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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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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

Explore tea cultures around the world with vibrant images and sweetly simple text.

This poetic picture book takes children of all ages on an adventure around the world to discover new cultures and friends through tea. Did you know that po cha, the traditional tea in Tibet, is thick and salty like soup? Or that in Iran, tea is served with a rock? (A …

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Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: baby animals, mammals, bedtime & dreams, polar regions, 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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If You Were Night

by Muon Thi Van, illustrated by Kelly Pousette
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, nocturnal, imagination & play

A poetic and evocative exploration of the natural world at night illustrated in illuminating paper-cut dioramas.

This dreamlike picture book asks the question: if you were night, what would you do? If you saw the moon tiptoe past your window, would you nestle under the covers? Or would you step outside to follow it? What if you felt a tail brush you …

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Maud and Grand-Maud

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Kenard Pak
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: multigenerational, non-classifiable, bedtime & dreams

This sweet story captures the singular experience of a child's visit with grandma. A diverse story for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma/Grandpa and Grandma's Purse or readers who love This Is Sadie.

Maud loves the weekends that she stays over at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast-for-supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies and …

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Once Upon an Hour

by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, illustrated by Soyeon Kim
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: asian, bedtime & dreams, date & time

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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Good Night, Sam

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play, bedtime & dreams

"Stella," whispered Sam, "are you sleeping?"
"Yes," answered Stella. "Aren't you?"
Sam can't sleep without his beloved dog, Fred. But where could he be? Sam knows that Fred is afraid of the dark, of the monster that lives in the closet and of the giant toad that lurks downstairs. Luckily, Stella is there to reassure Sam as they search everywhere.

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The Sun is a Peach

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, country life, size & shape

A young child walks along a country road into town where there’s a parade on. The experiences of the day, and the child’s eventual homecoming and bedtime, are chronicled and compared to the sun. The sun takes the form of the yolk of an egg, a spool of thread, the eye of a bird, an ice-cream cone and a dandelion. Each round, yellow item on the …

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Le soleil est une pêche

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, country life, size & shape

Un enfant marche sur un chemin de campagne pour aller voir un défilé au village. Ce qu’il voit lors des événements de la journée jusqu’à son retour à la maison et l’heure du coucher lui fait penser au soleil : un jaune d’œuf, une bobine de fil, l’œil d’un oiseau, un cornet de sorbet et un pissenlit. Tous les cercles jaunes lui …

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