Series: 10 Plants That Shook the WorldElectronic book text, PDFGillian Richardson9781554515202$12.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Apr 01, 2013
Plants might start out as leafy things growing in the earth, but they can come into our lives in unexpected ways. And believe it or not, some have even played an exciting role in our world's history. Discover how: - Countries went to war to control trade centers for pepper - A grass called papyrus became the first effective tool for sharing knowledge through writing - Europeans in the 1600s cut down rainforests to grow sugar, contributing to soil erosion - Cotton improved the livelihoods of a few, but caused unthinkable suffering f... + Read More
Series: 5 ElephantsElectronic book text, PDFRob Laidlaw9781554558568$19.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 9Jun 10, 2014
5 Elephants tells the stories of five famous elephants, some heartbreaking and some hopeful. Meet Echo, who thrived in her natural environment, Lucy, who lives alone in a Canadian zoo and Tarra, an entertainment elephant who is now living out her days at a sanctuary. You'll also discover why Tusko, a travelling entertainment elephant, had such a tragic life, and you'll meet Thandora, a zoo elephant who was given a new life in the wild.
Series: 50 Body QuestionsA Book That Spills Its GutsElectronic book text, EPUBTanya Lloyd Kyi9781554516148$12.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9Feb 18, 2014
Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen—YOU! Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our bodies are masterful machines of intricate design that perform amazing feats daily. The fifth book in Annick’s successful 50 Questions series guides readers through the details of how our bodies function, from the miracles of genetics, to immune cells shaped like sea monsters. With her engaging, lucid style, Lloyd Kyi incorporates recent scientifc research to explain our body’s complex workings. Kids will love fnding the answers... + Read More
Series: 50 Questions50 Burning QuestionsA Sizzling History of FireElectronic book text, PDFTanya Lloyd Kyi9781554513994$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Feb 01, 2010
If we took time to examine the flames in our world—fires that have built civilizations, sparked entire religions, and literally changed the surface of the Earth—can you imagine how many questions we would have? The 50 questions in this book may be just the beginning, but they will intrigue and excite young readers. From the question of “Who’s for dinner?” (before mastering fire, humans were more likely to be prey than predators), to “Who were the first firefighters?” (Romans over 2,000 years ago), to “Why don’t firewalkers get toasted feet?” (... + Read More
Series: 50 Questions50 Climate QuestionsA Blizzard of Blistering FactsElectronic book text, PDFPeter Christie9781554515165$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Mar 01, 2012
Climate is a hot topic. Turns out, it’s been a major mover and shaker since time began. Climate has made it possible for new species to evolve, yet has wiped out others. We might not think about it this way, but it has a hand in determining where we live, what we do, and how well we survive. The fourth book in Annick’s highly engaging 50 Questions series gives readers the answers to earth-shattering questions such as “How big was the wallop that KO’d T. rex?” (Huge! Scientists believe a Manhattan-sized asteroid killed off dinosaurs by creating... + Read More
Series: 50 Questions50 Poisonous QuestionsA Book With BiteElectronic book text, PDFTanya Lloyd Kyi9781554514007$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Feb 01, 2011
It’s a toxic world out there. Poisonous snakes, toxic herbicides, noxious fumes — poisons in one form or another are all around us. An innocent-looking flower may be lethal, and smog can make it impossible to breathe. Poisons can be the death of us, but they can also cure disease. The second book in Annick’s 50 Questions series provides answers to many intriguing questions, such as: • Should you pee on a jellyfish sting? No, douse it with vinegar! • Why was the Mad Hatter mad? From working with mercury nitrate. • Can venomous lizards cure diab... + Read More
Series: 50 Questions50 Underwear QuestionsA Bare-All HistoryElectronic book text, PDFTanya Lloyd Kyi9781554513987$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Aug 01, 2011
Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in fields or factories) or the shapes we value (manly calves or tiny waists). The third book in Annick’s 50 Questions series tackles questions such as “What’s that smell?” (Medieval Europeans thought bathing made you sick) and “Did boxers arrive in the Nick of time?” (When blue jean model Nick Kamen stepped out of his denims to reveal his boxers, sales of the underwear soared.) Underwear has played ... + Read More
Is it possible to live forever? People have been trying to figure out a way to escape mortality since, well, forever. This book takes readers on a fast-paced tour of several wacky and wise methods humans have used to try prolonging their lives, from ancient immortality elixirs and quests for a fountain of youth to modern-day research into cryogenics and robotics. Touching on folklore from around the world, famed literary immortals and studies of animals that seem unaffected by aging, the book delves into topics as diverse as genetics, religi... + Read More
Series: A Change of HeartElectronic book text, EPUBAlice Walsh9781771083720$8.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 9May 30, 2016
Finally, the remarkable story of honourary Newfoundlander Lanier Phillips is available for young children in this heartwarming picture book.A young African American and the son of sharecroppers, Lanier Phillips escapes the violence, racism, and segregation of his Georgia home by joining the navy during the Second World War. But tragedy strikes the USS Truxtun one February night off the southeastern coast of Newfoundland, and Lanier is the lone Black survivor of the terrible shipwreck. Covered in oil when he arrives onshore, the community?s kind... + Read More
