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What are "snow worms"? Are there more moose than people in the Yukon? What is the meaning of the word "Niagara"?... [Read More]
What are "snow worms"? Are there more moose than people in the Yukon? What is the meaning of the word "Niagara"? Where will you find the world's largest perogy? Does Elvis have a street in Ottawa named after him? What was Pierre Elliott Trudeau's favourite snack food? Which province was the last to shift traffic from the left-hand side of the road to the right? These are some of the questions that are asked - and answered - in 1000 Questions About Canada. Every reader with an ounce (or a gram) of curiosity will find these intriguing questions and thoughtful answers fascinating to read and ponder. This book is for people who love curious lore and who want to know more about the country in which they live.
The long-awaited follow up to Annabel and Kathleen Winter's first work of narrative nonfiction. In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a jo... [Read More]
The long-awaited follow up to Annabel and Kathleen Winter's first work of narrative nonfiction. In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the melting North - where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life. Throughout the journey she also learns from fellow passengers Aaju Peter and Bernadette Dean, who teach her about Inuit society, past and present. She bonds with Nathan Rogers, son of the late Canadian icon Stan Rogers, who died in a plane crash when Nathan was nearly four years old. Nathan's quest is to take the route his father never travelled, except in his beloved song "The Northwest Passage," which he performs both as anthem and lament at sea. And she guides us through her own personal odyssey, emigrating from England to Canada as a child and discovering both what was lost and what was gained as a result of that journey. In breathtaking prose charged with vivid descriptions of the land and its people, Kathleen Winter's Boundless is a haunting and powerful story, and a homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.
The summer of 1812 saw the beginning of one of the most brutal wars to take place on Canadian soil. With more than 1,600 people killed and a battlefro... [Read More]
The summer of 1812 saw the beginning of one of the most brutal wars to take place on Canadian soil. With more than 1,600 people killed and a battlefront that extended from Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia to the Columbia River in what is now British Columbia, the war featured many brave men and women who fended off much larger American forces. Canada on Fire is an exciting account of the War of 1812 as told through the stories of the heroes who helped to defend Canada, people such as Mohawk chief John Norton, who led a small army into battle against the wishes of his tribe, and Red George Macdonnell, who spent the war defending the St. Lawrence River. With descriptions of the battle at Lundy's Lane, the adventures of the Sea Wolves, and the antics of James Fitzgibbon and his Bloody Boys, Canada on Fire reveals the War of 1812 as it has seldom been seen.
Theme: Social Studies gr.7
Find out about the riches of Canada's natural resources! Canada is a big country, rich in natural resources. All of its diverse environments - from o... [Read More]
Find out about the riches of Canada's natural resources! Canada is a big country, rich in natural resources. All of its diverse environments - from oceans, rivers and lakes, to forests, mountains, fertile soils and grasslands - supply raw materials that can be useful in all sorts of ways. Some natural resources, like crops or fish, can be used just as they are. Others are transformed to produce energy or materials for products we use every day, from cars to phones to computers, clothes, books, and everything in between. Find out what Canada has to offer, and why it's so important that we value our natural resources and use them responsibly. This new addition to the Canada Close Up non-fiction series has full-colour photos throughout and provides a table of contents, an index and glossary of important terms.
Theme: Environmental Issues
30 lives that achieved greatness before age 20. No one ever said you had to be a grown-up to do something great. The boys in Canadian Boys Who Rocked ... [Read More]
30 lives that achieved greatness before age 20. No one ever said you had to be a grown-up to do something great. The boys in Canadian Boys Who Rocked the World have proved this to the world. Breaking world records, winning hearts in the limelight, changing the face of the scientific world - these boys have shaken the planet with their achievements. At 17, Louis Cyr bested the reigning Canadian strongman by lifting a 180 kg granite boulder. Wayne Gretzky was breaking NHL records by the time he was 18. Oscar Peterson won his first radio contest for piano at 14 and was awarded his own 15-minute weekly radio show. Every day, Canadian boys find new ways to rock the world. This fascinating book profiles young men who are born to greatness as well as young boys who aspire to it.
