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The Japanese

by Nickles
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: asia, sociology, travel

The first Japanese immigrants left overcrowded villages to work the railroads, mines, and farms of North America. An enlightening account features the Chinese Exclusion Act which opened the door to the Japanese, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, WWII internment camps, and cultural traditions and festivals still celebrated today.

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Life in a Plains Camp

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: native american, customs, traditions, anthropology

Life in a Plains Camp looks at a nomadic community that based its livelihood on hunting buffalo. Constantly on the move, men, women, and children worked together to make sure the entire camp was fed and clothed. Beautiful artwork helps illustrate the daily lives, clothing, homes, spiritual beliefs, and the rich cultural heritage of the plains.

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Once Upon a Time Long, Long Ago

by Henry Shykoff, illustrated by Marilyn Mets
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: prehistory, wolves & coyotes

Short-listed for the 2001 Silver Birch Award,
How did we get to be US? Who are WE? This story for the younger reader, set in the period some 50,000 years ago when an almost explosive change in people’s behaviour occurred, addresses these questions. From this period on, people, the Cro-Magnon or Homo sapiens sapiens who are considered to be our …

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Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships

Great Inventions in Communications

by Alannah Hegedus & Kaitlin Rainey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: inventions

Our fast-paced world of fax machines, digital cameras, and cell phones is possible because of the work of inventors who paved the way for modern communications.

Meet:

Reginald Fessenden, who thought of a continuous wireless signal when he noted the ripples resulting from a rock he tossed in a lake;

Alexander Graham Bell, who made his famous call – …

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Brothers on Ice

by Danakas, John
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Troy and Trent are brothers who play on the same Winnipeg hockey team, Trent as forward and Troy in goal.

When Trent takes a turn in nets he finds out he's a natural, the best goalie on the team. Troy has to fight for ice time, and the brothers' relationship grows colder and colder.

Brothers on Ice is a poignant story of the struggle to learn what b …

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The Technology Book for Girls

and Other Advanced Beings

by Trudee Romanek, illustrated by Pat Cupples
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: experiments & projects

This title in the Books for Girls series looks at technology that girls encounter every day, such as CD players, microwave ovens and touchscreens. Filled with fun, easy-to-do activities, it encourages girls to experiment and explore. They are also introduced to eight women who work in exciting technological careers, including an astronomer, a radio …

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The Kids Book of Golf

by John Gordon
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Forget the plaid pants, the white-fringed shoes, the silly caps --- the game of golf has come a long way! And it's experiencing unprecedented popularity with kids. This informative book introduces them to the basics of golf, as well as to the origins and history of the game, golf equipment and etiquette, types of courses, and stars of the past, pre …

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Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Paul Klee

illustrated by Mike Venezia
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
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Presents a biography of Paul Klee

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