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The Table Where Rich People Sit
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
As her family attempts to calculate their values, the colors of blooming cactus, and the calls of eagles and great horned owls, a young girl--who has been led astray by the family's lack of material wealth--realizes what really matters. Color illustrations.

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Everybody Needs A Rock
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell

Everybody needs a rock -- at least thats the way this particular author feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

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"With her spare, poetic prose, the author gives us ten rules for picking our own special rocks, leading us through smell, taste, feel and sight. Her locale is southwestern United States and Peter Parnall's illustrations match it well. His lines trail off into the vast spaces and his figures, especially the rocks, seem to grow out of that space. Baylor's ten rules, stated with a deadpan humor and delight in the beauty inherent in those rocks, lead the reader to look more carefully at them, using all their senses to make those observations.This is an indispensable book for classroom units on rocks and minerals, of course." - Carol Hurst, BooksInTheClassroom.com

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32 pages | 9.50" x 8.00"

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Astonishing Women Artists
Authors:
Heather Ball
Format: Paperback

The newest addition to the acclaimed Women's Hall of Fame Series profiles ten phenomenal women with a passion for art. Political, beautiful and always springing from the heart, the paintings and sculptures of these creative trailblazers have made the world a better place, and encouraged generations of female artists to do the same. Discover the lives of women artists from the 16th century to the present day, such as the early feminist Artemisia Gentileschi, the adventurous Emily Carr, the flamboyant Frida Kahlo and the brilliant Georgia O'Keefe. These biographies are written in an accessible, engaging and entertaining style that will inspire young readers to have the courage to explore their own creative sides.
Ages 7-9

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Willow And Twig
Authors:
Jean Little
Format: Paperback

This is a tragic and inspirational tale of 10-year-old Willow and her four-year-old brother Twig. When their mother breaks her
parole and runs off, they journey from the mean streets of Vancouver to stay with their grandmother in rural Ontario. There, the children learn valuable life lessons about pride, a sense of belonging, and being true to who you are.

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White Spirit Bear
Authors:
Tess Tessier
Format: Paperback

White Spirit Bear tells the story of the unusual & beautiful creatures that inhabit ancient rainforests on the northwest
coast of British Columbia. Seldom interacting with humans, these rare white black bears have lived peacefully for centuries in the
pristine wilderness off the Pacific Coast.

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Hawk, I'm Your Brother
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback

A desert boy captures a young hawk, hoping it will teach him how to fly.

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48 pages | 7.75" x 10.00"

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I'm In Charge Of Celebrations
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback

From the highly acclaimed team of Byrd Baylor and PeterParnall comes the story of a girl who shares her love for desert life as she tells of treasured experiences like dancing in the wind on Dust Devil Day or sleeping outside on a hot summer night during The Time of the Falling Stars. Baylor's radiant prose-poem and Parnall's exquisite illustrations combine to create a joyous celebration of the human spirit.

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"With a text by Byrd Baylor and pictures by Peter Parnall, this delightful book will inspire you to create your own holidays. "Last year I gave myself one hundred and eight celebrations — besides the ones that they close school for," announces a young girl. She lives in the desert and just laughs when people suggeset that she might get lonely. How could she get lonely when there are so many things around her that catch her attention and fill her with wonder?" - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality Practice

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32 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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Wolf Island (PB)
Authors:
Celia Godkin
Format: Paperback
Information Book of the Year

Mr. Christie''s Book Award nominee

Shortlisted for 1989 Mr. Christie''s Children''s Book Award for illustration Children''s Literature

Roundtable of Canada 1990 Information Book of the Year

With a new cover and newly designed interiors, Wolf Island is sure to be a howl! It''s a vivid, full colour portrait of nature, and the fragile balance of a natural ecosystem.

Set on an island in Northern Ontario, the Wolf Island story, based on an actual event, is a moving chronicle of what happens when the highest link in a food chain is removed. The resultant population growth, food shortage, and starvation affect every member of the chain.

A family of wolves leave their island environment. Although, at first, their absence is unnoticed, nature''s delicately balanced ecosystem comes undone over a period of months, and the mice, rabbits, squirrels, and even owls fight for survival. Finally, the accidental return of the wolf family to their home restores the island habitat to health.

Celia Godkin''s dramatic, full colour illustrations will inspire readers of all ages. Her scientific portrait of an ecosystem and its component species will not be easily forgotten.
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The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry Bear
Authors:
Don Wood
Format: Paperback
First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader. The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear...How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.
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For the Love of Reading Books to Build Lifelong Readers
Format: Paperback

What should we read to our children? Four experts share their favorite books.
In For the Love of Reading, David Bouchard has teamed up with literacy experts Sally Bender, Anne Letain, and Lucie Poulin-Mackey to give lists of books to inspire us and our children. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, an administrator, an auntie, a grandpa or Mum's best friend, in For the Love of Reading you will find books to strike your fancy and the fancies of all the children in your life. Each author provides lists of books for all ages, as well as lists of seasonal books, resources, favorite strategies to encourage reading and those strategies to avoid. Lucie Poulin-Mackey's lists are of books in French. Indices are provided by author and title.

David Bouchard has been a tireless champion of literacy for many years. A non-reader until adulthood, he fell in love with children's books one day when he was asked to read a chapter of a novel aloud.

Sally Bender is a teacher-librarian who writes a book review column for the Brandon Sun. She brought the children's book section to her local teachers' supply store, Total Teacher, where she worked for several years.

Anne Letain is a teacher-librarian, a consultant and the host of the website, The Reading Registry (www.readingregistry.com).

Lucie Poulin-Mackey has been a teacher for almost twenty years. Lucie is now a literacy specialist for her French school board.

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2005 CCBC Our Choice

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One Fine Day You're Gonna Die (Rapid Reads)
Authors:
Gail Bowen
Format: Paperback

It will take all of Charlie D's skills to keep this Halloween from being another "Day of the Dead."
Charlie D is back doing his late-night radio call-in show. It's Halloween' The Day of the Dead. Not a day filled with good memories for Charlie, but the show must go on. His studio guest this evening is Dr. Robin Harris, an arrogant and ambitious "expert in the arts of dying and grieving," who also seems to be auditioning for her own radio talk show. Charlie and Dr. Harris do not hit it off. Things go from bad to worse when the doctor's ex-lover, Gabe, goes on air to announce that he's about to end his life. Dr. Harris is entirely unsympathetic until she learns that Gabe also has her daughter Kali and plans to poison her too. It will take all of Charlie D's on-air skills to save both Gabe and Kali.

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That Dog Won't Hunt (Rapid Reads)
Authors:
Lou Allin
Format: Paperback
Sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Cowboy drifter Rick Cooper is on the run in the California desert when he meets Gladys Ryan, an eccentric widow who offers him a ride in her classic 1970 Mustang. Before long she convinces him to accompany her to Northern Ontario to help refurbish her hunting lodge, promising him a share of the upcoming season's profits and hinting at more. The offer is too good to pass up. Rick takes to life in the bush, working hard to make the lodge successful. In his free hours he hunts birds, reluctantly taking Bucky, Gladys' ancient golden retriever along with him.

But when the lucrative season comes to an end, Gladys refuses to share the profits, instead offering the hired man a few thousand dollars in wages. In the middle of a drinking bout, an argument ensues. Rick shoves Gladys and she falls and hits her head and dies. He takes her body into the remote bush and disposes of her trademark Mustang, telling anyone who asks that she has gone off on her annual snowbird vacation. No one seems suspicious and it looks like the perfect crime. Rick seems to have it all figured out…except what to do with Bucky…
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The Barrio Kings (Rapid Reads)
Authors:
William Kowalski
Format: Paperback

"Look, man, real life is not always pretty. Sometimes you gotta do hard things. You have to protect what's yours in this life. No one else can do that for you."
Rosario Gomez gave up gang life after his brother was killed in a street fight. Now all he wants to do is finish night school, be a good father and work hard enough at his job at the supermarket to get promoted. But when an old friend shows up to ask him why he left the gang, Rosario realizes he was fooling himself if he thought his violent past would just go away. When his pregnant girlfriend is hit in a drive-by shooting, Rosario has to make some hard choices. Revenge means a return to his old ways, something he swore he would never do. But unless he takes action, his enemies will not rest until they've settled the score against him.

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The Middle Ground (Rapid Reads)
Authors:
Zoe Whittall
Format: Paperback

Missy Turner thinks of herself as the most ordinary woman in the world. She has a lot to be thankful for—a great kid, a loving husband, a job she enjoys and the security of living in the small town where she was born. Then one day everything gets turned upside down—she loses her job, catches her husband making out with the neighbor and is briefly taken hostage by a young man who robs the local café. With her world rapidly falling apart, Missy finds herself questioning the certainties she's lived with her whole life.

 

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The Spider Bites (Rapid Reads)
Authors:
Medora Sale
Format: Paperback

The long walk gave me time to think. It looked like I was through as a cop. Suspended from the force. Under investigation for corruption. Even if I got off on that charge, the slime would stick to me.
My name is Rick Montoya. But you can call me the Spider. Other people do.
When detective Rick Montoya returns to the city to try to clear his name after being accused of taking a bribe, he discovers someone is living in his apartment. Before he can find out who it is, the apartment house gose up in flames. Rick watches covertly as the police remove two bodies. Was the firebombing meant for him? Who exactly was killed in the fire? And why? What was his landlady Cheryl doing at home in the middle of the afternoon? And why is her daughter Susanna acting strangely? Then his estranged wife arrives at the scene of the fire. The questions mount up, along with the suspects.

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CM Magazine - April 16, 2010
"A well-written and exciting novel. The time frame is condensed, and there are no flashbacks to confuse the action. The language is simple and the sentences short…The Spider Bites is one of the first entries in what may well become a large and popular series of easy-read novels. Highly recommended."

Read and Blog website - June 21, 2010
"A great story with all the traditional and exciting elements of mystery held within a smaller package…This book will hold your attention to a satisfying close."

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The Way It Works (Rapid Reads)
Authors:
William Kowalski
Format: Paperback

Can Walter Davis succeed when the odds are stacked against him?
Walter Davis is young, handsome, intelligent, dynamic and personable. The product of a bi-racial marriage but abandoned by his father as a young child, he prides himself on three things: his drive to succeed, his fine clothes and never having been late for anything in his life. Walter is also homeless. The medical expenses that came with his mother's brief and unsuccessful battle against cancer have left him destitute. Still, ever the optimist, Walter believes that if he lives in his car for a few months, he will have the time he needs to find a good job in the business world and turn his life around. His situation gets more complicated when he finds himself attracted to a girl he meets at the mailing center where he keeps a post box. But trying to impress a girl when you have no fixed address proves difficult, and when he's caught in a lie, she shuns his company. Walter's struggles grow when his car is impounded and he can't afford to pay the fine. Only resilience, ingenuity and his drive to succeed can bring Walter back from the brink of despair.

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Exploring the World of Eagles
Authors:
Tracy C. Read
Format: Paperback

High flight with North America''s mighty eagles.

Only two kinds of eagles live in North America, the bald eagle and the golden eagle. These majestic birds belong to the same family and share many physical traits and behaviors, but there are also important differences between them.

In this fully illustrated introduction, young readers will discover why the bald eagle lives along the coastlines of oceans, lakes and rivers while the golden eagle prefers mountainous regions, prairies and plains. They''ll learn about the impressive nest-building skills of these two raptors and their courtship displays, mating patterns and fierce hunting styles.

Full-color photographs provide close-ups and action shots of these aerial performers, while the engaging text, sidebars and captions offer insights into the life history of two of the world''s most powerful winged predators.

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This book is part of the "Exploring the World of..." series, a nature series produced especially for young readers who are eager to learn more about the wild animals they find especially appealing. The books are packed with facts and offer outstanding value. Clear text in large type and vivid photographs with explanatory captions describe the animals' physical attributes, and storylike narratives about their daily life -- where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they communicate, how they raise their young -- present a complete picture of each animal.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Exploring the World of Wolves
Authors:
Tracy C. Read
Format: Paperback

The wild, wary gray wolf.

The largest wild member of the dog family, the gray wolf stalks much larger mammals, such as the elk, caribou and moose. How does it succeed? Built to run, the long-legged wolf on the hunt uses its powerful sight, hearing, smell and physical strength. But, like the domestic dog, the wolf is a social animal: it lives in a pack.

In this fully illustrated introduction, young readers will learn how group living makes sense for the wolf, allowing it to form strong bonds and share tasks like rearing its young, finding food and communicating over long distances. They''ll also find out how habitat destruction, poisoning campaigns and hunting have reduced gray wolf populations in much of North America.

Full-color photographs provide close-ups and action shots, while the engaging text, sidebars and captions tell the life history of an animal that researchers agree has one of nature''s most engaging personalities.

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This book is part of the "Exploring the World of..." series, a nature series produced especially for young readers who are eager to learn more about the wild animals they find especially appealing. The books are packed with facts and offer outstanding value. Clear text in large type and vivid photographs with explanatory captions describe the animals' physical attributes, and storylike narratives about their daily life -- where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they communicate, how they raise their young -- present a complete picture of each animal.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

 

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Bears, Bears, Bears
Authors:
Wayne Lynch
Artists:
Wayne Lynch
Format: Paperback

Photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch has dedicated more than a decade of his life to learning everything he can about these powerful mammals. In his quest for bears, he has crawled inside the winter dens of black bears and polar bears, held squirming grizzly cubs in his arms, sailed along the coastal rainforests of British Columbia, hiked the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains in South America and ridden elephants through the jungles of Nepal and India. In Bears, Bears, Bears, his engaging guide to the world''s eight bear species, Lynch introduces us to the strange and wonderful natural histories of these magnificent wild animals.

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64 pages | 8.00" x 8.25"

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A Moose in a Maple Tree: The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas
Authors:
Troy Townsin
Artists:
Jennifer Harrington
Format: Paperback

Each year Canada hosts 35 million foreign tourists who spend over $16 billion. A Moose in a Maple Tree is a natural overseas gift and souvenir for children, tourists, Canadians living abroad, and anyone who is looking forward to a white Christmas in this wonderful country with its use of iconic Canadianisms: skiers, sled dogs, salmon, Mounties, lobsters, beavers, whales, hockey sticks, totem poles, snowmen, polar bears, and of course, the moose, all ultimately gathered together in a Canadian maple tree.  

This beautifully illustrated, durable, glossy picture book has been entirely printed and produced in Canada, and has been nominated for the Lieutenant Governor Generals Award for Children's illustrations. 

A Moose in a Maple Tree will capture the imagination of young readers with its quirky twist on the original Christmas song while providing lively, colourful images created by Toronto graphic designer and illustrator, Jennifer Harrington. The book can be sung or read aloud and is designed as a learning tool that will instigate discussion about all things Canadian. The book is also a great tool for your readers learning to count.

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32 pages | 10.00" x 9.50"

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Wild About the West Coast Discovery Book
Authors:
Adrienne Mason
Format: Paperback

"Mom, when are we going to get there?" Parents know this question all too well. Wild About the West Coast Discovery Book is a fun way to help pass the time in the car, on the ferry, at home, on the beach or even at school. This beautifully designed activity book is uniquely British Columbian with images from salamanders to slugs, wolves and waves, surfers, shorebirds and more. This activity book is much more than a colouring book and includes more than a dozen puzzles as well as space for children to record their favourite moments on the Coast. The art is detailed and visually appealing, created by artist Marion Syme, a graduate of Emily Carr School of Art and Design. Wild About the West Coast is fun, educational and makes a wonderful keepsake for visitors from near and far.

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Wild Berries of the Northwest: Alaska, Western Canada & the Northwestern United States
Authors:
J. Duane Sept
Format: Paperback

The Northwest is an area rich in vegetation, including many types of berries and other fruits. Not all of them are edible, and this guide will help you to distinguish those you can eat from those that are poisonous.

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Eagle of the Sea
Authors:
Kristin Bieber Domm
Artists:
Jeffrey C. Domm
Format: Paperback

As they did with their immensely popular Atlantic Puffin, Jeff Domm and Kristin Bieber Domm have teamed up to create an accessible, engaging picture book about another of Atlantic Canada's famous birds: the eagle. Written in the first person, Eagle of the Sea details the life of Atlantic Canada's largest bird of prey. The text describes the eagle's life cycle, hunting prowess, and habitat, as well as its special anatomical features like talons and flying feathers. The colourful illustrations are well-researched and accurate; the depictions of eagles soaring through the air, pursuing prey, and even swimming are educational and awe-inspiring. Children will especially love Domm's illustrations of eaglets, newly hatched and learning to fly.

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"Children will be captivated by pictures. The full-colour pictures depict young and mature eagles, close-ups of their unique features and an 'eagle's view' from high up in the sky...This book would make an excellent read aloud or could be used by older children for individual research projects...Highly recommended." — Resource Links, June 2010

"The prose is simple, spare and descriptive...Richly detailed acrylic paintings convey the majesty of these birds and add to the information in the text...good for reading aloud and simple enough for young students to read alone." — Canadian Children's Book News, January 2011

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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A Goal In Sight
Format: Paperback

Aiden is the roughest player on his Calgary hockey team, as likely to be in the penalty box as on the ice.

