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Forest Magic

A Guidebook for Little Woodland Explorers

by Sarah Grindler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: trees & forests, flowers & plants

A beautifully illustrated, compact, interactive nature guide to exploring the forest for young readers.

What do you notice when you walk in the forest? Different types of trees, plants, and mushrooms? Maybe you hear a squirrel chattering or birds singing. Can you feel all the different kinds of moss? And look there! Hidden animal homes and interesti …

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Beavers

Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers

by Frances Backhouse
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mammals, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

By cutting trees and building dams, beavers shape landscapes and provide valuable wetland homes for many plants and animals. These radical rodents were once almost hunted to extinction for their prized fur, but today we are building a new relationship with them, and our appreciation of the benefits they offer as habitat creators and water stewards …

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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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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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City of Water

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Katy Dockrill
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

The second book in the ThinkCities series explores water as a precious, finite resource, tracing its journey from source, through the city, and back again.

Living in cities where water flows effortlessly from our taps and fountains, it’s easy to take it for granted. City of Water, the second book in the ThinkCities series, shines a light on the w …

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The Frog Mother

by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: native canadian, environmental science & ecosystems, non-classifiable, recycling & green living, seasons

To the Gitxsan of Northwestern British Columbia, Nox Ga’naaw is a storyteller, speaking truths of the universe. When 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 of …

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The Wolf Mother

by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 7
tagged: native canadian, seasons, wolves & coyotes, recycling & green living, 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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De la crème glacée pour les lézards?

Comment les animaux se rafraîchissent

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Jenna Piechota
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: biology

 

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Comment les animaux survivent-ils à la chaleur? Est-ce qu’ils portent des sandales? Est-ce qu’ils sautent dans la piscine?

Ce charmant album documentaire enseigne les différents moyens employés par les animaux pour se rafraîchir. Battre des oreilles, se coller aux arbres et faire des siestes sont quelques-u …

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