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Atlantic Canada Children's for the Holidays 2014

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Halifax Harbour 123 (BB)

Halifax Harbour 123 (BB)

a counting book about Halifax Harbour
illustrated by Yolanda Poplawska
edition:Hardcover

Halifax’s busy and beautiful harbour is on display in this new counting book from bestselling illustrator Yolanda Poplawska. Young readers can search out one lighthouse, two bridges, three ferries—all the way up to ten! With tugboats, container ships, starfish, and dolphins on display in Yolanda’s bright and whimsical paintings, readers of all ages will be happy to pore over Halifax Harbour 123 again and again.

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Wow Wow and Haw Haw

Wow Wow and Haw Haw

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : adaptations

Acclaimed poet George Murray and award-winning painter Michael Pittman team up for their first-ever childrens’ picture book. Wow Wow the fox pup has learned a lot about the hows and whys of being a fox. He knows how to hunt and hide, and he’s very proud of his red and white and black fur. But he doesn’t know much about fleas, until the day he wakes up feeling very, very itchy. Haw Haw the crow offers her friendship and guidance in this charming adaptation of the Celtic legend, How The Fox …

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Jellybean Mouse

Jellybean Mouse

edition:Hardcover
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Jellybean Mouse is the second tale in the exciting new picture book series, "Happy the Pocket Mouse." When a "boring" trip to the laundromat to wash their clothes frustrates Happy's insatiable appetite for adventure (and neither the skating rink nor the bowling alley can entice John away from their mundane task), Happy arrives at the laundromat in a funk, only to come face-to-face with his first jellybean machine. Thrilled with the discovery, Happy is confounded for a second time when John expla …

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Jack and the Hurricane

Jack and the Hurricane

by Joshua Goudie
illustrated by Craig Goudie
edition:Hardcover
tagged : weather

Set in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, Jack and the Hurricane follows young, willful Jack on his adventure to save his cousin's birthday party, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Despite the appeals of neighbours, firefighters and even the army, Jack sets out into a world that is falling down around him, yet his determination and imagination keep him moving forward. The hurricane increases in strength and damage as Jack journeys to brighten the day for his family members. It's a story a …

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Gertrude at the Beach

Gertrude at the Beach

by Starr Dobson
illustrated by Dayle Dodwell
edition:Hardcover
tagged : farm animals

Everyone’s favourite goat, Gertrude Allawishes, is back in this lovely picture book. This time, Gertrude goes to the cottage with Starr and the rest of her family. Starr’s mother is worried Gertrude will get into trouble at the cottage—and Gertrude does. Starr finds her goat floating out to sea on an old boat! Will Gertrude be saved in time?

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Look at Me Now !

Look at Me Now !

edition:Hardcover
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Look At Me Now! is a celebration of the many developmental milestones of toddlerhood. The book follows an 18-month-old through his day as he proudly practices new skills, like getting dressed and walking up stairs. The bouncy text has a celebratory beat that reinforces a toddler’s confidence in his new accomplishments and the charming illustrations are filled with eye-catching details that will invite lively conversation between parent and child. Toddlers will want to hear this story over and …

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Born !

Born !

A Foal, Five Kittens and Confederation
by Deirdre Kessler
illustrated by Brenda Jones
edition:Paperback
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Award-winning children's author Deirdre Kessler has set her latest story in the late summer of 1864. Nine-year-old twins Gabriel and Grace help their parents run the Great George Street Livery Stables in Charlottetown. They are part of all the excitement as a circus comes to town and as politicians arrive by steamship from the Maritimes and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. The twins have drawing lessons with their friend, fourteen-year-old artist Robert Harris, who plays in the band that …

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Hockey Morning Noon and Night

Hockey Morning Noon and Night

edition:Paperback
tagged : hockey

This colourful picture book is based on the author's seven-year-old son and his capacity to incorporate hockey into all that he does: eating, drawing, music, visits with friends, sleeping and stories. This book has a different feel from her previous books, with playful watercolour and ink images of characters and scenes, sometimes three or four to a page, and no complete backgrounds – just light-hearted visual vignettes that enhance the verse with humour and coziness. It will be an approachabl …

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