Series: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor MemoirsA Drastic Turn of DestinyElectronic book text, EPUBFred Mann9781897470626$6.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Age (years) from 14Sep 01, 2009
Under the Yellow & Red Stars is a remarkable story of survival, coming of age and homecoming after years as a stranger in a strange land. Alex Levin was only ten years old when he ran deep into the forest after the Germans invaded his hometown of Rokitno and only twelve when he emerged from hiding to find that he had neither parents nor a community to return to. A harrowing tale of escape, endurance and exceptional emotional resilience, Levin’s story also draws us into his later life as an officer and eventual outcast in the USSR, and as an imm... + Read More
Series: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor MemoirsA Name UnbrokenElectronic book text, EPUBMichael Mason9781897470961$6.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Age (years) from 14Sep 01, 2015
When Germany occupied Hungary in 1944, fifteen-year-old Miklos Friedman drew on his wits to survive. Recruited into forced labour, sent to a ghetto and, ultimately, to the Nazi camps of Auschwitz and Mühldorf, Miklos never stopped fighting to change his fate. After the war, he risked everything in order to leave his past behind. Decades later, a chance meeting in Toronto led Miklos, now Michael Mason, to discover the power of his new name.
Series: A Stranger at HomeA True StoryElectronic book text, PDFChristy Jordan-Fenton9781554514182$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Aug 01, 2011
Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It’s been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, “Not my girl.” Margaret realizes she is now marked as an outsider. And Margaret is an outsider: she has forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can’t even stomach the food her mother prepares. However, Margaret g... + Read More
This book introduces the ABCs and develops early language skills using images of animals that every kid should know. Vibrant colors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children identify all of their ABCs before preschool.
Series: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor MemoirsAcross the Rivers of MemoryElectronic book text, EPUBFelicia Carmelly9781897470978$6.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Age (years) from 14Sep 01, 2015
Transnistria, Romania, did not exist on a map. Yet that is where ten-year-old Felicia Steigman and her parents arrived in 1941, after a cruel deportation and death march overseen by Romanian Nazi collaborators. After surviving three years amid squalor, devastation and death, they finally returned to their pre-war idyllic hometown, Vatra Dornei, only to find their suffering being silenced. Decades later, Felicia was determined to commemorate the forgotten cemetery of Transnistria in a way that could not be ignored.
This book introduces basic actions and develops early language skills using images of things that every kid should know. Vibrant colors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children identify and name different actions before preschool.
Series: We Thought of ItAfricans Thought of ItAmazing InnovationsElectronic book text, PDFBathseba Opini9781554514014$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Feb 01, 2011
Did you know that aloe vera — now found in countless products, including sunscreens and soaps — was first used by Africans? They ground it into powder and used it to treat burns and other skin conditions, and hunters used it to disguise their scent from animals. They also used the nutritious oil from the fruit of the oil palm tree in everything from cooking to medicines to wine. And the marimba, better known to us as the xylophone, is believed to have originated 700 years ago in Mali. Other unique African innovations include the technique of ba... + Read More
Series: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor MemoirsAlbum of My LifeElectronic book text, EPUBAnn Szedlecki9781897470640$6.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Age (years) from 14Sep 01, 2009
Ann Szedlecki was a Hollywood-film-loving fourteen-year-old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 and she fled to the Soviet Union with her older brother, hoping to return for the rest of her family later. Instead, she ended up spending most of the next six and a half years alone in the Soviet Union, enduring the harsh conditions of northern Siberia under Stalin’s Communist regime. Szedlecki’s beautifully written story, which lovingly reconstructs her pre-war childhood in Lodz, is also compelling for its candour about her experiences as a woman... + Read More
Series: Lorimer SideStreetsAll InElectronic book text, EPUBMonique Polak9781552775981$8.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 14 - 18Feb 15, 2013
Todd Lerner's never been much of a student, but he's got plenty of street smarts and he's a mean poker player. Todd's always had a thing for Claire, the most beautiful girl in grade eleven -- but Claire likes nice things. If Todd wants to date her, he'll need cash and plenty of it. Soon, a weekly poker game turns into a costly and dangerous obsession, and Todd's luck begins to change. Inspired by true events, All In journeys into the high-stakes worlds of gambling, addiction, and fraud. [Fry Reading Level - 4.0
Series: Almost HomeThe Sinking of the S. S. CaribouElectronic book text, EPUBJennifer Morgan9781550813968$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Oct 31, 2012
In the early hours of October 14, 1942, under cover of darkness, the German submarine U-69 torpedoed and sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou off the southwest coast of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Now, seventy years later, writer and artist Jennifer Morgan recreates that eventful night in full colour. These vivid illustrations, in comic book form, bring the history and aftermath of the Caribou’s final voyage to life for a whole new generation of readers.
