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Canadian Geographic Canada for Kids

1000 Awesome Facts

by Aaron Kylie
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
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A kid's reference featuring facts and trivia focusing on Canada's records, achievements and gee-whiz accomplishments.

This newly designed, patriotic celebration of Canada's superlatives, complete with 600 color photographs, presents young readers with a visual feast of facts, figures and feats that make Canada unique.

Covering everything from Drake …

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This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes

How Science Is Tackling Unconscious Bias

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Drew Shannon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: prejudice & racism, sociology, psychology

An essential overview of the science behind stereotypes: from why our brains form them to how recognizing them can help us be less biased.

From the time we're babies, our brains constantly sort and label the world around us --- a skill that's crucial for our survival. But, as adolescents are all too aware, there's a tremendous downside: when we do t …

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Volleyball Vibe

by Karen Spafford-Fitz
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: friendship, girls & women, bullying

Highlighting girls' volleyball, a sport that has overtaken girls' basketball in popularity, Volleyball Vibe shows how engagement in sports can boost self-esteem, confidence and foster responsibility and teamwork. The main character, Ria, is a teen girl living in Edmonton, Alberta, whose obsession with beauty and fashion leads her mother to insist t …

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Annaka

by Andre Fenton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age, diversity & multicultural

Annaka has always hated her first name. That's why, when her mother packed her up at age seven and moved from Yarmouth to Halifax, she decided she would go by Anna. Now Anna is back in Yarmouth after the death of her beloved Grampy, and sorting through memories from her younger self. She discovers a journal Grampy gifted her years ago; it is filled …

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The Gryphon's Lair

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic, self-esteem & self-reliance, monsters

The exciting follow-up book in the fantastical duology for ages 10-14 by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Rowan is now the Royal Monster Hunter, and her twin brother, Rhydd, is destined to be king. But her mother's cousin Heward is still determined that his children be the ones to inherit the titles, and will stop at nothing to show that R …

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Poems to See By

A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry

by Julian Peters
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: poetry, classic adaptation, classics

A fresh twist on 24 classic poems, these visual interpretations by comic artist Julian Peters will change the way you see the world.
This stunning anthology of favorite poems visually interpreted by comic artist Julian Peters breathes new life into some of the greatest English-language poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

These are poems …

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Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Claudia Dávila, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: military & wars, social activists, africa

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged …

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Consent

Deal with it before boundaries get crossed

by Keisha Evans & N.B Gonsalvez, illustrated by Jenny Chan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 5
tagged: social topics

Consent isn't just about sex. From an early age, kids are taught to respect personal space. They learn to express themselves about how they feel. As much as they need to be taught that kissing, hugging and touching are sometimes appropriate and sometimes not, it is important that they consider that consent is needed for commonplace interactions lik …

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