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Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick is an East Coast Musical Journey

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Gorgeous illustrations and a fun story line work together to introduce young readers to a traditional Newfoundland instrument.

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The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story Showcases Finely Tuned Whimsy

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The tiny sets and props are perfectly constructed to delight children and grownups alike.

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Mayann’s Train Ride tracks sweet nostalgia

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Mayann's Train Ride

When school lets out for the summer, Mayann eagerly prepares for her family’s trip to New York City.

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Jack and the Green Man

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Juicy bits of Newfoundland idiom (Jack’s head is “plimmed” with love ballads, and he and the giant are “drove cracked” by the grouchy eagle) and customs (a boil-up on the beach, mummers, a card tournament) are threaded through the books.

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Thundermaker captures storytelling spirit, wisdom

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The Thundermaker

Based on Alan Syliboy’s multimedia exhibit, this book captures the storytelling spirit of the Mi’Kmaw people.

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The Mysterious Tale of the Ferryland Visitor Evokes Wonder

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Told through the eyes of the youngest child in the family, it takes a very quiet, everyday approach to what is essentially anything but an everyday occurrence. The result evokes wonder rather than horror.

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Full Speed Ahead is Full of Questions, Adventure

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It brushes over a range of serious topics, like immigration, mining history, geology and acceptance, without settling for too long on any of it — because more than anything, Lukins places her emphasis on telling an exciting tale.

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