Orca Book Publishers Fall 2016 Trade

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    A Parade of Puppies Charles Ghigna, Kristi Bridgeman Canada
    9781459809635 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 0 - 3, Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 0 - 3 On Sale Date: August 23, 2016
    $9.95 CAD 7 x 7 x 0.63 in | 26 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      In this follow-up to A Carnival of Cats, babies, toddlers and dog-lovers alike will enjoy discovering and guessing what breed of puppy is hiding on the next page. With playful rhyming text from award-winning author Charles Ghigna, and beautiful illustrations by celebrated artist Kristi Bridgeman, this hint-and-reveal board book will have everyone pondering what puppy will turn up next!
      Bio
      Charles Ghigna, or Father Goose®, lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Abrams, Boyds Mills Press, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other publishers. He has served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and as a nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services. For more information, visit www.FatherGoose.com.

      Kristi Bridgeman has illustrated several books for children. Her fine-art pieces can be found at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Sooke Harbour House Gallery. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, Kristi resides and paints in her home-based studio at the edge of the rainforest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.kristibridgeman.com.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780763652845I Spy With My Little EyeEdward Gibbs HardcoverApr 12, 2011$14.99Candlewick Press
      9781452111759Peek-A-Zoo!Nina Laden Board bookMar 04, 2014$9.99Chronicle Books
      9781576876794Hot Dog, Cold DogFrann Preston-Gannon Board bookApr 29, 2014$12.95powerHouse Books
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      Awards
      CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      "Sure to be a hit with the toddler set...highly recommended."
      "Warmhearted...A joyful love of dogs big and small shines from the cozy artwork and cheery verse."
      "The simple rhyming text is perfect for the story…The colours are rich and the pictures rendered with great flare and humour. The book has excellent design…Babies, Toddlers and all dog lovers will enjoy both story and illustrations."
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    We Sang You Home Richard Van Camp Canada, Julie Flett Canada
    9781459811782 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Family Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 0 - 3, Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 0 - 3 On Sale Date: October 18, 2016
    $9.95 CAD 7 x 7 x 0.63 in | 26 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.

      Internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp teams up with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett for a second time to create a stunning board book for babies and toddlers.
      Bio
      Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He is the author of over twenty books in just about every genre, including the Eisner-nominated graphic novel A Blanket of Butterflies. His bestselling board book Little You has been translated into Bush Cree, South Slavey and Chipewyan, and his novel The Lesser Blessed is now a movie with First Generation Films. For more information, visit www.richardvancamp.com. Follow him on Twitter @richardvancamp.

      Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor Genera's Award for Children's Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L'alphabet di Michif). Julie is Cree-Métis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.julieflett.com. Follow her on Twitter @julie_flett.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780385376716The Wonderful Things You Will BeEmily Winfield Martin HardcoverAug 25, 2015$21.00Random House Children's Books
      9781443119603Welcome, BabyBarbara Reid Board bookFeb 01, 2013$9.99Scholastic Canada Ltd
      9781402272370If I Could Keep You LittleMarianne Richmond Board bookOct 10, 2012$12.99Sourcebooks
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      Awards
      Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year 2017, Commended
      CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      "Both Van Camp's words and Flett's illustrations are economical, but We Sang You Home is not a quick read. Instead, each of the paired pages of text and illustration truly demands that the reader pause and reflect on the pages' contents. Highly recommended."
      "The emotions of parenthood—including feelings of love, elation, and gratitude—are certain to be conveyed to [children] by the parents who share this tale with them. A lovely picture book that will resonate with parents and show young readers the profound, positive impact they have on their parents' lives."
      "Babies and toddlers love to be loved, and they will also love to see themselves and their parents reflected in the beautiful pages of this book."
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    What Matters Alison Hughes Canada, Holly Hatam Canada
    9781459809109 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Recycling & Green Living Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: September 06, 2016
    $19.95 CAD 9.25 x 9.25 x 0.25 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 22 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the miniscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child’s good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.
      Bio
      Alison Hughes writes for children of all ages, and her books have been nominated for the Governor General's, Silver Birch, Red Cedar, Diamond Willow, Hackmatack, Chocolate Lily and Alberta Literary Awards. Alison volunteers for children and literacy and gives frequent presentations at schools, libraries and young-writer conferences. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her family. For more information, visit www.alisonhughesbooks.com.

