February 28, 2013

True Worth and Beauty: Social Justice Book List #9

Appreciating what makes someone or something beautiful and valuable gives the opportunity to show acceptance for differences and inclusion. This is our second last book list of youngCanLit, this time dealing with True Worth and Beauty.

Picture Books
 
Anna’s Goat
by Janice Kulyk Keefer
Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 6-9
2000


Big Bear Hug  
by Nicholas Oldland  
Kids Can Press  
32 pp.  
Ages 5-7  
2009

Buttercup’s Lovely Day
by Carolyn Beck
Illustrated by Andrea Beck
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 3-6
2008


Dear Baobab
by Cheryl Foggo
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Second Story Press
24 pp.
Ages 6-8
2011
Earth to Audrey
by Susan Hughes
Illustrated by Stéphane Poulin
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5+
 

2005


Emma and the Silk Train
by Julie Lawson
Illustrated by Paul Mombourquette
Kids Can Press
32pp.
Ages 4 - 9
1997
Gift Days
by Kari-Lynn Winters
Illustrated by Stephen Taylor
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 7+
2012


 


 
 Gifts
by Jo Ellen Bogart

Illustrated by Barbara Reid
Scholastic Canada
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
1994

 



A Good Trade
by Alma Fullerton
Illustrated by Karen Patkau
Pajama Press
32 pp.
Ages 5+
2012

Gray Wolf's Search
by Bruce Swanson
Illustrated by Gary Peterson
Second Story Press
24 pp.
Ages 7-11
2007

 

An Imaginary Garden
by Andrew Larsen
Illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2009

 


Make the Moose Out of Life
by Nicholas Oldland
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-7
2010
Miss Meow Pageant
by Ricardo Keene Douglas
Illustrated by Marie LaFrance
Annick Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8

1998




Red is Best
by Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis
Annick Press
32 pp.
Ages 2-5
1992
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
by Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-9
2007

 




Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt
by Barbara Smucker

Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Lester Publishing
32 pp.
Ages 5-8
1995

 


 Solomon’s Tree
by Andrea Spalding
Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 6-9
2002

 


Stanley's Beauty Contest
by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press
32 pp.

Ages 4-8
2009
Suki’s Kimono
by Chieri Uegaki
Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2003

 



 
Tadeo’s Search for Circles
by Marion Brooker
Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2011

 



What’s the most beautiful thing you know about horses
by Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by George Littlechild
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
1998

 



Fiction

Born Ugly
by Beth Goobie
Red Deer Press
270 pp.

Ages 14+
2011

Making Bombs For Hitler
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Scholastic Canada
186 pp.
Ages 8-12
2012


Mirror Image
by K. L. Denman
Orca Book Publishers
105 pp.
Ages 10-15
2007

 




No Ordinary Day
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books
159 pp.
Ages 9-12
2011


Outlaw in India
by Philip Roy
Ronsdale Press
212 pp.
Ages 8-14
2012

The Paper House
by Lois Peterson
Orca Book Publishers
108 pp.
Ages 8-11
2012


Strange Beauty
by Lori Weber
James Lorimer
144 pp.
Ages 13-17
2006
 
Very Serious Children
by Caroline Adderson

Scholastic Canada
145 pp.
Ages 8-12
2008


 



Non-Fiction  
The Birdman
by Veronika Martinova Charles
Illustrated by Anouchka Gravel Galouchko and Stéphan Daigle
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2006


The Book of Awesome

by Neil Pasricha
Putnam
400 pp.
Ages 12+
2010

 




In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You
by Shari Graydon
Annick Press
176 pp.
Ages 11-17
2004 

 
One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Pajama Press
128 pp.
Ages 8-12
2012

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