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    Nice Try, Charlie! Matt James Canada, Matt James Canada
    9781773061801 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:September 01, 2020
    $21.95 CAD 8.75 x 12 x 0.5 in | 1.19 lb | 48 pages Carton Quantity:26 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      A new picture book about friendship and community from Matt James, acclaimed author and illustrator of The Funeral.

      With his cart full of treasures and big green hat, Charlie is a neighborhood fixture. When he finds a pie, he sets off to find the owner — and helps some friends along the way.

      Poignant and funny, this story is an ode to resourcefulness and the compassion that turns neighbors into friends. Charlie and his friends might not have much — but they have each other.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
      Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
      Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7
      Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

      Bio

      MATT JAMES is a painter, author/illustrator and musician whose many highly acclaimed children’s books include Yellow Moon, Apple Moon by Pamela Porter (New Mexico Book Award); I Know Here by Laurel Croza (Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award) and its companion volume, From There to Here; and The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson. Matt’s illustrations for Northwest Passage, a stunning tribute to the iconic Stan Rogers song, won the Governor General’s Literary Award. He also wrote and illustrated the highly acclaimed book The Funeral. Matt lives in Toronto.



      MATT JAMES is a painter, author/illustrator and musician whose many highly acclaimed children’s books include Yellow Moon, Apple Moon by Pamela Porter (New Mexico Book Award); I Know Here by Laurel Croza (Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award) and its companion volume, From There to Here; and The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson. Matt’s illustrations for Northwest Passage, a stunning tribute to the iconic Stan Rogers song, won the Governor General’s Literary Award. He also wrote and illustrated the highly acclaimed book The Funeral. Matt lives in Toronto.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Globe 100 Favourite Books 2020, Commended
      Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award 2021, Short-listed
      Reviews
      James uses dry wit, tight pacing, and warmth to turn the story of a neighborhood junk collector into an extraordinary slice of what community can, and does, look like.
      Charlie is a kind and relatable character, and the illustrations are unique. This book could easily be used in classrooms or the home to spark many interesting discussions.
      [A] wildly colourful, wonderfully engaging story about a group of neighbours coming together in a spirit of camaraderie, shared joy and gentle humour.
      A book that makes readers think twice about how they see the people in their neighbourhoods.
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    I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree Jean E. Pendziwol Canada, Nathalie Dion Canada
    9781773062204 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:September 01, 2020
    $18.95 CAD 10.63 x 8.88 x 0.45 in | 1.01 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Jean E. Pendziwol’s newest picture book is a lyrical meditation on nature and hope.

      The child in this story observes the sun by playing with her shadow, though sometimes it disappears. She listens to the wind tell stories, even when it howls like wolves. She tastes snowflakes — sometimes sweet and delicate; other times sharp on her cheeks. And finally, she finds hope in the buds on a cherry tree that survive through the winter to blossom in spring.

      Jean E. Pendziwol has written a layered, lyrical exploration of the hardships and beauties of nature. Her poem, beautifully illustrated by Nathalie Dion, is a study in contrasts and a message of the hope that carries us through the year and through our lives.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
      Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
      Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

      Bio

      JEAN E. PENDZIWOL’s highly acclaimed picture books include I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree, illustrated by Nathalie Dion; Me and You and the Red Canoe, illustrated by Phil; and Once Upon a Northern Night, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award). Jean’s adult novel, The Lightkeeper’s Daughters, has been published in more than thirteen languages. She lives in Northwestern Ontario on the shores of Lake Superior.



      Nathalie Dion is an illustrator living in Montreal who studied Design Arts at Concordia University. Her other children’s books include I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree by Jean E. Pendziwol, The Biggest Puddle in the World by Mark Lee and What’s in Your Purse? by Abigail Samoun. Nathalie has received a number of awards for her illustration and has exhibited her work in Montreal galleries.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      World Illustration Award 2020, Long-listed
      3x3 International Illustration Annual Merit Award 2020, Winner
      Globe 100 Favourite Books 2020, Commended
      49th Shelf Canadian Books of the Year 2020, Commended
      Reviews

      Along with Pendziwol’s poetic text, Dion’s illustrations shimmer with hope.


      [T]he text is poetic and the artwork is riveting.


      Play can be more than activity. It can be in the soul that sees beyond the doing, the now, the ephemeral. It can be in the hope of possibilities and Jean E. Pendziwol and Nathalie Dion help us see this in I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree.


      The gentle artwork guides readers through scenes of peacefulness and being alone in nature. Comfort abounds.

