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Leo's Midnight Rescue

by Louise Leblanc, illustrated by Jules Prud'homme, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: peer pressure, prejudice & racism

One evening Leo's friend Julio disappears. He rode off on his bike, and hasn't come back. Leo and his classmate Butch are very worried because Julio is a vampire and cannot be exposed to daylight. The boys have to get as much help as they can to find the boy before daybreak. Only a few people in the village know of Julio and his family. Now his pa …

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Grouille-toi, Nicolas!

by Gilles Tibo, illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
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Nicolas ne range jamais ses choses. Le matin de sa première séance d'entraînement de hockey, c'est la panique : il doit rassembler les pièces de son équipement qui sont éparpillées dans toute la maison. Heureusement, sa mère est bien plus ordonnée.

 

Nicholas's room is a disaster area — he doesn't know wh …

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Track Events in Action

by John Crossingham & Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: track & field, safety, fitness & exercise

Track events focus on speed, technique, and determination. They challenge athletes to move more quickly than ever before, but there is more to these events than just running. Whether it is a blistering sprint or a draining marathon, let Track Events in Action be a child's guide to preparing for life in the fast lane! Thorough text and full-color pi …

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Desert Food Chains

by Bobbie Kalman & MacAulay
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: environmental science & ecosystems

Plants and animals in the Mojave and Sonoran desert food chains have had to adapt to the hot, dry climate of these habitats. Conserving water is a large part of these food-chain adaptations. Learn about the spectacular cacti and the many herbivores and carnivores that are part of the food chains of these deserts.

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Endangered Wolves

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, wolves & coyotes

Overhunting of the wolf in Europe and North America almost led to the extinction of the species in the twentieth century. Today, the beauty and mystique of wolves has created a new wave of support for these animals. Beautiful photographs and informative text help children discover • the history of wolves and people • wolf bodies • a pack’s …

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Endangered Sea Turtles

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, reptiles & amphibians

A sea turtle’s life is marked by perilous journeys—to the beach where it lays eggs and as a hatchling to the sea. In addition to its natural predators, it faces great danger from encroaching civilization. This fascinating book describes the different species, their behavior, and how people are trying to save these endangered animals.

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Endangered Rhinoceros

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, mammals

For hundreds of years, humans have slaughtered rhinos for their horns. Now all five species are endangered—with some on the brink of extinction. This book looks at the important role of this “mega herbivore" on Earth and how we can help save them from extinction.

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