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First Valentine

by Kallie George, illustrated by Joelle Murray
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: valentine's day, new experience

A charming, relatable rhyming read-aloud just-right for Valentine's Day, about first experiences!

 

Little friend.

First valentine.

A heart will be

the best design…

Little friend is so excited to make his first valentine—in the shape of a heat! But learning how to cut shapes is a lot harder than you think, and no matter how much he tries, little frie …

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Feelings with Tuktu and Friends

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, emotions & feelings, deer, moose & caribou

Tuktu and his friends are exploring their feelings!

In this interactive book, children follow along as the animal characters experience different emotions, such as sad, happy, scared, and excited. As they go through the book, children are encouraged to talk about the feelings and practise making faces that express them.

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Dig It! Dump It! Build It! (Spanish Edition)

edited by Cottage Door Press, illustrated by Tommy Doyle
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 2 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: business, careers, occupations, sounds

Let's all sing along with this sound book as we explore construction work, tools, and machines! Explore the construction site to learn about the tools and each kind of truck used to build, from bulldozers and dump trucks to jack-hammers and cement mixers. Push the audio buttons that correspond with the icons on the page - pushing buttons on books w …

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Person Can Be ..., A

by Kerri Kokias, illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

A one-of-a-kind book that shows how naughty and nice (and other opposite qualities!) can describe the same person --- at the same time!

This deceptively simple book uses children's everyday experiences to explore the complexities of human nature. Each page features an illustration of a child embodying two seemingly contradictory characteristics, wit …

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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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Water Love

by Natalie Hodgson & Rajean Willis, by (artist) Sahle Robinson
edition: Hardcover
tagged: diversity & multicultural, water sports

Water Love, a beautifully illustrated spoken word picture book, tells the story of Kaya, a young Black girl as she navigates her lifelong love of water amid the disapproval of her friends and despite her mother’s deep-seated fear of the water. Combatting stereotypes, Kaya joins an all-Black surfing program; in this program, as she begins to under …

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Complete EnglishSmart: Preschool

by Popular Book Company
edition: Book
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: activity books

Complete EnglishSmart (Preschool) provides plenty of interesting and engaging activities for stimulating children’s interest in learning the English language and developing their concepts and skills.  The systematically designed activities cover the essential basic areas of language learning – the alphabet, vocabulary, phonics, and reading.  C …

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Still This Love Goes On

by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native american, music, native canadian, values & virtues

A love letter to Indigenous communities everywhere, this picture book gorgeously illustrated by Julie Flett celebrates seasons, nature, and community.

Based on Academy Award-winning Cree icon Buffy Sainte-Marie’s song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On is a stunning celebration of Indigenous experience. Breathtaking illustrations from celeb …

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Fiona the Fruit Bat

by Dan Riskin, illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: nocturnal, self-esteem & self-reliance, new experience, mammals

A sweet, fun, and informative picture book about bat echolocation for kids 3-7. Written by a scientist who works with bats in his everyday life!

It’s time for Fiona the fruit bat to take her very first flight, but she’s scared. How will she fly when she can’t see in the dark? Mama just says, “listen.” But how will listening help her to see …

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J’espère

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: values & virtues, parents, emotions & feelings

Message émouvant de l’autrice autochtone primée Monique Gray Smith au sujet de tous les espoirs que les adultes nourrissent pour les enfants de leur vie.

Nous nourrissons pour nos jeunes des espoirs immenses. Nous voulons qu’ils et elles s’épanouissent et puissent profiter de toutes les expériences que la vie leur offre, mais nous tenons a …