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Celebrate Spring

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 1 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: seasons, spring, nature, animals, environment
It’s almost spring! Celebrate with 10 recently released books all about nature, animals, the environment, and the joy of getting outside.

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Stand Like a Cedar

by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Carrielynn Victor
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian, friendship, camping & outdoor activities, environment, values & virtues

When you go for a walk in nature, who do you see? What do you hear? 
Award-winning storyteller Nicola I. Campbell shows what it means “to stand like a cedar” on this beautiful journey of discovery through the wilderness. Learn the names of animals in the Nle7kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages as well as the teachings they have for us. Exper …

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1, 2, 3 Salish Sea

A Pacific Northwest Counting Book

by Nikki McClure
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: counting & numbers, marine life, water (oceans, lakes, etc.)

From one to ten and beyond, explore the Salish Sea in this visually striking, high-concept counting primer. Acclaimed West Coast artist Nikki McClure uses a single piece of paper and an X-ACTO knife to create her simple yet exquisite images. Whether it's one stubby squid or one million raindrops, readers young and not-so-young will delight in this …

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The Secret Fawn

by Kallie George, illustrated by Elly Mackay
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: deer, moose & caribou, self-esteem & self-reliance

Gorgeous cut-paper art illuminates this sweet, heartfelt picture book about how special being little can be. For fans of Finding Wild and Little Fox in the Forest.

A little girl is always missing out on the wonderful things her family gets to see and do, just because she is the youngest and smallest. She misses seeing shooting stars because she goes …

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Into The Forest

by Christiane Dorion, illustrated by Jane McGuinness
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: trees & forests

The world is rich with marvelous forests and amazing communities of plants, animals, fungi, and minute creatures that populate them. Marvel at the peaceful twilight of the deciduous forest, where birds gather twigs, bats shelter in tree trunks, and the carpet of fallen leaves becomes small creatures' homes. Spot a bald eagle soaring high up in the …

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111 Trees

How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, environmental conservation & protection

In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.

This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. …

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The Three Brothers

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: imagination & play, environment

From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.

This gentle adventure story about the effects of climate change ends on a hopeful note.

Finn and his younger brothers, Leo and Ooley, love reading stories about animals living in forests, on mountains …

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Lake: A See to Learn Book

by Kate Moss Gamblin, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), seasons, environmental science & ecosystems

Lake: A See to Learn Book, the second book in the See to Learn series, is designed to inspire scientific curiosity, appreciation of beauty and connection to the natural world, through gentle questions and vibrant illustrations.

Lake: A See to Learn Book is the second title in a series of non-fiction picture books for very young children that uses l …

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Nut That Fell from the Tree, The

by Sangeeta Bhadra, illustrated by France Cormier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories

A playful, lively story about one acorn's difficult path to becoming a tree.

This is the house where Jill plays. This is the oak that holds the house where Jill plays. This is the nut that fell from the oak that holds the house where Jill plays ...

In the style of “The House That Jack Built,” here's a cumulative, rhyming tale that follows an acor …