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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 fueled 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.


A Walk on the Tundra
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
  • A Walk on the Tundra follows Inuujaq, a little girl who travels with her grandmother onto the tundra. There, Inuujaq learns that these tough little plants are much more important to Inuit than she originally believed.

    In addition to an informative storyline that teaches the importance of Arctic plants, this book includes a field guide with photographs and scientific information about a wide array of plants found throughout the Arctic.


Common Plants of Nunavut
Format: Paperback
  • Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut’s varied plant life in this richly visual, informative book.

    Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information including traditional knowledge about plant use compiled through interviews with Inuit elders readers will learn about the appearances, adaptations, life cycles, and habitats of the diverse array of plants that live in the North.

    Far beyond a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the beautiful variations of plant life that abound on the tundra.


Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children
Format: Paperback
  • The first paperback edition of Keepers of Life from the incredibly popular Keepers series.

    These bestselling books have been long-time favourites with educators for their innovative approach to teaching children about Native cultures and the environment. Each book, co-authored by Joseph Bruchac and Michael J. Caduto, combines Native legends with information and activities about the natural world. Books in the Keepers series are recommended by educational journals across North America for children aged 5 to 12.

    Foreword by Marilou Awiakta.


Lessons From Mother Earth
Author: Elaine McLeod
Traditional Territory: Na-cho Nyak Dun
Format: Paperback
  • Tess has visited her grandmother many times without really being aware of the garden. But today when they step out the door, Tess learns that all of nature can be a garden. And if you take care of the plants that are growing, if you learn about them - understanding when they flower, when they give fruit, and when to leave them alone - you will always find something to nourish you.

    At the end of the day, Tess is grateful to Mother Earth for having such a lovely garden, and she is thankful for having such a wise grandma.
    Elaine McLeod's poetic text and Colleen Wood's gentle watercolors combine to make Lessons from Mother Earth a celebration of nature and life.


Relatives With Roots
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Relatives With Roots: A Story About Métis Women’s Connection to the Land is a heartfelt story about a Métis grandmother who takes her granddaughter out into the bush to teach her how to pick traditional medicines. As the granddaughter learns the traditional beliefs and stories about how the Métis people use the plants for food and medicine, she feels happy to be a Métis child with access to such wonderful cultural knowledge. This charming and vibrant book introduces young readers to key concepts in the traditional Métis worldview while focusing on the special relationship between a young Métis girl and her grandmother. Relatives With Roots is the second in a series of children’s books relating to traditional Métis values by Leah Marie Dorion. The first book, The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Traditional Métis Story, was nominated in 2010 for a Willow Award in the Shining Willow category.


Author: Terri Mack
Format: Paperback
  • Level 10

    Back cover book introduction:
    There are four seasons during a year, winter, spring, summer and fall.
    Which season do you think it is on the cover of this book?
    Which season is it outside right now?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    ISBN: 9781927571309

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The Little Cedar Tree (6-pack)
Author: Brenda Boreham
Format: Paperback
  • Level 7

    Back cover book introduction:
    This book is about a tiny seed growing into a Cedar tree.
    Have you ever planted a seed?
    What do you know for sure about seeds?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571569

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The Three Sisters
Traditional Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka
Format: Paperback
  • A long time ago, the land was very dry and no plants could grow. The people had become very hungry. The Creator heard the people and made three plants - Corn, Beans and Squash. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about how the Three Sisters saved the people then, and are still feeding people today! The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.


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