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    Series: You Are
    You Are One Sara O'Leary Canada, Karen Klassen Canada
    9781771470728 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 0 - 3 Publication Date: March 15, 2016
    $15.95 CAD 8.25 x 8.25 x 0.38 in | 24 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      New from the author of This Is Sadie

      A baby’s first year is full of memorable milestones. Learning to crawl, taking first steps, tasting new foods, and forming first words are all exciting achievements. You Are One looks back on each of these universal moments and more, inviting little ones and their parents to celebrate how much they have grown and discovered in just one year, from playing peekaboo to first teeth.

      Narrated in the second person, You Are One is a charming read-aloud that addresses the baby directly. Supersaturated ink-and-wash illustrations play with pattern and perspective and lend a hip, artistic feel to the book. The diverse babies pictured come to life on the page through the realism of the art, and add to the text’s warmth, sweetness and broad appeal. The first in a three-book series, You Are One is designed as a whimsical gift for new parents who will enjoy reflecting on their baby’s first year and expressing how much their little one is loved.



      Bio
      SARA O’LEARY is a writer for both children and adults. Her picture books include Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet, A Family is a Family is a Family, and This is Sadie.

      KAREN KLASSEN is an award-winning freelance illustrator and painter, specializing in fashion, lifestyle, and portrait illustration. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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      "Here's a rarity in children's literature... endearing... delightfully textured... features babies of varying skin colors and ethnicities; it's truly inclusive."
      "A warm and fuzzy read."
      "A joyful picture book... Babies and young toddlers will enjoy both the simple, respectful observations of their activities and the captivating illustrations of babies' faces throughout. Recommended."
      "Further strengthening this book's charm is Calgary-based Karen Klassen's artwork... Patterned paintings intermingle portraits of diverse babies with more abstract representations of objects, like toys and food. Babies respond well to faces and expressions, and she has filled this book with them."
      "Both adults and children will enjoy sharing the books in this series to celebrate the milestones of early childhood."
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    Series: You Are
    You Are Two Sara O'Leary Canada, Karen Klassen
    9781771470735 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 0 - 3, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date: September 15, 2016
    $15.95 CAD 8.25 x 8.25 x 0.38 in | 24 pages Carton Quantity: 54 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      A baby’s second year is full of memorable milestones. Walking, running, understanding more words, speaking their names, and forming first memories are all exciting achievements. You Are Two picks up where You Are One left off and looks back on each of these moments and more, inviting little ones and their parents to celebrate how much they have grown and discovered.

      Narrated in the second person, You Are Two is a charming read-aloud that addresses the baby directly. Supersaturated ink-and-wash illustrations play with pattern and perspective and lend a contemporary, artistic feel to the book. The diverse group of babies pictured comes to life on the page and adds to the text’s warmth and broad appeal. The second in a three-book series, You Are Two is designed as a whimsical gift for toddlers or parents who will enjoy reflecting on all the highlights of the second year and expressing how much their little one is loved.
      Bio
      SARA O’LEARY is a writer for both children and adults. Her picture books include Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet, A Family is a Family is a Family, and This is Sadie.

      KAREN KLASSEN is an award-winning freelance illustrator and painter, specializing in fashion, lifestyle, and portrait illustration. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "Two is human in this picture book, and the narration's direct address provides affirmation of toddlers' human complexity and dignity."
      "Elegant in its simplicity."
      "This compelling blend of the familiar and the fresh provides a powerful anchor for young readers... Just like You Are One, this lovely book would make the perfect birthday gift. Highly Recommended."
      "A lovely, carefully written book... Filled with sensitive, layered and textured portraits of children of different races and sexes, sharing the magical age of two years and all the experiences that includes."
      "A classic piece that is read to and treasured as a keepsake."
      "Both adults and children will enjoy sharing the books in this series to celebrate the milestones of early childhood."
  • 3
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    Series: Canadian Concepts
    Moose, Goose, Animals on the Loose! A Canadian Wildlife ABC Geraldo Valério Canada
    9781771471749 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (CAN) from P - 1, Grade (US) from P - 1 Publication Date: August 15, 2016
    $16.95 CAD 9.5 x 9.5 x 0.38 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 38 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      Between the beaver building branch by branch, the loon laughing on the lake, and the powerful, playful polar bear, Canada is home to a spectacular array of animals. This concept book celebrates the country’s diverse wildlife by presenting each letter of the alphabet alongside a representative mammal, insect, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, or invertebrate. The creatures portrayed hail from coast to coast to coast, and reflect close research even in their stylized depictions.

