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Cours avec moi!

by Robert Budd & Andre De Grasse, illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: sports & recreation, track & field, non-classifiable

 

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Attache tes lacets et prépare-toi à courir en compagnie de l’athlète canadien de l’année 2019 Andre De Grasse! Découvre le parcours de cet athlète talentueux, le seul sprinteur canadien à avoir gagné trois médailles lors d’une même édition des Jeux olympiques. Andre De Grasse est parti de rien ava …

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Oliver Bounces Back!

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

 

Oliver’s day has started out lousy — can he turn his luck around?

 

Eyewitness testimony confirms that Oliver is having a pretty lousy day. By the time he gets to school (late), he’s tangled with the hairbrush, stepped in dog drool, burnt his toast, and been hit in the head by his little sister’s gooey banana. At school, the pile-on of bad …

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Choose Kindness

illustrated by Ruth Ohi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

 

A gentle friendship story that celebrates small acts of kindness!

 

This is Bunny feeling small,

not wanting to leave the bed at all.

 

Bunny is having a tough morning, but manages to brighten up and get out the door. Pretty soon Bunny comes across Beetle, who needs a little cheering too. Bunny can do that! Bunny and Beetle band together and they come …

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Willy's New Pup: A Story from Labrador

English Edition

by Sherry Blake, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, winter sports, dogs

When Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test. Based on true ev …

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Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Morgan Goble
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: chapter books, business, careers, occupations, humorous stories

In the first entertaining installment in a new early chapter book series, one unfortunate kale incident isn't enough to stop the unbeatable Wednesday Wilson from pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams --- or is it?

The most important thing to know about Wednesday Wilson is that she's an entrepreneur. She hasn't started any businesses yet, but she's pre …

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Wingmaker

by Dave Cameron, illustrated by David Huyck
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars, insects, spiders, etc.

A mix of humor and fact keep the interest high in this creative take on the ever-popular subject of metamorphosis, in which a curious --- and inventive --- old caterpillar has an unusual technique for transforming into a moth.

Gramma Tinker is an old, old caterpillar who lives at the end of a cherry tree branch. Leaf and Lou, ant friends who live an …

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This Is a Dog Book!

by Judith Henderson, illustrated by Julien Chung
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, dogs

In a rib-tickling display of duplicity and diversion, a bunny tries to show he has what it takes to be included in this dog book.

“How did the bunny get on the cover?” “I don't know.” “There ARE bunny books, you know.” “I'm not a bunny. I'm a dog.”

To get into this dog book, a bunny attempts to prove to some skeptical dogs that he's o …

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Walking for Water

How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Nicole Miles
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, africa, siblings

In this inspiring story of individual activism, a boy recognizes gender inequality when his sister must stop attending school --- and decides to do something about it.

Victor is very close to his twin sister, Linesi. But now that they have turned eight years old, she no longer goes to school with him. Instead, Linesi, like the other older girls in t …

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Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite!

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, insects, spiders, etc.

Ashley Spires brings her signature deadpan humor to this hilarious story about one bug's quest for greatness (with some cool insect facts mixed in!).

Meet Burt, a ten-lined june beetle. He's sure he belongs in the category of bugs with superpower-like abilities. No, he can't carry 50 times his weight, like ants. No, he's not able to spray paralyzing …

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Arnold the Super-ish Hero

by Heather Tekavec, illustrated by Guillaume Perreault
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: superheroes, self-esteem & self-reliance, humorous stories

Nice guys finish first in this endearing story about a humble kid in a family of superheroes who discovers his superpower may not be what everyone (even him!) is expecting.

Though Arnold works in the family superhero business, he isn't exactly a superhero. Unlike all his relatives, Arnold has no superpower. Everyone expects it will show up any day. …