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Kindness

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A Smile

The beloved poem from French poet and humanitarian Raoul Follereau, translated for a modern child with exquisite paper-collage art from internationally award-winning illustrator Hoda Hadadi

By Raoul Follereau & Hoda Hadadi

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A World of Kindness

The editors of Pajama Press unite with nine of their celebrated children’s illustrators to create a picture book about the many ways a small child can make the world a kinder place.

By Ann Featherstone & Suzanne Del Rizzo & Brian Deines & Kim La Fave & Tara Anderson & Manon Gauthier & Rebecca Bender & François Thisdale & Wallace Edwards & Dean Griffiths

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A World of Mindfulness

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several award-winning artists like Scot Ritchie, Suzanne Del Rizzo, and many more. Now in paperback!

By Erin Alladin & Suzanne Del Rizzo & Rebecca Bender & Gabrielle Grimard & Tara Anderson & François Thisdale & Scot Ritchie & Miki Sato & Tamara Campeau & Emma Pedersen & Carmen Mok & Aino Anto & Sue Macartney & Amélie Dubois & Andrea Blinick

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A Year of Borrowed Men

When World War II "borrows" most of the men in Germany, seven-year-old Gerda's family is allowed to borrow three French prisoners of war to help run their farm. They are supposed to treat the men as enemies, but the family finds clever ways to show kindness and friendship. Based on a true story.

By Michelle Barker & Renne Benoit

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Berani

From the Governor General’s Award-nominated author of Music for Tigers and Girl of the Southern Sea, a passionate story about environmental activism, difficult choices, and the cost of doing the right thing

By Michelle Kadarusman

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Percy's Perfect Friend

From the award-winning team of author Lana Button and illustrator Peggy Collins, a heartfelt story about learning to socialize through the power of play, and the magic of a plush cat to unite new friends

By Lana Button & Peggy Collins

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Room for More

Two wombats offer shelter to animals fleeing a bushfire as Governor General’s Award finalist Michelle Kadarusman offers a child-friendly introduction to themes of environmental disaster, climate change, and welcoming refugees

By Michelle Kadarusman & Maggie Zeng

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Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

Sent to stay with her estranged grandmother while her parents try to save their crumbling marriage, 11-year-old Bailey feels helpless and cast away. When a self-proclaimed prophet predicts “a stranger from the sea will change everything,” Bailey hopes this stranger can solve her problems—littl...

By Shari Green

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Teaching Mrs. Muddle

Fall in love at first blunder with a wisely foolish kindergarten teacher who makes the first day of school an experience to remember

By Colleen Nelson & Alice Carter

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The Only Lonely Fairy

From the creators of Percy’s Perfect Friend. Melodramatic Leah goes through all the highs and lows of schoolyard rejection, a joyful new friendship, and empathetic generosity toward other lonely souls. 

By Lana Button & Peggy Collins

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The Sun Never Hurries

The Sun Never Hurries is a tender story that invites readers to reflect on the passage of time and the importance of slowing down and appreciating every moment. By embracing the calm rhythm of her Papa Jo, Charlie’s day is transformed from ordinary to joyful.

By Roxane Turcotte & Lucie Crovatto

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The Umbrella House

From the award-winning author of The Undercover Book List, a tale of community, found family, and the power of art to tell a story and make a change.

By Colleen Nelson

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Timo's Garden

When Timo signs up for the Great, Green Garden Tour, he feels pressure to make his garden “great” and neglects his friends to work in it. When his friends help him avoid a disaster, he realizes his friendships are more important than pride in his garden.

By Victoria Allenby & Dean Griffiths

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Tweezle into Everything

Tweezle's not a baby – he's a big boy now! But the rest of the family isn't convinced, until Tweezle has a big idea to help a little friend in need. A primary book for young children who are ready to be "big".

By Stephanie McLellan & Dean Griffiths

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Woodrow at Sea

A fanciful adventure told in a wordless graphic picture book for the very young, in which friendship is the best reward

By Wallace Edwards & Wallace Edwards

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