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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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The Hill

Seeking cell phone reception after a remote plane crash, city kid Jared and local Kyle scale a hill that Kyle’s Cree grandmother has forbidden him to climb. Coming down the next day, the boys find that the plane has disappeared, the forest has changed, and something is hunting them. A modern imagi…

By Karen Bass

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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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The Library Bus

Inspired by Kabul, Afghanistan’s first library bus and coloured by family memories, a touching snapshot of one innovative way girls received education in a country disrupted by war

By Bahram Rahman & Gabrielle Grimard

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The Light from My Menorah

The dazzling light from a menorah takes a young boy on a journey around the world, introducing him to the holidays of many cultures that celebrate light.

By Robin Heald & Andrea Blinick

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The Night Lion

Morgan’s Nana gives him a toy lion that, he imagines, comes to life at night to help him conquer his bad dreams

By Sanne Dufft & Sanne Dufft

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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 Skeleton Coast

Mardi McConnochie delivers the climactic finale to the action-packed cli-fi trilogy that began with The Flooded Earth.

By Mardi McConnochie

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The Stowaways

Unlike the other Weedle mice, The Stowaways love to go on adventures – even when it means getting close to humans! But when Rory and his Gran plan to rescue Grampa Stowaway, whom everyone else thinks is dead, the adventure may be far more dangerous than he has bargained for.

By Meghan Marentette & Dean Griffiths

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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 Theory of Hummingbirds

A moving novel for middle-grade readers that is not about overcoming disability, but rather becoming one’s truest self

By Michelle Kadarusman

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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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The Undercover Book List

From the award-winning author of Harvey Comes Home, a middle-school story about a girl in need of a friend, a boy in need of a chance, and the secret book club that brings them together

By Colleen Nelson

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The Unique Lou Fox

Fifth-grader Louisa, who has dyslexia and ADHD, handles new challenges with personality and flair—whether they are strict teachers, friendship troubles, her debut as a playwright, or the expected arrival of a new baby sibling

By Jodi Carmichael

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The Wolves Return

In 1995 – 96, gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. To researchers’ surprise, the wolves ended up positively impacting the entire ecosystem and landscape. Informational pages with further historical and scientific information complete this illustrated narrative.

By Celia Godkin & Celia Godkin

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This is My Daddy!

Renowned illustrator Mies van Hout delivers a funny and affectionate picture book that celebrates fathers and the value of play.

By Mies van Hout

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This is the Boat That Ben Built

Young Ben explores the northern river ecosystem, witnessing some animal hi-jinks in a humorous take on the house-that-Jack-built trope. Eight pages of information about the animals encountered and key concepts for ecology conclude the book.

By Jen Lynn Bailey & Maggie Zeng

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Tickled Pink

Inclusion, self-esteem, and the value of true friendship are celebrated in the charismatic art of Lucile Danis Drouot and blithe text of award-winning author Andrée Poulin.

By Andrée Poulin & Lucile Danis Drouot

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Timo Goes Camping

Rich language, varied text features, and a dramatic camping adventure combine in this early reader friendship story

By Victoria Allenby & Dean Griffiths

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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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Timo’s Party

Big parties make Timo’s fur stand on end, but hosting one might help make a friend’s dream come true. Can the introverted rabbit get through all the preparations, invitations, decorations, and even — shudder — conversations the party requires? Full of fun wordplay, graphic text elements, and a rec…

By Victoria Allenby & Dean Griffiths

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Too Young to Escape

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

By Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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