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Drum from the Heart

by Ren Louie, illustrated by Karlene Harvey, edited by Kaitlyn Stampflee
edition: Paperback
tagged: cultural heritage

When he is gifted a handmade drum by his mother, Ren learns the teachings of the drum that she also passes down to him. Ren discovers that through this special drum, he is able to connect to his culture and find a confidence in his voice to joyfully share in singing the traditional songs of his Nuu-chah-nulth Nation.

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Prairie 123s

by Jocey Asnong
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: words (see also headings under language arts), counting & numbers

Count your way across the Canadian Prairies with Jocey Asnong's bright illustrations and whimsical text.

 

Jocey Asnong’s whimsical illustrations celebrate the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in this unique board book. Graze with bison in Grasslands National Park, cheer on two Stampede stars in Calgary, sing country songs w …

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Granville Island ABC

A Family Adventure

by Alison Kelly, illustrated by Linda Sharp
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: alphabet, city & town life

A whimsical exploration of Vancouver’s favourite family landmark, filled with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating facts.

Granville Island ABC is a visual treasure hunt that invites families to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of this exciting arts and culture destination. With fun (and mostly free) discoveries for every letter of the alph …

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A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies

by Mia Pelletier, illustrated by Danny Christopher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars, zoology, polar regions

There are 20,000 species of butterflies in the world, but only several dozen are found on the tundra of the North American Arctic. Many Arctic animals have warm, woolly coats, downy feathers, or thick layers of blubber, and Arctic butterflies appear fragile with their fluttering, delicate wings. Yet the hardy butterflies that live at the top of the …

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Animals Illustrated: Narwhal

Inuktitut

by Solomon Awa, illustrated by Hwei Lim
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, native canadian, zoology, polar regions

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 books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of …

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Animals Illustrated: Ringed Seal

by William Flaherty, illustrated by Sara Otterstatter
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 behaviours …

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Joue du tambour avec coeur

by Ren Louie, illustrated by Karlene Harvey
edition: Paperback
tagged: cultural heritage

Quand sa mère lui donne un tambour fait à la main en cadeau, Ren apprend les enseignements du tambour qu’on lui transmet par le fait même. Il découvre que, grâce à ce tambour spécial, il peut créer des liens avec sa culture et reprendre confiance en sa voix pour partager avec joie les chansons traditionnelles de sa nation, la Nation Nuu-ch …

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The Corn Chief

by Karen Whetung, photographs by Lindsay Delaronde
edition: Hardcover
tagged: values & virtues

With the wizened old chief set to step down, young Linny dreams of being chosen as his replacement. As she struggles to pass his test, Linny learns with the help of her family what it really takes to become chief...in the most unexpected way. This story is told with the help of traditional cornhusk dolls. Corn dolls protect the home, livestock, and …

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City Streets Are for People

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, recycling & green living

Congested city streets are noisy and thick with cars and trucks, while pedestrians and cyclists are squeezed to the dangerous edges—but does it have to be this way? 

Imagine a city where we aren’t stuck in cars, where clean air makes it easier to breathe, and where transit is easy to access—and on time. Imagine a city where streets are for peo …

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