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    Maggie’s Treasure Jon-Erik Lappano Canada, Kellen Hatanaka Canada
    9781773062372 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Recycling & Green Living Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:September 01, 2020
    $19.95 CAD 8.38 x 11 x 0.4 in | 0.93 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      When Maggie’s treasure collection grows too big to manage, she finds a creative solution.

      Maggie finds treasure wherever she goes. Whether it’s a button, a feather or a shiny stone, she picks it up and takes it home. At first the neighbors and city workers are grateful to Maggie for cleaning up; the mayor even gives her an award. But over time Maggie’s collection grows bigger and bigger, until it spills out of her house and garden in an unsightly mess. Her parents tell her “Enough treasure!” and eventually even Maggie realizes that something must be done. Finally, inspired by a bird outside her window, she finds a way to share her treasure that enchants and transforms the entire neighborhood.

      Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka, winners of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Tokyo Digs a Garden, have created a stunning picture book about a child who turns her passion for collecting into a pleasure for her community.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
      Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

      Bio

      JON-ERIK LAPPANO’s debut picture book, Tokyo Digs a Garden, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, won the Governor General’s Literary Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award and Japan’s Sakura Medal. He has also written Maggie’s Treasure, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, to wide acclaim, and Song for the Snow, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler. Jon-Erik lives in Stratford, Ontario, with his family.



      Kellen Hatanaka is a designer and illustrator who lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife, Kiersten. He is also the author and illustrator of Work: An Occupational ABC.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      White Raven 2021, Commended
      Reviews

      A wise and satisfying read.


      The energetic, brightly colored, stylized art gives a kinetic and appealing look to what otherwise is junk. There is movement in the art throughout. All of that comes together to create a beautiful book.


      Maggie’s Treasure is equal parts whimsical and empowering, as the heroine learns to not only value her favourite finds but helps the entire neighbourhood see the sparkle in ordinary objects.


      The vibrant illustrations with their angular, distorted shapes and matte planes of colour are brimming with details and quirky side stories. This is an enchanting, tongue-in-cheek book about "upcycling" and the power of creativity.

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    The Three Brothers Marie-Louise Gay Canada, Marie-Louise Gay Canada
    9781773063775 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from K - 3, Grade (US) from K - 3 On Sale Date:September 29, 2020
    $19.95 CAD 8 x 10.5 x 0.4 in | 0.84 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.

      This gentle adventure story about the effects of climate change ends on a hopeful note.

      Finn and his younger brothers, Leo and Ooley, love reading stories about animals living in forests, on mountains or in the arctic.

      “When I grow up,” says Finn, “I want to be an explorer and travel around the world. I want to see wild animals and strange birds.”“Why wait?” asks Leo.

      And so, the next morning, they wake up early and set out on a snowy expedition to search for wild animals. In their grandfather’s time, the forest was full of animals — but today the forest is quiet. Where have the animals gone?

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
      With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
      Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
      Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
      Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

      Bio

      MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.



      MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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      Awards
      Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2020, Commended
      Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award 2020, Winner
      Reviews

      Each page spread is delightfully illustrated with Gay's signature mixed-media compositions of soft hues and bright details that draw the eye to moments in the brothers’ trek through the serene setting in search of wild animals.


      Gentle, humorous, and fun.


      There are no direct answers here about what the next steps in mitigating climate change can be, but the story offers a timely, gentle introduction to an increasingly complex and, for this generation, very concrete challenge.


      [A] simple, optimistic story that is beautifully illustrated. … Readers young and old will love the hope-filled, wordless final double-page spread.

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    Our Little Kitchen Jillian Tamaki Canada, Jillian Tamaki Canada
    9781773062624 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from K - 3, Grade (US) from K - 3 On Sale Date:September 01, 2020
    $19.95 CAD 10 x 8 x 0.4 in | 0.88 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:34 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      A picture book about a lively evening in a community kitchen from Governor General’s Award–winning author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki.

      Tie on your apron!
      Roll up your sleeves!
      Pans are out, oven is hot.
      The kitchen’s all ready,
      Where do we start?

      In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbours come together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and people looking out for one another.

      Includes two recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.

      Key Text Features
      illustrated recipes
      author's note
      speech bubbles

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
      Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4
      Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

      Bio

      JILLIAN TAMAKI is a cartoonist and illustrator from Calgary, Alberta, who now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Her first picture book, They Say Blue, won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, among many other accolades. She co-created the highly acclaimed graphic novels Skim and This One Summer with Mariko Tamaki, and she is the creator of the webcomic SuperMutant Magic Academy, and Boundless, a collection of short comics for adults. She has won many awards for her work, including a Caldecott Honor, a Printz Honor, the Eisner Award, the Doug Wright Award and the Ignatz Award. Her work has also been named to the list of New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books.



