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Hatch

A Novel

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

The second title in Kenneth Oppel’s explosive science-fiction trilogy, described by the Wall Street Journal as “so exciting that the pages might well have been printed with adrenaline”

First the rain brought seeds. Seeds that grew into alien plants that burrowed and strangled and fed.

Seth, Anaya and Petra are strangely immune to the plants’ …

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Thanks A Lot

by Raffi, illustrated by Jaime Kim
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: music, thanksgiving, environment

Raffi's beloved song about gratitude is available for the first time in a board book edition that readers will treasure.

As a little boy explores his neighborhood, he takes time to appreciate it--the sun in the sky, the birds in spring, and the wonder within him. Raffi's popular and catchy song encourages mindfulness and gratitude in kids for their …

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Frogness

by Sarah Nelson, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: frogs & toads, environment, emotions & feelings, senses & sensation

An exuberant frog hunt, full of mud, muck, and wonder, leads to a playful exploration of mindfulness
As rain clouds bloom across the sea and the first stars wink, Sammy and Chocolate tiptoe into the marsh behind their house in search of frogs. They can hear frogs everywhere—croaking, chirping, clucking, burping—but though they poke and peek, …

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The Wind and the Trees

by Todd Stewart
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: environment, weather, multigenerational

A gentle meditation on the cycle of life, told by two trees
One day, a tiny pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby tree. As the seedling grows larger, the older pine shares what it has learned about the strong wind that blows through the forest. Wind stretches trees and dries them out, but it also scatters seeds, spreads messages a …

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Busy, Busy Birds

illustrated by Geraldo Valério
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: birds, opposites

This lively board book introduces young ones to a colorful collection of very busy birds.

These birds are busy!

Most of our feathered friends fly, but what about the ones that soar or strut, paddle or perch? Explore the kinetic lives of birds through captivating collage illustrations, filled with bright colors and strong shapes. Playful text will int …

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Song for the Snow

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: weather, music, fantasy & magic

Can a long-forgotten song bring the snow back to Freya’s town? A lyrical fable from award-winning creators Jon-Erik Lappano and Byron Eggenschwiler.

Freya has always loved the snow and the way it covers everything like powdered sugar. But the snow hasn’t come to her town for two winters, and she’s starting to forget what it looks and feels lik …

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Making Seaker

by Karen Autio
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: science & technology, friendship

When Jamie moves to Nipigon, Ontario, she's not optimistic about making new friends. Jamie is passionate about science and engineering, and in her experience other girls don't want to hang out with science nerds.

But she doesn't want a friendless future, so she sets out to be more like other kids. When she meets Beth who likes writing, Jamie claims …

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Paddle Battle

by Eric Howling
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: water sports, friendship, environment, parents, emotions & feelings

Set against a backdrop of the threat of wildfires on the west coast, this book looks at the effect changes at home can have on a young athlete’s performance and the emotional support a team can provide. Thirteen-year-old kayaker Finn has been angry and resentful since his mother left the family. In a highly charged emotional state, Finn’s perfo …

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Five Busy Beavers

by Stella Partheniou Grasso, illustrated by Christine Battuz
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: counting & numbers, environment

 

Join five little beavers and their playful friends in this countdown to fun — now available as a board book!

 

Five busy beavers building up a dam,

closing up the river where the salmon swam.

Gnawing down trees and ferrying the logs.

Slapping on the mud that they gathered from the bog.

Along came a muskrat who wanted to play,

and one little beaver swam …

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