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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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I Am a Polar Bear

by Paul Covello
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
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A day in the life of one of Canada’s most iconic animals, from nationally celebrated and bestselling creator Paul Covello

I am a polar bear, and I do what polar bears do.

Come along and spend the day with an adorable polar bear cub! Can you hide in the snow, jump on an ice floe and swim through icy cold water? You could, if you were a polar bear!

T …

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Discovering Arctic Ecology

by Mia Pelletier, illustrated by Sara Otterstatter
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
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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Canada Fun!

by Paul Covello
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
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Lake: A See to Learn Book

by Kate Moss Gamblin, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), seasons, environmental science & ecosystems

Lake: A See to Learn Book is the second title in a series of non-fiction picture books for very young children that uses lyrical language to encourage a sensitive perception of the natural world and a caring connection with it.
The text asks young readers to consider what they see and experience at a lake through the seasons — from dragonflies a …

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So Imagine Me

Nature Riddles in Poetry

by Lynn Davies, illustrated by Chrissie Park-MacNeil
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
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From award-winning poet Lynn Davies comes her first collection for children. And there's a twist: each of the poems in So Imagine Me has a secret.

The lyrical and playful text describes something from nature—flora or fauna or another phenomenon—that's also hiding in the illustrations. Readers will puzzle over the words and pore over the detaile …

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Moles

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Nicholas John Frith
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Funny and fact-filled,Moles is another installment in the Superpower Field Guide series by author Rachel Poliquin, featuring full-color illustrations by Nicholas John Frith that will engage readers with witty narration and fun visual elements, inspiring readers to dig deep and see the world, both above and below ground, with new eyes. 

Meet Rosalie, …

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Canadian Wildlife Activity Book

Volume Three

by Tom Hunter
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: zoology

For decades, Tom Hunter's outstanding artwork and clever brainteasers have provided entertainment and instruction for children, parents, and teachers. Canada is home to hundreds of species of amphibians, reptiles, and insects, as well as over 1,200 different kinds of larger animals: birds, fish, and mammals. Hunter provides an introduction to many …

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Eat Your Rocks, Croc!: Dr. Glider's Advice for Troubled Animals

by Jess Keating, illustrated by Pete Oswald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, etc., mammals

When animals have problems, they call on Dr. Sugar Glider to help!

 

Help me, Dr. Glider. My stomach is killing me! I eat all the same food as my family, but I'm the only one that feels sick. What's wrong with me?Dr. Sugar Glider travels around the world to help animals (and, on occasion, plants!) with all sorts of problems. Whether it's a crocodile …

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