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Sitting Shiva

by Erin Silver, illustrated by Michelle Theodore
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: death & dying, religion & faith, jewish, parents, other, religious

A little girl grieves the loss of her mother, but she can’t grieve alone.

When her friends and family arrive at her house to sit shiva, laden with cakes and stories, she refuses to come downstairs. But the laughter and memories gradually bring her into the fold, where she is comforted by her community. By the end of the book, she feels stronger an …

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See You Soon, Tuktu!

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok & Rachel Rupke, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, emotions & feelings, friendship, polar regions

It's a beautiful fall day, but Tuktu feels sad. Tomorrow his family will travel to a place where there is more food for the winter. Tuktu will miss his friends! See how Tuktu's friends cheer him up by planning a special day for him. Tuktu and his friends make wonderful memories to last until they can meet again in the spring.

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Sun Wishes

by Patricia Storms, illustrated by Milan Pavlović
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play

A joyful celebration of our daily companion, the sun, as it shines around the world.

“If I were the sun, I would sing a gentle morning song to wake my slumbering friends.” So begins this fresh and colorful collaboration between author Patricia Storms and illustrator Milan Pavlović, the creative team behind 2019’s beloved bedtime story, Moon W …

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Baby Feels

illustrated by Thalita Dol
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: new baby, infants & toddlers, senses & sensation

Thalita Dol’s debut picture book, Baby Feels, is a book about feelings, but with a twist: it shows not only the basic feelings we usually see in similar books, but also those that aren’t always discussed. By showing these feelings that are very present in a baby’s daily life, this adorable board book will help care givers acknowledge their ba …

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As Glenn as Can Be

by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Nancy Vo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: music, canada, emotions & feelings

"A warm and witty portrait of child prodigy and world-famous classical musician Glenn Gould. 

Glenn was a child who knew his own mind — he liked boats but did not like fishing; he enjoyed puns and pranks but did not like bullying; he loved learning but did not like school … but more than anything else he loved to play the piano. 

Glenn had a prof …

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What Happens When a Loved One Dies?

Our First Talk About Death

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: death & dying, emotions & feelings

Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death.

Using questions posed in a child’s voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional que …

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Patience

A Celebration of Mindfulness

by Kat Bovey, illustrated by Katie Wilson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mindfulness & meditation, self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E.
The latest addition to the A Celebration of Mindfulness series helps readers find ways to have patience in everyday scenarios. From learning something new to having patience for the people and the world around us, each spread provides examples of ways little ones can take the time to slow down.
About the A Celebration of Mindfulnes …

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