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Book cover of 1 TO GROW ON
1 TO GROW ON
By: jean little | Published: October 2008

Janie Chisholm doesn't mean to tell lies. It's just that sometimes her stories get out of control - and Janie gets into trouble. No one in her family ...

Janie Chisholm doesn't mean to tell lies. It's just that sometimes her stories get out of control - and Janie gets into trouble. No one in her family takes her seriously, and she' not very popular at school. The Janie meets Lisa, a pretty girl whose parents are celebrities. Lisa seems to want to be Janie's friend, but it turns out that she tells lies too -- and these lies hurt. So Janie is thrilled when her godmother offers to take her camping on an island for the summer. She is looking forward to getting away from everything. But when Janie gets an unexpected visit from Lisa it threatens to ruin the whole summer.

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BIRDIE FOR NOW
By: jean little | Published: September 2002

Dickon wasn't happy in his old home or his old school. He hopes that in his new neighborhood he will meet children who never knew his old, hyper self,...

Dickon wasn't happy in his old home or his old school. He hopes that in his new neighborhood he will meet children who never knew his old, hyper self, who will like him for who he is now. And he hopes for a dog of his own. Dickon's mother calls him Birdie. She feeds him milk from a teddy bear mug. She worries if he's out of her sight for a moment and she knows how filthy and vicious dogs can be. Dickon is delighted to discover that the Humane Society is right on the other side of the fence behind the new house, but only by disobeying his mother will he ever get close to a real dog.

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    9781551432038
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Book cover of DANCING THROUGH THE SNOW
DANCING THROUGH THE SNOW
By: jean little | Published: October 2009

Jean Little's poignant novel about an abandoned girl, and the dog who helps teach her how to trust again. Ten-year-old Min has had a long history of ...

Jean Little's poignant novel about an abandoned girl, and the dog who helps teach her how to trust again. Ten-year-old Min has had a long history of foster care since she was abandoned at age three. Now, let go by yet another foster family, Min continues to build a protective wall around herself. Her newest caregiver, a former Children's Aid doctor, sees past Min's hardened shell and tries to find a way to reach her...and does, finally, by taking in a sick, neglected dog that has escaped from a puppy mill. While watching the dog recover and open its heart to its new owners, Min comes out of her own shell. Readers will rejoice as Min opens her heart and allows herself to be a part of a loving family, to make friends and to finally stand up to the taunts of a bully, whose hurtful words have contributed to her lack of self-esteem.

Theme: Family Relationships

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    9780545989657
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of DC - ALL FALL DOWN
DC - ALL FALL DOWN
By: jean little | Published: January 2014

A young girl survives the deadliest natural disaster in Canadian history - but a family secret could call into question everything she thought she kne...

A young girl survives the deadliest natural disaster in Canadian history - but a family secret could call into question everything she thought she knew about her life before the tragedy. After her father dies, Abby and her family move west to live with relatives who run a hotel in the mining town of Frank, Alberta. Abby keeps busy helping out at the hotel, being chief caregiver to her little brother with Down Syndrome, and learning Morse code at the telegraph office. When the devastating Frank Slide buries much of the town, Abby must do all she can to help. But a long-buried family secret emerged just before the disaster - and now she will have to wait for the dust to settle before getting the answers she so desperately wants. Inspired by two of her own relatives, one who helped run a telegraph office in the late 1800s and another who shares Abby's story (and her family secret), Jean Little crafts a compelling story rich with emotion and historical detail.

Theme: Special Needs, Survival

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    9781443119191
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Book cover of DC - BROTHERS FAR FROM HOME
DC - BROTHERS FAR FROM HOME
By: jean little | Published: August 2003

With more than 200,000 books in print, Dear Canada has fast become the historical fiction series for young girls. It has been two long years since Eli...

With more than 200,000 books in print, Dear Canada has fast become the historical fiction series for young girls. It has been two long years since Eliza's beloved older brother, Hugo, went away to war. Caught up in his enthusiasm, she couldn't understand her parent's less-than enthusiastic reaction. Now that her other brother Jack has also enlisted, she yearns for the safe return of both brothers. If only she had a friend that she could talk to about her feelings....

