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Family Literacy Month 2018

Celebrate Family Literacy Month with great recommended reads the whole family will enjoy.

Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author.
Beautiful illustrations show that simple pleasures like fresh-baked bannock and walking barefoot through grass can fill us with joy. Ages 0 to 4.
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Hughes, Susan, 1960- author.
Upsy Daisy! Collage illustrations depict how babies are carried around the world by their loved ones. Ages 2 to 5.
Staake, Bob, 1957-
How many things will you discover in this whimsical, rhyming book? Ages 3 to 6.
Snyder, Carrie, author.
Join Cliffy in this fun, read-aloud story that makes it acceptable to wear pajamas everyday! Ages 3 to 7.
Hohn, Nadia L, author.
It's time for Carnival, but Malaika is struggling to get the costume of her dreams. Find out what happens to Malaika and her costume in this beautifully written and illustrated story of family and celebration. Ages 3 to 7.
Bailey, Linda, 1948- author.
The fun begins when Stanley and his dog friends meet a janitor on their way to explore what really happens at school. Ages 3 to 7.
Reid, Barbara, 1957- author, illustrator.
Incredible plasticine artwork inspires the imagination to explore the sky above. Ages 3 to 8.
Cacciapuoti, Aurora, illustrator and author.
A father and daughter spend the afternoon baking a birthday cake for someone special. Ages 4 to 7.
Hall, Michael, 1954- author.
Join Little i as he sets out on a journey to find his missing dot! Ages 4 to 7.
Frith, Alex (Children's author), author.
A beautifully illustrated book about dinosaurs that will spark curiosity and interest. Ages 4 to 7.
Ying, Jonathan, author.
A rhyming book that celebrates diversity and introduces a variety of colours through animals that are not quite black and white. Ages 4 to 7.
Matheson, Christie, author, illustrator.
This interactive books invites readers to touch and tap illustrations to see how trees change through the seasons. Ages 4 to 8.
Lehrhaupt, Adam, author.
Noun and Verb face off in this fun, playful lesson about the various parts of speech. Ages 4 to 9. 
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O'Neill, Catharine, author, illustrator.
A sweet, gentle story that depicts the bond between siblings and the frustrations that can arise when baking together. Ages 5 to 8.
Kontzias, Bill.
Carefully look at side-by-side photographs and see if you spot which items have been moved or removed. Ages 5 to 8.
Gutman, Dan, author.
Can A.J. and Andrea behave on their class visit to the museum? Find out in this hilarious, read-aloud series! Ages 5 to 8.
Garton, Sam, author.
Join Otter and Teddy as they discover getting clean can be just as much fun as getting dirty! Ages 5 to 8.
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Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
Don't miss the last installment in the hilarious, early-reader series Piggie & Elephant! Ages 5 to 8.
Florence, Melanie.
The impact of Canada's residential school system is explored in the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. Ages 5 to 9.
Guerrive, Sophie, 1983- author.
Find the missing animals in this challenging search-and-find book that takes you to different places around the world. Ages 6 to 10.
West, Tracey, 1965- author.
The adventure continues in book #8 when Eko returns and wants to kidnap all the dragons in the kingdom. Find out if the Dragon Masters can stop him and rescue baby lightning dragon in this great series for emergent readers! Ages 6 to 8.
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Gravel, Elise, author.
Croak! Enjoy funny cartoon illustrations and jokes as you fi nd out things you never knew you wanted to know about toads. Ages 6 to 9.
Robertson, Joanne, 1960- author.
Bright illustrations and gentle humour tell the story of an Ojibwe grandmother who walks around the Great Lakes to bring awareness to the importance of clean water. Ages 6 to 9.
Hamilton, Rachel, author.
A laugh-out-loud series opener follows Louie the unicorn as he heads to NYC to follow his dreams! Ages 7 to 10.
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Gravel, Elise, author.
Olga recruits several zany characters to help her find Meh, a pudgy, smelly, creature thats gone missing. An interesting mix of illustration and story fill the pages of this series opener. Ages 7 to 10.
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Dupuis, Jenny Kay, author.
A real-life story of an Anishinaabe family and the mistreatment they faced at one of Canada's residential school. Ages 7 to 11.
Cassidy, Sara, author.
A powerful and gentle story about an unlikely friendship between Evelyn and the new kid at school, Queen. Ages 8 to 12
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Libenson, Terri, author.
An unlikely friendship develops between Emmie and Katie when their paths cross one day. Ages 8 to 12.
Salerni, Dianne K., author.
Find out what happens when Jax Aubrey discovers he has special time travelling abilities and an extra day in the week. Adventure awaits! Ages 8 to 12.
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Raczka, Bob, author.
Twenty-one poems are featured in clever and playful ways on each page. Ages 8 to 12.
Applegate, Katherine, author.
Religious differences and a single word carved in a 216-year-old red oak bring two young neighbours together to solve a mystery and begin a friendship. Ages 8 to 12.
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Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
When Amy Anne's school library begins banning books and censoring reading for students, Amy Anne takes matters into her own hands to save the beloved books of her library. Ages 9 to 12.
Korman, Gordon, author.
Eighth-grader Cameron creates a fake club to trick everyone into thinking he has stopped playing video games. Find out what happens when his plan backfires and kids insist on joining. Ages 9 to 12