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Canadian Christmas Classics for Kids

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A Coyote Solstice Tale

A Coyote Solstice Tale

by Thomas King
illustrated by Gary Clement
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Winner of the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Awards, Best Picture Book.

Trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a festive solstice get-together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly. She leads the party-goers through the snowy woods to a shopping mall -- a place they have never seen before.

Coyote gleefully shops with abandon, only to discover that fi lling your shopping cart with goodies is not quite the same thing as actually paying for them. The tr …

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The Best Worst Christmas Present Ever

The Best Worst Christmas Present Ever

edition:Paperback

This favourite tale of Christmas gone awry is now available for a new generation of readers!

This year, Lorinda and her brother James want to buy their mother the best Christmas present ever. Lorinda has her eye on one very special item, but they'll need to come up with some brilliant money-making ideas if they want to get it in time for Christmas! Of course, nothing goes according to plan . . . but the siblings are determined to make this a holiday their mother will never forget.

Young readers wi …

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The Christmas Quiet Book

The Christmas Quiet Book

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: “Searching for presents quiet,” “Getting caught quiet,” and “Hoping for a snow day quiet.” Irresistibly cute, soft colored pencil illustrations of bunnies, bears, and more paint a magical holiday picture indeed.

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Baseball Bats for Christmas

Baseball Bats for Christmas

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook

 

Life in the high Arctic is beautifully captured in this classic picture book by award-winning Inuit author Michael Kusugak. The year is 1955 and Arvaarluk and his friends watch as Rocky Parsons lands his plane on the ice in Repulse Bay, a tiny community “smack dab on the Arctic Circle.”  Having never seen trees before, the children try to guess what the six green spindly things are that Rocky delivers. One of the boys has a brilliant idea: why not use them as baseball bats?  Full of vibrant …

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Christmas with the Rural Mail

Christmas with the Rural Mail

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : country life

A gentle poem describing the journey of a mailsleigh through rural Nova Scotia at Christmas time, delivering packages and parcels to children, Christmas with the Rural Mail is a holiday classic. The poem is carefully crafted to fit Maud Lewis's colourful paintings, and the mailsleigh passes children skiing and tobogganing, oxen and Clydesdale horses pulling heavy loads, and the train station, among other classic rural winter scenes.

Lewis's artwork is ideal for babies and toddlers, with its brigh …

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A Chanukah Noel

A Chanukah Noel

A True Story
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Charlotte and her family have just moved to France. Charlotte is Jewish, but longs to join in the Christmas celebrations as the holidays approach - can she find a way to celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah?

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A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover

A hilarious cast of distinctively Canadian characters populate these Twelve Days of Christmas!

Christmas, as only Canadians can celebrate! Where else do Mounties frolic, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling, and hockey players mark the season as lords-a-leaping?

This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek re-setting of the popular Christmas carol is the perfect gift for Canadians new and old, young and young-at-heart.

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When Santa Was a Baby

When Santa Was a Baby

edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover

Santa's parents think their little one is absolutely wonderful, even though he has a booming voice instead of a baby's gurgle, loves to stand in front of the refrigerator, gives his birthday presents away, trains his hamsters to pull a matchbox sleigh ... and has an unusual interest in chimneys. The adorably funny portrait of an oddball kid who fulfills his destiny - and two very proud parents.

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