Results for: deborah kerbel

Below is a list of 26 the books by this author.

Book cover of ARAIGNEE ET LA MUSURAIGNE
ARAIGNEE ET LA MUSURAIGNE
By: deborah kerbel | Published: March 2023

See below for English description. Un jour, une araignée affamée est prise dans une rafale et se retrouve projetée sur une...

See below for English description. Un jour, une araignée affamée est prise dans une rafale et se retrouve projetée sur une musaraigne! L'araignée apprend que la musaraigne vient de perdre sa maison à cause d'un tracteur, de sorte qu'il y a maintenant une musaraigne sans maison, et une araignée sans repas. Quand l'araignée propose gentiment d'aider la musaraigne à trouver une nouvelle maison, les deux amies finissent par rencontrer d'autres animaux qui ont besoin d'aide. Ce duo de bestioles saura-t-il s'unir pour s'entraider? Les magnifiques illustrations de la célèbre illustratrice québécoise Geneviève Côté donnent vie à cette histoire touchante sur la communauté, la compassion et l'amitié. When a hungry spider gets caught in a gust of wind, it gets blown right into a shrew! The spider learns that the shrew has just lost its home to a tractor, so now there's a shrew without a home and a spider without food. The spider kindly offers to help the shrew look for a new home, but they end up coming across many other animals in need of help. Can this crew of critters band together to help one another? A touching story about community, compassion, and friendship is brought to life by beautiful illustrations from celebrated Quebecois illustrator Geneviève Côté.

  • ISBN
    9781443199339
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Picture Book
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Book cover of BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
By: deborah kerbel | Published: May 2019

“Before…You were a song in our hearts, a star in our eyes.” Told from the perspective of new parents welcoming their baby to the...

“Before…You were a song in our hearts, a star in our eyes.” Told from the perspective of new parents welcoming their baby to the world, this touching love letter to young children by Governor General’s Literary Award–nominated author Deborah Kerbel describes with lyrical grace all of the promise held by new life. As the seasons change from fall through winter and into spring, the expectant parents’ anticipation over the baby’s arrival is mirrored in the animals around the family’s seaside home, marrying the natural world to the family’s experience. Suzanne Del Rizzo, author-illustrator of My Beautiful Birds — a New York Times Notable Children’s Books selection and winner of the 2018 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award — adds an intricately tactile element with her lush illustrations rendered in polymer clay and acrylic wash, depicting the animals in scenes at times playful and other times serene.

  • ISBN
    9781772780826
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of FRED & MARJORIE - A DOCTOR, A DOG, AND THE DISCOVERY OF INSULIN
FRED & MARJORIE - A DOCTOR, A DOG, AND THE DISCOVERY OF INSULIN
By: deborah kerbel | Published: August 2021

In 1921, Frederick Banting was a young doctor with an idea: could the mysterious secretions of the pancreas be used to treat diabetes? We now call...

In 1921, Frederick Banting was a young doctor with an idea: could the mysterious secretions of the pancreas be used to treat diabetes? We now call this substance insulin, and its life-saving discovery was an impactful milestone in medical science. Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, worked together in a small lab to test the theory with street dogs. Banting formed a special bond with one of his test dogs and gave her a name: Marjorie. After Marjorie responded well to insulin treatments, the treatments went on to be used for humans with diabetes--and the results were deemed practically miraculous. A real-life scientific milestone told in an innovative graphic novel format, the book also thoughtfully discusses the use of animals for medical research, including back matter on the subject and further information about diabetes.

Theme: Science , Biography, Inventions

  • ISBN
    9781771474115
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of GRUMBLE YAWN
GRUMBLE YAWN
By: deborah kerbel | Published: March 2022

A young girl and her cat have a noisy bedtime in this board book composed of only onomatopoeias.

  • ISBN
    9781459828674
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Board Book
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Book cover of IGGY INCLUDED
IGGY INCLUDED
By: deborah kerbel | Published: May 2024

A girl, a dog, and a summer they won't forget. Twelve-year-old Paige Coopersmith and her family have won a house in an essay-writing contest. Excited...

