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Girlvana

Self-Love, Yoga, and Making a Better World--A Handbook

by Alex Mazerolle
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: yoga, non-classifiable, emotions & feelings

An empowering, gentle, and compassionate handbook to help teenage women find body acceptance, self-love, confidence, and connection through the tools that yoga and meditation offer.

When Alex Mazerolle was a teenager, she struggled with the things that so many young people deal with: complicated friendships, parents who just don't understand, crush …

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Something's Wrong!

A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear

by Jory John, illustrated by Erin Kraan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: humorous stories

A hilarious picture book from #1New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day!
Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur…what could it be? Why does he feel so oddly off? So he …

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How Do You Feel?

illustrated by Rebecca Bender
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: senses & sensation, emotions & feelings, baby animals

Touch-and-feel textures bring to life a thoughtful story for babies and toddlers with a sweet surprise ending.

The toad feels bumpy, like a gnarly tree. The duckling feels fuzzy, like grass reaching for the sun. One by one the hedgehog discovers the textures of his animal friends. But how does the hedgehog feel himself?

Award-winning author/illustrat …

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Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know

Niibing, dgwaagig, bboong, mnookmig dbaadjigaade maanpii mzin’igning / A Book about the Seasons

by Brittany Luby, illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native canadian, seasons

An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem.

In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings.

We accompany them through warm summer da …

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Impossible

by Isol, translated by Elisa Amado
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, parents, imagination & play

A funny story about a seemingly impossible child and his desperate parents, who enlist the help of a specialist with unexpected results …

Toribio is two years old and his parents love him very much, but some days, taking care of him feels like an impossible task. He won’t sleep, makes a fuss when eating, splashes his bath water everywhere, and r …

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Open Secrets

by Jennifer Manuel
edition: Paperback
tagged: sexual abuse, peer pressure, music

The #MeToo movement has revealed the prevalence of sexual assault in society, especially as committed by powerful men. But it is an issue that also affects the lives of teen girls. This book tells the the story of seventeen-year-old Ana Santos, who has ambitions to make it big in music and signs a contract with the owner of a music café without kn …

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A World of Mindfulness

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo; Rebecca Bender; Gabrielle Grimard; Tara Anderson; François Thisdale; Scot Ritchie; Miki Sato; Tamara Campeau; Emma Pedersen; Carmen Mok; Aino Anto; Sue Macartney; Dubois & Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: non-classifiable, emotions & feelings

 

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative, sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several exciting new artists

I am here. I know who I am. I breathe in the smell of sun-warmed grass and it fills my lungs with energy.

Parents, educators, and health practitioners everywhere are recognizing the importa …

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Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White

by Saumiya Balasubramaniam, illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emigration & immigration, parents, emotions & feelings, monsters

A child’s joy on a snowy day finally helps her mother feel at home in their new country

A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day.

“So much snow,” says Ma. “So monochromatic.”

“Mono crow what?” her daughter replies.

Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic …

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Cancer is a C Word

by Sunita Pal, by (artist) Cody Andreasen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, emotions & feelings, non-classifiable

Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have to face and explaining it to little children can be very difficult--and hard to do without creating a Monster of Fear. Cancer is a C Word will help families and schools to introduce the concept of Canc …

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The One with the Scraggly Beard

by Elizabeth Withey, read by Kelly Nakatsuka
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: homelessness & poverty, city & town life, emotions & feelings

A child tries to understand the life of a man he has seen sleeping under a bridge. The boy’s mother patiently answers his questions and explains how people’s life paths can be so different. The child observes the things he has in common with the man and wonders where his own path will lead.
The One With the Scraggly Beard is defined by a simpl …