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Urgent Message from a Hot Planet

Navigating the Climate Crisis

by Ann Eriksson, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems, social activism & volunteering

The climate crisis is the issue of our time.

Scientists have warned for over 100 years that burning fossil fuels and destroying nature will warm the earth's atmosphere and affect the climate in adverse ways: more severe and intense storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, flooding, wildfires, rising sea levels and ocean acidification.

Urgent Message fr …

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Orca Rescue!

The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer

by Donna Sandstrom, illustrated by Sarah Burwash
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: marine life, endangered, environmental conservation & protection

A captivating account of the only successful orca rescue and reunion in history told in first person by Donna Sandstrom, a citizen participant of the rescue.

In 2002, a young orca was spotted alone in Puget Sound near Seattle --- lost, underweight and 300 miles away from her home waters in Canada. Donna Sandstrom, an orca enthusiast in Seattle, eage …

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The Great Bear

The Misewa Saga, Book Two

by David A. Robertson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic, native american, orphans & foster homes

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.

Back at home after their first adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan each struggle with personal issues: Eli is being bullied at school, and tries to hide it from Morgan, while Morgan has t …

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Upstream, Downstream

Exploring Watershed Connections

by Rowena Rae
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

Do you know your watershed address? We all have one, whether we live high up in a mountain, on an inland prairie or near the coast. A watershed is an area of land that channels rain and snowmelt into streams, rivers and oceans. Our lives are deeply intertwined with land and water and all the connections between them. Day-to-day activities—like br …

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Conservation Canines

How Dogs Work for the Environment

by Isabelle Groc, foreword by Anjelica Huston
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, environmental conservation & protection, endangered

With their precise sense of smell, their hardworking temperament and their ability to bond with humans, dogs increasingly lend their paws and noses to fixing some of the most complex environmental problems on the planet. What kinds of dogs does it take to help wildlife? What kind of training do they go through? Who are the people who work with thes …

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Biographie en images : Voici David Suzuki

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: social activists, values & virtues, environmental conservation & protection

 

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David Suzuki, un universitaire canadien, vulgarisateur scientifique et environnementaliste, est en train de changer le monde. Lorsqu’il était jeune, David était passionné par la nature et par l’environnement. Plus âgé, grâce à des études en sciences et en zoologie, il a créé sa propre émission de t …

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Meet David Suzuki (Scholastic Canada Biography)

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: social activists, environmental conservation & protection

 

Meet David Suzuki: scientist, educator, and environmental activist!

 

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

As a young boy, David Suzuki loved spending time in the glorious British Columbia outdoors with his fathe …

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A Boy Is Not a Bird

by Edeet Ravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: holocaust, europe

A young boy named Natt finds his world overturned when his family is uprooted and exiled to Siberia during the occupation of the Soviet Ukraine by Nazi Germany.

In 1941, life in Natt’s small town of Zastavna is comfortable and familiar, even if the grownups are acting strange, and his parents treat him like a baby. Natt knows there’s a war on, o …

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