A girl, a dog, and a summer they won't forget. Twelve-year-old Paige Coopersmith and her family have won a house in an essay-writing contest. Excited to leave their cramped apartment and move to a sprawling property in rural Ontario, they're more than a little surprised to find the house is old and in need of major repairs. They're even more shocked to discover that Iggy -- the old dog who lives there -- comes with the house. Apparently it was all in the fine print! Due to financial stress, and with nowhere else to go, the family stays. Paige, who is scared of the large, unkempt Newfoundland dog, does her best to stay out of her way, while her parents deal with an unusual list of instructions from the previous owner. But girl and beast soon form a special bond, when Paige, a hesitant reader, practises her reading out loud and discovers that Iggy loves to be read to. Little does Paige know Iggy is even more special than she realizes. In fact, someone else has their eye on her, and when Iggy goes missing, it's Paige who must solve the mysteries of this unusual house and find her now beloved dog.

Theme: Mystery, Pets, Self-Esteem

  • ISBN
    9781443197069
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of LATE GREAT ENDLINGS
LATE GREAT ENDLINGS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: October 2022

  • ISBN
    9781459827660
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Animals
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Book cover of LENT ROLAND
LENT ROLAND
By: deborah kerbel | Published: September 2020

La vie va tellement lentement avec un petit frère escargot! Ça prend une éternité pour faire quelque chose. La lenteur met à l''épreuve les...

La vie va tellement lentement avec un petit frère escargot! Ça prend une éternité pour faire quelque chose. La lenteur met à l''épreuve les grandes sours les plus compréhensives. Roland est-il lent ou bien se passe-t-il autre chose ? Cette ravissante histoire d''amour, de soutien et de tolérance au sein d''une relation frère-sour parfois tumultueuse écrite par l''autrice primée Deborah Kerbel est accompagnée de charmantes illustrations de Marianne Ferrer.

Theme: Compasssion

  • ISBN
    9781459824751
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Picture Book
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Book cover of LIKE A DUCK
LIKE A DUCK
By: deborah kerbel | Published: March 2021

From the author of My Deal with the Universe, a lighthearted, tender story of a girl and her steadfast duck. I spend a lot of time thinking about...

From the author of My Deal with the Universe, a lighthearted, tender story of a girl and her steadfast duck. I spend a lot of time thinking about what Grandad said that day Webster first went missing. How if you spend too much time dwelling on the things you've lost, you might not notice what you've got in its place. And how sometimes those things can be just as wonderful. But in a different way. Sarah is turning twelve. For the last ten years, ever since her dad mysteriously left, Sarah and her mom have always celebrated together for an entire birthday week. But when Sarah finds out that this year her mother has to work, and that she's signed Sarah up last minute for a week of culinary school instead, things go from bad to worse. At least the camp has agreed to let Sarah bring her duck, Webster. Sarah knows that with Webster by her side, she can handle whatever comes her way. But then Webster goes missing, just as Sarah's search for her absent father comes up empty as well. Will she have to say yet another painful goodbye? In a story about love, friendship, search for identity, and the hardship of loss, Sarah finds joy and strength in unexpected friendships and learns that when we focus so much on chasing answers, we can forget to notice what we already have.

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9781443175760
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of NEXT DOOR
NEXT DOOR
By: deborah kerbel | Published: October 2023

In this wordless picture book, a Deaf boy and his mother enjoy a walk through their community, greeting neighbors, spying a bird’s nest in a tree,...

In this wordless picture book, a Deaf boy and his mother enjoy a walk through their community, greeting neighbors, spying a bird’s nest in a tree, buying cookies at the grocery store. Later, they visit their new neighbors, a woman and her daughter, who are recent immigrants to the country. Although the girl is shy, and the two kids speak different languages — American Sign Language (ASL) and Arabic — they find a way to communicate and become fast friends.

Theme: Friendship, Special Needs, Hearing impaired, Wordless

  • ISBN
    9781525306587
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of OPPOSITE IDENTICALS
OPPOSITE IDENTICALS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: October 2023

Nova and Joule are fourteen-year old twins whose scientist parents have recently uprooted the family from their urban home and moved to the country...

Nova and Joule are fourteen-year old twins whose scientist parents have recently uprooted the family from their urban home and moved to the country on a year-long research assignment, studying the effects of GMO 'SuperCrop' farming on the environment in the final regulatory phase before global expansion. Surrounded by nature and quiet, open spaces, shy, bookish Nova is in heaven. But Joule - whose life's ambition is to be famous and reach a million Hollagram followers - is desperate to escape. One day, Joule gets her wish, although not in a way anyone ever expected. In an instant, she's gone - swallowed up by a mysterious sinkhole under her bedroom floor. Suddenly twinless, Nova is forced to step in and lead the search for her missing sister. But can she face her fears and figure out what caused the sinkhole in time to save Joule?

