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Govern Like a Girl

The Women Who Became Canada’s First Ministers

by Kate Graham
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: politics & government, girls & women

Only twelve women have ever served as the premier of a Canadian province or territory, and only one has risen to the very top to serve as prime minister. In Govern Like a Girl, Kate Graham tells the stories of these thirteen women, from childhood to political power. Their experiences span three decades, every political stripe, and extend from coast …

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Boy from Buchenwald

by Robbie Waisman & Lucia Jang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: holocaust

It was 1945 and Romek Wajsman had just been liberated from Buchenwald, a brutal concentration camp where more than 60,000 people were killed. He was starving, tortured, and had no idea where his family was-let alone if they were alive. Along with 472 other boys, including Elie Wiesel, these teens were dubbed “The Buchenwald Boys.” They were an …

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Innovation Nation

How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, Happier

by David Johnston Governor General of Canada & Tom Jenkins
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: inventions, discoveries

This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contribution …

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The East Coast Nature Activity Book for Curious Kids

Games, facts, quizzes and more

by Kara Turner
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: questions & answers, word games

This fully illustrated, full-colour activity book includes more than 100 fascinating and funny nature activities, jokes, questions and facts for Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. Topics include rainbows, the weather, ocean life, awesome plants, bugs, birds, the night sky, beach activities and traditional Mi'kmaq knowledge. This book is for famili …

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Journey Around the Sun

The Story of Halley's Comet

by James Gladstone, illustrated by Yaara Eshet
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: astronomy, curiosities & wonders, history of science, exploration & discovery, ancient

Halley’s Comet tells its own history in this unique STEM book
Halley’s Comet, visible from Earth only once every 75 years, tells its own story in this unique informational picture book. With each return of the comet, the book highlights human life at that time, and how science has advanced toward a greater understanding of our universe.
Told …

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Haunted Canada 7

Chilling True Tales

by Joel A. Sutherland
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: curiosities & wonders

 

The revised seventh book in the bestselling series of spooky true Canadian stories — now with a fresh look, brand new story and bonus content!

 

In this terrifying collection of haunted stories, author Joel A. Sutherland has put together the creepiest, most bone-chilling tales from coast to coast, including:

  • A river wraith that kills anyone who …
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Haunted Canada 7: Chilling True Tales

Chilling True Tales

by Joel A. Sutherland
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: curiosities & wonders

 

The revised seventh book in the bestselling series of spooky true Canadian stories — now with a fresh look, brand new story and bonus content!

 

In this terrifying collection of haunted stories, author Joel A. Sutherland has put together the creepiest, most bone-chilling tales from coast to coast, including:

 

 

A river wraith that kills anyone who …

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Chinese New Year

A Celebration for Everyone

by Jen Sookfong Lee
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: other, non-religious, asia, emigration & immigration

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver and weaves family stories into the history, tr …

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Too Young to Escape

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, modern, emigration & immigration, new experience, multigenerational

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City …

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If These Places Could Talk

Snapshots of Saskatchewan

by Crista Bradley, illustrated by Wendi Nordell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: native canadian

If places could talk, what would they say? Every place in Saskatchewan has a story to tell. Journey through time to explore some of them!

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