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Quiet, Please!

by Russ Willms
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: giraffes, siblings, humorous stories

Junior the giraffe is just looking for a nice quiet place to read his book.

But there is one problem (actually, five problems): Junior’s brothers and sisters are the noisiest giraffes in the jungle! Whether it’s band practice, family singalongs or just really loud burping, Junior can’t escape the noise of his sonorous siblings! In an act of de …

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The Three Bears and Goldilocks

by Bee Waeland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: adaptations, classic adaptation, humorous stories, humorous, bears

What if Goldilocks was held accountable for her actions?

In this graphic retelling of the fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," author/illustrator Bee Waeland reimagines the story of a self-involved little girl who commits a crime and is arrested for breaking and entering. Having tracked deer poo into the Bear family’s house, broken a numbe …

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Rainy Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, camping & outdoor activities, poetry (see also stories in verse)

Sunny rain sparkling showers
Water for our trees and flowers

For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility. A puddle in the back yard is just waiting for a stomp in rubber rain boots. A light drizzle is perfect for a search-and-rescue mission for worms and snails. And watching a heavy rainfall makes sitting inside with a warm bowl of soup …

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Arlo & Pips #3: New Kids in the Flock

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: chapter books, action & adventure, humorous

In the grand finale of Elise Gravel's graphic chapter book series that Kirkus called "a charming treasure," Arlo the crow is going to be a dad! The third book in this quirky series from acclaimed author Elise Gravel is perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Castronauts.

Parenting is tough—even for a genius like Arlo—but luckily he isn’t alo …

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Sukaq and the Raven

by Roy Goose & Kerry McCluskey, illustrated by Soyeon Kim
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native american, polar regions, birds, bedtime & dreams

Sukaq loves to drift off to sleep listening to his mother tell him stories. His favourite story is the tale of how a raven created the world. But this time, as his mother begins to tell the story and his eyelids become heavy, he is suddenly whisked away on the wings of the raven to ride along as the entire world is formed! This traditional legend f …

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Finding Moose

by Sue Farrell Holler, illustrated by Jennifer Faria
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: multigenerational, native american, native canadian, diversity & multicultural, country life, deer, moose & caribou

The creators of Raven, Rabbit, Deer are back with another thoughtful tale of a young boy and his grandfather taking a walk through the woods and all the creatures and plants they encounter.

Walking as “quiet as mice and rabbits and deer” they come upon fresh moose droppings and set out to find the moose itself. They discover the branches where t …

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A Home for Us

by Sharon Jennings, illustrated by Eva Campbell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: africa, orphans & foster homes

This is the fictionalized story of "Yula", a character inspired by a real girl Sharon Jennings met in her visits to the Hope Development Centre in Kenya. When four—year—old Yula is discovered by the orphanage director?"Mum"?and introduced to a caring home and school, her abilities develop as do her understandings of how to care for others. Whe …

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Flock

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Geraldo Valério
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: birds, city & town life, imagination & play

In this fantastical story, a flock of feathery friends show up for a feast!

Lunch turns into bird food when a little girl starts feeding birds at the bus stop. First, a pigeon she names Serious comes pecking, and then Fancy and Sleepy gather to gobble up the offerings. But what happens when more and more birds want to join in on the feast? And what …

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When I Listen to Silence

by Jean E. Pendziwol & Carmen Mok
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play, toys, dolls, puppets

When a child is asked to “Please, be quiet!” they sit silent … and their imagination sweeps them away on a breathtaking journey. 

Through the window, the child can hear the trees breathe and watches them sway back and forth as they begin to dance. Then bears join in, accompanied by the child on their drum, making so much noise they wake up a d …

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