Who Wrote This?
"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!]
Canada and the Far North
by Gregory, Nan
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.
by Dubuc, Marianne
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.
by Ellis, Sarah
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
by Gay, Marie-Louise
Stella tries to help her little brother Sam get dressed, but Sam has ideas of his own.
I know here
by Croza, Laurel
A tale about a young girl whose family moves from the forests of northeastern Saskatchewan to a strange new place called 'Toronto'.
by Bourgeois, Paulette
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.
by LeBox, Annette
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.
by Lawson, JonArno
A little girl collects wildflowers while on a walk with her distracted father. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. This wordless picture book, conceived by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and beautifully brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures
Singing the dark
by Sproule, Gail
As dusk falls, mother and child perform a bedtime ritual by singing a welcoming song to the night.
by Bailey, Linda
One evening when his owners are out, Stanley the dog holds a party for his canine friends.
by Uegaki, Chieri
Thel story of a little girl whose spirit leads her to march to the sound of her own drumbeat.
The bus ride
by Dubuc, Marianne
Clara is excited to be taking the bus to her grandmother's house today. It's the first time she is going on her own. Little does she know that there will be a whole cast of interesting characters keeping her company. The ride just might be more of an adventure than she imagined!
The song within my heart
by Bouchard, Dave
The story of a young boy preparing for his first powwow.
The subway mouse
by Reid, Barbara
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.
by Maclear, Kyo
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
by Bradford, Karleen
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.