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It’s Me, Henry!

by Stéphanie Deslauriers, illustrated by Geneviève Després, translated by Charles Simard
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: special needs, friendship, school & education

Henry marches to the beat of his own green thumb in this gentle picture book about a boy on the autism spectrum.

Henry doesn't remember to raise his hand and he prefers to call plants by their proper Latin names, much to the frustration of his classmates. Most days, Henry doesn't notice how different he is from the other kids in his grade, but some …

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Camp Average: Away Games

by Craig Battle
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, friendship, humorous stories, hockey

In the final book of this hit summer reading series for ages 8 to 12, this summer is definitely not average. This three-book series is great for sports fans and reluctant readers, with Camp Average shortlisted for provincial children's choice awards in Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

It’s another summer at Camp Avalon—also known as Camp Ave …

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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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HE/SHE

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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Locked Gate, The

by Lisa Lucas, illustrated by Laurie Stein
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, friendship

"Whether you suffer an unjust system...whether you have been in a prison of another's making or in a cage of your own construction...there is...the dance without words before the twice-locked gates." --Before The Twice-Locked Gates, by Mark Nepo
When Laurie and Lisa read this, they thought about how humans have been building walls to keep others o …

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I’m Not Sydney!

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
  • 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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Giju's Gift

by Brandon Mitchell, illustrated by Veronika Barinova & Britt Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 2
tagged: native canadian, action & adventure, friendship, intermediate, self-esteem & self-reliance

Long ago, all living creatures on this land shared a special balance with one another. The pugulatmu’j—the Little People—were the original guardians of the land, and they looked after all living things. As time passed, we forgot these playful yet powerful guardians, but they did not forget us. Occasionally, they make their presence known with …

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Super Detectives! (Simon and Chester Book #1)

by Cale Atkinson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: mystery & detective, friendship, humorous stories

A ghost and a kid team up to solve mysteries and kick butt! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of Bad Guys and Dog Man.

Welcome to the world of Simon and Chester, ghost and boy duo extraordinaire.
They like to kick butt and take names.
They don't like chores.
They are best friends.
And they are about to solve the MYSTERY OF A LIFETIME …

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