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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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ABCs of Economics

by Chris Ferrie & Veronica Goodman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: business & economics

It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! The ABCs of Economics introduces babies (and grownups!) to a new economic concept for each letter of the alphabet, from asymmetric, business cycle, and capital, all the way to zero sum. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book seri …

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Caillou: Everything Will Be Fine

A Story About Viruses

text by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Eric Sevigny
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: personal hygiene, diseases, illnesses & injuries, media tie-in

Caillou is at day care playing dinosaurs with his friends, when their caregiver tells them something very important: a new sickness is going around. Caillou learns that the best way to protect himself from the virus is to stay at home and wash his hands a lot. Adapting to a new daily routine can be challenging, but Caillou discovers that he can sti …

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3 2 1 Awesome!

20 Fearless Women Who Dared to Be Different

by Eva Chen, illustrated by Derek Desierto
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: counting & numbers

Instagram superstar andNew York Timesbestselling author ofJuno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Eva Chen shines a spotlight on 20 amazing women—including Megan Rapinoe, Sonia Sotomayor, J.K. Rowling, Greta Thunberg and more!—in3 2 1 Awesome! a sassy and fun counting board book, perfect for the youngest of budding feminists.

Why stick to counting …

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The Little Red Shed

by Adam Young & Jennifer Young
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bullying, self-esteem & self-reliance

Once upon a fine morning, a little shed awakens to discover she isn’t quite the same as she used to be. Uncertain and feeling as if she no longer fits in, she decides to leave home and sets out to sea. All alone on the wide, wide ocean, she meets an extraordinary new friend who sees how special she really is, and with newfound confidence, the lit …

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Son of Happy

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous stories, business, careers, occupations, dance, emotions & feelings

The boy in this story never wants to go to his friends’ birthday parties, because Happy the Clown is always there. And Happy is … his dad.

He wishes his dad had a regular job, like all the other kids’ parents. He didn’t mind his dad being a clown when he was a little kid, but now it’s just embarrassing. And even worse, since business is sl …

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