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Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them
by Galadriel Watson and Cornelia Li
Discover the incredible things that humans are capable of and how these achievements are scientifically possible.
Age
Ages 10-12
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Meet Tom Longboat
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas
In 1907, Tom won the Boston Marathon. He faced criticism for his unusual training techniques, but Tom always did what he felt was right. 
Age
Ages 6-10
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Camp Average
by Craig Battle
A group of campers decide to revolt by losing spectacularly at every game they play. 
Age
Ages 9-12
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Yoga Baby
by Amy Hovey
This rhyming book celebrates the simple joy of yoga and the natural shapes that babies can make with their bodies. 
Age
Ages 0-3
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Karate Kakapo
by Loredana Cunti and Stacy Curtis
Kakapo has mastered all the karate kicks. Well…except for the most challenging one: the flying kick. 
Age
Ages 3-7
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Team Steve
by Kelly Collier
In the annual relay race, Steve is paired with the much slower Duck, Turtle, and Snail. Steve discovers that there is more than one way to be a winner. 
Age
Ages 4-8
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Eight Times Up
by John Corr
Riley's dad signs him up for aikido to help him deal with his anxiety.
Age
Ages 9-12
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What Blows Up (The Almost Epic Squad)
by Ted Staunton
In the 2nd book of the Almost Epic Squad series, readers follow 13-year-old Gary as he attempts to master his not-so-super powers to become a basketball star. 
Age
Ages 8-12
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The Day Dad Joined My Soccer Team
by Maureen Fergus and Mike Lowery
In a hilarious role reversal, a son has to teach his dad the basics of soccer, especially how to be a team player. 
Age
Ages 3-8
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Soaked!
by Abi Cushman
Rain isn’t going to stop a hula-hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella and a rabbit in a cashmere sweater from showing their grumpy friend how to have fun.
Age
Ages 3-7
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David Jumps In
by Alan Woo and Katty Maurey
David starts attending a new school. While watching kids at recess on his first day, David thinks of the string of knotted rubber bands in his pocket. Does anyone want to play elastic skip?
Age
Ages 4-8
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Recycle & Remake
by DK
Creating a party piñata, bee hotel, and cardboard castle are just a few crafts you can make while learning the importance of recycling and reusing materials.
Age
Ages 5-10
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Boxitects
by Kim Smith
At Maker School, Meg is the first and only Boxitect… that is, until Simone shows up. At the annual Maker Match, will their competitiveness spin out of control?
Age
Ages 4-8
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Double Foul (Camp Average)
by Craig Battle
In the sequel to Camp Average, camp counselor Winston is up to some new schemes and Mack launches a risky plan to save the day.
Age
Ages 9-12
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The Puck Drops Here (Hockey Super Six)
by Kevin Sylvester
In the first book of a new high-action series, The Puck Drops Here, has the forces of evil battling some unlikely opponents – ordinary kids with super hockey skills!
Age
Ages 8-12
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Farm Crimes
by Sandra Dumais
Self-proclaimed #1 goat detective, Billiam Van Hoof is here to find Hen’s stolen egg. As he bumbles through his investigation, the answer becomes clear to everyone except him!
Age
Ages 6-10
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Follow Your Breath: A First Book of Mindfulness
by Scot Ritchie
When Pedro struggles with the reality of moving, his mom teaches him and his friends about mindfulness. The children learn about focusing on their bodies, senses, feelings and eventually acceptance.
Age
Ages 4-7
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Proud to Play
by Erin Silver
Proud to Play is an overview of the history of LGBTQ+ athletes in Canada. This book will make all young sports enthusiasts and competitors proud to play.
Age
Ages 9-12
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Teamwork
by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko
Matthew’s mom signs him up for baseball to learn teamwork. Will Matthew find a way to play on the team, when all the team wants to do is draw?
Age
Ages 3-8
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Thea Stilton and the Race for Gold
by Thea Stilton
Join the Thea sisters on an adventure packed with mystery, as they help their friend Beatrice prepare for the Summer Olympics.
Age
Ages 8-12
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A Good Team (An Acorn Book, Unicorn and Yeti #2)
by Heather Ayris Burnell and Hazel Quintanilla
What Yeti finds easy, Unicorn finds difficult and vice versa. The two friends learn to work together to make sure they can both have fun! 
Age
Ages 4-8
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Don't Stand So Close to Me
by Eric Walters
Eric Walters writes a very timely story that readers can relate to: the characters struggle with the life-changing pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the uncertain times it has created. 