      JILLIAN TAMAKI is a cartoonist and illustrator from Calgary, Alberta, who now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Her first picture book, They Say Blue, won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, among many other accolades. She co-created the highly acclaimed graphic novels Skim and This One Summer with Mariko Tamaki, and she is the creator of the webcomic SuperMutant Magic Academy, and Boundless, a collection of short comics for adults. She has won many awards for her work, including a Caldecott Honor, a Printz Honor, the Eisner Award, the Doug Wright Award and the Ignatz Award. Her work has also been named to the list of New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books.

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      Awards
      Eisner Award — Best Publication for Early Readers 2021, Winner
      Governor General’s Literary Awards for Young People’s Literature — Illustrated Books 2020, Nominated
      Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2021, Short-listed
      Washington Post Best Children’s Books 2020, Commended
      Globe 100 Favourite Books 2020, Commended
      New York Times Best Children’s Books of the Year 2020, Commended
      49th Shelf Canadian Books of the Year 2020, Commended
      CBC Books Best Canadian Picture Books 2020, Commended
      Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year 2020, Commended
      Reviews

      [T]his color-saturated, mouthwatering whirlwind of a book bursts with energy from the moment its diverse group of characters starts chopping and slicing, whisking and whipping.


      [W]hat’s most striking is Tamaki’s gentle but empowering message about the need to be kind.


      Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another.


      [A] lively, rousing picture book.


      Tamaki’s colors are bright and the energy from the book gives out so much happiness. … The book is about hope and love for each other.


      Energetic, filled to the brim with compassion and ever-changing perspectives, this book needs to be in every school library and classroom.


      Our Little Kitchen shines.


      [V]ibrant illustrations and fun text.


      [A] a vibrant picture book.


      Warm and inviting.

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    Night Walk Sara O'Leary Canada, Ellie Arscott Canada
    9781554987962 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:September 29, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 8.25 x 10 x 0.45 in | 0.84 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      A child explores her neighborhood on a late-night walk with her dad, finding delight and comfort in moments of quiet and the warm windows into other people’s lives.

      When a little girl can’t sleep one night, her dad asks if she’d like to go for a walk. They tiptoe through the silent house and step out into the dark.

      It’s strange and exciting to be out so late. Walking down the street, the girl can see inside the lit-up windows of apartment buildings and houses where people’s lives are unfolding. Kids are having a pillow fight in one house, while a family has gathered for a festive meal in another. She and her dad reach the still-busy shopping area, walking past restaurants and enticing store windows, then stop for a tranquil moment in the park before returning home.

      Sara O’Leary has captured a child’s nighttime wonder as she explores her neighborhood and comes to the comforting realization that she belongs. Ellie Arscott’s illustrations, luminous and rich in color, perfectly complement the story.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.6
      Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
      Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

      Bio

      SARA O'LEARY is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. Her highly acclaimed picture books include Percy’s Museum, illustrated by Carmen Mok; Night Walk, illustrated by Ellie Arscott; A Family Is a Family Is a Family, illustrated by Qin Leng (USBBY Outstanding International Books); and Maud and Grand-Maud, illustrated by Kenard Pak. She has also written This Is Sadie (adapted for the stage for New York City Children’s Theater) and the award-winning series of Henry books, all illustrated by Julie Morstad. Sara writes for children’s animation and teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.



      ELLIE ARSCOTT grew up in a small Ontario town drawing everything she possibly could. She found her way to and graduated from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration program. Night Walk, Ellie’s illustration debut, was awarded a SCBWI Crystal Kite. Ellie lives in Toronto’s east end with her family.


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      Awards
      Crystal Kite 2021, Winner
      CCBC Choices 2021, Commended
      Reviews

      [A] touching book.


      This father-daughter tale is told with a sense of belonging.


      The satisfying bedtime story will get young listeners ready for sleep.


      [A] subtly reassuring story about the wonder a child experiences when she becomes aware … she truly belongs.

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    The Old Woman Joanne Schwartz Canada, Nahid Kazemi Canada
    9781773062112 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from K - 3, Grade (US) from K - 3 On Sale Date:September 29, 2020
    $18.95 CAD 8.13 x 11 x 0.45 in | 1.01 lb | 36 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      The Old Woman is a beautiful portrait of an old woman who lives contentedly with her dog, from award-winning author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Nahid Kazemi.

