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What Does It Mean to Be Kind?

by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: values & virtues

"...a beautiful book with a beautiful message...the book shows young children how easy it is to be kind through small acts and in simple ways..."—R.J. Palacio, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder

Being kind means...
Smiling at the new student in class.
Giving someone a compliment.
Celebrating the differences in others.

When the girl i …

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The Secret of White Stone Gate

by Julia Nobel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

"A fast-paced mystery with lots of adventure and surprising twists! —Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author on The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

In this exciting sequel to The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane, Emmy's adventures continue as she deals with a sinister organization, a missing father, and secrets she's not sure who to trust w …

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I Am a Polar Bear

by Paul Covello
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
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A day in the life of one of Canada’s most iconic animals, from nationally celebrated and bestselling creator Paul Covello

I am a polar bear, and I do what polar bears do.

Come along and spend the day with an adorable polar bear cub! Can you hide in the snow, jump on an ice floe and swim through icy cold water? You could, if you were a polar bear!

T …

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I Am a Beaver

by Paul Covello
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
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A day in the life of one of Canada’s most iconic animals, from nationally celebrated and bestselling creator Paul Covello 

 I am a beaver, and I do what beavers do.

Come along and spend the day with an adorable beaver kit! Can you chomp through a tree, swim in a stream and help your family build a lodge? You could, if you were a beaver!

This bright …

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If the World Were a Village - Second Edition

A Book about the World's People

by David J. Smith, illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: other

The 2nd Edition of the best-selling book which has sold over 400 000 copies in 17 languages - updated with new content and insights about the world's people.

First published to wide acclaim in 2002, this eye-opening book has since become a classic, promoting “world-mindedness” by imagining the world's population - all 6.8 billion of us - as a vi …

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David Jumps In

by Alan Woo, illustrated by Katty Maurey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, friendship, games

This lyrical tale, written in simple free verse, tells how a game with roots in ancient China --- called elastic skip in this story --- helps a boy find his footing on his first day at a new school.

It is David's first day at his brand-new school. He doesn't know anyone. At recess, he stands alone and watches the other children enjoying their activi …

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50 Animals That Have Been to Space

by Jennifer Read, with John A. Read
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 3
tagged: astronomy, aeronautics, astronautics & space science, zoology

Since the early days of flight, animals have helped researchers learn how to survive in the sky, and their role continues as humanity voyages into outer space. In 1783, a rooster, a duck and a sheep were placed in a basket attached to the first hot-air balloon. In the age of rockets and space travel, many more animals have travelled into orbit, and …

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Hungry for Math

Poems to Munch On

by Kari-Lynn Winters & Lori Sherritt-Fleming, illustrated by Peggy Collins
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous

Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming team up again for another poetry collection for young readers with the emphasis on math concepts including measuring time, patterns, counting, symmetry, numbers, shapes, estimating and more!

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Even Superheroes Make Mistakes

by Shelly Becker, illustrated by Eda Kaban
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: manners & etiquette, stories in verse

“A highly appealing read. . . . Children will readily gravitate to this book.” —School Library Journal
What do young superheroes do when they’ve blundered and bungled? They don’t get mad; they get SMART! This fun follow-up to Even Superheroes Have Bad Days teaches kids another humorous lesson in overcoming adversity.
 
Even superheroes …

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