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Berani

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: apes, monkeys, etc., environment, asia, school & education, values & virtues

An honest and stirring novel about the choices made by young environmental activists, and the balancing act between consequence and triumph

Malia has had a privileged upbringing in Indonesia, but since her Indonesian father died, her Canadian mother wants to return to her own family on the other side of the world. Malia is determined to stay. Indon …

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tâpwê êkwa mamâhtâwastotin (Tâpwê and the Magic Hat, Cree edition)

illustrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie & Michelle Alynn Clement, translated by Solomon Ratt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native american, values & virtues, self-esteem & self-reliance, native canadian, chapter books, country & ethnic, friendship

A Cree edition of  beloved Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie's chapter book inspired by oral histories and traditions. On a prairie reserve, Tâpwê receives a mysterious gift from Kokhom (grandma)—and finds himself on an unforgettable adventure. 

Tâpwê can’t wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the Cree reserve—especi …

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Tâpwê and the Magic Hat

by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Michelle Alynn Clement
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, values & virtues, friendship, country & ethnic, self-esteem & self-reliance

"Beautiful, poignant and poetic. This story will weave its way into the hearts and minds of readers for generations."
—Monique Gray Smith, author of My Heart Fills With Happiness

From beloved Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a chapter book inspired by oral histories and traditions. On a prairie reserve, Tâpwê receives a mysterious gift f …

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Branded

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: values & virtues, law & crime, school & education

The principal announces that the school is implementing uniforms, and Ian finds himself caught in a conflict.

Julia, the student body president and Ian's friend, wants Ian to devise a plan to fight the decision, but the principal is determined to convince Ian the uniforms are a good idea. Ian doesn't see the problem with uniforms and wants nothing t …

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What World is Left

by Monique Polak
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, values & virtues, general (see also headings under social themes)

“Heartbreaking. An important addition to the Holocaust curriculum.”—Booklist, starred review

A pampered child used to having her own way, Anneke Van Raalte lives outside Amsterdam, where her father is a cartoonist for an Amsterdam newspaper. Though Anneke's family is Jewish, her religion means little to her. Anneke's life changes in 1942 w …

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One Summer in Whitney Pier

by Mayann Francis, illustrated by Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: baseball & softball, values & virtues, country life

A nostalgic picture book set in the diverse Cape Breton community of Whitney Pier from the duo behind Mayann's Train Ride, written by Nova Scotia's first Black lieutenant-governor.

School is out for the summer, but eleven-year-old Mayann Francis doesn't have much to look forward to. Her two best friends, Eunice and Betty, will be away and her older …

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Flower Power

by Ann Walsh
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
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: Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (The Children's Terra Carta).

 

Join His Royal Highness, author Christopher Lloyd, and 33 amazing award-winning artists from around …

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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

 

See below for English description.

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 …