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13 Sculptures Children Should Know

A winged, headless goddess from the third century; a gigantic tube of toothpaste; a tribal mask; a monumental bronze statue of Buddha; these creations and more are featured in this book of sculptures that are fun to explore and important in the history of art. 

Purchase Price: $18.95

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A Flower in the Snow

Tracey Corderoy and Sophie Allsopp

Luna and her polar bear friend (Bear) discover a beautiful gold flower growing in the snow. But when the flower fades, Bear goes on a search around the world for another to bring to Luna. It's only when he returns home that the true strength of their friendship is revealed.

 Purchase Price: $18.99

 

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A Lion in Paris

Beatrice Alemagna

A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning children’s author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savanna, seeks excitement and opportunity in the City of Light. Upon arriving in Paris, the lion is disappointed to find that despite his size, people barely pay attention to him, not even when he lets out a ferocious roar on the busy underground Métro.
Revealing the sights and sounds of Paris from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower, this beautifully illustrated book successfully conveys the experience of being a stranger in a new city and the process of understanding one’s own identity.

Purchase Price: $21.95

 

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A Prairie Boy's Summer by William Kurelek

"A curious triumph... a timeless message, never more welcome than now." New York Times Book Review

"A story full of innocence and charm... pictures that glow with freshness and happy days." Edmonton Journal

"Perfectly integrate text and pictures... honest, direct and quietly authentic." Canadian Library Journal

"The very essence of the Canadian Prairies." The Vancouver Sun

Purchase price: $10.99

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A Prairie Boy's Winter by William Kurelek

The crows seem to be the first to know that winter is coming to the prairies. Then, with the first snowfall, come the gruelling hours of farmwork and the great fun of skating on the frozen ditches, playing fox and geese, and staging snowball battles. Finally, the crow return, bringing with them the promise of spring. William Kurelek's loving recollection of childhood winter on the prairies has become a classic to be enjoyed all year round.

Purchase price: $10.99

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Alberto Giacometti

Artists in Their Time

Discusses the life, art, and legacy of the artist Alberto Giacometti. Includes a timeline linking the events in his life with world events.
 

Purchase Price: $7.99

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Apple

Nikki McClure

Apple follows the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature.

Readers will delight in following the journey of the bright red apple as it travels from tree, to harvest, to snack, to compost, and finally to sprout.P

Purchase Price: $13.95
 

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Architecture According to Pigeons

Speck Lee Tailfeather

A perfect introduction for children 7+ to the most beautiful buildings in the world and the basic principles of architecture using a fun, lively and engaging way of learning.

Purchase Price: $19.95

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Art 123

Stefano Zuffi

Children will learn to count from 1 to 12 while looking at fine art masterpieces in this lively new book. 

Purchase Price: $16.95

 

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Canada's Artic Animals

Chelsea Donaldson

An intriguing and informative look at Canada's Arctic animals. With amazing full colour photographs and easy-tounderstand language, this book is a terrific introduction to the animals that inhabit Canada's Arctic - a region many think is completely uninhabitable, yet is home to a variety of hardy animals.

Purchase Price: $6.99

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Cinderella: A Fashionable Tale

Steven Guarnaccia

Cinderella wants nothing more than to go to the ball, but she doesn’t have a thing to wear! This classic fairy tale of the young servant girl who experiences a magical night and finally finds her prince receives a fresh and modern retelling from illustrator Steven Guarnaccia.
 

Purchase Price: $21.95

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Claude Monet

The Painter Who Stopped the Trains

When his nine-year-old son, Jean, excitedly calls attention to the trains passing by in the countryside, Claude Monet (1840-1926) wishes his own art could excite critics in a similar fashion. But they are more likely to complain about what they call his "impressions" than to rave.

However, when Monet decides to paint the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris, with the trains bustling in and out, critics take notice. Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains explains who the Impressionists were and takes young readers through Monet's process of painting and the story of how he came to paint trains. The series of train paintings demonstrates what became Monet's signature: his exceptional sensitivity to changing light and atmospheric conditions. After he exhibited the Saint-Lazare series, he forever changed the minds of critics about his art, and about the Impressionists in general.

Jos. A. Smith's beautiful illustrations are paired with P.I. Maltbie's comprehensive text to create a fun and fascinating story about the artist.

Purchase Price: $24.95

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Collect Raindrops: The Seasons Gathered

Nikki McClure

Through her intricate papercuts, Olympia-based artist Nikki McClure gently instructs us to live a life where our hands matter.

To slow down and savor each moment. To gather, nurture, delight and evolve.

Purchase Price: $27.95

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Dracula: A Counting Primer

This early counting board book introduces little ones to a very simple version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. 

Purchase Price: $10.99

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Georgia O'Keeffe

Artists in Their Time

Beginning with O'Keeffe's birth, the reader is taken on a 48-page journey through the trials and tribulations of one of early 20th-century's most original and important artists.
 

