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Painted Fences

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Sydney Barnes
edition: eBook
  • 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 …

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When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’i?????????´igo

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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ekospi kaki pekowak/When We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Marsha Blacksmith
edition: Hardcover
  • 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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Kits, Cubs, and Calves

An Arctic Summer

by Suzie Napayok-Short, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: polar regions, multigenerational, baby animals

Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can’t wait to get out on her uncle’s boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean. Surrounded by her family, and with her trusty toy polar bear beside her, Akuluk experiences the beautiful sights, sounds, and animals that abound in the ocean and along the shore during the short Arctic summer—from …

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Palluq and Qiliqti Help Their Anaanatsiaq (English)

by Jeela Palluq-Cloutier, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, multigenerational, friendship, native canadian

Palluq and his cousin Qiliqti love helping their anaanatsiaq!

They are excited to visit her on their way to school. What chores can they do to help their anaanatsiaq?

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Grandmother School Read-Along

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Ellen Rooney, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: school & education, girls & women, multigenerational

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, w …

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Grandmother School

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Ellen Rooney
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: school & education, multigenerational, girls & women

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, w …

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