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The Old Woman

by Joanne Schwartz & Nahid Kazemi

The Old Woman is a beautiful portrait of an old woman who lives contentedly with her dog, from award-winning author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Nahid Kazemi.

An old woman shares her home with a scruffy old...


Night Walk

by Sara O'Leary & Ellie Arscott

A child explores her neighborhood on a late-night walk with her dad, finding delight and comfort in moments of quiet and the warm windows into other people’s lives.

When a little girl can’t sleep one night,...


Maggie’s Treasure

by Jon-Erik Lappano & Kellen Hatanaka

When Maggie’s treasure collection grows too big to manage, she finds a creative solution.

Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes...


EMILY OF THE NEW MOON - An orphan grows up with relatives on a Canadian farm

by L. M. Montgomery

EMILY OF NEW MOON is the first in a series of novels by L. M. MONTGOMERY (1874 – 1942) about an orphan girl growing up on Prince Edward Island, Canada and is similar in genre to the author's “ANNE OF GREEN...


SEVEN o Clock STORIES - 20 children's stories of everyday farm life

by Robert Gordon Anderson

Herein are 20 illustrated stories by Robert Gordon Anderson with 20 full-page colour  illustrations by Dorothy Hope Smith. Each of the 20 stories is presented in the form of a bedtime story – ideal for reading...


The Candy Country

by Louisa May Alcott

This short story by master of fiction Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, tells the story of a girl having a capitvating adventure while wandering around a country named Candy.


How to Bee

by Bren MacDibble

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest...


Uptown Dragon

by Marlon McKenney

In Uptown Dragon, 10-year-old Kamal discovers a baby dragon in the inner city after seeing a mysterious streak of light fall from the sky. Bringing the dragon home and naming him Ziggy, Kamal attempts to teach...


Our Big Little Place

by James A. Conan & Nicolle Lalonde

Big or small, apartment or house, they're all home.

Come inside one boy's high-rise apartment complex, where his backyard is the space between his neighboring apartment buildings, and his basketball net is tucked...


My Winter City

by James Gladstone & Gary Clement

A boy, his father and their dog have a perfect day in a snowy city, illustrated by Governor General’s Literary Award winner Gary Clement.

A young boy wakes up in the early light of a winter morning, pulls on...


Owen at the Park

by Scot Ritchie

Working with his dad in the park, Owen gets to do his favorite job all by himself. First, he clears the park of picnickers, checkers players, sleepy dogs and geese, and then the magic happens …

It’s a busy...


The Vegetable Museum

by Michelle Mulder

Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When...


At the Firehouse (A Tinyville Town Book)

by Brian Biggs

In Tinyville Town: At the Firehouse, join Dexter and Firefighter Charlie on a guided tour of the Tinyville Town firehouse. See where the firefighters store their gear, where they eat and rest, and find out...


We Won An Island

by Charlotte Lo

When Luna's family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don't go entirely to plan - no one expects Luna's younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for...


The Neighbors

by Einat Tsarfati & Annette Appel

As a young girl climbs the seven stories to her own (very boring!) apartment, she imagines what?s behind each of the doors she passes. Does the door with all the locks belong to a family of thieves? Might the...


The Circus Thief

by Alane Adams & Lauren Gallegos

The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing...


Simone Visits the Museum

by Dr. Kelsi Bracmort & Takeia Marie

Simone Visits the Museum introduces readers to Simone, an inquisitive and vibrant young African-American girl growing up in a neighborhood in Southeast, Washington, DC. This book follows Simone through an exciting...


Wally & Sid - Crackpots At-Large

by Richard D Deaver, Tatsu McKay & Ellie Maas Davis

A small, but clever troublemaker is creating havoc at Wiseacre Farms, where there always seems to be a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Chock-full of laughter, chaos and craziness, this farm-fresh comedic adventure...


Rooster Summer

by Robert Heidbreder & Madeline Kloepper

Spend a rooster summer on the farm with these irresistible read-aloud poems.

For the brother and sister in this novel in verse, each day begins with a barnyard wakeup call. During a summer spent on their grandparents’...


Slip Jig Summer

by Elizabeth J. M. Walker

Fifteen-year-old Natalie is obsessed with ballet and plans to spend the entire summer in dance class with her two best friends. But when her mom gets a job out of town, Natalie gets shipped off to stay with...