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Here you will find all of Strong Nations Publishing's books for children. Be sure to check out our Learning Environment / Toys category in the main menu at the top of the page to find our Learning Environment products, as well as the Book Bundles category in the Books section where you will find our resources bundled together with our own and other products.

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Strong Nations is working on many new resources and projects, including translating all of our resources into French. To view what has currently been translated into French, click on the Strong Nations French Resources under this Strong Nations Publishing category.


Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice - ON SALE
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10;

It is winter. The land lies still, quiet and stark beneath a blanket of snow. The tiny footprints of a mouse can be seen in the light of the moon.

"Wrapped in the quiet, and there in the bleak, there stood a wise mouse, preparing to speak."

The words that mouse chose were from many years past. She spoke them into the cold night air. So begins the enchanting story of a very special Winter Solstice celebration.

Kwakwaka’wakw author Terri Mack and Tsimshian artist Bill Helin have collaborated to bring us this story of strength, friendship and celebration. The lyrical text and engaging illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

Author's note:
Gila'kasla!
I spent a year writing and rewriting this poem to be sure to convey the message clearly to my audience. It was important to me that the poem reflect the importance of us all joining together to find the sacredness in celebration, the joy of belonging within a greater community and the voice of determination inside of each of us. Inspired by Indigenous Peoples rising, healing and joining together I hope that this poem inspires our youth to be strong and determined in all their future goals.
~Terri Mack

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24 pages | 9" x 12" | ISBN: 9781771740555

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My Little Baby Bear - ON SALE
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

“My little baby bear,
Will you go to sleep?
You want to giggle with me,
As I count the sheep!”

Have some bedtime giggles with your little baby bear while reading this warm and tender poem.

Written with accessible language and an easy syllable count for an easy read aloud for adults to have success with.

The book works well with a drum to sing the poem together as a group.

A set of wall decals and a matching card game are also available for this book.

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16 Pages | 8 inches x 8 inches | ISBN: 9781771740562

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A Night at Hideaway Cove (Hardcover)
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Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Come with us, on a mid-August night, to a secluded beach on the Pacific Northwest Coast. There we will meet many creatures that make Hideaway Cove their home. From the black bear to the tiniest beach hopper, we will catch a glimpse of their night-time activities. We will also learn how the moon affects the tides, and explore the intertidal zones. 

A Night at Hideaway Cove is a sequel to Hideaway Cove, another exploration of the Pacific Northwest Coast during the daytime. Written by Brenda Boreham, and illustrated by Laura Timmermans, both books share with us the many interconnections within a healthy marine ecosystem.
 
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"There are many thoughtful and charming details in both the text and illustrations, such as the moon’s movement across the sky in Laura’s illustrations and the subtle introduction of numbers as the narrative progresses. The moon is a large focus of the story—children will learn about how it affects the tides and what this means for beach creatures like raccoons, who are able to forage for an easy meal amongst the heaps of seaweed left along the shoreline as the tide goes out. Four back pages deliver information about the moon, intertidal zones and seashore creatures, making this book useful for ecosystem units and lessons on astronomy. A final page with suggestions on how to respect and protect seashore animals and habitats when exploring coastal areas invites discussions about environmental awareness. A Night at Hideaway Cove is sure to both delight and inform young readers." - Canadian Teacher Magazine, 2019 Winter Issue
 
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32 pages | Hardcover

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A Night at Hideaway Cove (Paperback)
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Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Come with us, on a mid-August night, to a secluded beach on the Pacific Northwest Coast. There we will meet many creatures that make Hideaway Cove their home. From the black bear to the tiniest beach hopper, we will catch a glimpse of their night-time activities. We will also learn how the moon affects the tides, and explore the intertidal zones. 

A Night at Hideaway Cove is a sequel to Hideaway Cove, another exploration of the Pacific Northwest Coast during the daytime. Written by Brenda Boreham, and illustrated by Laura Timmermans, both books share with us the many interconnections within a healthy marine ecosystem.
 