Age
Ages 9-12
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P.K. Subban: Fighting Racism to Become a Hockey Superstar and Role Model for Athletes of Colour
by Catherine Rondina
A hero on and off the ice, P.K. Subban has set records, received awards and earned respect in the NHL, all the while confronting racism with action to support others.
Age
Ages 9-12
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Gurple and Preen: A Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure
by Linda Sue Park and Debbie Ridpath Ohi
In this wildly creative story, Gurple and Preen’s ship crashes on a planet and they must break crayons in order to fix it. 
Age
Ages 0-5
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Breaking the Ice: The True Story of the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League
by Angie Bullaro
The amazing true story of how Manon Rhéaume's persistence, courage and passion for hockey made her the first and only woman to play a game in the National Hockey League.
Age
Ages 5-9
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I Will Dance
by Nancy Bo Flood and Juliana Swaney
This picture book follows Eva, a young girl born with cerebral palsy, as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer. Eva learns of a place that has created a class for dancers of all abilities and her dreams begin to come true.
Age
Ages 4-10
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Do Not Eat the Game!
by Matthew McElligott
Unplug and enjoy this fun and inventive picture book that teaches you how to play fairly with others. 
Age
Ages 5-9
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What Are the Paralympic Games?
by Gail Herman
The Paralympic Games are one of the most viewed sporting events in the world. This book highlights the achievements of Paralympic athletes by showcasing some of the ways they train for their sport.
Age
Ages 8-12
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Peanut Goes for the Gold
by Jonathan Van Ness and Jillian Reid
Peanut has their own unique way of doing things. When Peanut decides to be a rhythmic gymnast, they come up with a routine that they know is absolutely perfect, because it is absolutely, authentically Peanut.
Age
Ages 3-8
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Yoga Animals in the Forest
by Christiane Kerr and Julia Green
Age
Ages 3-8
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The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile
A dynamic graphic novel featuring thirteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan. The boys wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. 
Age
Ages 9-12
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Bad Guys in the Dawn of the Underlord
by Aaron Blabey
The Bad Guys have saved the world and now it's time to celebrate! But when one member of the team makes a shocking discovery, the party might be over sooner than everyone thinks.
Age
Ages 7-12
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Birdsong
by Julie Flett
When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts.
Age
Ages 3-8
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Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist
by Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani, Michelle Schusterman, and Yaoyao Ma Van As
A fast-paced mystery set at the Tokyo Olympic Games. After setting out to solve the mystery of the masked medalist's identity, siblings Mika and Andy quickly realize there's another mystery they need to attend to
Age
Ages 8-12
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This Beach is Loud!
by Samantha Cotterill
A sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach, but his dad has a technique to help his son face these obstacles. This book gently offers practical advice for coping with new experiences to sensitive children on and off the autism spectrum.
Age
Ages 3-8
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Jon le Bon: Virtual Adventure - Volume 1 - Season 2
by Alex A.
To keep boredom at bay, the members of the Agency play with a new virtual console. But while they're in the middle of a game, an enemy takes control of the machine! 
Age
Ages 8-12
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Let's Go to Taekwondo: A Story about Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards
by Aram Kim
Yoomi loves studying taekwondo and wants to earn a yellow belt, but she is afraid to break a board until Grandma comes to the rescue. Facts about taekwondo and some Korean vocabulary are included. 
Age
Ages 4-8
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Little Fox
by Britta Teckentrup
When the sun starts to set, it's time for Little Fox to wake up and be with his mama. But mama doesn't want to play. Can Little Fox find someone to play with before it's time to go back to bed?
Age
Ages 0-5
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Volleyball Vibe
by Karen Spafford-Fitz
Ria, a teenager living in Edmonton, Alberta, is passionate about fashion and beauty. When her mother insists that she either get a job or join a team sport, Ria joins a volleyball team. She quickly discovers her own capabilities and the rewards and challenges that come with team sport. 
Age
Ages 9-12
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Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians
by Lindsay Ruck and James Bentley
This inspiring book shares the true stories and accomplishments of more than fifty Black Canadians from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Age
Ages 8-12
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Megabat Is a Fraidybat
by Ann Humphrey and Kass Reich
Megabat has a dilemma: he is afraid of going into the scary woods at the sleepaway camp he is attending with best friend, Daniel. Can Megabat overcome his fears when his friend is in trouble? 
