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Scholastic Canada Visual Dictionary (Revised edition)

by Scholastic Canada Ltd.
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: dictionaries

 

Expand your vocabulary as you experience the world in vivid colour!

 

Covering a wide array of subjects, ranging from new technologies to the animal kingdom and space, this compelling reference links words to illustrations that provide true-to-life visual definitions.

For this new updated edition, entries have been revised to reflect recent technolog …

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How Much Does Your Head Weigh?

The Big Book of Facts

by Marg Meikle
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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An updated reissue of the bestselling title, with over 300 amazing facts!

 

This funny, informative bind-up of three successful books, ALL of them Silver Birch Award winners or finalists — You Asked for It!, Funny You Should Ask and Ask Me Anything! — is now reissued with updated stats and information and a bright new cover.

Why is 13 unlucky? Wh …

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Seaside Treasures

A Guidebook for Little Beachcombers

by Sarah Grindler
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.)

An essential sea glass–hunting handbook for kids. With helpful advice, like “make sure no one’s home!” before taking a snail shell, and fascinating facts, like how sea glass is formed and where glass fishing floats come from, the gentle and flowing text invites young readers to explore and wonder about everything that washes up on the sand. …

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Animal Tracks of Canada

by Tamara Einstein
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: zoology

Here's a guide to help you recognize the tracks of 30 of the most common Canadian animals in the wild.

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The Magic School Bus Presents: Polar Animals

A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series

by Cynthia O'Brien, illustrated by Carolyn Bracken
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: school & education

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS POLAR ANIMALS stars Ms. Frizzle and her class as they brave the cold and meet polar animals.

 

The bestselling MAGIC SCHOOL BUS series has taught thousands of kids about everything from oceans to space to dinosaurs. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS POLAR ANIMALS will expand upon the original titles with fresh and updated conten …

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The Big Book of Crazy Canadian Trivia

illustrated by Dimitri Kostic, by Pat Hancock
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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A colossal collection of the most entertaining, outrageous, and completely true facts about Canada!

The biggest Crazy Canadian Trivia book ever, this chunky volume includes entries from all four Crazy Canadian Trivia books in one giant, fully updated compendium.

Prepare to impress your friends with knowledge about:

  • THE STRANGEST: an outhouse race, …
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History of Just About Everything, A

180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World

by Elizabeth MacLeod & Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: inventions

From Buddha and Muhammad to King and Mandela, from the discovery of fire to the invention of the World Wide Web, and from Romeo and Juliet to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this is a thorough and thoroughly entertaining compendium of important people and events.

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Research Virtuoso, The

How to Find Anything You Need to Know

by Toronto Public Library, illustrated by Victor Gad
edition: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 12
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Armed with this lively guidebook, students will be ready to face the often daunting prospect of conducting serious research in the information age. Fully revised, The Research Virtuoso covers all aspects of research: how to decide on a topic, take notes, skim material, evaluate which sources (especially those on the Internet) are most reliable, org …

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Le Canada vu de près : La monnaie canadienne

by Elizabeth MacLeod
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
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Une reine verte, un castor argenté, un premier ministre violet... les Canadiens ont tout cela dans leurs poches, et bien plus encore! Les enfants peuvent apprendre beaucoup sur un pays rien qu'en observant sa monnaie. Les pièces canadiennes illustrent les animaux qui vivent ici, comme le huard, l'ours polaire et …

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