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Tout un cadeau!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • 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.

 

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Painted Fences

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Sydney Barnes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, military & wars

A charming and evocative story within a story, exploring themes of wartime resourcefulness, local history, friendship, and the reverberations of the past in the present day.

On a beautiful spring day in Victoria's James Bay neighbourhood, eight-year-old Esther takes a walk with her great-grandfather on his birthday. On the same street and the same d …

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The One with the Scraggly Beard

by Elizabeth Withey, read by Kelly Nakatsuka
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: homelessness & poverty, city & town life, emotions & feelings

A child tries to understand the life of a man he has seen sleeping under a bridge. The boy’s mother patiently answers his questions and explains how people’s life paths can be so different. The child observes the things he has in common with the man and wonders where his own path will lead.
The One With the Scraggly Beard is defined by a simpl …

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Slow Moe

by Deborah Kerbel, contributions by Kelly Nakatsuka
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: k
tagged: siblings, humorous stories, imagination & play

Life moves oh-so-slow when your little brother is a snail. It takes forever to do anything! Really, it’s enough to test the patience of even the most understanding big sister. But is Moe just slow or is there something else going on? With charming illustrations by Marianne Ferrer, award-winning author Deborah Kerbel has written a delightful story …

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Once Upon an Hour

by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: asian, date & time, bedtime & dreams

Yu-Rhee, a young Korean girl, wants to know how to tell time using a clock. Her mother tells her a tale from her childhood based on the traditional Korean practice of timekeeping, where the 12 animals of the zodiac are assigned to 2-hour sections of the 24-hour clock. Told from the point of view of a mountain, the story follows a child as they clim …

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The Wrench

by Elise Gravel, translated by Charles Simard
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: recycling & green living, peer pressure, humorous stories

Bob’s tricycle is broken and he needs a wrench to fix it. He ventures out to buy one at the Megamart, where slick salesman, Mr. Mart, convinces Bob that it’s not a wrench he needs, but a fridge hat…singing pajamas…a screaming machine! Bob spends all his money on things that he really doesn’t need and before he knows it has no money and n …

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