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Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space

by Dr. Dominic Walliman, illustrated by Ben Newman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: aeronautics, astronautics & space science, discoveries, astronomy

Blast off with this new edition of Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space, the first book in the best selling Professor Astro Cat series!
Featuring eight new spreads and updated details about how rockets work, recent missions to Mars, space junk, black holes, and many more new insights into the ever-developing science of space and the outer reac …

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Construction Trucks Activity Book

by Victoria Allenby
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: cars & trucks, machinery & tools, coloring, sticker

 

From the author of Shape Up, Construction Trucks, a big, colorful activity book filled with stickers, coloring, mazes, dot-to-dots, drawing, matching, and more!

Lay a foundation of fun and build up your child’s early math and literacy skills with an activity book that packs in all the fascination of a busy construction site. Features a double-pa …

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Lights Day and Night

The Science of How Light Works

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ellen Rooney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: physics, how things work-are made

A young girl and her cat watch a firefly glow, make shadows in the sun and learn all about how light works in this accessible, kid-friendly introduction to the science of light.

Where does light come from? How does it work? What is it made of? Join a young girl and her cat on a journey of scientific discovery to find the answers to these questions a …

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Science of Song, The

How and Why We Make Music

by Alan Cross; Emme Cross & Nicole Mortillaro, illustrated by Carl Wiens
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, inventions, physics

What is music? How is it made? And what's changed --- and what hasn't --- about how we listen to it? Here's all the best stuff about the science and history behind our connection to music.

Though most of us know we love listening to music, we may not spend much time thinking about how this came to be, or the science, technology, engineering and math …

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Trains

by Wendy Pirk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: railroads & trains, travel, how things work-are made

Super Explorers bring you interesting facts and full-colour photos all about big and fast trains. • Trains can move freight and goods or people across the city or country. • Early trains were pulled by horses; then came the steam train. Newer trains can be electric, diesel or even powered by magnetic levitation. • Some trains go as fast as 30 …

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50 Things To Know About the International Space Station

by John A. Read
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: aeronautics, astronautics & space science

This book tells young readers everything they want to know about life in space. With a focus on international collaboration, it details how men and women in space celebrate the holidays, watch the latest movies, go to sleep, call home, eat and drink, use the toilet and so much more. Featured astronauts include Canadians Chris Hadfield and Julie Pay …

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Machines Around Us

Inuinnaqtun Edition

by Maren Vsetula
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: machinery & tools, beginner

This book explores machinery working in homes, in schools, and around our communities. It will introduce readers to new vocabulary to identify the things they see every day.

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Sounds All Around

The Science of How Sound Works

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ellen Rooney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: sounds, physics, how things work-are made

A comprehensive exploration of sound for young children that's friendly, fun and easy to digest.

From a cat's purr to a thunderstorm's clap, from a friend's voice to a school bell's clang, sounds can lull us, entice us or call us to action. But how does sound happen? How do we hear it? What makes some sounds loud and some soft? Some high pitched and …

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Innovation Nation

How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, Happier

by David Johnston Governor General of Canada & Tom Jenkins
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: inventions, discoveries

This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contribution …

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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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