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Choose Kindness

illustrated by Ruth Ohi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

 

A gentle friendship story that celebrates small acts of kindness!

 

This is Bunny feeling small,

not wanting to leave the bed at all.

 

Bunny is having a tough morning, but manages to brighten up and get out the door. Pretty soon Bunny comes across Beetle, who needs a little cheering too. Bunny can do that! Bunny and Beetle band together and they come …

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Brady Brady and the Missed Hatrick

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, friendship, pets

 

Brady Brady books are hockey — with heart!

 

A big snowfall has blanketed Brady’s street. But it’s hard to focus on shoveling when there’s a game of shinny going on and Brady doesn’t exactly finish his chore. Later, under the guise of taking his dog Hatrick for a walk, Brady ties him up and rejoins the game.

Brady returns home tired but ha …

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Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle

by Cathy Ballou Mealey, illustrated by Kelly Collier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, friendship

A speedy squirrel and a sleepy sloth try to get the job done in this funny, heartwarming tale of two lovable, but unlikely, friends.

Though Sloth and Squirrel are good friends, they have different ways of doing things --- and different speeds of doing them. So, when Squirrel gets them jobs as pickle packers to earn money for a new bike, things don't …

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Sonata for Fish and Boy

illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, imagination & play

Music inspires friendship and a life full of dreams and adventure in this wordless picture book from Milan Pavlovic.

When a fish hears the singing of a violin, it is drawn out of the water and into the world of a young musician sitting on a shady bench. Soon fish and boy are flying over the rooftops together, past lively street musicians, a flock of …

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The Day the Rain Moved In

by Éléonore Douspis, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: friendship, weather

In this beautiful picture book, the wondrous merges with the ordinary when it starts to rain … inside the house!

One day, it starts to rain in Pauline and Louis’s house. The whole family looks for the source of the rain, but nothing can be found! Dad tries to mop up the puddles that form on the floor, Mom holds an umbrella over her head to read, …

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The Dog’s Gardener

by Patricia Storms, illustrated by Nathalie Dion
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, dogs, pets

A dog delights in a summer day spent in the garden with his owner, an avid gardener.

When a dog named Dutch hears the gardener going down the stairs each morning, he anticipates her every move. But most of all, he waits for the beautiful words, “Okay, Dutch. Let’s go outside.”

It’s a bright summer day. Dutch stands back from the dark, dusty t …

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Brady Brady et la fille torpille

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: hockey, friendship, girls & women

 

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Tess joue dans l’équipe de Brady Brady, et elle ADORE le hockey. Mais les membres d’une autre équipe se moquent d’elle parce qu’elle est une fille… jusqu’à ce que les Ricochons passent à l’action!

Cette nouvelle aventure la série Brady Brady plaira à coup sûr aux jeunes amateurs et amatrices de …

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Les colombes de neige

by Nancy Hartry, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emigration & immigration, friendship, new experience

 

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Sami vient d’arriver dans un nouveau pays et il est étonné de voir la quantité de neige qui s’accumule au sol! Joy, sa nouvelle voisine, ne parle pas la même langue que lui, mais cela ne l’empêche pas de communiquer avec le jeune garçon… Après tout, elle sait à quel point cela peut être intimidant …

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When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’íigo

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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