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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

A vivid, fast-paced reimagining of the very first hockey game—played by wolves!

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 f …

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Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo

by David Myles, illustrated by Murray Bain
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, music

The paperback edition of this fun holiday picture book about a young boy pining for his most-hoped-for holiday gift.

Santa never brings me a banjo
And I can never understand why
Every Christmas Eve I see it in my dreams
But every Christmas morning I cry...

The celebrated holiday song from multi-talented and multiple-award-winning Halifax-based …

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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, imagination & play

The paperback edition of the award-winning hide-and-seek picture book exploring the wild animals of winter.

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 …

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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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Hockey Night in Kenya

by Danson Mutinda & Eric Walters, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: hockey, orphans & foster homes, friendship

? “This simple story of discovery, sport, and friendship is filled with likable characters and innocently joyful moments...Delightful.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kenyan orphans, Kitoo and Nigosi, spend their days studying, playing soccer, helping their elders with chores around the orphanage and reading from the limited selection of book …

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Lent Roland

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play, humorous stories

La vie va tellement lentement avec un petit frère escargot! Ça prend une éternité pour faire quelque chose. La lenteur met à l’épreuve les grandes sœurs les plus compréhensives. Roland est-il lent ou bien se passe-t-il autre chose — Cette ravissante histoire d’amour, de soutien et de tolérance au sein d’une relation frère-sœur pa …

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