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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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The Rocking Horse

by Sheryl McFarlane, illustrated by Francois 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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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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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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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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Returning to the Yakoun River

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, camping & outdoor activities, multigenerational

Based on author Sara Florence Davidson’s childhood memories, this illustrated story captures the joy and adventure of a Haida fish camp.

Every summer, a Haida girl and her family travel up the Yakoun River on Haida Gwaii, following the salmon. While their father fishes, the girl and her brother spend their time on the land playing and learning fro …

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My Ittu

by Laura Deal, illustrated by Thamires Paredes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, imagination & play, polar regions

Maniq loves her ittu (short for ittupajaaq, an Inuktitut word for grandfather). He’s brave—enough to wrestle the grumpiest polar bear, if he ever needed to! He’s tall—enough to see over the tallest mountain tops. He’s generous—enough to walk through a blizzard to make sure others have delicious food to eat. And above all, he loves his g …

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Bird Feeder, The

by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Dorothy Leung
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: multigenerational, new experience, death & dying

In this poignant story from Andrew Larsen, a child spends time with a beloved grandmother during her final days and experiences love that will last a lifetime.

When Grandma gets sick and comes to stay at her grandchild's house, she brings her bird feeder. Grandma loves birds. And the child loves the time they now get to have together, drawing pictur …

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Nonna and the Girls Next Door

by Gianna Patriarca, illustrated by Ellie Arscott
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: multigenerational, cooking & food, friendship

They have a dog named Jake, a cat named Paws, a turtle, and a treehouse. Most of all, the girls next door have each other. But there is one thing that they don’t have... and it might be the most special thing of all.

A heartwarming story about the bond between grandmothers and grandchildren.