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Outside, You Notice

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: gardening

A lyrical nonfiction celebration of the outdoors pairing childlike observation with facts about the natural world

Outside,
you notice things.

Time spent in the outdoors stirs a child’s imagination. Nature sparks wonder, wonder leads to curiosity, and curiosity brings about a greater knowledge of the world and one’s self. In Outside, You Notice, …

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When Mom's Away

by Layla Ahmad, illustrated by Farida Zaman
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: parents, diseases, illnesses & injuries, daily activities

Things are changing for one little girl whose mom is a busy doctor. When her mom has to be in quarantine—sleeping on a cot in their garage to keep the family safe from the virus—the girl does her best to be brave. She and her dad spend time together, she goes to school online, and she helps her grandparents too…making sure to wave so they kno …

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The Umbrella

by Lisa Lebedovich
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, friendship

A beautiful book about how the power of friendship can help overcome fears.

One day, Sebastian wakes up to find a little grey raincloud floating above his head. Afraid of getting wet, he carries a big umbrella everywhere he goes. Sure, the umbrella keeps him safe and dry (and ensures he never has to share a seat on the school bus) but it also makes …

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My Best Friend Is Extinct

by Rebecca Wood Barrett, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, friendship

Ten-year-old Henry Springs is thrilled when the wintery resort town he and his mom recently moved to experiences a record-breaking snowfall. There are even rumors that the extreme weather could mark the beginning of a new ice age.

One day, while exploring one of the many tunnels running through the town’s snowbanks, Henry discovers a strange, preh …

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Finding Home

The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees

by Jen Sookfong Lee, illustrated by Drew Shannon
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism, non-classifiable

What drives people to search for new homes? From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world. We explore its origins and the current issues facing immigrants and refugees today, and …

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Malaika’s Surprise

by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: new baby, stepfamilies, birthdays

When Malaika finds out she is going to have a new baby brother or sister, she worries that her mother will forget about her. But a surprise arrives on Malaika’s birthday that gives her more reason to celebrate her family’s love.

It’s summertime, and Malaika and Adèle are enjoying playing carnival in their bright costumes, dancing and laughing …

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Super Detectives (Simon and Chester Book #1)

by Cale Atkinson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: mystery & detective, humorous stories, friendship

A ghost and a kid team up to solve mysteries and kick butt! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of Bad Guys and Dog Man.

Welcome to the world of Simon and Chester, ghost and boy duo extraordinaire.
They like to kick butt and take names.
They don't like chores.
They are best friends.
And they are about to solve the MYSTERY OF A LIFETIME …

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Anonymouse

by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Anna Pirolli
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: art & architecture, city & town life

Animal-friendly street art is popping up all over the city, but who is creating these masterpieces? There is no explanation, only a name: Anonymouse. For fans of Sidewalk Flowers and Art & Max.

Art for the birds.
Art for the ants.
Art for the dogs, cats and raccoons.
Art to make them laugh, make them think, make them feel at home.
But who is cr …

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The Fabulous Zed Watson!

by Basil Sylvester, illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: lgbt, friendship

The literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween

Zed Watson loves a few things: their name (which they chose themself!), their big rambunctious family, and—oh yeah—monsters. When Zed discovered the mystery surrounding an unpublished novel called The Monster’s Castle, they were completely hooked. Now Z …

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À chacun son masque

by Marla Lesage, translated by Olivier Bilodeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, clothing & dress, daily activities

Il y a une foule de raisons de porter un masque : par sécurité, pour respirer sous l’eau, pour se déguiser ou même tout simplement parce que ça pue ! Les plongeurs, les cowboys, les scienti?ques et plein d’autres gens ont besoin de masques. Et parfois, couvrir sa bouche, c’est faire preuve de bonté et de considération à l’égard d …