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A Pocket of Time

The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop

by Rita Wilson, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: eBook
  • 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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Abandoned and Escaped Animals

by Rachel Eagen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: city & town life, animal welfare

An estimated 70 million feral cats live in the United States alone—decimating bird populations and threatening public health. This informative book investigates the growing populations of "obligates"—abandoned pets, now wild and producing feral offspring, and introduced animals that live in urban and urban fringe areas. An examination reveals t …

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Backyard Dwellers

by Ellen Rodger
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: animal welfare, city & town life

Paris, France has a population of 2.2 million people and 3.8 million rats. Toronto, Canada is the raccoon capital of the world. This intriguing book focuses on urban animals called “exploiters.” These are animals such as squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opposums, rats, and crows who have turned living near humans to their advantage. An examination …

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Animals on the Outskirts

by Ellen Rodger
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: animal welfare, city & town life

When you live in bear or cougar territory, you learn to lock your garbage cans indoors, keep your pets safe, and not feed wild animals. This exciting and highly illustrated book focuses on the “human avoiders,” animals that are sometimes found on the fringes of urban developments, where humans are the new kids on the block. Readers will gain an …

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