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A World of Mindfulness

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo; Rebecca Bender; Gabrielle Grimard; Tara Anderson; François Thisdale; Scot Ritchie; Miki Sato; Tamara Campeau; Emma Pedersen; Carmen Mok; Aino Anto; Sue Macartney; Dubois & Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: non-classifiable, emotions & feelings

I am here. I know who I am. I breathe in the smell of sun-warmed grass and it fills my lungs with energy.  
Parents, educators, and health practitioners everywhere are recognizing the importance of mindfulness practice, particularly for children. Meditation and yoga are becoming common activities in kindergarten classes and beyond. Taking time to …

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Follow Your Breath!

A First Book of Mindfulness

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: sense & sensation, emotions & feelings

Part of the popular Exploring Our Community series, here's the perfect child-friendly introduction to mindfulness.

Friends Yulee, Nick, Martin and Sally are at Pedro's house for a sleepover. Pedro is moving in a few days, and he's been feeling both sad about leaving his old house and worried he won't be happy in his new one. To try to help Pedro fee …

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Perfect Pigeons

illustrated by Katherine Battersby
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: birds, peer pressure, self-esteem & self-reliance

One plucky pigeon dares to fly against the flock in this brightly illustrated, laugh-out-loud picture book about embracing the things that make us different.

A colorful flock of pigeons pride themselves on their perfect unity. All except one: a bespectacled pigeon who is happiest doing its own thing.
While the flock all looks the same, this pigeon e …

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International Day of the Girl, The

Celebrating Girls Around the World

by Claudia Dávila & Rona Ambrose, illustrated by Simone Shin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

This introduction to the International Day of the Girl and its worldwide significance encourages children to recognize their own potential to make change, providing both a perfect lesson in social justice and a celebration of girl power.

The United Nations designated October 11th as the International Day of the Girl, a day to increase awareness of …

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Kévin la licorne : On a toutes sortes d’amis

illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mythical, self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship

 

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Kévin la licorne est de retour dans une toute nouvelle aventure! Lorsqu’il apprendre qu’une licorne déménage dans la maison voisine, l’adorable Kévin est convaincu qu’ils doivent être les meilleurs amis du monde. Mais qu’arrive-t-il lorsque ces deux êtres ont plus de différences que de points comm …

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Benjamin's Blue Feet

illustrated by Sue Macartney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: birds, self-esteem & self-reliance, humorous stories, new experience

A young bird with a flair for discovery and invention learns self-acceptance one blue-footed step at a time.

Benjamin the blue-footed booby is coming of age in his flock’s world of flying, diving, swimming, and fishing. But he already has a unique gift: treasure-hunting. One day, after finding a mirror, Benjamin becomes convinced that his beak is …

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Fast Friends

by Heather M. O'Connor, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, special needs, self-esteem & self-reliance

 

Every child has a voice — if we take the time to listen.

 

In this appealing, energetic picture book, two kids with different challenges and strengths find they are just what the other needs to navigate classroom life.

Tyson does everything fast — so fast he often disrupts the class. His teacher is always saying, “Too fast, Tyson!” And often …

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Amis instantanés

by Heather M. O'Connor, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, special needs

 

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Tyson fait tout trop vite. Il bâcle son travail en classe. Il engloutit son lunch sans reprendre son souffle. Il traverse la vie comme une flèche. La récréation est le seul moment où il peut courir partout aussi vite qu’il veut. Comme les autres enfants sont à la traîne, Tyson est loin devant, sans person …

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The Little Red Shed

by Adam Young & Jennifer Young
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bullying, self-esteem & self-reliance

Once upon a fine morning, a little shed awakens to discover she isn’t quite the same as she used to be. Uncertain and feeling as if she no longer fits in, she decides to leave home and sets out to sea. All alone on the wide, wide ocean, she meets an extraordinary new friend who sees how special she really is, and with newfound confidence, the lit …

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