Purchase Price: $7.99

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Hide and Sneak

Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak

Inuit author Michael Kusugak "(A Promise is a Promise, Baseball Bats for Christmas)" again demonstrates that he is a masterful writer. A mythological figure and traditional Inuit practices, set the backdrop for this dramatic story. 

Purchase Price: $7.50

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I Am An Artist

Marta Altes

Meet the boy who can’t stop creating art! He loves colours, shapes, textures and EVERYTHING inspires him: his socks, the contents of the fridge, even his cat gets a new coat (of paint!). But there’s just one problem: his mum isn’t quite so enthusiastic. In fact, she seems a little cross! But this boy has a plan to make his mum smile. He’s about to create his finest piece yet and on a very grand scale . . .

Purchase Price: $19.99

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Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

Pablo Picasso may have been a world-famous artist, but that doesn't mean no one ever called his artwork "ugly".

Any kid who's been told what to draw, or heard mean things about something they made, will relate to this story about how Pablo faced down his critics and made something truly original.

Inspiring, playful, brilliant - that was Picasso! They told him "Just behave..." And he almost never did!

Purchase Price: $20.99

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Learn the Colours

with Northwest Coast Native Art

"Learn the Colours" is the result of a collaborative effort on the part of eight Northwest Coast native artists to produce a wonderful book for children who are just learning their colors. The book is made of heavy cardboard using soy-based inks, non-toxic coatings and paper sourced from sustainable forests.

Purchase Price: $7.95

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Line 135

Germano Zullo

Journeys can be life-changing, whether they are literal - traveling from one place to another - or personal, like the quest for self-discovery. This meditative picture book explores both, following a young child on a train ride from the city to the country. 

 Purchase Price: $21.95

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Little Ghost Party

Jacques Duquennoy

Little Ghost is hosting a dance party, and you’re invited! By simply tilting the book, children will be captivated by moving various parts of each party guest to replicate the instructed dance moves, or create their own! In addition, young readers will practice associating directional phrases with motor skills, through text that prompts left and right turns, upward and downward tilts, and more.

Purchase Price: $13.95

 

 

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May the Stars Drip Down

Jeremy Chatelain

May the stars drip down light on you,
And you close your eyes to see the moon,
And sleep will pull you through.
May the starlight find you. 

Thus begins the gorgeous lullaby May the Stars Drip Down by the band Cub Country, now adapted into a beautiful bedtime book with illustrations by the acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure.

Nikki's tender and intricate images, inspired by nature and the intense bond between parent and child, perfectly complement musician Jeremy Chatelain’s soothing lyrics. An audio download of the song is also included.

 Purchase Price: $19.95

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Moby-Dick

BabyLit is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library.

Purchase Price: $10.99

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Mousterpiece: A mouse-sized guide to modern art

Jane Breskin Zalben

Circles and squares! Squiggles and wiggles and stripes! When Jansen the mouse discovers the art of such greats as Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol, the bright, bold colors and shapes capture her imagination and spark her creativity. Join Jansen on a colorful tour of contemporary art in this new work from an acclaimed author and illustrator.

Purchase Price: $18.99

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Mr. Flux

Kyo Maclear

Martin and his neighbors eschew change until eccentric Mr. Flux moves in and shows them that change can be big or little or even fit inside a box, and not at all scary. A tongue-in-cheek tale loosely inspired by the 1960s art movement known as Fluxus.
 

Purchase Price: $18.95

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Northwest Territories

Rachel Eagen

Furs and fuels; the mighty Mackenzie and the city of Yellowknife; Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake; caribou and diamonds: It's all about the Northwest Territories!
 

Purchase Price: $6.99

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Otto in the City

Tom Schamp

This wonderfully boisterous book, from renowned Belgian illustrator Tom schamp, has sturdy cardboard pages that make it perfect for driving toy cars over, and as Otto and his father return home at the end of the day the story continues with them, along the top of the pages. Children and parents alike will delight in schamp’s highly detailed illustrations filled with clever references and visual jokes. Taking in a cross-cultural mix of city sights, Otto Drives Back and Forth in the City is a charming celebration of metropolitan life and the personalities who inhabit it.

 Purchase Price: $27.95

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Pantone Box of Colour

6 mini board books

This beautiful box is brimming with gorgeous PANTONE colors and surprises. With a volume for each color of the rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple—these six chunky board books feature simple peek-through cutouts that transform as you turn the pages. Simple text prompts parents and children to label objects and observe lighter and darker shades of the same color family, promoting a new way of noticing the colorful—and surprising—world around us.

