Canada - The Land by Bobbie KalmanExciting new color photographs capture the beauty and natural wonder of Canada, from its border with the United States, up to the land of the Midnight Sun.
Call Number: Floor 1, FC 75 .K34 2002
Publication Date: 2001-10-31
Cryptic Canada by Natalie Hyde; Matt Hammill (Illustrator); Owlkids Books Inc. Staff (Illustrator)While Canada cannot lay claim to wonders like the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge of England, or ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Canada is by no means lacking for stories of intrigue and adventure. From buried treasure to ice mummies to bootleggers to shipwrecks, curious readers need look no further than Cryptic Canadato discover seven of the country's most engaging unsolved mysteries. Beginning with the ongoing hunt in Nova Scotia for the legendary treasure of Captain Kidd and his crew, moving to the discovery of the mummified Franklin Expedition in Nunavut by modern-day scientists, and ending with an exploration of the Great Lakes Triangle phenomenon (with several other exciting stories in between), this book has something for every adventurous reader. Each chapter, bursting with illustrations by Matt Hammill and color photographs, ends with an interview with an expert in the field, who answers questions kids will be eager to ask after reading about each mysterious case.
Call Number: Floor 1, Children's Collection, FC 58 .H94 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-15
Exploring This Land from Coast to Coast by Vivien Bowers; Dan Hobbs (Illustrator)What could be more fun than a cross-country car trip with your parents and your younger sister? Twelve-year-old Guy can think of lots of things, but even he's won over with this adventure. His family's surprise-filled travels take them from one end of Canada to the other, even up to Nunavut, the newest territory. Curious but cool, Guy is the perfect narrator on this national odyssey. Honest, and often downright hilarious, his wry backseat observations, as well as those of his younger sister, Rachel, will be a hit with young readers. Their engaging tales will make this one car trip that anyone would want to take! This rollicking, informative and absorbing discovery of Canada's many splendors is a refreshing celebration of the country. Author Vivien Bowers has a keen sense of what appeals to young readers, and she turns up new information that captures the spirit of the many regions that make up Canada. Guaranteed to delight and inform, Wow Canada! is filled with:amazing Canadian factsCanada's historical wonderswacky postcards from Canada's odd cornerscartoon adventures of Bucko Beaverphotos and illustrations of Canada's most famous sights...and some hidden gems! The 3-D scrapbook-style design, bright artwork and stunning photographs complement the fast pace and refreshing style of this bountiful book. Humorous sidebars appear throughout, such as Food I Was Introduced to for My Own Good and Exceedingly Weird bits of Canadian Trivia. According to Mom explains the natural history of Canada, while Dad's scientific knowledge is imparted in According to Dad. Each chapter concludes with a list of even more Places to Go and Things We'll Do Next Time, and provides readers with the best provincial Websites on the Net. Gorgeous, panoramic artscapes by Dan Hobbs open each chapter as the intrepid family makes their way across each province and territory.
Call Number: Floor 1, School Text GB 131 .A52 2004 v.005
Publication Date: 2004
Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers; Milan Pavlovic (Illustrator)A non-fiction book combining a fictional coast-to-coast narrative about travelling across Canada with a plethora of facts and information. Alice and Cal drive accross Canada with their Gran, visiting icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland, collecting souvenirs at Niagara Falls, dinosaur fossils in the Badlands, Glaciers in the Rockies and totem poles on the pacific coast.
Call Number: Floor 1, FC 58 .B682 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
The Kids Book of Canadian Geography by Briony Penn (Illustrator)This installment in the critically acclaimed and bestselling Kids Book of... series is a landmark event in Canadian publishing. The Kids Book of Canadian Geography, the only trade book of its kind, is an indispensable resource. Writer and illustrator Briony Penn takes a fresh approach by showing how Canada's landscape, life forms, ecosystems and climate yield clues to help youngsters understand the ever-changing story of geography. What does a huge rock in the middle of a plain tell us? What makes spruce trees adapted to the north? What does the star-nosed mole tell us about woodlands? These and many other clues are explained to help youngsters ?decode? and understand their environments. This book traces the continents' formation and explains how they arrived at their present state, touching on ancient landscapes, evolving climate, continent shaping and life on the land, including human settlement. Then, kids get a richly detailed and illustrated tour through the eight geographical regions of their country.
Call Number: Floor 1 GB 131 .P36 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Prairie Food Chains by Kelley MacAulay; Bobbie KalmanChildren will enjoy exploring the vast prairies of North America in Prairie Food Chains. Young readers will learn about the different types of prairie habitats, how animals get the nutrients they need, and the fascinating adaptation some prairie animals undergo to survive in their habitats.
Call Number: Floor 1, QH 541.5 .P7 M33 2005
Publication Date: 2005-03-15
A River Ran Wild by Lynne CherryNot about a Canadian region, but land that adjoins Canada and a story that we may learn from. This is the remarkable environmental success story of the cleanup of New England's once polluted Nashua River.A River Ran Wild is "beautifully designed, and its message is admirable. Readers will be moved to consider their personal impact on the environment and what they can do to make a difference."--Booklist
Come and Learn with Me by Sheyenne Jumbo; Mindy Willett; Tessa Macintosh (Photographer)Nine-year-old Sheyenne lives in Sambaa K'e, Northwest Territories-that's Trout Lake in English. Come learn with her as she takes you on a journey to her community in the fall, the season of moose. This is the fourth book in the popular series The Land Is Our Storybook" and features the Dehcho region of the Dene. "The Land Is Our Storybook" is a series of books about the lands and cultures of Canada's Northwest Territories. In the books, storytellers, elders, and cultural leaders from the ten regions in the Territories share real stories of everyday life in the North today.
Call Number: Floor 1, E 99 .T56 J84 2010
Publication Date: 2009-10-30
Proud to Be Inuvialuit by Mindy Willett; James Pokiak; Tessa Macintosh (Photographer)2011 Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable - Information Book Award James Pokiak is proud to be Inuvialuit, which means "real people." The Inuvialuit are the most westerly Canadian Inuit. He lives in the hamlet of Tuktoyuktuk, NWT, which is above the Arctic Circle on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. The community is often just called Tuk to save time. Even though he lives in town now, James grew up on the land, learning the traditional values and survival skills of his people. In this book, the fifth in the The Land is Our Storybook series, James and his daughter, Rebecca, go on a trip to harvest beluga whale. Harvesting and preparing beluga meat together as a family is an integral part of what it means to be Inuvialuit. Join James and Rebecca and learn about how the beluga whale is interlinked with Inuvialuit culture and history.