      Short text phrases describe animal behavior and play with alliteration, making each spread fun and engaging. Paper collage artwork by Geraldo Valério is simple yet sophisticated, full of color, movement, and touches of humor. Created with just paper, scissors, and glue, this art style will easily inspire classroom activities. Two informational spreads at the end of the book feature facts about each creature, with uppercase and lowercase letters repeated for additional comprehension.
      Bio
      GERALDO VALE´RIO is a children's book author and illustrator whose books have been published in Canada, the United States and many other countries around the world, including Brazil, China, France, Portugal, and the UK. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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      "Readers will enjoy identifying the cold-weather creatures and their outstanding attributes."
      "An excellent addition to alphabet book collections."
      "This book would be of great value in the classroom for many reasons. It presents the alphabet in a practical way... Valerio's bright and colourful collage illustrations will capture the eye of young readers, who will surely be inspired to try and emulate his style with some paper and scissors, at home or in the classroom."
      "Definitely has a place in home collections as well as in those libraries that serve the preschool and kindergarten crowd. Highly recommended."
      "A truly stunning new approach to regional animal alphabet books, with arresting artwork on every single page. Young children will be delighted to learn their ABC's with this fascinating new book."
      "A charming and informative alphabet book that will delight readers. It is a recommended addition to any library or classroom collection."
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    What Noise Do I Make? Brian McLachlan Canada
    9781771471503 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (CAN) from P - 5, Grade (US) from P - 5 Publication Date: September 15, 2016
    $18.95 CAD 8.5 x 9 x 0.5 in | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      We all know dogs bark woof and cats mew meow — but what noises do ostriches or peacocks or kookaburras make?

      Stumped? Look no further for the answers than this engaging and interactive book born from the research and imagination of cartoonist Brian McLachlan. What Noise Do I Make? introduces readers to an exotic range of animals and, with the turn of a page (and a heavy dose of humor), shows what noise the animal makes. For instance: did you know alligators go WOARRRRGH, walruses go HOARF, and zebras go: squirp squirp!

      The simple concept is skillfully and hilariously executed with phonetic spelling, hand-lettered sound effects, expressive line work, and offbeat color choices. Subtle gags for the preschool set are woven throughout the pages: animals with mistaken voice identities, a silent giraffe, and a group of primates going wild. The last spread—a city scene—shows that humans make plenty of noises, too.

      This book is guaranteed to provoke a giggle and encourage participation while supporting the early learning processes of inquiry, observation, interpretation, and play.
      Bio
      BRIAN McLACHLAN is a regular contributor to OWL Magazine, has numerous freelance clients, and is the comic artist behind the series Princess Planet. His previous book with Owlkids, Draw Out the Story, won an International Literacy Association award. Brian lives in Toronto, ON, with his wife and two boys.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "McLachlan shows an astute understanding of how to produce belly laughs in the young; this funny read-aloud would also be a terrific prelude to a zoo visit."
      "Charming and interactive...a refreshing take on the typical infant animal book. Simple, elegant, and fun, What Noise Do I Make? begs to be read aloud--just not in a quiet zone! Highly recommended."
      "Each drawing is cheerful, full of action and should prove very appealing to young readers... An excellent learning tool for the beginning reader."
  • 5
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    Picture My Day Séverine Cordier, Cynthia Lacroix, Lesley Zimic Canada
    9781926973302 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 2 - 4, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3 Publication Date: April 01, 2012
    $18.95 CAD 7.88 x 6 x 0.88 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      Through simple words and hundreds of warm and contemporary illustrations, Picture My Day explores the key moments that occur in a single day for three young children. From daybreak to bedtime, readers will follow these two sisters and their brother as they eat breakfast, get dressed, play games, go to the park, explore nature, take a bath, and more. Throughout the book, objects like the clothes pinned to the laundry line, the musical instruments in the playroom, and the vegetables spilling from a grocery bag are clearly labeled, inviting young readers to learn new words and to categorize objects. Plus, readers are introduced to simple concepts like flavors, colors, and seasons, too. More than just an illustrated dictionary, Picture My Day is a kind of scrapbook of what life is like for young children, from first words to first situations. And, with lots of little shared moments between affectionate family members on display, children and parents alike will delight in poring over the pages of this picture book.
      Bio
      SÉVERINE CORDIER is the co-creator of the Emma series and has illustrated numerous books for children in her native France.

