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Emerging Readers

Congratulations on having a newly/almost-independent reader! Here are some stories to kickstart your child's reading journey.
  • The Bad Guys Episode 14: The Bad Guys in They're Bee-Hind You!

    $12.00

    Written and Illustrated by Aaron BlabeypaperbackPop quiz! You are on the roof of a skyscraper. Every floor of that building has nasty things that j...

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    $12.00
  • Real Pigeons Splash Back

    $15.90

    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackThe world’s greatest crime-fighting pigeons are making a BIG SPLASH as they try to ...

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    $15.90
  • A Positive Power Story: I Am Strong

    $10.00

    Written by Suzy Capozzi  |  Illustrated by Eren UntenpaperbackI Am Strong follows a young boy on a fun-filled day as he learns what it means to be...

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    $10.00
  • Katie Woo's Neighbourhood: Mr. Patel Builds

    $10.50

    Written by Fran Manushkinpaperback Katie’s class is learning about houses, and her classmate Peter’s father, Mr. Patel, invites the class to see a ...

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  • The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

    $10.50

    Written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale  |  Illustrated by LeUyen Phampaperback It’s mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge...

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  • If You Love Books, You Could Be...

    $8.50

    Written by Elizabeth DennispaperbackLearn all about the careers you could have if you love books in this nonfiction reader, part of a series that g...

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  • The Besties: Show and Smell

    $11.90

    Written by Felice Arena and Tom JellettpaperbackA funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule!Oliver and Ruby have b...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 5: Happy Narwhalidays

    $15.90

    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackDive into three new stories about Narwhal’s favorite time of the year! It’s the festive season in t...

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  • Real Pigeons Fight Crime

    $15.90

    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackDid you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It...

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  • Real Pigeons Get Bready

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    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackThe REAL PIGEONS are a team of crime-fighters who battle baddies wherever they go!B...

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  • Real Pigeons Nest Hard

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    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackWhat do REAL PIGEONS do? They nest, of course! And when they nest, they nest HARD.P...

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  • Real Pigeons Peck Punches

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    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackMore pigeons are fighting crime than ever before. But the REAL PIGEONS still have lo...

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  • Real Pigeons Eat Danger

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    Written by Andrew McDonald  |  Illustrated by Ben WoodpaperbackWhat do Real Pigeons do? They EAT DANGER, of course! This squad of crime-fighting fe...

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  • Truth or Lie: Sharks!

    $10.00

    Written by Erica S. Perl  |  Illustrated by Michael SlackpaperbackShark lovers will enjoy hunting down the truth about their favourite ocean predat...

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  • Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds

    $15.00

    Written by Elise Gravelpaperback Perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly, Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds is the first in a new early graphic cha...

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  • Yasmin the Recycler

    $10.00

    Written by Saadia Faruqi  |  Illustrated by Hatem AlypaperbackYasmin is thrilled about her school’s new recycling program. But getting her friends ...

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  • Yasmin the Singer

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    Written by Saadia Faruqi  |  Illustrated by Hatem AlypaperbackYasmin is excited to attend a wedding party. But when the singing starts, Yasmin is t...

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  • Yasmin the Librarian

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    Written by Saadia Faruqi  \  Illustrated by Hatem AlypaperbackIt’s library day, and Yasmin is the helper! She loves shelving books, but suddenly, Y...

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  • Kung Pow Chicken: Let's Get Cracking!

    $8.50

    Written and Illustrated by Cyndi Marko paperback In this exciting full-colour series, Gordon Blue transforms into Kung Pow Chicken, an avian super...

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  • Donut Feed the Squirrels

    $22.00

    Written and Illustrated by Mika SonghardcoverTwo squirrel best friends meet their match: a donut food truck! A hilarious young graphic novel perfec...

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    $22.00
  • School of Monsters: Deb and Dot and the Mix-Up Plot

    $10.00

    Written by Sally Rippin  |  Illustrated by Chris KennettpaperbackSome kids play well and some do not …Some look the same, like Deb and Dot!Deb and ...

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  • Diary of a Pug: Paws for a Cause

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    Written and Illustrated by Kyla Maypaperback When the local animal shelter can't afford new toys, it's up to Bub and his human, Bella, to save the...

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  • Ella Diaries: I Heart Pets

    $12.00

    Written by Meredith Costain  |  Illustrated by Danielle McDonaldpaperback Ella is resourceful, caring and real, and the writing is sharp and funny....

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  • Ella Diaries: Ballet Backflip

    $12.00

    Written by Meredith Costain  |  Illustrated by Danielle McDonaldpaperbackElla is resourceful, caring and real, and the writing is sharp and funny. ...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 6: Narwhal's School of Awesomeness

    $15.90

    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackDive into four new stories about Narwhal and Jelly becoming substitute teachers! The two best friend...

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  • Diary of a Pug: Pug's Snow Day

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    Written by Kyla Maypaperback It's a snow day, and Bella is thrilled. There's no school, so she and Bub can play outside all day. Trouble is, Bub d...

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  • Ella Diaries: Double Dare You

    $12.00

    Written by Meredith Costain  |  Illustrated by Danielle McDonaldpaperbackWARNING: You are about to read my UTTERLY BIGGEST SECRETS. Can I trust you...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 4: Narwhal's Otter Friend

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    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackNarwhal and Jelly . . . and Otty?! Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding ...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 2: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt

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    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackNarwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure! Join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly J...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 3: Peanut Butter and Jelly

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    Written and Illustrated by Ben ClantonpaperbackNarwhal and Jelly are back and Narwhal has a new obsession - peanut butter! He’s so obsessed he eve...

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  • Narwhal and Jelly 1: Unicorn of the Sea!

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    Written and Illustrated by Ben Clantonpaperback Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot...

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  • Layla and the Bots: Happy Paws

    $8.50

    Written by Vicky Fang  |  Illustrated by Christine NishiyamapaperbackLayla and the Bots are in an awesome rock band! They also use problem-solving ...

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  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Sad

    $10.00

    Written by Courtney Carbone  |  Illustrated by Hilli KushnirpaperbackIf feeling blue isn’t bad enough, it’s even worse without your best furry fri...

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  • A Positive Power Story: I Am Thankful

    $10.00

    Written by Suzy Capozzi  |  Illustrated by Eren UntenpaperbackIt’s Thanksgiving Day, and there’s a lot to be done before turkey time! I Am Thankfu...

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  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Jealous

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    Written by Courtney Carbone  |  Illustrated by Hilli KushnirpaperbackIn This Makes Me Jealous, a young girl is proud of being the star athlete at ...

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  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Scared

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    Written by Courtney Carbone  |  Illustrated by Hilli KushnirpaperbackA young boy is terrified about taking swim lessons. The water is cold, chlorin...

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  • Unicorn Diaries: Bo's Magical New Friend

    $10.60

    Written and Illustrated by Rebecca ElliottpaperbackBo Tinseltail loves going to Sparklegrove School with the other unicorns. Every unicorn has a ma...

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  • Unicorn Diaries: Bo and the Dragon-Pup

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    Written and Illustrated by Rebecca ElliottpaperbackWith easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page...

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    $10.60
  • Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Happy

    $10.00

    Written by Courtney Carbone  |  Illustrated by Hilli KushnirpaperbackThis Makes Me Happy follows a young girl on a field trip to the fair, complet...

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  • School of Monsters: Mary Has the Best Pet

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    Written by Sally Rippin  |  Illustrated by Chris KennettpaperbackYou're not supposed to bring your pet to the School of Monsters if you haven't fed...

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    $10.00