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Alex Ovechkin (Amazing Hockey Stories)

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illustrated by D. A. Bishop
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

Meet Alex Ovechkin, the NHL’s greatest goal-scorer of the 21st century!

 

 

Alex Ovechkin is already the greatest goal-scorer of the 21st century. He holds one of the most famous shots in NHL history, a blazing one-timer from the top of the left circle. Alex was born in Russia to a family of top athletes — none of them hockey players. His path to …

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Le hockey : ses supervedettes 2021-2022

by Paul Romanuk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

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Cet album annuel incontournable de Paul Romanuk présente les 18 joueurs les plus en vue de la LNH. Des photos, des biographies, des statistiques et des extraits d’entrevues composent cet ouvrage. De plus, il offre des pages à remplir permettant aux jeunes de suivre leurs joueurs préférés tout au long de la …

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THAO

A Picture Book

by Thao Lam
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: cultural heritage, diversity & multicultural, asian american, prejudice & racism

An honest #OwnVoices story about growing up with a name that is unfamiliar to the kids around you, told with humor and heart by critically acclaimed author/illustrator Thao Lam
Even though it’s only four simple, familiar letters long, nobody can ever pronounce Thao’s name. She’s been called Theo, Tail, even Towel! But the teasing names—To …

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Growing Up Trans

In Our Own Words

edited by Lindsay Herriot & Kate Fry
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: homosexuality, self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbtq+

What does it mean to be young and transgender today? Growing Up Trans shares stories, essays, art and poetry created by trans youth aged 11 to 18. In their own words, the works illustrate the trans experience through childhood, family and daily life, school, their bodies and mental health. Together the collection is a story of the challenges, big a …

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Amazing Athletes

An All-Star Look at Canada's Paralympians

by Marie-Claude Ouellet, translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: olympics, sports & recreation, physical impairments

An uplifting and engaging celebration of Paralympic champions and the sports they dominate

Discover the world of Para sport and meet some of its greatest athletes in this fascinating look at the third-largest sporting event in the world, the Paralympic Games.

This nonfiction book introduces readers to Canadian Paralympians and the sports they play, f …

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A Giant Man from a Tiny Town

A Story of Angus MacAskill

by Tom Ryan, illustrated by Christopher Hoyt
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), emigration & immigration, performing arts

When Angus MacAskill was still just a boy, he began to grow...and grow...and grow! Known far and wide as the Cape Breton Giant, Angus was loved by his neighbours as much for his beautiful singing voice as for his renowned strength. But as much as Angus loved his little town of St. Ann's, Cape Breton, he decided to leave and seek fortune and advent …

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Cours avec moi!

by Robert Budd & Andre De Grasse, illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: sports & recreation, track & field, diversity & multicultural

 

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Attache tes lacets et prépare-toi à courir en compagnie de l’athlète canadien de l’année 2019 Andre De Grasse! Découvre le parcours de cet athlète talentueux, le seul sprinteur canadien à avoir gagné trois médailles lors d’une même édition des Jeux olympiques. Andre De Grasse est parti de rien ava …

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Race with Me!

by Andre De Grasse & Robert Budd, illustrated by Joseph Osei Bonsu
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: sports & recreation, track & field, fitness & exercise

 

A celebration of sport and Andre De Grasse’s positive, winning attitude

 

Everyone gets nervous butterflies. I don’t let that feeling stop me.

I love the feeling of being proud of myself. I can only feel it by trying my best.

My butterflies just mean I am excited to run.

Lace up your shoes and get ready for race day with Canada’s 2019 Athlete …

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Ride, Gabe, Ride

by Wilfred Burton, illustrated by Lucille Scott
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: native canadian, cultural heritage, post-confederation (1867-)

Ride across the plains with GABRIEL DUMONT!

Based on historic events, Ride, Gabe, Ride! tells the tale of a dangerous,exhilarating hunt led by the famed Métis buffalo hunter.

From the award-winning author of Fiddle Dancer, Dancing in My Bones, and Call of the Fiddle.

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