Theme: Climate change

  • ISBN
    9781773371115
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of RAINY DAYS
RAINY DAYS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: April 2022

For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility. A puddle in the back yard is just waiting for a stomp in rubber rain boots. A light drizzle...

For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility. A puddle in the back yard is just waiting for a stomp in rubber rain boots. A light drizzle is perfect for a search-and-rescue mission for worms and snails. And watching a heavy rainfall makes sitting inside with a warm bowl of soup all the cozier.

  • ISBN
    9781772782462
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of RAINY DAYS
RAINY DAYS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: March 2023

Sunny rain sparkling showers Water for our trees and flowers For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility. A puddle in the back yard is...

Sunny rain sparkling showers Water for our trees and flowers For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility. A puddle in the back yard is just waiting for a stomp in rubber rain boots. A light drizzle is perfect for a search-and-rescue mission for worms and snails. And watching a heavy rainfall makes sitting inside with a warm bowl of soup all the cozier. In Rainy Days, author Deborah Kerbel once again captures the magic of early childhood awe and wonder with rhyming couplets that celebrate every kind of rainy-day activity. Illustrator Miki Sato's unique tactile collage art nearly rises from the page with fascinating features made from paper, felt, and embroidery silk. A final page includes enriching STEM activities inquisitive little ones. Rainy Days is the fourth book in the Weather Days collection that includes the critically-acclaimed titles Snow Days, Sunny Days, and Windy Days.

Theme: Seasons

  • ISBN
    9781772782776
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Board Book
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Book cover of SLOW MOE
SLOW MOE
By: deborah kerbel | Published: September 2020

A charming story about a little girl whose brother is as slow as a snail. This beautifully illustrated picture book reminds readers to be patient and...

A charming story about a little girl whose brother is as slow as a snail. This beautifully illustrated picture book reminds readers to be patient and supportive of the people they love.

Theme: Compasssion, Patience

  • ISBN
    9781459823525
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SNOW DAYS
SNOW DAYS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: November 2020

For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating,...

For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating, fort-building, and snowballs. Even blizzard days are exciting, when routines are overturned and everyone bands together to clear the snow away. In Snow Days, author Deborah Kerbel captures that magic with nimble couplets that celebrate every kind of winter pleasure. Illustrator Miki Sato’s fascinating textural collage art looks intimately touchable.

Theme: Seasons

  • ISBN
    9781772781359
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SNOW DAYS
SNOW DAYS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: August 2021

Now in board-book format, an award-winning celebration of all the activities snow makes possible for preschoolers with sparkling rhyme and unique...

Now in board-book format, an award-winning celebration of all the activities snow makes possible for preschoolers with sparkling rhyme and unique collage illustrations

Theme: Seasons

  • ISBN
    9781772782202
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SUN DOG
SUN DOG
By: deborah kerbel | Published: May 2018

Juno and her boy live in a red house at the top of the world. One day Juno will be big and strong enough to help pull a sled across the tundra, but...

Juno and her boy live in a red house at the top of the world. One day Juno will be big and strong enough to help pull a sled across the tundra, but for now she is just a small puppy with a big-dog heart. Small puppies have to go to bed when their boys do, but Juno can’t sleep with the midnight sun shining out across the town. She slips outside to play. Returning to see a hungry polar bear sniffing around the open door, Juno has no time to be afraid. It’s time to summon the big dog inside her and save her beloved boy. With Deborah Kerbel’s warm, expressive text, Sun Dog is a love letter to life in the Arctic Circle from the perspective of a sled dog pup. Suzanne Del Rizzo’s dimensional art in polymer clay and acrylic wash offers both an intimate romp with a young puppy and a sweeping celebration of the vast and beautiful tundra.

  • ISBN
    9781772780383
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SUNNY DAYS
SUNNY DAYS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: April 2021

For preschoolers, sunny days are full of possibility. A sunbeam on the floor is the perfect place to curl up with a furry friend, and warming weather...

For preschoolers, sunny days are full of possibility. A sunbeam on the floor is the perfect place to curl up with a furry friend, and warming weather means seeds in the garden, mud pies in the yard, adventures at the beach, and ice cream in the shade. Evening brings the silly fun of watching little shadows stretch out long, and there's nothing so cozy as watching the sun set as a family.

Theme: Pre-School, Seasons

  • ISBN
    9781772781977
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SUNNY DAYS
SUNNY DAYS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: May 2022

With more enticing collage art and sparkling rhyme from the creators of Snow Days, a preschooler's celebration of sunny weather and all the...

