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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
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 …

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Ten Mondays for Lots of Boxes

by Sue Ann Alderson, illustrated by Caddie T'Kenye
edition: Paperback
tagged: new experience

Summertime, and moving time. A bittersweet time for "Lots of Boxes." But as he pragmatically tells his mother, all their belongings will fit inside his box collection, and the moving will be easy. The hard part will be to see if the new house with three apple trees will be a home like the old house with twin plum trees.

Over 10 Mondays, "Lots of Box …

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An Inuk Boy Becomes a Hunter

by John Igloliorte
edition: Paperback
tagged: canada

For hundreds of years, Inuit of northern Labrador employed their ingenuity, courage, and deep sense of community to meet the challenges of living in a harsh environment. In the process, they developed a rich culture of customs and traditions that strengthened their family and community life as well their relationship with the natural world.
But wit …

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The Ferryboat Ride Colouring Book

by Robert Perry, illustrated by Greta Guzek
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner, boats, ships & underwater craft

A companion to the bestselling Ferryboat Ride, this book of evocative children's poetry about the experience of taking a ride on one of BC's ferries offers children the opportunity to colour Greta Guzek's fabulous coastal landscapes. Ages 5 and up.

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Silent Words

A Novel

by Ruby Slipperjack
edition: Paperback
tagged: native canadian

Set in northwestern Ontario in the 1960s, Silent Words tells the story of a young Native boy and his journey of self-discovery. Danny's life is a daily struggle for survival. He runs away from his violent and abusive home and, on his own, finds his way through a series of Native communities along the CN mainline. Various people take the boy in for …

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Atlas

by Paul Montpellier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: beginner

Who would have suspected the power of bubble gum? Atlas is bored. It's raining, so he sits inside, chewing a gumball. He blows a bubble and imagines that it is Australia. Then the stove becomes a Chinese dragon; the fridge is Antarctica, inhabited by penguins; the bathtub melts away into the Seven Seas; and the piano turns into an African elephant. …