      CYNTHIA LACROIX has been designing and illustrating children’s books for nearly a decade. She lives in France.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Parents' Choice Award, Books: Picture Book category, Recommended 2012, Commended
      Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Picture Book - Preschool category, Gold 2012, Winner
      Reviews
      [An] ingenious new wordbook that actually entertain[s] and enlighten[s].
      The perfect gift for children 2-4 years of age that may just spark some early life review.
      North American kids may puzzle at some of the different items featured in this book...but such differences serve to show the richness of differing family environments and provide opportunities for interaction...Picture My Day is a worthy addition to the preschool bookshelf.
      This contemporary picture dictionary is perfect for toddlers and tots learning about all the objects and activities that make up their world.
      Colored pen-and-ink illustrations are skillful, sweet, and simple.
      This engaging picture dictionary...will fit perfectly into the hands of toddlers...offers many opportunities for families to explore together.
      Much larger and more thorough than many of the books of this type that are around, and quite a fun one to browse through together, and see how many of those things and activities are part of your own day.
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    Picture My World Séverine Cordier, Cynthia Lacroix
    9781926973562 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 2 - 4, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date: October 15, 2012
    $16.95 CAD 6 x 7.88 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      In Picture My Day, young readers followed three siblings through a single day and were introduced to new words and objects along the way. In Picture My World, a companion title, readers will rejoin these three same siblings, but this time readers will accompany them through a number of milestones and occasions familiar to every young child.
      From bringing home a first pet to swimming at the pool, from scraping a knee to having a birthday party, from losing a doll to watching fireworks to climbing a tree, and more, readers will identify with situations and learn more new words, this time with an emphasis on emotional vocabulary.
      The illustrations are bright and clear, with just enough detail to entice a preschooler to linger on each page. The accompanying text ranges from exclamations to short sentences and helps readers associate each illustration with an emotional expression.
      Bio
      SÉVERINE CORDIER is the co-creator of the Emma series and has illustrated numerous books for children in her native France.

      CYNTHIA LACROIX has been designing and illustrating children’s books for nearly a decade. She lives in France.
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      Picture My World is a great conversation starter for adult and child…A great gift for the pre-reading set.

      An absolute gem of a book! …The large font, chunky size, and bright illustrations make this perfectly suited for little ones, and there is enough detail in the drawings to keep beginning readers engaged as well…Highly recommended for any library servicing toddlers or preschool children!
      ...a tour of childhood.
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    A Day at School Séverine Cordier, Cynthia Lacroix
    9781926973951 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education Age (years) from 2 - 4, Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P Publication Date: August 15, 2013
    $16.95 CAD 7.63 x 9.25 x 0.44 in | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      The family that readers first met in Picture My Day is growing up! Summer holidays are over, and the siblings are ready for their first day of school — the youngest is off to daycare, the middle child is beginning kindergarten, and the oldest is starting first grade. From shopping for school supplies and getting back-to-school haircuts to meeting new teachers and classmates, these three children — and readers along with them — each experience different ways of preparing for and spending a day at school.

      As the inquisitive siblings are introduced to their new routine, young readers will learn new words for familiar objects. The illustrations are bright and clear, with just enough detail to entice preschoolers to linger on each page. The accompanying text ranges from simple labels to short sentences. And with lots of affectionate moments between family members on display, children and parents alike will delight in poring over the pages of this charming book.
      Bio
      Séverine Cordier is the co-creator of the Emma series and has illustrated numerous books for children in her native France.

