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All about Grizzly Bears

English Edition

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, bears, environmental science & ecosystems

Learn all about where grizzly bears live, what they eat, and how they hunt.

This non-fiction book gives information about the grizzly bear, one of the most powerful and resilient animals of the North.

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Bite Into Bloodsuckers (Up Close With Animals)

by Kari-Lynn Winters & Ishta Mercurio
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: zoology

Most people hear the word "vampire" and they think of shady, nocturnal characters with capes and pointed teeth. But that's all pretend...right?

Wrong! Blood-thirsty creatures are real—but not in the ways you might be imagining them! In fact, there are trillions of vampires creeping, crawling, swimming, buzzing and even flying among us.

Whether th …

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Strangest Thing in the Sea, The

And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: marine life, zoology, activity books

An intriguing look at some very strange creatures in the sea --- but which is the strangest?

A feathery tutu dancing through the water? A tiptoeing rock wearing a wig? A mountain of skulls on the ocean floor? Not everything is quite as it seems in this fascinating exploration of 12 bizarre and little-known sea animals. Each creature is introduced wi …

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Small but Mighty

Why Earth’s Tiny Creatures Matter

by Kendra Brown, illustrated by Catarina Oliveira
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems, endangered, zoology

Sometimes the smallest creatures are the most important
The lion may be king of the jungle, but there are plenty of fascinating tiny critters that are critical to the survival of our planet.
From frogs as small as quarters that indicate the health of entire ecosystems, to crayon-sized millipedes that recycle dead plants into vital nutrients for …

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Tree Is a Home, A

by Pamela Hickman, illustrated by Zafouko Yamamoto
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: seasons, environmental science & ecosystems

In this delightful exploration of the seasons in nature, an oak tree and its animal inhabitants change and grow over the course of a year --- just like their human neighbors!

A large old oak tree stands near an empty house. Like the house, the tree provides shelter and a place to raise a family. From its branches to its roots, six animals share the …

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Before We Stood Tall

From Small Seed to Mighty Tree

by Jessica Kulekjian, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: trees & forests, environmental science & ecosystems

Expressive text and art tell the story of the life cycle of trees as it has never been told before --- in reverse.

Here's a lyrical depiction of the life cycle of trees, told one step at a time, based on newly researched information. The steps are described in simple but evocative text, each starting with “Before . . .” for a rhythmic telling. F …

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Junior Field Guide: Plants of Nunavut

Inuktitut Edition

by Carolyn Mallory, illustrated by Amiel Sandland
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, flowers & plants, environmental science & ecosystems

Learn about the different plants that grow in the Arctic. Despite the cold climate, many plants grow in Nunavut and have important uses. This book provides information about some of these plants, what they look like, how they grow, and how they are used.

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Les cycles de la Terre

by Christian Lopetz, translated by Annie, Evearts
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems

Earth has many natural cycles. Day and night repeat over and over again. Seasons happen year after year. Even plants and animals have cycles. This book helps young readers understand how our life cycle and Earth’s cycles work together.

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Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively & Karen Gillmore
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: marine life, imagination & play, environment

With beautiful, scientifically accurate illustrations, this fascinating story teaches children about the many fish, crustaceans, marine mammals, and micro-organisms that live in and feed off the eelgrass meadows of the north Pacific coastal region.

“Recommended for school and public libraries regardless of their proximity to the west coast. Althou …

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Takaya's Journey

by Cheryl Alexander & Jenaya Copithorne
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: wolves & coyotes, environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

Takaya's Journey introduces young children to Takaya, the lone wolf.

Using beautiful photography and charming, accessible text, Cheryl Alexander and Alex Van Tol take elementary school readers into Takaya's world. Along the way many questions are answered:

Who is Takaya?Where did Takaya come from?What does Takaya need?What is Takaya's home like?What …