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Brady Brady and the Super Skater

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

The Icehogs have a new player — and she’s a super skater!

 

Brady hasn’t seen anyone skate faster than Caroline. But when it comes time to putting the puck in the net, she can’t quite connect.

Brady soon realizes it’s because she can’t see properly, but like many kids, Caroline doesn’t want to wear her glasses. A little understanding and …

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Paulina

The Story of an Almost Unlucky Pig

by Hans Limmer, translated by Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by David Crossley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: pigs, country life, farm & ranch life, friendship

A timeless story about the connection between a young girl and her pet pig for kids 4 to 8, featuring nostalgic, 1960s photographs that kids will love, and parents will too!

Have you ever dreamed of having a pet pig? 

When Angela finds a lost pig wandering on the road, she adopts her and names her Paulina. Together, the two explore the small Greek is …

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Moi aussi, je peux!

by Karen Autio, illustrated by Laura Watson
edition: Paperback
tagged: special needs, friendship, diversity & multicultural

 

See below for English description.

Léane et Emma adorent bouger. Elles font du vélo, du patin à glace, dévalent des montagnes et plus encore, chacune à leur façon. Alors que Léane pédale sur son tricycle, Emma utilise ses mains pour faire avancer le sien. Pendant qu’Emma se promène sur la glace dans une luge, Léane l’accompagne avec s …

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Night Runners

illustrated by Geraldo Valério
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: friendship, music

What seems scary proves surprising in this magical wordless picture book.

Guided by a circle of stars on the horizon, a stag bounds into a thick pine forest. Wolves lurk behind the trees, then begin to run after him. When the stag turns to look at his pursuers, he stumbles over a fallen tree and sinks to the forest floor. The wolves close in … but …

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I Can, Too!

by Karen Autio, illustrated by Laura Watson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: special needs, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

A wonderful story of new friendship between two children with diverse abilities.

 

Piper and Kayla love to move. They ride bikes, glide on ice, swoosh down mountains and much more — each in her own way. While Piper pedals her tricycle with her feet, Kayla uses her hands to move her trike forward. While Kayla coasts across the ice on a sled, Piper s …

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Tiri Is Scared of the Dark

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

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

Tiri has a secret: he is scared of the dark. He doesn’t want anyone to find out, but as he spends the day with his friends, he learns they are each scared of something too. Tuktu is scared of heights. Ukaliq is scared of swimming in deep water. Will Tiri be able to open up and face his own fear? See how the friends learn to support one another.

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The Best Gift for Bear

by Jennifer A. Bell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, bears, friendship

Just right for the holidays, this charming story about finding a perfect present introduces an endearing hedgehog and bear—and includes a gingerbread-cookie recipe.

Hedgehog has been busy making gifts for all of her friends. But what could possibly be grand enough for her dear friend Bear? Bear had shown Hedgehog the wonders of butterflies and tau …

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My Self, Your Self

by Esmé Shapiro
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, diversity & multicultural, friendship

Follow along with lovable forest creatures as they discover what is a self and what makes each of us unique.

Your self is the only self you have, and my self is not your self . . . but what is a self? Whatever it is, it’s what makes you you!
 
From the way you button your coat to the way you tap your toes, from the top of your head to your adorabl …

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A Wee Boo

by Jessica Boyd, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: ghost stories, friendship, humorous stories

This heartwarming ghost story will make readers laugh out loud and sympathize with a ghost who is too cute to be scary.

Wee Boo is a ghost who wants nothing more than to earn her haunting license like all the other accredited ghosts. The problem? She’s far too cute to scare anyone! She’s given one last chance, with extraordinarily low standards …

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