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Painted Fences

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Sydney Barnes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, military & wars

A charming and evocative story within a story, exploring themes of wartime resourcefulness, local history, friendship, and the reverberations of the past in the present day.

On a beautiful spring day in Victoria's James Bay neighbourhood, eight-year-old Esther takes a walk with her great-grandfather on his birthday. On the same street and the same d …

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When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’i´^j?go

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt, translated by Mildred Walters
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship, multigenerational

When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives. Celebrated author Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words …

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Nous sommes gentils

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship, multigenerational

Nous sommes gentils traite des gestes de bonté tout simples du quotidien et encourage les enfants à explorer comment ils se sentent quand ils sont bienveillants ou quand une personne est gentille à leur égard. L’autrice renommée Monique Gray Smith a écrit de nombreux ouvrages sur la résilience et la réconciliation. Elle communique un mess …

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When We Are Kind

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship, multigenerational

When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives. Celebrated author Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words …

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Ispík kákí péyakoyak/When We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Alderick Leask
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: native canadian, prejudice & racism, values & virtues, multigenerational, post-confederation (1867-)

An empowering story of resistance that gently introduces children to the history of residential schools in Canada. In When We Were Alone, a young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. As she asks questions, her grandmother tells her about her experiences in a residential school.

When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor Gen …

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Maud and Grand-Maud

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Kenard Pak
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: multigenerational, non-classifiable, bedtime & dreams

This sweet story captures the singular experience of a child's visit with grandma. A diverse story for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma/Grandpa and Grandma's Purse or readers who love This Is Sadie.

Maud loves the weekends that she stays over at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast-for-supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies and …

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