      Cynthia Lacroix has been designing and illustrating children’s books for nearly a decade. She lives in France.
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      An accessible introduction to various aspects of school that leaves room for family conversations on each page. — Publisher's Weekly
      Prereaders may enjoy looking over the pages and identifying the objects shown. — School Library Journal
      "It's a celebration of the ordinary but wonderful stuff of daily life, one which provides a gentle, stress-reducing vicarious experience with the sometimes unsettling first day of school... While not prepossessing in their style and format, these sturdy and simple books are great handbooks for parents and teachers." — Books for Kids Blog
      "A Day at School presents the school and day care attendance experience in bright, colorful, descriptive pictures and brief, simple language enriched by symbols and communicative drawings, [encouraging] children's creativity, imagination, and curiosity while soothing some of the usual fears of the unknown." — Children's Bookwatch
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    A Day at the Farm Séverine Cordier, Cynthia Lacroix
    9781926973760 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 2 - 4, Grade (CAN) from P, Grade (US) from P Publication Date: April 15, 2013
    $16.95 CAD 7.63 x 9.25 x 0.44 in | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      The family that readers met and adored in Picture My Day and Picture My World is off to spend a day at a farm. From collecting fresh eggs to milking a cow and picnicking under an apple tree, from tasting sweet honey to petting a donkey and riding in a tractor, these three siblings — and readers along with them — will encounter many of the chores and pleasures of daily life on a farm.
      As the inquisitive siblings are introduced to the farm’s animals, plants, and buildings, young readers will learn new words for familiar objects. The illustrations are bright and clear, with just enough detail to entice preschoolers to linger on each page. The accompanying text ranges from simple labels to short sentences. And with lots of affectionate moments between family members on display, children and parents alike will delight in poring over the pages of this picture book.
      Bio
      Séverine Cordier is the co-creator of the Emma series and has illustrated numerous books for children in her native France.

      Cynthia Lacroix has been designing and illustrating children’s books for nearly a decade. She lives in France.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "The flat, bright colors and clear, readable text will be attractive to the very young." — Kirkus
      "Séverine Cordier has done a splendid job with this informative tour." — Spirituality & Practice
      "A lovely introduction to nature and farms for toddlers and tots." — Canadian Review of Materials
      "Plenty of visual cues make the brief text easy for emergent reader to sound out." — Books for Kids Blog
      "The kind of book that should be shared with a child on a lap." — Story Time Secrets Blog
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    The Wildlife ABC A Nature Alphabet Book Jan Thornhill Canada, Jan Thornhill Canada, Claudia Dávila Canada, Wycliffe Smith
    9781926973081 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date: February 15, 2012
    $7.95 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.13 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      Nature in all its splendor leaps off the pages of this magnificent early learning primer, which features exotic and familiar animals from around the world. From A is for Auk to Z is for Zoo, this alphabet book communicates simple information through colorful illustrations and rhyming text; every page will spark young readers' interest and imagination. At the end of the book, "Nature Notes" provide additional information on each of the featured animals and their habitats, encouraging children to spend more time with this rich read.
      Bio
      JAN THORNHILL’s science, nature, and animal-based books have received multiple honors, most recently the Vicky Metcalf award for her body of work. Jan lives in Peterborough County, Ontario, where she spends her spare time looking for weird fungi in the woods with her dog, Ruby.

      JAN THORNHILL’s science, nature, and animal-based books have received multiple honors, most recently the Vicky Metcalf award for her body of work. Jan lives in Peterborough County, Ontario, where she spends her spare time looking for weird fungi in the woods with her dog, Ruby.

      Claudia Dávila was born in Chile and raised in Toronto, where she studied Fine Arts at York University. She is now a freelance designer, illustrator, and graphic artist and used to be the art director of chickaDEE and Chirp magazines. She lives in Toronto with her daughter and husband, fellow illustrator Michael Cho.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Governor General's Award, Children's Illustration Category 1988, Short-listed
      Resource Links, Best of the Year 2004, Commended
      UNICEF, Ezra Jack Keats Award 1990, Winner
      Reviews
      Sumptuous — The Wildlife ABC is a glorious spectacle...
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    The Wildlife 123 A Nature Counting Book Jan Thornhill Canada
    9781926973463 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date: November 15, 2012
    $7.95 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 164 Canadian Rights: Y Owlkids Books Inc.
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      Governor General’s Award finalist The Wildlife 123 is now available as a newly formatted paperback! Nature in all its splendor leaps off the pages of this magnificent, interactive early-learning primer, which features exotic and familiar animals from around the world.

      From one panda bear to one thousand tadpoles, this counting book communicates simple information through colorful illustrations and classic design; every page will spark young readers’ interest and imagination. At the end of the book, “Nature Notes” provide additional information on each of the featured animals and their habitats, encouraging children to spend more time with this rich read.
      Bio
      JAN THORNHILL’s science, nature, and animal-based books have received multiple honors, most recently the Vicky Metcalf award for her body of work. Jan lives in Peterborough County, Ontario, where she spends her spare time looking for weird fungi in the woods with her dog, Ruby.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013, Commended
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