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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.

Awards
2005 CCBC Our Choice
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Meet the Teacher: How to Help Your Child Navigate Elementary School
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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Baby Polar Bears
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Suitable for children, this title includes images of the giant mammals of the Arctic. It explains how a polar bear's body is suited to living in an icy climate and swimming in freezing oceans.


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Baby Deer
Author: 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 lovable hoofed animals.


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Baby Wolves
Author: 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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Tadpoles to Frogs
Author: 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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Amazing Animals Polar Bears
Author: 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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Mentor Texts
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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Books as Bridges
Author: 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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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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Learning in Safe Schools, 2nd Edition
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, 2nd 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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10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
Author: 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.

Coming in October 2011!
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If You're Not from the Prairie...
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.
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Grand Conversations
Author: 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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Baby Bears
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Large, captivating photographs fill this delightful new book for primary students on the basic facts of bear cubs.


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Si tu n’es pas de la prairie
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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The Kids Book of the Night Sky
Author: Jane Drake, Ann Love
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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The Life Cycle Of A Salmon
Author: 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
Author: Brenda Boreham
Format: Board Book
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
• land form and political maps flags, national anthem, provincial birds and flowers)
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Frogs (Nic Bishop)
Author: 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. Nic Bishop Frogs is a fun and informative tour through an exciting amphibian world.
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Prairie Food Chains
Author: 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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A Ball for Daisy
Author: 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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10 Plants That Shook The World
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
Authentic Canadian Content
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It's All About Thinking: Collaborating to Support All Learners in the Humanities
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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Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils
Format: Paperback
A detailed and extensively illustrated handbook.

The colors, shapes and properties of minerals vary from the bland to the magnificent. Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is a practical and authoritative handbook that is both comprehensive and easy to use.

Each of the 600 specimens is shown in full color, sometimes in two or more forms. There are also drawings that show the structure of the crystalline specimens. It covers the basics like granite, as well as oddities like meteorites and tektites.

Fossils include sponges, corals, arthropods, brachiopods, and fossil land plants.

Each is described in detail, with notes on:

- color and transparency
- grain size
- hardness
- structure
- occurrence
- mineralogy
- distinguishing features
- habit
- cleavage
- texture
- alteration
- luster

Mineral names, chemical formulae and structural data accord to international standards. This is a very complete, but attractive and useful volume in a respected series.
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Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds and Care: A Color Directory of the Most Popular Breeds and Their Care
Author: Frances Bassom
Format: Paperback
A comprehensive and richly illustrated guide to keeping chickens.

Chickens kept as pets are increasingly popular, even in urban environments, as more and more people discover it is easy to keep chickens, even in a small backyard. They make excellent pets and offer the immeasurable benefit of a free and ready supply of fresh eggs.

The expert author alerts the many newcomers to chicken-keeping to the amazing variety of breeds available -- more than 100 registered pure breeds and bantams, as well as many hybrids.

This beautifully illustrated reference provides essential advice about the housing and care of chickens, as well as profiles of more than 70 of the most popular breeds, with details such as:

- History and origins
- Weight ranges
- Egg characteristics
- Physical appearance
- Behavior.

The Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds and Care provides an unrivalled depth of practical information, and it features more than 500 specially commissioned color photographs. From the plump, cushionlike beauty of the Buff Orpington to the extravagantly ornamental bantams, readers will discover there is a chicken breed that ideally suits them.
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It's Not What You've Got: Lessons for Kids on Money and Abundance
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the internationally best-selling author and lecturer, has written a new book in his series of inspirational books for kids. It's Not What You've Got addresses the topics of money and abundance, with the understanding that children’s earliest thoughts and perceptions about money are those that will last throughout their lives.

The concepts presented in this beautifully illustrated book include: Money does not define who you are; it doesn't matter what others have, and abundance comes in many forms. Unlike most books on this subject, It’s Not What You've Got is not a how-to manual on spending and saving for kids, but rather a positive, spiritual approach to the meaning of money.
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The Very Cranky Bear
Author: Nick Bland
Format: Hardcover
In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day,
four litte friends found a perfect place to play.
None of them had noticed that someone else was there.
Sleeping in that cave was a VERY cranky...

When four friends encounter a cranky bear, they decide they must cheer him up. Moose, Lion and Zebra's outrageous ideas all backfire, which leaves it up to poor, plain Sheep to deal with this beast, who just wants a quiet place to sleep. Whatever will she do? This rhyming story with hilarious illustrations is guaranteed to entertain its readers and its listeners!
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Helping Her Get Free: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women
Author: Susan Brewster
Format: Paperback
The survivor of an abusive relationship herself and a licensed counselor of abused women for more than a decade, Susan Brewster teaches readers how to recognize the signs of abuse, handle negative feelings, become an effective advocate, deal with the abuser, and more. With a new introduction and updated resource section, this straightforward and compassionate book offers the information needed to help give strength to women who are trying to break free.
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The Way I Feel
Author: Janan Cain
Format: Hardcover
There's an abundance of children's vocabulary books offering nouns and action words, but very few providing words for feelings.

Janan Cain is the mother of two small children and an artist who has created this winning vocabulary that will help small children find words to express the way they feel. Each of the 14 simple poems is illustrated with delightfully expressive drawings over a two-page spread.

The Way I Feel should help reduce the frustration that both parents and children feel when they can't share their hearts.
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You're Smarter Than You Think Revised & Updated: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences
Format: Paperback
Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Teachers are using multiple intelligences curricula in their classrooms. Multiple intelligences schools have opened in several states. But it’s not enough for adults to know about multiple intelligences. In true Free Spirit style, this new book helps kids understand Gardner’s theory, what it means to them, and how to make the most of their own abilities and potential.

In clear, simple language, Thomas Armstrong introduces the theory, explains the eight intelligences, and describes ways to develop each one. He tells young readers how to use all eight intelligences in school, build them at home, and draw on them to plan for the future. Resources describe related books, software, games, and organizations.

As kids read the book, try Tom’s ideas, and check out the resources, they stop asking “How smart am I?” and start asking “How am I smart?” This powerful learning tool is recommended for all kids—and all adults committed to helping young people do and be their best.
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Accept and Value Each Person
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
The world is becoming more diverse, and so are the daily lives of our children. Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family are critical social skills. This book introduces diversity and related character education concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people just the way they are. Includes questions, activities, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

Presented in a social story format, the book includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce improving social skills. For all homes, childcare settings, and primary classrooms as well as special education, including settings with children on the autism spectrum.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.09" x 9.17"
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Be Careful and Stay Safe
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
The world can seem so perilous, especially where our children are concerned. But even very young children can learn basic skills for staying safe in ordinary situations and preparing for emergencies. Without scaring kids (or alarming adults), this book teaches little ones how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead. Includes questions, activities, and safety games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

Reviews
Be Careful and Stay Safe will give your little ones the confidence necessary to make the right decisions in tough situations.”— Arizona Parenting

“Positive, gentle messages are given without preaching.”— Library Media Connection

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.05" x 9.33"
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Be Polite and Kind
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behaviour.

Teach manners using this book that helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others.

Scenarios and role-play activities help adults reinforce the book’s lessons.

Reviews
“Fills a demand for simple, straightforward books promoting social skills and attitudes helpful to preschool and primary-grade children.”— Booklist

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 8.97" x 9.09"
$15.95

Quantity:
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Be Honest and Tell the Truth
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
It’s never too soon to learn the difference between what’s true and what isn’t. Words and pictures help young children discover that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence. They also learn that telling the truth sometimes takes courage and tact.

Includes discussion questions, skits, scenarios, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 8.77" x 9.40"
$17.99

Quantity:
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Cool Down and Work Through Anger
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete social skills for anger management: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.

Presented in a social story format, the book includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce improving social skills.

Reviews
Cool Down and Work Through Anger is an ideal resource for home, school, and childcare settings. When children understand and learn important basic social skills, they are better prepared for successful interactions with teachers, family, and friends.” — Arizona Parenting

Cool Down and Work Through Anger is highly recommended for kids ages 4–8 who have anger management issues or concerns.”— Midwest Book Review

Cool Down and Work Through Anger is an excellent book for helping children understand this unpleasant but normal emotion. The book gives very helpful strategies for helping children deal with anger.”—Marian Marion, Ph.D., professor, early childhood education, Governors State University

“A delightful addition to the series. I particularly like the focus on what kids can do to handle their anger more constructively, rather than focusing on what not to do . . . The cognitive-behavioral perspective is also quite helpful—that changing thoughts as well as behaviors can help with handling anger . . . Will appeal to kids as well as those who work with them.”— James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried and Mad

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

Additional Information
40 pages | 8.98" x 8.98"
$18.50

Quantity:
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Join In and Play
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
It’s fun to make friends and play with others, but it’s not always easy to do.

You have to make an effort, and you have to know the rules—like ask before joining in, take turns, play fair, and be a good sport. This book teaches social skills for children using the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend.

Includes ideas for games adults can use with kids to reinforce the social skills being taught.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.01" x 9.17"
$17.99

Quantity:
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Know and Follow Rules
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
A child who isn't following the rules is a child who’s always in trouble.

This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 8.70" x 9.01"
$17.99

Quantity:
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Listen and Learn
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
Knowing how to listen is essential to learning, growing, and getting along with others.

Simple words and inviting illustrations help children develop listening skills, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening.

Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.05" x 8.97"
$17.99

Quantity:
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Reach Out and Give
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
Even very young children can participate in service learning projects to help make the world a better place. This book begins with the concept of gratitude, because feeling grateful is a powerful motivator. Words and pictures show children contributing to their community in simple yet meaningful ways. Includes discussion questions, generosity games, and ideas for service projects.

Simple Ideas for Giving Service:
- Visit and read with children at a hospital
- Get pledges for reading or doing math to benefit a charity
- Collect canned goods for a food bank
- Send a box of books or snacks to soldiers
- Make a quilt or blanket for a hospital or shelter
- Visit and play games with people in a senior center or nursing home
- Collect and donate money for disaster victims
- Collect used eyeglasses for an eye bank
- Make hygiene kits for a shelter
- Take part in a toy or clothing drive
- Raise money or collect packaged food for an animal shelter
- Plant spring bulbs at a park
- Make posters for a recycling drive
- Pick up litter along a public street or on a playground

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 7.67" x 9.17"
$15.95

Quantity:
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Respect and Take Care of Things
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Showing respect, responsibility, and stewardship are social skills that even young children can relate to—because they have things they value. This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes ideas for adult-led activities and discussions.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.01" x 9.13"
$17.99

Quantity:
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Share and Take Turns
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing.

Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.09" x 9.33"
$17.99

Quantity:
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Talk and Work It Out
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
What’s the best way to solve problems between people? By talking them over and working them out.

