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O Is for Orca: An Alphabet Book
Authors:
Andrea Helman
Format: Paperback
Art Wolfe's stunning color wildlife and nature photographs teach young children the alphabet while giving them a sense of wonder and appreciation about the bounty of nature. The old-fashioned A is for Apple is replaced by A is for Auklet. F is for Fir Tree, H is for Haida Totem Pole, and so on through the alphabet. No one does nature better than Art Wolfe, acclaimed longtime contributor to National Geographic. Andrea Helman's brief text includes an accessible introduction or fact about the animal, plant, person, or object depicted.
$11.99

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Ocean Champions: A Journey into Seas of Plastic
Authors:
Michelle Mech
Artists:
Ian Fry
Format: Paperback

Empowering children to help save our oceans.

With nine million tons of plastic debris entering the oceans every year from the land - the equivalent of one large garbage truck full every minute - plastic in our oceans is a problem so devastating and colossal that it is easy to give up in despair, feeling there is no way to make a real difference.  But Ocean Champions - A Journey into Seas of Plastic not only communicates this huge environmental problem to young children in an entertaining and educational story; it also empowers them to make a difference by influencing the adults in their lives and by taking action to become champions for our oceans.  

Ocean Champions is beautifully illustrated and tells a tale of two children, Kai and Morgan, who are playing on a beach and befriend Botley, a plastic bottle who is afraid of being washed into the ocean. They soon discover a dolphin tangled in fishing net and call a rescue centre for help. The rescuers arrive in the super submersible, Spirit, and thus begins a journey of discovery about the devastating effects that plastic debris is having on marine animals, either through external entanglement that injures, traps, and often drowns them or through plastic ingestion, which causes suffering and often death.  Along the way they learn more about ocean plastic and also why our oceans are so important. 

The story presents the sad facts in a way that doesn't overwhelm.  The child characters learn and accept and then go on to do something about plastic in our oceans, inspiring readers to also become agents of change.  (Gulf Islands Driftwood Newspaper, 2017)

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"This book is a must-read for today’s action-minded students. By showing the dark side of plastic pollution in the oceans, and then identifying solutions that we can all adopt, it provides a practical and positive story that empowers us to protect ocean life." - Dr. Peter S. Ross, Director of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Pollution Research Program

"As a life-long artist and naturalist, it is safe for me to say that this book about a journey into seas of plastic is an excellent work. The illustrations are clean and lively, and the story is forceful and focused. The message is vitally important for all ages; from uninformed kids to thoughtless industrialists ... prevention is better than cleanup." - Robert Bateman, Canadian naturalist and painter

Educator Information
"The Oceans Champions story is a valuable learning tool for elementary school students as it teaches them about their relationship with the oceans as part of their natural environment. Reading and discussing the story contributes to the development of social responsibility, communication, and critical thinking. Related individual or group actions further enable advancement of these skills." - Janet Hoag, Coordinator K-5, SD 64 Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

The book's appendix contains related individual actions and student projects as well as other information, and the Ocean Champions website (oceanchampions.ca) contains teaching aids which include many student activities.

Recommended for grades K-7.

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.00" x 9.00"

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$13.95

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Ojibway Animals
Authors:
Native Explore
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
$10.00

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Ojibway Clans
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
$12.00

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Old Enough
Authors:
Peter Eyvindson
Format: Paperback
Peter Eyvindson, a Saskatchewan storyteller, and Wendy Wolsak, a British Columbia artist, have joined their talents in order to create their second children's picture book, Old Enough. Their first endeavour resulted in the publication of the delightful Kyle's Bath.

The text is easy enough for primary children to read independently. However, Old Enough is a book with a message that seems to be directed more towards parents than towards children. It tells of the relationship between a man and his son.

There is a repetitive quality to the book, which is evident in both text and illustrations. Holding his newborn son, the father dreams of what they will do together when he becomes "old enough." These wishes are illustrated by tiny figures cavorting on the quilt. As the boy grows, the father becomes caught in the demands of an adult world. He has "time enough only for his meetings, his conventions and his work." The father's dreams become the boy's solitary activities. This gives the book a sad, melancholy quality. This impression continues to the end of the book, in spite of the author's attempt to develop a happy ending.