Discover some uniquely Canadian celebrations! It's clear that Canada has a lot to celebrate. From First Nations powwows and potlatches, through the ... [Read More]
Discover some uniquely Canadian celebrations! It's clear that Canada has a lot to celebrate. From First Nations powwows and potlatches, through the traditional festivities of the early settlers, up to the way we now mark birthdays and public holidays, Canadian Celebrations will explore the many ways we celebrate. Five brightly illustrated chapters cover National Aboriginal Day, Thanksgiving, Celebrate Canada (including Canada Day, Saint Jean-Baptiste Day, and Canadian Muticulturalism Day), the Calgary Stampede, and the Quebec Carnival. A wonderful introduction to uniquely Canadian celebrations for young readers, in this fine addition to the Canada Close Up non-fiction series.
This fascinating compilation of more than 30 Canadian disasters ripped straight from the headlines is now updated with 15 new stories! "Disa... [Read More]
This fascinating compilation of more than 30 Canadian disasters ripped straight from the headlines is now updated with 15 new stories! "Disasters can occur anywhere and to anybody. You could be involved in a disaster today or tomorrow." This book provides fascinating, documentary-style accounts about famous Canadian tragedies, such as the sinking of the Titanic in Canadian waters, the Springhill Mine disasters, the Saguenay flood, the Slave Lake fire in 2011, the listeriosis outbreak of 2008 - and many others! The stories chronicle not only the disasters, but also how people struggled to survive or tried to help others. Updated with a dramatic new cover and 15 brand-new high-stakes stories, this non-fiction favourite has a proven track record of striking a chord with young readers.
Theme: Reluctant Readers
Who's in charge here, anyway? Canadian Government takes a close-up look at how our country is run at all levels - from federal politics in Ottawa to ... [Read More]
Who's in charge here, anyway? Canadian Government takes a close-up look at how our country is run at all levels - from federal politics in Ottawa to provincial politics and down to the municipal level. Readers meet some famous Canadian politicians and learn the structure and function of different governing bodies, what it means to be a constitutional monarchy, and why it's important for citizens to vote. This Canada Close Up title includes a table of contents, index and helpful glossary of terms. With concise, engaging text and bright, full-colour photographs throughout, Canadian Government shows young readers all the ways they can be involved in government - at any age.
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 h... [Read More]
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.
Theme: Diversity, Indigenous
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 mea... [Read More]
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 Canada to 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.
Canada is a multicultural country. English and French are its two official languages, but Canadians come from many different cultures. This colorful b... [Read More]
Canada is a multicultural country. English and French are its two official languages, but Canadians come from many different cultures. This colorful book describes the different holidays and traditions in various parts of Canada and the ways in which Canadians celebrate family occasions. From School Library Journal: Gr 3–5—Readers will enjoy these attractive updates in an existing series that tackles holidays and customs from around the world (previous books include Brazil, Mexico, China, and Japan, and SLJ described the series as "broad synopses in clear-cut terms"). The books are well designed, with plenty of photos and a large font. Some of the holidays may not be particularly enlightening from a cultural standpoint (for instance, Canada discusses Labor Day, and France has a section on Mother's Day and Father's Day, holidays that likely won't be new to most readers), but there's plenty of other content that students will find useful and enjoyable. Those looking to add a few more countries to their holiday or cultural collections should take note of these informative offerings. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Tom McLeod is an eleven-year-old boy from Aklavik who is a gifted storyteller heard frequently on CBC Radio North. He is of mixed cultural heritage-Gw... [Read More]
Tom McLeod is an eleven-year-old boy from Aklavik who is a gifted storyteller heard frequently on CBC Radio North. He is of mixed cultural heritage-Gwich'in and Inuvialuit. Tom tells us why his home in the Mackenzie Delta is a special place and why he loves to live on the land. He describes how his town floods in the spring and why he loves ratting" (trapping muskrats) and hunting "black ducks" (white-winged and surf scoters) in the Delta. Readers will learn why these ducks are decreasing in number and how and why they are important to Tom and his people. Tom says, "Northerners have always hunted animals for survival. We are careful about how we use the land. To be good hunters we need to pay attention to what is happening on the land around us-that's why it's important for us to be out there. We are the first to know if the land and animals are changing."
Trillium Listed! Discovering Canada's Government introduces children to the three levels of government in Canada. Emphasizing active participation in... [Read More]
Trillium Listed! Discovering Canada's Government introduces children to the three levels of government in Canada. Emphasizing active participation in public decision making, the text explains the electoral process, the different aspects of parliamentary government, the Canadian legal system, and the concept of citizenship. Children learn what it means to be a member of a democratic community. French version Je Decouvre le Systeme de Gouvernement au Canada available. Please contact Cheneliere Education (www.cheneliere.ca) for details.