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BC Books for BC Schools 2018/19

Created by ABPBC
  • Age: 0 to 100
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: bc books
The Association of Book Publishers of BC produce school catalogues for educators, library wholesalers, and retailers working in the K-12 educational field. Titles have been selected from publisher submissions by teacher-librarians. These titles have been chosen for their relevance to school curricula and in the catalogue are annotated by professional evaluators.

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Christmas

From Solstice to Santa

by Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: christmas & advent, other, non-religious, folklore & mythology

Christmas is a popular holiday celebrated by people all over the world. This informative and engaging exploration of Christmas is aimed at the middle grades but will entertain readers of a much wider age range. Learn about the games played, foods eaten, music played and favorite ways of decorating in different parts of the world. With lots of fun f …

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Dive In!

Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean

by Ann Eriksson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems

We're all connected to the ocean, and the ocean to us. The ocean provides half the oxygen we breathe; it feeds us, creates our weather and provides us with water. But we haven't been as kind to the ocean in return. The problems are many: pollution, overfishing, rising seas and acid waters. What can be done? Don't despair; take action. Dive In! expl …

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The Great Googlini

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, fantasy & magic

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble Space Telescope. When his favorite uncle gets sick, Filip turns to Google for answers. Instead he receives a visit from the Great Googlini, a …

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My Life as a Diamond

by Jenny Manzer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: lgbt, friendship, baseball & softball

Ten-year-old Caspar "Caz" Cadman loves baseball and has a great arm. He loves the sounds, the smells, the stats. When his family moves from Toronto to a suburb of Seattle, the first thing he does is try out for the local summer team, the Redburn Ravens. Even though Caz is thrilled when he makes the team, he worries because he has a big secret.

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The Wild Beast

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Sue Todd
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: african, africa

Inspired by a story told to the author while on safari in 2015, The Wild Beast describes the creation of one of Africa's most unusual animals, the wildebeest. According to oral tradition, the Creator built this unique beast out of leftover parts from other magnificent animals found on the continent. Horns from buffalos and stripes meant for zebras. …

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Island in the Salish Sea

by Sheryl McFarlane, illustrated by Leslie Redhead
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: travel, marine life

This gorgeously illustrated picture book is a celebration of summer vacation and West Coast island life. Every day is different on Gran's island in the Salish Sea as granddaughter climbs big-leaf maples, eats blackberries, explores tide pools and sandstone caves and examines ancient middens and petroglyphs. She and Gran watch harbor seals sunning t …

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Kiss by Kiss / Ocêtôwina

A Counting Book for Families

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: counting & numbers, parents, love & romance

One kiss, two kiss, three kiss, four! So many kisses and so many more. From bestselling author Richard Van Camp comes a delightful counting book that honors families and can be used to praise your little ones as they learn to count. Ten kisses from your sweet baby might not be enough to get you through this adorable book, so you'll just have to re …

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Little You / Kîya-K’apisîsisîyân

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, nursery rhymes, poetry (see also stories in verse)

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates the potential of every child. With its delightful contemporary illustrat …