Theme: Historical Fiction, Diary

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    9780439969000
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Book cover of DC - EXILES FROM THE WAR
DC - EXILES FROM THE WAR
By: jean little | Published: February 2010

When a frightened girl and boy arrive on the Twiss family's doorstep to escape the Blitz, Charlotte wonders how she will keep her war guests from miss...

When a frightened girl and boy arrive on the Twiss family's doorstep to escape the Blitz, Charlotte wonders how she will keep her war guests from missing their parents back home, or from cowering every time a plane flies overhead. Though the war is being waged across the Atlantic, Charlotte begins to feel its danger, as her brother George defies their parents and enlists in the Navy. After months of receiving letters from overseas, suddenly there is no word from him - has the unthinkable happened and George's ship been sunk by a German submarine? Charlotte Twiss's diary shows her innermost feelings about her life on the Canadian homefront, as she helps her war guests "settle in" and wonders whether her brother is safe from harm.

Theme: War/Children and War, Immigration/Citizenship

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    9780545986175
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Book cover of DC - ORPHAN AT MY DOOR
DC - ORPHAN AT MY DOOR
By: jean little | Published: August 2001

Through the diary of 10-year-old Victoria Cope, we learn about the arrival of ragged Mary Anna, one of the thousands of impoverished British children ...

Through the diary of 10-year-old Victoria Cope, we learn about the arrival of ragged Mary Anna, one of the thousands of impoverished British children who were sent to Canada at the beginning of the century. Mary Anna joins the Cope family as a servant and is treated well, but she has to cope with the initial apprehension of the family members and the loss of her brother, Jasper, who was placed with another family. Victoria vows to help Mary Anna find her brother, so they can be a family once again.

Theme: Historical Fiction, Diary, War/Children and War

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    9780439988346
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Book cover of DC - SEASON FOR MIRACLES
DC - SEASON FOR MIRACLES
By: jean little | Published: October 2006

Twelve original holiday stories from the top children's writers in the country! What an incredible gift book for Dear Canada fans! The twelve stories...

Twelve original holiday stories from the top children's writers in the country! What an incredible gift book for Dear Canada fans! The twelve stories in this treasury are set around Christmas time and feature the young girls from a dozen previous Dear Canada books. Readers will be thrilled to reconnect with their favourites and get a glimpse of each character's life a year or so after the events in the actual diary are over. Anyone new to the Dear Canada series will be introduced to characters so compelling, they'll want to read more.

Theme: Historical Fiction, Diary

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    9780439952705
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Book cover of FORWARD SHAKESPEARE
FORWARD SHAKESPEARE
By: jean little | Published: September 2005

Seeing-eye pup, Shakespeare, conquered many fears in Rescue Pup. Now he is back, about to be matched up with a blind boy, ready to begin his working l...

Seeing-eye pup, Shakespeare, conquered many fears in Rescue Pup. Now he is back, about to be matched up with a blind boy, ready to begin his working life. Tim is enraged by his blindness and wants nothing to do with a guide dog. But he is no match for Shakespeare.

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    9781551433394
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Book cover of FROM ANNA
FROM ANNA
By: jean little | Published: September 2012

Jean Little's classic celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new look for a new generation! Nine-year-old Anna has always been the clumsy one in the...

Jean Little's classic celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new look for a new generation! Nine-year-old Anna has always been the clumsy one in the family - somehow she can never do anything right. She bumps into tables, and she can't read the chalkboard at school. Her perfect brothers and sisters call her "Awkward Anna." When Papa announces that the family is moving from Germany to Canada - he's worried about what the Nazis' rise to power will bring - Anna's heart sinks. How can she learn English when she can't even read German properly? But when the Soldens arrive in Canada, Anna learns that there is a reason for her clumsiness. And suddenly, wonderfully, her whole world begins to change, especially when new friends at her special school help her stand up to bullies who call her names. A truly heartwarming story, From Anna will resonate with any child who has ever felt left out. This 40th anniversary edition includes an Introduction by Katherine Paterson and and Afterword by Jean Little herself.