Reviews
"There are many thoughtful and charming details in both the text and illustrations, such as the moon’s movement across the sky in Laura’s illustrations and the subtle introduction of numbers as the narrative progresses. The moon is a large focus of the story—children will learn about how it affects the tides and what this means for beach creatures like raccoons, who are able to forage for an easy meal amongst the heaps of seaweed left along the shoreline as the tide goes out. Four back pages deliver information about the moon, intertidal zones and seashore creatures, making this book useful for ecosystem units and lessons on astronomy. A final page with suggestions on how to respect and protect seashore animals and habitats when exploring coastal areas invites discussions about environmental awareness. A Night at Hideaway Cove is sure to both delight and inform young readers." - Canadian Teacher Magazine, 2019 Winter Issue
 
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32 pages | Paperback

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A Salmon's Sky View
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Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

The ink and watercolour illustrations in this book reflect the life cycle of a salmon from the salmon’s point of view looking up from underwater.  Silhouette images provide a clue to the seasons and to the predators the salmon encounters throughout its life.  The story reminds us how the salmon demonstrates great determination and strength in its long journey from the stream where life begins, 
to the ocean, and back to its natal stream.  
 
Carol ends the story with a step-by-step instructional guide to create your own ink and watercolour image.

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This is the 10th anniversary edition from CSWA Science in Society award-winning author/illustrator Carol McDougall, B. Ed., M.A. Carol is an international educator and conservationist with decades of classroom and fine arts teaching experience. She conducts workshops on using the arts to help make learning creative and engaging.

Recommended Grades: K-2

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32 pages | 11" x 8.5" | ISBN: 9781771744461 | Hardcover

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Des Montagnes à la mer: Complete Set
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

All 3 titles in the series, Des Montagnes à la mer.

Maternelle- Nous habitons ici

1ère année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous partageons les saisons

2ème année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous sommes une communaute

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Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous Habitons ici
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Ce livre est à propos d’une rivière. Est-ce que tu peux trouver une rivière sur la couverture de ce livre ? Que sais-tu sur les rivières ? La plupart des rivières commencent haut dans les montagnes. Quand l’eau descend la colline, elle crée de petits ruisseaux dans les roches et cailloux. Ces ruisseaux s’élargissent et forment des rivières. Parfois les rivières s’attachent pour créer un fleuve. Plus bas, le terrain s’aplatit et le fleuve se ralentit. Le fleuve termine quand il déverse dans la mer.
La région autour d’une rivière est un bon endroit pour les plantes, les animaux et les gens à vivre parce que nous pouvons tous trouver de l’eau et de la nourriture là. Le saumon est une nourriture importante pour beaucoup d’entre nous.
Quelques-uns des plantes et animaux que vous allez trouver dans ce livre sont :

Les Cèdres vivent et poussent tout le long de la rivière, des montagnes à la mer.
Les Saumons passent leurs vies adultes dans l’océan. Quand c’est le moment de pondre leurs œufs ils retournent à leurs ruisseaux natals. Parfois leurs ruisseaux natals sont très proches des montagnes.


Les Ours marchent des longues distances pour trouver leur nourriture. Ils habitent des montagnes à la mer. En automne ils vont aux rivières pour pêcher les saumons.

Les Aigles volent au-dessus des vastes régions cherchant de la nourriture. Ils habitent des montagnes à la mer. En automne ils vont aux rivières pour se régaler sur les saumons.

Les Orques habitent dans la mer. Ils nagent des longues distances pour chasser la nourriture. Certains orques mangent des saumons.

Est-ce que tu habites près d’une rivière ?
Quelles plantes et animaux est-ce que tu as vus là?

Book dimensions: 10" x 14"
From the Mountains to the Sea is a series of three books:
Maternelle- Nous habitons ici
1ère année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous partageons les saisons
2ème année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous sommes une communaute

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Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous Partageons les saisons
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 1;

Dans ce livre on parle des saisons changeantes le long d’une berge de rivière, des montagnes à la mer. Tu peux voir beaucoup de plantes et animaux qui habitent là. Ils grandissent et changent comme nous.

