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Let’s Add Up!

by Victoria Allenby, illustrated by Maggie Zeng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: counting & numbers, arithmetic, toys, dolls & puppets

6 pots + 4 pans = 10 dishes…or a feast! With the imaginative play of these creative preschoolers, exploring the concepts of categorization and adding up to 10 has never been so much fun.

If you ask a grown-up to add up 8 cars + 2 trucks, they’ll probably say that’s 10 vehicles. And it’s true. But these 10 young friends know what else those …

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While You Sleep

by Jennifer Maruno, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, imagination & play, stories in verse

Breathtaking collage art and exquisite rhyming couplets showcase fantastical dreams as the natural world is prepared for a new day in this gentle bedtime book.

As the day ends and a little girl is put to sleep by her mother, night-helper bunnies work their magic to tidy and polish the world. These helpers paint flowers, dust butterflies, and charge …

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A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

by Daniel Bernstrom, illustrated by Brandon James Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bears, humorous stories, insects, spiders, etc.

Boisterous and buzzing, A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree is destined to be an instant classic . . . with delightully funny illustrations and clever, fun-to-read text, from the acclaimed author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree.

When a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face, everybody's abuzz! Award-winning aut …

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Listen Up! Train Song

by Victoria Allenby
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: railroads & trains, sounds

Where do the trains go?
There and back.
Let’s sing a train song
All down the track.

Toddlers and babies love trains and the noises they make. Listen Up! Train Song uses repeating verse and bright photographs to match this enthusiasm with a unique take on the conceptual sound book that is perfect for reading aloud. Each spread uses onomatopoeia …

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Oolichan Moon

by Samantha Beynon & Lucy Trimble
edition: Hardcover
tagged: native canadian, fishes, cooking & food

Oolichan Moon is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about passing down traditional knowledge from Nisga'a Elders and the sacredness of traditional foods, particularly the oolichan fish.

Together, author Samantha Beynon and illustrator Lucy Trimble have created a children’s book rich with cultural knowledge and tradition that relates to th …

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Paulina

The Story of an Almost Unlucky Pig

by Hans Limmer, translated by Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by David Crossley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: pigs, country life, farm & ranch life, friendship

A timeless story about the connection between a young girl and her pet pig for kids 4 to 8, featuring nostalgic, 1960s photographs that kids will love, and parents will too!

Have you ever dreamed of having a pet pig? 

When Angela finds a lost pig wandering on the road, she adopts her and names her Paulina. Together, the two explore the small Greek is …

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My Ittu

by Laura Deal, illustrated by Thamires Paredes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, imagination & play, polar regions

Maniq loves her ittu (short for ittupajaaq, an Inuktitut word for grandfather). He’s brave—enough to wrestle the grumpiest polar bear, if he ever needed to! He’s tall—enough to see over the tallest mountain tops. He’s generous—enough to walk through a blizzard to make sure others have delicious food to eat. And above all, he loves his g …

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Pebbles to the Sea

by Marie-Andrée Arsenault, illustrated by Dominique Leroux, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: marriage & divorce, imagination & play, emotions & feelings

Two children feel adrift between the separate worlds of their parents …

With their father at the marina, and their mother in the workshop, Flo and Fée aren’t sure where they belong. But at least they can still have fun painting the treasures that wash up on the shore.

 One day they hear a noise and see a stone trace an arc across the sky — it …

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Boney

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emotions & feelings, imagination & play

Annabelle discovers an animal bone in the woods and decides to make it her new plaything. But nature ends up moving Annabelle in mysterious ways.

At first, Boney, as Annabelle names him, makes the perfect companion. While Mom is busy with the baby, Boney and Annabelle share a meal, play at the park, and share a bedtime story before Annabelle tucks B …

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