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Illustrated By: Qin Leng

It seems like every kid in Dee-Dee’s class has joined a club but her. Dee-Dee knows that good friends shouldn’t leave each other out, so she comes up with a plan to start a club that everyone can join.

Being Me

Illustrated By: Yvonne Cathcart

Rosie the Red knows that you don’t have to be an adult to make a difference in your community. In Being Me, Rosie finds a way to volunteer at the local food bank and tries to make her classmate Sam feel less embarrassed about the fact that his family uses it.

I Can't Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam

Illustrated By: Herman Bekkering

This beloved Indigenous classic begins when a little boy asks, “Mom, can I have some bannock?” Despite having all the ingredients, Mom can’t make bannock.

Children will be eager to chime in as Mom answers the little boy’s questions about the power outage in their community and how it impacts his family. Includes a bannock recipe!

Crocs at Work

Illustrated By: Rae Maté

Children will be excited to see what these silly crocodiles get up to when they go to work. Another delightful laugh-out-loud treat that follows up the popular Crocodiles Say… and Crocodiles Play!

Love Is In The Hair

Carter's up in the middle of the night, too excited to sleep: her baby sister is being born! She asks her Uncle Marcus to tell her stories about the beautiful things in his dreadlocks so she can relax and rest.

The Newspaper Pirates

Illustrated By: Ketch Wehr

Anthony Bartholomew is on a mission to find the “newspaper pirates” who have been stealing his father’s newspaper from outside their apartment door. Along the way he discovers just how fierce he can be.

Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-five Cents

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

When Joseph and Devon find money in the schoolyard the two friends have different thoughts about what to do. Should they say "finders keepers" or find out who lost it? It takes some courage, but Devon figures out how to help Joseph make the right choice.

Reptile Flu

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit – everything except admitting that he is scared. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, Kamal communicates his fears in a way everyone understands, and is able to get the confidence he needs to face his fears.

Amik Loves School

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

Amik loves going to school, but when he shares this with his grandfather, he finds out Moshoom attended residential school. It sounds very different from Amik's school, so Amik has an idea…

A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.

Misaabe's Stories

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

When Misaabe’s stories go too far, he must learn how to be honest and authentic with his friends.

An Anishinaabe child shares his talent for storytelling and learns to embrace his insecurities in this relatable story. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.

What is Truth, Betsy?

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

When her class learns about the teaching Truth, Miskwaadesi doesn’t understand and asks her teacher for help. In this thoughtful story, an Anishinaabe girl explores the meaning of Truth and what she knows is true about the world she lives in. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.

The Just Right Gift

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

Migizi loves Gookom so much. He wants to give her a gift to cheer her up while she is in the hospital, but none of his ideas are quite right. In this touching story, a young boy tries to find the perfect gift to show his grandmother how much he cares. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.