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    9780735266513 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:March 16, 2021
    $21.99 CAD 8.88 x 11.25 x 0.42 in | 1.01 lb | 44 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Bianca likes stamps and writing letters and going to the post office…she does not like Yolanda, who works there. A relatable story about facing your fears and giving people a second chance for fans of Miss Nelson Is Missing and My Teacher is a Monster.

      When Bianca gets stuck in Yolanda’s line at the post office, she expects the worst: scowls, claws, teeth…

      This is what she gets for having a five-letter day.

      She might not survive…

      Or will Yolanda surprise her?

      This hilarious story explores fear and kindness, in that order, when Bianca decides to overcome her terror and ask Yolanda very nicely how her weekend was…and learns that Yolanda is not scary, she’s a delight! A truly lovely book about questioning your assumptions and reaching out to another person, no matter how scary they might be.
      Bio
      ZOEY ABBOTT is a graduate in Women’s Studies and History from Smith College. She spent four years living and painting in Japan. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, kids and a large dog named Carrots.

      Author Residence: Portland, Oregon
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        Author Website: www.zoeydraws.com

        Author Social Media: (Instagram): @zoey.abbott
    • Awards & Reviews

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      “A book that will inspire readers to find their own pen pals, a good book, and a new friend.” —STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal

      "Young readers will get caught up in the illustrations, and the idiosyncratic friendship may grow on them. This offbeat, intergenerational story celebrates connection." —Kirkus Reviews

      I Do Not Like Yolanda is stamped with quirky details within recognizable experiences. It’s a true original.” —Imaginary Elevators
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    9780316493888 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Reading age from 8 - 12 On Sale Date:August 04, 2020
    $22.99 CAD 5.65 x 7.95 x 1.45 in | 0.97 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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      A Bank Street Best Book of 2021!

      A young witch must pass a coming-of-age quest or risk losing her magic forever in this enchanting fantasy -- perfect for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service and Aru Shah and the End of Time.

      Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic...

      Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test:

      One: Help your town, do good all around.
      Two: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon.
      Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.

      The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.