      Holly Hatam is an illustrator and graphic designer whose work has been featured in greeting cards, prints, clothes and much more. Holly's other passions include snuggling with her hubby and son, spending time hugging trees, filling up her pantry with tea and sticking her nose in a book. For more information, visit www.hollyhatam.com. Follow her on Twitter @hollyhatam.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780984080618What Does It Mean To Be Green?Rana DiOrio HardcoverMar 15, 2010$25.50Little Pickle Press
      9781554984312Sidewalk FlowersJonArno Lawson HardcoverMar 01, 2015$16.95Groundwood Books Ltd
      9780982993811Sofia's DreamLand Wilson HardcoverNov 30, 2010$26.95Sourcebooks
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature 2017, Short-listed
      Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award 2017, Commended
      CCBC Best Books starred selection 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      "A beguiling, environmental musing on how one small act can have far-reaching consequences."
      "Hughes and Hatam make the powerful point that all children can help change the world...A charming addition that teaches about the interrelationships in nature and the importance of recycling."
      "What Matters is brought to life perfectly with Holly Hatam's simple earth coloured drawings...and will be certain to appeal to readers of any age...A very small book with a very large message...providing excellent opportunities for discussion with young listeners in a read-aloud situation. Highly recommended."
      "A perfect read-aloud picture book...In the simplest terms, Hughes and Hatam convey a positive and powerful message to young readers: you are not too young to make a difference."
      "The prose flows very nicely, and the progression of the far-reaching positive consequences of the boy's actions will be easy for even the youngest of children to follow. Illustrations are mixed media, presented in calming blues and greens, and incorporating an eclectic mix of watercolours, ink, and photographic elements."
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    Stepping Stones Margriet Ruurs Canada, Nizar Ali Badr, Falah Raheem
    9781459814905 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: October 18, 2016
    $20.00 CAD 9.5 x 7.75 x 0.31 in | 28 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr’s work, and, using many of Mr. Badr’s already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badr’s stunning stone images illustrate the story.
         Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual language (English and Arabic) edition.
      Bio

      Margriet Ruurs is the author of many award-winning books for children. She enjoys speaking about reading and writing to students at schools around the world. Her adventures have taken her to such countries as Myanmar, Pakistan, Laos, Tanzania and many others. Margriet was born in The Netherlands but has been a Canadian for most of her life. She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.margrietruurs.com.

      Nizar Ali Badr has always been inspired to paint, sculpt and draw. In his walks along the seashore near the ancient port city of Ugarit, Syria, he always admired the stones on the beach and in the clear blue water. Now he gathers these stones and brings them home to his rooftop studio, where they become the medium for his art. Nizar has never left his hometown of Latakia, though in his heart he accompanies the many Syrians who have been forced to flee their homeland because of ongoing violence.

      Falah Raheem is a Canadian/Iraqi translator and writer. He has published the translation of about twenty books from English to Arabic. His first novel “The Parable of the Hedgehogs” was published in Arabic in 2012. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