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    9781443113427
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Book cover of HAND IN HAND
HAND IN HAND
By: jean little | Published: September 2016

Inspired by the real-life story of Helen Keller and the servant girl Martha Washington! How did Helen Keller manage before Annie Sullivan came to tea...

Inspired by the real-life story of Helen Keller and the servant girl Martha Washington! How did Helen Keller manage before Annie Sullivan came to teach her language? This fictionalized story of two very different girls in the South, two decades after the Civil War, builds on the mentions of Martha Washington in Kellers autobiography and reimagines their relationship. Martha, Helens constant companion, is the cooks daughter a black girl, just a few years older, and the person who best understood Helens attempts at communication. Charged with keeping the unruly younger girl occupied and out of trouble, Martha is sometimes bullied, sometimes a co-conspirator, and often Helens rescuer. She is with Helen as Annie teaches her words and language, even on the miraculous day when Helen understands that the water running over one hand, and the word W-A-T-E-R that is being spelled into the other, are connected the event that freed Helen to communicate with the wider world. When Jean Little revisited Kellers The Story of My Life, she became fascinated with the few mentions of Martha and wondered what it might have been like to be in Marthas place and to be given the difficult task of minding Helen a girl so different, in a position of privilege and yet dependent on her. Could the two girls forge a friendship? Jean Littles fascination with that personal dynamic has evolved into a remarkable story of two girls navigating through the world, Hand in Hand.

Theme: Special Needs

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    9781443139236
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Book cover of HARRY'S HICCUPS
HARRY'S HICCUPS
By: jean little | Published: April 2018

Harry tries and tries to get rid of his hiccups. He tries drinking a glass of water upside down, he tries putting an ice-cold key down his back, he gl...

Harry tries and tries to get rid of his hiccups. He tries drinking a glass of water upside down, he tries putting an ice-cold key down his back, he gleefully tries eating a spoonful of sugar. But nothing works! In this charming picture book, written by children's literature legend Jean Little and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Joe Weissmann, Harry is afflicted with a case of the hopeless hiccups. It's not until Harry has a surprise encounter with a different sort of neighbor that it seems like Harry might finally get some relief...hiccup, hiccup...

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    9781459815629
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Book cover of HEY WORLD HERE I AM -REVISED
HEY WORLD HERE I AM -REVISED
By: jean little | Published: August 1990

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    9781550740363
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    Poetry
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Book cover of MAMA'S GOING TO BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD
MAMA'S GOING TO BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD
By: jean little | Published: November 2013

Jeremy is not having a good summer. His best friends have moved away, and he has to stay at the cottage with only his little sister Sarah and his Aunt...

Jeremy is not having a good summer. His best friends have moved away, and he has to stay at the cottage with only his little sister Sarah and his Aunt Margery. His parents have remained in the city so his father can have an operation. When Jeremy finally sees him again, he finds out that his father has cancer and isn’t going to get better. Suddenly, Jeremy’s life has completely changed. But then he finds an unlikely friend in Tess, who knows what it’s like to lose someone. As his friendship with her grows, through good times and bad, Jeremy discovers that his father has left him something that will live forever …

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    9780143187875
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Book cover of MINE FOR KEEPS
MINE FOR KEEPS
By: jean little | Published: October 2008

Away at school, Sally Copeland has always dreamed of going home, but now that she's there, she feels frightened and unsure of herself.Will her brother...

Away at school, Sally Copeland has always dreamed of going home, but now that she's there, she feels frightened and unsure of herself.Will her brother and sister accept her? Will she be able to do things for herself? And what will it be like to go to a regular school and be the only one with cerebral palsy?

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    9780143312321
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Book cover of ON A SNOWY NIGHT
ON A SNOWY NIGHT
By: jean little | Published: October 2013

A heartwarming wintertime tale about a bunny and her boy. When Brandon was first given his rabbit, Rosa, he thought she was better than perfect. He w...

