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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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Weird Ocean Creatures

by Tamara Hartson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life

Super Explorers brings you all the weird fish, mammals and other strange creatures that inhabit the deep, deep ocean:

• The Frilled Shark is a strange-looking prehistoric shark that swallows its prey whole. • The Japanese Spider Crab has the largest leg-span of any of its species. • Vampire Squids are covered in light-producing organs that fla …

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1, 2, 3 Salish Sea

A Pacific Northwest Counting Book

by Nikki McClure
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: counting & numbers, marine life, water (oceans, lakes, etc.)

From one to ten and beyond, explore the Salish Sea in this visually striking, high-concept counting primer. Acclaimed West Coast artist Nikki McClure uses a single piece of paper and an X-ACTO knife to create her simple yet exquisite images. Whether it's one stubby squid or one million raindrops, readers young and not-so-young will delight in this …

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The Bat

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

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about bats perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the only flying mammal on Earth!

Fast bat facts:
    Distinctive trait: The only flying mammal
    Diet: Insects, fruit and even animal blood
    Special talent: Sleeping upside dow …

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The Cockroach

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

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about cockroaches perfect for beginning readers. You'll bug out over this perfect pairing of humorous text and funny illustrations about this insect that's been around for over 335 million years!

Fast cockroach facts:
    Distinctive trait: Flat and oval-shaped body
    Diet: Everything! (Especially if it's g …

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How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten)

A Polite Predators Book

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: science & nature, reptiles & amphibians

In this hilarious new graphic non-fiction series, a savvy cockroach shares wise tips and tricks to surviving an encounter with a charming predator who may (or may not) want to be your friend.

Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who better to give advice on surviving an encounter with a polite predator? Every …

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Puppy in My Head

A Book About Mindfulness

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: non-classifiable, emotions & feelings, dogs

Kids experience anxiety and can feel overwhelmed just like adults do, and this picture book serves as both a story and a step-by-step guide to help calm kids down. Ollie is the puppy living inside of our narrator's head, and when Ollie panics or is too energetic, the narrator feels that way, too! But she learns to handle the situation with her brea …

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Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream?

How Animals Beat the Heat

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Jenna Piechota
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: zoology, reptiles & amphibians, mammals

Do koalas run through sprinklers? Do ants sit in front of air conditioners? No! But in ultra-hot weather, animals and humans alike have adopted creative ways of beating the heat.
From lizards that dance to keep their feet cool, to elephants that use their ears like fans, this funny and informative book reveals how animals adapt to survive warm we …

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A Home Away from Home

True Stories of Wild Animal Sanctuaries

by Nicholas Read
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: animal welfare, hippos & rhinos, apes, monkeys, etc.

An informative book for middle-grade readers about sanctuaries across North America that rescue wild animals and provide them with safe places to live.

Years ago, most major cities in North America had zoos full of exotic or wild animals in tiny cages. It was also not uncommon for wild animals to be kept as pets or trained to perform in circuses. To …

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