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Wild Cats

cougars, bobcats and lynxIllustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle; published by Kids Can Press

The eating habits of wild cats is one of fourteen topics in this look at the three North American wild cats — cougars, bobcats and lynx. You’ll find out where wild cats live, how they give birth and raise their kittens, what they eat and much more.

Did you know?
• one lynx eats up to 200 snowshoe hares a year
• wild kittens purr like pet cats
• cougars are the biggest and fastest cats in North America

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“A beautifully illustrated book.” Science Activities

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Wild Dogs

wolves, coyotes and foxesIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

This book introduces children to wolves, coyotes and foxes – the wild dogs of North America. Find out where wild dogs live, what they eat, and how they give birth and raise their young. Beautifully detailed illustrations give you a close-up look at how each species compares in size, movement and habitat.

Did you know?
• all the wolves in a pack help take care of the pups
• an Arctic fox’s white fur turns brown in the summer
• a wolf can run up to 60 km per hour

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“Full of basic, interesting information which is tightly written and suitable for young fact finders.” Canadian Materials Magazine

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Whales

whalesIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

This book takes a look at the many kinds of whales that live in the world’s oceans. You’ll find out where whales live, how they give birth and raise their young, how they find food, how they communicate, and much more.

Did you know?
• a newborn blue whale is as long as a school bus
• killer whales have sharp teeth for hunting prey
• belugas were once called sea canaries because of their loud chirping sounds

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“Brief glossaries and more extensive indexes makes these good choices for young readers just beginning to use non-fiction.” School Library Journal

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Bears

bearsIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

The eating habits of bears is one of 14 topics in this look at three North American bears — grizzly bears, polar bears and black bears. You’ll find out where bears live, how they give birth and raise their cubs, what they eat and much more.

Did you know?
• all bears can swim
• baby bears have blue eyes
• bears are related to dogs

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“This series fills an important niche for early readers. Each attractively illustrated book focuses on a different type of wildlife and gives a simple overview of the creatures and their habits. The text is clear and easy to follow.” American Bookseller

“This well-designed volume … maintains a sense of visual calm and verbal continuity from one spread to the next … Handsome paintings illustrate this book effectively.” Booklist

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Rescuing the Children, The Story of the Kindertransport

Published by Tundra Books

This book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued from Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-controlled countries to safety in Britain.

The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.

• National Jewish Book Awards, Finalist, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Jewish Book Council
• Information Book Award, Honour Book, Children’s Literature Roundtable of Canada
• Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Nonfiction, Finalist
• Lasting Connections of 2012 List, Book Links, American Library Association
• Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award, shortlist
• The Year’s Best Books, Resource Links, 2012

“Even with all the books out there about the Kindertransport, readers will grab this exemplary title for historical research and for personal reading.” Starred Review, Booklist, American Library Association

“Explaining the Holocaust is never easy, but Hodge does an outstanding job of describing the horrors of what was happening and then putting them in a historical context that is comprehensible to even young students with only a passing knowledge of the period.” School Library Journal