      When she lands in the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her "semi-magical fixes" repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva's bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.
      Bio
      Julie Abe has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures. Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch is her debut novel. Visit her online at www.julieabebooks.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      Praise for Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch:
      "Eva Evergreen's journey unfurled before my eyes like a Miyazaki film, lush and mesmerizing. I cheered for Eva every step of the way, and hope to get to spend time with her on the next leg of her journey. (And I really want a flamefox!)"—p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Georgia}span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Debbi Michiko Florence, author of the Jasmine Toguchi series and Keep It Together, Keiko Carter
      "Eva Evergreen shines in this high-flying, page-turning, and wonderfully heartwarming adventure! Readers will cheer as Eva discovers that friendship, community, and courage have a special magic of their own."—p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Georgia}span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Temre Beltz, author of The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom
      "Magical. Reading along as Eva tries her hardest to do good with the gifts she has-no matter how small-is inspiring and wondrous. Friendship, family, and flamefoxes! A magical story with the most relatable hero ever. Following Eva's story is truly a joy."—Sean Easley, author of The Hotel Between
      "I read this with a smile on my face. Abe's debut is whimsical and enchanting, with a heartwarming story of family and friendship at its core. Magic wands and flamefoxes abound, and readers of all ages will fall in love with Eva's bravery and determination. A delightful fantasy--I finished wishing I could grab a broomstick and fly into Eva's world!"—Elizabeth Lim, author of Spin the Dawn
      "Eva Evergreen sparkles with magical whimsy that will remind readers of Kiki's Delivery Service! With a delightful cast of characters, Abe creates a rich world filled with intrigue, friendship, and of course magic. Eva is a charming, sometimes bumbling, but always well-intentioned Novice Witch who will have readers rooting for her from page one!"—Kat Cho, author of Wicked Fox
      "Julie Abe has created an intriguing, flawed character..."—School Library Connection
      *"Abe creates adazzling, magical world with well-developed characters, relationships, and challenges....Bewitching-a must-read for fantasy lovers."—Kirkus, starred review
      "A novel well worth the read."—School Library Journal
      *"Abe's combination of magic and modern technology in an original world ensures this series starter has a place all its own."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
      "Abe's marvelously magical world strikes an excellent balance between the familiar and the whimsical"Booklist Online
      "Fans of Pratchett's brilliant The Wee Free Menwill find a worthy match to its heroine in Eva, who gets the witching jobs done, though often in unanticipated ways."—BCCB
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    Old Man and the Penguin, The A True Story of True Friendship Julie Abery, Pierre Pratt Canada
    9781525302084 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:October 06, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 8.25 x 11 x 0.38 in | 0.96 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship. João hears “a sorry screech” as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil. Too tired to swim, too weak to stand, he's barely moving on the sand. João must save this little guy. Without his help, he'll surely die. João takes the penguin home. He cleans him, feeds him and nurses him slowly back to health --- and the pair develop a special bond. When the penguin is fully recovered, João knows it's time to return him to the wild where he belongs. But the penguin has other ideas ... Told in rhyming verse, this heartwarming picture book tells the true story of João Pereira de Souza of Brazil, who cared for a Magellanic penguin that had been caught in an oil spill. When João tried to release him back to the wild, the penguin returned to João's home and stayed for months. The penguin, named Dindim by João, did eventually leave, but he now returns to visit his friend for five months of every year. A charming read-aloud showcasing a tender relationship between an animal and human, this book also promotes environmental awareness and stewardship, and explains how human activities often threaten wildlife. Author Julie Abery includes information about João and the penguin, how wildlife is affected by oil spills every year, and what to do if you find wildlife in distress. The lively art by award-winning Pierre Pratt brings a touching sweetness and emotional depth to the story. There are character education lessons here on empathy, kindness and caring.
      Bio
      Julie Abery is a children's author and early childhood educator. Originally from England, she has spent half of her life living in Europe, immersing herself in new languages and cultures. She currently lives in Switzerland.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, Booklist 2020, Winner
      Reviews
      An entertaining introduction for young readers to the harmful effects of oil spills on marine wildlife.
      The Old Man and the Penguin, a warm story of an unusual friendship, will be well-received by its young listeners/readers.
      Few readers will be able to resist this charming tale, based on true events.
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    Izzy in the Doghouse Caroline Adderson Canada, Kelly Collier Canada
    9781771387323 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 6 - 9, Grade (US) from 1 - 4, Reading age from 6 - 9 On Sale Date:October 06, 2020
    $16.99 CAD 5.5 x 7.25 x 0.8 in | 0.77 lb | 168 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      From the author of the Jasper John Dooley series comes a new lovable character: Isabel! The first title in this early chapter book series tells us why Isabel just has, has, has to get a dog! Isabel and Zoë are favorite friends --- most of the time. They have side-by-side cubbies at school. They never take off their friendship bracelets. And they make each other laugh like nobody else. But some of the time, Isabel isn't Zoë's favorite friend at all. Because some of the time, the fun things they do end in a no-fun way. Like how they've been sent to the principal's office because of Isabel's shenanigans with some kindergartners. Now Zoë is mad at Isabel, and Isabel is miserable. Isabel is trying everything to win her friend back. Will getting a new puppy help Isabel mend her friendship with Zoë? In this first title of the chapter book series for emerging readers, author Caroline Adderson introduces the inimitable Isabel and how she came to have her lovable dog, Rollo. Short chapters, spot-on humor and engaging illustrations on every spread make this series a perfect pick for both independent reading and read-alouds. Highly entertaining and fun, it also showcases the personal growth and development of the main character, while touching on subjects of interest to elementary-age children: relationships with friends, the responsibilities of having pets and family situations of all kinds, including how Isabel, who lives with her single mother and a nanny, loves the story of her adoption (and its similarities to their adoption of the dog).
      Bio
      Caroline Adderson is the author of numerous books for children and adults, including the Jasper John Dooley series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, her son and her dog.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      An endearing, energetic take on chapter books for transitioning readers.
      ... whimsical and satisfying.
      A big-hearted series spin-off that stands (and yips) alone.
      For some kids, the move to reading on their own is dependent on fiercely engaging chapter books - ones that have the right combination of easy vocabulary, short sentences, relatable characters, goofiness, gross-out humour, and spot illustrations that help tell the story when you just need a break from all those words. Izzy in the Doghouse ... hits most of these notes, taking pointers from Ivy and Bean, one of the more successful beginner chapter-book series in recent memory.
      With wide ranging emotions and frequent hilarity, Izzy in the Doghouse teaches kids about adoption, the responsibilities of child and pet care, non-traditional families, and the sometimes rocky road of friendship.—Ormsby Review
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    Katie the Catsitter Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue
    9780593306321 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:January 05, 2021
    $27.99 CAD 6.1 x 8.3 x 0.9 in | 1.2 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Books for Young Readers
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      Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! Introducing an irresistible new middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats!)--perfect for fans of Guts, Awkward and Real Friends (not to mention anyone who loves cats!)

      Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp--something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget, UNLESS Katie can figure out a way to earn the money for camp herself. But when Katie gets a job catsitting for her mysterious upstairs neighbor, life get interesting. First, Madeline has 217 cats (!) and they're not exactly . . . normal cats. Also, why is Madeline always out EXACTLY when the city's most notorious villain commits crimes?! Is it possible that Katie's upstairs neighbor is really a super villain? Can Katie wrangle a whole lot of wayward cats, save a best friendship (why is Beth barely writing back? And who's this boy she keeps talking about?!), AND crack the biggest story in the city's history? Some heroes have capes . . . Katie has cats!
      Bio
      Colleen AF Venable is the author of the National Book Award Nominated graphic novel Kiss #8 and is making her middle grade debut with Katie the Catsitter. Colleen is a lifetime comic fan and has designed numerous award winning graphic novels at First-Second books. She's also is an avid rollerskater, animal rescuer, and once started a national holiday (true story). Colleen lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two pet rabbits.

      Stephanie Yue grew up in Atlanta, Beijing, and Hong Kong. She's a lifetime comic fan and martial artist (with a black belt in Kung Fu) and travels the world by motorbike. Stephanie was the colorist for the megahit, industry changing, Smile by Raina Telgemeier and Katie is her debut as a middle grade graphic novel illustrator. Stephanie currently divides her time between Boston and Hong Kong, where she's working on the second Katie. Visit her online at http://stephanieyue.com and on twitter @quezzie.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Connecticut Nutmeg Children's Book Award 2022, Nominated
      Florida Sunshine State Book Award 2022, Nominated
      Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award 2023, Nominated
      Maine Student Book Award 2022, Nominated
      Rhode Island Children's Book Award 2023, Nominated
      South Carolina Children's Book Award 2022, Nominated
      Vermont Golden Dome Book Award 2022, Nominated
      Reviews
      “Who can possibly resist a team of super cats? Or a wonderful kid who gets swept up in the feline drama? I loved Katie!” —Lucy Knisley, New York Times bestselling author of Stepping Stones

      “A winner.” —Nick Bruel, New York Times bestselling author of the Bad Kitty series

      “Super fun and utterly delightful.” —Gene Luen Yang, New York Times bestselling author of American Born Chinese

      "Young readers will revel in the heroic antics, and older ones, like me, will be tickled by the Easter eggs strewn throughout. The sweet and funny nature of this book is expertly reflected in Yue’s energetic art and seemingly effortless line work." New York Times

