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Savanna Animals

savanna animalsIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

The savanna is home to exciting animals whose bodies are suited to living on the warm, grassy plain. Elephants, giraffes, lions, meerkats, zebras and other animals have special ways of finding food, raising families and protecting themselves in this habitat with long dry seasons and shorter rainy seasons.

Read about:
• the black mamba who is the fastest snake in the world
• the lion, a fierce hunter with powerful jaws and razor-sharp teeth
• the giraffe who stands as tall as a two-storey building

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.

“Highly Recommended!” National Science Teachers Association

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Polar Animals

polar animalsIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

The polar regions are home to amazing animals whose bodies are built for living in the extreme cold. Emperor penguins, snowy owls and beluga whales all have special ways of staying warm, finding food and raising their young in a polar habitat of thick ice and snow.

Read about:
• The emperor penguin whose feathers cover it like a thick winter coat
• the arctic fox who uses its bushy tail like a scarf to stay warm
• The seal who swims and dives under the ice for most of the year

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.

“Realistic illustrations of polar animals…neatly presented…easily accessed facts and attractive pictures…” Booklist

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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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Lily and the Mixed-Up Letters

Lily and the Mixed-Up LettersIllustrated by France Brassard; published by Tundra Books

Lily’s in Grade 2 and she can’t read when everyone else in her class can. When she tries to learn the words, the letters get all mixed up and so does she. Parent Day is approaching and all the kids are going to read out loud in front of their parents. What will Lily do? With the support of her mother, teacher and friend, Lily comes to understand that she has very important strengths and talents — and she surprises everyone, including herself!

Lily and the Mixed-up Letters is an uplifting story and a reassuring read for any child in need of a boost of confidence.

• Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, International Board on Books for Young People
• Best Books for 2007, Resource Links
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2008, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“Deborah Hodge writes with sensitivity reflective of her understanding of the difficulties faced by children struggling with reading. France Brassard’s watercolour illustrations combine perfectly with Hodge’s text.” Canadian Materials Magazine

“Children who struggle with their letters may identify with Lily and want to practice their own reading skills with this sweet picture book.” School Library Journal

Lily and the Mixed-Up Letters

Emma’s Story

Emmas StoryIllustrated by Song Nan Zhang; published by Tundra Books

In gentle text, this book tells the story of one small girl’s adoption: the hopes and prayers of her Canadian parents, their trip to the other side of the world, their meeting with the new baby, and the long flight home to the new family waiting for Emma.

Thousands of baby girls from China have been adopted by North American families. Although this lovely book tells the story of one such little girl, it is about much more than the logistics of adoption. It is about the many ways in which we can come together to form a family.

“Hodge writes with a quiet tenderness, creating the mood of the story…. Zhang’s soft, but wonderfully detailed illustrations match the mood of the story perfectly… Highly Recommended.” CM Magazine

“The softness of Zhang’s paintings, rich in detail, matches the mood of the text… heartwarming…” Montreal Review of Books

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