It’s never too soon for children to learn the process of peaceful conflict resolution. This book distills it into clear, simple language and supporting illustrations. Children learn to calm themselves, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, try one, evaluate results, and even agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible.

Includes conflict resolution skill-building games and role plays for adults to use with children.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.01" x 9.37"
$15.95

Quantity:
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Try and Stick with It
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
It’s hard to try new things—for adults as well as children. It’s even harder to stay the course when something is more difficult than we thought it would be, or when things don’t work out the way we hoped. Yet flexibility and perseverance are essential to success in all areas of life, at all ages and stages.

This book introduces children to the benefits of trying something new and the basics of stick-to-it-iveness. Includes suggestions adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.21" x 8.77"
$15.95

Quantity:
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Understand and Care
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
Empathy is key to positive, healthy relationships. This book builds empathy in children. In clear, child-friendly words and illustrations, it helps them to understand that other people have feelings like theirs—and different from theirs. It guides children to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings.

Includes questions to discuss and empathy games to play.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.13" x 9.05"
$15.95

Quantity:
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When I Feel Afraid
Author: Cheri Meiners
Format: Paperback
Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. Encouraging words and supportive illustrations guide children to face their fears and know where to turn for help. Little ones also learn simple ways to help themselves.

Includes a special section for adults, with ideas for supporting children when they feel afraid and a list of additional resources.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.13" x 8.85"
$15.95

Quantity:
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I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
It’s hard for children to accept not getting their way. Sam hates when his brother cries or his dad is too busy to play. When he loses his place in “Musical Chairs,” Sam cries, “I hate everything!” Sam learns new ways to deal with his anger and feel better.

Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, I Hate Everything! uses simple, easy-to-read text to introduce concepts of anger management for children. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.07" x 9.49"
$18.99

Quantity:
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Take a Deep Breath: A book about being brave
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Lucy is afraid of dogs, Josh doesn’t like to go in the pool, Dan doesn’t want the nurse to touch his bruised knee, and Ben is afraid to go on stage in front of people. These friends learn that when something scares them, they can take a deep breath and feel brave enough to get through their ordeals.

This cheerful and reassuring story shows that positive coping skills can help kids deal with being afraid, and children can be brave even when things seem scary. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.07" x 9.53"
$18.95

Quantity:
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I Didn't Do It!: A book about telling the truth
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Telling the truth isn’t always easy, especially for young children. Everyone is mad at Poppy because she didn’t tell the truth, and Poppy feels bad. Join Poppy and her friends as they learn that everyone does something wrong sometimes, and it’s always better to tell the truth.

Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, I Didn’t Do It! uses simple, easy-to-read text to help kids understand why it’s best to tell the truth. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.07" x 9.49"
$18.95

Quantity:
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But What If?: A book about feeling worried
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Daisy’s family is moving, and Daisy is very worried. What if she doesn’t like her new home? What if her cat runs away? What if her new teacher isn’t nice? A conversation with her grandpa helps Daisy learn that many worries don’t come true—and if one does, someone will be there to help her solve the problem.

Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, But What If? uses simple, easy-to-read text to address worry in children and introduce coping skills. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.07" x 9.49"
$18.99

Quantity:
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I’m Not Happy: A book about feeling sad
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Big feelings are part of daily life for small kids, and happiness just isn’t always within reach. Unwelcome events, from a broken toy to a missing pet, bring on sad feelings that can darken kids’ days. In this charming feelings book, follow along as Ben helps cheer up his friends and shows how kids can turn sadness into smiles.

I’m Not Happy uses simple, easy-to-read text to present positive coping skills for children to use when they feel sad. The book’s gentle humor and colorful illustrations will appeal to kids, and happiness might not seem so far away after all by the end of the story.

The book also includes a series of pictures following the story, inviting children to use their own words to tell a story about helping others who feel unhappy. In addition, a special section offers adults questions to get kids talking feelings, and suggests positive coping skills for children dealing with sadness. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
32 pages | 7.40" x 10.00"
$18.99

Quantity:
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Who Feels Scared?: A book about being afraid
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
From pets to grown-ups, everybody sometimes feels fear. And children, grown-ups, and animals aren’t all afraid of the same things. Jack and his friends Ravi and Kevin discover this when they have a sleepover—one that unexpectedly includes a few scares!

This cheerful and reassuring story shows that positive coping skills can help kids deal with fear, and children can be brave even when things seem scary.

At the end of the book, a special section for adults suggests ideas for gently guiding kids to talk about feeling frightened and how to deal with that emotion. In addition, a series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words about being afraid. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

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32 pages | 7.44" x 10.00"
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Not Fair, Won't Share: A book about sharing
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Playing fairly doesn’t always come naturally to kids—and sharing isn’t always easy. Plus, the hurt feelings that happen when others won’t share can make matters even worse. Nora, Henry, and Dan find this out when Miss Clover builds a special space station in their classroom. Everyone wants to play at once! Can they figure out how to share?

Not Fair, Won't Share shows that when kids get frustrated and mad, there are ways for them to calm down. Soon they see that playing fairly with other kids, and sharing with them, can make the day more fun for everyone.

Near the end of this humorous child behavior book, a series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults presents positive coping skills for children and ideas for talking with kids about feeling reluctant to share—or feeling mad when someone else won’t share—and how to deal with those emotions. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

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32 pages | 7.44" x 9.96"
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But Why Can’t I?: A book about rules
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Kids and rules don’t always make a perfect match right away. Following rules that adults make can be hard for children, yet it is an important skill in character education and development. They want to know, “But why can’t I?”

Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior books, But Why Can’t I? explores these feelings using simple text, cheerful illustrations, and a light touch of humor. When Jenny comes over to babysit, Noah doesn’t want to do what she says. Rules for games, rules for bedtime—rules, rules, rules! But Jenny helps him understand that adults have to follow rules as well as kids, and rules help keep everybody safe, healthy, and happy.

Following the story, a series of pictures invites children to tell a story in their own words about following rules. A section for adults suggests ideas for talking with kids about why rules are important, and gently presents positive coping skills for children when it comes to dealing with their emotions. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
W.1.1,3,5,8
RF.1.1,4a,4
SL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6
SL.1.1,1b,4,5,6
L.K.6
L.1.6
RF.K.1,1b,3c
W.K.1,3,5,8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

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32 pages | 7.44" x 10.04"
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The ANIE
Format: Paperback
A math assessment tool that reveals learning and informs teaching

The ANIE (Assessment of Numeracy in Education) is a classroom-developed tool that uses performance standards to assess student understanding of math concepts so teachers can plan timely and targeted instruction and intervention where it is needed most. This straightforward book introduces a simple and powerful single-page assessment template that guides students to explain math concepts and make connections to their relevance in the real world. The book describes a 5-step process for solving any math question, offers proven techniques for introducing the template, suggests easy ways to grade and interpret the results, and provides students samples that illustrate the ANIE in action.
$24.95

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The Digital Principal: How to Encourage a Technology-Rich Environment That Meets the Needs of Teachers and Students
Format: Paperback
Although education leaders do not have to be digital experts, they need to recognize the importance of supporting learning communities that embrace technological innovation, engaging students and building on their experiences. The Digital Principal shows education leaders how to apply their leadership skills to the challenge of creating and supporting a learning environment rich in technology and opportunities for both students and teachers to work, teach, and learn in the digital age. From the basics of digital literacy and good citizenship, to connecting to the digital community and accessing digital and virtual worlds, this book establishes a framework for integrating technology into instruction and learning. This timely book describes effective methods leaders and administrators can really use to provide visionary leadership in the digital age.
$24.95

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The Secret Pool
Author: Kimberly Ridley
Format: Hardcover
You might walk right by a vernal pool and not notice it. Often mistaken for mere puddles in the woods, vernal pools are the source of life for many interesting creatures. If you look carefully, you can find them—and be amazed! These secret pools form every year when low places on the forest floor fill up with rain and melted snow. They soon become home to hatching wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. Even in late summer and fall, when many vernal pools have shrunk to mud holes, creatures such as turtles and snakes rely on them for shelter and food.

The Secret Pool introduces young readers to the wonders right underfoot as the voice of a vernal pool shares its secrets through the seasons, and sidebars provide fun facts on its inhabitants and the crucial role these small, often overlooked wetlands play in maintaining a healthy environment.
$25.95

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The Ordinary Parents Guide To Teaching Reading
Format: Paperback
A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading; no experts need apply!

Take charge of your child’s literacy with this jargon-free phonics guide. Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills — and don't know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese.

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading — from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading is user-friendly, affordable, and easy to follow — supplying you with everything you need to teach reading in one book.
$31.50

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How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers
Format: Paperback
In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them.

Today both schools and parents have a unique opportunity — and an increasing responsibility — to cultivate an awareness of our finite resources, to reinforce values of environmental stewardship, to help students understand concepts of nutrition and health, and to connect children to the natural world. What better way to do this than by engaging young people, their families, and teachers in the wondrous outdoor classroom that is their very own school garden?

It's all here: developing the concept, planning, fund-raising, organizing, designing the space, preparing the site, working with parents and schools, teaching in the garden, planting, harvesting, and even cooking, with kid-friendly recipes and year-round activities. Packed with strategies, to-do lists, sample letters, detailed lesson plans, and tricks of the trade from decades of experience developing school garden programs for grades K–8, this hands-on approach will make school garden projects accessible, inexpensive, and sustainable.

Reclaiming a piece of neglected play yard and transforming it into an ecologically rich school garden is among the most beneficial activities that parents, teachers, and children can undertake together. This book provides all the tools that the school community needs to build a productive and engaging school garden that will continue to inspire and nurture students and families for years to come.
$37.95

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Historical Atlas of Canada: Revised Edition
Author: Derek Hayes
Format: Paperback
"This is a gorgeous piece of work, rich and heavy and brimming with the minutiae of attempts to capture aspects of the Canadian landscape by cartography."
— The Georgia Straight

Maps tells the story in this innovative volume, and the story of Canada they tell is profoundly engrossing and rewarding. The atlas covers a period of a thousand years and contains essentially all the historically significant maps of the country. Gathered from major archives and libraries all over the world, they include treasures from the National Archives of Canada—many never before published—and many from the archives of the Hudsonís Bay Company. Included are maps by the founder of New France, Samuel de Champlain, by Philip Turnor and Peter Fidler. There are English maps and French maps; Spanish maps and Russian maps; American, Italian and Dutch maps as well as maps drawn by Native people such as the Beothuk, Blackfoot and Cree. Canadaís colourful past unfolds in sumptuous visual detail—history seen from a whole new perspective.
Authentic Canadian Content
$34.95

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Welcome to the World of Beavers
Author: Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
The world of beavers is world of teeth - four amazing front teeth that are constantly growing. Strong as chisels, the teeth allow beavers to eat bark, twigs, and leaves. The teeth are even strong enough to chomp through a thick trunk - no saws required!