      ?”Neko Atsume meets The Tick in this laugh-out-loud funny, well-paced series starter…Yue’s expressive cartoons complement this enchanting story, the first in a series with a promising cast of characters—feline and otherwise.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

      A little evil and a whole lotta fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “A winsome mix of adventure, humor, and realistic middle grade problems, ideal for readers seeking the whimsy of Dav Pilkey’s “Dog Man” tempered with thereassuring tone of Raina Telgemeier’s work.School Library Journal

      A pro-girl comic to encourage adventure, entrepreneurship, and excellent, pun-filled pet names.” BCCB

      Venable’s twisty plot swoops gleefully around Manhattan, touching on everything from animal activism to evolving relationships to a secret rescue mission, and combining to tell the story of one of the least boring summers ever.” BookPage

      Realism and absurdity snuggle harmoniously, with such delightful dichotomies as grumpy moggy Moritz knocking over glasses as calico Jolie plays MMORPGs while donning enormous headphones.” The Bulletin

      "Sight gags, sly humor, pop-culture references, and a dollop of animal-rights activism combine to make Katie’s story a fun one." —Booklist

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    Peter Lee's Notes from the Field Angela Ahn Canada, Julie Kwon
    9780735268241 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date:March 02, 2021
    $21.99 CAD 5.81 x 8.56 x 1.01 in | 0.94 lb | 312 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Eleven-year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. But in one summer, that all falls apart. Told in short, accessible journal entries and combining the humor of Timmy Failure with the poignant family dynamics of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Peter Lee will win readers’ hearts.

      Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. Okay, maybe two: to get his genius kid-sister, L.B., to leave him alone. But his summer falls apart when his real-life dinosaur expedition turns out to be a bust, and he watches his dreams go up in a cloud of asthma-inducing dust.

      Even worse, his grandmother, Hammy, is sick, and no one will talk to Peter or L.B. about it. Perhaps his days as a scientist aren’t quite behind him yet. Armed with notebooks and pens, Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to see what he can do for Hammy. If only he can get his sister to be quiet for once—he needs time to sketch out a plan.

      Bio
      ANGELA AHN is a former teacher and librarian. She is the author of several children’s books including Krista Kim-Bap and Peter Lee’s Notes from the Field. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her family.



      Author Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia

      JULIE KWON is an artist and illustrator based in Brooklyn. A graduate of the Brown/RISD Dual-Degree program, her work is heavily inspired by the steady diet of manga, comics, and young adult novels she consumed growing up, as well as her many fond childhood memories. In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, petting dogs, knitting and going on long walks with friends.

      Illustrator Residence: Brooklyn, NY
      Marketing & Promotion
        Author Website: www.angelaahnbooks.com ; www.juliekwonart.com

        Author Social Media: @angelaahnbooks (Twitter) ; @writeahn (Instagram)
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Governor General’s Literary Award - Young People’s Literature - Text 2021, Nominated
      Panda Book Award 2021, Nominated
      Silver Birch Award for Fiction 2022, Nominated
      Reviews
      Nominated for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People's Literature — Text
      One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021
      A Quill & Quire Kids' Book of the Year (2021)


      “[A] winsome . . . and fetching middle-grade novel.” —STARRED REVIEW, Shelf Awareness

      "A sweet, science-y story of struggles and discovery." —Kirkus Reviews

      “A sweet coming-of-age story packed with dinosaurs, sibling drama, and Korean culture.” —School Library Journal
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    Spindlefish and Stars Christiane M. Andrews
    9780316496018 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Reading age from 8 - 12 On Sale Date:September 22, 2020 Print Run:60000
    $22.99 CAD 5.5 x 8 x 1.25 in | 1 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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      Inspired by Greek mythology, this spellbinding fantasy invites readers to seek connections, to forge their own paths, and to explore the power of storytelling in our interwoven histories.

      In which a story is spun.
      And unspun.

