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Grandmother Ptarmigan

by Qaunaq Mikkigak & Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, native american, birds, polar regions

It's bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will not go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget. With delightful illustrations by Qin Leng, this book is a simple, nursery-rhyme inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale.

Published for the first time as a board book under the Inhabit Junior im …

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Sonata for Fish and Boy

illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, imagination & play

Music inspires friendship and a life full of dreams and adventure in this wordless picture book from Milan Pavlovic.

When a fish hears the singing of a violin, it is drawn out of the water and into the world of a young musician sitting on a shady bench. Soon fish and boy are flying over the rooftops together, past lively street musicians, a flock of …

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Où tu vas, Emma?

by Hélène Devarennes, illustrated by Omar Al-Hafidh
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, wolves & coyotes, parents, jungle animals

Every night when putting Emma to bed, her father always wonders: What is she dreaming about? Is she diving in a river? Is she howling with wolves? Is she becoming a butterfly?

A tender and affectionate story between a father and his child, in which we get to travel back into the dream world of children.

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Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, baby animals, polar regions, mammals, multigenerational

Bowhead whales are the longest-living mammals on the planet, living over 200 years. In this heartwarming story, a grandfather bowhead recounts to his young grandchild calf all the beautiful, amazing, and surprising things he has seen in his lifetime—all while assuring the little calf that there is nothing more wondrous than the love a grandfather …

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Adventurosaur, Volume 1: Rex's Awakening

by Julien Paré-Sorel
edition: Hardcover
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Rex, a young blue dinosaur, dreams of becoming the greatest adventurer of all time! Meanwhile, he does odd jobs around the Cretincia Village while taking care of his father, who is suffering from a mysterious illness. Then a tragic event propels Rex into an epic quest. With his friends Patchy and Gogo, he will travel to the four corners of the Grea …

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Once Upon an Hour

by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: asian, date & time, bedtime & dreams

Yu-Rhee, a young Korean girl, wants to know how to tell time using a clock. Her mother tells her a tale from her childhood based on the traditional Korean practice of timekeeping, where the 12 animals of the zodiac are assigned to 2-hour sections of the 24-hour clock. Told from the point of view of a mountain, the story follows a child as they clim …

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Teatime Around the World

by Denyse Waissbluth, illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: non-classifiable, cooking & food

A celebration of diversity and deliciousness, Teatime Around the World reveals all the wonderful ways we can enjoy a cup of tea—or two!

Let’s go on an adventure to discover new cultures and friends through tea! In this fun and lyrical picture book for ages 4-8, kids will learn how tea is enjoyed in Thailand, Japan, Russia, Egypt, Pakistan, Hong …

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Night Walk

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Ellie Arscott
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: city & town life, bedtime & dreams, new experience

A child explores her neighborhood on a late-night walk with her dad, finding delight and comfort in moments of quiet and the warm windows into other people’s lives.

When a little girl can’t sleep one night, her dad asks if she’d like to go for a walk. They tiptoe through the silent house and step out into the dark.

It’s strange and exciting t …

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