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Cocoa Magic

by Sandra Bradley, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: cooking & food, multigenerational, emotions & feelings, values & virtues, school & education

In a cozy 1920s chocolate shop, the special ingredients in each perfect treat are empathy, generosity, and thoughtful acts of kindness.

Eight-year-old Daniel cherishes the hour he spends every morning helping his Great-Uncle Lewis in his chocolate shop. They mix, temper, pour, and mold. “It’s magic, my boy,” Uncle Lewis says. And Daniel agrees …

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La souris qui portait une maison sur son dos

by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., values & virtues, emotions & feelings

 

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Vincent est une souris qui porte sa maison sur son dos. Un jour, il repère une colline ordinaire avec un chemin fréquenté. Il décide donc de poser sa maison et de s’y installer. Très rapidement, les passants s’arrêtent, et Vincent leur offre un endroit où se reposer, car après tout, la maison de Vincen …

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We Need Everyone

by Michael Redhead Champagne, illustrated by Tiff Bartel
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: social activism & volunteering, diversity & multicultural, inspirational & personal growth, values & virtues

Everyone has a gift. Every gift is different, and every gift is special. Our world needs you to share your gift.

What is your gift? How can you use your gift to help others?

We Need Everyone empowers children to identify their gifts and use them to overcome challenges, achieve goals, and strengthen communities. Inspiring and uplifting, this interacti …

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Still This Love Goes On

by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native american, music, native canadian, values & virtues

A love letter to Indigenous communities everywhere, this picture book gorgeously illustrated by Julie Flett celebrates seasons, nature, and community.

Based on Academy Award-winning Cree icon Buffy Sainte-Marie’s song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On is a stunning celebration of Indigenous experience. Breathtaking illustrations from celeb …

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I Hear You, Ocean

by Kallie George, illustrated by Carmen Mok
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: environment, marine life, values & virtues, imagination & play

This joyful and soothing book about ocean sounds for kids 3-7 will transport readers to the seaside. 

When a child visits the ocean with his little brother, he whispers to him, “The ocean has lots to say, if you listen.” Together, they hear wondrous things, like the rumble of pebbles tumbling and filling the beach with shiny gems, the bark of a …

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J’espère

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: values & virtues, parents, emotions & feelings

Message émouvant de l’autrice autochtone primée Monique Gray Smith au sujet de tous les espoirs que les adultes nourrissent pour les enfants de leur vie.

Nous nourrissons pour nos jeunes des espoirs immenses. Nous voulons qu’ils et elles s’épanouissent et puissent profiter de toutes les expériences que la vie leur offre, mais nous tenons a …

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I Hope

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: values & virtues, emotions & feelings, parents

Poignant words from award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith about all the hopes adults have for the young people in their lives.

The hopes we have for the children in our lives are endless. We want our young people to thrive and experience all that life has to offer, but we also feel protective of them. Using simple but powerful statement …

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I Hope / nipakosêyimon

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, translated by Dolores Greyeyes Sand
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: values & virtues, emotions & feelings, parents

Poignant words from award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith about all the hopes adults have for the young people in their lives.

The hopes we have for the children in our lives are endless. We want our young people to thrive and experience all that life has to offer, but we also feel protective of them. Using simple but powerful statement …

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Spencer and Gary Help Their Elders

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by Shawna Thomson & Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Valentina Jaskina
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 2
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, values & virtues, polar regions

Spencer the Siksik can’t wait for the first snowfall. He is going to build a snow fort with Gary the Snow Goose!

When Spencer’s mom tells him he must first shovel his grandma’s steps, he doesn’t understand why she has to ruin his fun. He just wants to play outside! But when Spencer sees that his grandma and her neighbours can’t leave their …

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