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A World of Stories

18 authors, 18 illustrators from around the world

“A World of Stories” is a collection of 18 stories celebrating a variety of international holidays that can be celebrated worldwide, regardless of religious or cultural background. (ages 12 and under) CONTACT CRYSTAL STRANAGHAN FOR MORE DETAILS

ADDverse

MW Penn & Malgorzata Slicszniak-Swirszcz

Farmer Yercle’s Circles provides a visit to the Circle 8-a farm where nothing is square or even oval. Peter Pattern explores the concept of repeating patterns in the world around us. Together, they bring two integral parts of the primary math curriculum together in a celebration of math and poetry fun! (ages 4-8) CONTACT MW PENN FOR MORE INFORMATION

aRHYTHMetic

Tiffany Stone, Kari-Lynn Winters, Lori Sherritt-Fleming & Scot Ritchie

A book (and a half!) of poetry about math. Kittens plus puppies, plus shapes to explore. Add bison, a princess and dragons galore. Ideal for home or classroom use, these rollicking rhymes explore basic concepts of arithmetic in new and engaging ways. (ages 4-8) CONTACT TIFFANY STONE, KARI-LYNN WINTERS or LORI SHERRITT-FLEMING FOR MORE INFORMATION.

aRYTHMÉtique

Christine Jutras-Tarakdjian & Scot Ritchie

Un livre (et demi)de poésie sur les mathématiques! Des chats, des chiens et des formes à additionner Un bison, une princesse, des dragons en abondance Sept poèmes mathématiques qui battent la cadence Voilà autant de choses pour vous amuser! (ages 4-8) CONTACT TIFFANY STONE, KARI-LYNN WINTERS or LORI SHERRITT-FLEMING FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Faeries Are Real

Crystal Stranaghan & Izabela Bzymek

Who designs the snowflakes? Who makes leaves crunch? Who causes thunder and lighting? These, and many other, questions are answered in a fun and entertaining way that will get the reader thinking about the world around them. (ages 4-10) CONTACT CRYSTAL STRANAGHAN OR IZABELA BZYMEK FOR MORE INFORMATION

Filthy Franny and the 4 Faery Fleas

MW Penn & Mike Linton

Franny likes to swing from tree limbs, chase lizards and play in mud, but she doesn’t like to take baths. When she wishes for a Faery Godmother to whisk her away to far off lands, the fates send her the much more appropriate Faery Fleas. Join Franny and fleas-Freddie, Frankie, Frieda and Flo-on a jolly journey through the digits. (ages 4-8) CONTACT MW PENN FOR MORE INFORMATION

Fly Catcher Boy

Rebecca Kool & David Namisato

Written in English with Japanese words and expressions throughout the text, Fly Catcher Boy provides readers with a window into Japanese language and culture. The pronunciation glossary ensures that readers will be able to pronounce, and understand, the Japanese words they are learning throughout the story. (ages 4-10) CONTACT REBECCA KOOL FOR MORE INFORMATION

Grinelda The Mad Hatter

Mary Jo Reinhart & Paula Nathan

Grinelda is a creative young hat maker who dances to the beat of her own drum. Her classmates fail to appreciate her talents, until a school production of Cinderella gives her a chance to shine. (ages 4-8) CONTACT MARY JO REINHART OR PAULA NATHAN FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ready for R

Marian MacDougall & Silvana Bevilacqua

“Ready for R” includes colour coded “R” word lists, fun and easy teaching tips, along with silly stories that will make students want to keep practicing. “Ready for R” is designed to spark speech, language and literacy development, inspire story-telling and encourage ESL students. (ages 4+) CONTACT MARIAN MACDOUGALL OR SILVANA BEVILACQUA FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sidney the Silly Who Only Eats 6

MW Penn & Sarah Tommer

King Sidney is silly, he only eats 6, but the time comes when Chef Brolly puts his foot down and Sidney must find a way to get what he wants without driving everyone in the palace crazy! (Ages 4-8) CONTACT MW PENN FOR MORE INFORMATION

The 13th Floor: Primed for Adventure

Crystal Stranaghan & Izabela Bzymek

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got into an elevator and pushed every single button? Penelope Jones does just that, and winds up on the 13th Floor of her Grandmother’s apartment building. (ages 5-10) CONTACT CRYSTAL STRANAGHAN OR IZABELA BZYMEK FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Pirate Who Lost His Aarrr!

Crystal Stranaghan & Marcus Wild

A tale of pirates, betrayal, gold, a curse and second chances. How can ye resist? (ages 5-10) CONTACT CRYSTAL STRANAGHAN FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Yoga Game

Kathy Beliveau & Farida Zaman

The Yoga Game invites children (of all ages) to play with the words, guess the riddles and enjoy an actual yoga practice, while introducing the concepts of balance, breath and focus. Entertaining rhymes, enchanting riddles and vibrant illustrations create a rich, multi-layered experience. (ages 2+) CONTACT KATHY BELIVEAU FOR MORE INFORMATION

Then it Rained

Crystal Stranaghan & Rosa Espadaler

It’s the perfect reminder for everyone that sometimes in life, you just have to put on your gumboots and jump in with both feet! (ages 4-8) CONTACT CRYSTAL STRANAGHAN FOR MORE INFORMATION

Vernon and the Snake

Crystal Stranaghan & Eleanor Rosenberg

Vernon and the Snake are forced to face their fear of each other when they unexpectedly meet one day. There is only one backyard; will one of them be finding a new place to hang out? Or will Vernon and the Snake learn to live with each other? When you’ve heard one side of the story, just flip it over for the other perspective! (ages 2-8) CONTACT CRYSTAL STRANAGHAN FOR MORE INFORMATION

When Chickens Fly

Kari-Lynn Winters & Izabela Bzymek

Esper Getz is no ordinary chicken. She dreams of being a free range aerialist and competing in the Snow Sports Competition. Join Esper on this hilarious journey and find out what it really takes to be a winner! (ages 4-8) CONTACT KARI-LYNN WINTERS OR IZABELA BZYMEK FOR MORE INFORMATION