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Birding for Kids

Birding for Kids

A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area
by Damon Calderwood & Donald E. Waite
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
tagged : birds, environmental conservation & protection

An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics of birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fu …

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Ranch Tales

Ranch Tales

Stories from the Frontier
by Ken Mather, illustrated by Rob Dinwoodie
edition:Paperback
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-)

An entertaining, fast-paced look at early ranching in British Columbia.

Frontier historian Ken Mather is known for his fascinating, in-depth profiles of the men and women who established a distinctive ranching culture in Western Canada over a hundred years ago. Now, in this concise collection of stories—based on Mather’s column in the Vernon Mor …

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River of Dreams

River of Dreams

A Journey through Milk River Country
by Liz Bryan
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A picturesque, reflective journey along the route of the ancient Milk River, from southern Alberta into northern Montana.

The Milk River is a small and dreamy river, flowing lazily through some of the loneliest lands of North America, the dry plains of Alberta and Montana. Dwarfed by such giants as the Saskatchewan and Mississippi Rivers, it is inde …

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Ranching under the Arch

Ranching under the Arch

Stories from the Southern Alberta Rangelands
by D. Larraine Andrews
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A visually rich, historically epic tale of cattle ranching in southern Alberta, focusing on multi-generational family-owned ranches that are still in existence today.

In the 1880s, a group of fledgling cattle ranchers descended on the plains of southern Alberta. They were drawn by the promise of the West, where the grass seemed endless and they coul …

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Wildlife of Western Canada

Wildlife of Western Canada

by Tom Hunter
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
tagged : zoology

This beautifully illustrated, fact-filled book teaches children about the hundreds of wildlife species that live across Western Canada.

Praise for Tom Hunter:

“[Hunter’s] drawings are accurate. The animals look as if they could step off the page.”—Canadian Library Association

Western Canada is home to thousands of distinct species of mammals, …

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Mounties for Kids

Mounties for Kids

RCMP Activity Book
by Tom Hunter
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In Mounties for Kids, acclaimed wildlife artist Tom Hunter turns his pen to creating fun activities for children about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Founded in 1873, the RCMP has gone through many changes, from a force that travelled by horse and dogsled to one that uses modern investigation techniques. The activities in these p …

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Critters for Kids

Critters for Kids

A North American Wildlife Activity Book
by Tom Hunter
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For decades, Tom Hunter's outstanding artwork and clever brainteasers have provided both entertainment and a valuable educational resource for children, parents, and teachers. In Critters for Kids, Hunter introduces a wide range of creatures found in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. From racoons and roadrunners to armadillos and whales, the a …

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Canadian Wildlife Activity Book

Canadian Wildlife Activity Book

Volume Two
by Tom Hunter
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : activity books

Tom Hunter's outstanding artwork and clever brainteasers provide entertainment and instruction for children, parents and teachers. Canada is home to hundreds of species of amphibians, reptiles and insects, as well as over 1,200 different kinds of larger animals: birds, fish and mammals. Hunter provides an introduction to many of these species. Cana …

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The Bulldog and the Helix

The Bulldog and the Helix

DNA and the Pursuit of Justice in a Frontier Town
by Shayne Morrow
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A investigative reporter traces the role of DNA evidence in two groundbreaking murder cases involving young girls killed two decades apart in the same town.

In 1977, the industrial town of Port Alberni was shaken by the brutal murder of twelve-year-old Carolyn Lee, who had been abducted while walking home from her dance class. In 1996, the town was …

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Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

Facts and Fantasy in the Legend of Slumach
by Fred Braches
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A smart, concise analysis of the legend of Slumach’s Gold, which strives to uncover the truth behind this mythical gold deposit said to be hidden north of Pitt Lake.

British Columbia is gold country, and with gold comes legends that have been passed down through the generations. Ever since the Fraser Canyon gold rush, prospectors and adventurers h …

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The Famous Five

The Famous Five

Canada’s Crusaders for Women’s Rights
by Barbara Smith
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A concise history of the five women who changed the course of history and brought Canadians one step closer to equality.