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        Orca Book Publishers and the author will be donating a portion of sales to refugee resettlement.
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      Awards
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016 2016, Commended
      Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize 2017, Short-listed
      Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year 2017, Commended
      CL/R SIG International Reading Association Notable Books for a Global Society 2017, Commended
      CCBC Best Books starred selection 2017, Commended
      Bolen Books Children's Book Prize 2017, Winner
      Middle East Book Award 2017, Runner-up
      Rocky Mountain Book Award 2018, Short-listed
      Reviews
      "Brilliant and beautiful and inspiring. A book that should be read with every child in the world! An instant classic as solid as the stones on which it is based!"
      "Ruurs writes purely and warmly, with the text set in both English and Raheem's Arabic translation...She deftly conveys the happiness of peaceful childhood, then the confusion and the fears born of war and migration, and the relief and curiosity of arriving at a new home...Each illustration is masterful, with Badr's placement of stones as careful as brush strokes, creating figures positioned to tell the whole story without the benefit of facial expressions...An astonishing book that allows the humanity of refugees to speak louder than politics and introduces readers to one of Syria's incredible artists."
      "It's exquisite! One can only pray that its message will spread and make the difference we need."
      "Stunning, original artwork both childlike and sophisticated; a text that will both break and mend your heart."
      "Readers will be fascinated by the stone-collage illustrations created by Syrian artist Badr, who arranges expressive tableaux of people formed entirely of rocks and pebbles...A unique offering that will open eyes and soften hearts."
      "Readers of all ages will find things of value within the pages of the book...The photographed stone arrangements seem oftentimes to pulse with more life than one might think possible. Whether consciously or otherwise, given his media Badr has create figures that suggest the unbreakable spirit of people seeking freedom and opportunity...This rare treasure of a book is likely to remain highly sought-after for some considerable time...Highly recommended."
      "This is an amazing book!! Every teacher should own one."
      "The lyrical phrasing of Margriet's free verse narrative captures the eloquence and simplicity of young Rama's reactions to her experiences...Badr instills life into his stone-art with seemingly simple shifts in background, angles, and minute adjustments of one stone in relation to another."
      "Ruurs' beautiful words are twinned with the most stunning artwork by Nizar Ali Badr...I could not but be moved by Badr's work, as it is unlike anything else I have ever seen and conveys so much emotion. I hope this beautiful book will reach the shelves of classrooms, libraries and homes throughout the world and be read and shared many times over."
      "Ordinary beach stones were used to make the three-dimensional collages in this arresting picture book...Stone by stone, step by step, it all adds up to a memorable look at what it means to leave one's home in search of 'a bright new future.'"
      "[An] excellent book that will help young readers understand what is happening to the children they see on TV. I can't recommend [Stepping Stones] highly enough."
      "Ruurs' sensitive text focuses on the beauty of everyday aspects of Rama's life before the war and gently recounts the mounting problems that cause the family to leave...A book that reflects not just the experiences of Syrian refugees, but one that is a beautiful and timeless reminder of resilience in the face of war as love and caring prevail."
      "The book is beautifully written in two languages: English and Arabic. Its English prose is straightforward, piercing, and lyrical. The Arabic is no less deft and poetic. It stands on its own and not simply as a translation of English. For example, the translator's Arabic choices for 'juicy' and 'sunbaked' are inspired...'It tells me what people's lives were like in Syria.' For this reason and many others, it is a book worth reading. Its story, in two languages, is beautiful. Its artwork is original and touching. And most importantly, it teaches us empathy and compassion for humans often dehumanized, who live and love the way we too would like to live and love."
      A gateway to discussing refugees and immigration with America's youngest citizens...Teaching kids empathy—this is where it starts.
      "This picture book is special, in many ways. Firstly, the verbal text is well worked and beautifully written. It is compassionate and warm. The English is accompanied by Arabic, making this a dual language text, sought after in public libraries. The illustrations are amazingly authentic...The pictures emanate expression and feeling, astounding from such inanimate objects as stones...the world is a lot better for it. This book, although initially intended for children, is for a global, all ages audience. It is a must for public library and more suitable for school libraries. "
      "What a wonderful book!…The illustrations are amazing, created totally from stones…They poignantly display the plight of this family as they leave all they have known behind to seek a new life…This book would be a wonderful way to introduce young children to the refugee crisis that is happening in other parts of the world. Especially now when we have some of these refugee children in our own classrooms throughout the country, the book might inspire some of these children to share their experiences. I would highly recommend this book for every primary and elementary school in the country."
      Tender and eloquent pictures fashioned from water-smoothed stones illustrate a wrenching yet hopeful refugee story.
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    In the Red Canoe Leslie A. Davidson Canada, Laura Bifano Canada
    9781459809734 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: October 11, 2016
    $19.95 CAD 8.75 x 10.75 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Ducks and frogs, swallows and dragonflies, beaver lodges and lily pads—a multitude of wonders enchant the child narrator in this tender, beautifully illustrated picture book. A tribute to those fragile, wild places that still exist, In the Red Canoe celebrates the bond between grandparent and grandchild and invites nature lovers of all ages along for the ride.
      Bio
      Leslie A. Davidson has always been a writer, though it wasn't until retirement that she finally found time for the stories that tapped on her consciousness throughout years of teaching and parenting. Leslie's writing celebrates the things that matter most to her: family, friendship and the natural world. In the Red Canoe is her first picture book. Leslie and her husband live in Revelstoke, British Columbia, where three young grandchildren inspire her and fill her days with joy. For more information, visit www.leslieadavidson.com.

