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On the Other Side of the Forest

by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Gerard DuBois
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, non-classifiable, rabbits, environment

What’s on the other side of the forest? A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out in this modern picture book that feels like a classic, calling to mind the tender work of Beatrix Potter.

Some say that wolves, ogres, and giant badgers live in the forest beside Arthur’s house. That’s why no one ever goes in there, to see what’s …

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Music for Tigers

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environment, adolescence, jungle animals, music, australia & oceania

From Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Michelle Kadarusman comes a novel about a young violinist who discovers her mother’s family secretly harbor a sanctuary for extinct Tasmanian tigers in the remote Australian rainforest

Shipped halfway around the world to spend the summer with her mom’s eccentric Australian relatives, middle schoo …

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Something's Wrong!

A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear

by Jory John, illustrated by Erin Kraan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: humorous stories

A hilarious picture book from #1New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day!
Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur…what could it be? Why does he feel so oddly off? So he …

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Journey Around the Sun

The Story of Halley's Comet

by James Gladstone, illustrated by Yaara Eshet
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: astronomy, curiosities & wonders, history of science, exploration & discovery, ancient

Halley’s Comet tells its own history in this unique STEM book
Halley’s Comet, visible from Earth only once every 75 years, tells its own story in this unique informational picture book. With each return of the comet, the book highlights human life at that time, and how science has advanced toward a greater understanding of our universe.
Told …

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Carmen and the House That Gaudí Built

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: new experience, europe, non-classifiable, reptiles & amphibians

A joyful celebration of the nature-inspired work of architect Antoni Gaudí
Carmen Batlló and Dragon, her imaginary salamander friend, love exploring the woods behind their home. But when Carmen’s family announces a move to the city, Carmen is miserable. Not only will she lose her connection to nature, she will also lose Dragon. After all, the …

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The Wind and the Trees

by Todd Stewart
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: environment, weather, multigenerational

A gentle meditation on the cycle of life, told by two trees
One day, a tiny pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby tree. As the seedling grows larger, the older pine shares what it has learned about the strong wind that blows through the forest. Wind stretches trees and dries them out, but it also scatters seeds, spreads messages a …

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Lorsque j’étais un ours…

illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: bears, new experience, emotions & feelings

 

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Franchir des rivières tumultueuses, gravir des montagnes imposantes et traverser des forêts pleines d’arbres gigantesques : Oh! Vivre la vie d’un ours! Mais quand cet ours est transporté dans un autre monde, il réalise qu’on ne tombe pas toujours au bon endroit. Pourtant, parfois, la vie est exaltante, p …

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Snooze-O-Rama

The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep

by Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Kyle Reed
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: non-classifiable, daily activities, zoology

Discover the strange – and sometimes familiar – ways animals settle down for bed
While you brush your teeth and turn out the light, animals all over the world are getting ready for bed in their own unique ways. Otters snuggle under seaweed blankets, plump walruses use their throat pouches as pillows, and just like putting on pajamas, parrotfi …

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This House Is Home

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Yong Ling Kang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: multigenerational, new experience, city & town life

An empowering story about coming to terms with change through creative problem solving
Lily’s family is happy in their old green house at the end of the lane, but progress soon encroaches. When Grandma refuses to sell their home to developers, the city just builds around them. Soon their house is smack-dab in the middle of a multi-lane highway. …

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Wild Outside

Around the World with Survivorman

by Les Stroud, illustrated by Andrew P. Barr
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, discoveries

Join TV’s Survivorman on twelve edge-of-your-seat adventures as he proves anyone can be an outdoor explorer.
From surviving a frigid night in northern Canada to munching on grubs in the Australian Outback, Les Stroud’s passion for the outdoors has driven him to some of the planet’s most remote and beautiful locations. In Wild Outside, he inv …