On August 27, 1927, five women gathered at a house on Edmonton’s Southside to sign a letter that would change the course of Canadian history. Those women were Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Henr …

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The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder
by Shelley Hrdlitschka & Rae Schidlo
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Grade: p to 3
Reading age: 4 to 8
tagged : bears, animal welfare, zoology

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A beautifully illustrated and educational children's book that tells the true life story of Grouse Mountain's famous resident grizzly bears.

Coola and Grinder are two adult grizzly bears living at the “peak of Vancouver” on Grouse Mountain. For the past eighteen years they have been among the mount …

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Complicated Simplicity

Complicated Simplicity

Island Life in the Pacific Northwest
by Joy Davis
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tagged : coastal regions & shorelines, sustainable living

A frank, practical, and entertaining exploration of the pleasures and complexities of living on small islands.

Many people dream of living simple lives on small islands, but few are aware of some of the unique challenges that accompany this distinctive lifestyle. From negotiating surrounding waters to creating a sustainable home and making a viable …

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James Macleod

James Macleod

The Red Coats' First True Leader
by Elle Andra-Warner
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tagged : historical, post-confederation (1867-)

A vivid account of the life and times of the larger-than-life Canadian hero who played a major role in the peaceful development of western Canada.

A descendant of warriors, chiefs, and military men of the Clan MacLeod, James A.F. Macleod led an adventurous life that took him from his birthplace on Scotland's Isle of Skye to the Canadian west. After …

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Cornelius O'Keefe

Cornelius O'Keefe

The Life, Loves, and Legacy of an Okanagan Rancher
by Sherri Field, foreword by Ken Mather
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An entertaining biography of cattle baron and land magnate Cornelius O’Keefe, founder of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch.

From humble beginnings to a life of prosperity in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Cornelius O’Keefe is best known today through the historic ranch in Vernon, BC, that still bears his name. Established in 1867, the O’Keefe Ra …

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Portraits of Greater Vancouver

text by Constance Brissenden
edition:Paperback
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tagged : western provinces, pictorials, regional

A stunning, full-colour souvenir book highlighting Greater Vancouver's best attractions.

With its spectacular setting between sea, mountains, and sky, Vancouver is one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. This showy keepsake, featuring stunning photographs, captures the diverse neighbourhoods and attractions of Vancouver, and its outly …

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A Not-So-Savage Land

A Not-So-Savage Land

The Art and Times of Frederick Whymper, 1838–1901
by Peter Johnson
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tagged : modern (late 19th century to 1945), landscapes, pre-confederation (to 1867)

A richly illustrated exploration of the art, life, and historical impact of artist Frederick Whymper, who documented the landscape of the North American west.

Before the advent of photography, the topography of the colonial North American landscape was recorded by travelling artists hired to reproduce what they saw with unadulterated realism. One of …

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The Codfish Dream

The Codfish Dream

Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide
by David Giblin
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tagged : personal memoirs, cultural, ethnic & regional, cultural heritage

A colourful portrait of life in an eccentric fishing village on the BC coast.

After spending fifteen years as a fishing guide on the BC coast, David Giblin decided that the offbeat people and places he encountered during that colourful period in his life had to be preserved. Like any good fishing story, wherein the fish seem to grow faster after the …

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On the Rocks with Jack Knox

On the Rocks with Jack Knox

Islanders I Will Never Forget
by Jack Knox
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A captivating collection of Jack Knox’s most memorable, heart-warming, inspiring, and off-beat human-interest stories.

Praise for Jack Knox:
“Canada needs more Knox!”—Will Ferguson
“Knox is the most underrated writer in Canada.”—Les Leyne
“There are a few key secrets to a happy life in Victoria—avoiding downtown when the cruise shi …

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Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

Woodworkers along the Salish Sea
by Pirjo Raits, photographs by Dale Roth & Michele Ramberg
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tagged : canadian, sculpture & installation, woodworking

A breathtaking art book profiling twenty-six wood carvers, sculptors, and artisans who draw inspiration from the natural beauty of the Salish Sea.

