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Wild Pond Hockey

by Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, wolves & coyotes

Nobody knows for certain how hockey began. Was the first game played in Canada? Was it invented by Indigenous peoples, who then taught it to Europeans? Or, long ago, did a wolf pack find a new way to play?

When two ravens excitedly chisel away at a piece of ice on a frozen pond, a curious wolf pack approaches to investigate the ruckus. They step on …

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The Snow Knows

by Jennifer McGrath, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: seasons

In this deceptively simple children's picture book, a pair of award-winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lynx; a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play.

Now available in pape …

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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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Les amis qui voulaient jouer au hockey

illustrated by Nicholas Oldland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, hockey

 

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Que se passe-t-il lorsqu’on réunit un ours, un orignal et un castor qui ADORENT jouer au hockey? Par un matin d’hiver, trois amis sortent dehors afin de disputer leur premier match de la saison. Mais quand ils réalisent que le lac sur lequel ils ont l’habitude de jouer n’est pas assez gelé, ils essaient …

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The Big Blizzard

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Julia Ogina & Emily Jackson, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, weather, native canadian

Niaqualuk and Haugaaq live in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. There is a big blizzard coming! Haugaaq wishes she could play outside more, but Niaqualuk is excited about playing inside. See what fun things the sisters do all day as the blizzard howls outside.

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Nanuq and Nuka: What Are These? Kamiik!

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, bears

Nanuq, Nuka, and Umingmak are playing street hockey. How fun! Nanuq keeps taking shots at the net. He doesn’t want anyone else to have a turn! See how Nanuq learns about teamwork and that it’s more fun when everyone gets to play.

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Discovering Animals: English * French * Cree

illustrated by Neepin Auger
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, french

A new format for young readers transforms Neepin Auger’s bestselling board books into playful and colourful resources for elementary school children.

Neepin Auger’s colourful board books for infants have collectively sold well over 20,000 copies since they first appeared on the market. With more and more parents and educators looking for Indigen …

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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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It's a Mitig!

by Bridget George
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: words, native canadian

Giizis—the sun—rises. What’s hiding in the trees?

It’s a Mitig! guides young readers through the forest while introducing them to Ojibwe words for nature. From sunup to sundown, encounter an amik playing with sticks and swimming in the river, a prickly gaag hiding in the bushes and a big, bark-covered mitig.

Featuring vibrant and playful artw …