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Desert Animals

desert animalsIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

Deserts are home to amazing animals whose bodies are built for living in hot places, where there is very little water to drink. Scorpions, sand cats and camels all have special ways of staying cool, finding food and raising their young in a hot, dry habitat.

Read about:
• the sidewinder snake who rattles its tail to scare away enemies
• the sand cat whose furry paws protect it from the burning sand
• the Bactrian camel who can drink enough water to fill a bathtub

Who Lives Here?

This series looks at animals in their natural habitats – rain forests, polar regions, deserts and wetlands – and explains how the body and habits of each animal are suited to the place it lives. Charming, realistic illustrations, playful language and intriguing facts make these books a perfect read for young children.

“Habits as well as habitats, prey as well as predators, are presented in word and picture in an engaging and appropriate way for the books’ intended audience.” Globe and Mail

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Deer, Moose, Elk and Caribou

deer, moose, elk and caribouIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

Deer, moose, elk and caribou are all members of the deer family. In this book, you’ll find out what they eat, where they live, how they give birth and raise their young, why some migrate and much more.

Did you know?
• a moose’s antlers can weigh as much as an 11 year old child
• in a day, a moose can eat as much as 90 big salad bowls of greens
• a baby deer less than a week old can run faster than a human

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

“These books will provide clear, accessible information for young report writers.” 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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West Coast Wild

West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet

West Coast Wild: A Nature AlphabetIllustrated by Karen Reczuch published by Groundwood Books

This book is a celebration of nature on the Pacific west coast — a magnificent area that combines an ancient rainforest, a rugged beach and a vast, open ocean, and where whales, bears, wolves, eagles and a rich variety of marine species thrive in an interconnected web of life,

• Winner, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Featured Book for Elementary Schools, 2016, Vancouver Elementary Principals and Vice Principals Association
• Silver Birch Express Award, shortlist, Ontario Library Association
• Chocolate Lily Award, shortlist

“To say the book is simply a nature alphabet is an understatement. Altogether, the 26 selections create a panoramic experience in print—East Coast dwellers will want one of their own.” Kirkus Reviews

“Hodge’s forthright narration offers details about familiar creatures like bears, cougars, and orca, but she sneaks in some surprises, too . . . [Reczuch’s] precisely drafted illustrations find majesty and beauty in the creatures, vegetation, and landscapes that make the Pacific Northwest so distinctive.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet

Up We Grow

Up We Grow!

Up We Grow 
Photographs by Brian Harris; published by Kids Can Press

This book lovingly tells the story of four seasons on a small, sustainable farm. Follow the farmers through the seasons as they plow, plant, compost, mulch, harvest and market their fruits and vegetables. Find out how these farmers are caring for our future and helping us all to grow up strong and healthy!

• Top Ten Best Environmental Book for Youth, Booklist, American Library Association
• Information Book Award, Finalist, Children’s Literature Roundtable of Canada
• Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Book Award, Finalist, BC Book Prizes
• Best Books for Children and Teens 2010, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• The Year’s Best Books, Resource Links, 2010

“Filled with sensory descriptions, the rhythmic text gives a strong sense of life on the farm and in the field, and direct questions create interactive opportunities for adults and kids to talk about each scene together.” Booklist

“Divided into seasonal chapters this photographic picture book journey of a ‘small farm not too far from the city’ provides wonderful pictures and accessible text about the process and cycle of small-scale farming.” Youth Services Book Review, Massachusetts Librarians

Up We Grow