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The Big Sting

by Rachelle Delaney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, multigenerational, insects, spiders, etc.

A visit to Leo's grandfather's farm turns upside down when his grandmother's bee hives are stolen. A light-hearted and funny middle-grade novel for fans of Rebecca Stead and Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

Eleven-year-old Leo is an "armchair adventurer." This, according to Dad, means he'd choose adventures in books or video games over real-life experiences. An …

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Pax, Journey Home

by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, multigenerational, foxes

From award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. A New York Times bestseller!

It’s been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives.

Pax a …

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My Dear Nuakuluapik

English Edition

by Irene Jonas, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: 1
tagged: native canadian, death & dying, polar regions, multigenerational

A woman fondly reflects on her childhood with her Nuakuluapik.

She remembers all the things they used to do together and how kind her Nuakuluapik always was. This heartfelt story illuminates the strength of intergenerational relationships and the ways we hold onto loved ones even after they are gone.

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Cocoa Magic

by Sandra Bradley, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: cooking & food, multigenerational, emotions & feelings, values & virtues, school & education

In a cozy 1920s chocolate shop, the special ingredients in each perfect treat are empathy, generosity, and thoughtful acts of kindness.

Eight-year-old Daniel cherishes the hour he spends every morning helping his Great-Uncle Lewis in his chocolate shop. They mix, temper, pour, and mold. “It’s magic, my boy,” Uncle Lewis says. And Daniel agrees …

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Histoires de guerre

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, emotions & feelings, military & wars

 

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Il y a deux choses que Trevor aime plus que tout : jouer à des jeux vidéo de guerre et son arrière-grand-père Jacob, un véritable héros de guerre. Plusieurs décennies sont passées, et Jacob veut remarcher sur les traces qu’il a suivies pendant la guerre. Mais une fois leur périple commencé, Trevor déc …

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trésor d'Oma, Le

by Monique Polak, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: multigenerational, emotions & feelings, holocaust

 

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Tali vit dans l’appartement d’Oma, car une tempête a démoli sa maison. Elle est triste d’avoir tout perdu. « Des gens ont survécu à pire que ça,Tali », lui rappelle sa mère. Oma a vécu la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, mais elle n’en parle jamais. Cette nuit-là, Oma raconte à Tali comment elle a sur …

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Abalone Woman

by Teoni Spathelfer, illustrated by Natassia Davies
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, prejudice & racism

A vivid dream teaches Little Wolf about courage and acceptance of those who are different, and inspires her to show her daughters their classmates how to be proud of their diverse cultural backgrounds.

Throughout her life, Little Wolf has been troubled by the injustice she sees all around her. When she was young, she was bullied for her Indigenous h …

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The Rocking Horse

by Sheryl McFarlane, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: imagination & play, toys, dolls, puppets, horses, multigenerational

When the rocking horse is first given to his boy, they imagine grand adventures together: chases in the wild west, dashes across medieval drawbridges, and daring rodeo performances. Then as the boy grows up, they play together less and less. The rocking horse begins to despair until the boy’s little sister climbs on his back and he learns he has …

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Dancing With Our Ancestors

by Sara Florence Davidson & Robert Davidson, illustrated by Janine Gibbons
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, dance, multigenerational, death & dying

In this tender picture book, Sara Florence Davidson transports readers to the excitement of a potlatch in Hydaburg, Alaska—her last memory of dancing with her late brother.

It feels like my brother and I have always known how to sing the songs and dance the dances of our Haida ancestors. Unlike our father, we were born after the laws that banned o …

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