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Girlvana

Self-Love, Yoga, and Making a Better World--A Handbook

by Alex Mazerolle
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: yoga, non-classifiable, emotions & feelings

An empowering, gentle, and compassionate handbook to help teenage women find body acceptance, self-love, confidence, and connection through the tools that yoga and meditation offer.

When Alex Mazerolle was a teenager, she struggled with the things that so many young people deal with: complicated friendships, parents who just don't understand, crush …

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Journey Around the Sun

The Story of Halley's Comet

by James Gladstone, illustrated by Yaara Eshet
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: astronomy, curiosities & wonders, history of science, exploration & discovery, ancient

Halley’s Comet tells its own history in this unique STEM book
Halley’s Comet, visible from Earth only once every 75 years, tells its own story in this unique informational picture book. With each return of the comet, the book highlights human life at that time, and how science has advanced toward a greater understanding of our universe.
Told …

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Snooze-O-Rama

The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep

by Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Kyle Reed
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: non-classifiable, daily activities, zoology

Discover the strange – and sometimes familiar – ways animals settle down for bed
While you brush your teeth and turn out the light, animals all over the world are getting ready for bed in their own unique ways. Otters snuggle under seaweed blankets, plump walruses use their throat pouches as pillows, and just like putting on pajamas, parrotfi …

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Wild Outside

Around the World with Survivorman

by Les Stroud, illustrated by Andrew P. Barr
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, discoveries

Join TV’s Survivorman on twelve edge-of-your-seat adventures as he proves anyone can be an outdoor explorer.
From surviving a frigid night in northern Canada to munching on grubs in the Australian Outback, Les Stroud’s passion for the outdoors has driven him to some of the planet’s most remote and beautiful locations. In Wild Outside, he inv …

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The Bare Naked Book

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: body, self-esteem & self-reliance

Bodies, bodies! Big and small, short and tall, young and old—Every BODY is different!

The Bare Naked Book has been a beloved fixture in libraries, classrooms, and at-home story times since its original publication in 1986. Now, this revised edition is ready to meet a new generation of readers.

The text has been updated to reflect current understan …

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Why Don't Cars Run on Apple Juice?

Real Science Questions from Real Kids

by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Suharu Ogawa
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: discoveries, chemistry, curiosities & wonders

Curious kids ask the best questions!

What keeps the stars from falling from the sky? Why do metal boats float? And more importantly, why don’t cars run on apple juice?! All these questions and more are found in the pages of this science Q & A book with questions from the most inquisitive of science center visitors—kids.

With help from a slew of s …

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The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus)

by Dana L. Church
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., environmental science & ecosystems, endangered

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future.

 

Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?

Bumble bees are a vital part of …

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There Goes Patti McGee!

The Story of the First Women's National Skateboard Champion

by Tootie Nienow, illustrated by Erika Medina
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: sports & recreation

Tootie Nienow'sThere Goes Patti McGee! is an uplifting picture book biography of the first-ever professional female skateboarder and winner of the 1964 National Skateboard Championship for Women.
Brought to life by Erika Medina's dynamic and joyful illustrations,There Goes Patti McGee!walks us through Patti first place win in the women’s division …

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An Equal Shot

How the Law Title IX Changed America

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: politics & government

Helaine Becker'sAn Equal Shot is a nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature, featuring illustrations by Dow Phumiruk.
You’ve likely heard of the law Title IX. It protects the equal rights of students, athletes, and professionals in America regardless of gender. But do you know abo …

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Nature Out of Balance

How Invasive Species Are Changing the Planet

by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, flowers & plants, environmental science & ecosystems

Plants, animals, insects and fish are moving in. Invasive species threaten local ecosystems and the planet’s biodiversity, but are they all as bad as we think they are? In Nature Out of Balance:How Invasive Species Are Changing the Planet author Merrie-Ellen Wilcox profiles all-star invasive species around the world, starting in her own neighbour …