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.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index
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Welcome to the World of Foxes
Author: Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
What talents! Foxes can smell a rabbit hours after one has hopped by. Some can grip floating logs and "sail" to nearby islands. Gray foxes can even climb trees! If you thought a fox was just another pretty face, this book proves otherwise. From the frozen Arctic to the sweltering desert, Diane Swanson checks into these savvy animals and discovers the amazing things they do.

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.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index
Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Welcome to the World of Moose
Author: Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
Welcome to the world of the massive moose! The largest members of the deer family, moose are full of fascinating talents. They can swim for two hours without resting and dive deep into lakes in search of water plants. They can even eat 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of food in a single day. From the tops of their antlers to the tips of their hoofs, this book reveals all sorts of amazing moose facts.

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.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photos throughout, index
Authentic Canadian Content
$7.95

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Caterpillars to Butterflies
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Butterflies are the most beautiful insects, and this latest Crabtree title shows these colorful creatures in all their glory! The book starts with the stages of metamorphosis from egg to wormlike caterpillar to pupa, and finally, to a magnificent butterfly. It then introduces some caterpillars and butterflies and asks children to notice their similarities and differences. The book then challenges children to guess which caterpillars would change into which butterflies.
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A Wasp Builds a Nest: See Inside a Paper Wasp's Nest and Watch It Grow
Format: Hardcover
Children (and adults, too) have become aware of the ecological importance of bees. Wasps are ecologically important, too. They pollinate plants and provide pest control by eating insects and feeding them to their young.

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

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

The interior pages in A Wasp Builds a Nest are shingled, starting as a partial page and getting larger as the story progresses.
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Land Habitats
Format: Paperback
This book is suitable for ages 4-8. Mountains, deserts, grasslands, forests, and wetlands are just some of the many habitats discussed in a way that children will easily understand, also explaining the weather, vegetation, and animals in each habitat.
$9.95

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Water Habitats
Format: Paperback
Water Habitats features breathtaking photographs, detailed illustrations, and text that is easy to read, yet comprehensive. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different types of water habitats, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and swamps. This book also discusses
• the differences between saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats
• plant and animal life in each water habitat
• how animals find food and protect themselves
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A Forest Habitat
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Young readers will be delighted to learn all about temperate mixed forests, which are filled with a wide variety of interesting plants and animals. A Forest Habitat explains, in easy-to-understand language, how the habitat changes as the seasons change. Full-colour pictures and illustrations also help teach children about
• finding food in forests
• forest homes
• hibernation and migration
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The Arctic Habitat
Format: Paperback
An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about
• the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic
• the plants and animals that live in the Arctic
• how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic

Physical Dimensions: 8.50" x 9.50"
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Underground Habitats
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the activity going on under their very feet. Underground Habitats takes a look at the diverse and exciting array of plants and animals that make their homes under ground. Straightforward text, along with detailed illustrations and vivid photographs, teach children all about this fascinating habitat. Specific topics include
• underground vegetation
• animal homes under ground
• the weather’s effects on underground habitats
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A Wetland Habitat
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Wetlands are found all over North America. They are a vibrant habitat for thousands of plant and animal species. Stunning, colorful photographs and clear, concise language help teach children about A Wetland Habitat. Specific topics include
• which plants and animals live in wetlands
• finding food in wetlands
• how weather affects wetlands
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Backyard Habitats
Format: Paperback
A Backyard Habitat takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them. This informative book uses easy-to-read text to help children learn about the variety of plants and animals that survive in backyard habitats. Young readers will discover
• backyard food chains
• how migration and hibernation affect the animals living in a back yard at different times of the year
• how animals make homes in back yards
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
A monarch born in the fall has two major challenges! In addition to metamorphosis, these butterflies fly 4,000 miles on a two-way migration trek! The Life Cycle of a Butterfly explains butterfly metamorphosis and migration in simple terms. The text is beautifully illustrated with photographs and art, making this book a joy to read. Topics include:
• where butterflies lay their eggs
• the "eating machine" caterpillar
• the transformation from pupa to chrysalis to butterfly
• monarch migration
• butterfly facts and activity suggestions
• how to protect butterflies
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The Life Cycle of a Tree
Format: Paperback
The Life Cycle of a Tree follows the growth of a tree from the time it sprouts to the time it is mature and capable of producing new seeds. The complex lives of these everyday plants will startle and delight young readers. Stunning photographs and illustrations accompany clear explanations of:
• how seeds are produced
• how different types of seeds look
• the role of various trees in a forest
• how trees benefit animals, people, and the environment
• how children can help trees in their neighborhood and around the world
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The Life Cycle of a Flower
Format: Paperback
The Life Cycle of a Flower looks at the growth of a flower from seed to the time it is a mature plant capable of producing new seeds. Delightful illustrations, stunning photographs and easy-to-read text help young readers learn:
• how seeds are formed and what different types of seeds look like
• the various ways flowers are pollinated
• the conditions necessary for a seed to germinate and begin to make a new plant
• how flowering plants benefit animals, people, and the environment
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The Life Cycle of a Honeybee
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
These busy insects have intrigued people of all ages for thousands of years. The Life Cycle of a Honeybee describes each stage of a honeybee's life cycle from egg to adult. Full-color photographs, beautiful illustrations, and easy-to-understand text highlight:
• how a queen lays eggs and forms a new hive
• how eggs develop into workers, drones, or queen bees
• how the body of a larva changes to that of an adult through metamorphosis
• the roles of workers, drones, and queens in the hive
• how honeybees find food
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The Life Cycle of a Wolf
Format: Paperback
The life cycle of a wolf revolves around the complex family structure of the pack. In The Life Cycle of a Wolf, children will learn about the intricacies of pack life and the ways in which each stage of a wolf pup’s development determines its future in the family group. Photographs and illustrations of these majestic animals illuminate topics such as:
• different types of wolves
• the preparation of a birthing den
• a pup’s introduction to the hunt
• challenges to pack structure
• dangers to wolves in the wild
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The Life Cycle of a Bird
Format: Paperback
Although there are over 9,000 species of birds in the world, each develops from a single-celled egg, is incubated, hatches, and grows to adulthood. Some bird life cycles involve migration. The Life Cycle of a Bird focuses on the various stages and explains:
• differences in the length of time birds incubate their eggs and care for their young
• the development of a chicken embryo and how a chick hatches
• dangers to nesting habitats, the effects of pollution, and how these affect the life cycle of birds
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A Bear's Life
Author: Nicholas Read
Format: Hardcover
Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Life uses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness—catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.

Reviews
"The incredible close-up photos lead the reader from spring to fall in the rainforest as the easy-to-read text introduces each unique and special aspect of the bears' home...Impressive presentation. The writing style is especially inviting to younger readers...Hopefully this author-photographer duo still have more to offer all ages about British Columbia's endangered rainforest as a way to encourage conservation efforts. Highly Recommended." — CM Magazine, April 2017

"The heart of this album is [McAllister's] photography: two beautiful landscapes showing the pristine Great Bear Rainforest bookend many, many close-ups of bears…An appropriate companion to Wolf Island to nourish the sense of wonder." — Kirkus Reviews, May 2017

"Read emphasizes how much time it takes for cubs to learn survival skills from their mom and the importance of a balanced ecosystem…McAllister's close-up images of the creatures and the forest radiate with energy and atmosphere, in part because of the clean layout, which lets them shine…A title sure to be enjoyed over and over again. An easy pick for nonfiction animal collections." — School Library Journal, June 2017

"A Bear's Life is highly recommended for school and public libraries for study units and for story times. This book would enhance study units on bears, ecological systems, rainforests, indigenous mythology, the Raven, and photography." — Resource Links, October 2017

Educator Information
A Bear's Life is the second book in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.

Recommended Ages: 5-8

Additional Information
32 pages | 10.75" x 8.75"
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$19.95

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Wolf Island (HC)
Author: Nicholas Read
Format: Hardcover
The Great Bear Rainforest is a majestic place full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's luminous photographs illustrate the story of a lone wolf who swims to one of the small islands that dot the rainforest's coast. The island provides him with everything he needs—deer, salmon, fresh water—everything, that is, but a mate. When a female wolf arrives on the island's rocky shores, she and he start a family and introduce their pups to the island's bounty.

Awards
2018 Silver Birch Express Award short-listed

2017 Resource Links The Year's Best commendation

2018 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize short-listed

Reviews
"The story is really told by the big, bright pictures—which glow with the rhythms and beauties of this remote habitat...Enthralling fare for budding naturalists." — Kirkus Reviews, January 2017

"Striking photographs chronicle the life span of a male wolf in the Great Bear Rainforest...Careful and varied page layouts include concise, vivid language that describes his journey and images that bring the reader up close—all this is missing is the feeling of misty air on skin...This well-made title offers great visual detail supported by age-appropriate text." — School Library Journal, February 2017

"Readers will find much to like about the written account of the wolf's first year on his own...With Ian McAllister's wondrous photos and Nicholas Read's accessible text, young readers are sure to learn why it is of great importance to protect and sustain the Great Bear Rainforest." — Sal's Fiction Addiction, April 2017

"This non-fiction narrative is filled with facts and scientific details to explain the habitat and lifestyle of wolves living on an island. Their story is compelling and interesting. The photography in this book is stunning with panoramic views and detailed close-up images to support the text…This book is a good choice for those looking for engaging narrative nonfiction." — School Library Connection, June 2017

Educator Information
This is the first book in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.

Recommended Ages: 5-8

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.75" x 10.75"
$19.95

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The Life Cycle of a Beaver
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
From newborn to adult and all stages in between, The Life Cycle of a Beaver takes children through the captivating lives of beavers. Clear text and stunning pictures give detailed explanations of where beavers live and how they raise their young. In addition, this book fully explains
• beaver bodies
• beaver family units
• building dams
• dangers to beavers through loss of habitat
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Fox's Garden
Format: Hardcover
One snowy night, a fox loses its way, entering a village. Chased away by the grown ups, Fox takes shelter in a greenhouse. A little boy sees this from his window. Without hesitating, he brings a basket of food to the greenhouse, where he leaves it for the fox. His gift is noticed and the night becomes a garden of new life, nourished by compassion and kindness.

Princesse Camcam's cut-paper illustrations, along with the beautiful lighting of the sets she creates, make the experience of looking at these illustrations both touching and transcendent. Their beauty and essential simplicity reflect the beauty of the story. The reader is left charmed by the fox and the child and thoughtful about the emotional lives of both humans and other creatures.

$21.95

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Unfinished Dreams: Community Healing and the Reality of Aboriginal Self-Government
Author: Wayne Warry
Format: Paperback
Most writing on Aboriginal self-determination focuses on the constitutional or structural aspects of self-government or related philosophical issues. In this book, Wayne Warry argues that self-government can be realized only when individuals are secure in their cultural identity and can contribute to the transformation of their communities.

