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Ouaf? Ouaf? Cot! Cot!

by Carolyn Rowe-Turner, illustrated by Sarah Delignies
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: siblings, farm animals, dogs

Caro's girls aren't happy. "The girls" are Caro' hens, and Henriette is especially unimpressed when Crème Brulée, the family labrador, decides to come in to the chicken coop uninvited. As Henriette flees for her life Crème Brulée runs after her. Quick, Caro must catch the little red bird before she falls into the sea! She and her twin Claude wi …

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A Little Treasury

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: siblings, imagination & play

Marie-Louise Gay’s beloved books about Stella’s little brother, Sam, are all here in this vibrant and humorous collection.

Children all around the world have read about Stella and Sam, and their gently funny, nurturing relationship. Stella has a creative and whimsical answer for all of Sam’s many questions, and their explorations of the world …

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Good Morning, Sam

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, daily activities, imagination & play

"I'll help you get dressed," said Stella.
"No," said Sam. "I can do it by myself."
But Sam takes a roundabout route to getting dressed and, as usual, his big sister Stella is there to help . . . but this time Sam has the last laugh.
Vibrant and humorous, Marie-Louise Gay's stories and pictures explore the endearing, intimate scenes of young childho …

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Good Night, Sam

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play, bedtime & dreams

"Stella," whispered Sam, "are you sleeping?"
"Yes," answered Stella. "Aren't you?"
Sam can't sleep without his beloved dog, Fred. But where could he be? Sam knows that Fred is afraid of the dark, of the monster that lives in the closet and of the giant toad that lurks downstairs. Luckily, Stella is there to reassure Sam as they search everywhere.

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What Are You Doing, Sam?

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, dogs, imagination & play

"What are you doing, Sam?" calls Stella.
Sam and his dog, Fred, are creating joyful havoc throughout the house. Be it snorkeling in the bathtub, teaching Fred to read or roll over, or cooking up a pancake feast, they are having a marvelous time. Of course, Stella joins in the fun as she observes the inventive antics of Sam and his beloved companio …

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A Beginner's Guide to Goodbye

by Melanie Mosher
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: death & dying, siblings

Every summer, Laney's family visits their cottage on Tidnish Beach. Summertime on Nova Scotia's north shore is slow and sweet: there are long days in the water until fingers turn pruney, bottomless glasses of cherry Kool-Aid, and bonfires with the other families summering along the shore. But this year the baking heat and bright red sand provide co …

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When Stella was Very, Very Small

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, new experience, imagination & play

In this book in the Stella and Sam series, Marie-Louise Gay has gone back in time to answer the questions often asked by the children who read and love the books.
Where does Stella get her wild ideas? How big is Stella's imagination? What did Stella look like when she was small? How did Stella come to be the big sister to Sam that we all know and …

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Stella, Star of the Sea

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play

Stella and her little brother are spending the day at the sea. Stella has been to the sea before and knows all its secrets, but Sam has many questions: "Does a catfish purr? Does a seahorse gallop?" Stella has an answer for them all. The only thing she isn't sure of, and neither are we, is whether Sam will ever come into the water.
Exquisite, evoca …

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Stella, Princess of the Sky

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play

Another adventure begins in this book in the Stella and Sam series as the pair explores the wonders of the natural world. A vast luminous sky, the sun, the stars and the rising moon form the backdrop for their nocturnal expedition. As they encounter raccoons, fireflies, tree frogs and bats, Sam wonders if the moon can swim, if the sun wears pajama …

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