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Forest Animals

forest animalsIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

The forest is home to amazing animals whose bodies are built for living among the trees in cold weather. Black bears, wolverines, loons and other animals all have special ways of keeping warm, finding food and raising their young in a forest habitat with lakes and rivers, short summers and long winters.

Read about:
• The snowshoe hare who runs as fast as a car on a city street
• The wolverine who can crush bones with its powerful jaws
• The wood frog whose body freezes like an ice cube in winter

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.

“There are thousands of books out there about animals. This one stands out for its carefully chosen details, minimalist text, and engaging illustrations.” Quill & Quire

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Eagles

eaglesIllustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle; published by Kids Can Press

How eagles build their nests is just one of the 14 topics in this look at the two types of eagles found in North America — the bald eagle and the golden eagle. You’ll find out how eagles fly, what they eat, how they hunt, how they protect themselves and much more.

Did you know?
• eagles are the biggest birds of prey in North America
• a golden eagle has more than 7000 feathers
• that a bald eagle’s nest can be as tall as a house

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 well organized, attractive book that will capture the interest of primary age children. Highly recommended.” Resource Links

“Soar with our largest birds of prey in the latest book from the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series. Like the other excellent books in this series, Eagles reveals its subject both inside and out.” Alberta Naturalist

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Kids Book of Canadas Railway

The Kids Book of Canada’s Railway

Illustrated by John Mantha; published by Kids Can Press

This is the story of Canada’s first transcontinental railway — the CPR, completed on November 7, 1885. It was one of the longest, most expensive, most challenging engineering feats in the world. This book tells the dramatic tale of the people who built, operated and rode the Canadian Pacific Railway. It documents the enormous challenges they faced and how the railway evolved over time to help shape the Canada we know today.

• Winner, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Our Choice starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Silver Birch Award, shortlist, Ontario Library Association
• Red Cedar Award, shortlist
• Alcuin Society Book Design Award, Honorable Mention

“This book is a blueprint for the successful Canadian history book for kids.” Times Colonist

“A book for fans either of Canadian history or trains. It documents the mammoth task of constructing a railway across an unknown and unfriendly terrain. It talks honestly about the issues involved and the consequences of the decisions made that still have ramifications today.” Canadian Materials Magazine

“Deborah Hodge, whose grandfathers worked for the CPR, communicates a real love of her topic.” St. Catherine’s Standard

Beavers

beaversIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

How beavers dam ponds and build lodges are just two of 14 topics in this book. You’ll also find out what beavers eat, where they give birth, how they raise their young, how they protect themselves and much more.

Did you know?
• a beaver’s teeth never stop growing
• a beaver can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes
• some beaver dams are longer than a soccer field

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 superb example of a well-written information book for pre-readers and students in the early elementary grades. Highly recommended.” Canadian Materials Magazine

“Solid choices for homework assignments or to whet the appetites of young wildlife lovers.” Booklist

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