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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

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 importance of mindfulness practice, particularly for children. Meditation and yoga are becoming common activities in kindergarten classes and beyond. Taking time to …

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When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’i?????????´igo

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt, translated by Mildred Walters
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship, multigenerational

When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives. Celebrated author Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words …

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What Do You Want, Little Friend?

by Marianne Dubuc
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: baby animals

A happy kitten playing with a kite accidentally injures a little bug! The kitten wants to know what will make the little friend feel better: to march like the ants or fly like the birds? Nothing seems to work until finally the kitten asks and the little friend shares the answer—a kiss! Little ones will love the whimsy and warmth of this sweet sto …

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Nunavummi Learning Pack - Level 4

Bilingual Inuktitut and English

by Inhabit Education Books Inc.
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner, native canadian

Each Nunavummi Learning Pack includes 10 fiction and non-fiction books on themes such as Arctic animals, common objects, counting, Northern activities, and more. All books feature Inuktitut syllabics and roman orthography, as well as English. 

Titles included: • Arctic Birds • Actions • Parts of the Land • Things I Need at School • Things …

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The Boy Who Moved Christmas

by Eric Walters & Nicole Wellwood, illustrated by Carloe (Shan) Liu
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, death & dying

It's October, but in seven-year-old Evan's town, every house is decorated for Christmas and a giant holiday parade is about to begin. The bump in Evan's head means he might not make it to December, so all his friends, family, neighbours, and thousands of strangers have moved Christmas just for him.

Evan is delighted to see the trees, the lights, an …

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The Last Loose Tooth

by Tyler Clark Burke
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, new experience, daily activities

Everyone loses their baby teeth - but how do the teeth feel about leaving?
This funny reimagining of the Tooth Fairy myth from the teeth's perspective is the perfect purchase for any child with a loose tooth or those visiting the dentist for the first time!

Lou is the last loose baby tooth in the mouth. All of the other teeth take the plunge, one by …

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Hug?

illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, humorous stories

How many hugs is too many? This girl's had enough! This humorous picture book explores compassion and the importance of setting boundaries.

After coughing up a hairball, a girl's cat doesn't feel well. So the girl offers to give her cat a hug, which makes the cat --- and the girl --- feel better. A dog notices and asks for a hug, too. Then some duc …

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Raj's Rule (For the Bathroom at School)

by Lana Button, illustrated by Hatem Aly
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: daily activities, emotions & feelings, humorous stories

Raj has one rule: he never uses the bathroom at school. It’s just not the same as the one at home. All day, he avoids bathroom trips. Easy enough, since he lives by these tips: Don’t linger at the sink. Stay away from anyone who makes you laugh. Watch out for distractions, especially schoolwork. And sit still: no running, jumping, cartwheels, …

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I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree

by Jean E. Pendziwol, illustrated by Nathalie Dion
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, emotions & feelings, poetry (see also stories in verse)

The child in this story observes the sun by playing with her shadow, though sometimes it disappears. She listens to the wind tell stories, even when it howls like wolves. She tastes snowflakes — sometimes sweet and delicate; other times sharp on her cheeks. And finally, she finds hope in the buds on a cherry tree that survive through the winter …

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