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Pajama Press publishes relevant, enduring children’s books that uplift readers—and never talk down to them.

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A Flower is a Friend

In a tranquil but moving journey through the garden, celebrate the relationships between flowers and the birds, insects, and four-legged friends with which they share their world

By Frieda Wishinsky & Karen Patkau

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A Sky-Blue Bench

A young Afghan amputee matter-of-factly removes her own barrier to education, building a bench from discarded wood so that she and her "helper-leg" can sit through school in comfort.

By Bahram Rahman & Peggy Collins

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Friends, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Happy, is back at last to celebrate how friends play, fight, and reconcile all over again!

By Mies van Hout

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Back in print at last! A dazzling new edition of Mies van Hout’s beloved art book of emotional literacy

By Mies van Hout & Mies van Hout

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Out of the Valley of Horses

From the award-winning author of Nim’s Island and Dragonfly Song, a gripping novel about a family’s will to endure, mystical horses, and the beauty of self-sufficiency and restoration.

By Wendy Orr

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The award-winning author-illustrator of Happy is back to celebrate the journey of parenthood. Mies van Hout's vivid and expressive chalk birds convey the joys and challenges of raising little ones.

By Mies van Hout

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The Imaginary Alphabet

Discover Sylvie Daigneault’s fantastical alphabet art world, a game of discovery, and more.

By Sylvie Daigneault

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Under the Umbrella

When the wind snatches a cranky man's umbrella and drops it at a the feet of little boy outside a patisserie, the hasty curmudgeon slows down long enough for an unlikely friendship to blossom.

By Catherine Buquet & Marion Arbona & Erin Woods

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When the Rain Comes

Timid, young Malini finds unexpected courage when her Sri Lankan community’s rice crop is threatened. A USBBY Outstanding International Book.

By Alma Fullerton & Kim La Fave

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While You Sleep

In a collage-filled world in which a child’s beloved toy rabbits come to life to hang the stars and polish the sun, Jennifer Maruno and Miki Sato create a rhyming bedtime tale that is full of depth and rich colour.

By Jennifer Maruno & Miki Sato

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Zander Stays

If Zander the goose wants to stay put for the winter, he’ll have to brave the cold and learn from new friends to adapt. A feathered tale sure to spark a gaggle of giggles by award-winning author Maureen Fergus and acclaimed illustrator Scot Ritchie. 

By Maureen Fergus & Scot Ritchie

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