Une saison est une des quatre parties de l’année : l’hiver, le printemps, l’été et l’automne. Nous partageons ce changement des saisons. Certains changements que nous faisons sont petits. D’autres changements sont grands. Nous grandissons et changeons tous. Qu’est-ce tu sais au sujet des saisons ?

L’Hiver, il peut faire froid haut dans les montagnes. Les jours sont courts. Beaucoup d’animaux dorment dans leurs tanières sous la neige. D’autres animaux sont actifs tout l’hiver. Quelques oiseaux et animaux voyagent loin où il fait plus doux. La plupart des plantes se reposent pendant l’hiver aussi.

Le Printemps, il fait plus doux le long des berges de ruisseaux montagneux. Les jours sont plus longs. Les animaux dormants se réveillent et sortent de leurs tanières. Ils ont faim et commencent à chercher de la nourriture. Les oiseaux et animaux qui sont partis pour l’hiver reviennent. Les plantes commencent à pousser.

L’Été, il peut faire chaud parfois le long des rivières. Les jours sont longs. Les jeunes animaux et oiseaux grandissent. Ils sont en train d’apprendre comment trouver de la nourriture et rester loin du danger. Les plantes poussent et leurs feuilles et branches s’épanouissent. Les baies sauvages commencent à mûrir et beaucoup de gens et animaux les mangent.

L’Automne, il peut faire frais et venteux près d’un estuaire. Les jours sont plus courts. Les animaux et les oiseaux commencent à se préparer pour le long hiver qui s’en vient. Quelques-uns vont s’engraisser pour qu’ils puissent dormir tout l’hiver. D’autres se réunissent avec leurs familles pour commencer leurs longs voyages aux endroits où il fait plus chaud. Les saumons rentrent de la mer et montent dans leurs ruisseaux natals pour pondre leurs œufs dans le gravier. Les feuilles sur les arbres, les arbustes et les buissons commencent à changer de couleur et elles commencent à tomber. Les plantes commencent à se reposer.

Laquelle des quatre saisons est ta préférée ? Pourquoi la préfères-tu?


Book dimensions: 10" x 14"
From the Mountains to the Sea is a series of three books:
Maternelle- Nous habitons ici
1ère année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous partageons les saisons
2ème année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous sommes une communaute

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Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous Sommes une communaute
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 2;

Ce livre est au sujet d’une rivière. La plupart des rivières débutent haut dans les montagnes. L’eau descend la pente et crée de petites voies dans les roches et cailloux. Quand les voies grandissent, elles font les ruisseaux. Lorsque plusieurs ruisseaux se rejoignent ils deviennent une rivière. Quelques rivières ont des chutes d’eau et des bassins d’eau profonde. Dans quelques endroits l’eau dépasse les roches rapidement pour former des rapides. Quand une rivière quitte la montagne et la terre commence à s’aplatir, l’eau ralentit. Finalement une rivière termine quand elle déverse dans un bassin océanique. Est-ce que tu as déjà visité un estuaire ?

Le rivage autour d’un estuaire est un bon habitat pour les plantes, les animaux et les gens pour vivre parce que nous pouvons tous trouver de l’eau et de la nourriture là. Le saumon est une nourriture importante pour beaucoup d’entre nous. Est-ce que tu as déjà mangé du saumon ?
Les gens ont prêté attention au cycle de vie du saumon pendant des milliers d’années. Nous avons appris que parfois nous pouvons aider les saumons à survivre en construisant une écloserie à côté de la rivière. Quelques écloseries sont grandes tandis que d’autres sont assez petites. As-tu déjà visité une écloserie ?
Il y a beaucoup de grandeurs de rivières dans le monde. Certaines sont larges. Certains sont étroites. Certaines sont profondes. Certaines sont peu profondes.

Est-ce que tu habites près d’une rivière ?
Quelles plantes et animaux est-ce que tu as vus là?

