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Pivik Learns from Takannaaluk

Inuktitut Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Hannah Barrett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, siblings, polar regions, native american

In this story from West Greenland, one young girl tries to teach her mischievous little sister a lesson by telling her the Inuit traditional story of Takannaaluk.

Pivik is the laziest little sister! She is always complaining about helping Anaana and stealing the best food for herself. Fed up, her big sister, Ukaleq, seizes the chance to teach Pivik …

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First Valentine

by Kallie George, illustrated by Joelle Murray
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: valentine's day, new experience

A charming, relatable rhyming read-aloud just-right for Valentine's Day, about first experiences!

 

Little friend.

First valentine.

A heart will be

the best design…

Little friend is so excited to make his first valentine—in the shape of a heat! But learning how to cut shapes is a lot harder than you think, and no matter how much he tries, little frie …

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Maakusie Loves Music

English Edition

by Chelsey June and Jaaji (Twin Flames), illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, music

Maakusie loves music! But what makes music in the Arctic so special? Join Maakusie as he practises katajjaniq (throat singing) and learns ajaja songs, drumming, and more!

Explore everything from traditional instruments to dances to the origin of the brass bands in the Arctic today. Grab your instruments or sing along. This journey through the histor …

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Mad About Meatloaf (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #1)

by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Alexandra Bye
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous, dogs, humorous stories

Meet Weenie, a meatloaf-obsessed wiener dog, and his best friends Frank and Beans in this hilarious early graphic novel for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and The Bad Guys.

Weenie loves his human, Bob. He loves his guinea pig friend, Beans, and his cat friend, Frank. He loves naps, adventures and sharing. In fact, Weenie loves pretty much everything (exc …

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PAWS: Mindy Makes Some Space

by Nathan Fairbairn, illustrated by Michele Assarasakorn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous, friendship, dogs

Are you a fan of Raina Telgemeier or Shannon Hale? Then you won’t want to miss the second book in this graphic novel series that’s the Baby-Sitters Club for pets! Your favorite dog-walkers are back with even more cute animals—and even more friendship and family drama—in this funny and heartwarming story perfect for fans of Real Friends, Rol …

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Let’s Add Up!

by Victoria Allenby, illustrated by Maggie Zeng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: counting & numbers, arithmetic, toys, dolls & puppets

6 pots + 4 pans = 10 dishes…or a feast! With the imaginative play of these creative preschoolers, exploring the concepts of categorization and adding up to 10 has never been so much fun.

If you ask a grown-up to add up 8 cars + 2 trucks, they’ll probably say that’s 10 vehicles. And it’s true. But these 10 young friends know what else those …

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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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I'm 8, It's Great Mad Libs

World's Greatest Word Game

by Kim Ostrow
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: activity books, grammar, birthdays

Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and the perfect gift or activity for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories all about being 8!  

Throw those velcro shoes away and put on those laced ones -- you're 8, you're great, and you're old enough to VERB! With 21 “fill-in-t …

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