Purchase Price: $13.95

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Presto Change-O

Edouard Manceau

See the raccoon hiding in a magic cauldron? The owl pretending to be a clock? The lion masquerading as a flower? A rabbit hiding in a hot-air balloon? Kids will love working magic with just a few simple turns-and a few rhyming verses-that transform everyday objects into familiar creatures. Simple manipulations for little hands make this a literal page turner.
 

Purchase Price: $19.99

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Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing

Leonard S. Marcus

Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honors picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children’s literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines the man behind the medal. In an era when the steam engine fueled an industrial revolution and train travel exploded people’s experience of space and time, Caldecott was inspired by his surroundings to capture action, movement, and speed in a way that had never before been seen in children’s picture books. 

Purchase Price: $28.99

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Raven and the Red Ball

Sarah Drummond

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this book packs a novel into just sixteen beautiful illustrations. Using not a single word of text, master storyteller Sarah Drummond has woven a rich and compelling tale delightful for all ages.

 Purchase Price: $10.95

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Star Boy

By Paul Goble

``Illustrated by elegant, brilliantly colored pictures in the Caldecott Medalist's recognizable style, the pictures . . . recreate ancient days among the Blackfeet Indians.'' -Publisher's Weekly

Ages 5-8

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The Game of Let's Go

Herve Tullet

An imaginative game of storytelling and adventure for little children. Part of a bright and lively series of board books that work like a game. Full color.

Purchase Price: $9.95
 

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The Game of Patterns

Herve Tullet

Part of a bright and lively series of board books that work like a game, "The Game of Patterns" is a bright, interactive game of spot the difference. Full color.
 

Purchase Price: $9.95

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The Moon Jumpers

Janice May Udry

As the sun grows tired and drops behind the drowsy hills, four barefoot children and a black cat dance and play and tell each other stories in their moon drenched garden.

Purchase Price: $19.95
 

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The Onion's Great Escape

Sara Fanelli

The Onion’s Great Escape is about a young onion who is trapped in the book. As you make your way through the gloriously drawn and scribbled pages, you tear along the perforations and the onion pops out. By the end, the onion can be freed from bondage (or binding).

Purchase Price: $29.95

 

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The Sun is Yellow

Kveta Pacovska

The Sun Is Yellow is a masterpiece of the art of books for children. With plenty of windows to open and hidden characters to discover, it offers an enchanting adventure through the magical world of color. 

Purchase Price: $27.95

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The Three Musicians

Veronique Massenot and Vanessa Hie

Beautifully illustrated in the style of Pablo Picasso, this tale of music's ability to soothe a savage beast introduces children to aspects of the great artist's work. Drawing on details of Pablo Picasso's masterpiece Three Musicians, artist Vanessa Hié uses brightly hued watercolors, bold lines, and graphic images to familiarize children with Picasso's style. 

Purchase Price: $16.95

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The Trees Grin Beside Me

Written by Michelle Macdonald     Illustrated by Leah Davis

The Trees Grin Beside Me is an enchanting children’s picture book  that celebrates the special relationship that children have with the natural world – especially trees.

This book is ideal for children of preschool to primary school age.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Original text by Original Williams. Original Art by William Nicholson.

Purchase Price for hardcover book: $15.95

Purchase Price for stuffed toy: $26

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This Moose Belongs to Me

By Oliver Jeffers

NY Times Bestseller
Winner - Irish Book Awards 2012 - Junior Book of the Year
Winner - CBI Book of the Year Awards 2013 - Honor Award for Illustration

Ages 3–7

 

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Vincent's Colors

Words and Pictures by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is one of the world's foremost artists. Throughout his life, he wrote to his younger brother, Theo, about his colorful, dynamic paintings. This book matches the artist's paintings with his own words.

Van Gogh's descriptions, arranged as a simple rhyme, introduce young readers to all the colors of the rainbow - and beyond. The simple words combine with spectacular reproductions of many of the artist's most beloved and important works to create a winning combination: a perfect art book for young and old alike.

Purchase Price: $17.99

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Where is the Frog?

A Children's Book Inspired by Claude Monet

Whoever said that Monet never painted animals?

When Antoinette, a young frog, learns that this famous artist is searching for beautiful flowers to paint, she is determined to get in the picture.

This delightfully humorous story is accompanied by colorful illustrations that recall Monet's paintings of the pond near his home in Giverny.

Purchase Price: $16.95

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Wuthering Heights

A Weather Primer

BabyLit A series of board books for brilliant babies Jennifer Adams BabyLit artwork Alison Oliver BabyLit is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library.
 

Purchase Price: $10.99

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Young Frank, Architect

Frank Viva

Young Frank is an architect. He lives in New York with his grandfather, Old Frank, who is also an architect, and their dog, Eddie.

The two architects have very different views on what architects do for a living. 

This is the story of how a trip to The Museum of Modern Art in New York helps Young Frank feel older, and Old Frank feel younger-and a little wiser.

Purchase Price: $18.95

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