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Discovering Arctic Ecology

by Mia Pelletier, illustrated by Sara Otterstatter
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems, polar regions, flowers & plants

The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. It is a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals.
From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge, to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this boo …

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Old Man and the Penguin, The

A True Story of True Friendship

by Julie Abery, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: birds, caribbean & latin america, friendship

Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship.

João hears “a sorry screech” as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil.

Barely moving on the sand, too tired to swim, too weak to stand ... João must save thi …

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Junior Field Guide: Fishes of Nunavut

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: fishes, polar regions, environmental science & ecosystems

Learn about the different types of fishes that live in Nunavut waters. This non-fiction science book provides information about what different types of fishes look like, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting facts about them, along with colourful illustrations and photographs.

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Junior Field Guide: Land Mammals

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: mammals, environmental science & ecosystems, polar regions

From lemmings to polar bears, there are a lot of different types of land mammals living in Nunavut. This non-fiction science book provides information about what the mammals look like, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting facts about them, along with colourful illustrations and photographs

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Canada Fun!

by Paul Covello
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
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The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder

by Shelley Hrdlitschka & Rae Schidlo
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: bears, animal welfare, zoology

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A beautifully illustrated and educational children's book that tells the true life story of Grouse Mountain's famous resident grizzly bears.

Coola and Grinder are two adult grizzly bears living at the “peak of Vancouver” on Grouse Mountain. For the past eighteen years they have been among the mount …

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Turtles

by Wendy Einstein
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: reptiles & amphibians

Turtles are cool creatures, cold blooded reptiles who have hard shells to protect them from predators. • Most turtles can hide their heads and entire bodies in their shells when attacked. • Turtles have been around for 215 million years. • Sea turtles drink salt water because of glands that can remove salt from saltwater. • The largest turt …

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