Discover new Canadian books expertly chosen for K–12 classrooms

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Early Readers

Created by craigriggs
  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 12
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Early Reader titles featured in the fall 2021 Top Grade collection.

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The Wolf Mother

by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, seasons, wolves & coyotes, recycling & green living, environmental science & ecosystems

Follow along as award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of grey wolves. New pups have just begun to open their eyes, one of which is a striking black female. Every day, her ears grow larger, her eyesight gets sharper, and her legs stretch farther. As she learns to hunt, play, and run with her pack, …

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A Terrible Tide

by Suzanne Meade
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), disasters

November 18th, 1929. In her small village in Newfoundland, Celia is setting the table for her 13th birthday celebration when the house starts to shake. It's an earthquake, rumbling under the Atlantic Ocean. A few hours later, the sea water disappears from the harbor, only to rush back in a wave almost 30 feet high, destroying nearly everything in i …

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Lost Shadow

by Claire Gilchrist
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: wolves & coyotes, friendship

In the sequel to Street Shadows, city coyote Pica is carried far away, into the land of wolves. Will she survive and make it back to Scruff?

Winter is here, and coyotes Pica and Scruff are having trouble finding enough food to survive. Their only option may be to steal food from humans, which Scruff thinks is a necessary risk, while Pica thinks it …

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Fred & Marjorie

A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Angela Poon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: history, discoveries, experiments & projects, biography

A graphic novel for ages 8 to 12 that tells the true story of the life-saving discovery of insulin

"Readers will want to dig deeper into this true story of canine heroes and lifesaving science." — Kirkus Reviews

In 1921, Frederick Banting was a young doctor with an idea: could the mysterious secretions of the pancreas be used to treat diabetes? We …

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Sunny Days Inside

and Other Stories

by Caroline Adderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: short stories, city & town life, multigenerational, new experience

When the “grownup virus” hits, kids who live in the same apartment building must cope with strange new rules and extended time at home with parents and siblings.

And they survive brilliantly, each in their own way. Twin boys throw themselves into an independent research assignment on prehistoric people and embrace their own devolution. A budding …

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The Case of the Burgled Bundle

by Michael Hutchinson, read by Kaniehtiio Horn
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native canadian, mysteries & detective stories

 

The Mighty Muskrats, four cousins from the Windy Lake First Nation, are back for another adventure!

The National Assembly of Cree Peoples has gathered together in the Windy Lake First Nation, home to the Mighty Muskrats—cousins Chickadee, Atim, Otter, and Sam. But when the treaty bundle, the center of a four-day-long ceremony, is taken, the four …

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Time to Wonder - Volume 1

A Kid's Guide to BC's Regional Museums: Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay-Cariboo-Chilcotin

by Sue Harper & S. Lesley Buxton
edition: Paperback
tagged: western provinces, museums, tours, points of interest, family

A dynamic, exciting, and full-colour guidebook designed for kids and families looking for adventure throughout the interior of British Columbia.

Go on… be a time traveller, an anthropologist, an archeologist, an artist, or an explorer! Be everything at once! When you visit a museum, you enter an amazing world where you are limited only by your ima …