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Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii Colouring and Activity Book

by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson; Sara Florence Davidson; Paula Varnell, illustrated by Alyssa Koski & Judy Hilgemann
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: folklore & mythology, native canadian, coloring

Featuring beautiful images of ten Haida Supernatural Beings, this colouring and activity book introduces children to ancient narratives that promote living in harmony with the natural world.

With gorgeous, detailed colouring pages depicting ten strong female figures from ancient Haida narratives, this colouring and activity book is an engaging way f …

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Same Here!

The Differences We Share

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Sophie Casson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, daily activities, diversity & multicultural

Explore how kids around the world live and the common needs that unite them

Children around the world live different lives from one another—different cultures, different geographic and socio-economic realities, differing access to health and education. Despite these differences, they all share common needs: the need to feel loved and protected, th …

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A Ticket Around the World (updated edition)

by Natalia Diaz & Melissa Owens, illustrated by Kim Smith
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: travel, customs, traditions, anthropology, diversity & multicultural, atlases

A Teachers' Pick for ages 5 to 8! Take a tour of 13 countries in this introduction to cultures around the world. This edition of a bestselling favorite is newly updated and re-released in 2022.

Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, each friend intr …

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A Fair Deal

Shopping for Social Justice

by Kari Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: farm & ranch life, customs, traditions, anthropology

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged."—Kirkus Reviews

Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about helping producers in developing countries get a fair price for their goods. A Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice provides a history of tra …

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Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii

by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson; Sara Florence Davidson, illustrated by Alyssa Koski & Judy Hilgemann
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, body, mind & spirit, folklore & mythology

Based on ancient Haida narratives, this vibrantly illustrated children’s book empowers young people and teaches them to live in harmony with nature.

Haida Gwaii is home to a rich and vibrant culture whose origins date back thousands of years. Today, the Haida People are known throughout Canada and the world for their artistic achievements, their c …

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Snoozefest

The Surprising Science of Sleep

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Valéry Goulet
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: anatomy & physiology, psychology

From award-winning author Tanya Lloyd Kyi, an eye-opening look at the science of sleep --- covering everything adolescents could possibly want to know about a subject that's suddenly keeping them up at night!

For something that all humans do for hours every night, sleep is not that well understood. One thing we do know, though, is that sleep is cruc …

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Govern Like a Girl

The Women Who Became Canada’s First Ministers

by Kate Graham
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: politics & government, girls & women

Only twelve women have ever served as the premier of a Canadian province or territory, and only one has risen to the very top to serve as prime minister. In Govern Like a Girl, Kate Graham tells the stories of these thirteen women, from childhood to political power. Their experiences span three decades, every political stripe, and extend from coast …

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Shannen and the Dream for a School

by Janet Wilson, read by Pamela Matthews
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: native canadian, politics & government, native american

 

All children have the right to a school…

This is the true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat, a Cree community in Northern Ontario, who have been fighting for a new school since the late 1970s when a fuel leak contaminated their original school building.

It is 2008, and thirteen-year-old Shannen and the other students at J. …

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See Where We Come From!

A First Book of Family Heritage

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology

In this perfect, kid-friendly introduction to the concept of family heritage, the five friends from Scot Ritchie's popular series participate in a Heritage Festival at their school.

Today is a big day for the five friends. Their class is hosting a Heritage Festival to celebrate the customs and traditions of people from all over the world. Martin, Sa …

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