When he hits another player after a game, however, he's charged with assault and sentenced to one hundred hours of community service. He's bored and annoyed when he's forced to help Eric, a blind player with the Calgary Seeing Eye Dogs. In time, his new team shows him hockey is more fun on the ice than in the box.

A Goal in Sight is the story of an unlikely friendship that teaches a troubled kid the value of fair play.

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A Garden of Whales
Format: Paperback

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.

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Fingerweaving Untangled
Authors:
Carol James
Format: Paperback

This publication is a welcome addition to the literature on the ancient craft of fingerweaving. Carol James, an accomplished Winnipeg weaver and teacher, has dedicated over 20 years to the art. Her knowledge and sash reproductions are based on the detailed study of historical artifacts and are housed in various heritage institutions such as the Manitoba Museum and the Musee de Saint-Boniface.

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Making Change: Tips from an Underage Overachiever
Authors:
Bilaal Rajan
Format: Paperback

Putting the fun back in fundraising!

Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the book is a section entitled Eight Principles to Maximize Your Full Potential, which includes exercises to help you identify and attain your dreams.

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When Elephants Fight
Authors:
Adrian Bradbury
Eric Walters
Format: Hardcover

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands of years ago. Its essence is simplicity, when the large fight, it is the small who suffer most. And when it comes to war, the smallest, the most vulnerable, are the children.
When Elephants Fight presents the stories of five children, Annu, Jimmy, Nadja, Farooq and Toma, from five very different and distinct conflicts, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Sarejevo, Afghanistan and the Sudan. Along with these very personal accounts, the book also offers brief analyses of the history and geopolitical issues that are the canvas on which these conflicts are cast.
When Elephants Fight is about increasing awareness. For the future to be better than the past, better than the present, we must help equip our children with an awareness and understanding of the world around them and their ability to bring about change. Gandhi stated, "If you are going to change the world, start with the children."

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One Peace True Stories of Young Activists
Authors:
Janet Wilson
Format: Hardcover

Children can change the world.
One Peace celebrates the "Power of One," and specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace. Janet Wilson challenges today's children to strive to make a difference in this beautifully illustrated, fact-filled and fascinating volume of portraits of many "heroes for today."

Canadian Craig Kielburger, who started Free the Children to help victims of child labor at the age of twelve, has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Farlis Calle, forced to identify the body of a young friend—a victim of her country's civil war—started the Columbia Children's Movement for Peace. At age ten, Kimmie Weeks, a refugee from the Liberian civil war, came within a whisper of being buried in a mass grave. Almost miraculously he survived and vowed to make a difference in the lives of other children. At thirteen he established Voices of the Future, Liberia's first child rights advocacy group. Other portraits feature the accomplishments of children from Sarajevo, Japan, the United Kingdom, Cambodia, Afghanistan and the United States. These moving testaments to the courage and initiative of youth will inspire readers young and old.

Awards
2011 Red Cedar Award nominee
2010 CCBC Best Books
2010 Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee
2009 Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award finalist
2009 Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee
2009 Information Book Award winner
2008 Smithsonian Notable Book for Children

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The World Needs Your Kid Revised Edition: How to Raise Children Who Care and Contribute
Format: Paperback

This unique guide to parenting is centred on a simple but profound philosophy that will encourage children to become global citizens. One of the greatest legacies parents can leave is a generation of conscientious and thoughtful children. This updated and revised edition from international child rights activists Craig and Marc Kielburger includes a new foreword from His Holiness the Dalai Lama along with new celebrity contributors, Nobel Laureates Elie Wiesel and Betty Williams, Jason Mraz, and Robert Kennedy Jr. Drawing on life lessons from remarkable individuals and success stories from unconventional childhoods, Marc and Craig Kielburger demonstrate how small actions can make a huge difference in the life of a child and ultimately change the world.

With a new clean and interactive layout and design, the second edition of The World Needs Your Kid offers updated stories, new sections, and photography alongside additional tips for parents to take action. The updated book highlights the latest thinking from experts and leading research, but it is not academic. It is brimming with hands-on suggestions, plus first-person contributions from many leaders and celebrities, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Steve Nash, Dr. Jane Goodall, Jane Fonda, Mia Farrow, Sol Guy, Jeff Skoll, and Ethan Zohn. The World Needs Your Kid provides everything you need to know to raise kids, lend a hand, and change the world-all at the same time.

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Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs 3rd Edition Eastern and Central North America
Authors:
James A. Duke
Steven Foster
Format: Paperback
Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy.
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Living Wild: Moose
Authors:
Melissa Kish
Format: Paperback

The crushing bite of alligators, the unique coloration of killer whales, the antler growth cycles of moose, and the defining characteristics of five other fascinating animals are explored in Living Wild. Vivid photographs transport readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviors of the featured creature.

Beautiful photographs, Menominee legend, glossary and index included.

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48 pages | 9.50" x 9.28"

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Living Wild: Eagles
Authors:
Melissa Kish
Format: Paperback

The crushing bite of alligators, the unique coloration of killer whales, the antler growth cycles of moose, and the defining characteristics of five other fascinating animals are explored in Living Wild. Vivid photographs transport readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviors of the featured creature.

Beautiful photographs, Pacific Northwest Coast legend, glossary and index included.

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48 pages | 9.46" x 10.60"

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Amazing Animals Wolves
Authors:
Kate Riggs
Format: Paperback

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.

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Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured animal's appearance, behaviors, and life cycle.

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24 pages | 8.88" x 11.25"

 

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Meet the Teacher: How to Help Your Child Navigate Elementary School
Authors:
Betty Borowski
Laura Mayne
Artists:
Scot Ritchie
Format: Paperback

Two veteran teachers guide parents through the challenging waters of a child's elementary school years.

Parents want their child to succeed in school. This book helps them promote smooth sailing for their child through all those important early school years, encouraging them to communicate with teachers early and regularly. The authors, two teachers who are also mothers, share ways to establish positive parent-teacher relationships and provide an insider's understanding of how schools actually work. Here is outstanding practical advice that parents need to help their child thrive in school.

Tips for parents cover a variety of topics, including:

* Establishing a positive relationship with teachers and the school
* Managing homework
* Interpreting report cards
* Suggestions for successful parent-teacher interviews
* Addressing conflict
* How to prepare young children to enter school
* Early reading and writing development
* Effective home-school communication
* Improving their child's study skills
* Tips for parents who need to help their child deal with peer pressure and bullying

Special chapters include information on the different ways children learn, legal and medical matters and special education concerns. There are also fun and educational activity pages for family-oriented activities that support school curriculum topics.

Borowski and Mayne have extensive experience sitting on both sides of the parent-teacher conference table, and they offer valuable insights from both perspectives.

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The Moccasin Goalie
Authors:
William Roy Brownridge
Artists:
William Roy Brownridge
Format: Paperback

I had four best friends. We lived for hockey. I was the goalie. I had a crippled leg and foot, so I couldn't wear skates. But my leather moccasins were fine. I was quick and could slide across the goalmouth really fast. They called me "Moccasin Danny."
Danny and his friends, Anita, Petou and Marcel, are typical prairie youngsters'hockey mad. The four are always playing road hockey or involved in a game of shinny on the community rink. One day a town team, the Wolves, is formed. The friends are overjoyed, but when the time comes to choose the team, only Marcel is picked. The other three friends are not chosen; Anita is a girl, Petou is too small and Danny cannot skate. It is the biggest disappointment of Danny's life.

But near the end of the season, the regular goalie is injured and Danny is asked to replace him. If the Wolves can win the game, they will make the playoffs! This is Danny's chance to prove that even though he can't wear a pair of skates, he can still play the game.

The Moccasin Goalie is the first of three books in a series.
Book two is The Final Game
Book three is Victory at Paradise Hill

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The Final Game
Authors:
William Roy Brownridge
Format: Paperback

Kids who live for hockey.
Danny and his friends Petou and Anita live for hockey. So when they are asked to join the Wolves late in the season, they are determined to do their best for the town team. Some of the players, however, start to grumble about the latecomers. Travis, the Wolves' best forward, calls them "the wimps" and makes sure they are ignored on the ice. With the final game of the season looming, Travis is hogging the puck and the Wolves are no longer playing as a team.

Danny's older brother is a star winger for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he's home to rest an injury. Can he inspire the players to work together again? And will "the wimps" finally get a chance to show what they can do to help the team? In this sequel to the immensely popular The Moccasin Goalie, Danny and his friends face the biggest challenge ever.

The Final Game is the second of three books in a series.
Book one is The Moccasin Goalie
Book three is Victory at Paradise Hill

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The Other Way to Listen
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
The Caldecott Honor author/illustrator team that brought readers "The Desert Is Theirs" and "The Way to Start a Day" returns with this tale of truly listening to the world around us. In "The Other Way to Listen", a young boy is eager to learn and an old man is happy to share his wisdom.

Full color Ages 6-9.
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Boog the Bug
Authors:
Cynthia Genaille
Artists:
Diane Lucas
Format: Paperback

Little Boog is heartbroken when his parents separate, and he worries it's his fault. Through his parents' love, however, he understands that while they have to live apart they each love him more than ever.

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"Boog the Bug" joins a very short but important list of children's literature aimed at helping children deal with separation and divorce." - CM Magazine

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Bears of the North
Authors:
Steven Kazlowski
Format: Paperback

Contains exquisite portraiture of all the bear species of Alaska, from the southeast to the north slope through Denali, as well as dynamic images of the daily life of individual bears and family groups.

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48 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

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Fraser Bear
Authors:
Maggie de Vries
Artists:
Renne Benoit
Format: Paperback

Fraser Bear follows the first two years in a black bear cub's life in the Pacific Northwest. Fraser's days are filled with adventure, danger, and delight -- and the endless quest for food. He learns the fun of sliding in the snow, the sounds of owls and coyotes, how to find and fill his belly with berries, and how to scurry up a tree and hang on for his life. Most important, he tries to learn the skill of salmon catching from his mother. Eventually, Fraser must leave the protection of his mother and sister and journey on by himself. This exciting story is illuminated by beautiful illustrations of Fraser and his adventures, uniting the cycles of bear and fish, whose lives are so importantly intertwined. A map of the area, glossary, and further information about bears and salmon complete this delightful nature story for young readers.

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48 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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Child of Mine
Authors:
Carrie Hartman
Format: Hardcover
A picture book to share—for parents of challenging children and for children who struggle with disorders, disabilities, or behavior issues. Parents will relate to the emotions Carrie Hartman expresses; children will welcome the message of hope for their future.
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My Favorite Sounds from A to Z
Authors:
Peggy Snow
Format: Hardcover

Colorful poems and lush illustrations invite children to explore and experience their world through the sounds around them. The book begins with acorns cracking under bicycle wheels and ends with zippers on sleeping bags zipping during a family camping trip. In between are flapping wings, snapping icicles, popping corn, and more. Children are encouraged to listen more closely to the sounds in their everyday lives, imagine sounds they haven't yet heard, experiment with creating sounds, and even sharpen their listening skills. Written in verse with an appealing variety of rhymes and rhythms, Sounds will delight both children and adults.

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Recommended Ages: 4-7.

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32 pages | 8.62" x 10.53"

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My Favorite Places from A to Z
Authors:
Peggy Snow
Format: Hardcover

Vivid poems and illustrations describe an alphabet of places special to children. The book journeys from art room to zoo, with stops along the way at an ice cream cafe, a science museum, a library, a jungle gym, and the ocean. Children explore memories, imagine places they would like to go, and realize their world is expanding. Written in verse with an appealing variety of rhymes and rhythms, Places will touch both children and adults, who may remember favorite places of their own.

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Recommended Ages: 4-7.

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32 pages | 8.58' x 10.43"

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The Edible Seashore
Authors:
Rick M. Harbo
Format: Paperback

This book of basic recipes by Rick Harbo includes instructions on how to catch each species, how to store it fresh or frozen, how to prepare it, and of course how to cook and serve it. Rick's wife, Heather, has tested the recipes, which leave plenty of scope for you to experiment.

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Baby Polar Bears
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback

Children will be delighted by images of these giant mammals of the Arctic. Fascinating text explains how a polar bear’s body is suited to living in an icy climate and swimming in freezing oceans. Young readers will learn how baby polar bears are raised by their mothers and how the melting of pack ice is threatening their way of life.

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Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

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This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

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24 pages | 4.92" x 8.84" | Glossary and Index

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Baby Deer
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback

Deer and their fawns, or babies, live in forests across North America. Children will be delighted by the wonderful photographs in this simple introduction to these loveable hoofed animals. Easy-to-understand text explains how a fawn is born, how the color and spots on its coat help camouflage it in the forest, and how some mothers care for their fawns for up to two years. Beautiful images feature white-tailed deer and mule deer and introduce a few lesser-known deer, such as pudus, which are the smallest deer in the world!

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Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

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This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

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24 pages | 8.30" x 9.30" | Glossary, Index included 

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Baby Wolves
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback

Children will love learning about these cute members of the dog family. Easy-to-understand text and appealing photos show the different parts of a wolf’s body, where wolves live, how babies are cared for by their mothers, and how they are raised in a pack, or family. A fun activity asks readers to identify which photos on the page are of wolves and which are not.

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Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

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This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

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24 pages | 7.82" x 8.48" | Glossary and Index

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Tadpoles to Frogs
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback

Most babies are smaller versions of their parents, but some babies do not look anything like their adult counterparts. This book looks at the life cycle of pond frogs and tree frogs, with amazing photographs following their metamorphosis from tadpoles to adult amphibian. This book is so much more than just another life-cycle book, with easy-to-follow text describing frogs different habitats, how they find food, and how they protect themselves.

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Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

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24 pages | 8.20" x 9.30"

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Manners, Please! Why It Pays to Be Polite
Authors:
John Burstein
Format: Paperback

Manners, Please!: Why It Pays to Be Polite (Slim Goodbody's Life Skills 101)

Slim Goodbody helps children understand the value of manners and the essentials of behaving well in school, at home, and with friends. Often children come to school without a clear understanding of what it means to be polite and respect the rights of others. Manners make a difference in all aspects of a person's life. The way you present yourself often determines how others see you.

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Recommended Ages: 8-11 / Grades 3 - 6

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32 pages | 8.30" x 10.80"

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Speak Up! Communicating Confidently
Authors:
John Burstein
Format: Paperback
Slim Goodbody helps children learn assertive communication skills that will help them express thoughts and feelings in an open, direct way. They will learn techniques that will get others to listen and respond appropriately to what they have to say. All of us, kids and grown-ups alike, sometimes face situations in life when it's difficult to clearly express what we want or feel. Usually this happens when we, ourselves, are feeling upset or when we feel others might be upset with us. But holding back and keeping feelings locked inside can cause you to feel frustrated, tense, and stressed out, and that isn't healthy for your mind or body. Grades 3 - 6
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Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K to 2
Authors:
Debbie Diller
Format: Paperback
If you've ever questioned how to make math stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. This book extends Debbie Diller's best-selling work on literacy work stations and classroom design to the field of mathematics. In Math Work Stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This book details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year. There's even a chapter devoted solely to organizing and using math manipulatives. Each chapter includes:

* math vocabulary resources and literature links;
* suggested materials to include at each station ;
* ideas for modeling, troubleshooting, differentiating, and assessment; and
* reflection questions for professional development.

Throughout the book, Debbie has included hundreds of color photos showing math work stations in action from a variety of classrooms in which she has worked. Charts, reproducible forms, and math work stations icons are included to provide everything you'll need to get started with stations in your classroom right away.
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Amazing Animals Polar Bears
Authors:
Valerie Bodden
Format: Paperback

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.

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Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.

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24 pages | 9.00" x 11.38"

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Teaching With Intention
Authors:
Debbie Miller
Format: Paperback
Teaching With Intention
Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, Taking Action, K-5

Effective, intentional teaching begins with a strong set of beliefs, but even the best teachers—including Debbie Miller—struggle to make sure that their classroom practice consistently reflects their core convictions. In Teaching with Intention, Debbie shares her process of defining beliefs, aligning practice, and taking action to ensure that children are the true beneficiaries of her teaching. From setting up the classroom environment to the intentional use of language, from comprehension instruction to lesson design, Debbie is explicit about what she does and why. At the same time, she encourages teachers to develop their own belief statements concerning teaching and learning, and includes key questions to guide them in this important process.
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Well Spoken
Authors:
Erik Palmer
Format: Paperback
Well Spoken

Teaching speaking to all students

Discover the art of teaching speaking in any classroom! Teachers will find thoughtful and engaging strategies for integrating speaking skills throughout the curriculum. The book stresses the essential elements of all effective oral communication, including:

Building a Speech: Audience, Content, Organization, Visual Aids, and Appearance
Performing a Speech: Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, and Speed
Evaluating a Speech: Creating Effective Rubrics, Guiding Students to Excellence

The book offers practical steps and lesson ideas for successfully teaching speaking in a variety of situations--from classroom discussions to formal presentations--and includes a set of tools for students--from how to grab the audience's attention to how to use body language and cadence for the best effect.
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Mentor Texts
Authors:
Rose Cappelli
Lynne R. Dorfman
Format: Paperback

Mentor Texts

Teaching writing through children`s literature, K-6

This intriguing book is organized around the traits of good writing — focus, content, organization, style, and conventions — and includes:

mentor texts that can be used to scaffold student work
student writing samples that demonstrate how students take risks
teacher writing samples that show the power of teacher as writer
a comprehensive, annotated list of children`s literature, with specific suggestions for teaching points

This practical guide demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers. It shows both teachers and students how to notice what authors do, and how to use that knowledge to inform their own writing.