Warry draws on his research among Anishnawbe communities, as well as on the reports and recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Case studies are used to illustrate the processes of community development and cultural revitalization that are essential precursors to self-government. Warry's notion of 'community healing' involves efforts to rebuild the human foundations for self-governing Aboriginal societies.

The book analyses key areas such as health care and the judicial and political systems where Aboriginal peoples are engaged in practical, everyday struggles to improve their communities. Central to these Aboriginal approaches to change is the need for holistic solutions to complex social problems. The search for these solutions is set against the broader political environment, which includes Euro-Canadian assumptions, government policy, and post-colonial practices. The book also addresses the nature of applied social scientific research in Aboriginal communities and the need for collaborative, culturally appropriate research methods.
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Deal with it before push comes to shove: Bullying
Author: Elaine Slavens
Format: Paperback
Kids deal with bullying in its many forms on a daily basis. This newly revised and reissued edition of Bullying: Deal With It is a popular and proven resource in the Deal With It conflict resolution series. Quizzes, comics and graphic novel-style illustrations help make this an engaging and accessible way to approach a complex and all-too-common problem.

This book will give kids the know-how to deal with bullying, whether they are the targets, witnesses, or even bullies themselves.

- Bullying 101 explains the many forms that bullying can take, from name-calling to physical fights to cyberbullying
- Letters to the “Bully Counsellor” illustrate real-life examples of bullying
- Quizzes test your anti-bullying skills
- A resource page lists helpful organizations, books, and websites

Awards
- 2015 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens winner

Educator Information
The Deal With It series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

Recommended Ages: 9+

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | colour illustrations throughout
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Deal with it and Ctrl Alt Delete it: Cyberbullying
Format: Paperback
Do you race home to log in on your computer and chat? But what can you do when that user comes on, the user that won't go away and is getting nastier by the day? Now it seems you can't go to any of your favourite sites without finding something nasty posted about you.

This volume in the "Deal With It" series examines the issues of online name-calling, rumours, and threats, and provides fun and practical tips to help kids surf and text safely.

Reviews
"Offers fun and practical tips for safely navigating the Internet, where online name-calling, rumors, and threats have great impact." — Publishers Weekly

Educator Information
The Deal With It series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

Fry Reading Level: 6.6

Recommended Ages: 9+

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | 50+ colour illustrations
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Deal with it before wrong seems right: Gangs
Author: Jabari Lindsay
Format: Paperback
One of the best approaches to keeping kids away from gangs is to inform them about the realities of gang involvement before they are offered the choice. This book in the Deal With It series is designed to connect with any reader, whether they're already involved with a gang, considering joining a gang, or have witnessed gang activity in their neighbourhood.

Quizzes, comics, and graphic novel-style illustration help make this an engaging and accessible way to approach a difficult-to-address problem.

Gangs: Deal with it before wrong seems right uses real-life situations based on the author's experience as an at-risk youth counsellor to show tweens: common myths about gangs how to avoid being pushed or pulled into gang life how to get out where to go for help.

Educator Information
The Deal With It series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

Recommended Ages: 9+

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"
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My Book of Birds
Author: Geraldo Valerio
Format: Hardcover
Geraldo Valério is an artist who loves birds, from majestic Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls to brilliant cardinals and jays to the tiniest of hummingbirds. Here he presents his favorites, with beautiful collage illustrations and brief descriptions that highlight intriguing facts about each one.

The illustrations show a variety of feathered creatures in their natural habitats as they hunt for food, impress their mates, nest, and care for their young. The concise, accessible text provides information ranging from clever techniques for finding food to remarkable physical features to fascinating behaviors. But above all, Geraldo Valério shares his passion for birds in this lovingly created album, inspiring young readers with their beauty and the excitement of discovery.

Includes an introduction, glossary, index and sources for further information.
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I Don't Want to Be Nice!: A book about showing kindness
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Finn is not very kind to his classmates, and he cares mostly about himself. He doesn't help Ahmed or Lily. He shoves Molly and Freddy on the playground. In soccer, he doesn't play fair. The children are mad at Finn. Then, when no one wants to play with him at recess, he feels sad and lonely. How will Finn find a way to make it all better? Ultimately, Finn's teacher helps him see that he can change his mean behavior and that kindness leads to friendship and fun.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
W.1.1,3,5,6,7,8
SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6
RF.1.1,2,3,3f,4,4a,4b,4c
L.1.5,5a,5b,5c,5d,6
L.1.1,1b,1d,1f,1g,1j,4,4a,4b,4c
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

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32 pages | 8.07" x 9.49"
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I Want to Win!: A book about being a good sport
Author: Sue Graves
Format: Hardcover
Bella always needs to win - no matter what. At summer Fun Club, she gets mad whenever someone beats her in a game. When she struggles during a tent-making competition, Bella would rather give up than keep trying. Can she learn to do her best and feel good about it, even if she's not the winner? With the help of the club leader, Bella discovers that she can make a tent, even if it's not the best tent - and that being a good sport feels much better than being a sore loser.

I Want to Win! uses simple, easy-to-read text to introduce the concept of being a good sport. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K-3 classroom setting.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, which uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Common Core:
SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6
RF.1.1,2,3,3f,4,4a,4b,4c
L.1.5,5a,5b,5c,5d,6
L.1.1,1b,1d,1f,1g,1j,4,4a,4b,4c
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/I

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28 pages | 7.87" x 9.76"
$18.95

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Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying
Format: Hardcover
Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing tough issues of prejudice, anger, and bullying. Through role-playing, discussion, writing, and more, students develop skills to accept differences, resolve conflict, stand up to bullying, and create a community of kindness. Based on survey data the authors gathered from over 1,000 students, the book's research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate. Digital content includes student handouts from the book.
$57.95

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Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People
Author: Michel Hogue
Format: Paperback
Metis and the Medicine Line is a sprawling, ambitious look at how national borders and notions of race were created and manipulated to unlock access to indigenous lands. It is also an intimate story of individuals and families, brought vividly to life by history writing at its best.

It begins with the emergence of the Plains Metis and ends with the fracturing of their communities as the Canada-U.S. border was enforced. It also explores the borderland world of the Northern Plains, where an astonishing diversity of people met and mingled: Blackfoot, Cree, Gros Ventre, Lakota, Dakota, Nez Perce, Assiniboine, Anishinaabes, Metis, Europeans, Canadians, Americans, soldiers, police, settlers, farmers, hunters, traders, bureaucrats.

In examining the battles that emerged over who belonged on what side of the border, Hogue disputes Canada's peaceful settlement story of the Prairie West and challenges familiar bromides about the "world's longest undefended border."
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These Are Our Legends
Author: Jan van Eijk
Format: Paperback
Like all First Nations languages, Lillooet (Lil'wat) is a repository for an abundantly rich oral literature. In These Are Our Legends, the fifth volume of the First Nations Language Readers series, the reader will discover seven traditional Lillooet sptakwlh (variously translated into English as "legends," "myths," or "bed-time stories."

These texts are presented in a technical transcription that can be used by linguists, and also in a practical orthography that can be used by Lillooet speakers themselves. An English translation is also given. Basic information on the Lillooet language, its grammar, and a glossary are included in the volume.

With thanks to the Mount Currie Cultural Centre and the Tszil Publishing House.
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The Inner Life of Animals
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Format: Hardcover

"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do--and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours are to us."—Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an OctopusThrough vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields.Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us—and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.
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Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, Second Edition
Author: Ronald Niezen
Format: Paperback
The original edition of Truth and Indignation offered the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it was unfolding. Niezen used testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission as well as interviews with survivors, priests, and nuns to raise important questions about the TRC process. He asked what the TRC meant for reconciliation, transitional justice, and conceptions of traumatic memory.

In this updated edition, Niezen discusses the Final Report and Calls to Action bringing the book up to date and making it a valuable text for teaching about transitional justice, colonialism and redress, public anthropology, and human rights. Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the "truth" as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to understanding truth and reconciliation processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular.
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Deal with it before the joke's on you: Teasing
Author: Steve Pitt
Format: Paperback
Humour is a great way to deal with conflict, but it can lead to conflict, too. Whether intentional or not, teasing can cause offense, hurt feelings, and create misunderstandings. This book offers young people help in dealing with problems that stem from teasing and other kinds of humour.

Awards
- 2008 Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre winner

Educator Information
The Deal With It series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

Fry Reading Level: 6.1

Recommended Ages: 9+

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | colour illustrations throughout
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Deal with it and turn prejudice into pride: Homophobia
Author: Steven Solomon
Format: Paperback
That's so gay! It's a phrase commonly heard in school halls and playgrounds. But when used as a put-down, it's also homophobic. With plenty of quizzes, Q+As, comics, and scenarios, this interactive and highly visual new book in the Deal With It series helps kids determine what is -- and what isn't -- homophobia, and what they can do to make their schools, homes, and communities more safe and inclusive for everyone.

Reviews
"This accessible book defines homophobia and leads readers to consider seriously their own actions and attitudes, and how they can learn to treat everyone with respect. . . . This will be a useful book that could generate much production discussion about homophobia and its direct effect on the lives of middle school students." — Resource Links

"Overall, I believe that the content is valuable, and the sidebars are quite informative. . . The sections of the book that focus on what homophobia is are actually very important aspects of the text, especially in our current social context where homophobia gets tossed around to a great degree" Recommended. — Rob Bittner, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Educator Information
The Deal With It series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

Recommended Ages: 9+

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | colour illustrations throughout
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$12.95

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Views of the Salish Sea: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia
Format: Hardcover
It is not mere coincidence that two-thirds of the population of British Columbia occupies lands bordering its great inland sea, the Strait of Georgia, and connected waterways collectively known as the North Salish Sea. Averaging forty kilometres in width and stretching some three hundred kilometres from Vancouver and Victoria in the south to Powell River and Campbell River in the north, the North Salish Sea has long sheltered a bounty of habitable lands and rich maritime resources ideal for human settlement. While the region's intricate shoreline of peninsulas, promontories, estuaries and plains has been occupied by human communities for millennia, the last century and a half has been an unprecedented age of rapid colonization, industrialization and globalization. Many books have been written about individual communities and industries around the great waterway, but none have examined the region as a geographical unit with its own dynamic systems, which can best be understood as an interrelated whole.


The Strait of Georgia has influenced human affairs, even as people have changed the Strait, in a complex relationship that continues today. British colonization and the commodification of the Strait's resources launched a resource rush around the sea that began in earnest in the decades before the First World War, often at the expense of Indigenous populations. Coal mining developed earliest and grew rapidly. Fishing, lumbering and metal mining were also established by the 1880s and soon experienced exponential growth. From the earliest salmon canneries to today's cruise ship industry, all have depended on the Strait to ensure economic prosperity and the easy movement of people and goods.


