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Children's Books From Atlantic Canada

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These illustrated children's books are for our youngest readers but to be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. These regional stories are set all across Atlantic Canada and showcase the diverse cultures of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Baby Look

Baby Look

edition:Hardcover
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Baby Look is an accordion-style book that can be unfolded to entertain your baby during tummy time. Babies love to look at baby faces and this book is dual-sided, featuring beautiful photos of babies on each side. Younger babies will love the close-up baby faces on one side, while older babies will enjoy the words and actions on the back of the book. This is the perfect board book for new parents, baby programs, and baby shower gifts.

Baby Look is the second book in the "Baby Steps" series. Each …

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Baby Play

Baby Play

edition:Hardcover

Playing with baby is a bit like a dance—a joyful, back-and-forth rhythm. Baby Play gets the fun rolling with this loving look at baby’s day. Babies will love listening to the bouncy rhythm and rhyme of the text and looking at the bright, bold photos of a baby and family.

This is the perfect board book for new parents, baby programs, and baby shower gifts. Extra information for parents is also available through the web link provided on the book’s back cover.

Baby Play is the first book in a n …

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Gus the Tortoise Takes a Walk

Gus the Tortoise Takes a Walk

edition:Hardcover
tagged : turtles

It’s a busy day at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Gus the Tortoise is getting his new home, and while the curator is away, Elliot is in charge of moving all the boxes in and out of the museum to set up Gus’s home. But Elliot makes a big mistake, and the box with Gus in it gets left outside long enough for Gus to wander away! He strolls up and down Spring Garden Road, taking in all the exciting Halifax sights, while Elliot frantically searches for him. Finally Gus ends up in a quie …

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Driftwood Dragons

Driftwood Dragons

and other Seaside Poems
edition:Paperback
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There are catfish and flatfish and jellyfish, too,

There are all kinds of fish, but there's only one you.

And all of the wondrous fish in the sea,

Can't be as special as you are to me.

Driftwood Dragons is a collection of 34 lyrical seaside poems for children. Inspired by the Maritime coastline and accompanied by whimsical illustrations, these poems are celebrations of the coastal environment. From an ode to a beach flea to a short conversation with a snail, Driftwood Dragons perfectly captures the …

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I Spy a Bunny

I Spy a Bunny

by Judy Dudar
illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : rabbits

Mandy and her Aunt Carla are spending the day at Nova Scotia's White Point Beach. They are playing I Spy, but Mandy can't see the white-nosed bunny Aunt Carla spies!
On each page, Mandy sees another beautiful part of White Point. There are surfers out in the water and families playing on the beach. There are big rocks to climb and colourful chairs to relax in. Mandy spies white in the waves, in the sand, in the lighthouse, and even in a white-capped chickadee- and just before she snuggles into …

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Saltwater Joys

Saltwater Joys

by Wayne Chaulk
illustrated by Dawn Baker
edition:Paperback

“Saltwater Joys” is perhaps one of the most popular and well-known songs to come out of Newfoundland and Labrador. Written by Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, the song is a celebration of the simple pleasures of outport life.

 

This beloved song is now available in book form, with Dawn Baker’s stunning illustrations capturing the joys of living in Newfoundland. From enjoying quiet mornings in the cove, to admiring icebergs in the spring and brightly coloured leaves in …

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Pit Pony

Pit Pony

The Picture Book
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : horses, friendship

If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Instead, at eleven years old, Willie has to go to work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony he works with in the mine, he discovers that things aren't always as bad as they seem.

Pit Pony is a beloved classic of children's literature, and has been turned into a movie and a television series. For t …

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My Goat Gertrude

My Goat Gertrude

by Starr Dobson
illustrated by Dayle Dodwell
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : farm animals

Starr Dobson is a little girl living in a big, rambling house in the country with her family and lots of pets--including a mischievous goat, Gertrude Allawishes, who is known for eating anything and everything. One day Starr's cousin Leanne comes to visit, but this time, she's only brought one chocolate bar and doesn't want to share with Starr. Before either Starr or Leanne realize what is happening, Gertrude arrives and solves the problem! Although names have been changed to protect certain cou …

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