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Pivik Learns from Takannaaluk

Inuktitut Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Hannah Barrett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, siblings, polar regions, native american

In this story from West Greenland, one young girl tries to teach her mischievous little sister a lesson by telling her the Inuit traditional story of Takannaaluk.

Pivik is the laziest little sister! She is always complaining about helping Anaana and stealing the best food for herself. Fed up, her big sister, Ukaleq, seizes the chance to teach Pivik …

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C’est MON chandail!

illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: siblings, clothing & dress, emotions & feelings

 

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Olivia est une petite fille qui a un chandail préféré. Elle fait tout avec son chandail et ne veut pas s’en séparer, pas même une seule minute. Mais Olivia grandit, et son chandail préféré devient trop petit. Puis, un jour, Olivia voit son petit frère porter SON chandail! Arrivera-t-elle à le récupér …

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The Secret of the Jade Bangle

by Linda Trinh, illustrated by Clayton Nguyen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: siblings, prejudice & racism, asian american

“Engaging and empowering” —STARRED review, Nonstop Reader

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in. 

Organized and introspective nine-year-old Anne Nguyen misses her Grandma Nội, a lot …

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My Sister's Girlfriend

by Gail Marlene Schwartz & Lucie Gagnon
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: lgbt, siblings, emotions & feelings

Fifth grader Talia Cohen-Sullivan isn't sure how she feels about boys, crushes, and the love thing even though her best friend, Carmen, is already dreaming about kissing--and it's only September. Losing her mom to cancer a few years ago made Talia afraid of change, though she still has her big sister, Jade, to help her through hard times. But when …

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That's My Sweater!

illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: siblings, emotions & feelings, clothing & dress

Olivia plots to get her favourite sweater back in this funny hand-me-down drama.

 

Olivia grows but her sweater doesn’t, so her mother passes it down to her stinky, drool-y little brother. That sweater keeps her warm and cool, safe and brave. Olivia needs it and there is no way she’s going to give it up. Or is there?

Whether you’re the youngest, …

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Hat On, Hat Off

by Theo Heras, illustrated by Renné Benoit
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: clothing & dress, siblings, daily activities

Baby is getting dressed to go out. But as often as his big sister adds a new piece of clothing, he tosses his hat aside.

 It’s time for this little one to go out. But which hat will he choose? Red hat, blue hat, striped hat, penguin hat, teddy bear hat? Once that decision is made, that hat just doesn’t stay on while shoes are tied and a jacket i …

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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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Lark Steals the Show

by Natasha Deen, illustrated by Marcus Cutler
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, siblings, humorous stories, chapter books

It's a good thing young sleuths Lark and Connor Ba are always prepared because mysteries find them wherever they go.

Lark and Connor are excited to visit the local art gallery where some of their classmates have been invited to exhibit their paintings. But when their friend Franklin is accused of stealing Kyle's masterpiece, the twins are sure Fran …

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