As competition for space and resources increases, and as the effects of climate change are amplified, the pressure on this ecologically vulnerable area will only intensify. If this precious sea is to be passed to future generations with any semblance of its inherent richness and diversity intact, then it will need to be effectively managed and vigorously defended. The first step is to understand the complex story of the region, making this essential reading not only for history buffs but anyone with an interest in the future of British Columbia.
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Turn on the Night
Author: Geraldo Valerio
Format: Hardcover
A little girl falls asleep and in her dream becomes a huge gray wolf, like the one in her bedtime story. Out the window she leaps, and a marvelous nighttime adventure unfolds. She visits the rooster in his coop, and invites him to hop upon her back and together they run through the night. A reindeer joins in the fun, until the three are suddenly stopped in their tracks by a giant dazzling star. The reindeer climbs upon the wolf, and the rooster upon the reindeer to reach the star, then they carry it home, where it brings all kinds of light to the little girl’s world.

This vibrantly illustrated wordless picture book is a celebration of the inspiration and freedom to be found in stories, dreams and the imagination.
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Cultivating Readers
Format: Paperback
6 essential steps to foster the will to read

Introducing a 6-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read! You'll learn how to help your students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. From sharing your reading life to getting to know your students to modelling the habits of a reader, you will find strategies to use to set the foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers. Powerful classroom anecdotes and ready-to-use reproducible activities support this highly readable book.
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Working in a Multicultural World: A Guide to Developing Intercultural Competence
Author: Luciara Nardon
Format: Hardcover
Measureable, data driven outcomes are not the only indicators of success in today’s multicultural and globalized workforce. How employees interact with their colleagues and customers is also a significant factor in their career development.

Luciara Nardon draws on her extensive research and international experience to guide employees and managers through the ambiguous and uncertain waters of today’s multicultural workplace. Each intercultural encounter is unique, involving different people, contexts, dynamics, and actions which general cultural protocols are unable to address. In Working in a Multicultural World, Nardon offers a comprehensive framework for understanding intercultural interactions and developing skills for successful intercultural situations. Numerous examples and exercises, including how to reconcile personal beliefs of equality with a hierarchical workplace and how to respond to perceived aggressiveness in business negotiations, enable employees and managers to embark on reflective processes that will springboard their intercultural competence. Working in a Multicultural World is an accessibly written and valuable resource for all professionals in today’s workplace as well as students and travelers interested in intercultural relations.

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232 pages | 6.25" x 9.25"
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Northwestern Wild Berries
Format: Paperback
A Field Guide to the Berries of the North West.

Wild Berries contains a simple key and nearly 100 magnificent colour photographs to guide you quickly to berry identification. Let us look together at the more commonly seen wild berries plants of the Pacific Northwest - roughly the area west of the Rocky Mountains from southern Alaska to the Columbia River of further. We won't cover every last kind, for some may be left out that few of us will ever see. This book is not for the serious botanist, but for the family or individual seeking simple and reliable information about the berries along our roads and trails. Because this is not for the expert, we shall take some other liberties. We'll use the word berry in the popular sense rather than in the more restricted sense applied by the botanist. Also, we shall lump together some closely related kinds of plants.

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48 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | 80 photos & 46 line drawings/sketches
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Northwest Mountain Wildflowers: Of the Pacific North West
Format: Paperback
Northwest Mountain Wildflowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the mountain and alpine regions in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Identification is made easy by arranging the flowers by the colour of the petals, so that even the novice can simply open the book to the appropriate section and watch for the species in question. Northwest Mountain Wildflowers is illustrated with one or more colour photographs and is accompanied by identification tips.

Northwest Mountain Wildflowers is a part of the Northwest Wildflower Series, which also includes Northwest Coastal Flowers and Northwest Dryland Wildflowers. Coastal Wildflowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the coastal regions of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia; Dryland Wildflowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the drier areas east of the Pacific Crest in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia; and Mountain Flowers, as mentioned above, will help you identify the most common flowers of the mountain and alpine regions in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. As a complete set, Dryland Wildflowers, Coastal Wildflowers and Mountain Wildflowers will enable you to identify over 500 of the wildflowers throughout the varied landscapes of the Northwest, and will thus continually draw your eye to beauty, adding to the enjoyment of any journey through the region.

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96 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | 280 photos & colour line drawings
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Northwest Coastal Wildflowers
Format: Paperback
Northwest Coastal Wildflowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the coastal regions of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Identification is made easy by arranging the flowers by the colour of the petals, so that even the novice can simply open the book to the appropriate section and watch for the species in question. Northwest Coastal Wildflowers is illustrated with one or more colour photographs and is accompanied by identification tips.

Northwest Coastal Wildflowers is a part of the Northwest Wildflower Series, which also includes Northwest Mountain Flowers and Northwest Dryland Wildflowers. Mountain Flowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the mountain and alpine regions in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia; Dryland Wildflowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the drier areas east of the Pacific Crest in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia; and Coastal Wildflowers, as mentioned above, will help you identify the most common flowers of the coastal regions of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. As a complete set, Dryland Wildflowers, Coastal Wildflowers and Mountain Wildflowers will enable you to identify over 500 of the wildflowers throughout the varied landscapes of the Northwest, and will thus continually draw your eye to beauty, adding to the enjoyment of any journey through the region.

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96 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | 280 photos & colour line drawings
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Through Grandma & Granddad's Binoculars
Author: Shirley Martin
Format: Paperback
Nature offers up a feast for the eyes, when two children view a west coast harbour through their grandparents' binoculars.

Inspired by her childhood watching the goings-on in Ucuelet Habour through her father's binoculars, Shirley Martin wrote Through Grandma & Granddad's Binoculars to highlight the fun and fascination that any coastal harbour has to offer.

Additional Information
Through Grandma & Granddad's Binoculars is the second self-published book from Martin.
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Northwest Dryland Wildflowers: Of the Sagebrush and Ponderosa
Format: Paperback
Northwest Dryland Wildflowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the drier areas east of the Pacific Crest in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Identification is made easy by arranging the flowers by the colour of the petals, so that even the novice can simply open the book to the appropriate section and watch for the species in question. Northwest Dryland Wildflowers is illustrated with one or more colour photographs and is accompanied by identification tips.

Northwest Dryland Wildflowers is a part of the Northwest Wildflower Series, which also includes Northwest Mountain Flowers and Northwest Coastal Wildflowers. Mountain Flowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the mountain and alpine regions in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia; Coastal Wildflowers will help you identify the most common flowers of the coastal regions of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia; and Dryland Wildflowers, as mentioned above, will help you identify the most common flowers of the drier areas east of the Pacific Crest in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. As a complete set, Dryland Wildflowers, Coastal Wildflowers and Mountain Wildflowers will enable you to identify over 500 of the wildflowers throughout the varied landscapes of the Northwest, and will thus continually draw your eye to beauty, adding to the enjoyment of any journey through the region.

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96 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | 280 photos & colour line drawings
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Guide to the Western Seashore: Introductory Marinelife Guide to the Pacific Coast
Author: Rick M. Harbo
Format: Paperback
This introductory field guide is designed for the beach explorer, the boater, the skin diver, and the scuba diver. Rick has limited its contents to the most common species, which can be seen from, or along, the seashore, or in the shallows. It's easy-to-spot features will guide the beginner into the wonderful world of the western seashore.

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48 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | coloured photos throughout.
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101 Things For Kids To Do Outside
Author: Dawn Isaac
Format: Paperback
Let them go outside and play! More parents are heeding the advice of specialists who urge them to do just that. By playing outside with friends, kids learn valuable interpersonal and negotiation skills and how to make decisions. Outdoor play teaches about the natural world, fosters creativity, and encourages physical activity.

101 Things For Kids To Do Outside is ideal for parents, teachers, and all those working with youth. This book is ideal for the children who like gaming, TV, movies, the soft couch, and even too many snacks. The kids who believe "there's nothing to do outside" can learn and be encouraged to experience the joy of outdoor play.

Each activity is described in language easy for a 6- to 9-year-old and illustrated with engaging graphics. Younger children may need direction, at least the first time. Large pictures display all the fun to be had. The activities range from 10 minutes to hours and hours of fun. Some require creativity, make-believe or physical exertion but they are all outside. Perfect for rainy days, sunshiny days, even snowy days.

Examples of the 101 activities are:
Weave a bird's nest
Set up a potion lab
Make nature rubbings
Build a crawl tunnel
Hold a mini Olympics
Build a human sundial
Make a nature walk bracelet
Capture animal tracks
Fly a homemade kite
Make a rain gauge
Make a snow maze.

Reviews
While the cover art is adorable, the photos inside are stunning! This book is full of creative, easy, and original ideas that your kids will adore.
MaryAnne, Mama Smiles Blog

Great gift for any child... Would also be resourceful to any parent, teacher or caregivers... Plenty of fun ideas not only for children, but for families to enjoy together. And the most important thing -- with 101 Things For Kids To Do Outside, your kids will never be bored again.
Lily Zunic, Craft, Learn and Play Blog

The hands-on guide, 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside, gives you more than enough activities, games and projects to get your children or students moving and learning in the great outdoors. Colorful illustrations and photographs combine with detailed and easy to follow instructions in order to spark lots of outdoor exploration... This book is great for parents and educators, but also for young people ages 5-12 to lead their own explorations.
Raine Sillito, Green Teacher

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224 pages | 8.25" x 8.50" | full colour throughout, line drawings, resources, index
$19.95

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The Seal Garden
Author: Nicholas Read
Format: Hardcover
Where does a harbor seal hide from storms and hungry orcas?

When storms roar and orcas are on the prowl, it's the seal gardens of the Great Bear Sea that provide safety and shelter to sea lions, otters, a variety of seals and other sea mammals.

Ian McAllister's glorious photographs reveal the beauty and mystery of this rarely seen place of refuge. This is the third title in the My Great Bear Rainforest series, following Wolf Island and A Bear's Life.

Reviews
"The expert photography in these books is the perfect medium to tell the stories of survival in this unique wild place…The books in the 'My Great Bear Rainforest' series can effectively be shared with younger listeners who will find the photos captivating and whose curiosity will be aroused by the infrequently seen settings. Highly Recommended."
CM Magazine, December 2017

"The concept of a seal garden will be new to most viewers, and the illustrations will intrigue children and adults alike. McAllister's handsome photos, particularly those taken underwater, offer some unusual and almost otherworldly effects of light and color.
Booklist, December 2017

"Playful images of seals abound. Even the coral, kelp, and stones are shot with care…McAllister and Read's love for the wildlife of the Great Bear Rainforest is evident in their respect for their subjects. Recommended for nature lovers and those that need encouragement to dip their toes into nonfiction."
School Library Journal, January 2018

"The writing skillfully incorporates facts with a story that promotes understanding of nature. This book is highly recommended for school and public libraries. It would be an appropriate gift for any child. Children are curious about nature and love a good story. The Seal Garden provides for both."
Resource Links, February 2018

Educator Information
This is the third title in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.