Book dimensions: 10" x 14"
From the Mountains to the Sea is a series of three books:
Maternelle- Nous habitons ici
1ère année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous partageons les saisons
2ème année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous sommes une communaute

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Four Winds
Format: Hardcover

A curious Qelmúcw (Person) from the Secwépemc Nation is learning about the world around him with the help of some of his relations. Sk̓elep (Coyote) and Tree guide Qelmúcw in understanding Cmesekst te Snewt (The Four Winds). 

This story reflects the reciprocal learning and understanding relationship between a human being and all life and elements (all our relations). It models and reflects the importance of First Peoples’ Principles of Learning: learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational; learning involves the consequence of one’s actions; learning is embedded in story; and learning involves patience and time. Learning from Indigenous stories can be different and personal every time a story is read or told, depending on context.
 
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This book integrates Secwépemc language and contains a pronunciation guide to assist the reader.
 
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32 Pages | 8.5 " x 11" | ISBN: 9781771744478

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From the Mountains to the Sea: Complete Set
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Own all 3 titles in the series From the Mountains to the Sea!

The From the Mountains to the Sea series follows a river eco-system from its source high up in the mountains all the way to the estuary. Along the rivers path we introduce the cedar tree, the salmon which feeds the entire eco-system, the bear, eagle and orca. Each book is written with a science perspective on the lefthand pages and social studies on the righthand pages.

All 3 titles in the From the Mountains to the Sea series include:

Kindergarten: We Live Here
Click link to download a five-week Kindergarten planning guide:Kindergarten FREE Download for We Live Here

Grade 1: We Share the Seasons
Click link to download a five-week Grade 1 planning guide: Grade 1 FREE Download for We Share the Seasons

Grade 2: We Are a Community
Click link to download a Grade 2 five-week planning guide: Grade 2 FREE Download for We Are a Community

Also available, each book has its own bundle of items in our Book Bundles section.

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Book dimensions: 10" x 14"

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Are a Community
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 2;

Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

Click link to download a Grade 2 five-week planning guide: Grade 2 FREE Download for We Are a Community

Back of book introduction:
From the Mountains to the Sea: We Are a Community is a Grade 2 resource, which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

This book is about a river. Most rivers start high up in the mountains. As the water comes downhill, it makes little pathways in the rocks and gravel. As the pathways get bigger, they join to make streams. When several streams join, they make a river. Some rivers have waterfalls and deep pools. In some places, fast moving water tumbles over rocks forming rapids. When a river leaves the mountain for flatter ground it starts to slow down. Eventually, a river ends when it flows into the sea. Where the fresh water and the salt water meet is an estuary. Have you ever been to an estuary?

The area in and around an estuary is a good place for plants, animals and people to live because we can all find food and water there. The salmon is an important food for many of us. Have you ever eaten salmon?

People have paid attention to the life cycle of salmon for thousands of years. We have learned that sometimes we can help salmon survive by building a salmon hatchery along a river. Some hatcheries are huge while others are quite small. Have you ever visited a salmon hatchery?

There are many sizes of rivers in the world. Some are wide. Some are narrow. Some are deep. Some are shallow. Do you live near a river? What plants and animals have you seen there?

This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:

  • a card game: matching and sequencing
  • a CD
  • bulletin board trimmers

Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Are a Community Bundle

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Book dimensions: 10" x 14"

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten;

Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here is a Kindergarten resource, which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

Click link to download a five-week Kindergarten planning guide: Kindergarten FREE Download for We Live Here

Back of book introduction:
This book is about a river. Can you find a river on the front cover of this book? What do you know about rivers?

Most rivers start high up in the mountains. As the water comes down the hill, it makes little pathways in the rocks and gravel. As the pathways get bigger, they join to make streams. Sometimes the streams join together to make a river. Where a river leaves the mountains the ground flattens out, and the river slows down. The river ends when it flows into the sea.

The area in and around a river is a good place for plants, animals and people to live because we can all find food and water there. The salmon is an important food for many of us.

