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Upstream, Downstream

Exploring Watershed Connections

by Rowena Rae
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

Do you know your watershed address? We all have one, whether we live high up in a mountain, on an inland prairie or near the coast. A watershed is an area of land that channels rain and snowmelt into streams, rivers and oceans. Our lives are deeply intertwined with land and water and all the connections between them. Day-to-day activities—like br …

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My First Kindergarten Activity Book

text by Kim Huynh & Valérie Ménard, by (artist) Rachel Pilon
edition: Paperback
tagged: activity books

A colorful activity book for preschoolers and kindergarteners. These activities include mazes, puzzles and coloring activities that will help children develop basic concepts of math, reading, writing and language building! Stickers included.

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Animals Illustrated: Wolverine

by Allen Niptanatiak, illustrated by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mammals, polar regions, zoology

Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books about Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviour …

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Conservation Canines

How Dogs Work for the Environment

by Isabelle Groc, foreword by Anjelica Huston
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, environmental conservation & protection, endangered

? “Robust and engaging...Sure to be a hit with both children writing reports and those who enjoy books about animal companions and adventurous work. A must for school and public libraries.”—Booklist, starred review

With their precise sense of smell, their hardworking temperament and their ability to bond with humans, dogs increasingly lend th …

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All about Belugas

English Edition

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, marine life, polar regions, zoology

Belugas are one of the many amazing animals found in Nunavut! Learn all about what belugas look like, where they live, what they eat, how they communicate, and where they migrate. This non-fiction book gives information and facts about belugas alongside beautiful photographs and illustrations.

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When I Feel

Easy Yoga for Big Feelings

by Kathy Beliveau, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin, photographs by Jesse Holland
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, fitness & exercise

Sometimes I feel angry, so I become the sea. I breathe in deep an ocean breath and breathe out peacefully. We may not be able to help the overwhelming feelings, but we can learn tools to help us regulate them. Practicing yoga can increase our ability to accept and mindfully manage our emotions. Yoga is known to have a positive physiological effect …

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On Our Street

Our First Talk About Poverty

by Jillian Roberts & Jaime Casap, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: homelessness & poverty, city & town life, depression & mental illness

A gentle introduction to the issue of poverty, On Our Street explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue. Insightful quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included thro …

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