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    9781771387897 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3, Reading age from 5 - 8 On Sale Date:April 02, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 7 x 9 x 0.5 in | 0.82 lb | 52 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      The second collection in the Big Words Small Stories series follows the adventures of Davey and his dog, Abigail. When Davey tries to sweep an enormous dustball out the front door, the wind lifts the dustball into the air --- and Davey and Abigail with it! Their flying dustball takes them on adventures to places around the world, including Italy, China and Switzerland, which makes for some great stories (five, to be exact)! As with the first book in the series, the mischievous Sprinkle Fairy and her helpers have slipped a Big Word into each story. The stories include Big Words like lollygagging, irksome and phenomenon! What kid could resist trying those out?! Told through Judith Henderson's hilarious dialogue and T.L. McBeth's fun illustrations, these stories are highly accessible and simple to read. Add that to the stories' mix of deadpan and slapstick humor, and you've got a pitch-perfect book for emerging readers that's both entertaining and enriching. The Big Words included --- with a kid-friendly pronunciation and definition for each --- help young readers to build their vocabularies. For a bonus at the end of the book, a “Small Play on Big Words” uses all the Big Words together.
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      Judith Henderson is an Emmy Award-winning children's TV composer and producer. She is the author of the Big Words Small Stories series. Judith lives in Montreal, Quebec.

      T. L. McBeth is the illustrator of Stegothesaurus and the Big Words Small Stories series. His work has been displayed at the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New York City.

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      A dustball of fun ...
      ... will appeal to young readers learning new words and making the transition to chapter books.—CM Magazine
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    Hawk and the Dove, The Paul Kor, Paul Kor
    9781525301254 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Historical Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019
    $17.99 CAD 9.75 x 8 x 0.5 in | 0.8 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      The hawk is sad. He is tired of war. So, he changes his face and puts on gloves. Whoosh! He has become a gentle dove. And all around him, the world is at peace. No more canon blasts. No more bombs. Planes turn into butterflies. Soldiers' guns sprout dazzling flowers. Everyone is joyful as a blanket of calm envelops the world. However, though happy now, the dove still worries. Will it last? The late Paul Kor, an internationally acclaimed Israeli author-illustrator, sought to create a miracle with this book borne out of his own brutal experiences of war. With its striking illustrations, the simple but powerful story offers a hopeful message of peace in a time of uncertainty. Clever paper cuts allow readers to play an active role in the transformations with every turn of the page, thus encouraging children to recognize they have the power to affect change, including when it comes to choosing peace over war in the future. This book provides an accessible look at the concepts of war and peace and would make a terrific discussion starter on the subject. It could also be a model for an art lesson on papercutting. A note at the end of the book details the inspiration behind the story and the book's creation, accompanied by photographs.
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      Paul Kornowski --- known professionally as Paul Kor --- was an award-winning painter, graphic designer, children's author and illustrator. His best-known children's books include Flash the Fish; The Elephant Who Wanted to Be the Best; and The Hawk and the Dove. Kor was widely recognized as one of Israel's most-loved children's author-illustrators.

      Paul Kornowski --- known professionally as Paul Kor --- was an award-winning painter, graphic designer, children's author and illustrator. His best-known children's books include Flash the Fish; The Elephant Who Wanted to Be the Best; and The Hawk and the Dove. Kor was widely recognized as one of Israel's most-loved children's author-illustrators.

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      While perhaps bringing to mind classic 1960s protest songs, Kor's heartfelt plea to put an end to war should resonate deeply today.
      ... an inspiring call for peace ...
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    Karate Kakapo Loredana Cunti Canada, Stacy Curtis
    9781771388030 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:April 02, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 10 x 9 x 0.38 in | 0.95 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:38 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Kakapo is crazy about karate. No student at her dojo tries harder or practices more. She loves the blocks, the strikes, the stances. And she especially loves the super-fast kicks: the running kicks, the jumping kicks, the side kicks ... but no amount of practice can help her conquer the elusive flying kick. You see, kakapos can't fly. Despite this, Kakapo works hard on everything else to perfect her skills. She has earned every belt from yellow to green to blue to red. And now it's time for the most difficult karate challenge of all: the black belt test. Kakapo is ready. After all, she has practiced as much as any bird could and mastered all the moves. Except that one, of course. But surely the senseis won't ask her to do a flying kick. Will they? Loredana Cunti's adorable Kakapo discovers (with a little help from a kind teacher!) that sometimes seeing a problem from a different perspective can help you solve it. It's a wonderful model for children facing obstacles in their own lives, and a great example of a growth mindset. It aligns with social studies lessons on self-awareness and personal development. Award-winning cartoonist Stacy Curtis's illustrations of a kakapo doing karate are hilarious and full of energy, and just might inspire some new students of karate (or other martial arts). The art was reviewed by a karate expert to ensure the moves are accurately portrayed. This playful and funny picture book is perfect for storytime. It also makes a great choice for character education lessons on self-discipline and perseverance.
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      Loredana Cunti is the author of To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space and Go for Liftoff!: How to Train Like an Astronaut. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

