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Emily Carr

Une artiste dans la forêt

by Lyne Gareau, illustrated by Paul Roux
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: history

Déjà toute petite, Emily Carr désirait devenir artiste, afin de pouvoir capturer et reproduire le mystère et la beauté des forêts anciennes de la Colombie-Britannique. Ce rêve l’a amenée à voyager, à vivre chez les autochtones et à explorer la forêt humide de la côte ouest. De nos jours, Emily Carr est considérée comme l’une des …

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The Arab World Thought of It

Inventions, Innovations, and Amazing Facts

by Saima Shakil Hussain
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: middle east, history, history of science

Discover the rich legacy of the peoples of the Arab world.

Ink-filled pens, mattresses, and bars of soap—these are only some of the inventions and innovations that have been passed down through the millennia from the peoples of Arab lands. Readers may be surprised to learn that they have also given us

• the scalpel
• planetariums
• three-cour …

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The Master's Apprentice

illustrated by Rick Jacobson & Laura Fernandez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: painting, history, art

When Marco is sent into apprenticeship with the young master, Michelangelo Buonarroti, much rides on his success. His father has worked very hard as a chemist so that Marco can have a better life, and the boy simply cannot let his family down. Armed with good advice, but more importantly, secret color formulas that his father has taught him, the bo …

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Leonardo's palette

by Bailey & Foster, illustrated by Noyes
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: art, history, historical

Leonardo's palette is discovered in a shop stall in a busy street market. The owner, Mr. Rummage, relates the biography of the great Leonardo da Vinci to young Digby and Hannah. Da Vinci's masterpieces and inventions are recounted accompanied by colorful illustrations.

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A Prairie Boy's Summer

by William Kurelek
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: farm & ranch life, history

Summer on the prairies during the Depression years was not a vacation from school; it was hard work.

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A Prairie Boy's Winter

by William Kurelek
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: farm & ranch life, history

Since its first publication in 1973, this book has sold more than 250,000 copies in nine countries and it has won more awards than any other Canadian book.

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