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The Sisters of War

by Brooke Carter
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : epic, mythical creatures, wizards & witches

In a land of myth, magic and ice, young runecaster Runa is forced down a path to face a destiny she never wanted. To save her sister and her people, Runa must leave everything she knows behind and travel to distant shores, mythical lands and through time itself in search of answers, power and revenge. Steeped in Norse mythology, the Runecaster seri …

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Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies

Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies

by Ryan Correy
edition:Paperback
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tagged : western provinces, adventure, bicycling

The first full-colour guidebook introducing backcountry cyclists to the exciting and increasingly popular world of bikepacking.

Before his untimely death from cancer in 2018, veteran rider and passionate cyclist Ryan Correy (two-time finisher of the Tour Divide, founder of Bikepack Canada and author of A Purpose Ridden) pedalled his way through the …

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What Do You See?

What Do You See?

by Sarah N. Harvey, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition:eBook
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : new experience, senses & sensation, new baby

What's it like to see the world through the eyes of a child? This beautifully illustrated board book celebrates the point of view of children who are too small to tell you what they see but not too small to experience the joy of small things such as a colorful mobile, a favorite teddy, an older brother's Lego castle or a trip to the park. Young rea …

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Tu es là pour moi

Tu es là pour moi

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings, friendship

Cet album aux illustrations vibrantes de la célèbre artiste Danielle Daniel encourage les enfants à manifester leur affection, à se soutenir mutuellement et à tenir compte du bien-être des autres dans leur quotidien. 
Monique Gray Smith, qui est une experte-conseil, conférencière d’envergure internationale et autrice primée, a écrit Tu …

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Munro vs. the Coyote

Munro vs. the Coyote

by Darren Groth
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : disabilities & special needs, siblings, australia & oceania

Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Evie, sixteen-year-old Munro Maddux has been having flashbacks and anger-management issues. He has a constant ache in his right hand. And there's a taunting, barking, biting voice he calls "the Coyote." Munro knows a six-month student exchange will not be the stuff of teenage dreams, but in Brisbane he …

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Little You / Gidagaashiinh

Little You / Gidagaashiinh

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : new baby, poetry (see also stories in verse), nursery rhymes

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of Welcome Song for Baby and We Sang You Home, has partnered with talented illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that honors the child in everyone. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, …

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You Hold Me Up / Gimanaadenim

You Hold Me Up / Gimanaadenim

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings, friendship

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their every-day actions.
Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young …

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My Heart Fills With Happiness / Nijiikendam

My Heart Fills With Happiness / Nijiikendam

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings, native canadian

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.
Int …

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The Object's the Thing

The Object's the Thing

The Writings of Yorke Edwards, a Pioneer of Heritage Interpretation in Canada
by R. Yorke Edwards, edited by Richard Kool & Robert A. Cannings
edition:Paperback
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), non-formal education, educators

?To glimpse this diversity is to feel some of the meaning of being Canadian.??R. Yorke Edwards

R. Yorke Edwards was a pioneer in the field of heritage interpretation in Canada. First with BC Parks and then with the Canadian Wildlife Service, throughout the 1960s Edwards developed an approach to the interpretation of natural and cultural history with …

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Northern Stone

Northern Stone

Canada’s Best Rock Climbs
by Brandon Pullan & David Smart
edition:Paperback
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tagged : mountaineering, adventure

A stunning, full-colour climbing guide that focuses on 65 of Canada’s best rock climbs.

With over 50 years of combined climbing experience between them, authors Brandon Pullan and David Smart have spent countless hours debating and reviewing Canadian climbs to settle on the routes chosen for this book. In order to make the list, a given route had …

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Green Glass Ghosts

Green Glass Ghosts

by Rae Spoon, illustrated by Gem Hall
edition:Paperback
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age: 14 to 100
Grade: 9 to 17
tagged : lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age

From writer and musician Rae Spoon: a rollicking yet introspective young adult adventure about screwing up, finding yourself, and forging a new life on your own.

At age nineteen in the year 2000, the queer narrator of Green Glass Ghosts steps off a bus on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver, a city where the faceless condo towers of the wealthy l …

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Street Belongs to Us

Street Belongs to Us

by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : hispanic & latino, prejudice & racism, lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance

A sweet middle-grade chapter book about two best friends who transform their torn-up street into a world where imaginations can run wild.

