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We Dream Medicine Dreams

by (artist) Lisa Boivin
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: native canadian, birds, death & dying, deer, moose & caribou, bears, bedtime & dreams, values & virtues, wolves & coyotes

From Dene artist and bioethicist Lisa Boivin comes this healing story of hope, dreams, and the special bond between grandfather and granddaughter.

When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us liv …

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An Egg for Shabbat

by Mirik Snir, illustrated by Eleyor Snir
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: jewish, parents, values & virtues

Every day Ben’s mom sends him out to fetch an egg from the chicken pen. But each day, havoc ensues and Ben comes back empty-handed. Until finally, just in time for Shabbat, he achieves his goal.

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Stand Like a Cedar

by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Carrielynn Victor
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian, friendship, camping & outdoor activities, environment, values & virtues

When you go for a walk in nature, who do you see? What do you hear? 
Award-winning storyteller Nicola I. Campbell shows what it means “to stand like a cedar” on this beautiful journey of discovery through the wilderness. Learn the names of animals in the Nle7kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages as well as the teachings they have for us. Exper …

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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

¿Dónde puede estar el sombrero del oso? ¿Y si alguien lo hubiera robado? El oso pregunta a otros animales si lo vieron. Todos responden que no. Entonces, un ciervo hace una pregunta que despierta la memoria del oso… ¿encontrará al ladrón?

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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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Maggie’s Treasure

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

When Maggie’s treasure collection grows too big to manage, she finds a creative solution.

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 M …

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Ispík kákí péyakoyak/When We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Alderick Leask
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • 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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The World Around Us Series Ebook Bundle

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: safety, values & virtues

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural and social issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world around …

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