Some of the plants and animals that you will find in this book are:

  • Cedar trees live and grow all the way along a river, from the mountains to the sea.
  • Salmon spend their adult lives out in the open sea. When it is time to lay their eggs, they swim back to their home streams. Their home streams are sometimes very close to the mountains.
  • Bears walk long distances to find their food. They live from the mountains to the sea. In the fall they go to the rivers to fish for salmon.
  • Eagles fly over large areas looking for food. They live from the mountains to the sea. In the fall, they go to the rivers to feast on salmon.
  • Orcas live in the open sea. They swim long distances to hunt for food. Some orcas eat salmon. 

This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:

  • a Talking Feather
  • a boxed rubber stamp collection
  • bulletin board trimmers

Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here Bundle

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Book dimensions: 10" x 14"

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 1;

Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

Click link to download a five-week Grade 1 planning guide: Grade 1 FREE Download for We Share the Seasons

Back of book introduction:
From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons is a Grade 1 resource, which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

This book is about the changing seasons in and along a riverbank, from the mountains to the sea. You will see many plants and animals that live along a riverbank. They grow and change just as we do.

A season is one of the four parts of the year: winter, spring, summer and fall. We all share and experience the changing of the seasons. Some changes we all make are small. Other changes are big. We all grow and change. What do you know about the seasons?

Winter, up in the mountains can be cold. The days are short. Many animals sleep in their dens underneath the snow. Other animals are active all winter. Some birds and animals travel away to warmer places. Most plants rest during the winter too.

Spring, along the banks of a mountain stream, is a time when the weather feels warmer. The days are longer. Sleeping animals wake up and come out of their dens. They are hungry and start looking for food. Birds and animals that went away for the winter come back. Plants start to grow again.

Summer, along the banks of a river can sometimes be hot. The days are long. The young animals and birds are growing. They are learning how to find food and stay safe from danger. Plants are growing and spreading out their leaves and branches. Wild berries start to ripen and provide food for many of us.

Fall, around a river estuary can be cool and windy. The days are shorter. Animals and birds start getting ready for the long winter ahead. Some fatten themselves up so that they can sleep through the winter. Others gather with their families to begin their long journey to warmer places. The salmon return from the sea and swim up their home streams to lay their eggs in the gravel. Trees, shrubs, and bushes begin to turn colour and then drop their leaves. Plants start to move into a time of rest.

Which of the four seasons is your favourite? Why do you like it the best?

This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:

  • a set of moon posters
  • a set of sort and categorize cards
  • bulletin board trimmers

Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons Bundle

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Book dimensions: 10" x 14"

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Hideaway Cove (Hardcover)
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Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Join us on a mid August day, on the wild and rocky shores of the Pacific Northwest Coast. From the orca to the tiniest barnacle, enjoy a colourful glimpse into the lives of the many creatures that live in, and around, Hideaway Cove.

Brenda Boreham and Laura Timmermans share with us, through words and illustrations, the many interconnections within a healthy marine eco-system.

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"Hideaway Cove is a must-have when teaching a seashore ecosystem unit. This book provides opportunities for students to share their connections with the seashore while they learn more about the interactions within the marine ecosystem. Students could select an animal that they would like to research, leading to a project-based activity. Creating a timeline of the August day would be a great learning opportunity that would integrate mathematics, science, writing and art. Vocabulary and imagery lessons could be a focus with Hideaway Cove as well. If possible, taking students to the beach would provide students the opportunity to experience the book’s theme first hand." - Cindy Haack, Canadian Teacher Magazine 

"Hideaway Cove is a delightful, information-packed picture book that takes children through a day in the life of a west coast cove. Here, humans are noticeably absent and the diverse plants and animals tell a wonderful tale. Brenda Boreham’s text is lyrical and rich in detail. Educators and parents alike will appreciate the endnotes with further details about flora and fauna, as well as the illustrated map locating the habitats of the featured plants and animals.... Although Hideaway Cove appears to be intended for the educational market, it is beautifully written and would be suitable for family bookshelves." - Sheryl McFarlane, Hakai Magazine

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