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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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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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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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50 Things To Know About the International Space Station

by John A. Read
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 100
  • Grade: 6 to 17
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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Design Like Nature

Biomimicry for a Healthy Planet

by Megan Clendenan & Kim Ryall Woolcock
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: discoveries, environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection, inventions

?“Fascinating…An appealing resource sure to spark an interest in biomimicry, from casual readers to budding scientists. Recommended for all ­libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Did you know that lamps can be powered by glowing bacteria instead of electricity? That gloves designed like gecko feet let people climb straight up …

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Kid Innovators

True Tales of Childhood from Inventors and Trailblazers

by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: science & technology, inventions

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Bill Gates, Madam C. J. Walker, Hedy Lamarr, Walt Disney, and 12 other international innovators. 

Throughout history people have experimented, invented, and created new ways of doing things. Kid Innovators tells the stories of a diverse group of brilliant thinkers in fields like technology, ed …

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ABC Technology Book

by Sage Franch, illustrated by Fernando Martin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: alphabet

Fuel your toddler’s ABC learning through the power of S.T.E.A.M.

Give your little technologist a jump-start with this fun, inspiring way to master their ABCs. From Automation to Zip Compression, ABC Technology Book introduces toddlers to basic technology concepts with each letter of the alphabet.

This S.T.E.A.M.-themed ABC technology book for kid …

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Astronauts & Space

by Tamara Hartson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: aeronautics, astronautics & space science, astronomy

Super Explorers take you into space with the astronauts who have circled the Earth, been on the moon, lived on the International Space Station and those who hope to one day travel to Mars and beyond: • Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon. • Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk in history. • Chris Hadfiel …

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Python Programming for Beginners

A Kid's Guide to Coding Fundamentals

by Patricia Foster
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: programming

Think like a programmer with this fun beginner’s guide to Python for ages 10 to 14

Kids can learn to code with the power of Python! Python Programming for Beginners is the perfect way to introduce aspiring coders to this simple and powerful coding language. This book teaches kids all about Python and programming fundamentals—and is packed full …

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