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"You have been my friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my web for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a while, we die.... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle, Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that!" [Tell Me!]

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Picture Books Around the World - CANADA AND THE FAR NORTH     View List as Printable PDF

Canada and the Far North

Amber waiting

Amber waiting
by Gregory, Nan
JEASY
Amber loves almost everything about kindergarten, but cannot stand waiting for her father, who picks her up late every day after school, so she spends this free time thinking of ways to help him understand her frustration.

Animal Masquerade

Animal Masquerade
by Dubuc, Marianne
JEASY DUB
A fanciful menagerie of masquerading animals includes an elephant dressed as a parrot, a ladybug in a hippopotamus outfit and a fish whose cat costume causes the others to dub him a "catfish," in a lively story that culminates in a detailed final panorama of all the fancifully dressed party guests.

Big Ben

Big Ben
by Ellis, Sarah
JEASY
Ben thinks he's too little to do anything until his older siblings produce his first report card, grading him on all the things little brothers do best.

Good morning Sam

Good morning Sam
by Gay, Marie-Louise
JEASY
Stella tries to help her little brother Sam get dressed, but Sam has ideas of his own.

I know here

I know here
by Croza, Laurel
JEASY CRO
A tale about a young girl whose family moves from the forests of northeastern Saskatchewan to a strange new place called 'Toronto'.

Oma's quilt

Oma's quilt
by Bourgeois, Paulette
JEASY
Emily comes up with a wonderful way to cheer her grandmother when the elderly woman is forced to leave her house on Maple Street after many, many years and move to Forest View Retirement Home.

Salmon creek

Salmon creek
by LeBox, Annette
JEASY
Traces the life of a coho salmon as she hatches in a creek, swims to the Pacific ocean, and returns to her creek to spawn.

Singing the dark

Singing the dark
by Sproule, Gail
JEASY
As dusk falls, mother and child perform a bedtime ritual by singing a welcoming song to the night.

Stanley's party

Stanley's party
by Bailey, Linda
JEASY
One evening when his owners are out, Stanley the dog holds a party for his canine friends.

Suki's kimono

Suki's kimono
by Uegaki, Chieri
JEASY
Thel story of a little girl whose spirit leads her to march to the sound of her own drumbeat.

The song within my heart

The song within my heart
by Bouchard, Dave
J PIC+
The story of a young boy preparing for his first powwow.



The subway mouse

The subway mouse
by Reid, Barbara
JEASY
Remembering childhood stories of a beautiful but dangerous place called Tunnel's End, a mouse named Nib leaves his dirty, crowded home under a busy subway station and sets out on a long journey, joined by Lola, a mouse he meets along the way.

Virginia Wolf

Virginia Wolf
by Maclear, Kyo
JEASY MAC
Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a "wolfish" mood -- growling, howling and acting very strange. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell.

You can't rush a cat

You can't rush a cat
by Bradford, Karleen
JEASY
A little girl knows just what it takes to win over a feral cat that has taken up residence in her grandfather's house. She patiently puts to work all her knowledge of felines, and in the end, her grandfather has a new animal friend.