New and Noteworthy Picture Books: July 2021

July 15, 2021 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that have just hit our shelves. Additionally, most are available as eBooks.

Poem in my Pocket

Poem in my Pocket by Chris Tougas. Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon. Ages 6-9.

A writer’s journey is never easy! When the words of a carefully crafted poem escape from a hole in a young person’s pocket, they scatter and mingle all across the city. Later, the word re-form into something new and special: a Poet-Tree!


Beatrice was a Tree

Beatrice was a Tree by Joyce Hesselberth. Ages 4-8.

Have you ever imagined that you were a tree? With roots, leaves and branches, and nesting birds? Beatrice does and along the way we learn all the different ways trees are important for our environment!


Stand Like a Cedar

Stand Like a Cedar by Nicola I Campbell. Illustrated by Carrielynn Victor. Ages 4-7

The sights and sounds of nature come alive when we take time to stop and listen. Learn the names of different animals in the Halq'emeylem language, and what they can teach us!


The Day the Rain Moved In

The Day the Rain Moved In by Eleonore Douspis. Ages 7-10

One day, it mysteriously starts to rain inside Pauline and Louis’s house, even though it is bright and sunny outside. No one knows where the rain is coming from and Pauline and Louis are embarrassed and afraid of being teased at school. What would they do if their friends found out their secret?


We All Play

We All Play by Julie Flett. Ages 0-7

Animals and children are not so different, they are connected in many ways: they hide and hop, splash and squirt and wiggle and wobble. They play and have fun in nature! This book has a glossary of the English and Cree names for all the animals included.

Posted on behalf of Margaret, Children's Selection Team.


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