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Aggie and Mudgy

The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children

by Wendy Proverbs
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native canadian, physical & emotional abuse, prejudice & racism

Based on the true story of the author’s biological mother and aunt, this middle-grade novel traces the long and frightening journey of two Kaska Dena sisters as they are taken from their home to attend residential school.

When Maddy discovers an old photograph of two little girls in her grandmother’s belongings, she wants to know who they are. …

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I Am Odd, I Am New

by Benjamin Giroux, illustrated by Roz Maclean
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: special needs, new experience

Through the eyes of 10-year-old Benjamin Giroux, being odd is different, and different is a good thing. This is what the then fifth-grader hoped to convey in his poem, beginning every few sentences with "I am,” about what it is like to live with autism. Inspired by a school assignment, Benjamin’s raw and emotional words poured out onto the page …

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All about Grizzly Bears

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, bears, environmental science & ecosystems

Learn all about where grizzly bears live, what they eat, and how they hunt.

This non-fiction book gives information about the grizzly bear, one of the most powerful and resilient animals of the North.

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Junior Field Guide: Insects of Nunavut

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman, illustrated by Athena Gubbe
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, insects, spiders, etc., zoology

There are lot of different types of insects in Nunavut. Learn about what defines an insect, as well as their life cycle, metamorphisis, and adaptions. This science book provides information about what different insects look like, where they live, what they eat, their behaviour, and other interesting facts about them, along with colourful illustrati …

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Junior Field Guide: Plants of Nunavut

English Edition

by Carolyn Mallory, illustrated by Amiel Sandland
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, environmental science & ecosystems, flowers & plants

Learn about the different plants that grow in the Arctic. Despite the cold climate, many plants grow in Nunavut and have important uses. This book provides information about some of these plants, what they look like, how they grow, and how they are used.

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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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Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats

Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities

by Cylita Guy, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: biology, environmental science & ecosystems, experiments & projects

Gripping narrative non-fiction with STEM and social justice themes that proves cities can be surprisingly wild places—and why understanding urban nature matters.

What can city bees tell us about climate change? How are we changing coyote behavior? And what the heck is a science bike? Featuring the work of a diverse group of eleven scientists—her …

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