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First Valentine

by Kallie George, illustrated by Joelle Murray
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: valentine's day, new experience

A charming, relatable rhyming read-aloud just-right for Valentine's Day, about first experiences!

 

Little friend.

First valentine.

A heart will be

the best design…

Little friend is so excited to make his first valentine—in the shape of a heat! But learning how to cut shapes is a lot harder than you think, and no matter how much he tries, little frie …

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Even Superheroes Get Scared

by Shelly Becker, illustrated by Eda Kaban
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emotions & feelings, superheroes, stories in verse

When Superheroes feel worried or scared,
When they fret, when they sweat, when they feel unprepared . . .
They could run off screeching, they could but they don’t.
Because real superheroes just wouldn’t, they won’t.
 
Even superheroes get scared sometimes. When that happens, do they run and hide? NO! They acknowledge the feeling, then choose …

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Let’s Add Up!

by Victoria Allenby, illustrated by Maggie Zeng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: counting & numbers, arithmetic, toys, dolls & puppets

6 pots + 4 pans = 10 dishes…or a feast! With the imaginative play of these creative preschoolers, exploring the concepts of categorization and adding up to 10 has never been so much fun.

If you ask a grown-up to add up 8 cars + 2 trucks, they’ll probably say that’s 10 vehicles. And it’s true. But these 10 young friends know what else those …

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While You Sleep

by Jennifer Maruno, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, imagination & play, stories in verse

Breathtaking collage art and exquisite rhyming couplets showcase fantastical dreams as the natural world is prepared for a new day in this gentle bedtime book.

As the day ends and a little girl is put to sleep by her mother, night-helper bunnies work their magic to tidy and polish the world. These helpers paint flowers, dust butterflies, and charge …

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A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

by Daniel Bernstrom, illustrated by Brandon James Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bears, humorous stories, insects, spiders, etc.

Boisterous and buzzing, A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree is destined to be an instant classic . . . with delightully funny illustrations and clever, fun-to-read text, from the acclaimed author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree.

When a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face, everybody's abuzz! Award-winning aut …

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Frisson l’écureuil visite la clinique

illustrated by Melanie Watt
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: squirrels, humorous stories

 

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Frisson l’écureuil sait qu’il est important de surveiller sa santé, mais le seul moyen d’obtenir un certificat de santé est d’aller chez le vétérinaire. Seulement, il y a un problème : Frisson préfère rester à bonne distance de cet endroit où se trouvent tortues serpentines et chatons aux griffes …

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My Fade Is Fresh

by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Kitt Thomas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: african american, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women

A little girl learns the importance of speaking up for what she wants while at the barbershop and ends up rocking the fabulous hair style she chooses in this fun and empowering picture book.

When a little girl walks into her local barbershop, she knows she wants the flyest, freshest fade on the block! But there are so many beautiful hairstyles to c …

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Listen Up! Train Song

by Victoria Allenby
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: railroads & trains, sounds

Where do the trains go?
There and back.
Let’s sing a train song
All down the track.

Toddlers and babies love trains and the noises they make. Listen Up! Train Song uses repeating verse and bright photographs to match this enthusiasm with a unique take on the conceptual sound book that is perfect for reading aloud. Each spread uses onomatopoeia …

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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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Heartbreak Homes

by Jo Treggiari
edition: Paperback
tagged: thrillers & suspense, lgbt, mysteries & detective stories, alternative family

A gripping locked-door YA murder mystery told from multiple perspectives from Governor General's Award – and Crime Writers of Canada Award – nominated author of The Grey Sisters and Blood Will Out.

The back-to-school blowout filled with drinks and drugs isn't Frankie's scene, but she would do anything for her childhood best friend, Jessa, whose …