      Clothilde has lived her whole life in the shadows with her (sometimes) thieving and (always) ailing father. But when he fails to meet her one morning, sending her instead a mysterious ticket of half-paffage, Clo finds herself journeying across the sea to reunite with him. The ticket, however, leaves her on a sunless island inhabited only by creaking fishermen, a rumpled old woman, a piggish cat, and a moon-cheeked boy named Cary.

      Clo is quickly locked away and made to spend her days in unnerving chores with the island's extraordinary fish, while the old woman sits nearby weaving an endless gray tapestry. Frustrated and aching with the loss of her father, Clo must unravel the mysteries of the island and all that's hidden in the vast tapestry's threads -- secrets both exquisite and terrible. And she must decide how much of herself to give up in order to save those she thought she'd lost forever.

      Inspired by Greek mythology, this spellbinding fantasy invites readers to seek connections, to forge their own paths, and to explore the power of storytelling in our interwoven histories.
      Bio
      Christiane Andrews grew up in rural New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, on the edges of mountains and woods and fields and sometimes even the sea. A writing and literature instructor, she lives with her husband and son and a small clutch of animals on an old New Hampshire hilltop farm. Spindlefish and Stars is her first novel. Visit Christiane online at cmandrews.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      Best Middle Grade Books of 2020Kirkus Reviews
      2020 Booklist Editors’ ChoiceBooklist
      * "An epic tale of abandonment, travel, secrets, family, and the meaning of art.... Exquisite in detail.... A tapestry, both humble and rich."
      Kirkus Reviews, starred review
      * "A lyrical debut exploring the nature of destiny and sacrifice.... The narrative voice...makes this enchanting story feel like an all-new myth built from classic material."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
      "Expertly written, full of beautiful imagery and elements of Greek mythology.... An engaging and inventive novel."
      School Library Journal
      * "Readers familiar with Greek myth will take special pleasure in the slantwise view Andrews conjures.... The tapestry metaphor also offers a longer, measured view of the unavoidability of pain and the beauty of kindness as well as commentary on the persistence of powerful stories through art."
      BCCB, starred review
      * "Bewitching, beautiful, and bewildering.... Immensely satisfying."
      Booklist, starred review
      "Both mysterious and evocative.... A dreamy, immersive story that raises questions aboutthe power of art and the value of humansuffering."
      The Horn Book
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    Time for Bed's Story Monica Arnaldo Canada, Monica Arnaldo Canada
    9781525302398 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:September 01, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.55 in | 0.82 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Description
      In this engaging, laugh-out-loud funny picture book, a child's bed tells it like it is. Bed has something to say. Bed knows you do not like bedtime. And Bed gets it. But look ... YOU are not so great, either ... Bed is fed up. Bed's patience is wearing thin. For years, Bed has put up with the kicking at night, the jumping during the day, not to mention the storing of all manner of stinky items. But enough is enough. Now it's time to consider Bed's feelings ... In a story that's never been told before, Monica Arnaldo's hilarious picture book explores the point of view of an unusual narrator: a child's bed. Irreverent and full of personality, Arnaldo's Bed is also full of love and compassion, making for a relatable and, ultimately, endearing story. This playful and highly original book offers a lighthearted way to approach discussions on communication, perspective and viewpoint. It can be used to promote critical thinking in young children and an understanding that there are at least two sides to every story. It also contains character education lessons on compassion, respect and empathy.
      Bio
      Monica Arnaldo is an illustrator and author living in Montreal, Quebec. Her work has appeared in children's magazines, picture books and middle-grade novels. Her clients include Owlkids Books, Penguin Random House, Éditions Scholastic, Chirp magazine and Chickadee magazine.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      A cute, original, and funny book for younger readers.
      For a story hour about out-of-the-box thinking, this is a novel, cheerful way to get children to view things from a different perspective.
      There's a nice blend of snark and warmth in this offbeat furniture narrative ...
      ... recommended for home and school libraries ...
      ... a stroke of conceptual genius.
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