It could be a pile of driftwood on a rock-strewn beach resembling the bleached bones of some ancient creature. It could be the old growth of the lush coastal rain forests, or the winds that blow across th …

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Miles To Go

Miles To Go

by Beryl Young
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Grade: 4 to 7
tagged : death & dying, friendship

Gold Medal Winner, 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Pre-Teen Fiction E-Book

Finalist, 2019 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

A powerful and poignant story of two young girls' friendship, family, loss, and loyalty, set in 1940s Saskatchewan.

“Beryl Young's novel Miles to Go is sparse, poetic and, at times, perfectly h …

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The Mystery of Croaker's Island

The Mystery of Croaker's Island

by Linda DeMeulemeester
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Grade: 4 to 7
tagged : fantasy & magic, dystopian

A group of friends risks their lives to solve a sinister, supernatural mystery that is plaguing their otherwise-sleepy town.

Blending adventure and realism with a speculative twist, The Mystery of Croaker’s Island introduces a group of unlikely friends who discover connections between a haunted island, monstrous sounds in the briny deep, vanishing …

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From Rinks to Regiments

From Rinks to Regiments

Hockey Hall-of-Famers and the Great War
by Alan Livingstone MacLeod
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A celebration of thirty-two heroes of the First World War enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Praise for Remembered in Bronze and Stone:
“A remarkable look at the many ways we honoured our war dead.”—Canada’s History
“A fine tribute and a call to current and future generations.”—Mark Zuehlke, author of the Canadian Battle Series and …

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Last Flight to Stuttgart

Last Flight to Stuttgart

Searching for the Bomber Boys of Lancaster EQ-P
by Lisa Jean Russ
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A woman’s journey to uncover the fate of seven RCAF crewmen who perished in the Second World War.

For most of her life, Lisa Russ knew little about her second cousin, Robert “Bud” George Alfred Burt. All she had were two grainy photos, a poem Bud had written shortly before his death, and the knowledge that he was a tail gunner in a Lancaster b …

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Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal

Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively, illustrated by Karen Gillmore
edition:Hardcover
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : environment, marine life, imagination & play

A beautifully illustrated story that teaches children about marine biology and the coastal environment of BC and the Pacific Northwest.

Sam and Crystal travel with their Aunt Kate and Uncle Charlie to a remote location on the Northwest Pacific Coast. Along the way, they see white-sided dolphins, killer whales, tufted puffins, bald eagles, harbour se …

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Explore the Rocky Shore with Sam and Crystal

Explore the Rocky Shore with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively, illustrated by Karen Gillmore
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tagged : environment, law & crime, marine life

A lavishly illustrated story that teaches children about the marine ecosystems of coastal Pacific rocky shores.

Siblings Crystal and Sam and their Aunt Kate and Uncle Charlie explore the tide pools of Eagle Cove, a sheltered inlet on the Northwest Pacific Coast. The children discover that you don’t have to go far to encounter a great variety of re …

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Trail North

Trail North

The Okanagan Trail of 1858–68 and Its Origins in British Columbia and Washington
by Ken Mather
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Winner (second prize), 2019 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing

A revealing history of the ancient trail that served as a major transportation route between Washington and British Columbia and shaped the cultural and economic ties between the two jurisdictions.

Trails are the most enduring memorials of human occupation …

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The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

by Collin Varner
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A complete full-colour resource guide to more than eight hundred plant and animal species of the coastal Pacific Northwest.

The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest is an extensive, easy-to-follow resource guide to the plant and animal life of the vast and diverse bioregion stretching from Juneau, Alaska, south to co …

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A Mill Behind Every Stump

A Mill Behind Every Stump

The Okanagan Trail of 1858–68 and Its Origins in Washington and British Columbia
by Marianne Van Osch
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The story of one family's settlement in the Cariboo and the culture of early sawmills that developed around them.

