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The Little Hummingbird

by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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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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Thrive

A Novel

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: environment, science fiction
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No More Plastic

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: recycling & green living, environment, values & virtues, marine life

Isley loves the ocean and everything in it. Well, almost everything. Her heart sinks at the sight of her Alantic Ocean shoreline covered in trash. One day, upon discovering a beached right whale that has starved to death due to the plastic in its system, Isley decides enough is enough. She steers her family into adopting a zero-waste lifestyle, ins …

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Bloom

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

The first book in bestselling author Kenneth Oppel’s explosive new trilogy

It was just rain.

But after the downpour, odd black plants begin to shoot up.

Suddenly—

They. Are. Everywhere.

They take over fields and twine around houses. They bloom and throw off toxic pollen—and feed.

Strangely, three Salt Spring Island teens seem immune. Anaya, Petra a …

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The Secret Fawn

by Kallie George, illustrated by Elly Mackay
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: deer, moose & caribou, self-esteem & self-reliance

Gorgeous cut-paper art illuminates this sweet, heartfelt picture book about how special being little can be. For fans of Finding Wild and Little Fox in the Forest.

A little girl is always missing out on the wonderful things her family gets to see and do, just because she is the youngest and smallest. She misses seeing shooting stars because she goes …

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Outside Art

by Madeline Kloepper
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: art & architecture

Join a curious pack of woodland animals as they try to understand what art is and create their own in this beautiful, playful picture book.

Pine Marten loves watching Human doing peculiar things in its log nest in the woods. One day, she notices Human putting colors on a board using a furry stick. Pine Marten learns from Chickadee that Human is actu …

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Snow Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: seasons, christmas & advent, weather

First snow, surprise snow: Nature’s sparkly magic show 
For small children, snow is a wonder. It sparkles and glitters. It transforms the outside world. Every kind of snow brings its own magic. It invites snow angels, skating, fort-building, and snowballs. Even blizzard days are exciting, when routines are overturned and everyone bands together …

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Raven, Rabbit, Deer

by Sue Farrell Holler, illustrated by Jennifer Faria Lipke
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: multigenerational, native american, deer, moose & caribou, non-classifiable, country life, native canadian

In an intergenerational winter’s story full of quiet wonder, a little boy takes his grandfather for a walk down a forest trail. The boy shows Grandpa how to jump in the snow and how to make it make it splash into the creek. Grandpa shows the boy rabbit tracks and deer hiding among the trees. They greet their animal neighbors by name: Raven, Rabbi …

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The Snow Knows

by Jennifer McGrath, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: seasons

In this deceptively simple children's picture book, a pair of award-winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lynx; a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play.

Now available in pape …

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