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Yo quiero mi sombrero

illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: values & virtues

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a ve …

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Snow Doves

by Nancy Hartry, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emigration & immigration, values & virtues, imagination & play

Sami has just arrived in a new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! Joy, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as Joy helps Sami overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and Sami discovers the magic of play …

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ekospi kaki pekowak/When We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Marsha Blacksmith
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: native canadian, prejudice & racism, values & virtues, multigenerational, post-confederation (1867-)

An empowering story of resistance that gently introduces children to the history of residential schools in Canada. In When We Were Alone, a young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. As she asks questions, her grandmother tells her about her experiences in a residential school.

When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor Gen …

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Alice and Gert

An Ant and Grasshopper Story

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dena Seiferling
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: adaptations, friendship, insects, spiders, etc., values & virtues

It’s high summer in the meadow where Alice the ant and Gert the grasshopper live. Alice is hard at work preparing for winter, harvesting heavy loads of seeds. Meanwhile, Gert prefers to play, since winter is ages away. Gert dances through the long days of summer, singing, performing, and creating art out of flowers and leaves. Alice tries to conv …

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Maggie’s Treasure

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: recycling & green living, values & virtues, city & town life

Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes it home. At first the neighbors and city workers are grateful to Maggie for cleaning up; the mayor even gives her an award. But over time Maggie’s collection grows bigger and bigger, until it spills out of her house and garden …

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When I'm Sad (English)

by Inhabit Education Books, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, values & virtues, emotions & feelings, native canadian

What do you do when you feel sad?

This book shows different activities a child does to help him feel better when he is sad.

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When I'm Angry (English)

by Inhabit Education Books, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, emotions & feelings, values & virtues, native canadian

What do you do when you feel angry?

This book shows different activities a child does to help her feel better when she is angry.

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When I'm Too Excited (English)

by Inhabit Education Books, illustrated by Yong Ling Kang
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, emotions & feelings, values & virtues, native canadian

What do you do when you feel too excited?

This book shows different activities a child does to help him calm down when he is too excited.

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Showing You Care (English)

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, emotions & feelings, values & virtues, native canadian

Tuka likes to help his friends, but he does not always like hugs. Natti loves hugs!

Tuka wants to let Natti know how her hugs make him feel, but he doesn't want to hurt her feelings. Will Tuka be able to help Natti find other ways to show she cares?

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Mia and the Monsters: The Monsters Learn to Share (English)

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: 3
tagged: emotions & feelings, values & virtues, native canadian, friendship

Mia is hoping to spend time with her monster friends, but they are being difficult and don’t want to share!

Follow along with Mia as she tries to bring her monster friends together to teach them about the importance of sharing.