Series: The Women's Hall Of Fame SeriesAmazing Women AthletesElectronic book text, EPUBJill Bryant9781926739038$6.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Jan 01, 2001
This collection features ten women from around the world, all amazing athletes who have gone the distance in their own way. The book profiles the largely forgotten Olympian, Bobbie Rosenfeld, considered by many experts to be Canada's most accomplished fem
Series: An Inuksuk Means WelcomeElectronic book text, PDFMary Wallace9781771472234$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7Nov 01, 2015
An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided. The words and their definitions give a sense of th... + Read More
Series: Animals That Changed the WorldElectronic book text, PDFKeltie Thomas9781554514205$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Aug 01, 2010
From furry felines to hard-working horses, animals have had a tremendous impact on world history. For example, rats, through the diseases they carry, have probably killed more people than any war or natural disaster, goats may have been the first to discover coffee and, thanks to camels, people were able to survive for long periods in the desert and open up trade routes between Europe and Asia. However, animals can also be destructive. Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases — and may even have killed Alexander the Great. Some animals have changed t... + Read More
Series: Lorimer RecordbooksAnnaleise CarrHow I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling CancerElectronic book text, EPUBAnnaleise Carr9781459406339$8.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18Mar 11, 2014
Over eight months worth of planning, hundreds of hours of hard physical training, amassing a team of dedicated crewmates, approaching sponsors and collecting donations -- and finally, swimming for twenty-seven hours across the cold, rough waters of Lake Ontario. Why would a fourteen-year-old girl take on such a challenge? For Annaleise Carr, the motivation came not from a desire for glory. Her ultimate quest was to raise money for her new friends at Camp Trillium, a charity that provides a camping experience for kids with cancer. What kept her ... + Read More
Series: Arctic SkyElectronic book text, PDFVladyana Krykorka9781554514045$4.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Aug 01, 2011
Vladyana Krykorka brings the arctic world to life with her signature illustration style. This board book focuses on a particular aspect of arctic wildlife — often showing a mother with her young — and pairs lovely watercolor paintings with simple and expressive language. ARCTIC SKY introduces young readers to birds, such as swooping owls and graceful, gliding swans.
Series: Arctic LandElectronic book text, PDFVladyana Krykorka9781554514021$4.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Aug 01, 2011
Vladyana Krykorka brings the arctic world to life with her signature illustration style. This board book focuses on a particular aspect of arctic wildlife — often showing a mother with her young — and pairs lovely watercolor paintings with simple and expressive language. ARCTIC LAND introduces young readers to mammals, such as the musk ox and arctic hare.
Series: Arctic SeaElectronic book text, PDFVladyana Krykorka9781554514038$4.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Aug 01, 2011
Vladyana Krykorka brings the arctic world to life with her signature illustration style. This board book focuses on a particular aspect of arctic wildlife — often showing a mother with her young — and pairs lovely watercolor paintings with simple and expressive language. ARCTIC SEA introduces young readers to marine animals, such as the narwhal and beluga whale.