*Don`t miss the new companion text, Nonfiction Mentor Texts.

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Nonfiction Mentor Texts
Authors:
Rose Cappelli
Lynne R. Dorfman
Format: Paperback
Nonfiction Mentor Texts

Teaching informational writing through children`s literature, K-8

The authors` first book, Mentor Texts, demonstrated how teachers can use children`s literature to guide and inspire student writers of narrative fiction and poetry. Now, they have turned their focus to nonfiction, identifying a wide range of mentor texts and showing how these models showcase the key features of good writing. The book guides teachers through a variety of projects, samples, and anecdotes that demonstrate how to help students become more effective writers of good nonfiction. Information on how to select appropriate mentor texts from among the sometimes overwhelming offerings of children`s literature complement this valuable book.
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Books as Bridges
Authors:
Jane Baskwill
Format: Paperback
Books as Bridges

Using text to connect to home and school literacy and learning

This remarkable book explores the many advantages of using "touchstone" books to consider four key aspects of literacy predictable structures, nonfiction, comprehension, and imagination and language play. Each of these aspects is described in terms of a series of strategies, which are highlighted by their use with specific touchstone books, and supported by lists of related books to consider.

Based on convincing research that parents play a vital role in raising a reader, Books as Bridges offers an effective and efficient way to use texts, including children`s picture books, to help create a common reading experience for the class that can be extended to the home. Numerous reproducibles and send-home materials, as well as suggestions for supporting families for whom English is not the first language, complement this timely resource.
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Journey to Literacy: No Worksheets Required
Format: Paperback

Journey to Literacy: No Worksheets Required

The play-based learning and individualized strategies in this practical book build on the wide range of literacy skills present in the kindergarten classroom. This valuable resource explores simple ways to use traditional learning centres to provide children with real and authentic reasons to listen, speak, read, write, and view. Teachers will find a wealth of resources for creating meaningful learning experiences, including:

answers to often-asked questions
milestones to inform teaching instruction
activities and games for both individuals and groups
literacy extensions that involve children with quality literature, authentic artifacts, and recordings

This highly readable book will support teachers as they move beyond worksheets and nurture students on their journey to lifelong literacy.

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A Mercy
Authors:
Toni Morrison
Format: Paperback
A powerful tragedy distilled into a small masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier.

Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader in 1680s United States, when the slave trade is still in its infancy. Reluctantly he takes a small slave girl in part payment from a plantation owner for a bad debt. Feeling rejected by her slave mother, 14-year-old Florens can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives . . .

At the novel's heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter – a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.
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Kit's Wilderness
Authors:
David Almond
Format: Paperback

The Printz Award winning classic gets a new look.

The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit's recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit's grandfather tells him stories of the mine's past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit's Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.

Awards

  • Michael L. Printz Award Winner
  • ALA Notable Book
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book

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256 pages | 4.19" x 6.94"

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Baby Wild Animals
Authors:
Dennis Schmidt
Esther Schmidt
Format: Paperback

One of the first steps in knowing more about the family life of wild animals is to know what the animals, both young and old, look like. Do you want to know what an elk calf looks like? Or a mountain goat kid? How about a young woodpecker? Featuring very cute baby pictures of some of North America's best-known wild animals, this book helps young readers to identify them by name. A fun read and a great teaching tool. For ages 4-8.

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48 pages | 5.75" x 5.75"

 

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Nighty Night
Format: Board Book

Nighty-Night is a lullabye for everyone to enjoy in the twilight hours before bedtime. Richard's soothing, rhythmic style is perfect for shared reading, and each stanza is accompanied by warm and lovable photographs of toddlers and parents/guardians in various stages of bedtime preparation.


This beautiful board book is sure to be a hit with parents, grandparents, caregivers, and Early Childhood Educators. A truly lovely addition to any bedtime (or naptime) collection!

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Three Million Acres of Flame
Authors:
Valerie Sherrard
Format: Paperback

For Skye Haverill and her family, it begins as an ordinary day. But in the annals of Canadian history, October 7, 1825, is the date of one of our greatest national disasters.

The Haverill family has been turned upside down in the last year. Following the death of their mother, Skye and her brother, Tavish, have adjusted to live with a single parent. And when they're asked to make another adjustment -- when his father remarries and his new wife becomes pregnant -- Skye finds that some changes are too much to handle.

But family struggles quickly become irrelevant when the Haverills and their community are caught up in the Miramichi Fire, the largest land fire in North American history. As the family and the town struggle through the fire and the devastating aftermath, all must find a way to rebuild homes and relationships.

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Smelly Socks
Authors:
Robert N. Munsch
Format: Paperback

Tina's new socks are so wonderful she vows to wear them every day! But they begin to smell really, really bad because Tina will not take them off – even to be washed. The kids finally drag Tina down to the river and make her wash those stinky socks, driving away all the fish with the nasty odour! Tina's mom gets her a new shirt as a reward for finally getting her socks clean. A shirt Tina loves so much, she vows never, ever to take it off!

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Carnivores of British Columbia
Format: Paperback
Humans share a long history with carnivores. We fear them as predators, revile them as competitors, exploit them for their fur, or admire them for their grace and beauty. This book, the fifth of six volumes on the mammals of BC, provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on the 21 species of wild terrestrial carnivores in the province.

Species covered: Coyote, Grey Wolf, Red Fox, American Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Northern Raccoon, Sea Otter, Wolverine, Northern River Otter, American Marten, Fisher, Ermine, Long-tailed Weasel, Least Weasel, American Mink, American Badger, Striped Skunk, Western Spotted Skunk, Cougar, Canada Lynx, Bobcat.
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Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon
Authors:
Robert A. Cannings
Format: Paperback

Birding and butterfly watching have been popular outdoor activities for decades. Now, dragonfly watching is catching on as a fascinating and enjoyable pursuit. Dragonflies are large, colourful insects with amazing and easily observed behaviour. Noted entomologist Dr Robert Cannings introduces students, naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts to the world of dragonflies. In this compact book, he shows readers where to find dragonflies and how to watch and study them in the field.

In the introduction, Dr Cannings outlines the natural history of these insects - their structure, life cycles, habitats and behaviour. Then he describes the 88 species known in British Columbia and the Yukon, noting habitat preferences and distribution. To make identification easy, each description has one or more colour photographs and comparisons with similar species.

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Brittle Stars, Sea Urchins & Feather Stars
Format: Paperback

The authors describe 24 species of brittle stars, 8 sea urchins and 2 feather stars inhabiting the coastal waters of BC, the Alaska Panhandle and Puget Sound. All species described live in the shallow waters to a depth of 200 metres; but the authors include species lists of all known species in the region, even those in deeper water.

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Trees & Shrubs of British Columbia
Format: Paperback

Trees and Shrubs of British Columbia is the definitive guide to woody plants in the province. Dr T.C. Brayshaw describes all known species native or naturalized to BC. He accompanies each with comparative illustrations showing details of woody parts, leaves, flowers and fruit. These and the diagnostic keys will help you identify any tree or shrub in BC. A section of colour photographs show general features, variation and habitat.

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Catkin-Bearing Plants of British Columbia
Format: Paperback

This book is the most comprehensive work on alders, birches, oaks, poplars, willows and other catkin-bearing plants in British Columbia. Dr T.C. Brayshaw describes all 67 species - and many subspecies and varieties - each accompanied by a detailed line drawing and a distribution map. The book also includes diagnostic keys to the families, genera and species.

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Pondweeds, Bur-reeds and their Relatives of British Columbia
Format: Paperback

Monocotyledons are a major subgroup of flowering plants that have embryos with only one seed leaf (cotyledon); they are characterized by parallel-veined leaves and flower parts in threes. Dr T.C. Brayshaw describes all of the aquatic monocotyledons in British Columbia, which comprise four orders and fourteen families of plants in freshwater and marine environments. Some of these are water weeds, intertidal marine grasses (such as Eel-grass), Water Plantain, Skunk Cabbage, duck-weeds, water-meals and Cattail. This edition contains Dr Brayshaw's finely detailed illustrations of these plants.

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Plant Collecting for the Amateur
Format: Paperback

This small, comprehensive guide offers practical advice on how to collect, dry and store plant specimens for botanical study. Intended for plant collectors who do not have access to herbarium equipment, this book describes how to use common household items to dry, press and store plants.

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Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
Authors:
John Ayto
Format: Paperback
What is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made? That Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen? That omelette evolved from amulette, a thin sheet of metal, and is a not-too- distant cousin of the word laminate? That jeans find their antecedent in jean fustian, meaning a cotton fabric from Genoa? The Dictionary of Word Origins uncovers the hidden and often surprising connection between words. Written in a clear and informative style, the more than 8,000 articles reveal the origins of and links between some of the most common English-language words. They also contain an extensive selection of words whose life histories are intrinsically fascinating or instructive. This dictionary shows how modern English has developed from its Indo-European roots and how the various influences on the language from migration and invasion to exploration, trade, technology, and scholarship have intermingled. It is an invaluable addition to any English or linguistics library.
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Intergovernmental Policy Capacity in Canada
Format: Paperback

In a highly networked world, where governments must cope with increasingly complex and inter-related policy problems, the capacity of policy makers to work intergovernmentally is not an option but a necessity.

Gregory Inwood, Carolyn Johns, and Patricia O'Reilly offer unique insights into intergovernmental policy capacity, revealing what key decision-makers and policy advisors behind the scenes think the barriers are to improved intergovernmental policy capacity and what changes they recommend. Senior public servants from all jurisdictions in Canada discuss the ideas, institutions, actors, and relations that assist or impede intergovernmental policy capacity. Covering good and bad economic times and comparing insiders' concerns and recommendations with those of scholars of federalism, public policy, and public administration, they provide a comparative analysis of major policy areas across fourteen governments.

Intergovernmental policy capacity, while of increasing importance, is not well understood. By examining how the Canadian federation copes with today's policy challenges, the authors provide guideposts for federations and governments around the world working on the major policy issues of our day.

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A Field Guide to Coastal Flowers of the Pacific Northwest
Authors:
Phillipa Hudson
Format: Pamphlet

With gorgeous full-colour photos arranged in an easy-to-use colour coded chart for quick identification, the pocket-sized format is perfect for taking along on walks and hikes through both the Pacific Northwest countryside as well as the urban wilds of West Coast cities. Supplying English and Latin names, the distribution range of each species and average plant height and flower size, Phillipa Hudson shares her knowledge of coast flora gained through over 30 years as an active amateur botanist.

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The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food
Authors:
Carolyn Herriot
Format: Paperback

This definitive month-by-month guide brings gardeners into the delicious world of edible landscaping and helps take a load off the planet as we achieve greater food security. Full of illustrative colour photos and step-by-step instructions, The Zero-Mile Diet shares wisdom gleaned from 30 years of food growing and seed saving with comprehensive advice on:
• Growing organic food year-round
• The small fruit orchard and backyard berries
• Superb yet simple seasonal recipes
• Preserving your harvest
• Seed saving and plant propagation
• Dirt-cheap ways to nourish your soil
• Backyard poultry—it’s less time-consuming than you
think
• Growing vegetables in the easiest way possible
• A–z guide to growing the best vegetables and herbs

Put organic home-grown fruits and vegetables on your table throughout the year, using the time-saving, economical and sustainable methods of gardening outlined in The Zero-Mile Diet. This book is about REAL food and how eating it will change our lives for the better.

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Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest: Revised and Expanded Second Edition
Authors:
Phil Edgell
Andy Lamb
Format: Paperback

Written by a marine biologist and illustrated in colour by a prizewinning underwater photographer, Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest identifies each fish by its common name and is illustrated with full-colour photographs and labelled sketches.

Special sections present catching tips for anglers and commercial fishermen; location hints for divers, beachcombers and pleasure boaters; and cooking ideas for seafood gourmets. The information included in these sections provides a brief but detailed description of each fish’s habitat, physical characteristics and behaviour—everything that a fisherman or an amateur naturalist needs to know!

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Ten Technologies to Save the Planet
Authors:
Chris Goodall
Format: Paperback
Practical solutions for meeting our energy demands while combatting climate change on a large scale, from “the David Suzuki of Britain.”

Respected, authoritative , award-winning author Chris Goodall adds new material to the climate change debate. His engaging and balanced volume—popular science writing at its most crucial—is arguably the most readable, most comprehensive overview of large-scale solutions to climate change available.

Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. But how do we achieve that goal? Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors, scientists, and entrepreneurs who are driving them forward. Some of Goodall’s selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others, like algae and charcoal, are more surprising.

Ten Technologies to Save the Planet combines cutting-edge analysis and straightforward explanations about the pros and cons of each proposed solution and busts myths along the way.
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Embedded formative assessment
Authors:
Dylan Wiliam
Format: Paperback
If we are to maintain our status as one of the world’s leading economies and secure our economic futures, and if we want our students to thrive in the impossibly complex, unpredictable world of the 21st century, we must concentrate on increasing educational achievement by increasing the quality of the teachers in our schools. The author faces this challenge head-on by making a case for the important role of formative assessment in increasing teacher quality and student learning.

Formative assessment plays an important role in increasing teacher quality and student learning when it’s viewed as a process rather than a tool. Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in-depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments for students.

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Presents five key strategies with research evidence to show the impact of each
Includes over 50 practical techniques for classroom formative assessment
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Learning in Safe Schools, 2nd Edition
Authors:
Faye Brownlie
Judith King
Format: Paperback

This practical and timely edition of a popular book offers the tools teachers need for building safer, more inclusive schools -- from a school-wide code of conduct to creating, enforcing, and supporting a behaviour plan. Commited to teaching so all students can learn, the book offers ideas for planning and adapting curriculum for a wide range of students. It also encourages strategies that build collaborative learning, with examples of effective approaches to problem solving.

This completely updated resource includes current examples of resource models, class reiews, simple adaptations, and more. An emphasis on the importance of choice for students in both learning and assessment is at the core of this new edition. Ideal for both new and experienced teachers, this comprehensive book is full of simple suggestions, hands-on activities, and blackline masters will help teachers meet the diverse needs of all students.

Coming in September 2011!

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Student Diversity, 3rd Edition
Format: Paperback

Classroom strategies to meet the learning needs of all students.

This well-loved guide has now been fully revised to explore the latest theories, research, and best practice in inclusive classrooms. From ice-breaking activities to ways to meet specific expectations in all areas of the curriculum, teachers will discover practical strategies and organizational frameworks that will help them to reach all students.

Whether you`re searching for new ways to inspire students with different learning styles, celebrate the abilities of the physically challenged, or boost the skills of those learning English for the first time, Student Diversity has what you need to meet and defeat the wide variety of challenges in today`s classroom. Packed with examples of student work and reproducible worksheets, this book will help to smooth the daily path of beginning and experienced teachers alike.

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161 pages | 8.20" x 10.80"

 

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10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
Authors:
Jeff Anderson
Format: Paperback
Whether writing a blog entry or a high-stakes essay, fiction or nonfiction, short story or argument, students need to know certain essentials in order to write effectively. This straightforward book focuses on developing concepts and application of ten key aspects of good writing -- motio, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. It provides dozens of strong model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that will help young writers learn what is possible, and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. The book also provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips that will motivate students to confidently and competently take on any writing task.

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What's Next for this Beginning Writer?
Format: Paperback

Mini-lessons that take writing from scribbles to script

What does it take to make a writer?
Doesn`t reading come first?
How do I encourage students to write?

This inspiring book begins by addressing the most common questions teachers ask about teaching writing to very young children. It then offers a step-by-step approach to engaging young students, interpreting student work, identifying what they know, and building naturally on the strengths displayed to develop confident readers and writers. Full of authentic student samples, this comprehensive book also includes tips for keeping parents involved, as well as a list of recommended children`s books.

*Don`t miss Betty Schultze`s new companion volume, Basic Tools for Beginning Writers.

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Basic Tools for Beginning Writers
Authors:
Betty Schultze
Format: Paperback

How to teach all the skills beginning writers need--from alphabet recognition and spelling to strategies for self-editing and building coherent text

How to teach all the skills beginning writers need - from alphabet recognition and spelling to strategies for self-editing and building coherent text. Offers teachers strategies for helping children grasp the pencil, print legibly, spell, punctuate, and create sentences that contain complete thoughts and link together logically. Includes background information, lesson ideas, and suggestions for student review, extensions, and modifications that lead to best practices in developing writing consistency.

(Companion to What's Next for this Beginning Writer.)

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Number Sense Routines
Authors:
Jessica Shumway
Format: Paperback
Building numerical literacy every day in grades K-3

Students with strong number sense understand numbers, ways to represent numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. They make reasonable estimates, compute fluently, use reasoning strategies, and use visual models based on their number sense to solve problems. Students who never develop strong number sense will struggle with nearly all mathematical strands, from measurement and geometry to data and equations.

