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The Wolf Mother

by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, seasons, recycling & green living, wolves & coyotes, environmental science & ecosystems

In the fifth book of the Mothers of Xsan series, award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of grey wolves. New pups have just begun to open their eyes, one of which is a striking black female. Every day, her ears grow larger, her eyesight gets sharper, and her legs stretch farther. As she learns to h …

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The Frog Mother

by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, environmental science & ecosystems, seasons, recycling & green living, non-classifiable

To the Gitxsan of Northwestern British Columbia, Nox Ga’naaw is a storyteller, speaking truths of the universe. After Nox Ga’naaw, the frog mother, releases her eggs among the aquatic plants of a pond, the tiny tadpoles are left to fend for themselves. As they hatch, grow legs, and transform into their adult selves, they must avoid the mouths o …

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Growing Up Elizabeth May

The Making of an Activist

by Sylvia Olsen, with Cate May Burton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: social activists, environmental conservation & protection, political, recycling & green living

Before most people had thought about pollution, Elizabeth May was an anti-pollution activist. Before most people had heard about environmentalism, she was an environmentalist. As a young girl, Elizabeth was worried about the health of the planet. She believed it was her job to protect it. “I have to do something” became the principle she lived …

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Trash Talk

Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World

by Michelle Mulder
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: recycling & green living, environmental conservation & protection

Humans have always generated garbage, whether it’s a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. Trash Talk digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacif …

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On Our Nature Walk

Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment

by Jillian Roberts, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, recycling & green living

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural …

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The Eagle Mother

by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, seasons, environmental science & ecosystems, recycling & green living, birds

Return to the valleys of the River of Mists with author Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) and his award-winning, richly illustrative Mothers of Xsan series. 

“an incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children”—The Globe and Mail

Nox xsgyaak, the eagle mother, cares for he …

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