      Stacy Curtis is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and printmaker. He has illustrated several children's books, including The Seven Habits of Happy Kids and the Raymond and Graham chapter book series. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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      Awards
      Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers` Choice Awards 2020
      Rueben Award --- Book Illustration Category, National Cartoonists Society 2019
      Reviews
      That Kakapo is an athlete is a plus, but her story will resonate with all children whatever their endeavor.
      ... a great story for any family with a little one interested in sports, especially martial arts!—CM Magazine
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    Little House in a Big Place, A Alison Acheson Canada, Valériane Leblond Canada
    9781771389129 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 9 x 10 x 0.38 in | 1 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:38 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Every day, in a little house in a little town in the middle of a big place, a girl stands at her window and waves to the engineer of the train that passes on the nearby tracks. The engineer waves back and his wave and her wave together make a home in her heart. The little girl is curious about the engineer, about where he came from and where he goes. Which makes her wonder if she might go away, too, some day. This beautiful free verse picture book explores the magic of a connection made between strangers, while also pondering the idea of growing up, and what might lie beyond a child's own small piece of the world. Alison Acheson has created a deceptively simple, warm story that will stay with readers of all ages long after they've closed the book. Children everywhere will relate to the girl at her window --- what child hasn't waved to the driver of a train, truck, or bus and hadn't been thrilled to have the wave returned? Valériane Leblond's illustrations echo the girl's feelings for the prairie, the “big place” where she lives, with wide, open vistas and long views of the train coming and going. The flowing free verse offers a terrific opportunity for discussions of poetry styles and subjects.
      Bio
      Alison Acheson is the author of several books for various ages, from picture books to short fiction for adults. She teaches Writing for Children and Young Adults in the MFA program at the University of British Columbia. Alison lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Valériane Leblond is a French and Québécoise artist who was brought up in Angers, France. She lives in an old farmhouse near Aberystwyth, Wales.

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      ... entirely pleasurable.
      A quiet, dreamy coming-of-age story that gently highlights the influence that strangers can have on one's imagination.
      ... lyrical ...—Publishers Weekly
      Acheson's free verse text is spare and rich in meaning ...—Canadian Children's Book News
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    Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden Andrew Larsen Canada, Anne Villeneuve Canada
    9781771389174 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.75 in | 0.86 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Vincent is staying with his aunt Mimi for the summer while his mom recuperates from surgery. Mimi's drab city neighborhood, complete with an empty dirt lot across the street, doesn't seem too promising. But then Vincent meets Toma, a boy who lives nearby, and things start looking up. Mimi has a mysterious box of “dirt balls” in her apartment. When she asks Vincent to get rid of them, the fun Vincent and Toma have throwing them into the lot becomes the start of a budding friendship. Then one day, they notice new shoots sprouting all over the lot. Maybe those balls weren't just made of dirt after all! Bestselling author Andrew Larsen brings a light touch and gentle humor to this picture book story about several kinds of growth --- of the boys and their friendship, the flowers in the newly thriving lot, and the community that comes together around it. Award-winning artist Anne Villeneuve's illustrations add a visual layer to the storytelling as they show the transformation from mostly gray to vibrant color, both literally, in the blossoming garden, and figuratively, in the now engaged neighborhood. This book highlights the value of connecting to nature, even in urban areas, and the sense of community that comes from civic engagement. It's an excellent choice for character education lessons on kindness, generosity and citizenship.
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      Andrew Larsen is the acclaimed author of such books as Goodnight, Hockey Fans, A Squiggly Story, The Not-So-Faraway Adventure, In the Tree House and The Imaginary Garden. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

      Anne Villeneuve has written and illustrated close to 40 books, created games for magazines, illustrated for newspapers and designed cake boxes for a bakery. Over the years, her work has earned her many distinguished recognitions, such as the Governor General's Literary Award and the Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles Literary Award in 2000, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2005 and 2009, and the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 1998.