Series: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor MemoirsAs the Lilacs BloomedElectronic book text, EPUBAnna Molna´r Hegedu?s9781897470817$6.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Age (years) from 14Sep 01, 2014
In the spring of 1944, as Germany occupied her native Hungary, Anna Hegedu?s barely had time to notice the flowers blooming around her. One year later, as the lilacs blossomed once again, she returned to her hometown of Szatma´r and set her memories, raw and vivid, to paper. Her unflinching words convey the bitter details of the Szatma´r ghetto, Auschwitz, the Schlesiersee forced labour camp and a perilous death march. At forty-eight years old, Anna had survived a lifetime of trauma, and as she wrote, she waited, desperately hoping her family w... + Read More
Series: The Women's Hall of Fame SeriesAstonishing Women ArtistsElectronic book text, EPUBHeather Ball9781926739045$6.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Jan 01, 2007
Discover the lives of women artists from the 16th century to the present day, such as the early feminist Artemisia Gentileschi, the adventurous Emily Carr, the flamboyant Frida Kahlo, and the brilliant Georgia O’Keeffe.
Series: Atlantic Animal ABCElectronic book text, EPUBAngela Doak9781771084727$8.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 0 - 2May 05, 2017
From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, with lots of wild Atlantic Canadiana in between--like lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine, and more--Atlantic Animal ABCs is the perfect introduction for young ones to the region's wildlife.With vibrant paper collage illustrations, Angela Doak's whimsical animal interpretations are a great teaching tool for introducing baby to alphabet and animals all at once, and leave lots of room for play!
Series: BaseballogySupercool Facts You Never KnewElectronic book text, EPUBKevin Sylvester9781554517091$10.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Apr 01, 2015
The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find! Whether they are die-hard baseball fans or casual spectators, readers will be captivated by this collection of fascinating, little-known facts about the game. For example, did you know that the yarn in a single baseball is long enough to nearly reach the top of the Empire State Building? With lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs, Baseballogy explores such diverse topics as the materials used to make the balls (including fish eyes, once used for the core!) and freak injur... + Read More
Series: Be a Beach DetectiveElectronic book text, EPUBPeggy Kochanoff9781771082686$8.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 9May 19, 2015
Can anything eat prickly sea urchins? Can dead jellyfish still sting you? Why does water squirt up when you walk along the beach? Biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving beach mysteries. From the puzzling tidal life of barnacles to the stunning variety of seaweeds, Kochanoff dives deep into our coastal habitats and comes up with an entertaining and enlightening look at life by the ocean. Full of fascinating facts and surprising solutions, Be a Beach Detective is the perfect book... + Read More
Series: Be a Night DetectiveSolving Mysteries of Twilight, Dusk, and NightfallElectronic book text, EPUBPeggy Kochanoff9781771084734$8.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 9May 11, 2017
Why are moths drawn to light at night? Why do some flowers only bloom under the moon? Are stars really falling from the sky?Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries after dark. From the author of Silver Birch-nominated Be a Wilderness Detective and Hackmatack-nominated Be a Beach Detective comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts. From tiny cicadas in the grass and skunks digging in your backyard, to the Northern Lights dancing in the sky, Kochanoff shine... + Read More
Series: Be a Pond DetectiveSolving the Mysteries of Lakes, Swamps, and PoolsElectronic book text, EPUBPeggy Kochanoff9781771083959$8.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 9Apr 15, 2016
Do dragonflies bite? What is the difference between a frog and a toad? Are leeches dangerous?Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving pond mysteries. From the life cycle of mosquitoes to the many uses and varieties of pond plants, Kochanoff takes young readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour of life in and around a freshwater pond. Full of detailed illustrations and clear answers to creative questions, Be a Pond Detective is the perfect way to discover the nature myster... + Read More
Series: Be a Wilderness DetectiveElectronic book text, EPUBPeggy Kochanoff9781771080132$8.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8May 03, 2013
Why is that tree lumpy? How do insects stay alive in the winter? What are tides, anyway?In Be a Wilderness Detective, biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these and many more questions. With simple language and beautifully accurate paintings, Kochanoff walks young readers through many nature puzzles, including identifying different types of animal poop and understanding how maple trees can be tapped without being harmed. Clear, precise, and engaging, Be a Wilderness Detective is the perfect book for budding naturalists—and it will also ... + Read More
