle John's Farm

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 …

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Franklin's Big Search-and-Solve Flap Book

adapted by Jelena Sisic; Shelley Southern & Sean Jeffrey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
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In this lively Franklin Activity Book, all the blueberries have gone missing from the Woodland berry patch! Follow Franklin and Bear on the trail of fun flaps and silly surprises, and spot the clues that will lead them to the berry bandit -- and a delicious solution to the mystery.

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Solomon's Tree

by Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Janet Wilson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, death & dying

Solomon has a special friendship with the big old maple outside his house. He knows the tree in all seasons and all weathers. When a terrible storm tears it up by its roots, Solomon is devastated. But through the healing process of making a mask from part of the tree with his uncle, he learns that the cycle of life continues and so does the friends …

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Alphabet, The

illustrated by Mélanie Watt
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: alphabet

Youngsters are endlessly fascinated by animals, so what better way to teach them about the basic concepts? Wild animals from around the world showcase all 26 letters of the alphabet in this board book from the Learning with Animals series --- perfect for little hands.

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Numbers

illustrated by Mélanie Watt
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: counting & numbers

Youngsters are endlessly fascinated by animals, so what better way to teach them about the basic concepts? Numbers from one to twelve are studied with familiar farm animals in this board book from the Learning with Animals series --- perfect for little hands.

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Dream Helmet

by William New, illustrated by Vivian Bevis
edition: Hardcover
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Join the children in this delightful picture book, children who dream of skateboarding through the galaxy, of meeting a guitar-playing hippopotamus, of feeding a baby brother who eats EXPLOSIVELY! Find the knock-kneed knight! Travel to Saskatchewan "without your socks and sandals on" - and by the end of the book you'll be walking with an elephant a …

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Newton And The Giant

by Mcgowan, Michael
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
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TEN YEAR-OLD NEWTON, a struggling science geek, has four big problems: his sports-crazed quadruplet older brothers. No amount of explaining will convince them he didn’t mean to score the winning goal on his own net during their last soccer game. Desperate to escape their clutches, Newton opens a mysterious door in his attic, only to be confronted …

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Lesias Dream

by Laura Langston
edition: Paperback
tagged: post-confederation (1867-)

FIFTEEN-YEAR OLD LESIA can hardly bear it. She and her family must leave their beloved Baba in their Ukrainian hometown in order to flee to Canada. Dreaming of fields of wheat, wealth and security, Lesia looks forward to a life in Canada, free from poverty and rumours of war. But the 160 acres of hardscrabble prairie look nothing like the wheat fi …

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Robertson Rat

by Gillian Davies, illustrated by Grant Leier
edition: Hardcover
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., self-esteem & self-reliance

The delightful rhyming tale by first-time author Gillian B. Davies is memorable and affirmative and guaranteed to entertain. Artist Grant Leier's brilliantly coloured illustrations are filled with hidden detail and the gleeful exuberance of the audacious title character.

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The Scorched-Wood People

by Rudy Wiebe
edition: Paperback
tagged: native canadian, historical

p align=left">"Sixteen years later Louis Riel would be
dressing himself again ... to be hanged by
his neck until he is at last, perfectly,
dead. 0 my God have mercy."

So begins Rudy Wiebe's powerful portrayal of Louis Riel, the mystic revolutionary of the Northwest, and Gabriel Dumont - "the savage" as he calls himself - the great buffalo hunter …