19th Century Girls and Women by Bobbie KalmanFrom the merriment of social events to the chores, uncomfortable clothing, and health hazards of daily life, 19th Century Girls and Women reveals the positive and negative aspects of the lives of women over a century ago.
Call Number: Floor 1, E 46 .H57 N56 1996
Publication Date: 1996-10-31
An Apple for Harriet Tubman by Glennette Tilley Turner; Susan Keeter (Illustrator)Like other enslaved African American children, young Harriet Tubman had to work hard. In her master's orchard, she spent long hours picking the juicy apples she was forbidden to eat. Harriet vowed to one day be free and to grow apple trees of her own. When she was grown, she made her escape to the North. Then, repeatedly risking her life, she returned to lead many other African Americans to freedom.
Classroom Games by Bobbie Kalman; Heather LevigneClassroom Games describes the fun and creative activities that teachers employed to grab the attention of their students in pioneer days. Explore games that made learning fun involving spelling, arithmetic, geography, history, art, music, holidays, and creative writing.
Call Number: Floor 1, E 46 .H57 C53 2001
Publication Date: 2000-10-31
Colonial Home by Bobbie Kalman; John CrossinghamTake a nostalgic tour of the Colonial Home of the 1600s and 1700s. Get a glimpse of the kitchen, the fireplace, the bedchamber, and outbuildings. Tour a plantation and its slave quarters and find out how metal and bricks were made.
Immigration and the Founding of New Communities by Kathleen CorriganWhat is a homesteader and why did they want to move to the prairies? Look inside this book to find out! Immigration and the Founding of New Communities looks at what happened after the 1867 Canadian Confederation agreement. From the gold rush, to the building of the railways, we look at how Canada attracted and employed new immigrants. Books in the Canadian Timelines series teach readers the basics of Canadian history and culture, from how First Nations people arrived to immigration since the 1970s.
Call Number: Floor 1, FC 503 .I4 C67 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Island of Hope and Sorrow by Anne Renaud; Aries Cheung (Illustrator)From 1832 to 1937 more than four million people sailed across the Atlantic to the port of Quebec with the dream of creating better lives for themselves in the New World. During this period, a tiny island called Grosse Ile, located fifty kilometers downstream from the port, served as a quarantine station. Its mission was to prevent ship passengers from spreading diseases to the mainland. This is the story of the island, which served both as gateway and graveyard for the thousands of people who landed on its shores, and of the caring island workers who welcomed them. From the Canadian Immigration series.
Call Number: Floor 1, FC 2945 .G78 R45 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-25
The Kids Book of Great Canadian Women by Elizabeth MacLeod; John Mantha (Illustrator)From artists and inventors to astronauts and engineers, Canadian women have played an extraordinary role in the development of Canada. In this title in the Kids Book of series, meet more than 130 women and read about their amazing feats in exploration, science, the arts, politics and many other fields. Some made their mark hundreds of years ago, while others are changing Canada today. In this groundbreaking overview, you'll find names both famous and less familiar. But every one of these great women needed determination and courage to succeed, and their stories continue to inspire. Kids can read about wheelchair athlete Chantal Petitclerc, who won five gold medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games; singer Sarah McLachlan, whose all-women Lilith Fair musical festivals raised more than $7 million for charity; and Harriet Brooks Pitcher, who made important discoveries in the field of radioactivity at a time when it was difficult for women to get a university education.
Call Number: Floor 1, FC26 .W6 M23 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-01
Mirror with a Memory by Janice WeaverCanada and the art of photography came into existence together in the middle of the nineteenth century. Both had shaky beginnings -- one was an upstart country struggling to emerge from the shadow of its great neighbor, the other a rough art form capable of capturing only blurred, grainy images -- but each eventually came into its own. Today, Canada is a bold and prosperous nation, while photography, in the words of Edward Steichen, is "a major force in explaining man to man." Mirror with a Memory is a photographic journey through the history of this country. It includes those famous shots that have defined a nation; from the Fathers of Confederation grouped stiffly on the steps of Charlottetown's Confederation Hall to the massive Maple Leaf flag drifting over the heads of federalists on the eve of the last referendum. But the book also features the faces of ordinary Canadians going about their everyday lives -- a family of newly arrived, turn-of-the-century immigrants on the platform at Toronto's Union Station; a line of 1920s seal hunters picking their way across the Newfoundland ice floes; pith-helmeted soldiers at a Boer War field hospital in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Through extended captions and, of course, the photographs themselves, Mirror with a Memory brings to life the story of Canada from confederation to the present day. In the end, it gives us an unforgettable portrait of the people and events that forged a nation.
Call Number: Floor 3, FC 59 .W415 2007
Publication Date: 2007-11-13
Pioneer Recipes by Bobbie Kalman; Lynda HaleThis beautifully illustrated cookbook introduces children to the pioneer kitchen and features recipes from the many immigrant groups and native nations who built this land. Fascinating text describes how they prepared their meals and gives step-by-step instructions, safety rules, and useful tips on preparing recipes.
Call Number: Floor 1, E 46 .H57 P57 2001
Publication Date: 2000-10-31
Schoolyard Games by Bobbie Kalman; Heather LevigneSettler children played Schoolyard Games that are similar to those still played by children today. Colorful illustrations help explain early versions of such games as tag, skipping and string games, hopscotch, hiding games, marbles, tops, and group games such as Sticky Apple.
Call Number: Floor 1, E 46 .H57 S36 2001
Publication Date: 2000-10-31
That's Very Canadian! by Vivien Bowers; Dianne Eastman (Illustrator); Owlkids Books Inc. Staff (Illustrator)From maple syrup to the Mounties, That's Very Canadian! is a witty, informative, and entertaining look at the nation -- and a celebration of what makes Canadians so Canadian! Written from the perspective of a young girl named Rachel, who has been given an assignment about Canada by her teacher, this book is fun, captivating and informative. Part of the Wow Canada! collection, That's Very Canadian! explores the symbols and icons -- both official and unofficial -- of this unique country and its culture. Topics include what makes someone a Canadian, the story behind how the country came to have its name, just how Canada came to have the "noble" beaver as a national symbol, and more! A valuable resource for students needing straightforward information on Canada's national, provincial, and territorial symbols, this exploration is also an entertaining way to educate young readers about the heritage and national identity of Canada.
Call Number: Floor 1 FC 58 .B6846 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Travel in the Early Days by Bobbie Kalman; Kate CalderWith few roads and bridges, the early settlers had to find creative ways of getting around. This attractive book describes travel long ago on water and during the winter, in wagons and coaches, as well as the coming of more modern transportation such as steamboats, trains, and streetcars.
Call Number: Floor 1, E 46 .H57 T73 2001
Publication Date: 2000-10-31
Underground by Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)One ofSchool Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.
Call Number: Floor 1, E 450 .E94 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-18
Women from Canada's Past by Susan E. MerrittThis book is a celebration of the courage, strength and determination of women; it is a celebration of the richness and variety of women's lives in Canada's past. Women make up over half of the population of Canada, yet their experiences have often been left out of Canadian history books. What were their joys and sorrows? What adventures did women have? What events changed their lives? How did women change the world around them?
Nisga'a Nation by Seigel, RachelNisga'a Nation is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Pacific Northwest Coast people known as the Nisga'a Nation. Influenced by the climate and land along the Pacific Coast, the Nisga'a created complex societies. The text uses colour images and simple content that introduces primary and junior level students to the family, cultural traditions, and daily life of these remarkable people