Series: Because I am a GirlI Can Change the WorldElectronic book text, EPUBRosemary McCarney9781927583456$12.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Oct 11, 2014
Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, has followed up the her popular picture book Every Day is Malala Day with a book for middle grade readers, also inspired by her international development work. Working with Plan, Rosemary helped craft its Because I am a Girl global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights, and lift millions of girls out of poverty, and helped lead the charge for the United Nations to declare October 11th the "International Day of the Girl" - a day each year to recognize and adv... + Read More
Series: Behind the BadgeCrimefighters Through HistoryElectronic book text, EPUBEd Butts9781554516766$0.00 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 10 - 13Sep 23, 2014
Buckle up for true stories of the chiefs, strongmen, and outlaws who kept the peace. Where did the concept of policing originate? Who fought crime in ancient civilizations like those of Greece and Rome? How did the monarchs of the Middle Ages keep the countryside free of bandits? Why were the frontier towns of the American West policed by gunfighters? The truth will surprise you! In parts of the prehistoric world, young warriors took turns enforcing community laws. During the Ottoman Empire, the sultan's police acted as spies, bodyguards, exe... + Read More
Series: Groundwork GuidesBeing MuslimA Groundwork GuideElectronic book text, EPUBHaroon Siddiqui9781554980017$10.00YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) to 14Jul 01, 2006
"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail Being Muslim presents an up-front and readable explanation of the most complex and emotion-laden issues of our troubled times. The varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined -- but the focus is on the present. In speaking about and crossing political, cultural and religious divisions, this book ... + Read More
Series: Beyond BulletsA photo journal of AfghanistanElectronic book text, PDFRafal Gerszak9781554514052$14.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18Aug 01, 2011
Award-winning photographer Rafal Gerszak spent a year embedded with the American military in Afghanistan, where he used his camera to document everyday life in the war-torn country. While there, he developed a deep affection for the land and its people, and he later returned on his own. Despite the dangers around him, he continued taking photos, exposing the plight of that besieged country. Framed by journal entries that relate his experiences on two levels—as a foreigner looking for a deeper connection to a country that has stirred him, and a... + Read More
Series: Lorimer RecordbooksBig League DreamsBaseball Hall of Fame's first African-Canadian, Fergie JenkinsElectronic book text, EPUBRichard Brignall9781459406155$8.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 11 - 18Oct 30, 2013
This is a history of black major league baseball players and the crumbling of the colour barrier in sport, and the story of how Fergie Jenkins rose to the top to become Canada's first inductee into the American Baseball Hall of Fame. Fergie Jenkins grew up in the era when Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play major league baseball, and Willie O'Ree became the first black NHL player. Inspired by these professional athletes, and with doors now opening for young men like himself, Fergie went on to have a remarkable career in major lea... + Read More
Series: Lorimer RecordbooksBig TrainThe Legendary Ironman of Sport, Lionel ConacherElectronic book text, EPUBRichard Brignall9781552778784$8.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 11 - 18Mar 16, 2011
Lionel Conacher excelled at football, hockey, baseball, boxing, wrestling, and lacrosse. He taught himself how to play and he worked hard, and it paid off. He supported his struggling family, never giving up or letting people down. He was given the nickname Big Train because he was unstoppable on the football field when he ran through the opposition. In 1921 Conacher joined the Toronto Argonauts, and in 1926 he played professional baseball for the Toronto Maple Leafs. After retiring from sports, Conacher was elected to the Canadian House of Com... + Read More
Series: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor MemoirsBits and PiecesElectronic book text, EPUBHenia Reinhartz9781897470916$6.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Age (years) from 14Sep 01, 2007
Lodz, Poland, 1944. Teenaged Henia Rosenfarb sat with her family in a small, secret room, hiding from Nazi soldiers who were looking for them. Little could the fiery redhead have imagined that her path would take her from wartime Poland to faraway Canada.
Series: Bobbie RosenfeldThe Olympian Who Could Do EverythingElectronic book text, EPUBAnne Dublin9781926739090$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Jan 01, 2004
Sportswriters agree that Bobbie Rosenfeld may be Canada’s greatest female athlete of the twentieth century. But her popularity was due to more than athletic brilliance; she was admired for her honesty and sense of fair play.