In 1984 Los Angeles, Alex is a tomboy who would rather wear her hair short and her older brother's hand-me-downs, and Wolf is a troubled kid who's been wearing the same soldierâ??s uniform ever since his mom died …

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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

A Satirical Land Claim Fable
by Kevin Loring
edition:Paperback
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tagged : canadian, aboriginal & indigenous, historical

Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day, he discovers a development company has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, Little Red attacks one of the engineers and is arrested for assault and trespassing on his own lands. In jail he meets his court-appointed lawyer, Larry, …

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Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal

Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively & Karen Gillmore
edition:eBook
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
tagged : marine life, imagination & play, environment

With beautiful, scientifically accurate illustrations, this fascinating story teaches children about the many fish, crustaceans, marine mammals, and micro-organisms that live in and feed off the eelgrass meadows of the north Pacific coastal region.

“Recommended for school and public libraries regardless of their proximity to the west coast. Althou …

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Shark Bait!

Shark Bait!

by Jeff Szpirglas & Danielle Saint-Onge, illustrated by Dave Whamond
edition:eBook
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : marine life, computers, environment

Shark-obsessed Orly spends every summer with her family on the coast. This year her parents have signed her up for sailing lessons, hoping to teach her some water safety while they're busy with her baby brother. Orly is excited to be on the water, but she has other ideas about how she’s going to spend her time there: rather than learning to tie k …

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The Saga of Lies

by Brooke Carter
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : epic, wizards & witches, mythical creatures

In a land of myth, magic and ice, young runecaster Runa is forced down a path to face a destiny she never wanted. To save her sister and her people, Runa must leave everything she knows behind and travel to distant shores, mythical lands and through time itself in search of answers, power and revenge. Steeped in Norse mythology, the Runecaster seri …

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Nye, Sand and Stones

Nye, Sand and Stones

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Somewhere off the coast and around the corner there are two islands. One island is made mostly of stones and the other mainly of sand, and that’s where the problem began. 
Young Nye doesn’t understand why the people on her Island of Sand work so hard to build beautiful sandcastles every day if they are destined to be ruined by the stones cata …

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Nye de l’île de Sable

Nye de l’île de Sable

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Quelque part au large, mais pas trop loin, se trouvent deux îles. Une est en grande partie faite de pierres tandis que l’autre est couverte de sable. C’est là que les problèmes commencent.
La petite Nye ne comprend pas pourquoi les habitants de son île de Sable s’acharnent à construire jour après jour de beaux châteaux de sable qui s …

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Little Wolf

by Teoni Spathelfer
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
tagged : native canadian, self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism

A young Indigenous girl moves to the big city and learns to find connections to her culture and the land wherever she goes, despite encountering bullies and feelings of isolation along the way.

When Little Wolf moves to the big city with her mom and sister, she has difficulty adjusting to their new life. She misses living close to nature and seeing …

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Victoria Unbuttoned

Victoria Unbuttoned

A Red-Light History of BC’s Capital City
by Linda J. Eversole
edition:Paperback
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tagged : women, prostitution & sex trade

A nuanced history of prostitution in Victoria told through newly uncovered stories of women who lived it.

From the establishment of Fort Victoria, BC’s capital city has had a long history of prostitution. But little has been written on the lives of the women themselves—some of the most enterprising women in Victoria’s past. Instead, these wome …

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Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

How I Quit Everything
by Alex Wood
edition:Paperback
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tagged : addiction, personal memoirs, relationships

A wildly disarming memoir by comedian Alex Wood on how he overcame his multiple addictions.

As an alcoholic, drug-addicted comedian with tendencies to over-indulge and under-achieve since he was a teenager, Alex Wood was on track for to achieve his greatest goals: to die young and drunk. At the age of twenty-eight, feeling desperate in the face of a …

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Travesia

Travesia

A Migrant Girlâ??s Cross-Border Journey
by Michelle Gerster, illustrated by Fiona Dunnett
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 7 to 17
tagged : girls & women, nonfiction, emigration & immigration, history

A poignant bilingual YA graphic novel about a teenage girlâ??s harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border.

