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Junior Field Guide: Insects of Nunavut

English Edition

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

The Five Freedoms in Action

by Jacqueline Pearce, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: animal welfare, zoos, pets, farm animals

All animals need food, water and shelter. But what about their social and emotional needs? Modern science tells us that animals experience a wide range of emotions—from fear and anxiety to friendship and happiness. What Animals Want is an animal-care book with a difference. It introduces young readers to the Five Freedoms and helps them think abo …

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The Undercover Book List

by Colleen Nelson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, school & education, self-esteem & self-reliance, books & libraries

 

He's known as the class troublemaker. She's known as the bookworm. But when every note they send is anonymous, identity is suddenly what they make it.

Between her father's posting overseas and her best friend Sienna's move to the other side of the country, seventh grade is looking lonely for Jane MacDonald. But Sienna has left her with one last tr …

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Caring for Critters

One Year at a Wildlife Rescue Centre

by Nicholas Read
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: animal welfare, birds, marine life

A colourful, engaging, and educational profile of a well-established wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre, highlighting the heartwarming stories of animals and the people who care for them.

Critter Care is a cute name for a life-saving organization. For over three decades, the wildlife rehabilitation centre in Langley, BC, has rescued and cared …

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Unstoppable

Women With Disabilities

by Helen Wolfe, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: special needs, girls & women, diversity & multicultural

Around the world, people living with disabilities face barriers in the built environment, in employment and education, and in social attitudes and policies that can make it hard to live a full and satisfying life.

The ten women we meet in this book face physical and mental health challenges, some from birth and some who became disabled later in life …

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Muddle School

illustrated by Dave Whamond
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, humorous stories

For every adolescent who's ever believed they're all alone in their misery, here's a hilarious graphic novel about a new kid awkwardly trying to navigate the social pressures of making friends, dealing with crushes, avoiding bullies --- a.k.a. middle school!

Dave doesn't have high hopes for himself on his first day at a new school in a new town call …

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