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Nature & The Natural World

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The Little Hummingbird

by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
edition: Paperback
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The Ice Chips and the Grizzly Escape

by Roy MacGregor & Kerry MacGregor, illustrated by Kim Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: hockey, time travel, environment
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Once in a Blue Moon

by Danielle Daniel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: environment, poetry (see also stories in verse)

A book that will inspire readers to connect more deeply with the natural world, from the award winning author of Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox.

Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She de …

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Two at the Top

A Shared Dream of Everest

by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Christopher Corr
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: environment, asia

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest.

Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, herding yaks in the shadow of Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. He has always dreamed of climbing to the top. He becomes a guide, leading treks through the Himalayas, and finally attempts th …

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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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Time is a Flower

by Julie Morstad
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: date & time, imagination & play

A playful and poignant exploration of the nature of time through the eyes of a child from acclaimed author/illustrator Julie Morstad.

What is time? Is it the tick tick tock of a clock, numbers and words on a calendar? It's that, but so much more. Time is a seed waiting to grow, a flower blooming, a sunbeam moving across a room. Time is slow like a s …

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Pax, Journey Home CD

by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, foxes

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love.

It’s been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives. Pax and his mate, …

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Pax, Journey Home

by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, foxes

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love.

It’s been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives. Pax and his mate, …

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Busy, Busy Birds

by Geraldo Valério
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • 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: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • 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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