Wendy Wolsak's detailed black-and-white illustrations interpret and enhance the text superbly. As in Kyle's Bath, she has used native people as models for the characters. Calendars at the side of the double-page illustrations mark the passage of time and give a continuity to the characters as they mature. Her soft-textured illustrations add to the wistful quality of the book.
$5.95

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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Authors:
Douglas Wood
Format: Hardcover
In this profoundly moving fable, the earth and all its creatures are suffering, for the people will not share their Truth, which gives them happiness and power, with those who are different from them. Then one brave Little Girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people's Truth is not a whole truth, but broken. Old Turtle shows the girl the missing part of the Truth, and the Little Girl returns with it to her people. Then the pieces are brought together, and the broken Truth is made whole at last: YOU ARE LOVED... AND SO ARE THEY. Then the people and the earth are healed.
$22.99

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On Mother's Lap (Board Book)
Authors:
Ann Herbert Scott
A warm, tender story of an Inuit family & of a young boy's realization that there is enough room on mother's lap for both him & his sister.
$9.99

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On Mother's Lap (Paperback)
Authors:
Ann Herbert Scott
Format: Paperback
A warm, tender story of an Inuit family & of a young boy's realization that there is enough room on mother's lap for both him & his sister.
$9.95

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On My Walk
Format: Paperback
B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: K-Physical and Earth Science

Slap! Slap! Slap! Listen to what you can hear! Only 35 words in a book filled with rhythm and fun.Excellent for new readers and ESL students.

$6.95

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On My Walk - Colouring and Activity book
Format: Paperback
ON SALE! 6.50 (reg. 9.95)

On My Walk Colouring and Activity book focuses on community. Filled with images by Tsimshian artist, Bill Helin, and activities by Kwakwaka’wakw writer,Terri Mack.

This resource is also connected to the Strong Readers series and is part of the Strong Learners educational suite.

16 pages
Dimensions: 8 1/2" X 11"
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$6.50

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On the Shoulder of a Giant
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Jim Nelson
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
This pan-Arctic Inuit legend, which tells the story of a friendly giant, is lightheartedly retold, featuring sweeping illustrations.

Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to walk across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days.

But being so big, and travelling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day when he came across a little hunter on the tundra. Thinking that the hunter was a little boy alone on the land, Inukpak decided to adopt him. And so, from the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective.

Educator Information
This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

Additional Information
40 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

This book is also available as a part of the Nunavummi Reading Series in a Big Book format.
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$16.95

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Once in a Blue Moon
Authors:
Danielle Daniel
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Métis;
Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She describes the thrill of seeing a double rainbow, the Northern Lights or a shooting star as well as quieter pleasures such as spotting a turtle basking in the sun or a family of ducks waddling across the road.

In simple words and delightful naïve images, Once in a Blue Moon celebrates the magical moments that can be found in the beauty and wonders of nature.

With the same simple yet sophisticated design as Danielle’s award-winning picture book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, this book is a very accessible and inviting introduction to poetry for young readers.
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$17.95

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One Blue Moose
Authors:
Troy Townsin
Artists:
Jeni Matheson
Format: Board Book
One Blue Moose is a unique colours and counting book for early learners. Jeni Matheson's bold and colourful illustrations mixed with Troy Townsin's dynamic prose create a catchy Canadian masterpiece that will be a welcome addition to the home library or classroom.

"One blue moose nibbling on a tree, Two pink moose are smiling at me, Three red moose are skating on the lake, Four green moose are eating chocolate cake". Young children will delight in the antics of these colourful moose. Makes a perfect bedtime book as the story ends with every moose snuggled up for sleep.
$14.95

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One Eagle Soaring
Authors:
Robert (Lucky) Budd
Format: Board Book

Following on the success of their bestselling board book Hello Humpback!, the celebrated and award-winning authors Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd are back with One Eagle Soaring, the second volume in their exciting new series, First West Coast Books. One Eagle Soaring, a “first numbers” book, explores counting and numbers with the help of West Coast animals—from a single eagle aloft, to a pair of swimming whales, as well as leaping frogs, honey-hungry bears and a group of ten dozing marmots. Combining Roy Henry Vickers’ vivid illustrations, a glossy tactile finish and a simple yet catchy text, this sturdy board book introduces babies and toddlers to the spectacular scenery and wildlife of British Columbia.

Series Information
This is the second installment of the First West Coast Books series.

Additional Information
20 pages | 6.00" x 6.00" | Board Book

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$9.95

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One Two Three (Chinese Edition): My First Chinese Nursery Rhymes
Authors:
Jie Mu
Artists:
Patrice Aggs
Format: Hardcover
Yı Ér Sãn takes children on an exciting journey in Mandarin Chinese. There are more than 25 traditional Chinese songs and nursery rhymes to learn and love, with key words labelled and illustrated on every page. The guide at the back of the book includes information about how the rhymes are used and translates useful phrases. With a CD that introduces the sounds and rhythms of the language, children will enjoy learning and speaking Chinese.
$26.95

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