MARIA RECOMMENDS - FALL 2020 CHILDREN'S

Here is a list of my favourite new books for this fall. The best of the best! Picture books, easy novels, Jr fiction, intermediate fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction.

Please note, this list is sorted by category (picture books, fiction, graphic novels etc. ) If you need further help finding titles or themes, feel free to email me or call anytime. Happy reading!

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Book cover of OLD MAN & THE PENGUIN - A TRUE STORY
OLD MAN & THE PENGUIN - A TRUE STORY
By: julie abery | Published: October 2020

Joao hears 'a sorry screech' as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil. Barely moving on the sa...

Joao hears 'a sorry screech' as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil. Barely moving on the sand, too tired to swim, too weak to stan... Joao must save this little guy. Without his help, he'll surely die. Joao takes the penguin home. He cleans him, feeds him and nurses him slowly back to health - and the pair develop a special bond. When the penguin is fully recovered, Joao knows it's time to return him to the wild where he belongs. But the penguin has other ideas...

  • ISBN
    9781525302084
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WORLD OF MINDFULNESS
WORLD OF MINDFULNESS
By: erin alladin | Published: October 2020

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative, sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several exciting ...

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative, sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several exciting new artists

Theme: Mindfulness, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781772781380
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SOMETIMES PEOPLE MARCH
SOMETIMES PEOPLE MARCH
By: tessa allen | Published: September 2020

Theme: Social Justice , Activism

  • ISBN
    9780062991188
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WE LOVE YOU MR PANDA
WE LOVE YOU MR PANDA
By: steve antony | Published: September 2020

Everyone needs love -- even the bestselling Mr. Panda! Mr. Panda is waiting with eager and open arms to give free hugs -- but nobody seems to want any...

Everyone needs love -- even the bestselling Mr. Panda! Mr. Panda is waiting with eager and open arms to give free hugs -- but nobody seems to want any of his cuddles. After his friends Skunk, Croc, Elephant, Mouse, Sloth, and Ostrich hug each other, Mr. Panda is left wanting some love. If only he knew what his friends have in store...Steve Antony tells a heartwarming story with adorable art and good humor.

  • ISBN
    9781338668087
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WHEN I DRAW A PANDA
WHEN I DRAW A PANDA
By: amyjune bates | Published: September 2020

When a girl draws a panda, it comes to life and helps her embrace her own creativity and unique way of seeing the world.

Theme: Character Education, Art

  • ISBN
    9781481451482
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of PERFECT PIGEONS
PERFECT PIGEONS
By: katherine battersby | Published: September 2020

One plucky pigeon dares to fly against the flock in this brightly illustrated, laugh-out-loud picture book about embracing the things that make us dif...

One plucky pigeon dares to fly against the flock in this brightly illustrated, laugh-out-loud picture book about embracing the things that make us different.

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781534457812
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of BIGFOOT WANTS A LITTLE BROTHER
BIGFOOT WANTS A LITTLE BROTHER
By: samantha berger | Published: October 2020

From the creators of Back to School with Bigfoot comes a hilarious story about Bigfoot's little sibling!Bigfoot has always wanted a little brother and...

From the creators of Back to School with Bigfoot comes a hilarious story about Bigfoot's little sibling!Bigfoot has always wanted a little brother and is in for a surprise when his parents return home from the hospital with a sister. He is not happy about this at first, and builds a robot brother to do everything he wanted to do with his little brother. But soon he learns that sisters can be just as cool as brobots... maybe even better.

  • ISBN
    9780545859745
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of NUT THAT FELL FROM THE TREE
NUT THAT FELL FROM THE TREE
By: sangeeta bhadra | Published: September 2020

In the style of 'The House That Jack Built,' here's a cumulative, rhyming tale that follows an acorn on an arduous journey, as one animal after anothe...

In the style of 'The House That Jack Built,' here's a cumulative, rhyming tale that follows an acorn on an arduous journey, as one animal after another steals it, drops it or tosses it, sending the acorn inside an old shoe, high above the trees and down to the bottom of a stream. But in the end, the rat, goose, bear and more turn out to simply be the conduits that help the acorn eventually land on a hillside, where the warm sun helps it grow into another grand oak tree, which now holds the house where Jack (Jill's grandson) plays.

