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Bee & Flea and the Compost Caper

by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, recycling & green living, insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories

Unlikely bug buddies bring the science of compost heaps to life

Bee is spending another beautiful, boring day pollinating flowers in the backyard when a visitor named Flea gallops onto the scene on a dog’s back. Flea is the one and only agent of the Fenced-in-Area Law Enforcement Agency (the F.L.E.A. for short) and she’s heard about trouble in t …

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Do Trees Have Mommies?

by Charles Bongers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: trees & forests, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, etc., environmental science & ecosystems

A wonder-filled picture book inspired by the science of trees.
With whimsical art and gentle text, Do Trees Have Mommies? translates scientific knowledge about the kinship structures of the forest into a beautiful and affirming book about how families and caregivers nurture the young. Discover all the ways in which a mother tree protects and nouris …

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Meeka Loves Nature: Insects

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Danny Christopher, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, insects, spiders, etc., environmental conservation & protection

There are so many insects to discover in the North! Join the little entomologist as she explores the tundra to find all sorts of bugs, from polaris bees to Arctic blue butterflies and everything in between. What flying, buzzing, crawling creatures will she discover next?

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Junior Field Guide: Insects of Nunavut

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman, illustrated by Athena Gubbe
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, insects, spiders, etc., zoology

There are lot of different types of insects in Nunavut. Learn about what defines an insect, as well as their life cycle, metamorphisis, and adaptions. This science book provides information about what different insects look like, where they live, what they eat, their behaviour, and other interesting facts about them, along with colourful illustrati …

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Lentil Soup

by Carole Tremblay, illustrated by Maurèen Poignonec, translated by Charles Simard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: cooking & food, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., humorous stories

Who knew a simple bowl of soup could be so interesting?

When a younger brother decides his soup is too hot to eat, he starts peppering his older brother with questions: Where do lentils come from? What are those white things? Why is it called celery? One question leads to another and another and another, and the older brother answers them all with h …

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The Bee

by Becky Han & Tindur Peturs
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, humorous stories, insects, spiders, etc.

When the narrator of this fun and silly book is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an adventure that sees her running from community to community, trying to lose her buzzing companion. When she has run clear across Nunavut, she finally realizes that perhaps this little bee isn’t such a fearsome foe after all!

 

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Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider

by Jess Keating, illustrated by Pete Oswald
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mammals, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, etc.

Have fun learning about some odd but true animal facts with Dr. Sugar Glider and her patients!

 

Zoë Zebra is troubled. Why do flies crash into her? A visit from Dr. Glider can solve the mystery. Our gliding doctor also helps a sloth stay awake, a sneezing iguana, a leaderless clownfish, a lovesick egret, and many more creatures with some peculiar p …

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It Fell from the Sky

illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., values & virtues, friendship

From the creators of the critically acclaimed The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky comes a whimsical and elegantly illustrated picture book about community, art, the importance of giving back—and the wonder that fell from the sky.

It fell from the sky on a Thursday.
None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it’s an …

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