      An old woman shares her home with a scruffy old dog, her best friend and constant companion.

      One fall day, they go for a walk and the woman throws sticks for the dog. She loves hearing the autumn leaves under her feet and the wind in the trees. She looks up at a crow in the sky and imagines what it might feel like to fly. As the wind comes up and the light begins to fade, she remembers playing outside as a child, never wanting to go in. Suddenly she notices a stunning harvest moon against the darkening sky. The next morning, as she sits outside to watch the sun rise, she looks forward to spending a new day with her friend.

      Gentle illustrations accompany this portrayal of an elderly person who lives peaceably with her dog, appreciating what each moment brings.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
      >Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
      Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
      Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

      Bio

      JOANNE SCHWARTZ was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is the author of Town Is by the Sea, illustrated by Sydney Smith, winner of the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, among many other honors. Her first picture book, Our Corner Grocery Store, illustrated by Laura Beingessner, was nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has written several other highly acclaimed picture books, including Pinny in Summer and Pinny in Fall, both illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. Joanne has been a children’s librarian for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto.



      NAHID KAZEMIis an artist, illustrator and graphic designer with a master’s degree in painting from Tehran’s University of Art. She has published more than sixty children’s books and has received awards for her illustrations in Iran as well as nominations for the Governor General’s Award and the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her recent publications include I’m Glad That You’re Happy, which she wrote and illustrated, and Over the Rooftops, Under the Moon by JonArno Lawson. She has also taught art and has exhibited her work in Iran, France, Italy, the UK, Lebanon and Serbia. Nahid lives in Montreal.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Quill & Quire Books of the Year — Books for Young People 2020, Commended
      Globe 100 Favourite Books 2020, Commended
      Reviews

      What a joy it is to read.


      Kazemi’s exquisite chalk-and-pastel illustrations are the perfect medium for this gentle story.

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    Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White Saumiya Balasubramaniam Canada, Eva Campbell Canada
    9781773062587 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:October 27, 2020
    $18.95 CAD 8.75 x 10.75 x 0.35 in | 1.01 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      A child’s joy on a snowy day finally helps her mother feel at home in their new country

      A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day.

      “So much snow,” says Ma. “So monochromatic.”

      “Mono crow what?” her daughter replies.

      Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic in everything — the clouds in the winter sky, the “firework” display when she throws an armful of snow into the air, making snow angels, tasting snowflakes. And in the end, her joy is contagious. Home is where family is, after all.

      This gently layered, beautifully illustrated story unfolds as a conversation between a mother and daughter and will resonate with readers across generations.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6
      Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4
      Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6
      Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

      Bio

      SAUMIYA BALASUBRAMANIAM’s debut picture book, When I Found Grandma, illustrated by Qin Leng, was featured in the Globe and Mail (“Seven books to help kids make sense of the world”) and by the CBC (“Kids books to look for in 2019”). It was described by Publishers Weekly as a “subtle, heartfelt story.” Saumiya lives in Toronto.



      EVA CAMPBELL is an artist and illustrator who teaches visual art. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the US, the UK, Barbados and Ghana. Eva won the Children’s Africana Book Award for her illustrations in The Matatu by Eric Walters. She also illustrated Africville by Shauntay Grant, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, and a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist. Eva lives in Victoria.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Skipping Stones Honor Award 2021, Commended
      Toronto Public Library First and Best 2020, Winner
      CCBC Choices 2021, Commended
      FOLD Kids Book of the Month 2020, Winner
      Reviews

      [E]mpowering.

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    The Bad Chair Dasha Tolstikova, Dasha Tolstikova
    9781773062464 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:October 27, 2020
    $18.95 CAD 8.5 x 9.75 x 0.45 in | 0.93 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      A fresh and funny picture book about feeling left out and the power of friendship, from the author and illustrator of A Year Without Mom.

      Every evening before brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed, Vivi and Monkey play the game: Monkey hides under a sheet, and Vivi pretends to look for him. Every evening, Chair wishes more than anything that he could play, too.

      One night, Chair decides to make Monkey late for the game so that Vivi will look for Chair instead. But nothing goes quite according to plan. Instead of looking for Chair, Vivi grows increasingly worried about Monkey. She gathers witnesses for questioning, and Chair could be the key to her investigation. But if Vivi finds Monkey, will she still want to be friends with Chair?

