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INFORMATION BOOKS: Living and Working in Ontario
The Big Book of Canada by Christopher Moore; Bill Slavin (Illustrator); Janet Lunn (Introduction by)This gorgeous book is the must-have geography resource for every young reader. Leading the reader across Canada, province by province, veteran writer Christopher Moore introduces the things that make this country unique. Each province and territory is explored and defined not only by its physical features, but also by its history, the people that make up its population, and the industry and culture that distinguish each region. The book is lavishly illustrated by well-known artist Bill Slavin, and features 150 full color photos. The gift book, reference book, and just plain fun-to-read book of the season – and many seasons to come!
Call Number: Floor 1, FC 58 .M657 2002
Publication Date: 2002-08-15
Canada in Colours by Yvette Ghione; Per-Henrik Gürth (Illustrator)Popular artist Per-Henrik Gürth showcases Canada's diverse landscapes in his third Canadian-themed concept book for the young. As in the earlier bestsellers ABC of Canada and Canada 123, the book encompasses all major regions of Canada. This time, Per-Henrik takes children on a countrywide exploration in brilliant color. The distinctly Canadian images -- white snow, green spruce, red PEI dunes, blue St. Lawrence River, yellow wheat fields -- will delight Canadians and tourists alike. Multi-colored northern lights are the perfect end to this eye-pleasing journey. The bold, bright art and simple text give pre-readers a valuable introduction to color -- and to their beautiful country. AGES: 2-4 Colour illustrations
Call Number: Floor 1, QC 495 .5 .G54 2008
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
The Canadian Shield Alphabet Book by Myrna Guymer; illustrator RoseMarie CondonA beautifully illustrated and informative colour children's picture book, The Canadian Shield Alphabet is chock full of interesting and little-known facts that highlight, letter by letter, the vast regions of the Canadian Shield -- a 4.8 million square kilometre area (almost half of Canada!) -- and the people who live there
Call Number: On order for the Education Library
Publication Date: 2008
Christmas in Ontario by Cheryl MacDonald"Every year, he put on the red Santa suit. Every year, there were more sick and needy children to attend to. And every year, as word of his activity spread, Jimmy collected more money and gifts to distribute." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history and human interest stories. Christmas is a time for celebrating with friends and family and for sharing stories, memories, and good cheer. This compilation brings to life the very best holiday stories from across Ontario. From the early days of exploration to the modern day, and from heartwarming inspirational tales to dangerous escapades, this is a collection to treasure for many years to come.
Call Number: Floor 1, GT 4987.15 .M33 2004
Publication Date: 2004-05-10
Innovation Nation by David Johnston; Tom JenkinsThis young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contributions on Canada's 150th birthday. Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces -- insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance. From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. With striking, vibrant illustrations throughout, Innovation Nation is a gorgeous companion to the adult edition that will surprise, enlighten and entertain young readers, and will be a valuable resource for teachers and librarians.
Call Number: Floor 1, T 23 .A1 J645 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
A Is for Algonquin by Lovenia Gorman; Melanie Rose (Illustrator)Illustrated by Melanie RoseThe second title in our already popular provincial alphabet series, A is for Algonquin Park: An Ontario Alphabet introduces young readers to all the beauty of this spectacular province. Written with the charm and knowledge of a life long resident, A is for Algonquin Park teaches youngsters of all ages about Ontario's inhabitants, history, flora and fauna, movers and shakers.As with our other two-tiered alphabet books, A is for Algonquin Park answers a variety of questions about one of Canada's most picturesque provinces. Is the longest street in the world really in Ontario? And the world's longest skating rink? What is the Group of Seven?A is for Algonquin Park is Lovenia Gorman's first book. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Melanie Rose has illustrated six other titles for Sleeping Bear. She lives near Toronto, Ontario.
Call Number: Floor 1, FC 3061.2 .G67 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-30
M Is for Maple by Mike Ulmer; Melanie Rose (Illustrator)Whether sharing the stories of Anne of Green Gables and Terry Fox, or revealing Canada's importance in growing grain that feeds the world, "M is for Maple" is a shining tribute to Canada. From British Columbia to Newfoundland, this Canadian alphabet book shares our nation's symbols, history, people and culture. In clever rhymes and informative text, author Mike Ulmer shares the unique details of Canada. Illustrator Melanie Rose has captured the beauty and splendor of Canada, from the Northern Lights to brave Mounties and the beautiful cities of Toronto, Victoria, and Quebec. Destined to become a national classic, "M is for Maple" is a treasure for Canadians young and old.
Wow Canada! by Vivien Bowers; Dan Hobbs (Illustrator); Dianne Eastman (Illustrator)A car trip across Canada doesn’t sound like much fun to 11-year-old Guy, especially with his little sister in tow -- but even he’s won over as the adventure begins. As his family treks from coast to coast, and even up into the territories, Guy finds that Canada is surprisingly... interesting. His wry observations offer an honest, engaging look at Canada’s culture, history, natural wonders, and most famous sights. The 3-D scrapbook-style design, featuring wacky postcards, Guy’s cartoons, and incredible photographs, complements the fast pace and truly original style of this remarkably entertaining guide.
People and the Environment by Jennifer BoothroydDesigned for early emergent readers, this book introduces the concept of humans' dependence on plants and animals to survive. A section illustrating how some human acitivities help and hurt the environment is also included.
Call Number: Floor 1, GF 48 .B66 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Why We Live Where We Live by Kira Vermond; Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)Why do you live where you do? The answer is a lot more complicated than it might seem. Why that house? Why this community? Why do cities sprout where they do? And what makes living there even possible? Geography, topography, climate, landscape, food security, politics, economics, and more all play a role in how we choose the place we call home. This book takes readers on a tour of the various ways humans adapt to our environments — or change them to suit our needs.