Series: Bodyguards!From Gladiators to the Secret ServiceElectronic book text, PDFEd Butts9781554514960$13.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Jul 12, 2012
We might think of bodyguards as a modern concept, but they’ve been around since ancient times. The rich, the powerful, the famous, and the infamous have all placed their safety in the hands of bodyguards. From Caesar’s Praetorian Guard to Japanese samurai warriors to Wild West outlaws, bodyguards have played a vital role. They’ve even changed the course of history. There are notorious bodyguards who protect gangsters from the police and those who are paid to shield celebrities from the paparazzi, while others escort children in danger of being... + Read More
Series: Bones Never LieHow Forensics Helps Solve History's MysteriesElectronic book text, PDFElizabeth MacLeod9781554515226$13.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Mar 05, 2013
How did King Tut really die? The mystery of the young pharaoh’s death is only one of the puzzles that modern science has helped solve. Thanks to forensics—the science of examining physical evidence—we now know that King Tut died of malaria. We also know that stomach cancer, and not arsenic as suspected, killed Napoleon. Seven intriguing stories about historical royal figures whose demise was suspicious, and hard scientific facts about crime-solving techniques make each event seem like an episode of CSI rather than a history lesson. Kids will... + Read More
Series: Branded by the Pink TriangleElectronic book text, EPUBKen Setterington9781926920979$12.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 13 - 18Apr 15, 2013
A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. F... + Read More
Series: Orca FootprintsBrilliant!Shining a light on sustainable energyElectronic book text, EPUBMichelle Mulder9781459805200$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 3 - 7Oct 01, 2013
Did you know that cars can run on french-fry grease or that human poop can be used to provide power to classrooms? Kids in Mexico help light up their houses by playing soccer, and in the Philippines, pop-bottle skylights are improving the quality of life for thousands of families. Brilliant! is about what happens when you harness the power of imagination and innovation: the world changes for the better! Full of examples of unusual (and often peculiar) power sources, Brilliant! encourages kids to look around for new and sustainable ways to light... + Read More
Series: Buzz about BeesElectronic book text, PDFKari-Lynn Winters9781554558780$19.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Oct 30, 2013
Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful — with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants — it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished. Global bee researcher Laurence Packer estimates that bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply. Buzz About Bees is the latest addition to the series that includes Lowdown on Earthworms and follows the same formula offering an in-depth look at an endangered and vital part of the natural world. Acco... + Read More
Series: Lorimer RecordbooksChampion for HealthHow Clara Hughes fought depression to win Olympic goldElectronic book text, EPUBRichard Brignall9781459410817$7.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18Feb 12, 2016
Clara Hughes has won multiple medals in both summer and winter Olympic Games. As a cyclist and speed skater, Clara pushed through pain to get to the finish line, trying to have her best race every day. Few knew that the same determination and focus were also needed to fight her own personal battles. Abusing drugs and alcohol from her early teens, Clara used sport to turn her life around in a few short months. But after becoming one of the world's top athletes, her world came apart as her depression threatened to rob her of her Olympic dreams. C... + Read More
Series: Child of DandelionsElectronic book text, EPUBShenaaz Nanji9781926739939$7.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 13Sep 01, 2008
It is 1972, and fifteen-year-old Sabine enjoys a comfortable life as the daughter of Indian parents living in Uganda. But her world is turned upside down when the country’s military President, General Idi Amin, declares Indians must be “weeded out” of the country in ninety days. At first, Sabine does not believe that as Indians born in Uganda they will be forced to leave their beloved home. It all seems so unfair. But as the countdown continues, Sabine’s eyes are opened to the poverty and hostility around her. She begins to realize that she has... + Read More
Series: Children of WarVoices of Iraqi RefugeesElectronic book text, EPUBDeborah Ellis9781554980086$9.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) to 12Mar 01, 2009
USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List In this book, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the most tragic victims of the Iraq war -- Iraqi children. She interviews young people, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few who are trying to build new lives in North America. Some families have left Iraq with money; others are penniless and ill or disabled. Most of the children have parents who are working illegally or not at all, and the fear of deportation is a constant threat. Ellis provides an historical overview and brief expla... + Read More
Series: Lorimer RecordbooksChina ClipperPro football's first Chinese-Canadian player, Normie KwongElectronic book text, EPUBRichard Brignall9781552775264$8.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18Feb 22, 2012
Normie Kwong's parents immigrated to Canada from China in the early 1900s. For them, and many other Asian immigrants, moving meant having to face both the government's anti-Asian policies and society's attitude of Chinese exclusion. But Normie overcame it all and, despite his small stature, in 1948 he became the youngest footballer ever to play in a Grey Cup game. Nicknamed the "China Clipper" as a nod to both his Chinese heritage and his record-setting speed on the football field, Kwong went on to become a hero and popular sports role model fo... + Read More