This practical book shows that number sense can be taught to all students. It offers a series of routines designed to help young students internalize and deepen their facility with numbers. The daily use of these quick five-, ten-, or fifteen-minute experiences at the beginning of math class will help build students' number sense. Dozens of classroom examples -- including conversations among students engaging in number sense routines -- illustrate how the routines work, how children's number sense develops, and how to implement responsive routines
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So What Do They Really Know?
Authors:
Cris Tovani
Format: Paperback
Assessment that informs teaching and learning

Explore the complex issue of monitoring, assessing, and grading students' thinking and performance with fairness and fidelity. This practical book describes assessment systems and structure and shows teachers how to use assessments to monitor student growth and provide targeted feedback that enables students to master content goals. It also shares ways to bring students into the assessment cycle so they can monitor their own learning, maximizing motivation and engagement.
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Writing Power
Authors:
Adrienne Gear
Format: Paperback

Teaching writing strategies that engage thinking

This practical and thoughtful resource is a follow up to the ground-breaking Reading Power books, which feature simple strategies for helping students focus on their "thinking" while they read. Teachers already familiar with these books will find this a simple way to link reading and writing instruction. Using the same five thinking strategies -- Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer, and Transform -- young writers will learn how to engage their readers' thinking through their writing.

Writing Power will guide teachers through a series of lessons focusing on each of the strategies. A wide range of effective writing techniques are outlined and reinforced throughout the book, with suggested "anchor books" for each lesson. The fundamentals of the writing process and the "6 Traits" are integrated into this unique examination of how developing an awareness of the readers' thinking can influence and affect a student's ability to write.

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Writing Stories
Authors:
Carolyn Coman
Format: Paperback
Ideas, exercises, and encouragement for teachers and writers of all ages

Award-winning author Carolyn Coman beliees that the essence of good writing, no matter the genre, is the ability to craft a solid story. In this innovative book, Carolyn provides advice, strategies and inspiration focusing on the key elements of stories: character development, plot, voice and dialogue, point of view, and place and time. Full of tips, exercises, and encouragement, this straightforward guide will help make the writing process less intimidating for students and teachers alike.
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Real Revision
Authors:
Kate Messner
Format: Paperback
Authors' strategies to share with student writers

Real Revision demystifies the revision process for teachers and students alike and provides tried-and-true revision strategies, field-tested by more than thirty of students' favourite authors. This unique book illustrates:
how authors use research, brainstorming, and planning as revision tools how they revise to add detail and make characters stronger how students can use those same techniques for all kinds of writing in the classroom

The book features dozens of reproducible "mentor author" pages with quotes from authors about their revision processes, and includes related classroom-ready activities.
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1 2 3 Kindergarten
Authors:
Barbara Allisen
Format: Paperback
1 2 3 Kindergarten is a down-to-earth, practical guide to help parents, caregivers and educators ensure children's readiness for kindergarten. Written by a kindergarten teacher and parent, this award-winning book, has tips, explanations, short-cuts and fun. It includes ideas that use resources already available at home or in child care centers and strategies to incorporate learning time into busy, active days. An easy-to-use developmental checklist and rating scale, guidance for the this-year-or-next-year debate, and suggestions for home-school transition make this a birth-to-kindergarten resource.
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Disability & The Politics of Education: An International Reader
Editors:
Scot Danforth
Susan L Gabel
Format: Paperback
Disability and the Politics of Education: An International Reader is a rich resource that deals comprehensively with the many aspects of the complex topic of disability studies in education. For nearly two decades, global attention has been given to education as a human right through global initiatives such as Education for All (EFA) and the Salamanca Statement. Yet according to UNESCO, reaching the goals of EFA remains one of the most daunting challenges facing the global community. Today, millions of the worlds disabled children cannot obtain a basic childhood education, particularly in countries with limited resources. Even in the wealthiest countries, many disabled children and youth are educationally segregated from the nondisabled, particularly if they are labeled with significant cognitive impairment. International agencies such as the United Nations and the World Bank have generated funds for educational development but, unfortunately, these funds are administered with the assumption that west is best, thereby urging developing countries to mimic educational policies in the United States and the United Kingdom in order to prove their aid-worthiness. This McDonaldization of education reproduces the labeling, resource allocation, and social dynamics long criticized in disability studies. The authors in this volume explore these subjects and other complexities of disability and the politics of education. In doing so, they demonstrate the importance and usefulness of international perspectives and comparative approaches.
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Anthropological Perspectives on Technology
Authors:
Michael Brian Schiffer
Format: Paperback
These diverse yet interrelated chapters show that to understand human lives, researchers must deal with the material world that all peoples create and inhabit. Therefore an anthropology of technology is not a separate, discrete inquiry; instead, it is a way to connect how people make and use things to any activity studied, ranging from religion, to enculturation, to communication, to art.
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Man-to-Man
Authors:
Bill Swan
Format: Paperback

Michael O'Reilly is the shortest kid on the lacrosse team, and the youngest. He doesn't play rough, and everyone says he's not tough enough for the sport. When tension breaks out between teams and one team accuses the other of racist behavior, Michael realizes that he is tough after all -- he's the only one brave enough to speak the truth.

Reviews
"...lacrosse fans will enjoy the action, and those not familiar with the sport will benefit from the brief, appended description."— Todd Morning, Booklist, June 2010

 
Educator Information
Fry Reading Level - 4.1
 
Recommended Ages: 9-13

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144 pages | 5.00" x 7.75"

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Welcome Song For Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns
Format: Board Book

From renowned First Nations storyteller, Richard Van Camp comes a lyrical Lullaby for newborns. Complemented with stunning photographs, this evocative board book is perfectly suited as a first book for every baby.

Awards
- 2007 Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist commendation
- 2007 Resource Links "The Year's Best" long-listed
- 2008 Books for BC Babies winner winner
- 2008 Books for BC Babies winner

Reviews
"An excellent purchase for public libraries and a terrific gift for new parents! Highly recommended." — CM Magazine, January 2008

"This is a board book that toddlers will want to look at over and over just to see the expressions on the little ones." — NMRLS Youth Services Book Review, December 2008

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24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

Authenticity Note: Because the images and text in this story are not specifically Indigenous, this book has been labelled as containing Non-Indigenous Content, in accordance with our Authenticity Guidelines. It is up to readers to determine if this book will work as an Indigenous resource for their purposes.

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If You're Not from the Prairie...
Artists:
Henry Ripplinger
Format: Paperback

Award-winning poet David Bouchard offers words that remind the reader of the power of the wind, the sweep of the sky, and adventures on a cold prairie night. Henry Ripplinger's stunning paintings are treasures for the mind and the heart.

Reviews
"If you're from the prairie or not it doesn't matter: this evocative book will take your breath away. David Bouchard has created a series of verses about life on the prairie that are simple, lyrical and exquisite. Henry Ripplinger's brush matches the cadence of the poetry stroke for stroke. This is a book that is hard to put down and easy to return to. Is it an adult book masquerading as a children's book? It is the author's and illustrator's loving look back to their home, but it transcends age and time and place. A child will be drawn in by the poetry's ingenious metaphors and the pictures' panoramic rural scenes. The prairie landscape is realistically painted with a magical glow that distance in time allows the painter. An adult will hear the nostalgic echoes of childhood. Adult or child--one's eyes will be lost in the expanse of the prairie and one's ears will reverberate with the melodic rhymes." - Theo Hersh, CM Magazine

Educator Information
Ages: 6+

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32 pages | 10.34" x 9.36"

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How I Got My Dogsled
Authors:
Jackie Lewis
Artists:
Cindy Crew
Format: Paperback

A caring, young girl befriends a stray dog and her pups. The small, grey Husky is given a new home and her two pups, Kazik and Silvertoes, are trained to wear harnesses and then to pull a sled. This is a story of mutual friendship and respect.

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8 X 8 inches| 32 pages

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Grand Conversations
Authors:
Faye Brownlie
Format: Paperback

Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles

Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses provides the key to helping your students become enthusiastic, confident readers. In the author's unique approach to Literature Circles, no roles are used and no limits are set on the amount students read. Students choose their books from an appropriate prearranged set, are engaged in meaningful conversations about their books with their peers, keep response journals, and work bi-weekly on a whole-class comprehension strategy. In this resource, you will find: " steps for establishing Literature Circles in your classroom, " strategies and ideas for building purposeful discussion groups, " practical techniques that help students select books, " comprehensive book lists, " tips and criteria to help students write insightful personal responses, " suggestions for assessing and evaluating student work in Literature Circles.

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Reading Power
Authors:
Adrienne Gear
Format: Paperback

Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read

A simple approach to teaching reading comprehension with effective strategies to help students think while they read. This practical book features chapters on the five powerful reading/thinking strategies — connecting, questioning, visualizing, inferring, and transforming. It offers techniques for helping children recognize what happens in their heads while they read, with simple applications that can be incorporated into any classroom routine. A valuable handbook that promotes reading independence with sequential lessons, teacher-modeling tips, and suggestions for guided practice.

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Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest
Authors:
Caitlyn Vernon
Format: Paperback

You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place.

Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.

Visit the website for some great downloadable resources!
http://www.greatbearrainforest.ca/

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How To Tell a Myth
Authors:
Robert Walker
Format: Paperback

A myth is a story that attempts to explain a natural phenomena—such as how the world was created. Myths often include supernatural characters who have extraordinary powers. How To Tell a Myth is an engaging title that introduces readers to myths from around the world and highlights the common elements that make up this genre. Step-by-step instructions help readers create their own myths.

Educator & Series Information
Reading Level: Gr. 3
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: P

This book is part of the Text Styles series. Myths, folktales, legends, and fables—each kind of story has a set of rules for its construction. This engaging new series shows young readers how to look at stories in a whole new way. Children will develop their reading comprehension and critical reading skills by learning to identify the characteristics of different literary genres, or styles, in stories from around the world. Writing guides show students how to create their own stories in each particular style. 

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32 pages | 7.80" x 9.60"

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How To Tell a Legend
Authors:
Janet Stone
Format: Paperback
A legend is a story about a hero, a people, or a natural phenomena. Popular legends include King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Blackbeard, and Robin Hood. This exciting new title teaches readers about the common characteristics found in legends from around the world. Engaging writing activities guide readers as they use these characteristics to create their own legends.
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How To Tell a Fable
Authors:
Suri Rosen
Format: Paperback

A fable is a short story that teaches the reader a lesson. The characters in a fable are often animals that speak and act like humans. How To Tell a Fable is an engaging title that uses fables from around the world to help readers identify the conventions of this genre. Readers are guided through a series of writing tasks to learn how to incorporate these same conventions in their own writing.

Educator & Series Information
Reading Level: Gr. 3
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: P

This book is part of the Text Styles series. Myths, folktales, legends, and fables—each kind of story has a set of rules for its construction. This engaging new series shows young readers how to look at stories in a whole new way. Children will develop their reading comprehension and critical reading skills by learning to identify the characteristics of different literary genres, or styles, in stories from around the world. Writing guides show students how to create their own stories in each particular style. 

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32 pages | 7.80" x 9.80"

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How To Tell a Folktale
Authors:
Carol Alexander
Format: Paperback

This exciting title introduces readers to the folktale genre. Readers will learn that folktales are often passed down and retold from generation to generation. Readers will discover the similarities and differences between folktales from around the world. The title also includes guided writing activities to help readers write their own folktales.

Educator & Series Information
Reading Level: Gr. 3
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: P

This book is part of the Text Styles series. Myths, folktales, legends, and fables—each kind of story has a set of rules for its construction. This engaging new series shows young readers how to look at stories in a whole new way. Children will develop their reading comprehension and critical reading skills by learning to identify the characteristics of different literary genres, or styles, in stories from around the world. Writing guides show students how to create their own stories in each particular style. 

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32 pages | 7.80" x 9.60"

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The Night Before a Canadian Christmas
Authors:
Troy Townsin
Artists:
Jennifer Harrington
Format: Hardcover

'Twas the night before Christmas and all around the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a moose….

Readers of all ages will laugh out loud at all the Canadian references in this hilarious version of the night before Christmas.

There are children in long johns snug in their beds while visions of poutine dance in their heads. Santa replaces his reindeer with a team of beavers - Gretzky, Trudeau, Shania, Loonie, Bob, Doug, Suzuki and Toonie.

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Canadian Jingle Bells
Authors:
Troy Townsin
Artists:
Jennifer Harrington
Format: Hardcover

“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, from Victoria to Halifax, across the Hudson Bay"

Whether read or sung aloud, this book is designed as a fun learning tool that will instigate discussion about all things Canadian.

Learn about each province and territory as Santa travels across Canada delivering gifts on Christmas Eve in this delightful Canadian rendition of a holiday favourite.

In Manitoba, Santa has a scare when he almost lands on a sleeping polar bear and in PEI he finds Mounties in the stables eating turkey dinner with Anne of Green Gables.

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40 pages | 10.00" x 9.50"

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Math Games & Activities from Around the World
Authors:
Claudia Zaslavsky
Format: Paperback

More than 70 math games, puzzles, and projects from all over the world are included in this delightful book for kids. Multicultural fun for ages 9+.

Reviews
“A powerful book of games, puzzles, and art-related projects for middle-grade students.” —Mathematics Teaching in Middle School

“This book is a splendidly sneaky means of countering math anxiety.” —Hungry Mind Review

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160 pages | 11.00" x 8.50"

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Salmon Creek
Authors:
Annette LeBox
Artists:
Karen Reczuch
Format: Paperback

One of the most fascinating stories in nature is the life cycle of the Pacific salmon. This lyrical, beautiful picture book tells the story of one coho, Sumi, from her birth in a remote creek, to her final hours when she spawns and then dies.

All the phases of Sumi's life are shown, from her trip down river to the ocean, her time as a fully mature fish swimming in the great seas, to the most fascinating and mysterious period in the life cycle of these magic animals - the determined return to her birthplace.

Many thousands of people come to witness these last moving moments in the lives of salmon. As wild salmon become rarer due to our exploitation of their environment and the consequent destruction of their habitat, as well as our abusive overfishing practices, their story engages us more than ever. This book is a plea for the protection of salmon and of the natural world they inhabit. An afterword presents the factual basis for the book and amplifies on the poetic text.

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Welcome to the World of Spirit Bears
Authors:
Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
Explore the life and habitat of this legendary bear.

The Spirit Bear is a unique subspecies of the North American black bear. It's neither a polar bear nor an albino, but a black bear that's white.

Named the Spirit Bear by Native American tradition, which held that white bears were to be revered and protected, it is also known as the Kermode bear. It is found only in remote regions of British Columbia which, until recently, were in danger of being logged. The official mammal of the province, the Spirit Bear's peaceful nature and stunning beauty make it an important presence.

Educator Information
Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.

This book is part of the Welcome to the World Series that introduces children to a variety of animals in the wild through colour photographs, lively descriptions, and amazing facts.

Additional Information
28 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index

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Going Places
Authors:
Fran Hurcomb
Format: Paperback

Twelve-year-old Jess and her friends have been playing hockey with the boys in Fort Desperation, Northwest Territories, since they were six years old. They'd like to start a girls' team in their community, but is tiny Fort Desperation ready for it? Somebody is trying to scare them off through acts of vandalism. Not only do Jess and her friends have to organize a team, find a coach and learn to play together, they have to unmask the Hockey Vandal. Can they do it before the Vandal destroys their team's hopes?

Educator Information
While some characters in this book are Indigenous, this book's Indigenous content is limited; therefore, it's listed as containing Non-Indigenous Content.

Series Information
This book is part of the Orca Young Readers series, which are award-winning, bestselling chapter books for ages 8–11. Titles in this series include historical and contemporary stories with age-appropriate plots.

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128 pages | 5.00" x 7.50"

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Baby Bears
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback

Large, captivating photographs fill this delightful new book for primary students on the basic facts of bear cubs. Children will be amazed to discover how tiny a bear is when it is born! Easy to read text provides brief, simple descriptions of the parts of a cub's body, how the mother bear cares for her cubs, the different kinds of habitats in which different bears live, how some bears sleep during winter, and how bears find their food.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

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24 pages | 8.20" x 9.10" | Glossary and Index

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Exploring the World of Seals and Walruses
Authors:
Tracy C. Read
Format: Paperback

The curious facts and exotic fun of the lives of seals and walruses.

The lifestyle of the seals that entertain at marine parks has little to do with how seals, sea lions and walruses actually survive in the wild. Exploring the World of Seals explains how these North American pinnipeds have adapted to live in two habitats, on land and in water. This ancient group of sea mammals comes in wildly different sizes, from the 100-pound ringed seal to the 3-ton elephant seal, and the range of their behaviors varies just as widely. With their streamlined bodies, insulating blubber or fur, flippers where other animals have limbs and long necks, these marine mammals are built to navigate the water in search of food, yet most of them court, mate and give birth on land.

How do seals and walruses regulate their body temperature? How do they see their prey and predators in the dim underwater light? What are the effects of massive oil spills on the survival of these species that have inhabited Earth for millions of years? Exploring the World of Seals provides these answers and many more.

