Maria Recommends - Spring 2020 Children's

Here is a list of my favourite picture books, fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction titles for spring and summer. If you can’t find what you need, please feel free to email me [email protected] anytime. I’m happy to help you with selection. We have thousands of books on any theme you need. Browse our website for lots of great core titles, and let us know if you need any help.

Book cover of ON MY MOUNTAIN
ON MY MOUNTAIN
By: francois aubineau | Published: February 2020

Both the shepherd and the wolf live on the mountain. They love their home and want to feel safe there. This book tells the same story, in identical wo...

Both the shepherd and the wolf live on the mountain. They love their home and want to feel safe there. This book tells the same story, in identical words, from both the wolf's perspective and that of the shepherd. Read the wolf's story then flip it over and read the shepherd's story and see the landscape that each of them sees. A good reminder of how humans should behave in the wild and on this earth that we share.

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    9781459822320
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Book cover of VIOLET SHRINK
VIOLET SHRINK
By: christi baldacchino | Published: March 2020

Violet Shrink doesn't like parties. Or bashes, or gatherings. Lots of people and lots of noise make Violet's tummy ache and her hands sweat. She would...

Violet Shrink doesn't like parties. Or bashes, or gatherings. Lots of people and lots of noise make Violet's tummy ache and her hands sweat. She would much rather spend time on her own, watching the birds in her backyard, reading comics or listening to music through her purple headphones. The problem is that the whole Shrink family loves parties with loud music and games and dancing.

  • ISBN
    9781773062051
  • Format
    Hardcover Canadian
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Book cover of KEITH AMONG THE PIGEONS
KEITH AMONG THE PIGEONS
By: katie brosnan | Published: April 2020

Keith feels different to the other cats, who don't like to wash in bird baths or nap in the branches of trees. He begins to wonder if he actually is a...

Keith feels different to the other cats, who don't like to wash in bird baths or nap in the branches of trees. He begins to wonder if he actually is a cat. He's always felt more comfortable when surrounded by pigeons. But when he tries to join them, the birds see him as a cat and keep their distance. Is he a cat or a pigeon?

  • ISBN
    9781786283443
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Book cover of WHAT IF BUNNY'S NOT A BULLY
WHAT IF BUNNY'S NOT A BULLY
By: lana button | Published: March 2020

Not your typical bullying story. Gertie the elephant says everyone on the playground should stay away from Bunny because she’s super mean. But K...

Not your typical bullying story. Gertie the elephant says everyone on the playground should stay away from Bunny because she’s super mean. But Kitty has questions: How did Bunny become a bully? Was she born that way? Did she catch the bully flu? Wait, does that mean bullying is contagious? Could the other animals catch it? But … then no one would play would them either, and that doesn’t seem fair. Might Bunny be sorry? Should they give her a second chance? Flipping the focus turns ideas about bullies (and those who call them that!) on their heads.

Theme: Bullying Issues

  • ISBN
    9781525300554
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    Hardcover Canadian
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Book cover of YOU ARE READY
YOU ARE READY
By: eric carle | Published: April 2020

Bold illustrations and easy-to-read text encourage children who are going out into the world to spread their wings, knowing they have everything they ...

Bold illustrations and easy-to-read text encourage children who are going out into the world to spread their wings, knowing they have everything they need inside them.

  • ISBN
    9780062953520
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Book cover of QUIET GIRL
QUIET GIRL
By: peter carnavas | Published: July 2020

Celebrated author-illustrator Peter Carnavas's gentle family story about mindfulness and stillness reminds us of the beauty all around us--if we only ...

Celebrated author-illustrator Peter Carnavas's gentle family story about mindfulness and stillness reminds us of the beauty all around us--if we only take the time to notice it.

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    9781772781229
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Book cover of VOTE FOR ME
VOTE FOR ME
By: ben clanton | Published: February 2020

Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support...

Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag? Sure! Flatter? Absolutely! Exaggerate, name-call, make silly promises and generally act childish? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Soon, the tension mounts, and these two quarrelsome candidates resort to slinging mud (literally) and flinging insults. And what happens when the election results are in? Well, let's just say the donkey and the elephant are in for a little surprise--and a certain bewhiskered, third-party candidate is in for a first term!

  • ISBN
    9780735267589
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Book cover of 1 LITTLE BAG: AN AMAZING JOURNEY
1 LITTLE BAG: AN AMAZING JOURNEY
By: henry cole | Published: April 2020

An evocative wordless picture book that is a loving tribute to mindful living on our precious planet. From a tall tree growing in the forest--to th...

