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Tout un cadeau!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: christmas & advent, humorous stories

 

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Chaque Noël, Julie trouve les cadeaux que sa mère et son père ont caché. Sauf cette année! Ses parents ont-ils décidé de ne pas célébrer Noël? Un classique de Robert Munsch qui déborde d’illustrations merveilleuses. Les enfants ne seront jamais déçus de le trouver sous le sapin de Noël.

 

Every singl …

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Munsch en folie!

illustrated by Jay Odjick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, beginner

 

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Rigolez, gloussez, ricanez et roulez-vous par terre grâce aux histoires de Robert Munsch.

Munsch en folie! contient six histoires à succès :

Grrrros lions!

C’est MA chambre!

Coquin de rouquin

Un joyeux festin

Journée pyjama

Vilains maringouins!

Les enfants ne voudront pas poser ce livre de Munsch! Ce recueil cont …

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AAAlligator!

by Judith Henderson, illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: prejudice & racism, alligators & crocodiles, city & town life

When a hungry alligator moves to their town, the residents want him out . . . until they get to know him (and learn what he's actually hungry for!). A timely tale about empathy, acceptance and a community's response to injustice.

Though he's scared at first, a boy who encounters an alligator in the woods soon realizes that all the alligator wants is …

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What Do You Want, Little Friend?

by Marianne Dubuc
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: baby animals

A happy kitten playing with a kite accidentally injures a little bug! The kitten wants to know what will make the little friend feel better: to march like the ants or fly like the birds? Nothing seems to work until finally the kitten asks and the little friend shares the answer—a kiss! Little ones will love the whimsy and warmth of this sweet sto …

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Glory on Ice

A Vampire Hockey Story

by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Mark Fearing
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, humorous stories, friendship

A centuries-old vampire decides to bring his crushing-and-destroying skills to the ice in this hilarious story about the newest (and oldest) member of the local peewee hockey team.

After centuries alone in his old castle, Vlad is ready to try something new. When he hears the local hockey team gushing about how they'll crush and destroy their opponen …

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Where Did the Walruses Go?

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Tooma Laisa, illustrated by Udayana Lugo
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, marine life

Nalluq loves spending time outdoors at his family’s summer camp in Peterhead Inlet. One day during a walk on the shoreline, his ataata shares an exciting discovery with him: a walrus skull! But Nalluq never sees walruses there. Where did they go? Nalluq's ataata tells Nalluq a traditional story about why all the walruses disappeared from Peterhea …

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The Boy Who Moved Christmas

by Eric Walters & Nicole Wellwood, illustrated by Carloe (Shan) Liu
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, death & dying

It's October, but in seven-year-old Evan's town, every house is decorated for Christmas and a giant holiday parade is about to begin. The bump in Evan's head means he might not make it to December, so all his friends, family, neighbours, and thousands of strangers have moved Christmas just for him.

Evan is delighted to see the trees, the lights, an …

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Catch the Sky

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Emily Dove
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), imagination & play, seasons, non-classifiable

In the vein of Jack Prelutsky and Dennis Lee comes a celebration of the sky with thirty zippy poems that will lift your spirits and let your imagination soar.

Award-winning children’s poet Robert Heidbreder captures the magic and beauty of all the things kids around the world observe when looking up, from birds and balloons to snow and shooting st …

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The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder

by Shelley Hrdlitschka & Rae Schidlo
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: bears, animal welfare, zoology

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A beautifully illustrated and educational children's book that tells the true life story of Grouse Mountain's famous resident grizzly bears.

Coola and Grinder are two adult grizzly bears living at the “peak of Vancouver” on Grouse Mountain. For the past eighteen years they have been among the mount …

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Snow Doves

by Nancy Hartry, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emigration & immigration, values & virtues, imagination & play

Sami has just arrived in a new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! Joy, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as Joy helps Sami overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and Sami discovers the magic of play …