Series: Lorimer RecordbooksChoice of ColoursThe pioneering African-American quarterbacks who changed the face of footballElectronic book text, EPUBJohn Danakas9781552778944$8.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 - 17Mar 16, 2011
Until a mere generation ago, black football players were largely unproven as quarterbacks since they were excluded from a position that demanded strategic thinking instead of brute force. So, talented players headed north, rising to stardom in Canada. John Danakas profiles the pioneering athletes who donned new team colours and changed their sport.[Fry Reading Level - 4.8
Series: Groundwork GuidesCitiesA Groundwork GuideElectronic book text, EPUBJohn Lorinc9781554980093$9.95YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Age (years) to 14Aug 01, 2008
"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas. The search for better housing, transit, economic opportunity, and security within neighbourhoods forces today's city-dwellers -- in both the developed world and in megacities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America -- to confront what it means to live in our urban worl... + Read More
Series: City CrittersWildlife in the Urban JungleElectronic book text, EPUBNicholas Read9781459803237$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 3 - 7Apr 01, 2012
When we think of wild animals, we don't immediately associate them with the cities we live in. But a closer look soon reveals that we share our urban environment with a great many untamed creatures. Heavily illustrated and full of entertaining and informative facts, City Critters examines how and why so many wild animals choose to live in places that, on first glance at least, seem contrary to their needs. How do those deer, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, crows, gulls and geese-not to mention the alligators, eagles, otters and snakes-m... + Read More
Series: Groundwork GuidesClimate Change Revised EditionA Groundwork GuideElectronic book text, EPUBShelley Tanaka9781554982042$10.00YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Age (years) to 14Mar 01, 2012
Revised and updated edition Scientists have been warning the world about global warming for almost three decades. But the rest of us are only now starting to get the message. The planet is warming at an unusually rapid rate, and this warming is largely being caused by human activity. Shrinking glaciers, thawing permafrost, erratic weather and threatened freshwater supplies are already affecting the lives of people around the globe, and the worst is yet to come. The crisis is real, but there is little consensus about how to confront the problem,... + Read More
Series: Lorimer Deal With ItCliquesDeal with it using what you have insideElectronic book text, EPUBKat Mototsune9781552775462$19.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Dec 23, 2010
As long as there have been girls in schools, there have been cliques -- a particularly malicious and subtle form of bullying that isn't always recognized for what it is. And with the growing role of social media, their mean-spirited goals have only become easier to achieve.Cliques: Deal with it using what you have inside, the latest book in the Deal With It series, offers young readers up-to-date discussions about: distinguishing groups from cliques, inclusion/exclusion, gossip, cyber-bullying, self esteem, and peer pressure. The book directly ... + Read More
This book introduces basic colors and develops early language skills using images of things that every kid should know. Vibrant colors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children identify all of their colors before preschool.
Series: Math in NatureCounting on FallElectronic book text, PDFLizann Flatt9781926973487$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 7Jan 15, 2014
As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes — and much more! — can be found by observing everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like you? Would leaves fall in patterns? Would whales enter a race? In Counting on Fall, the first title in the Math in Nature series by award-winning author Lizann Flatt, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of number sense and numeration. The engaging “What if?” format of this informational picture book is sure to ... + Read More
Series: The Women's Hall of Fame SeriesCourageous Women RebelsElectronic book text, EPUBJoy Crysdale9781927583005$6.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Mar 05, 2013
Ten biographies of women reformers from around the world who have made a difference in the realms of politics, social equality, disability, and women’s rights. From the work of abolitionist Sojourner Truth and women like South Africa’s anti-apartheid activist Ruth First and America’s feminist leader Gloria Steinem. Also included are Michelle Douglas, a campaigner for lesbian and gay rights, and Temple Grandin, advocate for the rights of animals and a woman who has revolutionized the way the world looks at people with autism. The collection of b... + Read More
Series: Crazy About HockeyElectronic book text, EPUBLoris Lesynski9781554517138$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 10Mar 02, 2015
We get in position, about to start, around us the thumps of every heart—the hearts on the ice and the ones that came to watch an amazing hockey game. Third in Loris Lesynski’s popular Crazy About series, is this new collection all about hockey. In more than 25 bouncy poems, Lesynski’s signature humor and style shine through as she captures the joys, thrills, and challenges of one of the most popular sports in North America. As with their previous collaborations, Crazy About Soccer! and Crazy About Basketball!, Lesynski and Rasmussen combine wo... + Read More