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A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies

by Mia Pelletier, illustrated by Danny Christopher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars, zoology, polar regions

There are 20,000 species of butterflies in the world, but only several dozen are found on the tundra of the North American Arctic. Many Arctic animals have warm, woolly coats, downy feathers, or thick layers of blubber, and Arctic butterflies appear fragile with their fluttering, delicate wings. Yet the hardy butterflies that live at the top of the …

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Animals Illustrated: Narwhal

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by Solomon Awa, illustrated by Hwei Lim
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, native canadian, zoology, polar regions

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 books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of …

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Animals Illustrated: Ringed Seal

by William Flaherty, illustrated by Sara Otterstatter
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
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 behaviours …

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Time to Shine

Celebrating the World’s Iridescent Animals

by Karen Jameson, illustrated by Dave Murray
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology

Let yourself be dazzled by creatures around the world in this brilliant nonfiction picture book about iridescence.

Have you ever noticed the rainbow-like shimmer on certain bird feathers, insect bodies and animal scales? This effect, called iridescence, changes depending on the angle from which its viewed, and animals across the globe use the effect …

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Do Trees Have Mothers?

by Charles Bongers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: trees & forests, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, etc., environmental science & ecosystems

A wonder-filled picture book inspired by the science of trees.

With whimsical art and gentle text, Do Trees Have Mothers? translates scientific knowledge about the kinship structures of the forest into a beautiful and affirming story about how trees nurture the young. Discover all the ways in which a mother tree protects and nourishes the baby trees …

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Pigs (Classic Munsch Audio)

read by Robert Munsch
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: imagination & play, humorous stories

 

Another laugh-out-loud book from the author of The Paper Bag Princess!

“Hey you dumb pigs!” When Megan lets all of the pigs out of the pen, they start to take over, and show her that they may not be so dumb after all.

A newly designed Classic Munsch picture book introduces this tale of underestimated livestock to a new generation of young reader …

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The Seal Garden

photographs by Ian McAllister, by Nicholas Read
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, baby animals

When storms roar and orcas are on the prowl, it's the seal gardens of the Great Bear Sea that provide safety and shelter.

Ian McAllister's glorious photographs reveal the beauty and mystery of this rarely seen place of refuge for sea lions, otters, a variety of seals and other sea mammals. This is the third title in the My Great Bear Rainforest seri …

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Who's Looking?

How Animals See the World

by Carol Matas, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology, country life

★“In this delightfully original nonfiction picture book… the readable text offers understandable science, while the engaging illustrations promote careful investigation. A valuable addition to science and nature collections. Highly recommended.”—School Library Journal, starred review

How do animals see the world? It turns out, very differe …

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