      Laura Bifano grew up in the rainy Pacific Northwest of Canada, where she spent her days running around in the forest and drawing pictures. Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008, she divides her time between freelance work, fine art and animated shows and feature films. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.laurabifano.com. Follow her on Twitter @Bifanoland.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781568462557
      9780888998576Shin-chi's CanoeNicola Campbell HardcoverAug 01, 2008$18.95Groundwood Books Ltd
      9781926812953Maggie de Vries PaperbackMar 30, 2012$14.95Greystone Books Ltd.
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      Awards
      Shining Willow Award 2017, Short-listed
      CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      "Quiet, reflective, and steadily paced, this reads aloud well. The rhymes are smooth...and the rhythm steady, with a nice surprise at the end...A pleasant, peaceful reminder of the wonders that can be found in the natural world, just right for bedtime."
      "A girl and her grandfather greet the magic of nature in the bow of their canoe in this delicate and elegant tale...Bifano's full-bleed gouache illustrations are vivid but also mirror the gentleness of the text with soft colors and flowing lines...A beautiful introduction to nature that will succeed in storytimes and one-on-one readings alike."
      "A warm story of intergenerational companionship and nature's everyday delights."
      "This book is perfect for sharing with young children during the late afternoon or evening when the weather is ripe for canoeing."
      "This would be a perfect story to read before bedtime or a quiet time with its rhythmic, soothing language…The illustration and description made me feel as if I was there with them in the canoe. This story clearly depicts Canadian lake life and would be an excellent addition to a school library and for a read-aloud."
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    The Matatu Eric Walters Canada, Eva Campbell Canada
    9781459812963 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: August 23, 2016
    $10.95 CAD 8.75 x 10.75 x 0.2 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 80 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Kioko has been watching the matatus come and go for as long as he can remember. On his fifth birthday, he gets the chance to climb aboard one with his grandfather. As the matatu pulls away from the market, several village dogs chase after it. Kioko wonders why the dogs always bark and chase after matatus. When he asks his grandfather about it, his grandfather tells Kioko an entertaining tale about a dog, a goat and a sheep. Set in East Africa and inspired by a Kamba folktale, The Matatu is a colorful story filled with unexpected twists and turns.
      Bio
      Eric Walters, Member of the Order of Canada, began writing in 1993 as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. He has since published almost a hundred novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit www.ericwalters.net.

      Eva Campbell was born in Ghana and spent her childhood in Barbados and Jamaica. She studied painting at the College of Art in Ghana (BA) and the University of Victoria (MFA). Eva has had numerous art exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Ghana, Barbados and Britain. Currently she is the visual arts teacher at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit evacampbell.ca.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781770495302Hope SpringsEric Walters HardcoverSep 09, 2014$19.99Tundra Books
      9781770493018My Name Is BlessingEric Walters HardcoverSep 10, 2013$21.00Tundra Books
      9781554530281One HenKatie Smith Milway HardcoverFeb 01, 2008$18.95Kids Can Press
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      Awards
      Aesop Accolades 2012, Winner
      CCBC Choices selection 2013, Short-listed
      Silver Birch Express Award nomination 2013, Short-listed
      Golden Oak Award nominee 2013, Short-listed
      CCBC Best Books 2012, Commended
      Children's Africana Book Awards Best Books for Young Children selection 2013, Commended
      Rainforest of Reading nominee 2013, Short-listed
      Reviews
      "Oil paintings provide realistic details of contemporary rural Kenya but include a few spreads in which the animals humorously take on anthropomorphic characteristics. The author's note, drawing upon his Kenyan experiences, will amuse adults...The love and respect shown between Kioko and his grandfather is both universal and sweetly evident."
      "Campbell fills her oil paintings with bright colors and commotion, portraying her animals with trickster-like characteristics. Walters offers tender insight into a grandfather and grandson relationship, while depicting a unique cultural experience."
      "With a wry mix of realism and folklore, Walters draws on his work in rural Kenya to tell the story of Kioko...Campbell’s bright, mischievous watercolors show the passengers on the crowded seats with the conductor picking his way down the aisle collecting fares, along with close-up images of Kioko as he listens to his beloved grandpa tell a story while they drive through dusty roads past huts, houses, and market stalls. Along with the vivid setting, there is a playful story based on a Kamba folktale...The bond between Kioko and his grandpa will grab kids, and so will the sly twist when the boy tries to fix things and change the old folktale."
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    Series: Just Enough
    What Makes Us Unique? Dr. Jillian Roberts Canada, Cindy Revell Canada
    9781459809482 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Grade (CAN) from K - 1, Grade (US) from K - 1, Reading age from 3 - 6, Grade (CAN) from K - 1, Grade (US) from K - 1, Reading age from 3 - 6 On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $19.95 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 38 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Description
      When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What Makes Us Unique? provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people's differences and that ultimately, we are all much more alike than we are different. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion.

      Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. Other books in the series deal with birth, death, separation and divorce. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.
      Bio
      Dr. Jillian Roberts has been working with children for more than twenty years, first as a primary schoolteacher, then as a child psychologist and an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Victoria. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.drjillianroberts.com. Follow her on Twitter @DrJillRoberts.

      Cindy Revell’s illustrations have been used on billboards, wine bottles, magazines and numerous children’s books all over North America. In 2001, Cindy was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s book illustration. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, visit www.cindyrevell.com. Follow her on Twitter @cindyrev.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780152060305Whoever You AreMem Fox PaperbackSep 29, 2006$6.99Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      9780679832270We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)Bobbi Kates PaperbackOct 13, 1992$6.99Random House Children's Books
      9780794419455What I Like About Me!Allia Zobel Nolan HardcoverDec 29, 2009$6.99Reader's Digest
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      Awards
      CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      "The value of diversity is woven through the child-like drawing and reinforces the topic of variety and uniqueness. The illustrations sparkle with colour and warmth...The underlying powerful message is one of respecting the variety in our world, and readers are left with the optimistic spin of celebrating differences. It is never too early to teach even the youngest that we are all different and special in our own way."
      "This is a good book as a one-on-one read aloud or with a small group of students. It would be a perfect 'just in time' book after a distressing event...or to help explain a negative current event in the news...This would be a valuable book in the home, classroom and school library."
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    Waiting for the Whales Sheryl McFarlane Canada, Ron Lightburn Canada
    9781459813786 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $19.95 CAD 8.25 x 9 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      An old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea, tends his garden and waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. Until, one day, an unexpected visitor arrives.

      Waiting for the Whales illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child and celebrates the restorative power of the natural world. Originally published twenty-five years ago, this award-winning picture book is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.
      Bio
      Sheryl McFarlane is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books for young readers. A former teacher, Sheryl loves bike riding, beachcombing and discovering new books for her grandchildren. She lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, where she keeps a little free library stocked with books for her friends and neighbors. For more information, visit www.sherylmcfarlane.ca.

      Ron Lightburn's career as a children's book illustrator was launched with his Governor General's Award-winning artwork for Waiting for the Whales in 1991. Since then he has illustrated numerous other bestselling picture books and has become internationally renowned for his sensitive storytelling skills and range of illustration styles. For more information, visit www.thelightburns.com.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780590603584Whales PassingEve Bunting HardcoverMay 01, 2003$22.99Scholastic Inc
      9780544104433Nana in the CityLauren Castillo HardcoverSep 02, 2014$23.99Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      9780920501962Waiting for the WhalesSheryl McFarlane PaperbackMar 01, 2002$9.95Orca Book Publishers
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      CCBC Our Choice 1991, Commended
      CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award 1991, Winner
      Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award 1992, Winner
      Governor General's Literary Award - Illustration 1991, Winner
      IODE Book Award - Toronto Chapter 1992, Winner
      Today's Parent's Best Canadian Kids Books list selection 2015, Commended
      CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      "The gentle, distancing tone is reflected in softly detailed color-pencil art, with careful compositions and dramatic shadows...Poetic and comforting."
      "A delicate and beautifully executed book."
      "Written in precisely cadenced prose, McFarlane's story about the cycles of life--while not a new theme--is so deftly handled that it becomes genuinely moving."
      "This beautifully written, sensitive story reflects on an important relationship between young and old...This text is skillfully enhanced by the accomplished artwork of Ron Lightburn...Twenty-five years later this enchanting book has been republished, proving that it is a classic appealing across the generations. It should be welcomed once again on the shelves in school libraries and classroom collections."
      "Waiting for the Whales, a multi-award winning (for both author and illustrator) picture book, was described as 'timeless' when originally published in 1991. Twenty-five years later, it lives up to that praise, remaining very much a story for today. The premise, setting, themes and illustrative style still inspire in this classic story written from the heart…Be sure to add this gentle but captivating story to your picture book collection. Waiting for the Whales will remain a favorite to reread for generations to come."
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    The Moccasin Goalie William Roy Brownridge Canada
    9781459813755 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: October 11, 2016
    $10.95 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.13 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 100 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Description
      Danny and his friends, Anita, Petou and Marcel, are typical youngsters—hockey mad. Danny's disability means that he can’t wear skates, but his leather moccasins work just fine and earn him the name “Moccasin Danny.” When a town team is formed, the friends are overjoyed, but only Marcel is picked for the team. Will Danny get the chance to prove that even though he can’t wear a pair of skates, he can still play the game?

