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Why Do Families Change?

Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: marriage & divorce, emotions & feelings, parents, stepfamilies

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. …

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The Haircut

by Theo Heras, illustrated by Renné Benoit
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: daily activities, new experience, parents

A confidence-boosting story about a little one’s first haircut from the creators of Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, and Where’s Bunny?

Uh oh, hair in eyes—it’s time for this little one’s first haircut. The barbershop comes alive with sensory details as he watches other customers and bravely takes his own turn in the chair. Clip, clip, clip… …

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What Can Ataata Fix? (Inuktitut/English)

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: parents, polar regions, native canadian, boys & men

Kyle lives in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. He is excited for the miniature boat race on Williamson Lake!

As Kyle gets ready to go to the race, the chain falls of his bike. Kyle hopes his ataata can fix it when he comes home. He knows his ataata can fix a lot of things, but will he be able to fix Kyle's bike?

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Love You Head to Toe

by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: new baby, baby animals, parents, emotions & feelings

Pairing creative rhyming similes with cut-paper collage art, Love You Head to Toe is an adorable book that compares newborn babies to baby animals on every page. Bright, playful illustrations show a different baby and a different species of animal, both engaged in similar behavior: babies stretch their limbs like sea stars, splash in the water lik …

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Keeshig and the Ojibwe Pterodactyls

by Keeshig Spade & Celeste Pedri-Spade, illustrated by Robert Spade
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native canadian, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, parents

On a hot summer day, a young Anishinabe boy visits the shores of Gitchee Gumee with his mother. Nanaboozhoo, their teacher, is before them, presenting himself as a mass of land that stretches across the horizon. As they visit, Keeshig tells his mother about what he calls "the Ojibwe pterodactyls" that live with Nanaboozhoo. He talks about their hun …

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Un petit bonheur tout rond

by Marie-Célie Agnant, illustrated by Magali Ben
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: new baby, parents, body, counting & numbers

Love is growing, and baby too! Inside mommy's tummy, baby wiggles legs, fists and toes.

Mom and Dad count the stars, baby jumps in the belly.

Patiently, Mom feels the kicks and Dad dreams and draws. Weeks go by, the belly grows high, and the parents don't know what else to count to keep on waiting.

A poetic escape into the adventure of being born.

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Parce que

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, parents

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Au moment d'aller se coucher, une enfant pose des questions brûlantes à son père. Pourquoi l'océan est-il bleu? Qu'est-ce que la pluie? Qu'est-ce qui est arrivé aux dinosaures? Les jeunes lecteurs seront fascinés par les réponses créatives du papa tandis que les adultes ne pourront s'empêcher de sourire.

Ce …

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I Promise

text by Catherine Hernandez, illustrated by Syrus Marcus Ware
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: parents, lgbt, alternative family, bedtime & dreams

Catherine Hernandez's literary career exploded with the 2017 publication of her award-winning novel Scarborough. Her latest, I Promise, marks her delightful return to children's literature, having published her first children's book, M Is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book, in 2015.

Featuring tender-hearted illustrations by renowned artist Syrus Marcus …

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Nutcracker Night

by Mireille Messier, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: christmas & advent, new experience, parents, theater

Discover the sights, sounds and magic of a night at the ballet that will prepare even the youngest of children for their first theatrical experience

Beep! Beep! go the taxis. Voof! go the velvet curtains. The Nutcracker ballet and New York City’s David H. Koch Theater come to life in this onomatopoeic representation of a little girl’s experience …

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Upsy-Daisy, Baby!

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: new baby, multigenerational, parents

Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Now available in board book format, Upsy Daisy, Baby! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, co …