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Books from BC publishers for elementary, middle, and high school curriculum.
Alison's Fishing Birds

Alison's Fishing Birds

by Roderick Haig-Brown, illustrated by Sheryl McDougald
edition:Hardcover
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Beautifully illustrated children's story about Canadian wildlife by famed Canadian conservationist and Governor General Award-winning author, Roderick Haig-Brown. First published as a limited edition in 1980 by Colophon Books, ALISON'S FISHING BIRDS by BC's acclaimed author and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown is the story of a young girl's encounter with some of BC's most intriguing river birds. Alison's favourite bird, the Dipper, lives along the river by her house. She spends many hours wa …

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A Bear's Life

A Bear's Life

photographs by Ian McAllister, by Nicholas Read
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : bears, trees & forests, environmental conservation & protection

Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Life uses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness—catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.

A Bear's Life is the second in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.

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The Boy & the Bindi

The Boy & the Bindi

by Vivek Shraya, illustrated by Rajni Perera
edition:Hardcover
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt, asian american

In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by South Asian women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himse …

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Down To Earth

Down To Earth

How Kids Help Feed the World
by Nikki Tate
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged : agriculture, environmental conservation & protection, farm animals

Kids all over the world help collect seeds, weed gardens, milk goats and herd ducks. From a balcony garden with pots of lettuce to a farm with hundreds of cows, kids can pitch in to bring the best and freshest products to their families' tables—and to market. Loaded with accessible information about the many facets of farming, Down to Earth takes a close look at everything from what an egg carton tells you to why genetic diversity matters—even to kids.

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Elliott's Guide to Dinosaurs

Elliott's Guide to Dinosaurs

by Elliott Seah
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged : dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

A bright, curious eight-year-old dinosaur expert shares his passion for paleontology in this fun and informative guide to these fascinating prehistoric creatures.

 

What did the world look like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Eight-year-old author Elliott Seah took it upon himself to find out, and in his first book, he takes readers on a fact-filled exploration of these amazing animals from our planet’s distant past. With lively illustrations, Elliott provides fascinating answers to important …

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A Fair Deal

A Fair Deal

Shopping for Social Justice
by Kari Jones
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : farm & ranch life, customs, traditions, anthropology

Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about helping producers in developing countries get a fair price for their goods. In A Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice, Kari Jones provides a history of trade, explaining what makes trade systems unfair and what we can do about it. By examining ways in which our global trade systems value some people over others, the book illustrates areas in which fair trade practices can help families all around the world and suggest …

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The Hockey Song

The Hockey Song

by Stompin' Tom Connors, illustrated by Gary Clement
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : hockey, music

The most iconic song ever written for the game of hockey comes to life through one of the greatest shinny games imaginable, illustrated by Governor General’s Award-winning artist and cartoonist Gary Clement.

 

As Stompin’ Tom Connors says, “It’s the good old hockey game, the best game you can name.” And in this charmingly illustrated book for all ages, the classic song played at hockey games around the world is imagined as a shinny game on an outdoor rink in the middle of the city that s …

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In the Red Canoe

In the Red Canoe

by Leslie Davidson, illustrated by Laura Bifano
edition:eBook
tagged : multigenerational, boats, ships & underwater craft

Fish and herons, turtles and dragonflies, beaver lodges and lily pads, a multitude of wonders enchant the child-narrator, her loving grandpa and any other nature lovers along for the ride in this tender, beautifully illustrated picture book. Baby ducklings ride their mama’s back; an osprey rises with a silver fish clutched in her talons; a loon cries in a star-flecked night. Rhythmic, rhyming quatrains carry the story forward in clean paddle strokes of evocative imagery.

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