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The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

by Terence Dickinson & Alan Dyer
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover
tagged: astronomy, plants & animals

What type of telescope is best for beginners? Can I use my camera to take photographs through a telescope? How good are the new computerized telescope mounts? What charts, books, software and other references do I need? These questions are asked time and again by enthusiastic new amateurs as they take up recreational astronomy.

But accurate, object …

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Fractures

Family Stories by Budge Wilson

by Budge Wilson
edition: Paperback
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Fractures is a collection of twelve deeply affecting stories that address contemporary family relationships and dynamics through a child's or teenager's eyes. Although these stories (most of which are new to this collection) deal with difficult issues and themes'sibling rivalry, alcoholism, illness, child abuse and neglect?each offers powerful mome …

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Beginnings

Stories Of Canada's Past

edited by Ann Walsh
edition: Paperback
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Ann Walsh has selected fourteen captivating stories written by accomplished authors from across Canada for this historical anthology. Each of the stories focuses on a "first-time" historical experience, such as the meeting between natives and Europeans at Fort St. James; the ship carrying filles du roi as brides for the settlers of New France; the …

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The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts

by David Colbert
edition: Paperback
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J. K Rowling fills her books with references to history, myths, legends and literature. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter presents the stories behind the stories.

The enriching trip includes many other worlds, both real and imaginary, from ancient Egypt and Greece to India and Japan. It includes encounters with wizards like Circe and Merlin and rea …

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Me and Mr. Mah

by Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Janet Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: friendship, new experience

When Ian's parents separate, he moves with his mother to the city, a thousand miles away from the prairie wheat farm he calls home. With no friends and a bleak moonscape of a backyard to play in, Ian has only an old shoe box of objects from his past life to keep him company. But after he peeks through the fence to the lush garden next door, Ian is …

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Survivors

Children of the Halifax Explosion

by Janet Kitz
edition: Paperback
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Over five hundred children from Halifax and Dartmouth were killed when the munitions ship Mont Blanc, blew up in the city's harbour on December 6, 1917. Hundreds more were injured, and many lost their families and homes. Survivors tells the story of seven children who survived the Halifax Explosion. All seven lived in Richmond, the northern part of …

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We Followed the Stars to Canada

by Debi Van De Wiel
edition: Paperback
tagged: new experience

After WWII, two Dutch children leave Holland for Canada. Arriving in Halifax, the children and their parents experience the same fears and hopes of thousands who made the journey.

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Galileo Galilei

First Physicist

by James MacLachlan
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: science & technology

The scientific innovations of Galileo Galilei are pivotal to our understanding of the laws of the natural world. Drawing on his diverse studies in philosophy, mathematics, mechanics, music, astronomy, and engineering, Galileo developed revolutionary theories that thoroughly changed the disciplines of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and technology. …

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Sweet Secrets

Stories of Menstruation

edited by Kathleen O'Grady & Paula Wansbrough
edition: Paperback
tagged: women's health, girls & women

The ideal resource for adolescent girls anticipating their first period all young women who want to learn more about the changes that a woman's body goes through during this time in her life "What's going on with my body?" "What does menstruation feel like?" "How will my friends react?" Unlike the standard "just-the-facts" approach, this book of sh …

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God & Me

by Sheila Green
edition: Paperback
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In God & Me Sheila Green of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, offers a series of sort, unpretentious poems meant to share the experience of questions, answers an mysteries in discovering relationship with one another, and with God. The ease and caring of this little book make it a rare find for wide range of people. Alison R. Grapes has contributed …