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A Forest Habitat
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format:Paperback
, 2006
  • Young readers will be delighted to learn all about temperate mixed forests, which are filled with a wide variety of interesting plants and animals. A Forest Habitat explains, in easy-to-understand language, how the habitat changes as the seasons change. Full-colour pictures and illustrations also help teach children about
    • finding food in forests
    • forest homes
    • hibernation and migration

$9.95

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A Garden of Whales
Format:Paperback
, 2008
  • Last night in my tub,
    in my tub while I scrubbed,
    I dreamed that I lived
    in the sea with the Whales.
    Magnificent Whales. Mysterious Whales.
    Mystical, Musical, Mountainous Whales.

    The narrator of this tale is a boy who knows that whales are magnificent but endangered creatures. He wants to do anything he can to save them, and as he scrubs in his bathtub, he dreams up a plan to save the whales.

    Children from all over the world also get in their bathtubs to save the whales, planting a garden of whales. He knows this is a fantasy, but the dreams of children are the roots of action.

$6.95

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A Wasp Builds a Nest: See Inside a Paper Wasp's Nest and Watch It Grow
Format:Hardcover
, 2016
  • Children (and adults, too) have become aware of the ecological importance of bees. Wasps are ecologically important, too. They pollinate plants and provide pest control by eating insects and feeding them to their young.

    Paper wasps construct open-celled paper nests. A mated female wasp -- the queen -- starts the nest by chewing wood fibers into a pulp to build paper layers. As soon as she has built enough of the nest, she lays some eggs which grow into young female wasps. They lay more eggs, mostly males, and these become workers whose job is to build the nest for the growing colony. It can end up being quite large. Come winter, the old queen and the workers die and the young females hibernate. In spring, they will be new queens that will build their own nest for a new wasp colony.

    This elegantly illustrated book explains stage by stage in easy text how a wasp nest is built. It follows by days and weeks and shows how the queen's industrious workers create a sturdy, weatherproof home. Readers see the inside of the growing nest where the eggs turn into larvae and emerge 20 days later as juveniles. As the nest gets bigger and the story progresses, the book's pages become bigger too. Cross sections show the amazing construction of the nest and how the wasps live and work.

    The interior pages in A Wasp Builds a Nest are shingled, starting as a partial page and getting larger as the story progresses.

$12.95

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Adult and Baby Animals , 2016
  • F&P Level: H

    The North is full of adorable animals and their babies! This simple nature book introduces children to the terms for different Arctic animals (including the muskox, snowy owl, and polar bear) and their young.

$6.95

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Aliens Among Us
Author: Alex Van Tol
Format:Paperback
, 2015
  • Would you be surprised if you came face to face with a Drumming Katydid, Red-eared Slider or Brown Bullhead? Would you know what to do if Dalmatian Toadflax or Giant Hogweed landed in your neighbourhood?Alex Van Tol can help. In Aliens Among Us, she identifies more than 50 species of animals and plants that have invaded British Columbia. With the help of colour photographs and illustrations, she exposes the invaders, explains how they got here and what they’re doing to the environment.

    In this first-ever children’s book published by the Royal BC Museum, Van Tol has harvested the knowledge of museum biologists to alert the next generation of responsible environmentalists. Her list of serious invaders includes the colourfully named Purple Loosestrife, Violet Tunicate, Eastern Grey Squirrel and Yellow Perch, species that tend to take over an area and crowd out or destroy native species. She names the creatures that can eat their way through an ecosystem, like Smallmouth Bass, Gypsy Moths and American Bullfrogs, as well as vandals like Norway Rats and European Starlings that cause damage to property. And she points out the species that might do serious harm to humans and other animals, such Rockpool Mosquitoes, Giant Hogweed and Poison Hemlock. Some aliens, like European Wall Lizards and Giant Garden Slugs, haven’t yet posed problems in BC, at least not that we’re aware of – but they still need to be watched. And finally, Van Tol raises the alert on species that haven’t yet arrived but may be coming soon, like Northern Snakeheads, Fence Lizards and Zebra Mussels.This readable and alarmingly informative book will help young people prepare for the invasion, and arm them with the tools to stop the spread of unwanted aliens in British Columbia.

$19.95

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All About Birds
Author: Jessie Hale
Format:Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: J

    "Learn all about the different birds you might see in the North!
    This non—fiction book teaches children about the appearance, behaviour, and diets of different Arctic birds"

$6.95

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All About Polar Bears
Format:Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: G

    Learn all about where polar bears live, what they eat, and how they hunt. This simple nature book introduces children to concepts about the polar bear, along with beautiful photographs

$6.95

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All About Seals
Author: Ibi Kaslik
Format:Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: L

    Learn about four kinds of seals that live in the Canadian Arctic. This non—fiction book will teach childrena bout the appearance, behaviour, and diets of different Arctic seal species. It also introduces the concept of traditional Inuit seal hunting, including the uses of each type of seal.

$6.95

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Amazing Animals Polar Bears
Author: Valerie Bodden
Format:Paperback
, 2010
  • From fleet-footed cheetahs to howling wolves, and from playful dolphins to earth-shaking elephants, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured animal's appearance, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that helps explain a defining feature or behavior.

$12.99

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Amazing Animals Wolves
Author: Kate Riggs
Format:Paperback
, 2011
  • From fleet-footed cheetahs to howling wolves, and from playful dolphins to earth-shaking elephants, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured animal's appearance, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that helps explain a defining feature or behavior.

$12.99

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An Arctic Habitat
Format:Paperback
, 2006
  • An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about
    • the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic
    • the plants and animals that live in the Arctic
    • how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic

    Physical Dimensions: 8.50" x 9.50"

$9.95

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Animal Puzzles (6-pack)*
Author: Brenda Boreham
Format:Paperback
, 2012
  • Level 10

    Back cover book introduction:
    You know a lot about frogs, bears, eagles and ravens.
    Can you use what you know to solve the puzzles in this book?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571675

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$42.00

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Animal Puzzles*
Author: Brenda Boreham
Format:Paperback
, 2012
  • Level 10

    Back cover book introduction:
    You know a lot about frogs, bears, eagles and ravens.
    Can you use what you know to solve the puzzles in this book?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    ISBN: 9781927571279

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$7.00

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Animals Illustrated: Muskox
Format:Hardcover
, 2016
  • Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction nooks on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

    Kids will learn how Muskoxen raise their babies, what they eat and how they forage, where they can be found, and other interesting information, like the many fascinating adaptations they exhibit that allow them to live in colder habitats than most other animals!

$15.95

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Animals Illustrated: Narwhal
Author: Solomon Awa
Format:Hardcover
, 2016
  • Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

    Kids will learn about how narwhal raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interested information, like the fact that a narwhals long tusk is actually a tooth!

$15.95

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