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A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

by Daniel Bernstrom, illustrated by Brandon James Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bears, humorous stories, insects, spiders, etc.

Boisterous and buzzing, A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree is destined to be an instant classic . . . with delightully funny illustrations and clever, fun-to-read text, from the acclaimed author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree.

When a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face, everybody's abuzz! Award-winning aut …

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La souris qui portait une maison sur son dos

by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., values & virtues, emotions & feelings

 

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Vincent est une souris qui porte sa maison sur son dos. Un jour, il repère une colline ordinaire avec un chemin fréquenté. Il décide donc de poser sa maison et de s’y installer. Très rapidement, les passants s’arrêtent, et Vincent leur offre un endroit où se reposer, car après tout, la maison de Vincen …

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It's Tough to Be Tiny

by Kim Woolcock, illustrated by Stacey Thomas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: zoology, marine life, insects, spiders, etc.

Step inside the marvellous world of micro monsters and learn all about the hidden talents of some of the smallest creatures out there!

Being tiny is tough! You can’t reach the highest shelf where the cookie jar sits, and the big kids always steal your lunchtime snacks. Don’t get me started on going to theme parks, you can never get on the rides …

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Berani

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: apes, monkeys, etc., environment, asia, school & education, values & virtues

An honest and stirring novel about the choices made by young environmental activists, and the balancing act between consequence and triumph

Malia has had a privileged upbringing in Indonesia, but since her Indonesian father died, her Canadian mother wants to return to her own family on the other side of the world. Malia is determined to stay. Indon …

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El gusano. Coleccion Animalejos

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc.

Worms have existed since dinosaurs populated the earth. They can't see because they don't have eyes. In some cultures they are considered delicious and are eaten, while in others they are thought of as disgusting. They are very good for nature so the next time you see one remember to be nice!

Los gusanos existen desde que los dinosaurios poblaban la …

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Sylvie

by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., city & town life, friendship

One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.

Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape. Sure, it’s a little too close to the dumpster below, but if she stays carefu …

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Tanna's Lemming

by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., values & virtues, native canadian, polar regions

“Stories have hearts, just like people. And the heart of this story is true, even if the things said or done have been switched around a bit.”

In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Tanna’s Owl, Tanna finds a small, grey lemming, far too cute to turn over to the scientist who has sent the children out to gather lemmings for his research …

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The Language of Flowers

by Dena Seiferling
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., values & virtues, environment

An adopted bumblebee learns the language of flowers from her floral family in this enchanting picture book, inspired by floriography, that celebrates one of nature's most important relationships.

Deep within a magical meadow, some lonely flowers receive a very special gift: a baby bumblebee in need. The flowers name her Beatrice, they care for her …

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Do Trees Have Mothers?

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 Mothers? translates scientific knowledge about the kinship structures of the forest into a beautiful and affirming story about how trees nurture the young. Discover all the ways in which a mother tree protects and nourishes the baby trees …

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