Recommended Ages: 5-8

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32 pages | 10.75" x 8.75"

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Outdoor Math: Fun Activities for Every Season
Author: Emma Adbåge
Format: Hardcover
In this innovative book, Emma Adbåge encourages children to get outside, where they can have fun interacting with the natural world while learning math. Adbåge has created twenty-two outdoor activities, organized by season.

Through play, children will learn about numeracy and arithmetic, as well as math concepts such as shapes, time, greater/less than, even and odd numbers, patterns and grids. The activities have simple-to-follow instructions and are accompanied by adorable illustrations that provide clear visual demonstrations. The natural materials required --- stones, pinecones, snowballs, worms --- are easy to find in many environments. Supplementary spreads introduce the numbers 1 to 10 and further explore addition/subtraction and multiplication/division, with simplified explanations and illustrated examples.

Studies have shown that learning outdoors helps kids retain information and skills, and that physically active children perform better in a variety of subjects --- including math. This book could be used alongside other math coursework all school year, since the activities have direct curricular applications. While the thrust of the book is math, there are also science lessons here, particularly regarding the properties of nature and how things change during the four seasons. Many of the activities can be done in pairs or groups, promoting teamwork and cooperation. A list of activities in the back matter indexes the activities and categorizes them by the math skills they develop.

All activities promote active living and an understanding of the natural world, while developing important character skills, such as teamwork and cooperation.

Review
"This is a worthy addition to a school collection or a public library shelf for motivated parents and preschool teachers who strive to create a rich learning environment."
School Library Journal

Educator Information
Curriculum Links: Math, Number Sense, Early Numeracy.

Covers math fundamentals including counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Cross-curricular applications in math, science, physical education, and language arts.

Recommended for ages 5 to 8 / grades K to 3.

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26 pages | 8.12" x 9.75"
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Zach Stands Up
Author: William Mulcahy
Format: Hardcover
When Zach sees his friend Sonya being bullied at school, he doesn't know what to do. The kids who are being mean are popular - it's scary to think about getting involved. After talking with his brother and remembering what his teacher taught the class about bullying prevention, Zach creates the stand-up-to-bullying STAR: speak up by talking to people being bullied, take off by helping them leave the area, ask questions about how they are feeling and actively listen to the answers, report what happened to an adult as soon as you can. The next day when Zach stands up for Sonya, he realizes it feels great to be an upstander.

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36 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

Recommended for ages 5 to 8.
$18.99

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Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves
Format: Paperback
Stress can make you feel anxious, awful, and afraid. It can leave you jumpy and jittery, upset and uptight. When kids show signs of stress, they need stress management tools that work. With jokes, fun illustrations, and plenty of authentic examples, this book helps kids understand what stress is - and gives tons of tips to cope. Refreshed to address modern stressors like electronic devices and social media, this updated classic helps kids deal with stress like a seasoned panic mechanic.

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Revised & Updated Edition
104 pages | 5.13" x 7.00"

Recommended for ages 8 to 13.
$14.99

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Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing Grades 3-8
Format: Paperback
This timely book shows teachers how to bring students on board with the “writingest” generation in history. The minilessons in this practical book go beyond grammar, spelling, and conventions to focus on comprehensive written communication as one of the essential skills for success. These fresh minilessons explore how to help students go beyond fuzzy thinking and generic voice and help them organize their thinking, solve problems, identify key ideas, and reflect on different perspectives. The book argues that writing is important to help students communicate ideas to others, as well as document their own thoughts. This buffet of minilessons gives you ideas to add to your teaching repertoire so you can help your students’ work shine a little brighter.

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144 pages | 8.30" x 10.80"
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How Do I Get Them to Write?: Explore the Reading-Writing Connection Using Freewriting and Mentor Texts to Motivate and Empower Students
Author: Karen Filewych
Format: Paperback
This remarkable book shows teachers how to inspire students to learn to write and write to learn. Committed to the premise that all students can learn to write with appropriate teaching, modelling, and practice, it argues that reading and writing go hand in hand.

Through reading, writing and the inevitable discussions that follow, students learn from the experiences of others, open their minds to many possibilities, gain a glimpse into new worlds, make connections to their lives, and reflect on their own choices and learning.

This practical book shows you how to use freewriting and powerful mentor texts to create classrooms where students enjoy putting pencil to paper and taking the necessary risks to grow and flourish as writers.

Educator Information
Grade Range: K-6

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160 pages | 8.40" x 10.80"
$24.95

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Preventing Misguided Reading: Next Generation Guided Reading Strategies
Format: Paperback
Do you feel exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feel the same way you do about guided reading — that it's not working the way it should?

This thoughtful resource has everything you need to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. The authors draw on 50 years of collective experience to present clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work their own trick parts as they guide readers. The book's 6 chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about a key area of the guided reading process. With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own challenges as you guide groups of readers.

Educator Information
Grade Range: K-5

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130 pages | 7.00" x 9.20"
$41.95

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Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision
Author: Ruth Culham
Format: Paperback
Ask successful writers and they’ll tell you, the key to writing well is revision. Ask elementary school teachers and they’ll tell you, the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she’s discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that’s accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map.

This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that’s practical and doable—and best of all, see results. Traits-based revision lies at the heart of this book, as it’s been at the heart of Ruth’s career in writing instruction. Rethinking revision is what will ultimately help you to Teach Writing Well.

Educator Information
Part 1 walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step by step how to read students’ writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process. Chapters will help you address challenges students face within each mode of writing (narrative, expository, persuasive), and provide tools young writers can use to evaluate their own writing and make revision decisions accordingly.

Part 2 dives into instruction, offering specific guidance for how to use what you’ve learned from reading student writing to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft decisions and revisions. In addition, there’s an entire chapter devoted to mentor texts that you can use to model traits and key qualities for your students.

Grade Range: 2-6

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224 pages
$39.95

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Literacy Out Loud: Creating Vibrant Classrooms Where 'Talk' Is the Springboard for All Learning
Format: Paperback
Committed to embracing the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognizes the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need in school and beyond. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking, and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning. The book argues that listening and speaking, or "talk," is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right, and makes all learning possible.

How can teachers best create a lively social network of literacy learning where talk is the foundation? How can classroom talk be encouraged and guided so that students become fluent and effective oral communicators? This book proposes everyday activities that will answer these questions, and many more.

Educator Information
The book offers strategies where oral language takes center stage and is fostered through engaging activities in K–8 classrooms. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning.

Grade Range: K-8

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128 pages | 8.40" x 10.80"
$24.95

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Relationships Make the Difference: Connect with Your Students and Help Them Build Social, Emotional, and Academic Skills
Author: Pat Trottier
Format: Paperback
As educators, it is important to take the time to get to know our students. Discovering what students are capable of and how they feel about things is the first step toward nurturing learning. Helping them develop their social-emotional skills sets the scene for academic growth and achievement. This book provides the scaffolding that teachers need to establish strong relationships with their students and create caring classroom communities that include relationships with parents, school administration and staff, and support specialists.

Educator Information
Grade Range: K-12

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95 pages | 8.30" x 10.70"
$24.95

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The Very Itchy Bear
Author: Nick Bland
Format: Paperback
The Very Cranky Bear has an itch to scratch! The first time we met Bear, his cave was invaded by four playful animals, and this made him cranky. In The Very Itchy Bear there is just one creature bothering him — a persistent flea — and it's it’s making him very itchy! Bear runs over land and sea to escape the affections of this energetic insect, but Flea won't won’t let him go — he just wants to keep saying hello! . When Bear does successfully get rid of Flea, he finds that he . . . misses him? A beautiful and improbable new friendship is born!

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24 pages | 5.71" x 7.49"

Recommended Ages: 4-8
$4.99

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The Very Brave Bear
Author: Nick Bland
Format: Paperback
While balancing in the bog, Bear is startled (but not frightened!) by Buffalo. He is a brave bear, but could Buffalo be even braver? A challenge begins, with great feats of bravery, but when the two competitors find themselves in front of a very scary cave, they will have to find a way to be very brave together.

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24 pages | 5.74" x 7.50"

Recommended Ages: 4-8
$4.99

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Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence and Equity for All Learners
Author: Regie Routman
Format: Paperback
How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?

That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.

Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners including:

- Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning
- Extensive research that is easily accessible and actionable
- Personal stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning
- Rich online resources including a comprehensive lesson plan, an easy-to-use study guide, downloadable Appendices, and more.

Literacy Essentials shows what’s possible when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students and create an intellectual culture based on trust, collaborative expertise, and celebration of learners’ strengths.

Educator Information
Audience Range: Ages 5-17

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482 pages | 7.30" x 9.20"
$58.95

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A Whale's World
Author: Nicholas Read
Format: Hardcover
A Whale’s World follows a pod of spy-hopping orcas as they explore the ecosystems of the Great Bear Sea while hunting for their next meal. Past rocky shores and through kelp forests, they observe foraging wolves, hungry grizzly bears, curious black bears, graceful fin whales, splashing porpoises, slippery seals and other members of the Pacific coastal food web. The book gives readers a fun introduction to the many ways that marine and land animals interact with their environments and with each other.

Educator Information
This is the fourth book in the My Great Bear Rainforest Series.

Recommended Ages: 5-8

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32 pages | 10.75" x 8.75"
Authentic Canadian Content
$19.95

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Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats
Author: Mary Miché
Format: Paperback
Just imagine all of nature—mountains, prairies, oceans, and all—lying on your bed as a patchwork quilt! Take flora and fauna in their unique habitats, fold them up and you have a book, this book. Earth’s major habitats are spread before you, ready to be examined. Here in this beautiful package are revealed the key concepts of natural science. This patchwork quilt of nature covers the whole Earth, your home—yours to learn about, to enjoy, to care for, and to love.

Reviews
"What a delightful way to present the habitats of the world—all in patchwork quilt designs! The comparison of quilt squares joined together to form a beautiful quilt to that of the habitats of the world combined to create our remarkable planet is presented in such a creative way through the illustrations of Consie Powell. As the pages unfold, readers will find themselves immersed in the desert, rainforest, or ocean habitat for example, with the vegetation and wildlife of that particular biome portrayed in the surrounding quilt-like border. Vocabulary such as interdependence, adaptations, and biodiversity are introduced and explained in a simplistic way for young readers to understand. A quilt design with each of its squares devoted to an environmentalist of the world is also presented including Rachel Carson examining ocean vegetation, John Muir exploring the forest, and Jane Goodall observing a chimpanzee. Two pages at the back of the book are full of author tips on how to incorporate this title into different areas of the curriculum. Classrooms and libraries will want to include this title in their science collections." — Ingram Book Co. (June 2012)

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32 pages | 9.00" x 11.00"
$11.95

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Shelterwood
Format: Paperback
This engaging book explores forest diversity, understanding how the "layers" in a forest provide habitat for all kinds of animals and insects.

