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Prairie 123s

by Jocey Asnong
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: words (see also headings under language arts), counting & numbers

Count your way across the Canadian Prairies with Jocey Asnong's bright illustrations and whimsical text.

 

Jocey Asnong’s whimsical illustrations celebrate the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in this unique board book. Graze with bison in Grasslands National Park, cheer on two Stampede stars in Calgary, sing country songs w …

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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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A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies

by Mia Pelletier, illustrated by Danny Christopher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars, zoology, polar regions

There are 20,000 species of butterflies in the world, but only several dozen are found on the tundra of the North American Arctic. Many Arctic animals have warm, woolly coats, downy feathers, or thick layers of blubber, and Arctic butterflies appear fragile with their fluttering, delicate wings. Yet the hardy butterflies that live at the top of the …

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Animals Illustrated: Narwhal

Inuktitut

by Solomon Awa, illustrated by Hwei Lim
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, native canadian, zoology, polar regions

Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of …

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Animals Illustrated: Ringed Seal

by William Flaherty, illustrated by Sara Otterstatter
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mammals, polar regions, zoology

Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books about Arctic animals.

Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours …

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Les religions

by Québec Amérique
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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LES RELIGIONS ont marqué au fil du temps les diverses cultures du monde, jusqu’à influencer l’apparence des lieux. Temples, églises et mosquées se dressent majestueusement au cœur des paysages, des villages et des villes. Mais quelles sont ces religions — Quels sont ces lieux de culte “

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Les sports

by Québec Amérique
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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LES SPORTS ont marqué au fil du temps les diverses cultures de notre planète, qu’ils soient pratiqués pour la compétition, pour garder la forme ou simplement pour le plaisir de jouer. Si partout sur Terre on court à peu près de la même manière, c’est-à-dire en mettant un pied devant l’autre, chaque culture pratique le sport à sa fa …

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Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii Colouring and Activity Book

by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson; Sara Florence Davidson; Paula Varnell, illustrated by Alyssa Koski & Judy Hilgemann
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: folklore & mythology, native canadian, coloring

Featuring beautiful images of ten Haida Supernatural Beings, this colouring and activity book introduces children to ancient narratives that promote living in harmony with the natural world.

With gorgeous, detailed colouring pages depicting ten strong female figures from ancient Haida narratives, this colouring and activity book is an engaging way f …

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The Witness Blanket

Truth, Art and Reconciliation

by Carey Newman & Kirstie Hudson
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: prejudice & racism, cultural heritage, native canadian

For more than 150 years, thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their families and sent to residential schools across Canada.

Artist Carey Newman created the Witness Blanket to make sure that history is never forgotten. The Blanket is a living work of art—a collection of hundreds of objects from those schools. It includes everything from …

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