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Walking for Water

How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Nicole Miles
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: girls & women, africa, siblings

In this inspiring story of individual activism, a boy recognizes gender inequality when his sister must stop attending school --- and decides to do something about it.

Victor is very close to his twin sister, Linesi. But now that they have turned eight years old, she no longer goes to school with him. Instead, Linesi, like the other older girls in t …

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That's No Dino!

Or Is It? What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, zoology, reptiles & amphibians

Dino-loving kids will learn what a dinosaur is by discovering what it's not, in this fun and innovative introduction to some other prehistoric creatures.

Everyone knows what a dinosaur is, right? Well, maybe not. Roaming the earth alongside dinosaurs, there were other less well-known animal species --- but they were not dinosaurs. So, what is it tha …

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Extremely Gross Animals

Stinky, Slimy and Strange Animal Adaptations?

by Claire Eamer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: zoology

All things disgusting are featured in this weird and wonderful exploration of the grossest of the gross in the animal kingdom. (Barf bag not included!)

Snot. Vomit. Spit. Poop. Everyone knows these are gross, right? Well, for some animals, they're crucial ingredients for survival! This book describes more than 30 of these animals --- the grossest of …

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The Frog Mother

by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, environmental science & ecosystems, seasons, recycling & green living, non-classifiable

To the Gitxsan of Northwestern British Columbia, Nox Ga’naaw is a storyteller, speaking truths of the universe. After Nox Ga’naaw, the frog mother, releases her eggs among the aquatic plants of a pond, the tiny tadpoles are left to fend for themselves. As they hatch, grow legs, and transform into their adult selves, they must avoid the mouths o …

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Baby Faces Bedtime

by HarperCollins Publishers Canada
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: non-classifiable, new baby

A perfect first bedtime book, illustrated with real photos!

Time for bed, sleepyhead.

This bright and beautiful board book is a perfect companion for bedtime—and just the right size for little hands! Featuring engaging photos and a diverse group of babies, this is sure to be a nighttime favourite.

 

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Baby Faces Feelings

by HarperCollins Publishers Canada
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, new baby

A first introduction to emotions, illustrated with real photos and perfect for tummy time!

How do you feel today?

Happy?

Sad?

Sleepy?

Curious?

This bright and beautiful board book is a perfect exploration of all kinds of feelings—and just the right size for little hands! Featuring engaging photos and a diverse group of babies, this is sure to be a stor …

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This Is What I've Been Told

by (artist) Juliana Armstrong
edition: Paperback
tagged: native canadian

It's been said when teachings are passed down from one generation to the next, good things can happen. Language is learned, knowledge is shared and culture is practiced. In this story of language preservation, Author/Illustrator and Anishnaabemowin language teacher Juliana Armstrong illuminates a number of Anishnaabemowin words along with their cul …

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Do You Know Where the Animals Live?

Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us

by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: animal welfare, trees & forests

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals comes a book for kids ages 8-12 about animals at home and around the world. Get ready to become an animal expert!

Have you ever wondered …. 

  • Are worms afraid of the rain?
  • Do fish use farts to communicate?
  • Why do elephants stomp their fe …
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Innovation Nation

How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, Happier

by David Johnston Governor General of Canada & Tom Jenkins
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: inventions, discoveries

This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contribution …

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See Where We Come From!

A First Book of Family Heritage

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology

In this perfect, kid-friendly introduction to the concept of family heritage, the five friends from Scot Ritchie's popular series participate in a Heritage Festival at their school.

Today is a big day for the five friends. Their class is hosting a Heritage Festival to celebrate the customs and traditions of people from all over the world. Martin, Sa …