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Be a Good Ancestor

by Leona Prince & Gabrielle Prince, illustrated by Carla Joseph
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, values & virtues, self-esteem & self-reliance, environment

Rooted in Indigenous teachings, this stunning picture book encourages readers of all ages to consider the ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and to think deeply about their behaviors.

Addressing environmental issues, animal welfare, self-esteem and self-respect, and the importance of community, the authors deliver a poign …

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Free

by Barroux
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, imagination & play, birds, humorous stories

A celebration of thinking outside the box—or cage!

The Great Bird Circus is headed to a big show, but they run into trouble when they reach the border. Paloma and the ringmaster are allowed to cross—but their birds need paperwork, and lots of it! The situation seems hopeless, unless … what if there’s more than one way to get across?

With Palo …

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The Three Bears and Goldilocks

by Bee Waeland
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: adaptations, humorous stories, classic adaptation, bears, humorous

What if Goldilocks was held accountable for her actions?

In this graphic retelling of the fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," author/illustrator Bee Waeland reimagines the story of a self-involved little girl who commits a crime and is arrested for breaking and entering. Having tracked deer poo into the Bear family’s house, broken a numbe …

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Patience

A Celebration of Mindfulness

by Kat Bovey, illustrated by Katie Wilson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mindfulness & meditation, self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E.
The latest addition to the A Celebration of Mindfulness series helps readers find ways to have patience in everyday scenarios. From learning something new to having patience for the people and the world around us, each spread provides examples of ways little ones can take the time to slow down.
About the A Celebration of Mindfulnes …

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Caramba

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: cats, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance

Caramba is a sweet, shy cat who bravely accepts that he is different, and then discovers his own special talent.

Award-winning author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, best known for her Stella and Sam books, brings us an endearing character in Caramba, a sweet, shy cat who bravely accepts that he is different, and then discovers his own special tal …

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Caillou Asks Nicely

by Danielle Patenaude, illustrated by Pierre Brignaud
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: manners & etiquette, beginner, words, values & virtues, emotions & feelings, daily activities, new experience

A great book to introduce kids to politeness!

With Mommy and Daddy’s help, Caillou learns that it’s nice to hear the words please and thank you. They are like a friendly hug that encourages people to respond favorably. Politeness is much more than just a social convention; it is also a way to ease our interactions with others. Even very young ch …

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Caillou Learns About Screen Time

by Christine L'heureux, illustrated by Kary
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: computers, media tie-in, new experience, beginner, values & virtues

Caillou learns about healthy digital habits!

Caillou would like to watch a cartoon on Daddy’s tablet, but Daddy suggests they play a game on it together instead. Once the game is over and the tablet is turned off, Daddy continues to spend quality time with Caillou by reading him a book.

Screens are part of our daily lives and their use, especially …

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Barnaby

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: birds, alternative family, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance

A vain blue budgie flies the coop only to find that there's no place like home
Barnaby is a blue budgie who’s got it all: a golden cage, bells to jingle-jangle, and an owner who gives him all the snacks and attention he wants. Until his owner brings home a “friend” for Barnaby: a little yellow canary.
Barnaby is not happy. When his tantrum …

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