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Vancouver Kids
Author: Lesley McKnight
Format: Paperback
  • Children and teenagers stroll between the skyscrapers in Vancouver, and experience the city in a different way that adults do. They have helped Vancouver transform from humble trading post to towering metropolis, yet how often are they asked to tell their side of the story? Vancouver Kids is a collection of tales about the unforgettable young people of the city of Vancouver. Based on personal interviews and thorough archival research, each true story is narrated in the voice of a young Vancouverite. Join in the adventure as these kids dodge the first cars on newly paved streets, watch the famous Stanley Park take shape, gaze up at brand new high-rises, and even learn the secrets—and dangers—behind big city crime. Vancouver Kids arrives just in time to celebrate the 125th birthday of the city of Vancouver on April 6th, 2011.

    It is the fifth book in the Courageous Kids series, which includes Kidmonton: Stories of River City Kids, Rocky Mountain Kids, Island Kids, and Northern Kids. For more about this exciting series, please visit www.courageouskids.ca.

$12.95

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Very Last First Time
Author: Jan Andrews
Format: Hardcover
  • Eva, an Inuit girl, lives in northern Canada. In the winter, her people search for mussels along the bottom of the seabed. Although Eva has often joined her mother on these searches, today is the very first day she's climbing down through the ice hole by herself. This is a unique experience for young listeners and a great introduction to another culture.

$18.95

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Victoria Autrefois
Author: Karin Clark
Format: Paperback
$12.00

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Viens avec moi: Nous apprendrons ensemble!
Format: Hardcover
  • 2010 OLA Best Bets - Junior Non Fiction

    Canadian Best Bets list - Junior Non-fiction, 2011

    Resource Links Best Books 2010 - Non-Fiction K - Grade 6

    First Nations Communities Read selection, 2009

    2011 Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable - Information Book Award

    This is the French version of Come and Learn With Me.

    Nine-year-old Sheyenne lives in Sambaa K’e, Northwest Territories - that’s Trout Lake in English. Come learn with her as she takes you on a journey to her community in the fall, the season of moose.

    This is the fourth book in the popular series “The Land Is Our Storybook” and features the Dehcho region of the Dene.

$19.95

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Viivi's New Kamiks
Author: Nadia Mike
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • F&P Level: I

    All Viivi wants for her ninth birthday is a pair of kamiks. How can she show her parents that she's ready? This book uses a humorous story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn.

$6.95

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Visual Journey: Northwest Coast First Nations & Native Art Colouring Journal
Format: Paperback
  • 8.5” x 11”, 32 pages
    soy-based ink and non-toxic coatings
    premium paper perfect for colouring

$9.95

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Voices from the Wild: An Animal Sensagoria
Author: David Bouchard
Format: Paperback
  • What would it be like if more than two dozen different wild animals from around the world got together to boast about their senses? David Bouchard delivers a unique exploration of the realm of the senses in 25 animal portraits. In warm, lyrical verse, Bouchard introduces the reader to some fascinating aspects of natural history and explores each sense—sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste—through the voices of such captivating animals as the eagle, orca, wildebeest, cougar, elephant, moose, koala, and wolf.

    Enhancing Bouchard's whimsical poetry are the wildlife paintings of noted British Columbia artist Ron Parker. In fact, it is the artist whom the various animals try to impress with their respective senses, whether it is the grizzly's lofty claims for best smell, the penguin's gentle declaration of superior vision, or the gorilla's confident assertion of closeness to humans in all senses.

    David Bouchard's vivid poetry and Ron Parker's wonderful artwork breathe life into this endearing menagerie, reminding us of how precious our wildlife is. Together, artist and poet have created a heartfelt portrayal of the age-old relationship between humans and animals, one that young and old alike will remember and cherish.

$24.95

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Voices of the Elders: Huu-ay-aht Histories and Legends
Format: Paperback
  • There is a special place on the southeastern shores of Barkley Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is a magnificent landscape of rocky cliffs fronting onto the wild Pacific Ocean, sheltered beaches, lakes, mountains and forests. Since the beginning of time, it has been the ancestral home of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation.Drawing directly from oral history passed down by generations of Huu-ay-aht chiefs and elders, Kathryn Bridge and Kevin Neary tell the compelling stories of the Huu-ay-aht people from their perspective. This is a fascinating glimpse into the complex and rich history of a West Coast First Nation, from creation tales and accounts of their traditional ways to the recent Maa'nulth treaty.

$9.95

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