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While You Sleep

by Jennifer Maruno, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, imagination & play, stories in verse

Breathtaking collage art and exquisite rhyming couplets showcase fantastical dreams as the natural world is prepared for a new day in this gentle bedtime book.

As the day ends and a little girl is put to sleep by her mother, night-helper bunnies work their magic to tidy and polish the world. These helpers paint flowers, dust butterflies, and charge …

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Paulina

The Story of an Almost Unlucky Pig

by Hans Limmer, translated by Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by David Crossley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: pigs, country life, farm & ranch life, friendship

A timeless story about the connection between a young girl and her pet pig for kids 4 to 8, featuring nostalgic, 1960s photographs that kids will love, and parents will too!

Have you ever dreamed of having a pet pig? 

When Angela finds a lost pig wandering on the road, she adopts her and names her Paulina. Together, the two explore the small Greek is …

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To My Panik: To My Daughter

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Pelin Turgut
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, polar regions, native canadian, girls & women

“Panik, do you know how much I love you? When I look at the horizon, past the vast tundra, I see no end. That is how much I love you.”

In this lovingly told book, a mother recounts for her daughter all the things she loves about her, connecting each attribute to an element of the Arctic landscape or Inuit traditional life. As her daughter’s ey …

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Boney

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emotions & feelings, imagination & play

Annabelle discovers an animal bone in the woods and decides to make it her new plaything. But nature ends up moving Annabelle in mysterious ways.

At first, Boney, as Annabelle names him, makes the perfect companion. While Mom is busy with the baby, Boney and Annabelle share a meal, play at the park, and share a bedtime story before Annabelle tucks B …

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Adélaïde au couvent

De Québec à Lamèque

by Chantal Duguay Mallet
edition: Paperback
tagged: post-confederation (1867-)

After having tried three governesses, Adelaïde's father, a notary in Québec, can't take it anymore. Adelaïde will go to boarding school at the convent in Lamèque. For a young girl who has lived all her life in a big city, the island of Lamèque is the end of the world! It's so far away that the train doesn't even go there. And her arrival does …

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If You Could Be Anything

by Jennifer Britton, illustrated by Briana Corr Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, bedtime & dreams, interactive adventures

A gentle lullaby celebrating the abundant nature of the East Coast, from the illustrator of Wildflower and The Book of Selkie.

If you could be anything, what would you be?
I'd be a tall ship, racing fast on the sea
I'd fill up my sails with the salty cool breeze
If I could be anything. If it were up to me.

This lyrical lullaby from educator and mu …

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Welcome, Dark

by Charis St. Pierre, illustrated by Rachel Wada
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, stories in verse, poetry (see also stories in verse)

In this poetic picture book, young readers are invited to explore the sounds of nighttime and find comfort in them instead of fear.

As a young child falls asleep, the night comes alive. Animals hide and leaves blow, seeds are spread and crops are watered, and the world wakes anew in the morning. Focusing on the necessity of nighttime, this beautifu …

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We Sang You Home / kikî-kîwê-nikamôstamâtinân

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, edited by Cree Literacy Network
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, bedtime & dreams, poetry (see also stories in verse), emotions & feelings

“A beautiful welcome and a thank you to the Indigenous child who brings joy into the parents’ lives.”School Library Journal

In this sweet and lyrical picture book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. Internationally renowned storytelle …

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