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Leaves!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: humorous stories, seasons

It’s a Munsch-style celebration of the fall season!

 

It’s fall, and the front yard is full of colourful leaves. Dad asks Sidney and Alex to rake them all up, and when they find Dad’s fancy new leaf blower in the garage they are excited to try it out.

What could possibly go wrong?

Fans and new readers alike will love this story of what happens wh …

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Une montagne de feuilles

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: seasons, siblings, humorous stories

 

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Lorsque le père d’Alex et de Rosie leur demande d’aider à ratisser les feuilles mortes dans le jardin, ils sautent pratiquement de joie. « Nous adorons les feuilles! » s’écrient-ils. Et quand ils trouvent le nouveau souffleur à feuilles étincelant de leur père, ils comprennent que l’activité sera …

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Windy Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: weather, seasons, poetry (see also stories in verse), camping & outdoor activities

Blustery wind burns and shrieks
Nibbles on my nose and cheeks 

For preschoolers, windy fall days mean excitement and play. Strong winds stimulate children and their surroundings, as though an invisible hand is shaking the world. Gentler breezes help plants scatter their seeds, set pinwheels in motion, and keep kite strings taut. But fiercer winds …

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Only the Trees Know

by Jane Whittingham, illustrated by Cinyee Chiu
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: seasons, rabbits

A frustrated little rabbit longs for spring in this gentle, warmhearted story about waiting.

Little Rabbit is hungry, bored and very tired of winter. “When will it be spring?” he asks his parents. All they can tell him is that he must wait and be patient. Except, Little Rabbit doesn't like waiting, or being patient. Instead, he turns to the olde …

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Rainy Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, camping & outdoor activities, poetry (see also stories in verse)

Sunny rain sparkling showers
Water for our trees and flowers

For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility. A puddle in the back yard is just waiting for a stomp in rubber rain boots. A light drizzle is perfect for a search-and-rescue mission for worms and snails. And watching a heavy rainfall makes sitting inside with a warm bowl of soup …

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My Forest Is Green

by Darren Lebeuf, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: seasons, art & architecture, environment

With art supplies in tow, a young boy explores the urban forest near his home, then interprets what he sees with his art. The boy is a keen observer who uses poetic, rhythmic language to describe the diversity he finds through all four seasons. His forest is both “fluffy” and “prickly,” “dense” and “sparse,” “crispy” and “soft …

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Sunny Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: seasons, poetry (see also stories in verse), camping & outdoor activities, weather

Morning sun, golden skies
Softly waking sleepy eyes

The critically-acclaimed celebration of summertime fun is now back in a new board book format!

For preschoolers, sunny days are full of possibility. A sunbeam on the floor is the perfect place to curl up with a furry friend, and warming weather means seeds in the garden, mud pies in the yard, adven …

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Sing in the Spring!

by Sheree Fitch, by (artist) Deb Plestid
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: seasons, poetry (see also stories in verse), imagination & play

Spring is sometimes a long time coming. As snow melts and winter slowly blows away, the earth begins its unfolding of new life and hopeful greening. While we can still snowshoe through the soft white and sip the clear, wintry air, we dream of the sparkle of spring, that wind-chapped-cheek time, where “baby fiddleheads sleep/like so many questions …

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Snow Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, weather, christmas & advent

First snow, surprise snow: Nature's sparkly magic showThe award-winning celebration of preschoolers and snow is now available as a board book!

For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. It transforms the outside world. Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating, fort-building, and snowballs. Even b …

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