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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 & 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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TEST RECORD

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, inventions, environmental conservation & protection

?“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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Design Like Nature

Biomimicry for a Healthy Planet

by Megan Clendenan & Kim Ryall Woolcock
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • 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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