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What Kids Did

Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19

by Erin Silver
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: non-classifiable, diseases, illnesses & injuries

In the spring of 2020, the Covid-19 virus changed the world and made daily life much more challenging. We had to stay apart, away from work, school, and our normal routines. But, all around the world, kids came up with creative and thoughtful ways to help others. From making 3-D printed medical equipment to food bank fundraising to a neighbourhood …

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A Newfoundland Maple

by Samantha Baker, illustrated by Dawn Baker
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
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While on a fishing trip with his grandfather in western Newfoundland, Daniel discovers a maple tree that has stood there for decades. What he doesn't realize is just how important it is to the local wildlife. Squirrels, moose, beavers, birds, and more rely on the tree for food and shelter. Throughout the pages of this delightful book, find out whic …

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The Paper Boat

A Refugee Story

by Thao Lam
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: emigration & immigration, asia, multigenerational

A Kirkus Reviews most anticipated picture book of fall 2020 with starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books — a heartfelt and personal immigration story, new from critically acclaimed author Thao Lam

New from Thao Lam, the award-winning author of picture books My Cat Looks Li …

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I Am Loved

Inuktitut

by Kevin Qamaniq-Mason & Mary Qamaniq-Mason, illustrated by Hwei Lim
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: orphans & foster homes, polar regions, emotions & feelings, native canadian

Pakak is in a new foster home, with new people, new food, and new smells. Feeling alone and uncertain, Pakak finds comfort in a secret shared with him by his anaanattiaq, his grandmother, and in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be.

Written as a gift for Inuit children in care by foster parents Kevin and Mary Qaman …

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Alberta Alphabet Book

by Nicky Bird
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: travel

Bucky Beaver, Bertie Bear, Scotty Squirrel and Robbie Rabbit take you on an alphabet journey across the province of Alberta. See all the beautiful and fascinating places to visit! • B is for Banff National Park, Canada's first national park. • H is for Hoodoos, towers of rock shaped by the weather. • V is for Vulcan, home of the Trek Station.

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What Does a Caterpillar Do?

by David McArthur, illustrated by Lucy Rogers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., butterflies, moths & caterpillars

The world around us is full of millions and millions of often underappreciated but amazingly fantastic bugs. From the tiny ant to the big, beautiful butterfly, each has its own unique characteristics that allow it to thrive in its environment. What Does a Caterpillar Do? shows children some of these bugs through the eyes of a cheeky caterpillar as …

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A Magic Spark: An Acorn Book (Fairylight Friends #1)

by Jessica Young, illustrated by Marie Vanderbemden
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: chapter books, friendship, mythical

Fly along with the Fairylight Friends -- Ruby, Iris, and Pip -- in this magical early reader series!

 

Pick a Book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books wil …

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I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree

by Jean E. Pendziwol, illustrated by Nathalie Dion
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, poetry (see also stories in verse), emotions & feelings

Jean E. Pendziwol’s newest picture book is a lyrical meditation on nature and hope.

The child in this story observes the sun by playing with her shadow, though sometimes it disappears. She listens to the wind tell stories, even when it howls like wolves. She tastes snowflakes — sometimes sweet and delicate; other times sharp on her cheeks. And f …

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A Magic Spark: An Acorn Book (Fairylight Friends #1) (Library Edition)

by Jessica Young, illustrated by Marie Vanderbemden
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: chapter books, mythical, friendship

Fly along with the Fairylight Friends -- Ruby, Iris, and Pip -- in this magical early reader series!

 

Pick a Book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books wil …

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Knowing the Name of a Bird

by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Jori van der Linde
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: birds

This inquisitive, ornithological ode celebrates a love of birds—no matter what we call them and why.