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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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Arlo & Pips #3: New Kids in the Flock

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: chapter books, action & adventure, humorous

In the grand finale of Elise Gravel's graphic chapter book series that Kirkus called "a charming treasure," Arlo the crow is going to be a dad! The third book in this quirky series from acclaimed author Elise Gravel is perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Castronauts.

Parenting is tough—even for a genius like Arlo—but luckily he isn’t alo …

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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 & Carmen Mok
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play, toys, dolls, puppets

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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Spring Song!

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Deb Plastid
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: seasons, imagination & play, poetry (see also stories in verse)

A playful, poetic picture book celebrating the coming of spring from the award-winning author of Summer Feet and featuring luminous original artwork by an internationally renowned quilt artist.
Buds of leaves
still curled in knots
just like teeny polka dots
spots of green on bare-branched trees
soon buds will bloom and leaves
unfurl
yes, sh …

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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 Big Bath House

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Gracey Zhang
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, self-esteem & self-reliance, asian american

A joyful celebration of Japanese cultural traditions and body positivity as a young girl visits a bath house with her grandmother and aunties

You'll walk down the street / Your aunties sounding like clip-clopping horses / geta-geta-geta / in their wooden sandals / Until you arrive... / At the bath house / The big bath house.

In this celebration of …

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