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Russia - the land

by Nickles
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: europe, customs, traditions, anthropology

After being ruled by the czars for five hundred years, Russia experienced its most dramatic changes only in the past century. The largest country in the world is dramatically portrayed from its history and many peoples to its wintry landscape and changing economy.

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Eyewitness

by Margaret Thompson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10
  • Grade: 5
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Margaret Thompson offers a powerfully moving and historically accurate account of life in Fort St. James, in northern British Columbia, in the 1820s. Through the character of Peter, a young boy who is orphaned at the Fort, Thompson presents a vivid picture of the difficult life for both the fur traders and the Natives in what was then called the "S …

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Mi'Kmaq Of The East Coast

by Robert Leavitt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: native canadian

With the help of the writings of early explorers, and stories by imaginary Mi'kmaq characters, this book tells about the Native Canadians in the Maritime region of Canada.

It describes how the Mi'kmaq lived together long ago in the land that they called Mi'kma'kik, and how their way of life was transformed by the coming of the first Europeans.

Mi'km …

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John A MacDonald

Revised

by Peter Waite
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: historical, political

John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. He was the dominant creative force behind the British North America Act, and brought British Columbia, Manitoba, the North-West Territory and Prince Edward Island into Confederation. His dream was the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway from coast-to-coast.p class=MsoNormal">John A. M …

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Papier-Mache

illustrated by Renée Schwarz
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: crafts & hobbies

Papier-m?ch? is a craft that anyone can do. All that's required to make the 11 colorful, practical and inexpensive creatures in this book in the Kids Can Do It series is water, newspaper, flour and a few items from around the house, such as aluminum foil, a frozen-juice container or string. Using odds and ends, and following the easy step-by-step i …

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Animals in Motion

How Animals Swim, Jump, Slither and Glide

by Pamela Hickman, illustrated by Pat Stephens
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
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Meet a fish that flies, a frog that climbs trees and a bird that flies backward! Whether it's to escape danger, seek shelter or look for food, animals move in many amazing ways. This title in the Animal Behavior series contains facts, activities and easy-to-do experiments to show kids how animals walk, run, glide, fly, slither and jump. With stunni …

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Wilfrid Laurier

by Martin Spigelman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: cultural heritage, historical

Wilfrid Laurier is published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

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Duff's Monkey Business

by Budge Wilson, illustrated by Kim La Fave
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: apes, monkeys, etc.

There is almost nothing extraordinary that Duff hasn't seen - flying saucers, stray elephants, international spies. So, when he reports finding a real live monkey in the family barn, no one believes him except for his best friend Simon. Simon helps him look after the mysterious monkey, but their friends and family are convinced that their monkey st …

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Lilly Plays Her Part

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Owen, Elizabeth
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: friendship

Lilly can hardly believe that she has been asked to play the part of Gretel in the school play. But there are problems. Kendall, who plays the part of Hansel, thinks Lilly is too tall to play his little sister. And Lilly's best friend Minna can sing beautifully, but can't cackle well enough to be the evil witch. They need someone to play the witch …

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Ambush in the Foothills

by Bill Freeman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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As Ambush in the Foothills opens, the year is 1877. Jamie and Kate Bains are ready to help their friend, North West Mounted Police constable Patrick McNeil, drive a herd of cattle north to the foothills country of Canada.
It is a wild and dangerous frontier. The cowboys who ride with them are rough and independent men. The restless Blackfoot Nati …