Category: Kids' books

Freedom Train

Margaret K McElderry | January 3, 2012 | 160 pages
While his older brother is a guard aboard the Freedom Train, which is carrying the Bill of Rights throughout the country in 1948, Clyde Thomason also learns about rights when he is saved from a beating by an African American boy.  More Info

Nate, ça Roule!

February 1, 2012 | 224 pages
Nate est le meilleur de son groupe de scouts! Du moins... jusqu'à ce qu'Artur, M. Parfait, vienne en faire partie. Voilà que Nate n'est plus que deuxième, et Artur n'est pas près de céder sa place. Nate réussira-t-il à gagner? Ou sera-t-il descendu en flammes? Nate's a big deal in his scout... More Info


Les editions Scholastic | April 1, 2012 | 32 pages
Voici l'histoire drôle et attendrissante d'un gentil Sasquatch végétarien qui aime vivre seul et est ravi que personne ne croie à son existence... Mais un jour, une découverte bouleverse sa vie tranquille : il n'est pas le seul Sasquatch au monde! Tout excité à l'idée d'avoir un ami avec... More Info

Mon Bébé Chéri

September 1, 2011 | 24 pages
Cet album tout carton présente des photographies attendrissantes de nouveau-nés découvrant les doux plaisirs du monde qui les entoure. Une invitation pour les parents et leurs petits à partager de délicieux moments de bonheur - de la caresse des rayons chauds du soleil au réconfort d'un c'lin... More Info

C'est L'Halloween!

September 1, 2011 | 12 pages
Chauve-souris? Pirate? Dinosaure? Quel déguisement choisir pour l'Halloween? Avec des surfaces scintillantes et des textures variées à toucher, ce charmant petit album tout carton promet de faire des heureux à l'occasion de l'Halloween! Original Title: Here Comes Halloween! A bat? A pirate? A... More Info

How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

Hodder Children's Books | October 25, 2011 | 384 pages
The story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs. Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding... More Info

The Paper House

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2012 | 128 pages
Growing up in the slums of Kibera outside Nairobi, ten-year-old Safiyah sells things she finds at the dump to make a living and finds the pictures in the magazines inspirational.  More Info

Road Block

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2012 | 168 pages
When a superhighway threatens Bree's grandmother's farm, Bree tries to get the rest of her family and neighbors to save the farm.  More Info


December 31, 1969 | 24 pages
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Annick Pr | July 1, 1991 | 14 pages
Young children describe sun hats, rain hats, bicycle helmets, party hats, and funny hats. On board pages.  More Info


Annick Pr | August 1, 1994 | 14 pages
The various relationships that children share with their grandmothers are portrayed in a variety of activities representing different cultures. On board pages.  More Info

The Wonder in Water

Annick Pr | September 3, 2005 | 48 pages
Explores the many ways water can be found on the planet, from rivers and oceans to raindrops and sweat, and includes informative sidebars, fascinating microscopic photography, and engaging text. Simultaneous.  More Info

Sally Dog Little Undercover Agent

Annick Pr | September 6, 2003 | 24 pages
Trying to please her family, Sally Dog Little decides to become an undercover agent and begins her career by stalking the family garden to make sure that no predators or invaders ruin Mama Little's pretty flowerbed in the backyard. Simultaneous.  More Info


Annick Pr | March 1, 1993 | 14 pages
Young children describe different kinds of sisters and the ways they can play together. On board pages.  More Info


Annick Pr | March 1, 1993 | 14 pages
Young children describe all the things they do with their brothers. On board pages.  More Info

Good Night

Annick Pr | July 1, 2001 | 14 pages
Photographs of babies and toddlers from different ethnic groups depict the various stages of getting ready to go to bed. On board pages.  More Info

My Mom

Annick Pr | July 1, 1991 | 14 pages
Young children describe all the things they do with their mothers. On board pages.  More Info

Drummer Girl

Coteau Books for Teens | October 1, 2011 | 231 pages
Sid is a great drummer, but what is she willing to do to become part of the band?  More Info

Hanna Bear's Christmas

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | September 19, 2007 | 32 pages
When Hanna Bear tells her friends that she wants to be roused from hibernation so that she can experience Christmas, they have a hard time waking her from her winter sleep.  More Info


Annick Pr | August 1, 1994 | 16 pages
Depicts the different activities that grandfathers from various cultures share with their grandchildren. On board pages.  More Info

We Want You to Know

September 1, 2011 | 120 pages
Presents interviews with students who have been bullied, as they describe their experiences with peers, parents, teachers, and school administrators, along with advice on the best methods that can be used to stop bullying behavior.  More Info

Bank Job

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2009 | 176 pages
Thirteen-year old Nell begins to rob banks with her friends in order to pay for renovations to her foster home.  More Info

Water Hazard

Nimbus Pub Limited | September 1, 2011 | 96 pages
Twins André and Lucas love working at Cavendish Beach on Prince Edward Island—helping their Park Warden mother, lobster fishing with their grandfather and collecting seaweed with Mr. Arsenault and his horse, Thunder. But when Thunder is badly hurt by a mysterious object in the ocean, the boys... More Info

My Name Is Henry Bibb

Kids Can Pr | September 1, 2009 | 160 pages
Presents a fictionalized account of Henry Bibb's childhood in slavery, telling how he taught himself to read and write despite being forbidden to do so and rose to become a prominent abolitionist.  More Info

My name is Phillis Wheatley

Kids Can Pr | September 1, 2009 | 152 pages
Presents a fictionalized account of Phillis Wheatley's childhood, from her capture and enslavement to her education and the publication of her poetry.  More Info

Smartest and Silliest

Firefly Books | December 23, 2010 | 32 pages
Introduces some of the smartest and silliest animals in the world, explaining the benefits of intelligence and various adaptations.  More Info

Dream Helmet

Ronsdale Pr | January 30, 2005 | 32 pages
Bill New's wonderfully zany poems, illustrated in full colour by Vivian Bevis, portray children putting on a dream helmet and travelling to worlds where anything is possible.  More Info

Have I Got a Book for You!