An evocative wordless picture book that is a loving tribute to mindful living on our precious planet. From a tall tree growing in the forest--to the checkout counter at the grocery store--one little bag finds its way into the hands of a young boy on the eve of his first day of school. And so begins an incredible journey of one little bag that is usedand reusedand reused again. In a three-generation family, the bag is transporter of objects and keeper of memories. And when Grandfather comes to the end of his life, the family finds a meaningful new way for the battered, but much-loved little bag to continue its journey in the circle of life.

  • ISBN
    9781338359978
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Book cover of WHEREVER I GO
WHEREVER I GO
By: mary copp | Published: April 2020

A hopeful and timely picture book about a spirited little girl living in a refugee camp. Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Cam...

A hopeful and timely picture book about a spirited little girl living in a refugee camp. Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest—seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that’s too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen. Sometimes she’s a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes she’s a quiet queen, cuddling her baby cousin to sleep while Auntie is away collecting firewood. And sometimes, when Papa talks hopefully of their future, forever home, Abia is a little nervous. Forever homes are in strange and faraway places—will she still be a queen? Filled with hope, love, and respect, Wherever I Go is a timely tribute to the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781534419193
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Book cover of MACCA THE ALPACA
MACCA THE ALPACA
By: matt cosgrove | Published: March 2020

Macca the alpaca's days were happy and carefree until -- drama! -- a llama. In this adorable, quirky picture book, Macca the alpaca loves splashing i...

Macca the alpaca's days were happy and carefree until -- drama! -- a llama. In this adorable, quirky picture book, Macca the alpaca loves splashing in puddles and gives the best cuddles. But when he bumps into a big bullying llama named Harmer (who's no charmer), Macca must prove the value of smarts and kindness.

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    9781338602821
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Book cover of SORRY REALLY SORRY
SORRY REALLY SORRY
By: joanna cotler | Published: April 2020

After Cow's bad mood spreads to the whole farm, Dog starts a new chain reaction by showing kindness.

Theme: Friendship

  • ISBN
    9781984812476
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Book cover of CAN I PLAY TOO
CAN I PLAY TOO
By: samantha cotterill | Published: March 2020

"A young boy building a train track with his friend is headed for trouble until a teacher steps in and helps him learn social cues of anger and happin...

"A young boy building a train track with his friend is headed for trouble until a teacher steps in and helps him learn social cues of anger and happiness"--

Theme: Preschool, Friendship

  • ISBN
    9780525553465
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Book cover of MAISY GETS A PET
MAISY GETS A PET
By: lucy cousins | Published: June 2020

What is it like to get your first pet? Little Black Cat becomes Maisy's new companion in a purr-fect First Experiences story. Penguin's cat has had ki...

What is it like to get your first pet? Little Black Cat becomes Maisy's new companion in a purr-fect First Experiences story. Penguin's cat has had kittens, and they're all so small! Maisy wants to take one home, but which should she choose? One is playful, one is bold, one is soft -- but then a little black kitten climbs right onto Maisy's lap and starts to purr. . . . Maisy is eager to learn how to care for her new pet, from chores like changing its water and cleaning its litter to games like dangling a string or shining a light beam around on the floor for it to chase. Little fans with new pets in the offing will find themselves well prepared with the obliging Maisy leading the way.

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    9781536211597
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Book cover of PETE THE CATS GROOVY GUIDE TO KINDNESS
PETE THE CATS GROOVY GUIDE TO KINDNESS
By: james dean | Published: April 2020

Kindness is cool! Pete the Cat shares some groovy words on kindness in this fun collection of his favorite famous quotes about sharing, lending a h...

Kindness is cool! Pete the Cat shares some groovy words on kindness in this fun collection of his favorite famous quotes about sharing, lending a helping hand, and having compassion for others. Cool cat Pete adds his own spin on well-known classic quotes from luminaries ranging from Booker T. Washington to Henry James. Everyone's favorite blue cat reminds us that "it's cool to be kind."

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    9780062974020
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Book cover of PETE THE CAT 5-MINUTE BEDTIME STORIES
PETE THE CAT 5-MINUTE BEDTIME STORIES
By: james dean | Published: March 2020

Join Pete the Cat for 12 groovy, cozy stories perfect for bedtime! Each of these awesome twelve tales is the perfect length to read aloud and inclu...

Join Pete the Cat for 12 groovy, cozy stories perfect for bedtime! Each of these awesome twelve tales is the perfect length to read aloud and includes full-color illustrations on every page. Readers will love snuggling up to these fun Pete the Cat stories, from Pete helping out the tooth fairy, camping in the woods, hosting a slumber party, and much more!

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    9780062953346
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