Lilliana and the Frogs

Lilliana and the Frogs is a story about a young girl and her love of frogs. One day when Lilliana is at a nearby pond she decides to catch some of the frogs to bring home. When Lilliana is not looking the frogs escape the enclosure and spread throughout the house! This story will encourage […]

The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I

In this true story, students will learn about two war heroes, a man and his donkey. During the First World War in the battlefields of Gallipoli, Jack Simpson assisted in battle as a stretcher bearer, facing the bullets and bombs while carrying wounded soldiers back to safety. Soon enough, there was an insufficient amount of […]

Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story

This book retells a true story of two soldiers who were brothers and their horse, Bunny, who fought in the First World War together. Bunny the horse was chosen as one of the 18 horses that were sent to Europe to fight as part of the 9th Battery Canadian Field Artillery. Throughout the story students […]

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

In this story, students will learn about how a bear named Winnipeg (Winnie) became one of today’s most popular characters in children’s literature, Winnie the Pooh. Cole asks his mom, the great granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, , to tell him a bedtime story about a bear. Cole comes to learn how he got his […]

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of The Goat Who Went to War

This book features a true story about your not so typical war hero. Sergeant Billy was a goat who was adopted by a platoon of soldiers in the First World War. Throughout this story, students come to be inspired by Sergeant Billy’s bravery as they read about his journey as a goat who traveled from […]

Pasture Bedtime

Charlie, an eleven-year-old boy, likes to keep his life organized and quiet while living on a ranch where his mother runs a veterinary clinic. When Charlie’s mom hires a bookkeeper to come live on the farm, the bookkeeper brings her daughter, Amy Ma, with her, and Amy is anything but quiet! Amy’s constant questions and […]

The Girl and the Wolf

The Girl and the Wolf tells the story of a girl who wanders away from her mother while picking berries in the woods. When she realizes that she went too far and cannot find her mother, she begins to panic until a calm, wolf appears. Through a series of questions from the wolf, the girl […]

Tanna’s Owl

Tanna’s Owl tells the story of Tanna, a girl who learns to appreciate owls. At first, Tanna was disappointed her father brought home a baby owl that required care. Tanna thought the owl was ugly, and did not enjoy how the owl ate ‘gross’ food. As the story progresses and Tanna becomes more familiar with […]

The Bug Girl

The Bug Girl tells the journey of a young girl exploring her passion for insects. The girl falls victim to bullying when her peers tease her for liking bugs and as a result she decides not to like bugs anymore. Soon, with help from her mom, and an entomologist, the girl realizes that bugs are […]

Kamik an Inuit Puppy Story

Kamik an Inuit Puppy Story tells the story of a frustrated boy who receives advice from his grandfather about the importance of building a friendship with his puppy, Kamik. Jake is having a difficult time with the way his new puppy is behaving, but becomes optimistic after listening to stories from his grandfather on the […]

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