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Summer's just heating up, but we're jumping ahead to the fall publishing season anyway. We can't help it: the books are so good!

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Books complementing the Grade 6 Biodiversity unit. 

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Sally Ito on the family histories that inspired her as she wrote her new book of creative nonfiction. 

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"A dragon is a visual feast, with its hard scales, fearsome talons and steel-melting breath. But it’s the knights in those stories, grinding their boots into the mud and drawing their swords against …

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A healthy roast chicken dinner? Just the thing for autumn nights, and for those of us who are still nursing Thanksgiving food hangovers. 

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The days are growing shorter, but the books have never better. These titles will bring you a bit of spooky, some autumn leaves, a zombie prince, and other great ideas about how to find a place for you …

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