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The Differences We Share

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Sophie Casson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology, daily activities, diversity & multicultural

Explore how kids around the world live and the common needs that unite them

Children around the world live vastly different lives from one another—different cultures, different geographic and socio-economic realities, differing access to health and education. Despite these differences, they all share common needs: the need to feel loved and protec …


You Know, Sex

Bodies, Gender, Puberty, and Other Things

by Cory Silverberg & Fiona Smyth
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: adolescence, social topics, homosexuality

A completely new approach to learning about puberty, sex, and gender for kids 10+. Here is the much-anticipated third book in the trilogy that started with the award-wining What Makes a Baby and Sex Is a Funny Word

In a bright graphic format featuring four dynamic middle schoolers, You Know, Sex grounds sex education in social justice, covering not …



Swimming for Survival

by Rowena Rae
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: fishes, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

Salmon: Swimming for Survival introduces us to the dramatic life story of salmon.

These fish hatch in streams, swim extreme distances out to sea, and then migrate home to where they were born to produce the next generation. But today their habitats and very survival are threatened by human activity. This book looks at the unique biology of salmon, t …


Biographie en images : Voici Mary Ann Shadd

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: women, post-confederation (1867-), political


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Voici Mary Ann Shadd! Née dans un état esclavagiste de parents militants, Mary Ann était la plus âgée de treize enfants. Marchant dans les traces de ses parents, elle a décidé de militer pour la communauté noire et de s’installer au Canada. Des années plus tard, elle est devenue la première femme noire …


Les timbrés : No 5 - La momie spatio-temporelle

illustrated by Dom Pelletier
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: humorous, time travel, action & adventure


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C’est la semaine historique à l’école, mais Léo et Tia n’ont pas vu M. Rodrigue depuis qu’il a disparu avec Mc Sirop. Le responsable du club de philatélie devrait pourtant être là. Après tout, c’est lui qui a organisé cette semaine éducative, qui comprend même la présentation d’une capsule t …


Girl of the Southern Sea

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: girls & women, siblings, self-esteem & self-reliance, homelessness & poverty, asian, asia, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

The Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated novel about a girl from the slums of Jakarta who dreams of an education and a future as a writer

From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a …


L'emploi et l'éducation

by Simon Rose/Kathleen Corrigan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6

Talloqut: A Story from West Greenland

English Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, girls & women, diversity & multicultural

“Anaana, why do you have these lines on your chin?”

Arnaaleq wants to be just like her anaana, but she has a lot to learn before taking on the traditional responsibilities of a woman. Follow Arnaaleq as she grows up and works hard to master the skills to earn her own talloqut. Learn about West Greenlandic traditions in this story by tattoo artis …

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