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Rainy Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, camping & outdoor activities, poetry (see also stories in verse)

Sunny rain sparkling showers
Water for our trees and flowers

For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility. A puddle in the back yard is just waiting for a stomp in rubber rain boots. A light drizzle is perfect for a search-and-rescue mission for worms and snails. And watching a heavy rainfall makes sitting inside with a warm bowl of soup …

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Finding Moose

by Sue Farrell Holler, illustrated by Jennifer Faria
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: multigenerational, native american, native canadian, diversity & multicultural, country life, deer, moose & caribou

The creators of Raven, Rabbit, Deer are back with another thoughtful tale of a young boy and his grandfather taking a walk through the woods and all the creatures and plants they encounter.

Walking as “quiet as mice and rabbits and deer” they come upon fresh moose droppings and set out to find the moose itself. They discover the branches where t …

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When I Listen to Silence

by Jean E. Pendziwol, illustrated by Carmen Mok
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play, toys, dolls, puppets, fantasy & magic

When a child is asked to “Please, be quiet!” they sit silent … and their imagination sweeps them away on a breathtaking journey. 

Through the window, the child can hear the trees breathe and watches them sway back and forth as they begin to dance. Then bears join in, accompanied by the child on their drum, making so much noise they wake up a d …

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Where Do Babies Come From?

Our First Talk About Birth

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, sexuality & pregnancy, body

An engaging introduction for very young children to the basic facts of life in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible.

Research shows that children are learning about sex at an increasingly young age and often from undesirable sources. The Q&A format, with questions posed in the child’s voice and answers starting simply and becoming …

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What Happens When a Loved One Dies?

Our First Talk About Death

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: death & dying, emotions & feelings

Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death.

Using questions posed in a child’s voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional que …

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The In-Between

by Marcus Youssef
edition: Paperback
tagged: drama, canadian

Lily has always felt in-between. She looks Vietnamese but thinks of herself as white – her parents adopted her from an orphanage in Vietnam. Her parents both have good jobs, but her best friend Brit is always super broke. When Karim – a guy she’s liked for a long time – shows interest in her for the first time, Brit starts to hang out with …

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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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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 learns about healthy digital habits!

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

Screens are part of our daily lives and their use, especially …

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Joyeux Noël, Anne!

by Kallie George, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, media tie-in

 

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Anne fête son premier Noël à Avonlea! Elle se sent pleine de reconnaissance pour beaucoup de choses, en particulier le gentil couple qui l’a adoptée. Mais Anne est anxieuse, car elle doit réciter des poèmes lors du concert de Noël. Elle trouve aussi que ses amis et sa famille lui donnent tellement durant …

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