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The Gift of the Little People

A Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Ithiniwak Story

by William Dumas, illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, pre-confederation (to 1867), values & virtues, religion & faith, diseases, illnesses & injuries, short stories

In this illustrated short story for all ages, celebrated Rocky Cree storyteller William Dumas shares a teaching about the power of community in the face of adversity.

I don’t recall seeing books when I was a little boy. But the old people, they grew up listening to stories. And so, every night, when the old people were done their evening prayers, …

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Flower Power

by Ann Walsh
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: values & virtues, multigenerational, humorous stories

Has a protest to save a tree gone too far?

Callie's mother has chained herself to the neighbor's tree and is living inside the treehouse. She refuses to come down until the neighbor, Mr. Wilson, agrees to leave the tree standing. Soon reporters arrive, followed by an activist group called the Singing Grannies and a gang of bikerseach group addin …

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It's Up to Us

Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (The Children's Terra Carta)

by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales; Christopher Lloyd, illustrated by Reza Dalvand; Estelí Meza; Nick Hayes; Gunnella; Barry Falls; Harmony Becker; Gwen Keraval; Stuart Armstrong; Fotini Tikkou; Rutu Modan; Komiko Horibe; Quang and Liên; Leah Marie Dorion; Musa Omusi; Wesley Bedrosian; Sydney Smith; Nick Sharratt; Paolo Domeniconi; Peter Sís; Vanina Starkoff; Mehrdokht Amini; Poonam Mistry; Murat Kalkavan; Luisa Uribe; Raúl Colón; Victoria Fomini; Isol; Blak Douglas; Ye Luying; Sally Deng; Owen Davey; Su Jung Jang & Sally Caulwell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, values & virtues, social activism & volunteering, recycling & green living

“Children have a unique curiosity for Nature and for this amazing planet we call home.” So writes HRH The Prince of Wales in his introduction to It’s Up to Us: A Children’s Terra Carta for Nature, People and Planet.

 

Join His Royal Highness, author Christopher Lloyd, and 33 amazing award-winning artists from around the world on a beautiful, …

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Caillou 5-Minute Goodnight Stories

7 stories

adapted by , illustrated by Eric Sévigny
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: bedtime & dreams, media tie-in, emotions & feelings, friendship, values & virtues

Your favorite Caillou stories!

Snuggle up and find all your favorite Caillou bedtime stories in this illustrated storybook collection! These stories enhanced with colorful illustrations, teach little ones mindfulness, empathy, friendship, and values. This book includes 7 stories:

  • My Day Care Friends
  • Caillou Learns to Swim
  • Caillou: Gone Fishing
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Biographie en images : Voici David Suzuki

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: social activists, values & virtues, environmental conservation & protection

 

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David Suzuki, un universitaire canadien, vulgarisateur scientifique et environnementaliste, est en train de changer le monde. Lorsqu’il était jeune, David était passionné par la nature et par l’environnement. Plus âgé, grâce à des études en sciences et en zoologie, il a créé sa propre émission de t …

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The Great Cookie War

by Caroline Stellings, read by Christine Brubaker
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, cooking & food, values & virtues

 

Life in her traditional Mennonite community is peaceful, if a little dull, for twelve-year-old Beth who dreams of being an artist. She goes to school, helps with the cooking and cleaning at home, and works with her parents at the local farmer’s market. One Saturday, however, excitement shows up in the form of a determined lawyer from New York Ci …

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Stuffed

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: values & virtues, cooking & food

Can Ian stand up for what he believes in?

When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten …

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The Secret Halloween Costume

With 2-Way Sequins!

illustrated by Karina Dupuis, by Sophie Vaillancourt
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: halloween, fantasy & magic, values & virtues, beginner, colors

A Halloween story for little ones!

Charlotte is a young witch. For Halloween, her family insists she must wear her darkest clothes and scariest makeup. After all, a witch must be spooky! But Charlotte doesn't want to follow tradition - she wants to wear something that reflects who she is. She asks her grandmother to sew her a secret costume... But w …

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Hoopers

by Johnny Boateng
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: basketball, boys & men, friendship, values & virtues

Set in Toronto, Hoopers is about a Black youth who wants to live the basketball dream of fame and acclaim. Jojo and his friends know that once they make the Squad, their high-school team, they will have the time of their lives. But their no-nonsense coach is strict, even mean, and seems to repeatedly target Jojo. Emphasizing the real qualities of h …

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