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Love Rules

A Family's True Story of Adoption and Unconditional Love

by Andrea Melvin; Dave Eaton & Michael Clark, Jr.
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: adoption

When Michael came to live with Andrea and Dave, all he had was one bag and a list of questions. The biggest being: Will I stay?
He met their dog, Rory, and had his favorite dinner. He went camping and started a new school with new friends. All while asking himself the same question: Will I stay?
As Michael felt more and more at home, his worry t …

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The Whale Who Swam Through Time

A Two-Hundred-Year Journey in the Arctic

illustrated by Alex Boersma, by Nick Pyenson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: marine life

This sweeping nonfiction picture book The Whale Who Swam Through Time explores the 200-year lifespan of a bowhead whale and the changing environment that surrounds her.
Almost 200 years ago . . .
Our journey begins with the birth of a bowhead whale, the longest-living mammal in the world. Over the course of her life in the Arctic, the bowhead whal …

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Stowing Away with the Vikings

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, europe, time travel

Twins Josh and Emma Binkerton swore they'd never return to the Good Times Travel Agency. Only now, a terrible storm has driven them and their little sister, Libby, right through its doors. Worse, Libby's opened another of Julian T. Pettigrew's guidebooks, and the Binkertons find themselves hurtling back in time --- to the Viking Age. All seems fine …

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Changes in the Seasons

English Edition

by Lucy Palituq, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, weather, seasons

When the seasons change, things all around us change, too. Learn about the changes on the land, shifts in weather, and the different activities people enjoy during each season in Clyde River, Nunavut.

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Rush Hour

Navigating Our Global Traffic Jam

by Erin Silver
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: cars & trucks, environmental conservation & protection

Traffic. It's not only frustrating, it's hurting the planet.

Emissions from cars, buses, trucks and planes are one of the leading causes of pollution in North America. Today there are more cars clogging the roads than ever before. In Rush Hour, learn how traffic got so bad and some of the innovative ways it's being managed around the world. Discover …

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Better Connected

How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi & Julia Kyi, illustrated by Vivian Rosas
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: internet, girls & women, media studies, self-esteem & self-reliance

The online world has real dangers, but girls around the world are using social media to create positive change and practice good digital citizenship.

You've probably seen media stories about the ways girls interact online, with headlines like "Depression in Girls Linked to Higher Use of Social Media," or "Half of Girls Are Bullied on Social Media." …

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Why Humans Work

How Jobs Shape Our Lives and Our World

by Monique Polak, illustrated by Suharu Ogawa
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: careers, psychology, school & education, business & economics

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I bet you've been asked that question before. But have you ever thought about why humans work? There are almost 3.5 billion people working in the world today, and that number is growing. In Why Do We Work? author Monique Polak investigates the past, present and future of jobs, including how work has also been …

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