  • ISBN
    9781525301193
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of PIG THE SLOB
PIG THE SLOB
By: aaron blabey | Published: November 2020

The world's greediest Pug returns -- and he's lazier than ever! Pig was a Pugand I'm sorry to say he was shockingly lazy.Such a shameful display . . ....

The world's greediest Pug returns -- and he's lazier than ever! Pig was a Pugand I'm sorry to say he was shockingly lazy.Such a shameful display . . . Pig, the world's greediest Pug is back--and he won't get off the couch! Pig spends all day, every day in a horizontal position, binging on snacks and TV. Trevor tries to convince him to come out and play, but Pig won't budge! Until one day when something happens to get Pig up off the couch once and for all . . .

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9781443182812
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of VERY SUPER BEAR
VERY SUPER BEAR
By: nick bland | Published: October 2020

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's The Very Super Bear! In the Jingle Jangle Jungle, while Bear was chasing bees, he came across the stranges...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's The Very Super Bear! In the Jingle Jangle Jungle, while Bear was chasing bees, he came across the strangest thing beneath the shady trees. It was such a lovely colour and just the perfect shape. "Today''s my lucky day!" said Bear. "I''ve found myself . . . . . . A CAPE." When Bear finds a cape in the Jingle Jangle Jungle, he soon finds there are lots of animals in need of his help. Can The Very Super Bear and his sidekick, Bruce the Goose, save the jungle from the cranky yellow monster? From bestselling author and illustrator Nick Bland comes this exciting new adventure with an environmental twist.

Theme: Environment

  • ISBN
    9781443182287
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of WORRYSAURUS
WORRYSAURUS
By: rachel bright | Published: October 2020

It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn't long before a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy...

It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn't long before a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy... What if he hasn't brought enough to eat? What if he gets lost in the jungle? What if it rains?! With a little help from his mom, Worrysaurus finds a way to soothe the anxious butterflies, chase his fears away, and find peace and happiness in the moment at hand. Discover the perfect book to help every little anxious Worrysaurus let go of their fears, and feel happy in the moment at hand!

Theme: Mental Health & Wellness, Anxiety

  • ISBN
    9781338634082
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of CROW & SNOW
CROW & SNOW
By: robert broder | Published: October 2020

This heartfelt and beautifully illustrated picture book follows the special friendship between a scarecrow and a snowman throughout the seasons. Being...

This heartfelt and beautifully illustrated picture book follows the special friendship between a scarecrow and a snowman throughout the seasons. Being a scarecrow can be lonely. Spending his day keeping birds away doesn’t leave Crow with many options for friends. Then one snowy day, the children on the farm build a snowman. Crow and Snow are fast friends and winter passes happily in each other’s company. Then Snow goes away. Crow misses his friend and thinks of Snow during the warm seasons until they can be reunited again. Being apart can be hard, but the very truest of friends never lose each other.

Theme: Seasons, Story Time, Friendship

  • ISBN
    9781534445956
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    Hardcover
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of ME & MAMA
ME & MAMA
By: cozbi cabrera | Published: August 2020

Mama's love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with lit...

Mama's love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with little ones!

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    9781534454217
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Book cover of NOW WASH YOUR HANDS
NOW WASH YOUR HANDS
By: matt carr | Published: October 2020

Join Mrs. Moo's classroom as they learn all about the importance of washing your hands! Mrs. Moo's classroom welcomes a very special guest to teach th...

Join Mrs. Moo's classroom as they learn all about the importance of washing your hands! Mrs. Moo's classroom welcomes a very special guest to teach them all about germs and why they should wash their hands. This simple picture book features a singsong text, an adorable classroom of animals, and a focus on personal hygiene. The perfect book for teaching little ones about germs and the effectiveness of hand washing at preventing the spread of disease . Ideal for classroom story time and family sharing.

Theme: Illness

  • ISBN
    9781338734263
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of ONCE UPON AN HOUR
ONCE UPON AN HOUR
By: annyu-kyung choi | Published: August 2020

A child is told a bedtime tale about how the 12 animals of the Korean zodiac came together to save a young character on their quest for a plant known ...

A child is told a bedtime tale about how the 12 animals of the Korean zodiac came together to save a young character on their quest for a plant known to have healing properties in this gorgeously illustrated picture book.

Theme: Asian Heritage, Korean

  • ISBN
    9781459821279
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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