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A Bear in War

During World War One, a young girl slips her teddy bear into a care package for her father, a medic posted to the trenches of France. Although her father dies in the battle of Passchendaele, his belongings are shipped back to his family, along with the toy bear, which today sits in the Canadian War ...

By Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat & Brian Deines

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A Flower is a Friend

In a tranquil but moving journey through the garden, celebrate the relationships between flowers and the birds, insects, and four-legged friends with which they share their world

By Frieda Wishinsky & Karen Patkau

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Adrift at Sea

Tuan and his family survive bullets, a broken motor, and a leaking boat in the long days they spend at sea after fleeing Vietnam. A true story as told to the author by Tuan Ho. Includes family photographs and a historical note about the Vietnamese refugee crisis.

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch & Tuan Ho & Brian Deines

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Bat Citizens

An innovative full-colour work about bats' biology, habits, and history, and the bat conservation efforts of young people around the world

By Rob Laidlaw

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Cat Champions

Meet young "Cat Champions", kids who are helping domestic and feral cats by volunteering at shelters, fostering kittens, and raising awareness about cats who need help. Learn about the issues facing our feline friends, and be inspired to become a "Cat Champion" yourself.

By Rob Laidlaw

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I Love My City

A beautifully illustrated nonfiction primer about how cities work for middle-grade readers exploring geography, civics, history, science, and technology

By France Desmarais & Richard Adam & Yves Dumont & Nicholas Aumais

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

Full-colour profiles feature twenty-five diverse individuals who followed a wide range of paths to fascinating careers. Young readers will be equipped for their own journeys with tips, resources, and spotlight features about other young people who are already engaging with their chosen fields.

By Colleen Nelson & Kathie MacIsaac

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No Shelter Here

The world of homeless, free ranging, mistreated and exploited dogs; the challenges they face, and the individuals who dedicate their lives to helping dogs. Enhanced with photos, informational sidebars, and inspiring news stories.

By Rob Laidlaw

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Outside, You Notice

A lyrical nonfiction celebration of the outdoors pairing childlike observation with facts about the natural world

By Erin Alladin & Andrea Blinick

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Secret Gardeners

Detailed information about all aspects of gardening is packaged into a heartfelt story of community action in which three bright children, with the help of neighborhood volunteers, bring new life and hope to a forgotten garden.

By Lina Laurent & Maija Hurme & Sofia Karlsson & Jen Pulju Porter

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See It, Dream It, Do It

From award-winning author Colleen Nelson, and literacy advocate Kathie MacIsaac, twenty-five profiles present a plethora of jobs, and people, making it easier than ever for young people to see their dreams and to live their dreams! 

By Colleen Nelson & Kathie MacIsaac

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Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars

A beautiful omnibus edition of the award-winning biographies Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War and One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Skydiver

The story of a peregrine falcon and its mate's struggle to raise their young is told against the backdrop of scientists' efforts to understand the raptors' decline in the wild. After a devastating effect on the bird's lifecycle is linked to the pesticide DDT, the world's fastest bird must depend on ...

By Celia Godkin & Celia Godkin

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The Dog Patrol

In a full-color dog book unlike any other, acclaimed children’s nonfiction author Rob Laidlaw delves into the history and evolution of dogs as human companions, and empowers young readers to promote the health and happiness of dogs in their own lives and beyond.

By Rob Laidlaw

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The Wolves Return

In 1995 - 96, gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. To researchers' surprise, the wolves ended up positively impacting the entire ecosystem and landscape. Informational pages with further historical and scientific information complete this illustrated narrative.

By Celia Godkin & Celia Godkin

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When Elephants Listen with their Feet

Explore the wild and wonderful world of animal senses with a dynamic work of children’s nonfiction.

By Emmanuelle Grundmann & Clémence Dupont

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