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Animals Illustrated: Wolverine

by Allen Niptanatiak, illustrated by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
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 behaviour …

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Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Achievement

by Lindsay Ruck, illustrated by James Bentley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, prejudice & racism, african american

This fascinating, full-colour illustrated book features over 50 amazing Black people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing their incredible stories and accomplishments, past and present.

Among these amazing Black Atlantic Canadians are people who saved lives, set sports records (Delmore Willia …

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Biographie-BD-Hockey : Hayley Wickenheiser

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illustrated by D. A. Bishop
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

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Quand Hayley Wickenheiser e´tait jeune, il n’y avait aucune e´quipe de hockey pour les filles dans la petite ville de la Saskatchewan ou' elle habitait. Elle jouait donc dans l’e´quipe des garc¸ons.

Hayley est une hockeyeuse exceptionnelle, qui est entre´e dans l’e´quipe fe´minine canadienne a' l’a^g …

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The Most Amazing Bird

by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, illustrated by Andrew Qappik
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: birds, native canadian, seasons

A young girl discovers nature’s surprising beauty in this tale from a renowned Inuit storyteller. 
 

When Aggataa goes for a cold winter walk with her grandmother, she’s surprised by a sudden CRAH! All the birds have flown south for the winter except one kind—the tulugarguat, the ravens. They’re the ugliest birds that Aggaataa has ever seen …

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Mi'kmaw Daily Drum

Mi'kmaw Culture for Every Day of the Week

by (artist) Alan Syliboy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: native canadian, date & time

In the style of the wildly popular Mi'kmaw Animals baby board book, shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, comes Mi'kmaw Daily Drum. From celebrated artist Alan Syliboy, this vital book for the youngest readers showcases seven of Syliboy's popular Daily Drum artworks, each paired with a different day of …

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An Inuksuk Means Welcome

by Mary Wallace
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, alphabet, polar regions

An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whos …

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Avati

Discovering Arctic Ecology

by Mia Pelletier, illustrated by Sara Otterstatter
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems, polar regions, flowers & plants

The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. It is a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals.
From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge, to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this boo …

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Old Man and the Penguin, The

A True Story of True Friendship

by Julie Abery, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: birds, caribbean & latin america, friendship

Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship.

João hears “a sorry screech” as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil.

Barely moving on the sand, too tired to swim, too weak to stand ... João must save thi …

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111 Trees

How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, environmental conservation & protection

In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.

This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. …

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