      Originally released over a decade ago, The Moccasin Goalie is the first of three books in a well-loved series that includes The Final Game and Victory at Paradise Hill.
      Bio
      Author and illustrator William Roy Brownridge is a native of Saskatchewan. Like the hero of his Moccasin Goalie titles, Bill lived for hockey and played goal despite being unable to wear skates. In The Moccasin Goalie, he demonstrates the unique artistic style, the flair for storytelling and the feel for prairie life that have made all three of his volumes perennial favorites. After a successful career as a graphic designer, Bill now devotes himself full time to painting.

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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781551430546The Moccasin GoalieWilliam Roy Brownridge PaperbackSep 01, 2001$14.00Orca Book Publishers
      9780887761744The Hockey SweaterRoch Carrier PaperbackSep 01, 1985$10.99Tundra Books
      9781927502303Hockey Morning Noon and NightDoretta Groenendyk PaperbackSep 15, 2014$12.95Acorn Press
      9780142300152The Magic Hockey StickPeter Maloney PaperbackOct 01, 2001$6.99Puffin
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
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    That's Hockey David Bouchard Canada, Dean Griffiths Canada
    9781459813762 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: October 11, 2016
    $10.95 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.13 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 100 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      When Etienne takes his cousin out to play street hockey for the first time, he has a lot of explaining to do. Street hockey is nothing like ice hockey—but it's a whole lotta fun!

      Originally published over a decade ago, this lively and endearing picture book will introduce a new generation of hockey fans to the magic of real hockey.
      Bio
      Métis author David Bouchard has written many bestselling and award-winning books for children. David grew up on the prairies, where he lived and breathed street hockey. David is a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2013 he had a public school named after him in Oshawa, Ontario. He currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with his wife, daughter and two dogs. For more information, visit davidbouchard.com.

      Dean Griffiths is a popular picture-book artist with more than twenty-five titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter. For more information, visit www.deans-art.com.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781551433486That's HockeyDavid Bouchard PaperbackSep 01, 2004$9.95Orca Book Publishers
      9780887761744The Hockey SweaterRoch Carrier PaperbackSep 01, 1985$10.99Tundra Books
      9781927502303Hockey Morning Noon and NightDoretta Groenendyk PaperbackSep 15, 2014$12.95Acorn Press
      9780142300152The Magic Hockey StickPeter Maloney PaperbackOct 01, 2001$6.99Puffin
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      CCBC Our Choice 2003, Commended
      Chocolate Lily nominee 2004, Short-listed
      Resource Links "The Year's Best" 2002, Commended
      SYRCA Shining Willow nominee 2004, Short-listed
      CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
      Reviews
      "Bouchard trumps our expectations in this winsome tale of how they play hockey in the Far North."
      "A first-rate picture book that will appeal to hockey fans of both sexes."
      "Large, colorful, and expressive cartoons show hockey-playing youngsters whose faces radiate enthusiasm and a love of the game."
      "A terrific celebration and homage to the grand game of street hockey."

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