A heartwarming wintertime tale about a bunny and her boy. When Brandon was first given his rabbit, Rosa, he thought she was better than perfect. He would stroke her and feed her bits of carrots and apples from his fingers. And Rosa felt happy. But as Brandon grew up, he became too busy to play. Rosa was hungry and lonely and worried that nobody loved her. One snowy day, Brandon takes Rosa outside to show her the snow . . . and then forgets her. With the help of some friendly woodland animals, she is able to find her way home - just as Brandon comes out to look for her. A bit of separation has made him realize what he almost lost, and Rosa knows from the smile on his face that he really does love her after all. On a Snowy Night is a sweet tale of friendship, with a gentle message about helping others. Readers will delight in Jean Little's soothing text and Brian Deines's warm, expressive illustrations as they enjoy this reassuring tale again and again.

Theme: Holidays & Celebrations, Christmas

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    9781443113595
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Book cover of PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG
PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG
By: jean little | Published: September 2016

The bestselling, award-winning picture book is now available in board book! On a stormy winter night in the barn, a donkey, sheep and cow recall the ...

The bestselling, award-winning picture book is now available in board book! On a stormy winter night in the barn, a donkey, sheep and cow recall the important contributions their ancestors made the night Jesus was born. Pippin the pig's ancestors were NOT at the manger, so when Pippin asks, "But what did the pigs do?" she is told, "Pippin, face it. Pigs have nothing worthy to offer." But after Pippin runs away from the unwelcoming barn, she saves the day when a young mother wandering with her baby gets lost in a snowstorm and needs help and shelter. This sturdy board book edition has been revised for the younger set, while keeping the soul of the story, and gently teaching readers that everyone has something to offer.

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    9781443148764
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Book cover of PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG
PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG
By: jean little | Published: October 2003

On a wintry night, all the barn animals reminisce about what important roles their great-great-great grandparents had played at the manger when a spec...

On a wintry night, all the barn animals reminisce about what important roles their great-great-great grandparents had played at the manger when a special child was born. Pippin the pig--whose ancestors weren't there-doesn't know this most familiar of Christmas stories and keeps asking questions. "What baby?" "What child?" The other animals ignore her; after all, she's only a pig. But Pippin eventually saves the day when a woman with her young child gets lost in a snowstorm and needs help. Werner Zimmermann's warm illustrations capture the animals emotions perfectly and make this a Christmas story to treasure forever.

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    9780779114207
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Book cover of SOMEBODY ELSE'S SUMMER
SOMEBODY ELSE'S SUMMER
By: jean little | Published: May 2006

On a flight from Vancouver to Toronto, two girls meet, forming an unlikely friendship. Tall, athletic Samantha is going to spend the summer with a fam...

On a flight from Vancouver to Toronto, two girls meet, forming an unlikely friendship. Tall, athletic Samantha is going to spend the summer with a family friend while her father is in South America. Alexis, a shy girl who likes books, is being sent to a horse farm to learn how to ride while her mother and stepfather are travelling in Australia. By the time their flight lands in Toronto, the girls have hatched their plots. They're going to trade places for the summer. After all, the people they're going to visit have never met them, and their parents are far away and hard to contact. But will they manage to pull it off? For how long? And with what consequences?

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    9780143016434
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Book cover of WISHES
WISHES
By: jean little | Published: September 2012

Make a wish and the sky's the limit in this delightful rhyming story from the incomparable Jean Little. If wishes were ice cream, our cones would be ...

Make a wish and the sky's the limit in this delightful rhyming story from the incomparable Jean Little. If wishes were ice cream, our cones would be doubles. If wishes were soapsuds, we'd blow shining bubbles. In this charming new picture book, children and their wild imaginations take centre stage! In a true celebration of wishers and dreamers, Jean Little entertains readers with bouncy rhymes depicting kids' favourite wishes - from puppies to pancakes; and sundaes to snowflakes. Governor General's award-winning Canadian illustrator Geneviève Côté infuses each page with her inventive illustrations, literally turning each spread into a carnival of fun! If wishes were stories, there would only be one - this one!

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    9781443107723
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