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Professor Goose Debunks Goldilocks and the Three Bears

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: adaptations, bears

The first in a new series by the author of Franklin the Turtle! Join Professor Goose in this STEM-filled picture book as she fact-checks classic fairy tales and shares the science behind these flawed stories.

Mother Goose's fairy tales are NOT based in science, and her great niece Professor Goose thinks it's time to share the truth. Join Professor G …


Tide Pool Troubles

by Ashlyn Anstee
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: mystery & detective, environment, animals

There isn't a mystery that Shelby & Watts can't solve! They're saving the environment, one case at a time.

Meet Shelby & Watts! Shelby loves a good mystery. And her best friend, Watts, is never without his encyclopedia.

When Shelby gets a letter from Fred the hermit crab claiming that all the shells are missing from the beach, she and Watts are just …



A Novel

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: environment, science fiction

The. Aliens. Are. Here. The heart-pounding conclusion to the Bloom trilogy, which began with the award-winning Bloom and continued with Hatch

First, the aliens’ plant life bloomed, then their terrifying creatures hatched, and now the aliens themselves have arrived on Earth for a final showdown. Alien-hybrids Anaya, Petra and Seth will have to push …


Le Voyage de Belle

by Marilynn Reynolds, illustrated by Stephen McCallum
edition: eBook
  • age: 5 to 12
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: weather, horses, farm & ranch life, survival stories

Belle est devenue trop vieille et trop raide pour tirer les charrues ou les chariots. Le cheval de Molly ne gagne plus sa pitance qu’en emmenant la jeune fille à ses leçons de piano une fois par semaine. Quand le père de Molly en conclut qu’il est temps de vendre Belle, Molly est ravie à l’idée qu’elle galopera bientôt sur un beau jeu …


Nature is an Artist

by Jennifer Lavallee, illustrated by Natalia Colombo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: environment, imagination & play, art & architecture, interactive adventures

For kids who love to draw and create, this captivating picture book fosters an appreciation for nature and features craft ideas to inspire young artists.

Kids will be inspired to create: 

  • Fingerprint bumblebees
  • Sculptures made of sand
  • Rainbow colored jars
  • And more! 

Nature is an Artist explores different art forms that kids can find in the na …


Little Pine Cone

Wildfires and the Natural World

by Johanna Wagstaffe, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: disasters, environment, weather

Jacky notices that the climate is changing and the summers are becoming hotter and drier...

Little Jacky is a Jack pine cone who loves living in the woods with all of her animal friends. When a fire breaks out in her forest, all her friends run to safety and the firefighters battle the flames. The fire threatens to get too close to a neighboring vil …


Be a Good Ancestor

by Leona Prince & Gabrielle Prince, illustrated by Carla Joseph
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, self-esteem & self-reliance, environment, values & virtues

Rooted in Indigenous teachings, this stunning picture book encourages readers of all ages to consider the ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and to think deeply about their behaviors.

Addressing environmental issues, animal welfare, self-esteem and self-respect, and the importance of community, the authors deliver a poign …


Ben the Sea Lion

illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: baby animals, environment, native canadian

Tsimshian storyteller and artist Roy Henry Vickers shares an adventure from his childhood in the Indigenous village of Kitkatla, on BC’s north coast.

When Uncle Johnny accidentally catches an orphaned sea lion pup in his fishing net, young Roy and his cousin Bussy take responsibility for nursing the tiny creature back to health. They name the pup …

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