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Thunder and the Noise Storms

A Nov/Dec Loan Stars Jr Top Ten Pick 2021!

A Blue Spruce Award nominee 2021!

When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a young boy’s grandfather helps him listen with wonder instead.   

Kids laughing, ...

The Bare Naked Book

By Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Melissa Cho
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

Bodies, bodies! Big and small, short and tall, young and old—Every BODY is different!

The Bare Naked Book has been a beloved fixture in libraries, classrooms, and at-home story times since its original ...

Wild Outside

By Les Stroud
Illustrated by Andrew P. Barr
Photographs by Laura Bombier
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

Join TV’s Survivorman on twelve edge-of-your-seat adventures as he proves anyone can be an outdoor explorer.
From surviving a frigid night in northern Canada to munching on grubs in the Australian Outback, ...

The Most Amazing Bird

A young girl discovers nature’s surprising beauty in this tale from a renowned Inuit storyteller.  

When Aggataa goes for a cold winter walk with her grandmother, she’s surprised by a sudden CRAH ...

My Day with Gong Gong

By Sennah Yee
Illustrated by Elaine Chen
Categories: Children's Fiction

A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa.

May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak ...

That's Not Hockey!

By Andrée Poulin
Illustrated by Félix Girard
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey

Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin ...

Anna at the Art Museum

By Hazel Hutchins & Gail Herbert
Illustrated by Lil Crump
Categories: Children's Fiction

Art is for everyone—even a bored little girl.

Going to the Art Museum with her mom is no fun at all for Anna. Everything is old and boring and there are so many rules: Don’t Touch! Do Not Enter! Quiet! ...

Swift Fox All Along

By Rebecca Thomas
Illustrated by Maya McKibbin
Categories: Children's Fiction

What does it mean to be Mi’kmaq? And if Swift Fox can’t find the answer, will she ever feel like part of her family?

When Swift Fox’s father picks her up to go visit her aunties, uncles, and cousins, ...

The Truth About Wind

A vividly imagined story about the importance of telling the truth, even if it means losing something you love.

When Jesse finds a toy horse and makes it his very own, his imagination runs wild. This horse ...

Margot and the Moon Landing

By A.C. Fitzpatrick
Illustrated by Erika Medina
Categories: Children's Fiction

A universal story about speaking, listening, and being heard.

Margot loves space. Astronauts, the stars, and especially the moon landing. So she can’t understand why all of her attempts to communicate ...