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Emergency Workers are on their way!

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
tagged: careers

Firefighters, police officers, ambulance drivers, and emergency medical technicians are just a few of the community workers that help people in emergencies. Children will be amazed by these brave individuals—many of whom risk their lives daily to save the lives of others.

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The Malagawatch Mice and the Church that Sailed

illustrated by Caroline Stellings
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.

When the Highland Village Museum adopted and moved Malagawatch Church across the Bras d’Or lake in 2003, children’s author-illustrator Caroline Stellings asked herself: “What about the church mice?” The answer is an imaginative tale of The Malagawatch Mice who, after living under the church for generations, learn that they are about to lose …

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The Gift Of The Inuksuk

by Michael Ulmer, illustrated by Melanie Rose
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian

Unique and as beautiful as a snowflake or footprint, an Inuksut (inNUKshuk,) is one of the stone figures that can be seen dotting the Canadian Arctic region. Many made by ancient hands, the Inuksuit (inNUKsweet) purposes are varied, from earthly uses such as navigation and message centers to those of the spirit, as sites of reverence. Author Mike U …

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The Prairie Dogs

by Glenda Goertzen, illustrated by Philippe Béha
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: dogs

Silver Birch Award shortlist, 2005

Diamond Willow Award nominee 2006

Saskatchewan Book Awards Shortlist - Children's Book, 2005

Look out - here come the Prairie Dogs!

He used to be known as Prince Pierrot Rudolphe IV. He used to perform at dog shows to please his masters - now he does what he pleases. He used to live the lonely life of the star, travel …

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Silver Threads

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch & Michael Martchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
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Silver Threads is the magical story of Anna and Ivan, two young newly-weds who escape poverty and hardship in Ukraine to start a new life on the Canadian frontier. As they struggle to build their homestead, World War I breaks out. And when Ivan volunteers to fight for his new homeland, tragedy strikes. While Anna works and waits alone, hope comes f …

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The Paint Box

by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Stella East
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: europe

A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selection for 2005

Nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration for 2004

Marietta's father, Jacopo Tintoretto, is a renowned and famous artist living in Venice during the Renaissance era. More than anything, Merietta wants to paint like her father. But Marietta is a girl--to work a …

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Amanda Greenleaf

The Complete Adventures

by Ed Kavanagh, illustrated by Janice Udell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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A one-volume edition of the popular Amanda Greenleaf children’s stories, including Amanda Greenleaf Visits a Distant Star, The Spell of the Water Witch, The Boy Magician, and published here for the first time, the concluding story The Journey Home. These lyrical fantasies deal with themes of friendship, the beauty of nature, and the necessity of …

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Gummytoes

by Sean Cassidy
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: frogs & toads

Gummytoes is a beautiful tree frog. But he's tired of blending into the background. He wants to be seen and admired. So one day he leaps right up to a group of children and lets out a CHIRP. The children are impressed. When the tree frog uses his sticky toes to climb their glass jar, the children are amazed. When Gummytoes snatches bugs out of the …

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James the Dancing Dog

by Linda Maybarduk, illustrated by Gillian Johnson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dogs, dance, self-esteem & self-reliance

James the beagle was a real dog. His master and mistress worked with the National Ballet of Canada, and between 1961 and 1972 he went with them to the studio, the rehearsal hall, and the theater where the dancers performed. Perhaps this is what James dreamed about when he lay quietly on the floor, his eyes fastened on the twirling dancers.

From pupp …

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Orphans in the Sky

by Jeanne Bushey, illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native american

For many days, there had been no food in the Inuit camp where Brother and Little Sister lived . . . They had set out early that morning, hoping to find some food they could bring back to share with their people."

Sister Lightning and Brother Thunder are children at play, dancing across the great arctic sky in this touching story about the search fo …