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      Awards
      The Globe 100: Books that shaped 2019, The Globe and Mail 2019
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2019, Winner
      Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation 2020
      Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2020, Short-listed
      Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award, Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable 2020
      Reviews
      A sweet story that celebrates community coming together to create something wonderful.
      ... a heartwarming story of serendipity and connection, both among people and with the environment.
      A lovely addition to libraries and classrooms, especially those looking for multicultural characters and insightful books about friendship.
      ... a wonderfully well-executed story of friendship, community, and the importance of nature and its potential as a source for inspiration, healing, and bringing people together.—CM Magazine
      This wonderfully written book will entertain young readers or listeners in a read-aloud.—School Library Connection
      ... magical ...—The Globe and Mail
      ... a captivating story involving friendship and the positive outcome a community garden can have on activating civic engagement and a culture of caring.—Canadian Children's Book News
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    Mine. Yours. Marsha Diane Arnold, Qin Leng Canada
    9781771389198 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:April 02, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 8.38 x 10 x 0.65 in | 0.98 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Little Panda startles Big Panda awake inside his den. So Big Panda (who's a little cranky) sets him straight by declaring, “Mine.” Then he puts Little Panda outside on a rock and tells him, “Yours.” When Little Panda appears at breakfast wanting Big Panda's food, he tells him again, “Mine.” Though, to encourage Little Panda to leave, he hands him a kite and says, “Yours.” At first, Little Panda has fun flying the kite. But soon he begins disrupting the other animals in the forest. They all give him the same message: their things, “Mine;” the kite, “Yours.” However, Little Panda is unable to stop the wind-blown kite's tail from sweeping up the animals' things. And soon the animals themselves are precariously swinging from it, too, as they try to reclaim their stuff. Can they all learn a new word --- “Ours”? This is a nearly wordless picture book, but what powerful words they are! Award-winning author Marsha Diane Arnold has crafted a simple but richly layered story about sharing, friendship and belonging. Together with Qin Leng's detailed and sweetly expressive illustrations, it makes a great read-aloud, full of drama, suspense, and surprises. Encouraging a growth mindset in young children, this book is perfect for character education lessons on kindness, inclusiveness, and compassion. It also works for social studies explorations of community. Set in Asia, the names of all the native animals included in the story are listed at the beginning of the book.
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      Marsha Diane Arnold is an award-winning picture book author with over a million books sold. Her books have been selected for the Smithsonian Notable Books for Children list and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and have garnered awards such as the Ridgway Award for Best First Book. She lives in Florida.