      This sweet, funny story about friendship will encourage young readers to empathize with those feeling left out. Kids will delight in Dasha’s simple yet sophisticated illustrations.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
      Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
      Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

      Bio

      DASHA TOLSTIKOVA is the author and illustrator of The Bad Chair and A Year Without Mom, which received four starred reviews and was selected as an USBBY Outstanding International Book. Dasha has illustrated several picture books, including Violet and the Woof by Rebecca Grabill, Friend or Foe? by John Sobol and The Jacket by Kirsten Hall. Her illustrations have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.



      DASHA TOLSTIKOVA is the author and illustrator of The Bad Chair and A Year Without Mom, which received four starred reviews and was selected as an USBBY Outstanding International Book. Dasha has illustrated several picture books, including Violet and the Woof by Rebecca Grabill, Friend or Foe? by John Sobol and The Jacket by Kirsten Hall. Her illustrations have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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      Awards
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      [A] clever representation of all-too-real feelings of the young. Bright, expressive illustrations add to the chuckle-worthy drama.


      Certain to become a go-to read-aloud choice for educators, librarians, and parents alike when seeking to promote the importance of inclusion.


      [C]heery, naïf-style artwork.


      [U]nique, nuanced artwork.


      [A] story that in my estimation, grows increasingly appealing upon each reading.

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    Cave Paintings Jairo Buitrago, Rafael Yockteng, Elisa Amado Canada
    9781773061726 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) from K - 2, Grade (US) from K - 2 On Sale Date:October 27, 2020
    $21.95 CAD 9.75 x 9.75 x 0.45 in | 1.12 lb | 52 pages Carton Quantity:26 Canadian Rights: Y Groundwood Books
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      Description

      A young space traveler discovers art painted millennia before by a human being—just like him.

      Our hero travels all alone on a spaceship, through the universe, past galaxies, comets and planets to go visit his grandmother on Earth for the summer holidays. She takes him to visit an ancient cave, where he discovers handprints and drawings of unknown animals made by human beings, just like him. To top off his wonderful holiday she gives him mysterious objects which once belonged to his grandfather — paper and crayons. On the way home he draws what he saw on his travels — to the amazement of his fellow passengers.

      Jairo Buitrago’s thought-provoking story reminds us of what remains as everything changes. Rafael Yockteng’s fabulous art, a tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, presents us a wonderful, diverse future in which space travel is common, though knowledge of the past is still a secret treasure to be discovered.

      Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
      Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
      Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

      Bio

      JAIRO BUITRAGO is a children's book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits (three starred reviews), Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist), Lion and Mouse (two starred reviews) and most recently, Cave Paintings. They won the "A la Orilla del Viento" contest for the Spanish edition of Walk with Me, which was also named to IBBY's Honor List. Their books have also appeared on "Los mejores libros del año" (Venezuela's Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Jairo has also won the Hispanoamericano Castillo prize for children's literature and the Antonio García Cubas Award. He lives in Mexico City.



      RAFAEL YOCKTENG has illustrated many highly acclaimed children’s books, including Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta (USBBY Outstanding International Books) and Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits(three starred reviews), Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist) and On the Other Side of the Garden (three starred reviews) by Jairo Buitrago. Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the “A la Orilla del Viento” contest, and their books have been included on IBBY’s Honor List, “Los mejores libros del año” (Venezuela’s Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Rafael lives in Bogotá.



      ELISA AMADO is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. She has written My Friend (Mi amiga), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano; Un Barrilete para el Día de los Muertos / Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead; Cousins (Primas), illustrated by Luis Garay; Tricycle (El triciclo), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book; and What Are You Doing? and Why Are You Doing That?, both illustrated by Manuel Monroy. She lives in Toronto.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      CCBC Choices 2021, Commended
      Reviews

      Celebrated collaborators deliver another thoughtful delight, revealing how ‘making marks’ links us across time and space.


      An ode to the endless possibilities of art, a celebration of open borders, and a reverence for the contributions of our collective ancestors. STARRED REVIEW


      Cave Paintings is an intergalactic triumph sure to inspire wonder and creativity.


      This book… demonstrat[es] that there is both joy to be found in the mundane and wonder to be found in the infinite expanse of the universe. STARRED REVIEW


      [A] subtle message about conservation for the next generation.


      Yockteng juggles different styles of artwork with ease—magisterial views of whirling galaxies, pen-and-ink-style drawings of the boy’s time with his grandmother, the cave art itself, and childlike sketches on the new pad all offer scope for the imagination.


      As with their other picture books … the team of Buitrago and Yockteng, with Amado translating, have created another outstanding story that will resonate with the youngest readers and listeners.


      If the goal of reading books is to transport you to another world and to broaden your understanding of your own, this book is a hit.


      This accomplished and thoughtful team continue to create wonder with their stories.

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