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Books for young readers from Atlantic Canada, from picture books for the littlest ones to chapter books for teens.
Baby Talk

Baby Talk

edition:Hardcover
tagged : sounds

Baby Talk is the third book in the Baby Steps series. Each book in the series focuses on a key developmental stage in baby’s first year. Babies love to communicate with the ones they love. With its modern twist on classic nursery rhymes, Baby Talk gives families the opportunity to have fun with sounds and words that are the building blocks of early language. Baby Talk will encourage baby’s first words in a fun and playful way.

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Owen's Pirate Adventure

Owen's Pirate Adventure

by Patti Larsen
illustrated by Shaun Patterson
edition:Paperback
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Every kid wants to be a pirate, don't they? Owen's nighttime prayer to be a pirate attracts the attention of a crew who whisk him away on their magical flying ship. But the pirate's life isn't what he expected-especially when they are attacked by a rival vessel, a hungry sea monster before angering a storm cloud. Owen recruits his new monster friend to rescue him and return him home.

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Morgan's Boat Ride

Morgan's Boat Ride

by Hugh MacDonald
illustrated by Anna Bald
edition:Paperback
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Morgan and her dog head out on an accidental journey down the river that flows past the summer cottage where they holiday with Morgan's mother. As they float along the river they observe landscape and life on the water, various birds and people enjoying the activities the river has to offer. But the story is not only about their adventure, it is also about community, about how all the people who see them drifting past hurry off to make sure that they come to no danger. The story ends at the loca …

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Tallulah the Theatre Cat

Tallulah the Theatre Cat

edition:Paperback
tagged : cats

Tallulah the village cat is passionately drawn to the theatre in Victoria-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island. Her search to fit in takes us on a humourous behind-the-scenes tour of a theatre. Her rise from being most unwelcome to greatly appreciated is a story of the values of persistence, loyalty and following one's bliss.

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How the Cougar Came To Be Called the Ghost Cat/Ta'n Petalu Telui'tut Skite'kmujewey Mia'wj

How the Cougar Came To Be Called the Ghost Cat/Ta'n Petalu Telui'tut Skite'kmujewey Mia'wj

edition:Paperback
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The human need to belong is very powerful, so much so that we often sacrifice parts of who we are in order to be accepted. This is the tale of a young cougar, Ajig, who makes this sacrifice — and pays dearly. A curious and adventurous cougar, Ajig decides to build a new home in a strange forest. When he finds that all of the animals in the forest are afraid of him, Ajig agrees to stop behaving like a cougar so that he can make friends. But when Ajig tries to return to his birthplace, he learns …

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Birchy Maid, The

Birchy Maid, The

by Robin McGrath
illustrated by Rochelle Baker
edition:Hardcover
tagged : adaptations

If Shakespeare's Cordelia met Andy Jones's Jack, the resulting offspring might be The Birchy Maid, a saucy, sensible, self-reliant heroine for the modern age. When a merchant prince sails into her life, she sets some very unusual conditions for marriage. This is a fairy tale for all ages, full of humour and wisdom.

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Pit Pony

Pit Pony

The Picture Book
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : horses, friendship

If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Instead, at eleven years old, Willie has to go to work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony he works with in the mine, he discovers that things aren't always as bad as they seem.

Pit Pony is a beloved classic of children's literature, and has been turned into a movie and a television series. For t …

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Be a Wilderness Detective

Be a Wilderness Detective

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Why is that tree lumpy? How do insects stay alive in the winter? What are tides, anyway? In Be a Wilderness Detective, biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these and many more questions. With simple language and beautifully accurate paintings, Kochanoff walks young readers through many nature puzzles, including identifying different types of animal poop and understanding how maple trees can be tapped without being harmed. Clear, precise, and engaging, Be a Wilderness Detective is the per …

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