Series Information
This book is part of the "Exploring the World of..." series, a nature series produced especially for young readers who are eager to learn more about the wild animals they find especially appealing. The books are packed with facts and offer outstanding value. Clear text in large type and vivid photographs with explanatory captions describe the animals' physical attributes, and storylike narratives about their daily life -- where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they communicate, how they raise their young -- present a complete picture of each animal.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Dance Baby Dance
Authors:
Andrea Spalding
Format: Board Book

Dance Baby Dance is an enchanting first book for babies. The rolling, rollicking poetry, paired with colorful and diverse photographic images of babies with their friends and families, is the perfect companion to Welcome Song for Baby: A lullaby for newborns.

Reviews
“Show[s] a charming variety of babies and toddlers learning to explore and enjoy their surroundings...The book offers reassurance - perhaps to the adult reading it aloud as much as to Baby - that the world is a pleasant and loving place in which Baby is free to explore, play, and develop.”— Quill & Quire, May 2009

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24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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Si tu n’es pas de la prairie
Artists:
Henry Ripplinger
Format: Hardcover

Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice 1997
Communication-Jeunesse, Sélection 2008
Prix de littérature jeunesse Sheila A. Egoff, finaliste 1996

Tous ceux qui connaissent les Prairies pour y être né et y avoir grandi conservent des souvenirs aigres-doux de ce riche terroir, souvenirs qui leur sont aussi chers que les êtres qui les auront marqués.

Si tu n’es pas de la prairie… est un retour en images et en poésie à ces souvenirs d’enfance au pouvoir évocateur. Par sa plume, David Bouchard nous rappelle la force du vent, le ciel infini et le froid mordant. Les magnifiques illustrations de Henry Ripplinger sont des instantanés du passé — parties de hockey sur la rivière, moments de rêvasserie dans les hautes herbes, quête de grenouilles dans l’étang. Grâce à eux, nous découvrons avec nostalgie un lieu et un mode de vie uniques. Voici un baume pour l’esprit et l’âme.

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There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea
Authors:
Jennifer Ward
Format: Paperback
There was a coyote who swallowed a flea, Plucked from his knee, that tickly flea. Yippee-o-Ki-Yee! Skinny ol' Coyote delights readers of all ages as he swallows his way through this delicious southwestern-flavored retelling of a well-loved rhyme. As Coyote gets bigger, the story gets zanier as a bird, a bull, and even an entire cactus end up as dinner. It's pure fun for everyone--even that little flea. Call him silly to swallow a chile! Yippee-o-Ki-Yee!
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Way Up in the Arctic
Authors:
Jennifer Ward
Format: Paperback
Jennifer Ward and Kenneth Spengler have teamed up to create another wonderful, joyful, counting romp. This time they prance and dance readers through the Arctic and introduce kids to the fascinating animal mamas and babies that call the Arctic home. Set to the beloved tune of Over in the Meadow, read again and again this book will have kids singing along from one to ten with polar bears, beluga whales, Arctic foxes and more! Hey, kids! Look for the number hidden on each page!
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Junior Atlas of Canada and the World
Authors:
Pacific Edge
Format: Coil Bound

Finally, an atlas especially created for younger students. The production of The Junior Atlas of Canada and the World is a successful culmination of a careful collaboration of elementary teachers determined to provide primary students with a resource that is interesting, clear and easy to use. This colourful atlas provides children with simplified political and physical maps of the world, the continents, Canada and the provinces. Unlike most school atlases, the clutter has been kept to a minimum—only the most basic of facts and visual information is given so as not to distract young eyes and minds.

Simple and clear, The Junior Atlas of Canada and the World will be helpful for teaching younger students about basic map skills and for discovering interesting facts about the world and Canada. The colourful and clearly designed maps, fact pages and a simple index of the continents, oceans and countries make discovering our world and country much easier for primary students.

What’s Inside
• basic information to help young students understand maps and globes
• simplified world maps showing the continents & oceans (political and physical) and population
• simplified maps for each continent (political and physical) and “fast facts”
• simplified maps of Canada (political and physical)
• a simplified political map for each province and territory showing natural resources and a basic information page with colour photographs
• simplified illustration of the Great Lakes & Waterways
• a Canada facts page
• a world facts page
• an index

Reviews
"This is a colourful, attractive and basic atlas especially suited to primary students. Students are introduced to basic map depictions of the world, the continents and especially Canada - provinces and territories. The maps depict both political divisions and physical aspects of the continents and Canada. There is a good index and two pages of basic facts on Canada and the world.... attractive and basic atlas depicting political and physical diversity of Canada and the world. Easy to read and colourful."

 "Especially notable is the simple, uncluttered easy to read presentation."  - BC Ministry of Education

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Grades 2 -4

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60 pages | 8.5"x11" 

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La révolte des ours polaires
Format: Paperback

La colère gronde chez les ours polaires. La terre devient trop chaude pour eux. Un jeune ours blanc part en mission sur les nuages de tempête avec des copains. Réussiront-ils à chasser pour toujours les fumées noires, jaunes et violettes des grandes
villes?

24 pages

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The Kids Book of the Night Sky
Authors:
Jane Drake
Ann Love
Artists:
Heather Collins
Format: Paperback

In this book in the Family Fun series, boys and girls will discover all the secrets the night sky holds. They can play games like "Night Sky I Spy," keep an astronomer's log and read about night sky myths. Star maps are included for each season -- so kids will know what to look for, when and where. Then as the sun goes down and the sky goes dark, they'll be ready for the night sky's all-star show.

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Wild Ride: A Graphic Guide Adventure
Authors:
Liam O'Donnell
Artists:
Mike Deas
Format: Paperback

The first installment in the new Graphic Guide Adventure Series.

Devin, Nadia and Marcus are on their way to visit their environmentalist parents who are working to stop a logging company from clear-cutting a remote valley. When their plane crashes and the pilot is killed, the kids are left to survive in the wild with Wiley, a government bureaucrat, who is the only other passenger on the plane. Learning to build a shelter and make a fire in the woods, they discover that Wiley is working with the logging company and will do anything to stop the secret getting out. On the run and in mortal danger, the three must outrun Wiley, escape a raging forest fire and outwit a hungry grizzly bear to make it to safety.

Combining pulse-pounding adventure and survival skills in a colorful graphic novel format, Graphic Guides are sure to be a hit with young readers. Wild Ride is packed with survival tips including how to build a fire and set a broken limb.

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This graphic novel is part of the A Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Recommended Ages: 9-12.

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64 pages | 5.75" x 8.00"

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Soccer Sabotage: A Graphic Guide Adventure
Authors:
Liam O'Donnell
Artists:
Mike Deas
Format: Paperback

Action, adventure and some spot-on soccer instruction.

Nadia is playing for her local soccer team, and they have made it all the way to the national tournament—against some very determined opposition. Unfortunately, Nadia's challenges don't just come from her opponents but from her teammates as well. After their coach is injured in a suspicious accident and the threats against the team mount, it is up to Nadia and her younger brother Devin to pull the team together and take a run at the championship. Another wild ride!

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This graphic novel is part of the A Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Recommended Ages: 9-12.

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64 pages | 5.75" x 8.00"

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Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure
Authors:
Liam O'Donnell
Artists:
Mike Deas
Format: Paperback

Read the adventure, learn the tricks, be a skater.

Fresh from his adventures in Wild Ride, Marcus is back and helping his cousin, Bounce, learn to skate. Between learning how to ollie and do a 50-50 grind, Bounce and his friends also have to avoid the skate-park goons and take on the outlaw bikers who are terrorizing the small town. Excitement, action and some radical skating tips. Hang on for another wild ride!

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This graphic novel is part of the A Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Recommended Ages: 9-12.

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64 pages | 5.75" x 8.00"

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Power Play: A Graphic Guide Adventure
Authors:
Liam O'Donnell
Artists:
Mike Deas
Format: Paperback

Book Six in the Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Devin and Nadia team up with Bounce, Pema and Marcus as they all travel to Northern Ontario to watch their parents present to the Summit of World Leaders. A swarm of politicians, lobbyists, corporate bosses and protestors have all converged on the summit to get their messages heard. A tragic accident just hours before their parents' presentation plunges the kids into their biggest mystery yet and sets them on the trail of a murderer bent on stopping their parents' controversial message from being heard.

It's a fight against the planet's power players as the kids dive into the world of politics, uncovering how government works, the history of democracy, the influence of lobbyists and corporations on politicians and the potential of civil society to change it all.

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This graphic novel is part of the A Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Recommended Ages: 9-12.

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64 pages | 5.75" x 8.00"

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Media Meltdown: A Graphic Guide Adventure
Authors:
Liam O'Donnell
Artists:
Mike Deas
Format: Paperback

Pema, Bounce and Jagroop are battling a greedy developer for control of the airwaves.

When Karl Reed, Owner of Oasis Developments, tries to force the sale of a local fruit farm—through whatever means necessary—Pema, Bounce and Jagroop decide to expose him through the media. Little do they realize that when it comes to the news and the advertisers who make it possible, the truth is not always part of the story and nothing can be taken at face value. While learning about media consolidation and the power of money over truth, Bounce, Pema and Jagroop decide to take on the developers and the media.

Media Meltdown is another exciting graphic novel adventure from the winning team of Liam O'Donnell and Mike Deas. The first three books in the series have all been best-sellers, and two of them, Soccer Sabotage and Ramp Rats, have been Junior Library Guild selections. 

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This graphic novel is part of the A Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Recommended Ages: 9-12.

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64 pages | 5.75" x 8.00"

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Food Fight: A Graphic Guide Adventure
Authors:
Liam O'Donnell
Artists:
Mike Deas
Format: Paperback

Devin and Nadia are in a desperate race to stop a multinational corporation from gaining control of the food supply and destroying their mother's career in the process.

While Devin and Nadia spend summer vacation at a university camp for little kids—Nadia as a counselor and Devin as an unwilling participant—their mother's research project is vandalized and her motives are questioned. Devin, Nadia and Simon stumble upon shady characters, corporate conspiracy and a plot to take over the nation's food supply with genetically modified fertilizer.

Mixing action and suspense with information on the agricultural system and the intricacies of the food supply, Food Fight is another gripping installment in the A Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Reviews 
"O'Donnell has once again used his unique teaching tool to inform a generation of children about a current and growing social concern...All this information, combined with the superb art work of Mike Deas, is sure to grab and keep the attention of today's youth...Accessible, interesting, and relevant. This graphic novel is highly recommended." — CM Magazine, April 2010

"Educational without being didactic; the explanations are organic to the plot and flow seamlessly in the narrative. The bright, cartoon-like colors will catch kids' eyes and the mystery will propel them through before they've realized they're learning something." — NMRLS Youth Services Book Review, October 2010 

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This graphic novel is part of the A Graphic Guide Adventure series.

Recommended Ages: 9-12.

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Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus
Authors:
Mike Deas
Artists:
Mike Deas
Format: Paperback

Dalen and Gole are refugees on Earth in a race against time to save their home planet from an evil plot. With seconds to the finish line, Dalen and Gole lead the distant world of Budap's annual Junior-Jet Race. Suddenly they are overtaken. Left behind in a cloud of mysterious purple exhaust, they realize something doesn't add up. Looking for clues, the two friends uncover a tunnel that leads them to Earth.

They arrive in Port Angus, once a lively west coast fishing community. The fishing industry is dying, and Dalen and Gole find themselves embroiled in a sinister plot to steal fish and send them to Budap. Pursued by government agents and angry aliens, Dalen and Gole are in a race against time to save both their own distant world and the fishing community of Port Angus.

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"Deas' experience as an illustrator enables him to understand the importance of the interplay of the text and illustrations. He does not rely on the text to tell the story; indeed, many panels rely solely on the detailed facial expressions and actions of his characters to forward his tale. The simple backgrounds are also helpful in establishing the setting and mood of the plot. As a result, his graphic novel is extremely accessible to emerging and struggling readers...Deas has created two likeable and interesting characters whose personal quirks are well used in the development of the plot...The mystery, interlaced with action and humour, will appeal to the graphic novel fan."— CM Magazine, October 2011

"A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth...Deas’ art has a clarion brightness and is tidily paneled across the page...Squeaky-clean, good fun." — Kirkus Reviews, August 2011

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128 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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The Life Cycle Of A Salmon
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
The Life Cycle of a Salmon looks at the growth of a salmon from egg to adult, and provides children with a thorough account of the five distinct stages of a salmon's life cycle: egg, alevin, fry, smolt, and adult.
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Junior Atlas of Canada and the World Map Skills Workbook
Authors:
Brenda Boreham
Format: Coil Bound

The Map Skills Workbook helps your students learn basic map skills using Junior Atlas of Canada and the World for reference. The reproducible pages in the workbook focus on key concepts and are designed for young students as they grow in their awareness of the larger world.

Key Concepts:
• globes and maps as representations of the world
• features of maps: titles, labels, legends
• directions: north, south, east, west symbols
• hemispheres
• continents and oceans
• Canadian provinces and territories
• Countries of North America
• Canadian symbols (e.g., national and provincial
• landform and political maps flags, national anthem, provincial birds and flowers)

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The Popcorn Book
Authors:
Tomie dePaola
Format: Paperback
Brothers Tiny and Tony are hungry for a snack, and their mother allows them to make some popcorn. The two boys learn about the history of popcorn in the Americas, how much popcorn is eaten on an annual basis, and methods of popping corn. Two recipes to pop corn are included in this book.
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The Big Book of Beading Patterns
Authors:
Kalmbach Books
Format: Paperback

Big Book Of Beading Patterns: For Peyote Stitch, Square Stitch, Brick Stitch, and Loomwork Designs


"The Big Book of Beading Patterns" is the go-to compendium of patterns for all types of stitchers. Many pattern books focus solely on loomwork, but this book also includes popular stitches like peyote, brick, and square stitch in addition to loomwork. The gorgeous patterns here can be used to make beaded bracelets, amulets, tapestries, and more. Patterns are divided into chapters by topics like animals, flowers, holidays, and more. The best of Bead&Button's patterns are showcased in this exciting compilation.

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Salmon Stream
Authors:
Carol Reed-Jones
Format: Paperback
Named a prestigious CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, this is a poetic yet accurate description of the life cycle of salmon. For kids, it is fun and eye-opening. For teachers, it is a valuable supplement to a unit on water, fish and ocean animals, and the life cycle. Fast-paced prose and brilliant illustrations follow the salmon from their form as eggs in a stream to the wide ocean, eventually making a hazardous journey home to their stream of origin. As in her earlier best-selling book, The Tree in the Ancient Forest, author Carol Reed-Jones uses cumulative verse--a literary technique that is not only enjoyable but suggests how interconnected salmon are with their habitat. At the back is a section on salmon facts and what makes a good habitat for them, teaching the basics of ecology and why clean streams and waters are so important.

(ages 6-12)
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One World, One Day
Authors:
Barbara Kerley
Format: Hardcover
One World, One Day uses exquisite, moving photographs and Barbara Kerley’s poetic text to convey a simple yet profound concept: we are one global family. This is a sophisticated concept book, presented as an elegant picture book with contributions from top international photographers.

This beautiful photo book follows the course of one day in our world. Sunrise to sunset is captured in the essential things we all do daily, wherever we live in the world, and in the different ways we do them. The first meal of the day will take on a whole new dimension for American kids as an American pancake breakfast is contrasted with porridge in North Korea and churros in Spain.

At the end, each image is reprinted as a thumbnail and accompanied by a detailed caption. Selected images feature photographers’ notes that share the thoughts and methodology involved in the making of the picture and reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes information. The photographers reflect on how the pictures might resonate within the theme of the global family. Such reflections are rooted in the life experiences of these well-traveled professionals. Their global viewpoints, in tandem with Barbara Kerley’s powerful message, set an ideal example for all future world citizens.
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Frogs (Nic Bishop)
Authors:
Nic Bishop
Artists:
Nic Bishop
Format: Hardcover

For the first- to third-grade set, frogs are an endless source of fascination, especially when looked at VERY close up. See tiny poison dart frogs and mammoth bullfrogs, as Nic Bishop's amazing images show the beauty and diversity of frogs from around the globe. And simple, engaging text conveys basic information about frogs -- as well as cool and quirky facts. Frogs is a fun and informative tour through an exciting amphibian world.

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Something from Nothing
Authors:
Phoebe Gilman
Format: Paperback

"Throw it out!" Cries Joseph's mother. So Joseph runs to his grandfather with his favourite blanket. Grandpa can fix anything. From the tattered blanket, Grandpa makes a handsome jacket. With a few passes of his needle, a vest becomes a Sabbath tie. And snip! Snip! A ragged handkerchief turns into a brand-new button. But when the button is lost, what's to be done? Even Grandpa can't make something from nothing!

Phoebe Gilman's loving portrait of shekel life will endear Joseph and his family to readers young and old.

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Three Tall Trees
Authors:
David Weale
Format: Paperback

Narrated by Enigma the Crow, this charming picture book for children aged four to seven, is a delightful rhyming fable that tells the story of three tall trees. Living in close proximity in the woods, the ancient trees "bump and collide constantly." Jacob claims that his roots are the deepest. Paul brags that his branches are wider, while Elijah Ali insists that his sap is the purest of all. There is "war in the forest" until Enigma observes a basic truth: the trees aren't three trees at all. They're part of the very same tree. With its gentle humour and heartfelt message about the connectedness of all living things, Three Tall Trees is certain to captivate young readers.