Age
Ages 7-10
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Canadian Sabotage
by Jeff Szpirglas
A choose-your-own-adventure story with 30 paths and 30 minutes to escape. Choose your escape path as you try to dodge obstacles like deadly quicksand, giant sea monsters, double-crossing villains, and hungry great white sharks. 
Age
Ages 9-12
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The Lunch Club: It Came from the Basement
by Dom Pelletier
Tia and Leo notice that the school janitor is acting weird. He’s been picking through the trash and hoarding banana peels in the creepy school basement. Things go from weird to worse when the kids discover what’s actually in the basement
Age
Ages 8-12
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Level 13: A Slacker Novel
by Gordon Korman
A hilarious and goofy adventure that follows Cameron Boxer as he finds fame and fortune by playing video games online for an audience. But can Cameron conquer the game's infamous Level 13? 
Age
Ages 9-12
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Breaking through: Heroes in Canadian Women's Sport
by Sue Irwin
Showcases the achievements of Canadian women sport stars, including Christine Sinclair, Hayley Wickenheiser, and Indigenous Cross-country skiers Sharon Anne and Shirley Firth.
Age
Ages 8-12
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Nibi is Water / Nibi Aawon Nbiish
by Joanne Robertson
Nibi means water in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). In this dual language book for young children, we learn the importance of water and that we all have a role to thank, respect, love, and protect it. 
Age
Ages 0-5
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The Stone Thrower
by Jael Ealey Richardson and Matt James
This book tells the story of African-American football player Chuck Ealey as a child.
Age
Ages 5-9
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A Potato on a Bike
by Elise Gravel
This playful board book asks readers the quesstion, “Have you ever seen…?” and then displays the silliest images and text. Get ready to giggle!
Age
Ages 0-5
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It's a Mitig
by Bridget George
Author and illustrator, Bridget George, introduces readers to Ojibwe words for nature as she guides them through the forest.
Age
Ages 0-6
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Bobby Orr and the Hand Me Down Skates
by Kara Kootstra and Jennifer Phelan
A true childhood story of the Canadian hockey legend, Bobby Orr. After asking for new skates for an upcoming birthday, he's surprised when he receives old, previously worn "hand-me-down" skates as his gift. 
Age
Ages 4-8
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Meet Terry Fox
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas
Terry Fox's remarkable journey has inspired people in Canada and worldwide. The latest installment in this acclaimed biography series comes to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. 
Age
Ages 6-10
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Meet Willie O'Ree
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas
Willie O'Ree was the first Black hockey player to play in the NHL. His relentless positivity, perseverance and love for the sport helped him overcome adversity and change the game.
Age
Ages 5-10
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The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box : The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer
by Marcie Wessels and Beatriz Castro
Ralph Baer was a great inventor who transformed the television into a vehicle for gaming with his invention called the Odyssey. With great illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone with a curiosity of how things work.
Age
Ages 5-10
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Rad!
by Anne Bustard and Daniel Wiseman
Lester is worried about learning how to skateboard, but his siblings are having so much fun. After a wipeout on his first try, will he give up or try again?
Age
Ages 3-8
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Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past
by Cindy Blackstock and Spotted Fawn Productions
Spirit Bear and his family learn why people disagree and how we can learn from the good and bad parts of history to make better decisions now and for future generations of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit kids
Age
Ages 6-12
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Casey's Ball
by Kit Yan and Holly McGillis
Now that everyone knows Casey's a boy, he's joined the boys' soccer team and together they face challenges and share their love of the game.
Age
Ages 5-10
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Dog Man: Fetch 22
by Dav Pilkey and Jose Garbaldi
Petey the Cat is out of jail and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world.
Age
Ages 9-12
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A Princess of Great Daring
by Tobi Hill-Meyer and Elenore Toczynski
Jamie finds the courage to reveal her true self to her friends and become a princess of great daring.
Age
Ages 5-10
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We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom and MIchaela Goade
A lyrical picture book that explores the importance of protecting water from harm and corruption. It celebrates Indigenous-led movements to protect our planet's water and serves as an inspiring call to action.  
Age
Ages 3-8
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Clarence's Big Secret
by Christine MacGregor Cation, Roy MacGregor, and Mathilde Cinq-Mars
Clarence Brazier has a secret that he kept for almost one hundred years! But Clarence proves that with determination, it's never too late to share your secret and learn something new. 
Age
Ages 4-9
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Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon
by Simran Jeet Singh and Baljinder Kaur
At the age of 81, after a lifetime of making his body, mind and heart stronger, Fauja decided to run his first marathon. He went on to break records and became the first person over 100 to complete the grueling long-distance race.
