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Lissy's Diary

by Ellen DeLange, illustrated by Ilaria Zanellato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 11
  • Grade: k to 6
tagged: multigenerational

A heartwarming story about keeping memories alive and passing on traditions. For little writers ages 5 years and up.

Grandma is reading from a diary. Lissy listens intently to the exciting stories. But . . . who are these stories actually about?


Ga's / The Train

by Jodie Callaghan, illustrated by Georgia Lesley, translated by Joe Wilmot
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, multigenerational, native canadian

The dual-language edition, in English and Mi'gmaq, of the Silver Birch Express-nominated title, The Train.

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. Ashley sees his sadness, and Uncle tells her of the day years ago when he and the other children from their community were told to board the train before …


Meranda and the Legend of the Lake

by Meagan Mahoney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, mermaids, multigenerational, special needs

Anne of Green Gables meets Song for a Whale with a touch of Nancy Drew
Eleven-year-old Meranda thought her life was complicated enough with physical challenges (she uses crutches to walk) and her helicopter parents. But when her great-uncle Mark dies, Meranda and her family visit Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where her parents grew up and where she h …


Guardians of Porthaven

by Shane Arbuthnott
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, superheroes, prejudice & racism, alien contact

On his fiteenth birthday, Malcolm Gravenhurst is preparing to take on the mantle of Guardian, like many Gravenhursts before him. The Guardians are tasked with defending the city of Porthaven, and his family is the only one to possess the superpowers necessary to battle the frequent alien invasions of robotic klek. But power has brought the Gravenhu …


Berry Picking at Four Mile Bay

Inuktitut Edition

by Barbara Adjun, illustrated by Kagan Mcleod
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, multigenerational, canada

When Nekaloakyok was a young girl, she loved going berry picking with her Granny Nalvana. Based on the memories of the author, this book tells the story of a family trip picking akpiks and other berries at Four Mile Bay, near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Join Nekaloakyok as she reflects on childhood memories and special moments spent with family.


Missing Nimâmâ

by Melanie Florence, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, emotions & feelings


A beautiful, transcendent story of a mother-daughter connection that persists through tragedy and across time.


Kateri is a young Cree girl, growing up in the care of her grandmother. We see her reaching important milestones: her first day of school, first dance, first date, wedding, first child. Her mother is absent, but not gone, watching her chi …


Sunny Days Inside

and Other Stories

by Caroline Adderson, narrator Cherlandra Estrada
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: short stories, city & town life, new experience, multigenerational

When the “grownup virus” hits, kids who live in the same apartment building must cope with strange new rules and extended time at home with parents and siblings.

And they survive brilliantly, each in their own way. Twin boys throw themselves into an independent research assignment on prehistoric people and embrace their own devolution. A budding …

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