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The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

Thornhill, Jan (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2016. 44 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Birds, Canadian animals, ecology, environment, extinction, Great Auk, greed, history, Iceland, Newfoundland and Labrador, predators, research, wildlife conservation
 
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A Christmas Carol

McKeown, Adam (Author)
Dickens, Charles (Author)
Kelley, Gerald (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, generosity, ghosts, greed, illustrations (watercolours), transformation
 
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Jack and the Baked Beanstalk

Stimpson, Colin (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, cooking, fractured stories, giants, greed, Jack and the Beanstalk, restaurants
 
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Springman, I.C. (Author)
Lies, Brian (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Comparisons, concepts, consumerism, excess, greed, quantities, sharing
 
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The Dragon’s Pearl

Lawson, Julie (Author)
Morin, Paul (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1995. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: China, dragons, droughts, family life, folktales, greed, illustrations (oil paint), mothers and sons
 
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Captain Cat

Moore, Inga (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, boats, cats, greed, individuality, islands, oceans, travel
 
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Thing-Thing

Fagan, Cary (Author)
Debon, Nicolas (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Belonging, city life, greed, multiple stories, parallel stories, perspectives, toys
 
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King Midas and the Golden Touch

Craft, Charlotte (Author)
Craft, Kinuko Y. (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fathers and daughters, greed, Greek mythology, kings, legends, mythology, wishes
 
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Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Pizzoli, Greg (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Counterfeiting, criminals, Eiffel Tower, France, greed, United States, Victor Lustig
 
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Me First!

Escoffier, Michaël (Author)
Di Giacomo, Kris (Illustrator)
Enchanted Lion Books 2013. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Ducks, family life, greed, humour, patience, selfishness, surprise endings
 
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The Quiltmaker’s Gift

Brumbeau, Jeff (Author)
de Marcken, Gail (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2001. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community service, fairy tales, generosity, greed, quilting, sharing
 
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The Smallest Gift of Christmas

Reynolds, Peter H. (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, families, gifts, greed, wishes
 
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The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Jeffers, Oliver (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Books, eating habits, education, greed, non-traditional text layout, reading
 
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Mr. King’s Castle

Côté, Geneviève (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Buildings, community, consumption, ecology, environment, greed
 
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The Sweetest Fig

Van Allsburg, Chris (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dogs, dreams, greed, magic, retribution, surprise endings
 
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Roses Sing on New Snow: A Delicious Tale

Yee, Paul (Author)
Chan, Harvey (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 1994. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Chinese Canadians, cooking, families, food, greed, ownership
 
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Sky High

Zullo, Germano (Author)
Albertine (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2012. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Buildings, consumerism, greed, humour, illustrations (ink), neighbours, rivalries, wordless book
 
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Extra Yarn

Barnett, Mac (Author)
Klassen, Jon (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Generosity, greed, kindness, knitting, sharing, valuing, yarn
 
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