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Granville Island ABC

A Family Adventure

by Alison Kelly, illustrated by Linda Sharp
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: alphabet, city & town life

A whimsical exploration of Vancouver’s favourite family landmark, filled with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating facts.

Granville Island ABC is a visual treasure hunt that invites families to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of this exciting arts and culture destination. With fun (and mostly free) discoveries for every letter of the alph …

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Who's Looking?

How Animals See the World

by Carol Matas, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology, country life

★“In this delightfully original nonfiction picture book… the readable text offers understandable science, while the engaging illustrations promote careful investigation. A valuable addition to science and nature collections. Highly recommended.”—School Library Journal, starred review

How do animals see the world? It turns out, very differe …

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A Fair Deal

Shopping for Social Justice

by Kari Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: farm & ranch life, customs, traditions, anthropology

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged."—Kirkus Reviews

Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about helping producers in developing countries get a fair price for their goods. A Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice provides a history of tra …

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My Community

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Inhabit Education
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner, city & town life

What do you see in your community? This book features different places in a community in Nunavut.

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Places in the Community

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Inhabit Education, illustrated by Amiel Sandland
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner, city & town life

What is in your community? This book features the names of different places in a Northern community, such as the church and the school.

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A Pocket of Time

The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop

by Rita Wilson, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: women, farm & ranch life, literary

Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) grew up to become a famous poet, but before that she was a little girl who lived with her Gammie and Pa in Great Village, Nova Scotia. It was there that Bishop learned to walk, to read, to write, to sing hymns, and to catch bumblebees in foxglove flowers. It was there she first went to school and, when she was five, w …

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Good Garden, The

How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: farm & ranch life, gardening, cooking & food

From the best-selling author of One Hen comes the inspiring story of one struggling farming family in Honduras and their journey to growing enough food to meet their needs. Based on the real story of farm transformation underway in Honduras and many other countries, this book offers children ways they can be part of the movement to grow "good garde …

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Kids Winter Handbook, The

by Jane Drake & Ann Love, illustrated by Heather Collins
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: country life, winter sports

Winter is a special time. As the snow begins to fall, it sets the stage for a whole array of wintry activities, like searching for special effects in the winter night sky. Or sewing up a pair of cozy fleece mitts. Or enjoying an outdoor picnic on a blanket of snow.

This book in the Family Fun series is packed with over 120 pages of unique ideas for …

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ABC MTL

by Jeanne Painchaud, photographs by Bruno Ricca, translated by Katia Grubisic
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 14
  • Grade: p to 9
tagged: city & town life

Montreal spelled out in a mosaic of haiku, descriptive text and full-colour photographs. From A to Z, every letter introduces a different aspect of the city in all its diversity and fun.

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