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Oddbird

by Derek Desierto
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bullying

A picture book from Derek Desierto about a bird who doesn’t fit in…at first!
It’s SO hot outside. All the fancy birds are gathered around the water, wishing they could cool off. But they don’t want to get wet and ruin their fine feathers.
Oddbird isn’t worried about his feathers; he wants to go for a refreshing dip. But he doesn’t fit …

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Brady Brady and the Missed Hatrick

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, friendship, pets

 

Brady Brady books are hockey — with heart!

 

A big snowfall has blanketed Brady’s street. But it’s hard to focus on shoveling when there’s a game of shinny going on and Brady doesn’t exactly finish his chore. Later, under the guise of taking his dog Hatrick for a walk, Brady ties him up and rejoins the game.

Brady returns home tired but ha …

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Caillou Learns About Screen Time

by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Kary
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: computers, media tie-in, new experience, beginner, values & virtues

Caillou would like to watch a cartoon on Daddy’s tablet who suggests they play a game on it together. Once the game is over and the tablet is turned off, Daddy continues to spend quality time with Caillou, reading him a book.

Electronic devices are part of our daily lives and have many benefits, but when it comes to screen time, parents must set l …

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ROAR-chestra!

A Wild Story of Musical Words

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Duýan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: music, sounds

An animated conductor and his orchestra of animals let the words move them in this engaging exploration of some beautiful and inspiring musical terms.

In this simple introduction to seven musical terms, Robert Heidbreder's rhythmic poetry is paired with Duýan Petricic's exuberant illustrations to perfectly convey the terms' meanings. Each term is f …

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How Do You Feel?

illustrated by Rebecca Bender
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: senses & sensation, emotions & feelings, baby animals

Touch-and-feel textures bring to life a thoughtful story for babies and toddlers with a sweet surprise ending.

The toad feels bumpy, like a gnarly tree. The duckling feels fuzzy, like grass reaching for the sun. One by one the hedgehog discovers the textures of his animal friends. But how does the hedgehog feel himself?

Award-winning author/illustrat …

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M is for Moose: A Canadian Word Book (Scholastic Early Learners)

A Canadian Word Book

by Scholastic Canada Ltd.
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: non-classifiable, vocabulary & spelling

 

From tuques and canoes to mountains and moose, learning first Canadian words has never been this fun!

 

 

With bright, cheerful art, this substantial padded board book will thoroughly engage young readers and teach them as they explore all things both new and familiar.

Spreads feature only-in-Canada habitats (and the plants and animals that live there …

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The In-Between

by Marcus Youssef
edition: Paperback
tagged: drama, prejudice & racism, diversity & multicultural, canadian

Adopted as a baby by white parents who found her in an orphanage in Vietnam, Lily has always considered herself Canadian. When Karim – a guy she’s liked for a long time – finally starts to show interest in her, Lily’s best friend Brit starts to hang out with some grade-twelves with radical opinions about immigrants. After a conflict between …

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If You Were Night

by Muon Thi Van, illustrated by Kelly Pousette
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, nocturnal, imagination & play

A poetic and evocative exploration of the natural world at night illustrated in illuminating paper-cut dioramas.

This dreamlike picture book asks the question: if you were night, what would you do? If you saw the moon tiptoe past your window, would you nestle under the covers? Or would you step outside to follow it? What if you felt a tail brush you …

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The Last Loose Tooth

by Tyler Clark Burke
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, new experience, daily activities

Everyone loses their baby teeth - but how do the teeth feel about leaving?
This funny reimagining of the Tooth Fairy myth from the teeth's perspective is the perfect purchase for any child with a loose tooth or those visiting the dentist for the first time!

Lou is the last loose baby tooth in the mouth. All of the other teeth take the plunge, one by …

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Just Enough Series Ebook Bundle

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings

An engaging introduction for very young children to the topics of reproduction, diversity, death, and separation and divorce in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created the Just Enough series to help parents and caregivers approach difficult subjects with little ones. These primers offer …