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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Authors:
Douglas Wood
Format: Hardcover
In this profoundly moving fable, the earth and all its creatures are suffering, for the people will not share their Truth, which gives them happiness and power, with those who are different from them. Then one brave Little Girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people's Truth is not a whole truth, but broken. Old Turtle shows the girl the missing part of the Truth, and the Little Girl returns with it to her people. Then the pieces are brought together, and the broken Truth is made whole at last: YOU ARE LOVED... AND SO ARE THEY. Then the people and the earth are healed.
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Exploring the World of Coyotes
Authors:
Tracy C. Read
Format: Paperback

Coyotes are wily, secretive and extremely adaptive -- what young reader wouldn't be fascinated?

Familiar to kids and adults alike through its many appearances in folk and popular culture, the multicolored coyote has the gray wolf to thank for its survival. As humans eliminated wolf populations across the continent over the last century, the coyote easily filled the gap. Today it is the most successful and most numerous large predator in North America. It makes its homes not only in the wild but increasingly in suburbs and even urban centers -- the coyote is wary of humans but is quite willing to enter the human world in pursuit of food.

The coyote has a curious blend of characteristics that it shares with its dog-family relatives, the wolf and the red fox. Like the red fox, it has graceful, catlike movements. Like the wolf, it can hunt in packs but may also hunt on its own or with a partner.

Exploring the World of Coyotes explains how the wily coyote achieved such great success, from its elaborate communication skills, mate selection and family life to its adaptive life skills and physical characteristics.

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This book is part of the "Exploring the World of..." series, a nature series produced especially for young readers who are eager to learn more about the wild animals they find especially appealing. The books are packed with facts and offer outstanding value. Clear text in large type and vivid photographs with explanatory captions describe the animals' physical attributes, and storylike narratives about their daily life -- where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they communicate, how they raise their young -- present a complete picture of each animal.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Prairie Food Chains
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Children will enjoy exploring the vast prairies of North America in Prairie Food Chains. Young readers will learn about the different types of prairie habitats, how animals get the nutrients they need, and the fascinating adaptation some prairie animals undergo to survive in their habitats.
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Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life
Authors:
Molly Bang
Penny Chisholm
Format: Hardcover

Here is a stunning, poetic exploration of the universal energy force within us all. Award winner Molly Bang presents the amazing story of how light from the sun is transformed into energy on Earth—and becomes YOU! Clear, accessible, and dazzling, Living Sunlight shows children, teachers, and parents alike the remarkable magic of what makes us human. This informative yet dramatic book will mesmerize readers and help further a child's understanding of the energy we share with all living things in nature. We are all living sunlight. A perfect addition to any library!

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40 pages | 9.34" x 11.34"

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Playing With The Angels: Stories of Possibilities for Grieving Children
Authors:
K. Jane George
Artists:
Mattie Zelinski
Format: Hardcover

A collection of short stories that honour real kids and what happened to them. Each inspires with his or her wisdom, honesty and courage. The book includes a section at the back for a child to enter their own story.

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Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work
Authors:
Debbie Diller
Format: Paperback
This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? Debbie Diller offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

Each chapter includes:
- how to introduce each station;
- materials to include at each station;
- what to model;
- how to solve problems;
- how to differentiate;
- how to assess and keep students accountable;
- reflection questions for professional development.

Materials in both English and Spanish are provided in the extensive resource section. Throughout the book the author has included photos of literacy workstations from a variety of classrooms in which she has worked to illustrate the methods discussed in the text.
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Love You to Death
Authors:
Gail Bowen
Format: Paperback

Charlie D is the host of a successful late-night radio call-in show. His listeners have a particularly intimate relationship with him and often reveal much about themselves, confident that he will honor their trust and that he can save them. In their minds, he is perfect: one of life's winners. But Charlie feels he's something of a fake. His easy confidence on-air belies the reality for a man born with a wine-colored birthmark that covers half his face. Love You to Death covers one hour on ""The World According to Charlie D""--an hour during which he must both discover the long-time listener who is killing the people who trust him and attempt to come to terms with the man behind the birthmark.

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Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet
Authors:
Matt Napier
Format: Paperback

“Z is for Zamboni” is an alphabet book for hockey fans young and old across America. Matt Napier’s “breakaway” rhymes and “hard-checking” expository text team up with the “top-shelf” illustrations of Melanie Rose to elucidate this increasingly popular game for every beginning hockey aficionado. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, it is both fun and educational.

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Seal Song
Authors:
Pascal Milelli
Andrea Spalding
Format: Hardcover

Finn loves to swim with the seals in a secret cove. He arrives at the cove one day and rescues a young seal tangled in netting. Finn wishes the seal could live on land. That night the seals sing. ""No good comes from seal songs,"" says Finn's father. When Sheila, a mysterious girl no one has ever seen before, appears on the cannery docks, the fisher folk are uneasy. They believe the newcomer is a magical selkie, a shape changer.

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More Math Games & Activities from Around the World
Authors:
Claudia Zaslavsky
Format: Paperback

More than 70 math games, puzzles, and projects from all over the world are included in this delightful book for kids.

Math, history, art, and world cultures come together in this delightful book for kids, even for those who find traditional math lessons boring. More than 70 games, puzzles, and projects encourage kids to hone their math skills as they calculate, measure, and solve problems. The games span the globe, and many have been played for thousands of years, such as three-in-a-row games like Achi from Ghana or the forbidden game of Jirig from Mongolia. Also included are imaginative board games like Lambs and Tigers from India and the Little Goat Game from Sudan, or bead and string puzzles from China, and Möbius strip puzzles from Germany. Through compelling math play, children will gain confidence and have fun as they learn about the different ways people around the world measure, count, and use patterns and symmetry in their everyday lives.

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How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
Authors:
Ray Kurzweil
Format: Paperback
The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain

Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.

Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.

Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year, How to Create a Mind is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil’s previous classics which include Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and The Age of Spiritual Machines.
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Taste Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table
Authors:
CJ Katz
Format: Paperback

A feast for the eyes and food for the soul.

Taste: Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table showcases local ingredients in delicious, easy-to-follow recipes perfect for sharing with family and friends. With stunning photography and an engaging narrative, this important new cookbook celebrates the bounty and richness of Canada’s prairies.
In Taste, cooking expert and documentary food photographer CJ Katz guides you on a culinary journey through the prairies. More than 120 recipes and seasonal menus will feed your belly, fire your spirit, and leave you hungering for more of the tastes that Saskatchewan and the prairies have to offer.
Foreword by Anita Stewart, author, culinary activist, creator of Food Day Canada.

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Guided Reading Basics
Authors:
Lori Jamison Rog
Format: Paperback

Guided Reading Basics

Organizing, managing and implementing a balanced language program in K—3

This innovative new handbook provides a model for Guided Reading that can help you meet the needs of your K–3 students. You will find practical, classroom-tested methods for organizing, managing, and implementing effective Guided Reading strategies in the early years. The book lays the groundwork for the program and shows you how to fit Guided Reading into a balanced literacy program, organize the class for independent learning, create flexible reading groups, select the best reading materials, assess and monitor student learning, and much more.

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Little You
Format: Board Book

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with talented illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that honors the child in everyone. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, read or sung to all the little people in your life—and the new little ones on the way!

Awards
- 2013 BC Books for Babies winner
- 2015 R. Ross Annett Award winner
- 2016 American Indian Library Association Best Picture Book winner

Reviews
"Van Camp composes a lyrical ode to a newborn child, which is matched in its loveliness by Flett's exquisite, collage-like images of a young one with his or her parents. Both collaborators are of aboriginal Canadian descent, and the book will have particular appeal for families looking for nonwhite representations of tender family moments. But families of every size, shape, and background can appreciate sentiments like, 'You are life and breath adored/ You are us and so much more/ Little ember with growing light/ Feel our love as we hold you tight.'" — Publishers Weekly, March 2013

"A sweet little board book...Richard Van Camp has written a beautiful poem that describes the feelings of parenthood...The illustrations, done by Julie Flett, are both simple, and bold at the same time...and helped bring such beautiful words to life. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys curling up with their little one with a good book. It's a nice quick little read, that captured my little one's attention right away. It's got a great message that I hope she'll remember for the rest of her life." — Just Trying to Let it Be blog, May 2013

"The spreads lovingly depict a young child growing from infancy to toddlerhood...The text has the gentle cadence of a lullaby...Flett, who is of Cree Métis heritage, gives each character tawny skin, almond-shaped eyes and dark hair. This, combined with her sophisticated and simple style, allows her featured family to represent relatively broad branches of the human family. The art, with the look of cut-paper collage, uses curved forms and playful prints to flesh out the affectionate tableaux...The soothing rhythms of the language and the affection of the scenes are right on target. A poetic and joyful celebration." — Kirkus Reviews, August 2013

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24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

Authenticity Note: Because this book is meant to appeal to a variety of families, not just Indigenous families, this book has been labelled as containing Non-Indigenous Text, even though it has Indigenous creators. It's up to readers to determine whether this work will work for their purposes.

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Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home
Editors:
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Format: Paperback

Jenny dealt with the stress by forgiving her mom -- over and over and over again.

This collection of ten true stories is based on interviews with people who, in their youth, lived with an addicted parent or sibling. The subjects speak honestly about what it was like to grow up with a family member addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, pills, or gambling.

While describing how they managed to care for themselves and younger siblings, as well as the addicted family member, interviewees also touch on the topics of depression, social stigma, coming out gay or transgendered, and the health problems caused by addiction and stress.

The maturity, sensitivity, and even the sense of humor in these accounts will give teens going through similar situations the important realization that they are not alone and that there are many ways to break free from the chains of others' addictions and to move on positively with one's own life.

It's estimated that 1 in 8 Americans struggles with addiction to drugs or alcohol. Hooked is an excellent resource for both kids and adults affected by the addiction of friends and family members.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 12 - 18

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120 pages | 5.00" x 7.25" | question and answer section; help/advice section

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Leonard the Larch
Authors:
Darcee O'Hearn
Artists:
Ximena Abresch
Format: Paperback

“Leonard the Larch,” otherwise known as the Western Larch, is the first book in the Legends of the Forest series. Leonard is the “Jokester” of the forest because he loves to spook all his tree friends whenever he gets the chance. Halloween was Leonard’s favorite time of year because that was the only night Mother Earth didn’t discipline him for causing trouble. Each year, Leonard sought after the perfect costume to spook all his friends until finally, Mother Earth suggested he could be a spooky skeleton. He was very excited about the idea and later that Halloween night, he had the best time of his life scaring all his friends with his new costume. Now that he found the perfect disguise, he asked Mother Earth if he could be a spooky skeleton every year. That is why, every year, around Halloween, Leonard’s needles turn yellow and fall because he is getting ready to spook us all!

Author Darcee O'Hearn has been teaching Forestry for almost six years and a common question asked by many is, “What is happening to our Larches, are they dying?” She is always excited to share her story explaining that the Larch is perfectly fine and healthy. She has learned that some people have actually cut down their Larch tree because they thought it had been attacked by the mountain pine beetle. For this, she knew how important it was for her to create her legends to help educate not only children, but adults too, using Legends that can be shared from one generation to the next.

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Legends of the Forest are books written about trees designed to connect kids to nature. This is done by giving trees a personality and an active role in the forest. Each book starts with a beautifully illustrated legend, which is a tool to help kids remember how to identify trees. After you have finished finding all the acorns hidden on each page you can turn to the fun facts and tree identification section to learn more. These books fit perfectly into the school curriculum and compliment any educator’s library. Also included are science projects which are great for teachers to share with their class or for parents who choose to home school. There are wonderful crafts such as maple seed pod dragonfly mobiles, polishing amber, creating beautiful little pine cone earrings and building a cedar birdhouse to name a few.  These books are to be used as a bedtime story, field guide, and as reference material for homeschoolers and classrooms. All the information is curriculum based and easy to integrate into lesson plans for science and technology.

The beautifully illustrated storybook is cleverly written to meet the demands of educators, curriculum, homeschooling, grandparents, and for parents who want their children to discover our natural world and get away from the electronic world. Scouting groups and Girl Guides will also love the 3 lesson plans that are easy to follow including a nature craft, How to Make Amber in a Day.

This is the first book in the Legends of the Forest series.

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24 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

 

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Cedric the Cedar
Authors:
Darcee O'Hearn
Artists:
Ximena Abresch
Format: Paperback

“Cedric the Cedar” is the name given to the Western Red Cedar. He is a fire control officer and is responsible for protecting the forest and all the animals that live in it. Beavers are turned into tree fallers, Moose and bear are turned into front-end loaders and flying squirrels are turned into water bombers in this cleverly written book.“Cedric the Cedar” teaches us how firefighters manage a wildfire and illustrates the role fire plays in helping to make our forests healthier. Fire and fire management is a process and tool that has been used for centuries.

Educator & Series Information
Legends of the Forest are books written about trees designed to connect kids to nature. This is done by giving trees a personality and an active role in the forest. Each book starts with a beautifully illustrated legend, which is a tool to help kids remember how to identify trees. After you have finished finding all the acorns hidden on each page you can turn to the fun facts and tree identification section to learn more. These books fit perfectly into the school curriculum and compliment any educator’s library. Also included are science projects which are great for teachers to share with their class or for parents who choose to home school. There are wonderful crafts such as maple seed pod dragonfly mobiles, polishing amber, creating beautiful little pine cone earrings and building a cedar birdhouse to name a few.  These books are to be used as a bedtime story, field guide, and as reference material for homeschoolers and classrooms. All the information is curriculum based and easy to integrate into lesson plans for science and technology.

This is the second book in the Legends of the Forest series.

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48 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

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Chalk
Authors:
Bill Thomson
Format: Hardcover

A rainy day. Three kids in a park. A dinosaur spring rider. A bag of chalk. The kids begin to draw and then...magic! The children draw the sun, butterflies, and a dinosaur that amazingly come to life. Children will never feel the same about the playground after they experience this astounding wordless picture book and the power of the imagination. Bill Thomson embraced traditional painting techniques and meticulously painted each illustration by hand, using acrylic paint and colored pencils.

Educator Information
This is a wordless picture book.

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40 pages | 9.10" x 12.10"

 

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Zoom
Authors:
Istvan Banyai
Format: Paperback
Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai?s sleek, mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, which will tease and delight readers of all ages. ?This book has the fascinating appeal of such works of visual trickery as the Waldo and Magic Eye books.? -- Kirkus Reviews ?Ingenious.? -- The Horn Book Istvan Banyai is a commercial illustrator and animator as well as the author/illustrator of Re-Zoom and REM (both Viking). He lives in New York City
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Re-Zoom
Authors:
Istvan Banyai
Format: Paperback
Open this wordless book and take off on mind-bending visual journeys full of twists, turns, and surprises. Zoom from an Egyptian pyramid to an exotic jungle to a sandy beach. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For in Istvan Banyai's mysterious landscapes of pictures within pictures, nothing is ever as it seems.
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Pancakes for Breakfast
Authors:
Tomie dePaola
Format: Paperback
This wordless picture book follows the trials of a little old lady who attempts to make pancakes for her breakfast. “The optimistic determination of the woman and the gentle humor of the illustrations make this an appealing book for the very young.”--School Library Journal

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Stories).
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A Boy, A Dog, and a Frog
Authors:
Mercer Mayer
Format: Hardcover
A boy and his dog go walking in the swamp.

They spot a frog in the water.

Can they use a net to catch him?

A great wordless book to promote building vocabulary.
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Shadow
Authors:
Suzy Lee
Format: Hardcover
A dark attic. A light bulb. An imaginative little girl.

Internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee uses these simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates the power of imagination. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of color, present an adventure that begins and ends with the click of a light bulb.
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The Lion & the Mouse
Authors:
Jerry Pinkney
Format: Hardcover
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
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A Ball for Daisy
Authors:
Chris Raschka
Format: Hardcover

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.

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32 pages | 9.88" x 10.25"

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Free Fall
Authors:
David Wiesner
Artists:
David Wiesner
Format: Paperback

When he falls asleep with a book in his arms, a young boy dreams an amazing dream-about dragons, about castles, and about an unchartered, faraway land. And you can come along.

Educator Information
This is a wordless picture book.

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32 pages | 11.00" x 9.25"

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Wave
Authors:
Suzy Lee
Format: Hardcover
In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.

'New York Times' Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008
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Rainstorm
Authors:
Barbara Lehman
Format: Hardcover
It can be lonely sometimes on a rainy day in a big house with no one else around and there’s only the quiet to keep you company.
But if you find a key, a mysterious key, that leads you to an unexpected place . . . chances are your afternoon is about to get a lot more interesting.
Caldecott Honor winner Barbara Lehman recalls many stormy days in childhood when she was completely content just to play or read indoors, feeling cozily sheltered inside during bad weather. This book, however, was inspired by her memories of the
other kind of rainy days, the ones of feeling utterly restless and trapped and just wanting something to happen . . .
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Where's Walrus?
Authors:
Stephen Savage
Format: Hardcover
Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself. Follow the happy-go-lucky runaway as he hides amongst firefighters, businessmen, and even high-stepping dancers in this delightful wordless picture book.
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The Arrival
Authors:
Shaun Tan
Format: Hardcover
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship. He's embarking on the most difficult journey as he's leaving home to build a better future for his family. In this wordless graphic novel, Shaun Tan captures the immigrant experience through clear, mesmerizing images. The reader enters a strange new world, participating in the main character's isolation and ultimately his joy.
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Never Bug a Bear
Authors:
Carol McTavish
Format: Paperback

Never Bug a Bear is a book about preserving and protecting animal habit. A delightful bug named Humphrey is first seen under a magnifying glass, and readers are then asked to find Humphrey in different animal habitats using the clues he left under the glass.

