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Sitting Shiva

by Erin Silver, illustrated by Michelle Theodore
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: death & dying, religion & faith, jewish, parents, other, religious

A little girl grieves the loss of her mother, but she can’t grieve alone.

When her friends and family arrive at her house to sit shiva, laden with cakes and stories, she refuses to come downstairs. But the laughter and memories gradually bring her into the fold, where she is comforted by her community. By the end of the book, she feels stronger an …

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Amik

illustrated by Sharon King
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: native canadian, parents, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

The beaver is busy...
This delightful children's picture book tells the story of amik, the beaver, who works on his dam throughout the day while nature and the activities of other animals carry on around him. At the end of a long day, amik returns to his den to be with his family.
Along with its beautiful cut-paper illustrations, Amik offers the ch …

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I Sang You Down from the Stars

by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, illustrated by Michaela Goade
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: new baby, parents, native canadian

A New York Times and CBC Books bestselling #OwnVoices love letter from an Indigenous mother to her new baby, new from celebrated author Tasha Spillett-Sumner and 2021 Caldecott winning illustrator Michaela Goade, that honors the beauty of a little one's arrival

Drawing from Indigenous creation stories and traditional teachings and illustrated in daz …

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Brady Brady and the Big Mistake

by Mary Shaw, illustrated by Chuck Temple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: hockey, parents, values & virtues

 

Brady Brady books are hockey — with heart!

 

Brady’s friends are coming over for a game of shinny on his backyard rink. Brady wants to make the game extra special this time, and decides that playing with his Dad’s treasured, autographed puck is just the thing.

 

And Brady is right — the signed puck does make the game better! The shots are hard …

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Cléo matelot

by Jeanne Mour, illustrated by Emilie Leduc
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: imagination & play, adolescence, parents, water sports

Cléo lives by the water with her parents. Her dream: sailing around the world. Her father gives her a white sheet, and her mom uses her silver scissors to sew her a main sail. On to the oceans, the wind and the mist!

But Cléo grows up and soon, her main sail has become too small for her adventures.

A story filled with nostalgia and tenderness, grea …

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City Baby

by Laurie Elmquist, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: city & town life, parents, diversity & multicultural

? “While the spare text is developmentally perfect for children, the illustrations elevate this offering with entrancing collages in a vivid palette. A first purchase for all libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review

 

Bustling streets, lively squares and busy restaurants are baby’s playground when they are in the big city. So much t …

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Où tu vas, Emma?

by Hélène Devarennes, illustrated by Omar Al-Hafidh
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, wolves & coyotes, parents, jungle animals

Every night when putting Emma to bed, her father always wonders: What is she dreaming about? Is she diving in a river? Is she howling with wolves? Is she becoming a butterfly?

A tender and affectionate story between a father and his child, in which we get to travel back into the dream world of children.

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Welcome Song for Baby / Ni Nikamon ‘Tawâw Nipepîmis’

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, edited by Cree Literacy Network, read by Christian Down & Dolores Greyeyes Sand
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, parents, nursery rhymes

From renowned storyteller Richard Van Camp comes a lyrical lullaby for newborns. Complemented with stunning photographs, this evocative board book is perfectly suited as a first book for every baby.
Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition. This accessible audiobook features alternate t …

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