      Qin Leng is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books, including I Am Small, Shelter and Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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      Awards
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2019, Winner
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      A delicate, whimsical tale of community, friendship, and belonging.—School Library Journal
      ... full of whimsy ...—Canadian Children's Book News
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    My Forest Is Green Darren Lebeuf Canada, Ashley Barron Canada
    9781771389303 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:April 02, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.5 in | 0.86 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      With art supplies in tow, a young boy explores the urban forest near his home, then interprets what he sees with his art. The boy is a keen observer who uses poetic, rhythmic language to describe the diversity he finds through all four seasons. His forest is both “fluffy” and “prickly,” “dense” and “sparse,” “crispy” and “soft.” It's also “scattered and soggy, and spotted and foggy.” His forest is made up of many colors --- but he decides that “mostly it's green.” Each aspect of the forest inspires the boy to create a different kind of art: charcoal rubbing, rock art, photography, sponge painting, snow sculpture, cut-paper collage. To this artist, there's always something new to discover, and to capture! In this delightful picture book, Darren Lebeuf, an award-winning photographer, encourages small children to look closer at and appreciate the nature that surrounds them. And by providing such a broad range of ideas for artistic expression, it's sure to awaken the nature artist in every child. Bright, deeply textured illustrations by Ashley Barron bring the forest and the boy's artworks to vivid life. This story provides an excellent depiction of nature-based education in an outdoor classroom. The specificity of the concrete and abstract adjectives used in the text works as a perfect complement to primary science lessons on investigating, comparing and identifying the physical characteristics of plants and animals. This book also makes for an enjoyable, lyrical read-aloud.
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      Darren Lebeuf is an award-winning photographer with a background in design and visual communication. My Forest Is Green is his first picture book. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Ashley Barron is an award-winning illustrator who specializes in cut-paper collage. Her creations can be found in children's books, newspapers, set designs and shop windows. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      First & Best List, Toronto Public Library 2019, Winner
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2019, Winner
      OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association 2019
      Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children`s Book Award, Ontario Arts Council 2020, Short-listed
      Reviews
      Nature and art intertwine in this multifaceted homage to the beauty and creativity that surrounds and resides within each of us.
      ... a success on many levels ...
      A lovely celebration of all things green ...
      ... a simple, satisfying tale that's just in time for spring.
      ... offers gentle encouragement to get outside, observe carefully, and create joyfully.
      ... wonderfully captures how a curious young artist uses all sorts of different art techniques and mediums to bring the natural world into his city space.
      ... stunning ...
      A joyful celebration of the natural realm awaits all who enter this book.
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    Ojiichan's Gift Chieri Uegaki Canada, Genevieve Simms Canada
    9781771389631 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:April 02, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.5 in | 0.86 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      When Mayumi was born, her grandfather created a garden for her. It was unlike any other garden she knew. It had no flowers or vegetables. Instead, Ojiichan made it out of stones: “big ones, little ones and ones in-between.” Every summer, Mayumi visits her grandfather in Japan, and they tend the garden together. Raking the gravel is her favorite part. Afterward, the two of them sit on a bench and enjoy the results of their efforts in happy silence. But then one summer, everything changes. Ojiichan has grown too old to care for his home and the garden. He has to move. Will Mayumi find a way to keep the memory of the garden alive for both of them? This gentle picture book story will warm children's hearts as it explores a deep intergenerational bond and the passing of knowledge from grandparent to grandchild over time. The lyrical text by Chieri Uegaki and luminous watercolor illustrations by Genevieve Simms beautifully capture the emotional arc of the story, from Mayumi's contentment through her anger and disappointment to, finally, her acceptance. The story focuses on an important connection to nature, particularly as a place for quiet reflection. It contains character education lessons on caring, responsibility, perseverance and initiative. It's also a wonderful way to introduce social studies conversations about family, aging and multiculturalism. Mayumi lives in North America with her Japanese mother and Dutch father, and visits her grandfather in Japan. Some Japanese words are included.
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      Chieri Uegaki is the author of Rosie and Buttercup, Suki's Kimono and Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin. Her books have garnered such honors as the 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Chieri lives on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.

