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Fire on the Mountain

by Pamela McDowell, illustrated by Dana Barton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: environment, country life, disasters, survival stories

Lightning sparks a forest fire deep in the mountains near the town of Waterton.

Days later, the sky is blue and the air is clear, so it doesn’t seem like an emergency, until crews of firefighters begin to arrive and townspeople start to prepare. Cricket and her friends watch deer and birds flee the forest and run right through town. But what abou …

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Les super six du hockey : No 4 - Les étoiles du match

illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hockey, superheroes

 

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Benny, Jenny, Karl, Stella, DJ et Mo sont transformés lors d’une expérience qui tourne mal, et ils deviennent « l’équipe la plus super que le monde ait jamais vue ».Heureusement, car ils doivent affronter des joueurs de hockey tardigrades à plusieurs appendices DANS L’ESPACE! Il se trouve que le dernie …

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Elliot

by Julie Pearson, illustrated by Manon Gauthier
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: orphans & foster homes, adoption, rabbits, emotions & feelings

The critically acclaimed story of one child’s experience of foster care and his journey to a forever, forever home

Elliot’s parents love him very much, but they don’t have all the skills they need to take care of a child. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know …

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I Love You More

by Emil Sher, illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, diversity & multicultural, multigenerational

How much do I love you?

 

I love you more than ice cream loves cones.

This gorgeous, playful book opens up infinite possibilities for saying I love you that carry on long after closing the book. Follow along as young Des’s day winds him through his busy, diverse neighbourhood, highlighting different relationships across age, gender and race, and mom …

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Le long chemin

by Jean Little, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: friendship, new experience

 

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Jane est très bavarde. Maya aime écouter. Malgré leurs nombreuses différences, une amitié se développe rapidement entre les deux jeunes filles. À l’école, elles apprennent que certaines créatures vivantes sont en train de disparaître de la planète. Jane est très triste et, avec Maya, elle veut aider …

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A Sky-Blue Bench

by Bahram Rahman & Peggy Collins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: special needs, self-esteem & self-reliance, school & education, diversity & multicultural

It's Afghani schoolgirl Aria's first day back at school since her accident. She's excited, but she's also worried about sitting on the hard floor all day with her new prosthetic "helper-leg."

Just as Aria feared, sitting on the floor is so uncomfortable that she can't think about learning at all. She knows that before the war changed many things in …

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Birds on Wishbone Street

by Suzanne Del Rizzo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, birds, friendship, diversity & multicultural

A simple act of neighborly kindness and a bird that needs their aid helps former refugee Sami settle into his new community with new-found friend Moe

Moe’s neighbors on Wishbone Street come from all over the world, and she’s excited to meet the new boy who just arrived from Syria. Sami isn’t quite ready to talk about his past, but he loves bir …

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Robert Moves to the City

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by Caley Clements & Jessie Hale, illustrated by Jesus Lopez
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, emotions & feelings, new experience

Robert has a great group of friends in Kuugaapik. But when Robert and his mom move to a new community, everything changes. At first he is excited to explore what the bigger city has to offer, but soon he starts to miss his home and his friends. See how Robert navigates all the changes the move brings as he finds his place in his new home and balanc …

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