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Fred & Marjorie

A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Angela Poon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: history, discoveries, experiments & projects, biography

A graphic novel for ages 8 to 12 that tells the true story of the life-saving discovery of insulin

"Readers will want to dig deeper into this true story of canine heroes and lifesaving science." — Kirkus Reviews

In 1921, Frederick Banting was a young doctor with an idea: could the mysterious secretions of the pancreas be used to treat diabetes? We …

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Game On in Ancient Greece

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, time travel, ancient civilizations

Josh, Emma and Libby Binkerton return to the Good Times Travel Agency --- but this time, with a plan to travel to the future, to the next Olympic Games. What could go wrong? Well, plenty! Like when the owner of the shop misunderstands and sends the children to the ancient Olympic Games instead --- in fifth-century BCE Greece! The Binkertons try to …

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On the Run in Ancient China

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, time travel, asia

It's the tantalizing smell of Chinese food that's enticed the Binkerton children back into the creepy Good Times Travel Agency. Sure, the fried noodles are delicious, but then the shop owner pulls another one of his mysterious guidebooks off his shelf and before they can stop him, he's sent the children hurtling back in time once again. This time t …

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Stowing Away with the Vikings

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, europe, time travel

Twins Josh and Emma Binkerton swore they'd never return to the Good Times Travel Agency. Only now, a terrible storm has driven them and their little sister, Libby, right through its doors. Worse, Libby's opened another of Julian T. Pettigrew's guidebooks, and the Binkertons find themselves hurtling back in time --- to the Viking Age. All seems fine …

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Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, time travel, ancient civilizations

All twins Josh and Emma want to do is get out of the creepy Good Times Travel Agency where their little sister, Libby, has led them. But the peculiar shop owner encourages them to open one of his guidebooks first --- and they suddenly find themselves transported to ancient Egypt! They've barely had time to figure out where they are before Josh is c …

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Almost Home

The Sinking of the S. S. Caribou

by Jennifer Morgan
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: history, post-confederation (1867-)

In the early hours of October 14, 1942, under cover of darkness, the German submarine U-69 torpedoed and sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou off the southwest coast of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.

Now, seventy years later, writer and artist Jennifer Morgan recreates that eventful night in full colour. These vivid illustrations, in comic book form …

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