Age
Ages 4-10
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Inuit Games
by Thomas Anguti Johnston and Sigmunder Thorgeirsson
Learn all about Inuit games and why they are important for staying healthy and strong for life in the Arctic.
Age
Ages 6-12
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Let's Play a Hockey Game!
by Kari-Lynn Winters and Helen Flook
Learn important hockey terms and lingo in this interactive, rhyming read-along. 
Age
Ages 3-8
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A Girl's Guide to the Wild: Be an Adventure-seeking Outdoor Explorer!
by Ruby McConnell and Teresa Grasseschi
Head outdoors and grab your guide packed with basic outdoor skills, camping recipes, outdoor projects, exciting activity suggestions and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen.
Age
Ages 8-12
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Hide-and-Seek
by R.D. Ornot and Sakshi Mangal
In this fun, interactive game of hide-and-seek, young children learn about positional prepositions.
Age
Ages 3-7
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Hockey Night in Kenya
by Eric Walters, Danson Mutinda, and Claudia Dávila
Kenyan orphans, Kitoo and Nigosi, are introduced to ice hockey through a book that a librarian gives Kitoo. The book leads him to dream of playing hockey. 
Age
Ages 6-10
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How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and falls) of a Rock-climbing Champion
by Ashima Shiraishi and Yao Xiao
The true story of Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world’s best rock climbers. Lean how Ashima sees a boulder as a “problem” she can solve by climbing to the top.
Age
Ages 5-9
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I Promise
by Lebron James and Nina Mata
This uplifting book emphasizes accountability and persistence through the pledge taken by the students of I Promise School, which is supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation. 
Age
Ages 4-9
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Jack at Bat: A Jack Book
by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli
The third book in the Jack series finds Jack at a baseball game where he is not allowed to swing. When a tie-breaker is needed, what can Jack do to help his team? 
Age
Ages 4-8
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The Magic of Basketball
by Kayla Alexander and Kesia Alexander
When Kayla is first introduced to the game of basketball, she quickly learns that there is more to the sport than learning how to play. Kayla discovers that basketball is magical, and gives many gifts along the way.
Age
Ages 4-8
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Malaika’s Costume
by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher
When Malaika's mother, who works in Canada, is unable to send her money for a costume for Carnival, Malaika gets help from her grandmother and neighbour to create a beautiful patchwork costume, which she proudly wears to dance in the parade.
Age
Ages 3-7
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Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability
by Shane Burcaw and Matt Carr
Shane Burcaw has spinal muscular atrophy which hinders his muscles’ growth. Shane is still able to enjoy life with the people he loves as they help him with his daily routines. 
Age
Ages 6-9
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Siha Tooskin Knows The Love of the Dance
by Charlene Bearhead, Wilson Bearhead, and Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
Paul Wahasaypa (Siha Tooskin) has invited his friend, Jeff, to his first ever powwow. Siha Tooskin and his Uncle Lenard teach him about Nakota forms of traditional and non-traditional dance. 
Age
Ages 8-12
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Terry Fox and Me
by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Milan Pavlović
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, read the story of his remarkable friendship with Doug, who was with him every step of the way.
Age
Ages 4-8
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It Seemed Like a Good Idea… Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs
by Ted Staunton and Will Staunton
From a giant luge run on a main street to the theft of 9,000 barrels of maple syrup, celebrate Canada’s quirky history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art…and giant roadside attractions! 
Age
Ages 8-12
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My Best Friend and Other Illusions
by Suri Rosen
Charlotte "Charlie" Dickson's imaginary friend from childhood, Rudy, suddenly reappears in her life as an actual living person. The problem with imaginary friends: they know all of your secrets. And what Rudy knows about Charlie may cause chaos in her life.
Age
Ages 9-12
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The Button Book
by Sally Nicholls and Bethan Woollvin
This fun picture book is a great introduction to shapes and colours. Follow a group of animal friends as they discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things.
Age
Ages 3-7
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The Thing Lou Couldn't Do
by Ashley Spires
Lou faces a new and difficult challenge. With determination and the support of her friends, Lou faces her fear. 
Age
Ages 3-7
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Kamik Takes the Lead
by Daryl Baker and Ali Hinch
Jake and Kamik are finally ready for their first dog sled race! The Kamik series shares traditional dog-rearing practices and dog-training techniques from the community members of the Arviat, Nunavut.
Age
Ages 5-8