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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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That's Not Hockey!

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Félix Girard
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: hockey

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey

Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin pads are made out of potato sacks and wooden slats. But that’s not going to stop him. He loves the game.

Jacques is drafted by the Montreal Canadi …

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Elie Wiesel: The Perils of Indifference

by Rebecca Sjonger
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11
  • Grade: 6
tagged: social activists, holocaust

Elie Wiesel lost most of his family to the Nazi death camps of World War II. As a Holocaust survivor, he dedicated his life to ending injustice, suffering, and indifference. In this 1999 speech given at the White House, Wiesel makes the case for gratitude, passion, and “making a difference” in the world. His speech links being indifferent, or b …

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Careers in Undercover Operations

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: careers, military & wars

From forensic scientists and intelligence agents in the field to cyber action teams and counter-terror workers, this exciting book examines the kinds of work done by people in undercover operations. Special attention is given to the skills and education required to do these specialized, often secretive, jobs. Real life stories in this book about th …

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Navy Careers

by Cynthia O'Brien
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: careers, military & wars

From enlisted sailor to officer, full-time or reserve, joining the navy is a simple process. The harder part is choosing a career from the dozens of different options. This helpful book describes how each career in the navy works and what skills are required so you can see whether you could be a navy diver, a mass communication specialist, a craft …

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Air Force Careers

by Cynthia O'Brien
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: careers, military & wars

Major Mary Jennings Hegar helped fight off a group of 150 Taliban soldiers while landing a U.S. air force helicopter. Compelling real life stories in this book about careers in the air force will help you picture whether one of these jobs is for you. Learn about the many careers the air force offers and the skills needed to make you the candidate w …

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Police Force Careers

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
tagged: careers, military & wars

Learn about the brave people who make their living protecting their fellow citizens in this essential police force careers guide. Detailed bios and descriptions of operations and incidents faced by police give readers a realistic picture of what police force workers do.

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