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Same Here!

The Differences We Share

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Sophie Casson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, daily activities, diversity & multicultural

Explore how kids around the world live and the common needs that unite them

Children around the world live vastly different lives from one another—different cultures, different geographic and socio-economic realities, differing access to health and education. Despite these differences, they all share common needs: the need to feel loved and protec …

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As Glenn as Can Be

by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Nancy Vo
edition: eBook
  • 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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I am Everything In Between

illustrated by Sydney Sunderland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: lgbt, emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

I Am Everything In Between highlights kids who may not fit into stereotypical gender ideals, and celebrates how they do identify by sending positive messages about gender identity. This book teaches children that regardless of biological gender, it's OK to feel like a boy, or a girl, or even both! The illustrations include bright and bold examples …

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How to Spot a Sasquatch

by J. Torres, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: action & adventure, camping & outdoor activities, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology, humorous

An action-packed graphic novel that shows no friendship is impossible

On a camping trip with the Junior Rangers, Jay feels like the odd one out. He’s determined to get a photo of Bigfoot—but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. But if there’s no such thing as Bigfoot, why is there a giant footprint? And who is stealing all the snacks? …

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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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Pink, Blue, and You!

Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes

by Elise Gravel & Mykaell Blais
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: homosexuality, body

Simple, accessible, and direct, this picture book is perfect for kids and parents or teachers to read together, opening the door to conversations about gender stereotypes and everyone's right to be their true selves.
 

Is it okay for boys to cry? Can girls be strong? Should girls and boys be given different toys to play with and different clothes to …

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Terrible Feeling, The

by Lisa Lucas, illustrated by Laurie Stein
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, friendship
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I’m Not Sydney!

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play, friendship

Sydney and his friends gather outside to play, transforming one by one to climb, leap, lumber and soar into a shared jungle of their imagination.

Hanging upside down in a tree, Sydney imagines he is a sleepy, sun-bathing sloth. And that's where Sami finds him. Sami thinks sloths are too slow, so she scampers up the tree and becomes a spider monkey. …

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