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A is for Adventure
Format: Paperback
  • A for Adventure was written to empower children (in a fun way) to move, to get physical, to hike, bike and explore the natural world. The high energy A-Z rhyming verse format takes children through a wide range of activities from biking, canoeing and dancing to hiking, jumping, kayaking, riding and surfing – to ziplining! In addition to these activities are wider adventure concepts eg “E is for Exploring, you need not go far/because you’ll be exploring wherever you are…” and “Q is for quest, to bring out your best/often adventure can be quite a test…” (All verses are six line stanzas).
    The main themes centre around three tenants: curiosity, creativity and resiliency which the authors believe are inherent in engaging in adventurous play. The book encourages discussion of topics that include facing your fears, protecting the planet and self confidence to name a few.
    The authors have partnered with Parks Canada to travel across Canada promoting parks facilities and family activities. They will also be doing school readings and speaking engagements. CBC will be lending support with local and regional publicity/media. Other partners include MEC, Helly Hansen and Chevy Canada. Social media on-going.
    The book is available in paperback editions with beautiful illustrations by Christopher Hoyt.

$19.95

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A Pod of Orcas
Format: Paperback
  • A beautiful new counting book by an award-winning author!There is so much to count at the seashore - one lighthouse, two freighters, three eagles - and on and on, until you get to ten. Then a pod of orcas explodes out of the sea - so many, you can't begin to add them up. But wait. At the end of the day, you can count from ten all the way down again, as ten sailboats, nine fishboats, eight beach umbrellas - and on and on - gradually settle for the evening or pack up and drift away.A gentle and poetic counting book by the award-winning author of Waiting for the Whales and Jessie's Island, Sheryl McFarlane's A Pod of Orcas is just the right bedtime read for eager little counters. Artist Kirsti Wakelin makes her picture book debut with exquisite watercolor paintings that glow with dreamy light and warmth.Parents and educators will appreciate the simple, yet effective design. Each number appears spelled out and in numerical form. And small pictorial "clues" will lead pre-readers to every counting subject.

$9.95

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Animals of the Salish Sea
Format: Hardcover
  • Animals of the Salish Sea is a wonderful new book for home and school. This book shares Coast Salish traditional teachings of 26 animals. Also included is the specific aspects of each animal who live in this unique marine environment.

$15.00

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Baby Birds in the Wild
Format: Paperback
  • This delightful book, with its vivid photos and simple text, will introduce young children to the enchanting world of newly born birds and the anxious dotings and feeding techniques of their moms and dads. Highlighting over forty bird species, this collection invites birdwatchers everywhere to get kids started early in enjoying North America’s most popular pastime. Baby Birds in the Wild is the perfect companion for aspiring birders of all ages.

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By Day, By Night
Author: Amy Gibson
Format: Hardcover
  • As profound as it is simple, this universal picture book celebrates people all around the world as they do the same things in different ways— work and play, laugh and cry, and wonder why. The lyrical story takes us from morning to night, as we all wish and dream under a winking sky. A perfect bedtime read, this is a book about the children of the world for the children of the world.

$21.99

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Coyote Christmas: A Lakota Story
Author: S.D. Nelson
Format: Hardcover
  • A traditional Native American character gets a modern update in this charming Christmas tale.

    On Christmas Eve, Coyote wants to find some people to trick out of a hot meal. Sneaky Coyote is known in the Native American tradition as the Trickster. He knows that there's one character people can't refuse on Christmas Eve: Santa Claus! Using straw for a jolly belly and wool for his Santa's beard, the Trickster fools a family into welcoming him to their Christmas meal. But just when he thinks he's gotten away with his ruse, taking their food and leaving the family with nothing, he's foiled by a strange occurrence. Could it be a Christmas miracle?

    Coyote's antics, beautifully told and illustrated by S. D. Nelson, will delight readers, and his eventual comeuppance just in time for Christmas makes this a perfect holiday tale.