In 1922, the Judson family arrived in the Cariboo by covered wagon. The stories of their life on the remote homestead at Ruth Lake is told through this humorous and heartwarming book by local historian and author Marianne Van Osch, as re …

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A Mill Behind Every Stump

A Mill Behind Every Stump

by Marianne Van Osch
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The story of one family's settlement in the Cariboo and the culture of early sawmills that developed around them.

In 1922, the Judson family arrived in the Cariboo by covered wagon. The stories of their life on the remote homestead at Ruth Lake is told through this humorous and heartwarming book by local historian and author Marianne Van Osch, as re …

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Portraits of Greater Victoria

by Chris Cheadle
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A beautiful, full-colour keepsake of Victoria and its picturesque surroundings.

The natural beauty of Victoria and its environs is brilliantly showcased in this attractive book by internationally recognized photographer Chris Cheadle. From spectacular Sidney by the Sea to the charming downtown neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Old Town, and Fernwood, thi …

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Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada

Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada

by Barbara Smith
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Hair-raising tales of ghosts, spirits, and unexplained phenomena set across Western Canada.

Praise for Campfire Stories of Western Canada:

“Smith’s spooky tales are perfect for warm summer nights spent around the campfire. Her latest book of ghost stories focuses solely on Western Canada and is a wonderful fit for families looking for fun and spo …

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Children of the Kootenays

Children of the Kootenays

Memories of Mining Towns
by Shirley Stainton
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A warm-hearted memoir of a childhood spent living in various mining towns in the Kootenays throughout the 1930s and ’40s.

When young Shirley Doris Hall and her family moved to BC’s West Kootenay region in 1927, the area was a hub of mining activity. Shirley’s father, a cook, had no problem finding work at the mining camps, and the family dutif …

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Napi

Napi

The Trickster
by Hugh A. Dempsey, illustrated by Alyssa Koski, foreword by Pauline Gladstone Dempsey
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An enthralling collection of traditional Blackfoot stories revealing the frailty of mankind and the enduring power of narrative.

Napi, the Old Man of the Blackfoot Nation, appears prominently in mythology, sometimes as a quasi-Creator, sometimes a fool, and sometimes a brutal murderer. Although Napi is given credit for creating many of the objects a …

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In Too Deep

In Too Deep

The Shenanigans Series, Book Five
by Andreas Oertel
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Grade: 3 to 7
Reading age: 8 to 12
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, friendship

Three trouble-prone friends become pawns in a criminal cover-up after they discover an old bronze statue in a local pond.

When Cody and Eric are denied permission to pick up golf balls from the ponds at their local golf course, they decide to trespass on the property at night. But they end up finding a lot more than just golf balls in the murky wate …

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Napi

Napi

The Trickster
by Hugh Dempsey, illustrated by Alyssa Koski, foreword by Pauline Dempsey
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An enthralling collection of traditional Blackfoot stories revealing the frailty of mankind and the enduring power of narrative.

Napi, the Old Man of the Blackfoot Nation, appears prominently in mythology, sometimes as a quasi-Creator, sometimes a fool, and sometimes a brutal murderer. Although Napi is given credit for creating many of the objects a …

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Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

A Complete Guide, Revised Edition
by Richard Cannings; Tom Aversa & Hal Opperman
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The essential bestselling field guide to every bird species found in BC and the Pacific Northwest, now revised and updated.

“For the majority of serious birders in the West who tend to limit their explorations to one or another state or province, this guide should expand their horizons and encourage more cross-border birding. In sum, this guide is …

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A Matter of Confidence

A Matter of Confidence

The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC
by Rob Shaw & Richard Zussman
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Shortlisted, 2019 BC and Yukon Book Prizes Hubert Evans Prize for Non-Fiction

A breathtaking behind-the-scenes look at the dramatic rise and fall of Christy Clark’s BC Liberals, the return to power of the NDP, and what it means for British Columbia’s volatile political climate going forward.

British Columbia’s political arena has always been t …

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