Kids Can Pr | August 1, 2009 | 32 pages
Mr. Al Foxwood is an avid salesman and gives very persuasive reasons why someone should buy the book he is selling.  More Info

Traitors' Gate

Annick Pr | August 22, 2008 | 154 pages
Presents a selection of famous doorways and historical structures around the world, including the Spruce Tree House, Castel Sant'Angelo, and the Meridian Gate.  More Info

A Hen for Izzy Pippik

Kids Can Pr | March 1, 2012 | 32 pages
A tale inspired by Jewish and Islamic folklore finds young Shaina caring for a magnificent hen while waiting for its owner, Izzy Pippik, to claim the bird, a situation that is complicated when the hen lays dozens of eggs, scattering rowdy chicks throughout the village and inciting the wrath of... More Info

An Octopus Has Deadly Spit

Annick Pr | February 12, 2007 | 88 pages
Describes the characteristics and behavior of octopuses and squids.  More Info

The Big Book of Pop Culture

Annick Pr | March 1, 2007 | 183 pages
Featuring inspiring interviews with young creators, a guide to original artistic expression includes quick-and-easy do-in-a-day project ideas using music, movies, comics, video, books, and the Internet.  More Info

The BEDMAS Conspiracy

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | May 31, 2011 | 160 pages
A stand-alone sequel to "The Triple Chocolate Brownie Genius." Adam is sure that his band is a shoe-in for the regional talent show competition--but if he can't keep his grades up, his parents will give him the hook.  More Info

My Letter to the World and Other Poems

Kids Can Press | September 10, 2008 | 48 pages
Presents illustrated versions of well-known poems written by one of America's most renowned poets.  More Info

Trouble in the Hills

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd | October 15, 2011 | 224 pages
After a fight with his father, Cam takes to the hills that surround his small, mountain community where an error in judgment leads to a serious mountain biking accident. As he slowly makes his way back to town over cold, inhospitable terrain, he encounters a trio of kidnappers, the girl who escaped... More Info

Up Cat

Annick Pr | February 7, 2012 | 26 pages
You'd be surprised at what a cat gets up to all day!  More Info

Pup and Hound

Kids Can Pr | March 1, 2012 | 32 pages
A sturdy board book edition of an endearing tale about two lasting friends finds Hound steadfastly helping hungry Pup, who through a sequence of simple rhyming exchanges says "Ick!" when offered a stick and "Ewww!" when given a shoe until his appetite is satisfied.  More Info

Slither Slide, What's Outside?

Annick Pr | February 7, 2012 | 32 pages
Slosh from the big one into the small. Whooshing and slooshing -- your own waterfall.  More Info


Kids Can Pr | March 1, 2012 | 36 pages
An age-appropriate introduction to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism traces the historical origins, beliefs and traditions of each while simultaneously exploring the values, customs and symbols shared by all five faiths.  More Info

The Busy Beaver

Kids Can Pr | August 1, 2011 | 32 pages
A beaver is so busy that be becomes careless about the trees he fells in the forest and how he completes his dams, until a trip to the hospital changes his outlook on his carelessness.  More Info

Look at That Building

Kids Can Pr | September 1, 2011 | 32 pages
An engaging introduction to buildings, with a deft mix of nonfiction and fiction elements.  More Info

Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More

Kids Can Pr | April 1, 2012 | 64 pages
This lively tour of some of the world's greenest structures is ideal for kids interested in design, architecture and construction.  More Info

Louis the Tiger Who Came from the Sea

Annick Pr | January 20, 2011 | 32 pages
What do you do with a tiger named Louis who came from the sea?  More Info

Making Change

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2008 | 153 pages
Putting the fun back in fundraising!  More Info

Doors in the Air

Orca Book Publishers | April 1, 2012 | 32 pages
When a young boy passes through the doors of his imagination, he journeys to new and faraway lands.  More Info

Kids of Kabul

May 15, 2012 | 128 pages
Explores the plight of Afghanistan's children since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, featuring the stories of two dozen or so children, aged 10 to 17, and their struggles to continue educating themselves and improving their own lives despite living in a country torn by war, violence and oppression.... More Info

Summer in the City

April 10, 2012 | 150 pages
Charlie was looking forward to summer vacation until he realized he would be stuck at home with his little brother the entire time, but Charlie ends up making new friends and finding adventure in his own neighborhood.  More Info

Con El Sol en Los Ojos / With the Sun in My Eyes

March 13, 2012 | 32 pages
In this charming book of short poems in Spanish and English, a young boy and girl describe their world and their day-to-day experiences — the boy’s street is like the trunk of an almond tree and the newborn chicks are like tiny walking suns. The girl loves her dog Oliver, the wind hitting her... More Info


March 27, 2012 | 32 pages
Following on the success of Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup and Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding is Jorge Argueta's third book in our bilingual cooking poem series — Guacamole — with very cute, imaginative illustrations by Margarita Sada. Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs and has long... More Info

I'll Be Watching

Groundwood Books Ltd | August 30, 2011 | 320 pages
In 1941, the four Loney children, orphaned and alone in a small Saskatchewan prairie town, manage to pull themselves up and survive under the watchful eye of a pair of ghosts.  More Info