      Ojiichan's Gift is the first picture book for award-winning illustrator Genevieve Simms. Her illustration clients include House of Anansi Press, the Walrus and the Boston Globe. Genevieve lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2019, Winner
      Best Spiritual Children's Books of the Year list, Spirituality and Practice 2019, Winner
      Ezra Jack Keats Award, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation 2019
      Best Picture Books of 2019 List, Kirkus Reviews 2019, Winner
      Skipping Stones Honor List, Skipping Stones Magazine 2020, Winner
      Chocolate Lily Book Award - Picture Book Category 2021, Short-listed
      Reviews
      Like a garden, this meticulously composed work will bring readers serenity and joy.
      ... a solid purchase for picture book collections, especially where stories about processing emotions are needed.
      A rewarding Canadian picture book.
      ... lovely ...—The Globe and Mail
      ... a warm and satisfying story ...—CM Magazine
      ... a quiet look at traditions, change, and the special relationships between grandparents and children.—Horn Book
      ... Uegaki gingerly explores the strong emotions that accompany a loss and the mementos that can soften grief.—Publishers Weekly
      ... vibrant and quietly strong.—Canadian Children's Book News
      Young readers will relate to the vivid, bodily ways that the book explores Mayumi's feelings through action.—ABQLA
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    Paws and Edward Espen Dekko, Mari Kanstad Johnsen
    9781525301353 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 7.88 x 9.88 x 0.38 in | 0.85 lb | 34 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Paws is tired. He just wants to rest. And to dream about the days when he used to chase rabbits. He still walks with Edward to the park twice a day, but only because Edward needs the fresh air. Until one day, Paws decides he doesn't want to go for another walk. He just wants to lie in Edward's bed. “Paws has walked and walked. His paws are heavy. Paws doesn't have to walk anymore. Paws doesn't have to do anything anymore.” And Paws falls asleep one last time, leaving Edward to dream of the days when Paws used to chase rabbits. Espen Dekko's gently heartbreaking and heart-lifting story hits the perfect note as it explores death in an accessible, child-friendly, and nonfrightening way. By writing from the dog's perspective, Dekko makes it easier for children to understand and accept Paws's decline and death. Beginning with Paws dreaming of chasing rabbits and ending with Edward dreaming of Paws chasing rabbits, the story has a circular structure that is satisfying and reassuring, as it conveys the boy's acceptance of the loss of his beloved pet. Richly colored illustrations by Mari Kanstad Johnsen have a simultaneously retro and contemporary feel, perfectly highlighting the joy and love at the heart of this boy-dog relationship. This book is an excellent choice for any children --- or adults --- dealing with or talking about loss, or for lessons about the life cycle of living things.
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      Espen Dekko has worked as a puppeteer and instructor and has directed a number of theatrical performances. Espen also studied at the Norwegian Institute for Children's Books and is the author of several children's books. He lives in Norway.

      Mari Kanstad Johnsen is an illustrator and artist. She is also the author of a number of children's books, which have been translated into French, Spanish and Swedish. Mari has been selected among other new literary talents for Norway's ?New Voices? program at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair. She lives in Norway.

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      Awards
      Best Picture Books of 2019 List, Kirkus Reviews 2019, Winner
      Outstanding International Books List, USBBY 2020, Winner
      Reviews
      A truly brilliant contribution to the genre and a must for any child who has lost a beloved pet.
      ... highly recommended for anyone who has an elderly pet or had a pet that recently passed away.
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    Red Light, Green Lion Candace Ryan, Jennifer Yerkes
    9781525300158 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:May 07, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 7.5 x 10.25 x 0.5 in | 0.86 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      In this clever book, a green lion is waiting at a red traffic light. While he waits, a series of unexpected events occur, involving such things as lightning, a lilac, library books and lima beans. Or rather, “li-ghtning,” “li-lac,” “li-brary books,” and “li-ma beans” because the text on each spread ends with “Red light, green li-,” and the reader must turn the page to see the whole word --- and what's happened. All the while, the lion calmly and helpfully deals with whatever shows up (even loading livestock into a lifeboat!) and wryly muses about the way life can be. “Some days are not like most days,” the lion explains at the beginning. But as all children know: those days are usually the most fun! This charming, sometimes silly, philosophical picture book is inspired by the popular childhood game Red Light, Green Light. Candace Ryan's text is simple, and the repeated refrain allows for guessing what (green) surprise comes next, making for an engaging read-aloud. Jennifer Yerkes's illustrations have a fresh look, with a limited palette and spare, expressive lines. The collaboration of story and design --- using color and muted tones for the refrain --- keeps the concept easy to understand. Important life lessons are shared with simplicity, clarity and beauty: “Some days we get exactly what we need, exactly when we need it.” “And some days, nothing goes the way we thought it would.” This would make a delightful choice for character education lessons on kindness, teamwork and inclusiveness.
      Bio
      Candace Ryan is the author of many books, including Zoo Zoom!, Ewe and Aye, Moo Hoo, Animal House and Ribbit Rabbit, which earned a Kirkus starred review. For nine years she worked as a special education teacher. Candace lives in Los Angeles, California.

      Jennifer Yerkes is a graphic designer and illustrator. She is also the author of several picture books including A Funny Little Bird. An American citizen, she lives in Strasbourg, France.

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      Funny, helpful, empathetic, accessible, and perfect for an interactive group read-aloud or quiet contemplation under the covers.
      For a lighthearted, fun read-aloud, this is a great fit.—School Library Journal

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