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Pasture Bedtime

by Sigmund Brouwer, illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: farm animals, friendship, farm & ranch life

Eleven-year-old Charlie Dembinski likes to keep his life organized and quiet. This is a challenge when you live on a farm where your mother runs a veterinary clinic for the local livestock, neighbors’ pets and sometimes rescued wildlife. To complicate Charlie’s orderly life even further, his mother hires a bookkeeper to live on the farm who br …

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Genie Meanie

by Mahtab Narsimhan, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: bullying, friendship, asian

When eight-year-old Kiara discovers that her recently deceased grandmother left her a genie, trapped in a bottle of garam-masala, she’s elated. She’ll be a modern-day Aladdin and have someone to do her bidding. And Kiara could really use a little magic. Third grade is just about to start and she’s spent the summer worried about being in class …

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Les timbrés N° 3 - Le cadeau mutant

illustrated by Dom Pelletier
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: humorous, friendship

 

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Tia, Léo et M. Rodrigue sont de retour pour une nouvelle aventure! C’est bientôt Noël, mais ça ne veut pas dire pour autant que tout est calme... Quand un cadeau mystérieux est offert à la directrice de l’école, c’est la catastrophe! Le personnel et les élèves se transforment en mutants. Il est temp …

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Small History of a Disagreement

by Claudio Fuentes, translated by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Gabriela Lyon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: non-classifiable, friendship, politics & government

A lively introduction to voting, democracy, and activism for kids.

“The message of this book, which focuses on a student body’s divided opinion about an issue vital to its future, is that disagreements can lead to fruitful discussion, better understanding and great ideas.” —New York Times

Should an ancient monkey puzzle tree be cut down to ma …

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When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’i´^j?go

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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Nous sommes gentils

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

Nous sommes gentils traite des gestes de bonté tout simples du quotidien et encourage les enfants à explorer comment ils se sentent quand ils sont bienveillants ou quand une personne est gentille à leur égard. L’autrice renommée Monique Gray Smith a écrit de nombreux ouvrages sur la résilience et la réconciliation. Elle communique un mess …

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Hockey Night in Kenya

by Danson Mutinda & Eric Walters, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: hockey, orphans & foster homes, friendship

? “This simple story of discovery, sport, and friendship is filled with likable characters and innocently joyful moments...Delightful.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kenyan orphans, Kitoo and Nigosi, spend their days studying, playing soccer, helping their elders with chores around the orphanage and reading from the limited selection of book …

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