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Books with Wings: Favourites

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Books with Wings get picture books to First Nations students. Anna Rosner, the founder, submitted a sampling of some of her favourite children's books.
Violet

Violet

edition:Hardcover

When Violet's father comes to pick her up at school, one of her classmates asks: “How come your Dad is blue and you’re not?” Violet has never even thought about this before. Her mother is red, and her father is blue – so why is she violet?

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What Are You Doing?

What Are You Doing?

by Elisa Amado
illustrated by Manuel Monroy
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

It's the first day of school, but before he goes Chepito runs outside to play. He comes across all kinds of people in his neighborhood -- a man reading a newspaper, a young girl enjoying a comic, a couple of tourists consulting a guidebook, an archeologist studying hieroglyphics . . .

"Why, why, why?" he sings, and they each have an answer for him. Later that day Chepito discovers for himself that reading is catching, and he even brings home a book to read to his younger sister.

Set in a delightf …

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Boo Hoo Bird

Boo Hoo Bird

illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover

Bird is back - in a fun board book edition!

Bird and Raccoon are playing ball when Bird gets bonked on the head. "Boo hoo hoo!" he cries. What will make Bird feel better? A kiss? A cookie? A Band-Aid? Bird's friends Raccoon, Rabbit, Beaver, Sheep and Fox are full of sweet and funny ideas.

Perfectly pitched and hilariously imagined, this charming story about a universal experience will put a smile on the face of every child who has suffered a boo-boo and every parent who has struggled to come up wi …

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"What you need is a cookie!" said Beaver. "You can fix any problem with a cookie."

Beaver gave Bird a cookie.

Bird cried louder, "I think I'm getting dizzy." "Let's ask Sheep what to do," said Beaver. "She's full of ideas."

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Gifts

Gifts

by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
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A little girl's grandmother travels the world and brings her back the gifts of love and respect for a hundred different places.

A Message from Jo Ellen Bogart I have always been a curious person. When I have a question about something, I like to go looking for the answer. Writing gives me the chance to investigate many subjects that interest me and even find new subjects I would not have thought of otherwise. I hope that my books give you lots to think about.

Jo Ellen Bogart

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The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love.

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Sophie and the Sea Monster

Sophie and the Sea Monster

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Ack! What's a kid to do when the monster under her bed is more afraid than she is? Sophie worried about wearing the right clothes to school. She worried about big dogs, bats, thunderstorms, snapping turtles, and losing her homework. She wondered what held the moon up and she worried that it would fall on her house. She worried about everything all the time. But most of all, Sophie worried that there was a sea monster under her bed. And there is a sea monster under her bed! He's small and blue, a …

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Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

edition:Hardcover

Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

Roslyn Rutabaga is an exuberant, feisty young rabbit with a vivid imagination. One day Roslyn wakes up with a plan. She will dig the biggest hole on earth.With her father's quiet encouragement, Roslyn sets out on her big adventure. Obstacles abound -- a grumpy worm, a grouchy mole and a bone-hogging dog get in her way. Will she find a pirate's treasure or a dino …

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Good Morning, Sam

Good Morning, Sam

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

"I'll help you get dressed," said Stella.

"No," said Sam. "I can do it by myself."

But Sam takes a roundabout route to getting dressed and, as usual, his big sister Stella is there to help . . . but this time Sam has the last laugh. Vibrant and humorous, Marie-Louise Gay's stories and pictures explore the endearing, intimate scenes of young childhood.

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