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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
also available: Paperback
  • 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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City Streets Are for People

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, recycling & green living

Congested city streets are noisy and thick with cars and trucks, while pedestrians and cyclists are squeezed to the dangerous edges—but does it have to be this way? 

Imagine a city where we aren’t stuck in cars, where clean air makes it easier to breathe, and where transit is easy to access—and on time. Imagine a city where streets are for peo …

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Time to Shine

Celebrating the World’s Iridescent Animals

by Karen Jameson, illustrated by Dave Murray
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology

Let yourself be dazzled by creatures around the world in this brilliant nonfiction picture book about iridescence.

Have you ever noticed the rainbow-like shimmer on certain bird feathers, insect bodies and animal scales? This effect, called iridescence, changes depending on the angle from which its viewed, and animals across the globe use the effect …

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West Coast Wild ABC

by Deborah Hodge, illustrated by Karen Reczuch
edition: eBook
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: alphabet, zoology, environmental science & ecosystems

Explore the wild and wonderful Pacific west coast from A to Z! 

Bears amble, cougars prowl and eagles nest in this beautiful nature alphabet book celebrating the Pacific west coast. Babies and toddlers will delight in the gorgeous watercolor illustrations and fascinating creatures that inhabit the ancient rainforest, rugged beach and majestic Pacifi …

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Flowers Are Pretty ... Weird!

by Rosemary Mosco, illustrated by Jacob Souva
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: flowers & plants, gardening

Warning -- this book contains top-secret information about flowers! Prepare to be shocked and weirded out by this hilarious and totally true picture book introduction to some of nature's strangest plants.

Flowers are beautiful. They have bright colors, soft petals and sweet nectar. Yum! But that's not the whole truth. Flowers can be WEIRD . . . and …

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Do Trees Have Mothers?

by Charles Bongers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: trees & forests, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, etc., environmental science & ecosystems

A wonder-filled picture book inspired by the science of trees.

With whimsical art and gentle text, Do Trees Have Mothers? translates scientific knowledge about the kinship structures of the forest into a beautiful and affirming story about how trees nurture the young. Discover all the ways in which a mother tree protects and nourishes the baby trees …

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