Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Families and family members

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Caillou: The Silver Knight

A Heartwarming Story on the Importance of Family Ties

Caillou is disappointed when his friend Sarah gets sick and can't come over to play. To cheer him up, Daddy tells him the story of a great knight who ...

Asha and the Toymaker

A heartwarming story about the value of art, set in the evocative Blue City of India.

Asha's papa makes and sells wooden toys to pay for her to go to school. But Papa struggles to find buyers. And this ...

The Dancing Letters

An endearing family story about love and dyslexia

 

Olivia is a little girl full of life and imagination. But when her grandmother asks her to write a story for her birthday, Olivia feels a little unsure. ...

We Love You as Much as the Fox Loves Its Tail

“We’ll love you as much as the narwhal loves its tusk.

We’ll love you as much as the seal loves its musk.

Little One, our new baby,

Welcome to our family.”

This loving bedtime poem shares all the ...

Heart Berry Bling

On a visit to her granny, Maggie is excited to begin her first-ever beading project: a pair of strawberry earrings. However, beading is much harder than she expected! As they work side by side, Granny ...

Jigging for Halibut With Tsinii

Based on Haida artist Robert Davidson’s own experiences with Tsinii (his grandfather), this tender story highlights intergenerational knowledge and authentic learning experiences. | Off the northern ...

Guardians of Porthaven

On his fifteenth birthday, Malcolm Gravenhurst is preparing to take on the mantle of Guardian, like many Gravenhursts before him.

The Guardians are tasked with defending the city of Porthaven, and his ...

The Sorry Life of Timothy Shmoe

An impulsive little boy experiences the power of unconditional love

Timothy Shmoe isn’t a bad kid, but sometimes he makes honest (and not-so-honest) mistakes. Time after time, Timothy finds himself in ...

Treaty Words

Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Luke Swinson and an author’s note at the end, Aimée Craft affirms the importance of understanding an Indigenous perspective on treaties in this evocative book ...

The Name I Call Myself

A sweet and moving picture book depicting Ari’s gender journey from childhood to adolescence in order to discover who they really are, made meaningful by self-acceptance and unconditional love.