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By Celina Kalluk, Alexandria Neonakis. 2014
This bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by… all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little "Kulu," an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants. Grades K-3. 2014.
By Dayal Kaur Khalsa. 1988
By Robert N Munsch, Sheila McGraw. 1987
A young woman holds her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him. This is a… story of how that little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes a man. It is also about the enduring nature of parents' love and how it crosses generations. Grades K-3. 1987.
By Robert N Munsch, Jay Odjick. 2017
One day Helen wakes up and it's SPRING! The snow has melted and the sun is shining. But Helen knows… that the blackflies will be coming out soon. So she does what any smart kid would do: she sends her little sister outdoors to check! When the blackflies and mosquitoes carry her away, Helen tells her dad, who rushes outside and is carried away himself. Now Helen needs to rescue BOTH of them, along with a wolf and a very clever bear. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Michael Martchenko, Robert N Munsch. 2018
On moving day, Danielle's mom and dad are busy packing boxes. "Danielle," says her mom,"don't just stand there, do something.… Go take care of the little kids." So Danielle does. She finds Julianne playing with her dolls, carefully puts her in a big box with some towels and tapes it up. Then she goes to find Christopher, Rylan and Laurin, and she takes care of them, too. As the moving truck is leaving, her mom says, "Danielle, you've been such a help. You've kept the little kids so quiet! Where are they?" "On the truck, of course!" says Danielle. "Oh, no!" say her parents and they all get in the car and chase the truck to the new house. Danielle listens to all the boxes finds her little brothers and sisters and lets them out of their boxes. And then they all stay out of Mom's hair while she's unpacking, because the little kids spend the next few days chasing Danielle around, trying to put HER in a box. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Michael Martchenko, Robert N Munsch. 2017
Kelsey thinks she should live in one house and her mom and dad should visit her. Instead, she puts her… books and her unicorn picture and her favourite pillow in her suitcase and takes them with her as she goes back and forth. But what will happen when she decides to pack up the dog? A charming story about a girl making the best of her co-parenting situation, and the mom and dad (and dog!) who love her. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Eric Carle, Bill Martin. 2007
The brilliant deep: rebuilding the world's coral reefs : the story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation
By Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe. 2018
Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his… ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Alice Priestley, Jan Coates. 2005
Abby is bored while waiting for her mother to finish her shopping, until she meets Joanna and her guide dog,… Charlie. Though he is great at helping Joanna to "see", he can't help with choosing a special outfit for an important and mysterious event. When Abby saves the day, she also discovers that wishing for rainbows can be magical. Grades K-3 and old readers. 2005.
By Rina Singh. 2018
By Nadia Sammurtok, Rob Nix. 2018
Siuluk is a very strong man. He's so strong that people tell him he must be the last of the… Tuniit, friendly giants who once lived in the North. Just like those giants, Siuluk is so strong that he can carry an entire walrus over his shoulder. But not everyone believes that Siuluk is strong. One day, when a group of men tease Siuluk about his size, he has to find a way to prove his strength once and for all--but how? Based on traditional stories from the Chesterfield Inlet area of the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Dennis Lee, Qin Leng. 2018
By Josée Bisaillon, Nhung N Tran-Davies. 2018
A young girl is torn between her desire to stay home with her family and her desire to go to… school and discover the world beyond the mountains that surround them. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Mike Lowery, Maureen Fergus. 2018
Instead of volunteering to provide halftime snacks, a dedicated Soccer Dad decides to join his son's soccer team. Dad complains… about having to play defense (boring!) and thinks playing soccer is all about winning. When his son explains that soccer is about having fun, Dad picks dandelions, fools around on the sidelines and kicks the practice balls everywhere. The boy's patience and understanding are tested over and over again as he tries to desperately instruct his father on how to behave on the field. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Caroline Everson, Anne Marie Bourgeois. 2017
In fourteen gentle stanzas, sleepy & dash-eyed children throughout history draw comfort from bedtime tales and tender lullabies. Here, their… innate curiosity about the world around them is satisfied by timeless music that drifts through centuries on the wind. Loving parents sing of white polar bears, northern lights, sea creatures, and woodland animals that dance under the stars and visit each child on the edge of sleep. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Sarah Hampson, Kass Reich. 2018
Dr. Archibald Coo, an erudite big-city pigeon, is tired of the way people treat him and the other pigeons. They're… always being shooed and swatted, and they're never admired the way the other birds are. As Dr. Coo tells his pigeon friends: "It wasn't always this way. In ancient times, pigeons were known to accompany the gods. They brought news of the Olympic Games to all of ancient Greece. And more recently, they delivered messages and medicine to soldiers on battlefields. They were heroes!" Surely, Dr. Coo reasons, pigeons can find a way to earn the admiration of people once again. And he's got just the bold plan to do it. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Kyle Lukoff, Natalie Nelson. 2018
A sloth of bears, a parliament of owls, a nuisance of cats - these are some of the wonderfully idiosyncratic… names we have for groups of animals. Inspired by these collective nouns and others like them, author Kyle Lukoff and illustrator Natalie Nelson have created this clever, funny picture book. Each spread features a nugget of a story using a particular name, which is accompanied by a collage illustration that serves as the visual punch line. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Nicholas Oldland. 2018
A bouncy, hoppy frog, full of irrepressible energy, won't go to sleep. He just wants to jump. And jump and… jump and jump. Finally, everyone else goes to sleep but he keep jumping until the sun comes up. The next day, he sleeps through his whole day - even band practice and a field trip to the zoo. The only time he gets any zip back is at bedtime when his parents tell him to hop into bed. That he does, "with a triple-flip and a double-twist!" Perfect for every child who's reluctant at bedtime, with a gentle reminder that rest is needed and a new day awaits. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Leo Espinosa, Junot Díaz. 2018
Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a… school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbours about their memories of her homeland, and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Jim Nelson, Louise Flaherty. 2017
While everyone is busy preparing for the coming winter, two Inuit girls wander away from their camp, following a path… of strange, beautiful stones. Each stone is lovelier than the last, and the trail leads them farther and farther away from camp. But what starts out as a peaceful afternoon on the tundra quickly turns dangerous when the girls find themselves trapped in the cave of Mangittatuarjuk--the Gnawer of Rocks! Based on a traditional Inuit story, this story introduces readers to a dark and twisted creature that haunts the Arctic landscape and preys on unsuspecting children. Descriptions of violence. Grades K-3 and older readers. 2017.