New Children's Books

Take a look at our brand new children's books!

The whale, the sea and the stars

Macho, Adrián, author, illustrator
2019

When Gerda the blue whale was very small, her mother would sing a beautiful song telling her that if she were ever lost she should look to the stars and they would guide her.

Then it's time for the little whale to leave home. Her adventures take her from the warm waters of the equator to the freezing poles.

Along the way she meets clever killer whales, playful penguins, a friendly polar bear and the ancient narwhale. Then one day, the little whale realizes she wants to find somewhere to stay forever. How will she know she's found the right sea for her? With her mother's song in her heart, Gerda follows the stars to a place she knows she can call home.

This heartwarming story, rendered through luminous, captivating illustrations full of texture and feeling, promises we will find our way if we listen to our hearts.

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Future engineer

Future engineer

Alexander, Lori, author.
2019

Flip a switch. Turn a gear. Could Baby be an engineer? Find out in this STEM-themed addition to the Future Baby series!

Engineers want to know how things work. And so does Baby!

Does Baby have what it takes to become an engineer? That's a positive! Discover all the incredible ways that prove Baby already has what it takes to become an engineer in whatever field they choose, be it electrical, mechanical, civil, or more! Includes lots of fun engineer facts to help foster curiosity and empower little ones to keep trying . . . and learning!

Future Baby is an adorable board book series that takes a playful peek into an assortment of powerful careers and shows little ones how their current skills match up with the job at hand. With Future Baby , babies can be anything!

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Goodnight, world

Goodnight, world

Beck, Andrea, 1956-, author
2019

Say good night to children all over the world in this companion to Goodnight, Canada!

It is bedtime here, in my home on the sea.

We're snug in our bunks, my brother and me.

I'm thinking of you, wherever you are.

If we look up, will we see the same star?

Andrea Lynn Beck's bestselling picture books Goodnight, Canada, Good Morning, Canada and Thank You, Canada struck a chord with Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

In this cozy companion book, children will explore connections and develop global awareness, as each intricate spread sets the scene at bedtime around the world. Goodnight, World is both a celebration of differences and a gentle reminder that we all share the same big sky.

Many of the spreads are inspired by Andrea Lynn Beck's own travels, and in a special information section at the back of the book, she provides more details on the different kinds of homes featured in the story.

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The hundred-year barn

The hundred-year barn

MacLachlan, Patricia, author
2019

Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan's poignant text and award-winning artist Kenard Pak's gentle and rustic illustrations paint the picture of a beautiful red barn and the people who call it home.

One hundred years ago, a little boy watched his family and community come together to build a grand red barn. This barn become his refuge and home--a place to play with friends and farm animals alike.

As seasons passed, the barn weathered many storms. The boy left and returned a young man, to help on the farm and to care for the barn again. The barn has stood for one hundred years, and it will stand for a hundred more: a symbol of peace, stability, caring and community.

In this joyful celebration generations of family and their tender connection to the barn, Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Kenard Pak spin a tender and timeless story about the simple moments that make up a lifetime.

This beautiful picture book is perfect for young children who are curious about history and farm life.

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I'm worried

I'm worried

Black, Michael Ian, 1971- author
2019

A girl, a flamingo, and a worried potato star in the third book in New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi's series about feelings--and why they're good, even when they feel bad.

Potato is worried. About everything .

Because anything might happen.

When he tells his friends, he expects them to comfort him by saying that everything will be okay. Except they don't. Because it might not be, and that's okay too. Still, there's one thing they can promise for sure: no matter what happens...they will always be by his side.

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Little Thor gets mad

Little Thor gets mad

Nguyen, Victoria Watson, author.
2019

Little Thor is MAD and he doesn't know what to do about it.

Little Thor is very strong. He can lift very heavy things. But when Loki knocks over the city of blocks Little Thor has worked very hard to build, Thor gets very, VERY mad. Should Little Thor use his hammer to destroy everything around him--or should he take a moment, think about why he's angry, and talk about it? This board book about coping with emotions is perfect for any kid who knows what it's like to feel mad.

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No help wanted!

No help wanted!

Ohi, Ruth, author, illustrator
2019

Sometimes it's our mistakes that teach us the most.

Posy always has a plan, and she is determined to see her plans through. But when she eagerly takes charge of the new classroom pet, things don't go according to plan. Bluey the beta fish suffers under all the special attention, and he starts looking worse and worse. Posy fears everyone will blame her. Can she admit she needs help to bring her new friend back around?

In this lovely school-based story, award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Ohi gives us a recognizable character - a high-achieving child, who needs a reminder that it's okay to ask for help - and the lesson that cooperation wins the day!

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Scales

Scales

Crow, Katrine, author
2019

Whose green scales are these? An iguana's green scales, of course! Little ones will love to see the close-up photography and try to guess which animal the hairy, big, yellow, or pointy scales belong to. Animals featured: armadillo, iguana, pangolin, snake, turtle, betta fish, and komodo dragon.

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Thunder trucks

Thunder trucks

Klein, Cheryl B., 1978- author.
2019

Was that a flash of lightning? A rumble of thunder? Better get ready - there's a new crew in town! As Bulldozer piles up clouds and Tanker Truck hauls the rain, the whole Thunder Truck gang works together to build a tremendous storm. Brimming with energy and fun, this cheerful bedtime story is perfect for snuggling, no matter the weather.

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