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10 Plants That Shook The World
Authors:
Gillian Richardson
Artists:
Kim Rosen
Format: Paperback
Dig up the amazing stories of the plants that have transformed our lives.

Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can come into our lives in unexpected ways. And believe it or not, some have even played an exciting role in our world's history. Discover how:
- Countries went to war to control trade centers for pepper
- A grass called papyrus became the first effective tool for sharing knowledge through writing
- Europeans in the 1600s cut down rainforests to grow sugar, contributing to soil erosion
- Cotton improved the livelihoods of a few, but caused unthinkable suffering for many more
- Corn fuelled new technologies and turns up in thousands of everyday products
- The discovery of rubber revolutionized transportation, making bike and car tires possible
- Tea and chocolate became big business, and the race for profits was on
- Dependence on the potato caused one of the greatest tragedies in history, while the bark of the cinchona tree saved countless lives from malaria.

The ten plants in this book are the source of profound changes in the world, both good and bad. Through vibrant illustrations and astonishing facts, you'll discover that without them, our lives today would be vastly different.

Awards
- de Bary Children’s Science Book Award

- Green Book Festival Award

Reviews
"A treat to read no matter what age you are... Each section begins with a fact sheet on the plant and its place of origin, various "pros and cons" associated with the species (which might involve nutritional benefits versus environmental issues), followed by a one-page short story designed to pique the reader's interest. The bulk of the chapters then flesh out how the world has been affected by the spread of items, such as corn or rubber, which underpin modern civilization. Richardson is a fine writer and the text is accompanied by vibrant illustrations. There are useful maps, as well as a bibliography, a suggested further reading section and an index." — George Sheppard, Canadian Teacher Magazine, May 2014

"Sugarcane, rubber, pepper, cacao, cotton, tea, papyrus, corn, potato, and cinchona have something in common: their influence on human culture. Gillian Richardson explores the history and value of these plants in 10 Plants That Shook the World. Facts, stories, and sidebars combine with photographs and folk art in this intriguing book for middle grade readers. [Richardson] integrates the discovery, politics, science, economics, agriculture, and technology behind the featured plants. Each engaging chapter offers both "pros" (cinchona bark for the treatment of deadly malaria) and "cons" (the role of slavery and child labor in the growth of cotton). Reference to ancient times (using BCE terminology) and religious practice (such as the Mayans' worship of corn as a gift from the gods) are presented alongside modern concepts such as "biorespecting", deforestation, and genetic modification. 10 Plants That Shook the World is a fascinating read on many levels; adults as well as students would surely find the information noteworthy and the back-stories compelling. Kim Rosen's bold illustrations have a dramatic quality. Each page is a colorful array of text and graphics that invite the reader to peruse and revisit. Plant origins are displayed on a two-page world map, and references for further reading are included along with a detailed index. — Nina Ditmar, Christian Library Journal, June 2014

Educator Information
Themes: history, social studies, ancient civilizations, multicultural, nature, war, slavery.

Interest Age: 9-12 | Grade Level: 4-7 | Guided Reading Level: Fountas and Pinnell W

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132 pages | 7.25" x 9.50" | color illustrations throughout, bibliography, further reading, index
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Feathers and Fools
Authors:
Mem Fox
Artists:
Nicholas Wilton
Format: Paperback
Feathers and Fools is an allegory about how wars can begin with a simple fear of others based on misconceptions. For some time the swans and peacocks have lived peacefully by a pond. One day the peacocks begin to contemplate the differences between themselves and their neighbours. This then leads to the fear that the swans may one day change the peacock's way of life. With this fear fully ingrained in their minds, they begin to build arms against their neighbours. "We shall hurl these arrows at their throats and slaughter everyone should they ever try to change our way of life."

Upon hearing this, the swans began to build arms against the peacocks in fear that they would be attacked. The fear grew as each group acquired more and more arms against each other. The peacocks soon mistook the action of a swan as an act of aggression and thus, a war began. "Soon cries filled the sir and blood darkened the earth." When all the feathers had settled, there were no birds to be found, both swans and peacocks had been destroyed.

Foxs antiwar story touches on a common issue many nations face and how humans handle the concept of war. As history has revealed, humans have begun wars often times with very little knowledge of their opponents on the battlefield. The author artfully displays how mankind, although similar in many ways can decimate each other because of our lack of knowledge of the similarities amongst all groups. At the end of the story, Fox gives us a hopeful ending with the hatching of a lone peacock and a lone swan. These young birds meet and notice how similar they are and soon become friends. "So off they went together, in peace and unafraid, to face the day and share the world." Fox recognizes that present and future generations hold the keys to ending war.

The main characters, swans and peacocks are interchangeable with any nation, country, or people who have endured wars and their aftermaths. The book also emphasizes the importance of learning from history and not repeating it. Illustrator Nicholas Wiltons paintings bring out the beauty of the worlds of the peacock and swan. With acrylic jewel tone paints, he captures the beauty of the peacocks bright feathers and the swans graceful profile. As the story progresses, you can see the changes of the birds body language and actions helping bring emphasis on how the building toward war changes reactions and opinions of the two sides. The paintings were created to evoke the feeling of a folktale or fable with its aged looks and block style borders. Feathers and Fools is a wonderful book that could open the possibility for the discussion of topics such as war, the arms race, and similarities amongst people and their ways of lives. This book could be used at all levels for discussion.
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Freedom Bound
Authors:
Jean Rae Baxter
Format: Paperback

In Freedom Bound eighteen-year-old Charlotte sails from Canada to Charleston in the beleaguered Thirteen Colonies to join her new husband Nick. During these final months of the American Revolution, she must muster all her wit and courage when she has to rescue Nick from being tortured as a spy in an alligator-infested South Carolina swamp. She must also find ways to bring freedom to a pair of teenage runaway slaves she has befriended. Freedom Bound delivers a frank and realistic picture of the slave system and a powerful account of what was at stake for both white and black Loyalists as they prepared to find a new home in the country that was soon to be Canada. Like The Way Lies North and Broken Trail, the two novels that preceded it, Freedom Bound contains a wealth of carefully researched historical details of one of the least known chapters of our history.

Series Information
This is the third book in the "Forging a Nation" series. Other titles in this series include The Way Lies North, Broken Trail, The White Oneida, and Hope's Journey.

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246 pages | 5.25" x 7.63"

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I Am the Future
Authors:
Holly Arntzen
Format: Paperback

This resource is designed for use by Early Childhood Educators, pre-school and primary teachers, StrongStart facilitators, parents, grandparents and caregivers of young children who love music and nature. It provides activities that are linked to the song lyrics and make connections to actions that very young children can do in their everyday lives: observing and learning about the natural world, recycling, composting, caring for plants and animals, and much more. Singing songs together is an enjoyable way to learn and be inspired to take action.

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It's Okay To Be Different
Authors:
Todd Parr
Format: Paperback

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.


From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are. 

Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format. The book features the bold, bright colors and silly scenes that made Todd a premiere voice for emotional discussions in children's literature. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence--and it's never to early to develop a healthy self-esteem. 

It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 3-6

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32 pages | 9.87" x 9.87"

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The Wild Medicine Solution
Authors:
Guido Masé
Format: Paperback
Restoring the use of wild plants in daily life for vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health

• Explains how 3 classes of wild plants--aromatics, bitters, and tonics--are uniquely adapted to work with our physiology because we coevolved with them

• Provides simple recipes to easily integrate these plants into meals as well as formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures

• Offers practical examples of plants in each of the 3 classes, from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate

As people moved into cities and suburbs and embraced modern medicine and industrialized food, they lost their connection to nature, in particular to the plants with which humanity coevolved. These plants are essential components of our physiologies--tangible reminders of cross-kingdom signaling--and key not only to vibrant physical health and prevention of illness but also to soothing and awakening the troubled spirit.

Blending traditional herbal medicine with history, mythology, clinical practice, and recent findings in physiology and biochemistry, herbalist Guido Masé explores the three classes of plants necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies and minds--aromatics, bitters, and tonics. He explains how bitter plants ignite digestion, balance blood sugar, buffer toxicity, and improve metabolism; how tonic plants normalize the functions of our cells and nourish the immune system; and how aromatic plants relax tense organs, nerves, and muscles and stimulate sluggish systems, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. He reveals how wild plants regulate our heart variability rate and adjust the way DNA is read by our cells, controlling the self-destructive tendencies that lead to chronic inflammation or cancer.

Offering examples of ancient and modern uses of wild plants in each of the 3 classes--from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate--Masé provides easy recipes to integrate them into meals as seasonings and as central ingredients in soups, stocks, salads, and grain dishes as well as including formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures. Providing a framework for safe and effective use as well as new insights to enrich the practice of advanced herbalists, he shows how healing “wild plant deficiency syndrome”--that is, adding wild plants back into our diets--is vital not only to our health but also to our spiritual development.
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Herbs: Partners in Life
Authors:
Adele G Dawson
Format: Paperback
Adele Dawson's classic guide to the seasonal use of herbs for food, drink, and medicine. • Clear directions for growing and using many wild and cultivated herbs. • Detailed pen-and-ink drawings help readers identify 70 herbs. With irresistible enthusiasm and an endless store of knowledge about the plant kingdom, herbalist Adele Dawson traces the human-plant relationship through the seasons, providing practical and enlightening information about every aspect of herbalism, including spring foraging, summer gourmet gardening, the preparation of remedies in autumn, and the brewing of healing potions in winter. The mysteries of preparing infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and essences are unraveled through the author's clear and cohesive chapters on how to identify, collect, and preserve herbs. Detailed pen-and-ink drawings show the essential elements of flower and leaf anatomy as well as 70 wild and cultivated plants in their budding, blossoming, and dormant stages. Sprinkled throughout the text are recipes for impromptu wild feasts such as milkweed buds tempura, directions for soothing hand lotions of marigold and milk, and an enormous variety of medicinal and culinary teas. In equal measure an herbal encyclopedia, a health-food cookbook, and a nature guide, this book deserves a place on the reference shelf of both the new and experienced herbalist.
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Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs
Editors:
Rosemary Gladstar
Format: Paperback
Voted one of the Top 10 books in 2000 by the Vermont Book Publishers Association.

A collective endeavor by United Plant Savers, featuring America's most respected and well-known herbalists.

Contributors include Don Babineau, Tim Blakley, Mark Blumenthal, Jane Bothwell, Stephen Harrod Buhner, David Bunting, Richo Cech, Tane Datta, Shatoiya and Rick de la Tour, Ryan Drum, Doug Elliott, Steven Foster, Cascade Anderson Geller, Kate Gilday, Rosemary Gladstar, James Green, Pamela Hirsch, Christopher Hobbs, Sara Katz, Kathi Keville, Robyn Klein, Richard Liebmann, Brigitte Mars, Pam Montgomery, Nancy and Michael Phillips, Janice J. Schofield, Joanne Marie Snow, Deb Soule, Paul Strauss, Gregory L. Tilford, Krista Thie, Susun S. Weed, David Winston, Martin Wall, Matthew Wood.

While the renaissance in the U.S. botanical market is positive in many respects, medicinal plant populations are suffering from loss of habitat and overharvesting, and many bestselling herbs are now at risk including echinacea, American ginseng, goldenseal, Hawaiian wild kava, and wild yam. The authors share their extensive experience with using and growing thirty-three of these popular herbs and include suggestions for creating your own private herbal sanctuary--whether a city balcony, suburban backyard, or rural retreat. Full-color photographs will inspire experienced and novice herb users alike to protect and cultivate these remarkable healing plants. Readers will also find out how to use herbal analogues for at-risk plants--other medicinal herbs that provide the same benefits and exist in plentiful amounts--and learn ways to make their herbal purchases a vote for sustainability. Planting the Future shows us how we can participate in the land stewardship, habitat protection, and eco-friendly consumption that will ensure an abundant, renewable supply of medicinal plants for future generations.

All author royalties will be used for replanting native medicinal herbs on a 370-acre botanical sanctuary in Ohio.
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Herbal Teas for Health & Healing
Authors:
Ceres
Format: Paperback
Herbal teas have their own characteristic virtues. Some are slightly stimulating, others are soothing and induce quiet sleep or act as tranquilizers. Many are tonics that can bring an "out-of-gear" system back to complete health. The author describes a wide range of tea-making herbs and gives instructions for their preparation and use.

New edition of the classic best-seller.
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The Spirit of Place
Authors:
Loren Cruden
Format: Paperback

All of Earth’s life is interconnected and sacred. An awareness of that sacred relationship opens a direct path to spiritual understanding. These powerful techniques join mind, will, spirit, and intuition to the plants, animals, and minerals sharing our world, aligning the practitioner in a deeper relationship with life’s sacred matrix.

Note: The author notes in the Introduction that this book is not about Native American spiritual practices, nor is it about becoming a shaman. 

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Gardens Aflame
Authors:
Maleea Acker
Format: Paperback

Accustomed to the dark, dripping stands of Douglas–fir, spruce and hemlock that blanketed the Hudson's Bay Company outposts on the remote western coast of the "new World", the first Europeans were surely startled to see the wide–open landscapes of the Garry oak meadows they encountered on Southern Vancouver Island ––– landscapes that might have reminded any explorers who had ventured into the African savannahs of what they had seen there.

Though slow in comprehending what they had stumbled upon, the Europeans immediately recognized the deep, rich deposits of black soil that extended many feet below the surface, and James Douglas chose the site as the ideal location for the HBC's new fort, and settlement.

What the newcomers failed to appreciate is that these meadows were not the work of nature alone, but of the Coast Salish peoples who had been living in these parts for millennia. With the construction of the fort of Victoria began an encroachment on these Garry oak meadows, built up over centuries if not millennia, a process that continues today.

In Gardens Aflame, Victoria writer and environmentalist Maleea Acker tells us about this unique and vanishing ecosystem, and the people who have made it their life's work to save the Garry oak and the environment ––– including the human environment ––– it depends on.

Acker tells us about the Garry oak species and its unique habits and requirements, including its unusual summer dormancy period, when all the surrounding plants are coursing with life. We learn something about the scientists, arborists, and Garry oak–loving volunteers who have dedicated themselves to this tree; and about Theophrastus, Humboldt, and their other forebearers who are still reshaping our notions of nature and humans' place in it.

And in the course of Acker's story, we see her fall under the spell of the strange beauty woven by these magnificent trees, and the ecosystems they tower over ––– until, in the final act, she decides to turn her own front yard into her own version of a Garry oak meadow, defying City Hall and the neighbours, and bringing to a head in 2011 all the issues raised 150 years ago when Europeans first saw the open meadows of Southern Vancouver Island.

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Nonfiction Reading Power
Authors:
Adrienne Gear
Format: Paperback

Teaching students how to think while they read all kinds of information

This remarkable book gives teachers a wealth of effective strategies for helping students think while they read material in all subject areas. Based on using the best children's books to motivate students, this book shows teachers how to encourage students to recognize that reading is about using the brain to zoom-in, question/infer, find the main idea, make connections, and transform what's on the printed page. The book explores the particular features of nonfiction and offers lists of key books organized around strategies and subject areas. It promotes incorporating more nonfiction into the classroom through read-alouds, author study, and tips for teaching nonfiction forms and text structures. Student samples and reproducible pages that support the five thinking strategies complement this valuable resource.

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To Look Closely
Authors:
Laurie Rubin
Format: Paperback
Science and literacy in the natural world

Discover how nature study can help students become careful, intentional observers of all they see, growing into stronger readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists in the process. From setting a tone of inquiry-based thinking in the classroom to suggesting specific units of study for reading, writing, and science, this book will guide you step by step through the basics of integrating the skills acquired during nature study into every subject. You will also discover all the ways that this purposeful work nurtures "green" citizens who become determined to respect and protect the natual environment.
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Becoming Scientists
Authors:
Rusty Bresser
Sharon Fargason
Format: Paperback
Inquiry-based teaching in diverse classrooms, grades 3-5

Good science starts with a question. This book offers a look into real classrooms where teachers use inquiry science to engage students in seeking answers the same ways real scientists do — they design experiments, make predictions, observe and describe, offer and test explanations, and share their conjectures with others. This practical book shows teachers how to:

build on students' experiences, background knowledge, and readiness
manage a diverse classroom during inquiry science exploration
faciliatate science discussions
deepen their own science content knowledge
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It's All About Thinking: Collaborating to Support All Learners in the Humanities
Authors:
Faye Brownlie
Leyton Schnellert
Format: Paperback

Collaborating to Support All Learners in English, Social Studies, and Humanities


Grade: for grades 5–12


How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to be successful learners? How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts? How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills? In this book, Faye and Leyton explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn.