$22.95

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Dragonfly Kites
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Hardcover
  • Dragonfly Kites is the third book in Tomson Highway's magical Songs of the North Wind trilogy. Like Fox on the Ice and Caribou Song, it has a bilingual text, written in English and Cree. And once again Tomson Highway brilliantly evokes the very essence of childhood as he weaves a deceptively simple story about the power of the imagination.


    Joe and Cody, two young Cree brothers, along with their parents and their little dog Ootsie, are spending the summer by one of the hundreds of lakes in northern Manitoba. Summer means a chance to explore the world and make friends with an array of creatures, But what Joe and Cody like doing best of all is flying dragonfly kites. They catch dragonflies and gently tie a length of thread around the middle of each dragonfly before letting it go. Off soar the dragonflies into the summer sky and off race the brothers and Ootsie too, chasing after their dragonfly kites through trees and meadows and down to the beach before watching them disappear into the night sky. But in their dreams, Joe and Cody soar through the skies with their kites until it's time to wake up.

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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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Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
Author: S.D. Nelson
Format: Hardcover
  • An action-packed coming-of-age story, Gift Horse is a wonderfully evocative introduction to 19th century Native American life on the Great Plains. When his father gives him a gift horse, marking the beginning of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud and the horse, Storm, spend their days hunting and roughhousing with the other boys and their horses. But when an enemy raiding party steals his beloved Storm, Flying Cloud faces the ultimate rite of passage. He must join the rescue party and earn the right to wear the shirt of a warrior.

    Bold, colorful artwork inspired by the style of the early Plains Indians, illustrates the day-to-day life of the Lakota and tells the story of a boy accepting the challenges of manhood. An author's note gives a brief history of the Lakota and explains the traditions discussed in the story.

$22.95

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Goodnight World (HC)
Format: Hardcover
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Hurry Up, Illua!
Author: Nola Hicks
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • Ilua the ground squirrel loves nothing more than to relax in the cool tundra and nibble on some freshly picked berries.
    Her family, on the other hand, is always telling her to hurry up, to scurry here or there, but Ilua prefers to move at her own pace.
    But with winter fast approaching, it will soon be the time for Ilua and all the other squirrels to burrow deep underground to hibernate. There is lots to get done before the family can hunker down, and if Ilua relaxes for too long, she may just be left out of the den in the cold.

$10.95

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It's Okay To Be Different
Author: Todd Parr
Format: Paperback
  • It's okay to be a different color. It's okay to dance by yourself. It's okay to wear glasses. It's okay to have a pet worm.... It's okay to be different!

$10.50

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Jingle Dancer
Author: Cynthia L Smith
Traditional Territory: Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Format: Hardcover
  • Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek) girl, wants to honor a family tradition by jingle dancing at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress? An unusual, warm family story, beautifully evoked in Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's watercolor art. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council. Ages 4-8

$21.99

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Just a Walk
Author: Jordan Wheeler
Traditional Territory: Cree
Format: Paperback
  • In Just a Walk, a young boy named Chuck goes for a simple walk that turns into a day of crazy adventure. Chuck encounters animals, fish and birds that lead him on a wild journey through their various habitats.

    Jordan Wheeler's whimsical rhyming will capture the young readers attention and Chuck’s hilarious predicaments will keep all ages laughing for more.

    Written to excite the young readers and to leave a smile on their faces.

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    Awards:
    Paris Book Festival Competition, 2010 - Runner-up and Honourable Mention
    2010, Children's Runner-up, Chidren's Honourable Mention

    Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2010 - Finalists
    2010

$10.95

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Kamik Joins the Pack
Author: Darryl Baker
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • Jake can't wait for his uncle to meet Kamik, and to see what an obedient puppy he is becoming. Jake's uncle is a great musher, who has won many dog sledding races, and if Kamik is good enough, Jake hopes today might be the day that Kamik finally gets to run with a dog team! Following Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story and Kamik's First Sled, Kamik Joins the Pack continues the story of Jake and his puppy Kamik as they learn from their elders everything they need to know to some day be part of a winning sled dog team.

$10.95

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