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Beavers

Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers

by Frances Backhouse
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mammals, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

By cutting trees and building dams, beavers shape landscapes and provide valuable wetland homes for many plants and animals. These radical rodents were once almost hunted to extinction for their prized fur, but today we are building a new relationship with them, and our appreciation of the benefits they offer as habitat creators and water stewards …

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The Mosquito

by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., science & nature

Hilarious illustrated nonfiction about mosquitos perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the most annoying bug on Earth!

Fast mosquito facts:
    Distinctive trait: Leaving annoying itchy bites
    Diet: Your blood (and nectar and plant juice)
    Special talent: Ma …

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Animals Illustrated: Wolverine

by Allen Niptanatiak, illustrated by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
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 behaviour …

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The Wolf Mother

by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 7
tagged: native canadian, seasons, wolves & coyotes, recycling & green living, environmental science & ecosystems

In the fifth book of the Mothers of Xsan series, award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of grey wolves. New pups have just begun to open their eyes, one of which is a striking black female. Every day, her ears grow larger, her eyesight gets sharper, and her legs stretch farther. As she learns to h …

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De la crème glacée pour les lézards?

Comment les animaux se rafraîchissent

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Jenna Piechota
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: biology

 

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Comment les animaux survivent-ils à la chaleur? Est-ce qu’ils portent des sandales? Est-ce qu’ils sautent dans la piscine?

Ce charmant album documentaire enseigne les différents moyens employés par les animaux pour se rafraîchir. Battre des oreilles, se coller aux arbres et faire des siestes sont quelques-u …

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Outside, You Notice

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: gardening

 

Outside,
you notice things.

Time spent in the outdoors stirs a child’s imagination. Nature sparks wonder, wonder leads to curiosity, and curiosity brings about a greater knowledge of the world and one’s self. In Outside, You Notice, a meditative thread of child-like observations (How after the rain / Everything smells greener) is paired with f …

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Butterflies Are Pretty ... Gross!

by Rosemary Mosco, illustrated by Jacob Souva
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars

Warning -- this book contains top-secret information about butterflies! Prepare to be shocked and grossed out by this hilarious and totally true picture book introduction to a fascinating insect.

Butterflies are beautiful and quiet and gentle and sparkly . . . but that's not the whole truth. Butterflies can be GROSS. And one butterfly in particular …

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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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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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