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A Guide to First Spring on the Grand Banks

by Stanley Sparkes
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 16
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: reading skills

This guide has been prepared to assist teachers at the senior elementary and early secondary levels who would like to use Bill Freeman's First Spring on the Grand Banks young adult novel in English and in Canadian history classes.
Stanley Sparkes has written a comprehensive guide includes a commentary on Newfoundland literature; an historical bac …

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What's a Friend?

by Repo, Satu, photographs by Dille, Lutz
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: friendship

What happens when a new kid moves into your neighbourhood--a new kid who looks different from all your other friends?
Fernanda is excited when Emily moves into her downtown Portuguese neighbourhood. With her blond hair and blue eyes, Emily is the "real" Canadian friend Fernanda has always dreamed of--or is she? The school variety show gives both g …

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A Guide to The Last Voyage of the Scotian

by Barbara Sproule
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: reading skills

This guide is for teachers at the senior elementary and early secondary levels who want to use Bill Freeman's book The Last Voyage of the Scotian in classes in English and in Canadian history.
The book includes a brief introduction to Bill Freeman's background, an extensive section on teaching approaches and strategies, an essay on shipping in Can …

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A Prairie Boy's Winter

by William Kurelek
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: farm & ranch life, history

Since its first publication in 1973, this book has sold more than 250,000 copies in nine countries and it has won more awards than any other Canadian book.