Sophie's grandfather is a logger, and she watches as he harvests trees that will be cut into boards to build houses and furniture--but lets the tallest, wind-firm trees stay, to drop their seeds. As Sophie learns about the forest, she discovers that when we take care of the woods, they provide for us for generations to come.

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40 pages | 9.00" x 10.00" | oil paintings throughout.
$10.95

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The Tree in the Ancient Forest
Format: Paperback
Ancient trees embrace a wonderful world of creatures, each playing their special role. From lowly fungi to majestic owls, the book connects the web of nature and aptly portrays the amazing ways in which the inhabitants of the forest depend upon one another for survival. Stunning illustrations by the renowned illustrator, Christopher Canyon, manage to be both magical and true. As AAAS Science Books & Films says, "The science is accurate and the book painlessly teaches important ecological lessons."

Reviews
"Reed-Jones’ cumulative verse technique, which very effectively illustrates the ecological concept, will make this book a lively story-time or lap-share read-aloud as well as a good choice for choral reading. Canyon’s superb double-page illustrations can be appreciated both as fine works of art and as detailed studies of forest flora and fauna." — Booklist (Amer. Library Assn.)

"This is a book that parents can buy to read to their children and should be a welcome addition to the school library. Teachers can make effective use of the volume as part of science lessons, since the science is accurate and the book painlessly teaches important ecological lessons." —
Science Books & Films – Donald F. Logsdon


"The Tree in the Ancient Forest beautifully describes forest life and how all things are connected. The main character in this story is a 300 year-old fir tree. The tree roots, truffles, mice, voles, and owls are some of the characters. Carol Reed-Jones’ use of repetitive, cumulative verse will not only educate children about the natural world, it will keep them entertained as well. Christopher Canyon’s illustrations, done in acrylic paint, complement the text and will hold the child’s attention. At the end of the story there are educational sections where additional information is provided about the 12 characters in the book and the questions “What is an Ancient Forest?” and “Why are Ancient Forests important?” are answered." — Cottage Times – N. Glenn Perrette (July 2002)

Educator Information
This book is a delightful introduction to the habitat in and around old trees. It includes a guide to the forest creatures and their interrelationships, and a concise explanation of an "ancient forest."

Repetitive, cumulative verse – a poetic technique that children universally enjoy – aptly portrays the amazing ways in which the inhabitants of the forest depend upon one another for survival.

Recommended Ages: 5-9.

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32 pages | 7.80" x 11.75"
$11.95

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About Habitats: Grasslands
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
This beginner's guide explores the major attributes of the grassland biome and showcases its striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what grasslands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill's detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of grasslands and the wide variety of the plants and animals that live in grassland habitats.

A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about grasslands to inspire readers to learn more.

Awards
- 2012 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 winner (US)
- 2012 NSTA Recommends winner (US)
- 2012 Best Children’s Books of the Year winner (US)

Reviews
“Great for classroom sharing.” ― Booklist

“Clear, distinctive text narrates the facts about the habitat, its distinguishing characteristics, and the plant and animal life there …The Sills’ love of science is evident in the text and lovely, full-paged art that adds detail to the information…” ― Simply Science

“There is quite literally something for every level of reader…Absolutely a must have book and series for young scientists as well as those looking to learn more about the world we live in!” ― There’s a Book

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what grasslands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. A wide variety of the plants and animals that live in grassland habitats are represented.

Text features include: An afterword, facts on the plants and animals featured, glossary of new vocabulary, and websites for further investigation.

Curriculum Connections: Series; Non-fiction narrative; simple sentences; strong picture support paintings; Habitats Grasslands: characteristics; animals; plants; climate; adaptation; Earth and Life Science; Text features: glossary; map; afterword.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$10.95

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About Habitats: Deserts
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
The About Habitat series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of habitats, including the plant and animal life, using examples from around the world.

Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into desert habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment. John Sill's beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of desert topography—from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S.—and the astonishing varieties of desert wildlife.

A glossary and afterword provide young readers with further fascinating details on the desert, its creatures, and its conditions.

Awards
- Best Children’s Books of the Year ― Bank Street College of Education, 2008
- Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ― Society of School Librarians International, 2007

Reviews
"A great choice for beginning readers and for sharing aloud, this elegant blend of clearly presented facts and starkly beautiful paintings makes an informative introduction to a harsh environment and the adaptations made by the plants and animals that live there." — School Library Journal

"...this handsome book introduces deserts...some of the paintings focus on particular plants or animals, while others show broad landscapes, but all are well composed, delicately colored, and sensitively lit...accessible to very young children as well as older students, this provides an appealing introduction to deserts." — Booklist

"Cathryn and John Sill are all but unequalled in their particular style...luscious watercolors are beautiful, sometimes bordering on the spectacular." — Bristol Herald Courier

“Great for reading aloud, this simple but informative book introduces littler kids to arid landscapes for the first time.” ― Letter Blocks, Barnes and Noble Newsletter

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what deserts are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.
$10.95

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About Habitats: Mountains
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of mountains and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapes—from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains to the forested slopes of the Appalachians.

A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about mountains to inspire readers to learn more.

Awards
- NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association (US), 2014

Reviews
“A beautiful and informative selection.” ― School Library Journal

“A solid introduction sure to help readers develop an appreciation for the scope and unique beauty of the mountains and mountain ranges that grace our planet.” ― Kirkus Reviews

"The young age 4 to 7 child who has the pleasure to read and study this book will enjoy the soft colors and simple rendering of accurate illustrations of the various mountain habitats." ― Chat with Vera blog

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.
$10.95

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About Habitats: Wetlands
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
The About Habitat series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of various habitats, including plant and animal life, using examples from around the world.

Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into wetlands habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what wetlands are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how wetlands help maintain the delicate balance among Earth's environments. John Sill's beautifully detailed full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of wetlands topography—from salt marshes along the seacoasts to tropical mangrove swamps. The astonishing varieties of wetland plants and the birds, mammals, and fish that live there are also represented.

A glossary and afterword provide young readers with further fascinating details on the earth's wetlands, their creatures, and their conditions.

Awards
- NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2012 (US)

Reviews
“The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details and a beautiful balance of colors. The format would work well as a read-aloud” ― School Library Journal

“This handsome book provides an attractive introduction to the variety, singular features, and great environmental importance of wetlands.” ― Booklist Online

“This book will appeal to all readers interested in habitats…clear, precise, and easy to understand…meticulous illustrations bring each scene to life…” ― Library Media Connection

“Each wetland has different plants and animals, but all are vital to help maintain the delicate balance among Earth’s environments. This book will answer the questions readers have about fragile and important wetland habitats.” ― NSTA Recommends

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what wetlands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.
$10.95

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About Habitats: Oceans
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
A thoughtful yet entertaining glimpse into the amazing world of the ocean for young children.

Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers an informative and entertaining first glimpse into ocean habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details.

Awards
- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2013 (US)
- NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association, 2012 (US)

Reviews
“This handsome volume from the Sills’ About Habitats series introduces the world’s largest habitat…The paintings are notable for the subtle use of color to recreate effects of water and light within the scenes…[A] fine addition to science collections…” ―Booklist

“A lovely primer on Earth’s largest habitat, this book illustrates all the ocean basics with spare text and vivid watercolors. A detailed afterword allows readers to dig deeper.” ―Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine

“What I like most is that it’s simple enough to share with preschoolers, but the afterward provides additional information that will appeal to older children. John’s illustrations are so beautiful…” ―What is Bridget Reading

“While Cathryn describes the variety of ocean bottom surfaces – flat and sandy, deep valleys, tall mountains – John illustrates the animals that live in those places: stingrays, scalloped hammerhead sharks, dolphins.” ―Sally’s Bookshelf

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.
$10.95

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About Habitats: Forests
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of the forest biome and showcases its striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

Through simple, easy-to-understand language and beautifully detailed paintings, this guide describes the characteristics of different types of forests - from the cold boreal forests of the northern hemisphere to the warm tropical forests near the equator - and shows how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats.

Awards
- Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2008
- Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International, 2007

Reviews
“It can be easy to forget that sometimes readers just need a simple concept, presented without bells and whistles: this book does just that… This is another strong series book for the Sills and would be a fine addition to elementary school and public libraries.” ― School Library Journal

“The Sills do a good job of showing (and especially identifying) both plants and animals… A solid introduction…” ― Kirkus Reviews

“Need an engaging K-2 book to help you teach habitats? Forests does a wonderful job of introducing early childhood learners to forest habitats and the organisms found there. ―NSTA Recommends

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what forests are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.
$22.95

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About Habitats: Polar Regions
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of the Arctic and Antarctic biomes and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the Polar Regions are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations show how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats.

A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about Polar Regions to inspire readers to learn more.

Awards
- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2016 (US)
- NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2015 US)

Reviews
“A solid read-aloud to introduce young children to this area of the world.” ―School Library Journal

“Given the demand for informational picture books on Arctic and Antarctic regions and their wildlife, libraries will find this a particularly useful addition to the Sills’ handsome About Habitat series.” ―Booklist Online

“Easily accessible…” ― Horn Book Guide

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what polar regions are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

Additional Information
48 pages | 10.25" x 8.75"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.
$22.95

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About Habitats: Seashores
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of Seashores and showcases their remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the wide variety of seashore topography.

A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about seashores to inspire readers to learn more.

Awards
- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 —National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2018 (US)

Reviews
“Another excellent edition… The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the back matter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With reliable information and attractive illustrations, this volume is a useful addition to a series celebrating its tenth year.” —Booklist

“Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science.” —School Library Journal

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what seashores are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.25" x 8.75"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$22.95

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The Secret Bay
Author: Kimberly Ridley
Format: Hardcover
Estuaries form where river meets sea and fresh water mixes with salt. Teeming with life, these places of salt marshes, mudflats, and tidal backwaters serve as nursery areas for oceangoing fish, migratory stopovers for shorebirds, and homes for an amazing diversity of snails, bivalves, fish, mammals, horseshoe crabs, fiddler and blue crabs, terrapin turtles, plankton, and many others, all of whom we meet in the pages of this delightful book.

Narrated in the poetic voice of the estuary itself, and accompanied by natural-history sidebars about estuary plants, animals, and cycles, The Secret Bay is a topnotch nature book.

Educator Information
A stand-alone book and a stunning companion volume to Ridley and Raye’s award-winning The Secret Pool. Ridley deftly augments the estuary’s lyrical narrative voice with sidebars about the plants, animals, and natural processes of an estuary. Raye’s gorgeous watercolors reveal new features and hidden treats with each reading. Back matter includes The Estuary Food Web, Great Escapes (how estuary animals avoid predators), and an author’s note about the challenges facing estuaries.

A perfect book for the budding naturalist and for his or her parents and teachers.