With more enticing collage art and sparkling rhyme from the creators of Snow Days, a preschooler's celebration of sunny weather and all the activities it makes possible.

  • ISBN
    9781772782530
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Board Book
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Book cover of SWISH SLOSH
SWISH SLOSH
By: deborah kerbel | Published: October 2021

A young child and their dog delight in making noise in this board book comprising only onomatopoeias.

  • ISBN
    9781459826236
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Board Book
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Book cover of THIS HOUSE IS HOME
THIS HOUSE IS HOME
By: deborah kerbel | Published: March 2021

An empowering story about coming to terms with change through creative problem solving Lily's family is happy in their old green house at the end of...

An empowering story about coming to terms with change through creative problem solving Lily's family is happy in their old green house at the end of the lane, but progress soon encroaches. When Grandma refuses to sell their home to developers, the city just builds around them. Soon their house is smack-dab in the middle of a multi-lane highway. As traffic rushes by day and night, Lily and her family begin to feel differently about their beloved home. Using crayons and a little creativity, Lily draws up a plan to keep her Grandma's home and leave the highway behind. With the help of the construction crew that brought change to their neighborhood, Lily and her family take to the sea in their green house and set sail for a new place to call home. Inspired by Chinese "nail houses" that end up stranded in a sea of construction when owners refuse to sell, this memorable picture book celebrates resourcefulness, negotiation (or problem-solving), and collaboration in the face of change.

  • ISBN
    9781771473804
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WHAT ABOUT AN OCTOPUS?
WHAT ABOUT AN OCTOPUS?
By: deborah kerbel | Published: August 2024

While at the ocean, a curious young girl goes searching for a seashell and finds an octopus friend instead. The encounter turns into an afternoon...

While at the ocean, a curious young girl goes searching for a seashell and finds an octopus friend instead. The encounter turns into an afternoon full of play and discovery. From eating, to napping, to playing, octopuses are just like us ... aren't they? Well, maybe not quite ... For instance, when you spot an octopus, you might be tempted to shake its hand. Please don't! A friendly wave is just fine. A sidebar explains that all octopuses have eight arms, and some can even detach an arm to escape when trapped or threatened. (Don't worry--the arm will grow back!) Throughout this underwater adventure, fun-to-read sidebars add context by describing a variety of fascinating facts about octopuses, while colorful, movement-filled illustrations perfectly capture the charm and gentle humor of this informational picture book.

Theme: Kindergarten, Story Time

  • ISBN
    9781771475716
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WHEN MOLLY DREW DOGS
WHEN MOLLY DREW DOGS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: September 2019

On the night before the first day of school, a pack of stray dogs moves into Molly’s head. They are friendly, but a bit wild. They scamper...

On the night before the first day of school, a pack of stray dogs moves into Molly’s head. They are friendly, but a bit wild. They scamper through her thoughts, yap at the door to her dreams, and scratch at her brain, begging to be let out. So Molly starts to draw them. When Molly draws dogs, she feels better—but not everyone can see the value of her strange habit. Her teacher tells her to focus. A special tutor urges her to concentrate. But Molly can’t erase the dogs, even if she wants to. As her anxiety peaks, Molly runs away. Once she is found, safe and sound, people around Molly realize the protective power of her pack and how the dogs help tame her troubled feelings. Inspired by the Japanese folktale, "The Boy Who Drew Cats," this story celebrates the healing powers of art and imagination while touching on important issues of anxiety, mental health, and ways to cope with emotions.

Theme: Mental Health & Wellness, Inter-Generational, Anxiety

  • ISBN
    9781771473385
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of WHEN SPIDER MET SHREW
WHEN SPIDER MET SHREW
By: deborah kerbel | Published: September 2022

When Spider meets Shrew, they are both down on their luck -- can these quirky new friends help each other out?

  • ISBN
    9781773065632
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WHIRL
WHIRL
By: deborah kerbel | Published: April 2022

One whirligig's journey reveals the delights of the natural world

Theme: STEM, Science

  • ISBN
    9781771474283
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WINDY DAYS
WINDY DAYS
By: deborah kerbel | Published: October 2021

Windy fall days mean excitement and play. Strong winds stimulate children and their surroundings, as though an invisible hand is shaking the world....

Windy fall days mean excitement and play. Strong winds stimulate children and their surroundings, as though an invisible hand is shaking the world. Gentler breezes help plants scatter their seeds, set pinwheels in motion, and keep kite strings taut. But fiercer winds begin to sting the cheeks as they bring about a new season...

  • ISBN
    9781772782172
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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