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Hold the OXO! Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Marion Fargey Brooker
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: military & wars, historical, canada

The Teacher’s Guide to accompany Hold the Oxo! by Marion Fargery Brooker.
Short-listed for the 2014 Forest of Reading - White Pine Award for Non-Fiction
Canada was young during the First World War, and with as many as 20,000 underage soldiers leaving their homes to join the war effort, the country’s army was, too. Jim, at 17, was one of the …

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Out of Darkness Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Kate Kostandoff
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: music, special needs, history

The Teacher’s Guide to accompany Out of Darkness by Cindy Watson.
Short-listed for the 2011 Golden Oak Award
From the moment three-year-old Jeff Healey first laid a guitar across his lap in what was to become his signature style, it was clear he was no ordinary kid. Losing both eyes to retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, opened a door to a …

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What's for Lunch?

How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World

by Andrea Curtis, photographs by Yvonne Duivenvoorden
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: diet & nutrition, multicultural education

Whether their school is under a banyan tree, in a dusty tent held up with poles or in a sturdy brick structure in the heart of a bustling city, all children need a healthy lunch to be able to learn and grow. Good food nourishes both our bodies and our brains. It's one of the basic building blocks of life.

As the world has become more interconnected …

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Oak Island Family

The Restall Hunt for Buried Treasure

by Lee Lamb
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, multigenerational

For 200 years people have sought the treasure buried on Oak Island on Canada’s East Coast. Bob Restall got his chance, but it ended in tragedy.

A fabulous treasure lies buried deep within an island on Canada’s East Coast. Or so they say. For more than 200 years, treasure-hunters have come to Oak Island, spent fortunes, worked long and hard, an …

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Goodbye Buffalo Bay

by Larry Loyie, with Constance Brissenden
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: cultural heritage, canada, aboriginal & indigenous

Drama and humour combine in Goodbye Buffalo Bay by award-winning Cree author Larry Loyie. The sequel to the award-winning book As Long as the Rivers Flow and the award-finalist When the Spirits Dance, Goodbye Buffalo Bay is set during the author's teenaged years. In his last year in residential school, Lawrence learns the power of friendship and fi …

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How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents

The Young Person's Complete Guide to Financial Empowerment

by Rob Carrick
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: business & economics, personal finance, careers

In this era of the Boomerang Generation, here at last is a full and frank guide to avoiding the need to move back in with your parents.
 
Rob Carrick of The Globe and Mail is one of Canada's most trusted and widely read financial experts. His latest book is the first by anyone to target financial advice specifically at young adults graduating from …

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When Elephants Fight

by Eric Walters, other primary creator Adrian Bradbury
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: military & wars, violence

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands of years ago. Its essence is simplicity—when the large fight, it is the small who suffer most. And when it comes to war, the smallest, the most vul …

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Talking About Freedom

Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada

by Natasha L. Henry
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: holidays & celebrations, canada

Discover the main features of Emancipation Day celebrations, learn about the people of African ancestry’s struggle for freedom, and the victories achieved in the push for equality into the 21st century.

On August 1, 1834, 800,000 enslaved Africans in the British colonies, including Canada, were declared free. The story of Emancipation Day, a litt …

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