Recommended ages: 8-12

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40 pages | 9.25" x 10.25"
$23.95

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Sea Otter Inlet
Author: Celia Godkin
Format: Paperback
Award-winning author/illustrator Celia Godkin explores the world of the sea otter and its integral relationship to the kelp forest in this beautiful information picture book.

Starting with a single act of human intervention, the consequences of an imbalanced ecosystem are described, step-by-step. Godkin's text never preaches as she goes beyond an environmental disaster to show what happens when nature is left to heal itself.

Coupled with her warm and accessible illustrations, Sea Otter Inlet is both a lesson in ecology and an inspiring story of survival.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

Recommended ages: 5-8
$9.95

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Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and their Ponds
Author: Michael Runtz
Format: Paperback
Few animals in the world are as famous or as infamous as the beaver, and none save our species has the ability to so dramatically transform its environment.

Beavers are remarkable animals. They have teeth that self-sharpen and never stop growing, and a heart that slows down and valves that close in their ears and noses when they dive. Their tail is the most multi-purpose of any animal on this planet; in addition to communication its many functions include serving as an air conditioner in summer and a food pantry in winter.

From mighty moose that glean sodium from aquatic plants to swallows that live in drowned trees and tiny butterflies that nectar in meadows where a pond once stood, myriad organisms benefit from the actions of beavers.

This book is a comprehensive overview of the lives of beavers and the habitats that arise from their actions. It is a visual extravaganza: approximately 400 photographs provide intimate insights into the lives of beavers and the inhabitants of their ponds and related habitats. Many new observations and rarely seen moments - such as beavers fighting - are documented in it.

Awards
Finalist for the 2015 Lane Anderson Award for the Best in Canadian Science Writing - Adult category

Reviews
"This book is a comprehensive overview of the lives of beavers and the habitats that arise from their actions. It is a visual extravaganza: approximately 400 photographs provide intimate insights into the lives of beavers and the inhabitants of their ponds and related habitats. Many new observations and rarely seen moments — such as beavers fighting — are documented in it. — Canada's History Magazine

"With stunning photographs throughout, this extraordinary book may seem more suited for the coffee table than an academic bookshelf. But the photographs do more than simply illustrate the text—they tell the story of beavers visually and powerfully, bearing witness to engineering marvels that result in complex ecosystems that benefit both beavers and other species. The accompanying text, admittedly sparse relative to the photographs, is just as important and earns the book respect as an academic resource. Runtz acknowledges that he is a naturalist, not a research biologist. But his bias as a naturalist who admires the beaver for its ecological role and skill for altering the landscape does not lessen the volume's value, which is a "blend of gleanings from ... scientific literature" and Runtz's personal observations. The familiar tone of the prose draws readers into beavers' watery world. Dozens of other species—birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, mammals, flora—are considered as co-inhabitants of beaver constructed ecosystems, and the author examines beavers' impact on the human built world. Highly recommended" — Choice Magazine

Educator Information
This image-heavy book (approximately 400 photographs) has sparse but informative text and is geared towards adults. However, the wide range of photographs and information on beavers could be useful for classroom studies of beavers.

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330 pages | 10.50" x 10.50"
Authentic Canadian Content
$45.00

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Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches?: And Other Bird Questions You Know You Want To Ask
Author: Mike O'Connor
Format: Paperback
Learn answers to all the bird questions you've always wanted to ask in this beginner's guide, filled with wisdom and humour.

In 1983, Mike O'Connor opened the Bird Watcher's General Store, which might well have been the first store devoted solely to birding in North America. Since that time he has answered thousands of questions about birds, both at his store and while walking down the aisles of the supermarket.

The questions have ranged from:

- inquiries about individual species (Are flamingos really real?")
to
- what and when to feed birds ("Should I bring in my feeders for the summer?")
to
- the down-and-dirty specifics of backyard birding ("Why are the birds dropping poop in my pool?").

Answering the questions has been easy; keeping a straight face has been hard.

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches? is the solution for the beginning birder who already has a book that explains the slight plumage variations between doves, but who is really much more interested in why birds sing at 4:30 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m., or whether it's okay to feed bread to birds, or how birds rediscover your feeders so quickly when you've just filled them after a long vacation. Or, for that matter, whether flamingos are really real.

Reviews
"Mike O'Connor knows birds - I mean, REALLY knows them. He has been answering questions about birds for years, and he can deliver the straight scoop with a hilarious twist that makes it unforgettable. Reading this book is almost as much fun as bird watching, and that's saying a lot!" — Kenn Kaufman, author of the Kaufman Field Guide to the Birds of North America

"This is quite possibly the funniest bird book ever written. O'Connor has broken the mold of straight-laced bird books." — WildBird Magazine

"While O'Connor's detailed responses are full of ornithological facts, it's their humor and irreverence that make the book so entertaining." — Audubon Magazine

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224 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"
$9.95

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Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight Into Food
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants use a gas that is poisonous to people and animals to create food and oxygen for all creatures with the help of the Sun. Children will be amazed by the little chloroplast factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book!

Topics include:
a) the basic parts of plants, including roots, stems, and leaves and their jobs
b) the ways in which plants have adapted to perform photosynthesis in deserts
c) ocean photosynthesis
d) how energy from plants is passed along food chains

Educator Information
Recommended ages: 7-10

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32 pages | 8.42" x 9.50"
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A Caribou Alphabet
Author: Mary Beth Owens
Format: Paperback
A fun and lyrical celebration of the caribou.

Once common in the northern United States, caribou are more closely identified with the Canadian arctic – and with Lapland, where their domesticated relatives, reindeer, are essential to the lives of the indigenous people. Through art and rhyme, this book celebrates the strength and beauty of one of nature's great survivors.

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“..an unusually attractive and, ultimately, informative book, certain to engage young readers and instill in them a feeling of respect for these lovely creatures and their environment” -Marcia Hupp, From School Library Journal

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Nature and letters come together in this enchanting classic about the mighty caribou, one of the great symbols of the arctic wilderness. It's a counting book too--follow the number of hoof prints through the letters of the alphabet.

Also included are a compendium of caribou facts and a new afterword about caribou in the twenty-first century. Journey into the magical world of the caribou, North America's own reindeer.

Both an alphabet book and a child's nature book.

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Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
Jump like a squirrel, dunk like a raccoon, and . . . uh-oh . . . watch out for the skunk! Children learn the ways of forest animals to the rhythm of "Over in the Meadow" in this delightful introduction to the woodland habitat. They will also count the babies and search for hidden animals. And when they see how each illustration is made from cut paper, they may be inspired to try cut-paper art, too.

Once again, Marianne Berkes makes learning fun. Kids will hide, graze, and pounce as they imitate and count the animals. Plus Marianne provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing. Teachers and parents, as well as kids, are the winners here.

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"This story follows the rhythm and rhyme scheme of “Over in the Meadow” as mothers teach their babies life skills. “Over in the forest/where the clean waters run/Lived a busy mother beaver/and her little kit one./’Build,’ said the mother/’I build,’ said the one./So they helped build a lodge/where the clean waters run.” All 10 babies are called by their names: “fawns,” “joeys,” “hatchlings,” “poults,” and “chicks,” which is educational (although several young animals are called “kits”). Beautiful cut-paper collages, embellished with pencil, pastels, and ink, are filled with soothing, woodsy colors and many textures. This book would be a great read-aloud, followed with a call-and-response song-the music is provided at the end. Questions about what is fact and what is fictionalized (e.g., the numbers of babies) in the story, information about the animals, and tips and activities from the author and the illustrator are appended. With its many curricular extensions and wonderful springboard to art classes, this book is a terrific addition to most collections." — School Library Journal

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In this book, the author provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing.

This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

Recommended ages: 3-8

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32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

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Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
Teachers and parents, here is another favourite from Marianne, who has a special talent. The kids think it’s entertainment while teachers and parents think it’s a great lesson about the Arctic! This book combines singing, counting, and full-body action with terrific cut-paper illustrations that kids will want to imitate.

Over in the Arctic, the snow goose “honks” and the wolf “howls.” Children too will joyfully honk and howl while they count the baby animals and sing to the tune of “Over in the Meadow.” And they’ll hunt for hidden animals on each page. A big plus for educators are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

Reviews
"Modeled after the traditional song “Over in the Meadow,” this (for the most part) easily chanted rhyme introduces a variety of land and sea animals and birds found in the tundra. Standard number-recognition and counting concepts are augmented by additional ideas and vocabulary in the active text, which highlights the Arctic climate, animal habits and the proper names for the animals’ young. “Over in the Arctic / Where some creatures migrate, / Lived a mother snow goose / And her little goslings eight. / ‘Honk,’ said the mother. / ‘We honk,’ said the eight. / So they honked and flew south / Where some creatures migrate.” Graceful, stylish cut-paper collages in a mixture of bright colors and patterns create icy backgrounds for each scene. Well-conceived extension ideas for curriculum and art connections follow a “hidden animal” game and a “Fact or Fiction” explanation about the rhyme’s tundra environment. A value-added exploration of the Arctic for preschoolers and early elementary-age children." — Kirkus Reviews

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Included are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

Recommended ages: 3-8

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Deal with it before it gets under your skin: Racism
Format: Paperback
Few people would identify themselves as racist and yet we all hold attitudes and beliefs about cultures that are different from our own which affect the way we behave towards others.

Using realistic examples and sensitive language, Racism: Deal with it before it gets under your skin examines the sources of racial and cultural conflicts and the many forms -- both obvious and subtle -- that prejudice can take.

Whether they have experienced racial conflict as a member of a dominant or a minority group, this important book will help young people recognize and overcome barriers to peace, understanding, and acceptance.

Reviews
"Helpful, without being preachy, The Deal With It series is very timely. Recommended." — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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The Deal With It series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

Fry Reading Level: 7.0

Recommended Ages: 9+

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | colour illustrations
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Coyotes in the Crosswalk: Canadian Wildlife in the City
Author: Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
There are coyotes in the crosswalk and frogs in the swimming pool...raccoons on the fire escape and garter snakes in the garage.

With all its many buildings, streets and parks, the city may be home to people, but it is also home to wildlife. Peregrine falcons raise their young on a Calgary high rise, red squirrels scold skaters from Ottawa snow banks, and in Montreal furry families of skunks move into vacant lots next door! All sorts of unique and wily wildlife have made themselves at home in the cracks and crannies of Canadian cities. Kids don't have to go to the zoo to see animals that used to roam free - they just have to recognize untamed city critters for what they are!

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Diane Swanson introduces kids to ten furred, feathered, or scaly urban residents, exploring their successful adaptation to the concrete jungle: how they move about, find food, communicate with each other, and make a home for themselves and their young.

Douglas Penhale's lively illustrations provide visual detail and delight for budding naturalists in the urban ecosystem.

Recommended ages: 8-12.

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72 pages | 10.25" x 10.25"
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