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Mermaid's Lullaby

by Briana Corr Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: mermaids, bedtime & dreams

A gentle board book for bedtime featuring mer-moms and mer-babies, from the creator of The Book of Selkie and Wildflower.
Now the sun is dipping low
It's time to go to bed.
Swaddled tight in seaweed wraps
They rest their sleepy heads...
A soothing board book lullaby about mer-moms and their mer-babies at bedtime, from the creator of The Book of …

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Bedtime in Nunatsiavut

by Raeann Brown
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, other, bedtime & dreams

A sweet, beautiful book for children depicting the transformative dreams envisioned by a young Inuk girl, with the help of her loving mother.

In Bedtime in Nunatsiavut, a little girl named Nya yearns to fly, swim, and wander like the goose, salmon, bear, fox, and other animals that populate her world. Each night, her loving Ananak (mother) tucks her …

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The Moon is a Silver Pond, The Sun is a Peach

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, size & shape, imagination & play, words, country life

Reveling in metaphor, with two books in one, this book encourages a magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. That moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees, and when they tend the cow, the …

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In My Anaana's Amautik

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, native canadian, stories in verse, polar regions

Starred reviews from Kirkus, SLJ, and The Horn Book Magazine!

Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik—the pouch in the back of a mother’s parka used to carry a child—to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana’s laughter. …

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Journey of the Midnight Sun

by Shazia Afzal, illustrated by Aliya Ghare
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: islam, cars & trucks, values & virtues, cultural heritage

This is the true story of the journey of the Midnight Sun Mosque.

In 2010 a Winnipeg-based charity raised funds to build and ship a mosque to Inuvik, one of the most northern towns in Canada’s Arctic. A small but growing Muslim community there had been using a cramped trailer for their services, but there just wasn't enough space. The mosque trave …

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Shahrzad and the Angry King

created by Nahid Kazemi
edition: Hardcover
tagged: adaptations

A rebel dreamer of a girl daydreams about her role in making the world a better place—and since dreams bleed into reality, maybe she really does.

 

Shahrzad and the Angry King is a contemporary reimagining of the Scheherazade tale, starring scooter-riding, story-loving Shahrzad. Shahrzad loves stories and looks for them everywhere. When she meets a …

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Les cinq vœux

by Priya Chaudhary, illustrated by Cindy Lin, translated by Sophie J. Morgan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars, kangaroos, jungle animals

Randy the Racoon and Cindy the Squirrel are best friends. One day, while walking in Woodland Forest, they find their friend Bella the Butterfly. She is trapped in a spider's web! After Cindy and Randy help her out of the web, she grants them five wishes. Randy and Cindy are excited to make their own dreams come true. But, when each of their wishes …

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True and The Rainbow Kingdom: 5-Minute Goodnight Stories

5 minute Storybook Collection

adapted by Anne Paradis & Robin Bright, illustrated by Guru Animation Studio Ltd
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, emotions & feelings, fantasy & magic, beginner
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