Read, Jennifer, author 1984- author
Since the early days of flight, animals have helped researchers learn how to survive in the sky, and their role continues as humanity voyages into outer space. In 1783 a rooster, a duck and a sheep were placed in a basket attached to the first hot-air balloon. In the age of rockets and space travel, many more animals have travelled into orbit, and most have returned safely to earth. This book tells the stories of 50 trips into space, with details about the animals and the scientists involved. The experiments, often designed by students, originate from many countries. The book offers an appealing introduction to the purposes of space exploration and the possibilities of safe space travel. It encourages young readers to engage in real science like the young people they will read about in this book.
Birmingham, Maria, author
"For a long time, scientists have tried to figure out what separates us from animals. For example, one early hypothesis was our use of tools--until Jane Goodall famously recorded observations of chimpanzees making and using tools. In fact, it looks like the very things that we once thought distinguished humans, our creativity, our ingenuity, our capacity of planning or abstract thought, are the very things that actually make us very animal! Maria Birmingham explores many of the surprising ways that humans behave just like animals. Topics covered: farming, teaching, laughing, mourning, building, using tools, communicating, grooming, playing, working together, travelling. Paired with Dave Whamond's humorous cartoon-style illustrations, this nonfiction book will show kids that it's entirely okay to act like an animal--we can't help it!"-- Provided by publisher.
Harris, Chris, 1970- author
Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal that while letters of the alphabet resemble each other, each is also unique, as if they, like human beings, are part of the same family.
McDonald, Jill (Jill McDonald-Gomez), author, illustrator.
Introduces animals that live in the polar regions of the world, including reindeer, Arctic foxes, polar bears, narwhals, and walruses.
Gravel, Elise, author
"Like most crows, Arlo has a big brain. But Arlo has something else: a little pal who's not afraid to tell him when he's being insufferable!"--Publisher's description.
Keenan, Edward, 1973-, author
We all know what a politician looks like, right? They're old people who wear suits and make long, boring speeches full of indecipherable words. Not so fast! As The Art of the Possible explains, everyone is a politician -- even young people who aren't yet eligible to vote. We all have influence over how politics function. But what are politics, and why do we need them?
Montgomery, Sy, author
A luxe, full color picture book adaptation of Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's New York Times bestselling How to Be a Good Creature.
Lee, Julie (Children's fiction writer), author
Twelve-year-old Sora and her eight-year-old brother, Youngsoo, must try to escape North Korea's oppressive Communist regime on their own in 1950. Includes historical notes, photographs of the author's mother, glossary of Korean words, and timeline.
James, Nancy Johnson, author.
In this loving ode to the color brown, a boy describes the many hues of his family.
Kinder, Wynne, author
Calm: Mindfulness for Kids has everything you need to know about focusing your child's mind to help them enjoy and appreciate things that they take for granted every day, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Children are guided through each activity, to make sure they achieve maximum enjoyment and awareness. All children will learn and react to each activity in a different way and parent's notes give advice on how to encourage children to embrace mindfulness in the modern world. Each specially designed activity is flexible for each child's needs and inspires them to seek calmness and tranquility in all situations.
MacLeod, Elizabeth, author
Canadian women have always been groundbreakers. They have made scientific discoveries, set sports records, challenged discrimination and so much more. In this unique look at Canadian history, award-winning children's writer Elizabeth MacLeod juxtaposes today's inspiring women with yesterday's trailblazers who paved the way in that field. The book is organized by profession and includes more than 100 women from science, the arts, sports, politics, activism, law, business and more. The selection of women reflects the country's diversity, with stories of women of colour, Indigenous women, Paralympians and women from the LGBTQ+ community.
Bramer, Shannon, author
The poems in Climbing Shadows were inspired by a class of kindergarten children whom poet and playwright Shannon Bramer came to know over the course of a school year. She set out to write a poem for each child, sharing her love of poetry with them. This original collection reflects the children's joys and sorrows, worries and fears, moods and sense of humor. Some poems address common themes such as having a hard day at school, feeling shy or being a newcomer, while others explore subjects of fascination - bats, spiders, skeletons, octopuses, polka dots, racing cars and birthday parties. Evident throughout the book is a love of words and language and the idea that there are all kinds of poems and that they are for everyone - to read or write.
Brett, Jan, 1949- author
The coat of a huge wooly musk ox named Cozy is the winter home for a growing number of Alaskan animals who mostly get along.
Cameron, Josephine, author
As his family's dog-friendly bed-and-breakfast establishment in dog-friendly Carmelito, California, welcomes celebrity dog Sir Bentley, twelve-year-old Epic McDade and his younger siblings investigate the disappearance of a $500,000 dog collar.
Riess, Natalie, author, illustrator
Join the Dungeon Critters--a tight-knit squad of animal companions--on a wild adventure investigating a sinister botanical conspiracy among the furry nobility. As they risk their lives traveling through haunted dungeons, swamps, and high society balls--they also come closer together as friends.
Corr, John, author
In this middle-grade novel, Riley's dad signs him up for aikido to help him manage his anxiety.
Fawcett, Heather (Heather M.), author
Unable to control her tendency to burst into flame, twelve-year-old Ember, a dragon transformed into a girl by her foster father, is sent to Antarctica where she tries to save ice dragons from extinction.
Reynolds, Aaron, 1970- author
After their masters are vaporized in a goblin battle gone badly, Fart, Pan, and Moxie, three lowly apprentices, decide to impersonate their mentors and pick up the mantle as heroes of the realm. But they need more than a fancy robe, magic staff, and book of magical beasts to be real heroes. They need a quest! So when The Great and Powerful Kevin puts out a call for help, seeking the coveted Golden Llama and its magical golden fart, young Fart and his friends jump at the chance and embark on a journey they were destined for.
Sayre, April Pulley
"A photographic picture book that explores how fog is formed, how it clears away, why it feels cold, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell's classroom. From science experiments to art projects, they do everything the students do. But on Field Day, none of the events are the right size for the small mice -- the limbo is too easy, the high jump is too hard, and kickball is absolutely terrifying! So Fergus and Zeke create their own Field Day Challenge, with mouse-size tug-of-war, acorn throwing, and Hula-Hooping. After all the fun and exercise, it's time to go back to the classroom -- but Fergus and Zeke are locked out! Will they be able to use their new skills to get inside in time for ice pops?
Morris, J.E. (Jennifer E.), author, illustrator
Although Flubby the cat refuses to do pet tricks, he proves his pet worthiness during a scary situation.