This compelling young adult graphic memoir, based on real events, tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who attempts to cross the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life …

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Our Work Is Everywhere

Our Work Is Everywhere

An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance
by Syan Rose, foreword by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
edition:Paperback
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tagged : contemporary women, lesbian studies, gay & lesbian

A visually stunning graphic non-fiction book on queer and trans resistance.

Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rise of queer and trans communities that have defied and challenged those who have historically opposed them. Through bold, symbolic imagery and surrealist, overlapping landscapes, queer illustrator and curator Syan Rose shines …

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Finding Home

Finding Home

The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees
by Jen Sookfong Lee, illustrated by Drew Shannon
edition:Hardcover
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
Reading age: 8 to 12
tagged : emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism, non-classifiable

What drives people to search for new homes? From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world. We explore its origins and the current issues facing immigrants and refugees today, and …

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The Night Is Deep and Wide

The Night Is Deep and Wide

by Gillian Sze, illustrated by Sue Todd
edition:eBook
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p to 17
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : bedtime & dreams, poetry (see also stories in verse), stories in verse

Rich imagery, gentle rhythm and soothing repetition will lull your little one to sleep as the tulips close for the night, one by one. In this bedtime story written as an Italian villanelle, poet Gillian Sze makes use of the poetic forms of cyclic pattern and rhyme scheme to create a melodious lullaby.

A young child comes in from picking flowers as t …

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Toucania

Toucania

by Marianne Ferrer & Valérie Picard
edition:eBook
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : travel, girls & women, imagination & play

Intrepid adventurer Amelia finally gets a chance to explore the legendary island of Toucania, following in her grandfather’s footsteps. There she will get to observe the strange creatures that he used to tell her about as she drifted to sleep. Belicorns, chimpanthers and firebats have filled her dreams for years and now she has a chance to see th …

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My Best Friend Is Extinct

My Best Friend Is Extinct

by Rebecca Wood Barrett, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 10
Grade: 3 to 5
Reading age: 8 to 10
tagged : dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, friendship

Ten-year-old Henry Springs is thrilled when the wintery resort town he and his mom recently moved to experiences a record-breaking snowfall. There are even rumors that the extreme weather could mark the beginning of a new ice age.

One day, while exploring one of the many tunnels running through the town’s snowbanks, Henry discovers a strange, preh …

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A Perfect Likeness

A Perfect Likeness

Two Novellas
by Richard Wagamese, foreword by Waubgeshig Rice
edition:Paperback
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tagged : native american & aboriginal, thrillers, magical realism

The volume brings together two previously published novellas by Richard Wagamese, Him Standing and The Next Sure Thing, with a foreword from author Waubgeshig Rice. Both stories follow the lives of young men who have dreams for a better future. In their search for fame and fortune, Cree Thunderboy and Lucas Smoke end up on paths where their bigges …

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Design Like Nature

Design Like Nature

Biomimicry for a Healthy Planet
by Megan Clendenan & Kim Ryall Woolcock
edition:Hardcover
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : discoveries, environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection, inventions

Did you know that lamps can be powered by glowing bacteria instead of electricity? That gloves designed like gecko feet let people climb straight up glass walls? Or that kids are finding ways to make compostable plastic out of banana peels? Biomimicry, the scientific term for when we learn from and copy nature, is a revolutionary way to look to na …

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Riley Can't Stop Crying

Riley Can't Stop Crying

by Stéphanie Boulay, illustrated by Agathe Bray-Bourret, translated by Charles Simard
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : emotions & feelings, marriage & divorce, bullying, siblings

Riley is inconsolable. He can’t stop crying and nothing is making him feel better. His sister, Regina, tries her best to help him figure out what’s wrong, but four-year-old Riley isn't sure. It’s not his tummy, or his head, or the monsters under the bed. Regina and their dad try everything they can to make Riley smile, but nothing works until …

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Outside

Outside

A Novel
by Sean McCammon
edition:Paperback
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tagged : psychological, small town & rural, literary

David Woods, a first-year teacher, shares his grade-4 students' passion for nature and their reluctance to be hemmed in by classroom walls. He pushes the boundaries of risk and the constraints of school board policy, leading his class on outdoor adventures with hooting owls, curious stream creatures, and maple syrup making.

Then, during a seemingly …

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