This book is written by two experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can do” approach to the big ideas in education today. In this book, you will find:

-insightful ways to teach diverse learners, e.g., literature and information circles, open-ended strategies, cooperative learning, inquiry
-curriculum design frameworks, e.g., universal design for learning (UDL) and backward design
-assessment for, of, and as learning
-lessons to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in English, Social Studies, and Humanities
-excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible
-real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students

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It's All About Thinking: Collaborating to Support All Learners in Mathematics and Science
Format: Paperback

Collaborating to Support All Learners in Mathematics and Science

Grade: for grades 5-12

In this second volume of It’s All About Thinking, the authors focus their expertise on the disciplines of mathematics and science, translating principles into practices that help other educators with their students.

How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to become successful learners?
How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts in mathematics and science?
How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills?
In this book, Faye, Leyton and Carole explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn. This book is written by three experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can-do” approach to the big ideas in math and science education today. In this book you will find:

insightful ways to teach diverse learners (Information circles, open-ended strategies, inquiry, manipulatives and models)
lessons crafted using curriculum design frameworks (udl and backwards design)
assessment for, as, and of learning
fully fleshed-out lessons and lesson sequences; inductive teaching to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in Math and Science
assessment tools (and student samples) for concepts drawn from learning outcomes in Math and Science curricula
excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible
real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students

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Pure Fake
Authors:
Beverly Scudamore
Format: Paperback

Gina is the kind of girl who works hard to keep up her appearance -- not just her hair and makeup, but going so far as breast-enhancement surgery and regular diet pills. When tall, athletic, good-looking Colter wants to be her boyfriend, Gina jumps at the chance. She thinks they'll be the perfect couple and ignores the warning signs that things aren't right with him. That includes rumours that his past girlfriend has a restraining order against him. But when Colter’s actions put Gina in physical danger she is finally forced to wake up to what Colter is really like.

[Fry reading level - 3.0]

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Love Hurts
Authors:
Beverly Scudamore
Format: Paperback

Mel's best friend Dustin is her dream guy, but she lost her chance with him last year and now he's seeing someone else. Enter Colter, the handsome new guy in school who is definitely interested in her. It's just the thing Mel needs to get her mind off Dustin. Before Mel realizes it, she's spending almost every waking moment with Colter, even skipping volleyball practices and nights out with friends.

When Colter gives Mel a ring, alarm bells start ringing, and Mel worries that maybe they're moving too fast. But every time Mel tries to cool things down a bit, Colter latches on even tighter. Mel can't bring herself to leave him. But she is beginning to wonder what lengths Colter will go to if she does.

[Fry reading level - 3.7]

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Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom
Authors:
Mariana Souto-Manning
Format: Paperback
This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards).

This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space.
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Environmental Activist
Authors:
Carrie Gleason
Format: Paperback

Environmental activists are concerned for the well being of the environment, including all people, plants, and animals. This wonderfully informative title shows how environmentalists work to preserve and improve the natural environment and how young environmentalists can become positive activists themselves. Readers will learn what actions they can take to make the world a better place to live in.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: S

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32 pages | 8.30" x 10.90"

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When Love Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships
Authors:
Jill Cory
Karen McAndless-Davis
Format: Paperback

Love is meant to be supportive. But what happens when you are hurt by the one you love? This book will help women interpret their relationship in valuable new ways. Drawing on their own wisdom and the wisdom of many women who share their experience, When Love Hurts helps women find the answers they’re looking for. When Love Hurts explores many difficult questions...

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The Wildlife ABC: A Nature Alphabet Book
Authors:
Jan Thornhill
Format: Paperback

Nature in all its splendor leaps off the pages of this magnificent early learning primer, which features exotic and familiar animals from around the world. From A is for Auk to Z is for Zoo, this alphabet book communicates simple information through colorful illustrations and rhyming text; every page will spark young readers' interest and imagination. At the end of the book, "Nature Notes" provide additional information on each of the featured animals and their habitats, encouraging children to spend more time with this rich read.

Reading Levels:
Grade: 1
Fountas & Pinnel: G
Reading Recovery: 11-12

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Flying with a Broken Wing
Authors:
Laura Best
Format: Paperback

Cammie Deveau began life with a few strikes against her. She’s visually impaired, abandoned by her mother at birth, her father was a casualty of the Second World War—and if all that isn’t enough, she’s being raised by her bootlegging aunt. No wonder she dreams of starting a brand new life.

When Cammie learns about a school for blind and visually impaired children she becomes convinced a new life is waiting for her in Halifax, but how will she ever convince her aunt to let her go? With the help of her best friend, they devise a plan to blow up the local moonshiner’s still. But Cammie has not managed to change her luck, and things get worse than she ever imagined.

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"Cammie has a feisty voice, and it is easy to root for her. Her adorable friendship with Evelyn, a fellow victim who refuses to feel sorry for himself, is also very well developed...A charismatic protagonist and captivating setting make Flying with a Broken Wing a worthwhile read."— CM Magazine, January 2014

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211 pages | 5.25" x 7.75"

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Lasso the Wind: Aurelia's Verses and other Poems
Authors:
George Elliott Clarke
Artists:
Susan Tooke
Format: Hardcover

Can you lasso the wind?

Can you whip it a-gale?

Can you make oceans bend

To cradle each lost whale?

Lasso the Wind is the first collection of children’s poetry by renowned poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke. By turns absurd, witty, playful, and profound, Clarke’s poems speak to the vivid wonder, the bright joys, and the secret pains of growing up in this world.

With bold and contemporary illustrations by Susan Tooke, Lasso the Wind is a masterpiece.

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Healing with the Arts: A 12-Week Program to Heal Yourself and Your Community
Format: Paperback
Through art projects—including visual arts, dance, writing, and music—along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, Healing With the Arts gives readers the tools to heal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ailments.
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Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within
Authors:
Karen Hering
Format: Paperback

This is a book about words, but it’s equally about what pulses beneath them, what lies between the lines. It opens a path to the inner self and to the timeless wisdom deep within. By focusing on ten key spiritual words, Hering provides an elegant practice for readers to explore a greater intimacy with their spirituality, their soul, and their world.

Whether you approach this book primarily as a reader or a writer, you can open a rich correspondence with yourself and learn what your own heart has to say. Karen Hering offers a path of self-exploration and a contemplative practice of writing that engages memory and imagination, story and poetry, images and the timeless wisdom of world religions and mythology. It will open your ear to your own truths while opening your heart to the world around you. 

Blending writing prompts, meditations, and stories, this book invites you to begin wherever you are and discover your own unique relation­ship with language, spirituality, and the world around you. The next chapter is yours to write, and Writing to Wake the Soul offers all you need to write it.

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So, You Want To Be a Chef?
Authors:
Jane Bedell
Format: Paperback
Put on your chef’s coat and leap into the world of food! From running your own kitchen to writing a food blog to inventing new recipes and even learning about molecular gastronomy, So, You Want to Be a Chef? unveils everything you need to know to break into the culinary arts.
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So, You Want To Be a Comic Book Artist?
Authors:
Philip Amara
Format: Paperback
Hit the ground at supersonic speed as a comic book artist with this step-by-step guide to creating, publishing, and marketing your first comic book, with tips from artists who make comics for a living!

So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist? walks young readers through each step to becoming a hit comic book maker, from creating compelling characters and illustrations to getting published and marketing a finished product.
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So, You Want To Be a Writer?
Format: Paperback
For any kid who wants to see their writing in print, So, You Want To Be a Writer? gives them everything they need to write, polish, publish, and promote their work. It also includes information about online opportunities and self publishing
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Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
Authors:
Rochelle Strauss
Artists:
Margot Thompson
Format: Paperback

If every known species on Earth were a leaf on a tree, that tree would have 1,750,000 leaves. Since humans count for just one leaf on the tree, we have a lot to learn about the millions of other forms of life with which we share the world. A dazzlingly illustrated and child-friendly introduction to biodiversity, Tree of Life shows how living things are classified into five kingdoms — and how each has much to tell us about all aspects of life on our planet.

Tree of Life is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: S
Grade Level: 4/5
Accelerated Reader: MG 6.3

Curriculum Connections:
Science & Technology
- Life Science (classification of living things, diversity of living things, plants, nature)

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Planet Ark: Preserving Earth's Biodiversity
Authors:
Adrienne Mason
Artists:
Margot Thompson
Format: Hardcover

Young readers can learn how to be modern-day Noahs and protect the world's plants and animals from extinction not by building a giant boat, but by making small changes in their everyday lives — from planting trees to turning off the tap — to help preserve the world's biodiversity. Planet Ark is part of CitizenKid™, a collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: S
Grade Level: 4

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies
- Cultures, Local & Global Community, global awareness

Science & Technology
- Life Science, diversity of living things, ecosystem

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This Child, Every Child: A Book about the World’s Children
Authors:
David J. Smith
Artists:
Shelagh Armstrong
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking book of statistics and stories that compare the lives of children around the world today.

Every second of every day, four more children are added to the world's population of over 2.2 billion children. Some of these 2.2 billion children will be cared for and have enough to eat and a place to call home. Many others will not be so fortunate.

The bestselling author-illustrator team behind the phenomenal If the World Were a Village and If America Where a Village return with a revealing and beautifully illustrated glimpse into the lives of children around the world.

This Child, Every Child uses statistics and stories to draw kids into the world beyond their own borders and provide a window into the lives of their fellow children.

As young readers will discover, there are striking disparities in the way children live. Some children lack opportunities that others take for granted. What is it like to be a girl in Niger? How are some children forced into war? How do children around the world differ in their home and school lives? This Child, Every Child answers such questions and sets children's lives against the rights they are guaranteed under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: U
Grade Level: 5

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies
- Cultures, Local & Global Community, human geography, cultures, multiculturalism, global awareness

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How to Build Your Own Country
Authors:
Valerie Wyatt
Artists:
Fred Rix
Format: Hardcover

How to Build Your Own Country is an interactive and totally original learning experience that shows kids how to build their very own country from scratch.

This book, the only one of its kind, offers children the expertise and advice they'll need to plant their flag in the backyard, in the bedroom or online. Kids will be amazed to discover that anyone can do it. Nation-building advice is peppered with examples of events that have shaped countries throughout history, teaching young readers about government, elections, geography and global issues.

Backed up with lots of amazing examples of real micronations - some established or ruled by kids - How to Build Your Own Country promises to inspire, entertain and inform young nation-builders.

Want to build your very own country from scratch? It's easy:

Step 1: Stake Out Your Identity ... with a flag, money and a national anthem. Learn how to put your country's name on the map.

Step 2: Run the Country ... with a government, constitution, laws and an economy.

Step 3: Meet the Neighbors … and join other nations on the big issues that face the whole world, such as poverty, global warming, security and international aid.

Educator Information
How To Build Your Own Country is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: U
Grade Level: 5
Accelerated Reader: LG 6.7

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies
- Cultures, Local & Global Community, citizenship

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40 pages | 7.25" x 9.25"

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The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
Authors:
Katie Smith Milway
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of One Hen comes the inspiring story of one struggling farming family in Honduras and their journey to growing enough food to meet their needs. Based on the real story of farm transformation underway in Honduras and many other countries, this book offers children ways they can be part of the movement to grow "good gardens" and foster food security.

Eleven-year-old María Luz and her family live on a small farm. This year their crop is poor, and they may not have enough to eat or to sell for other essentials, such as health care, school uniforms and books.

When María's father must leave home to find work, she is left in charge of their garden. Then a new teacher comes to María's school and introduces her to sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. As María begins to use the same methods at home, she too sees improvements, which allow her family to edge their way out of the grip of the greedy "coyotes" — the middlemen who make profits on the backs of poor farmers. Little by little, the farms — and the hopes — of María and her neighbors are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: O
Grade Level: 3/4

Curriculum Connections:
Character Education
- citizenship, teamwork

Social Studies
- Cultures, Local & Global Community, citizenship, global awareness, Farms

Science & Technology
- Life Science, habitats and communities

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Mimi's Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed It
Authors:
Katie Smith Milway
Artists:
Eugenie Fernandes
Format: Hardcover

In this addition to the CitizenKid™ collection of inspiring stories from around the globe, Mimi Malaho and her family help bring basic health care to their community. By making small changes like sleeping under mosquito nets and big ones like building a clinic with outside help, the Malahos and their neighbors transform their Kenyan village from one afraid of illness to a thriving community.

Reviews
"A great resource for introducing children to the issues surrounding global health and empowering them to get involved." — Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director, Partners In Health

Educator Information
Author Katie Smith Milway, a former aid worker in Africa, has written the best kind of global education book for children, filled with information that engenders empathy and understanding. The picture-book format with captivating artwork by award-winning illustrator Eugenie Fernandes brings Mimi's story to life. Along with further information, a glossary and a map, an addendum includes suggestions for how young children can get involved, highlighting how inexpensive, easy-to-make improvements can transform people's lives. This terrific book would find many uses in elementary classrooms, including lessons on African culture, African family life and the basic health care needs of people everywhere. Most important, it offers opportunities for inspiring discussions about compassion, volunteerism and making a difference in one's own community and the larger world community.

This book is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens. 

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: S
Grade Level: 4/5

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies: Cultures, Local & Global Community, global awareness, rural communities

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32 pages | 9.37" x 12.37"

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If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People
Authors:
David J. Smith
Artists:
Shelagh Armstrong
Format: Hardcover

The 2nd Edition of the best-selling book which has sold over 400 000 copies in 17 languages – updated with new content and insights about the world's people.

First published to wide acclaim in 2002, this eye-opening book has since become a classic, promoting "world-mindedness" by imagining the world's population – all 6.8 billion of us – as a village of just 100 people.

Now, If the World Were a Village has been newly revised with updated statistics, several new activities and completely new material on food security, energy and health. By exploring the lives of the 100 villagers, children will discover that life in other nations is often very different from their own.

Educator & Series Information
If the World Were a Village is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: R
Grade Level: 4
Accelerated Reader: MG 5

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies - Cultures, Local & Global Community, human geography, multiculturalism, global awareness

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32 pages | 9.37" x 12.50"

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One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
Authors:
Rochelle Strauss
Artists:
Rosemary Woods
Format: Hardcover

Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liquid water — and therefore the only planet that can support life.

All water is connected. Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part of a single global well.

Water has the power to change everything — a single splash can sprout a seed, quench a thirst, provide a habitat, generate energy and sustain life. How we treat the water in the well will affect every species on the planet, now and for years to come. One Well shows how every one of us has the power to conserve and protect our global well.

One Well is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: R
Grade Level: 4
Accelerated Reader: MG 6

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies
- Cultures, Local & Global Community, global awareness

Science & Technology
- Life Science, habitats and communities

Earth Science
- environment, water

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Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together
Authors:
Herb Shoveller
Format: Paperback

It costs a lot of money to build a well in Africa — a lot more than Ryan Hreljac had thought. Still, the six year old kept doing chores around his parents' house, even after he learned it could take him years to earn enough money. Then a friend of the family wrote an article in the local newspaper about Ryan's wish to build a well to supply people with safe, clean water. Before long, ripples of goodwill began spreading. People started sending money to help pay for Ryan's well. Ryan was interviewed on television. His dream of a well became an international news story.

In Agweo, Uganda, villagers were used to walking a long way every day in search of water. What they found was often brown and smelly and made a lot of people sick. But when Ryan's well was built, life in the village changed for the better. A young orphan named Akana Jimmy longed for a chance to thank Ryan in person for this gift of life — clean water.

When they finally meet, an unbreakable bond unites these boys from very different backgrounds, and a long and sometimes life-threatening journey begins.

Ryan and Jimmy is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: P
Grade Level: 3/4
Accelerated Reader: LG 5.6

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies
- Cultures, Local & Global Community, global awareness

Science & Technology
- Earth Science, environment

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Weslandia
Authors:
Paul Fleischman
Format: Paperback

WESLANDIA honors the misfits—and the creators—among us.

Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia! Now that school is over, Wesley needs a summer project. He’s learned that each civilization needs a staple food crop, so he decides to sow a garden and start his own - civilization, that is. He turns over a plot of earth, and plants begin to grow. They soon tower above him and bear a curious-looking fruit. As Wesley experiments, he finds that the plant will provide food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation. It isn’t long before his neighbors and classmates develop more than an idle curiosity about Wesley - and exactly how he is spending his summer vacation.
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Tale of a Great White Fish
Authors:
Maggie De Vries
Artists:
Renne Benoit
Format: Paperback

Many times in her 177 years, Big Fish has come close to death. Stalked by panners in the gold rush, nearly crushed in 1913's rockslide, almost stranded when the lake drained into the river in 1924, and threatened by a mysterious disease in the 1990s, Big Fish has somehow survived. She's led sports fishers on a merry chase, managing to escape their hooks—so far. Maggie de Vries's poetic text and Rennee Benoit's gorgeous watercolors capture all the danger and fascination of Big Fish's underwater world.

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Permissions: Poetics 1963 Thereafter
Authors:
Fred Wah
Format: Paperback