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Top Grade: K-8 selections, Fall 2014

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New and forthcoming books for K-8 students. 100% Canadian.
Music is for Everyone

Music is for Everyone

by Jill Barber
illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : music

Music is for Everyone is sure to get you excited about making music! Singer-songwriter Jill Barber takes her young readers through many different kinds of music—hip hop, jazz, classical, folk—and instruments in an energetic, rhyming tour. Sydney Smith’s gleeful illustrations capture all the joy that comes from making music—in all its forms!

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Any Questions?

Any Questions?

edition:Hardcover

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled, penciled, collaged and painted the words and pictures of a story-within-a-story that show how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect …

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A Woodpecker's Tale

A Woodpecker's Tale

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : birds

Young woodpecker Pierce has decided he is old enough to venture out and hunt for insects on his own. He will prove to his mother that he is old enough to stretch his wings and be independent and responsible! When he ventures to the forest in search of juicy insects he finds that it isn't going to be as easy as he thought. All of the trees he finds seem perfect —but they already have other animals making their homes there. And Raccoon and Owl and Skunk don't want Pierce hammering holes in thei …

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Morgan's Got Game

Morgan's Got Game

by Ted Staunton
illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover eBook

Morgan is left out of the loop when everyone at school begins bringing their M8Y Game Wizards to school, linking up online with one another and playing at recess and lunch. Charlie lets Morgan use his M8Y every now and then, but clearly you'?re not cool unless you have one. Poor Morgan is reduced to playing with Aldeen for something to do. Finally his parents relent, but Morgan learns that sometimes gaming is more trouble than it'?s worth. When Aldeen joins the gaming crew with her own player h …

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Saving Sammy

Saving Sammy

by Eric Walters
illustrated by Amy Meissner
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

After Morgan’s backyard is flooded by the nearby river, her dog, Shire, finds a baby beaver that has been washed out of its den. Realizing that its parents aren’t coming back, Morgan must quickly learn to care for the beaver, which she names Sammy. Morgan’s parents warn her that he can’t stay with them forever. Will Morgan be able to find a safe home for Sammy?

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A Brush Full of Colour

A Brush Full of Colour

The World of Ted Harrison
edition:Hardcover

Ted Harrison’s brightly coloured and wildly imaginative paintings set in the Yukon have become synonymous with the North. His instantly-recognizable images of the land of the midnight sun hang in galleries and private collections around the world. But how did a boy who grew up in a drab mining town in northeast England become one of Canada’s most beloved and decorated artists?

A Brush Full of Colour is the story of a boy whose passion for learning would save him from a life in the coalmines. …

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The Magician of Auschwitz

The Magician of Auschwitz

by Kathy Kacer
illustrated by Gillian Newland
edition:Hardcover

Magic can be found in the darkest of places... It is the time of the Second World War, and Werner is a boy alone in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Separated from his family, he doesn’t have a friend in the world. He shares his bunk with a quiet man named Herr Levin, who seems too gentle for this terrible place. One night Werner is woken by the sound of prison guards yelling. But it’s not Werner they want, it’s Herr Levin. “Do your magic!” they order him. Magic? In Auschwitz? Werner …

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Our Flag

Our Flag

The Story of Canada's Maple Leaf
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

This popular one-stop reference to the national flag of Canada has been updated and revised. Ann-Maureen Owens and Jane Yealland start with basic background on all the different flags that have flown over Canadian land, and why they flew there. They then turn to the fascinating play-by-play of how today's beloved maple leaf flag design came to be --- including how some government leaders took a personal interest in the design, as well as how ordinary Canadians were given the opportunity to weigh …

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