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Yellow Cedar Award 2020

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For the 2020 program year, the Forest of Reading consolidated our two school-aged non-fiction programs, the Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award and the Red Maple Non-Fiction Award, into one award program — the Yellow Cedar Award. It is a curated list of 10 non-fiction titles for grades 5–8. This Award will be given at the annual Festival of Trees in Toronto every May. The nominated titles will be announced with the other school-aged programs in October. The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers ten reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages.
Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Ever wonder where clouds come from? Or how meteorologists predict the weather? This brand new book, starring Nova Scotia’s favourite weather reporter, Frankie MacDonald, and written by author Sarah Sawler, shares stories from Frankie’s early years, along with facts about all things sunny, rainy, snowy, and stormy. Filled with pictures, graphics, and advice from Frankie himself, this book has everything you need to Be Prepared!

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Beavers

Beavers

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Beavers, the first book in the new middle-grade nonfiction Superhero Field Guide series by Rachel Poliquin and award-winning illustrator Nicholas John Frith, is a delightfully informative, laugh-out-loud full-color look at the most unsuspecting of animal heroes, perfect for readers who like their facts served with a large dose of humor. 

Meet Elmer, an ordinary beaver. He may not be as mighty as a lion or as dangerous as a shark. He may be squat and brown. Butnever underestimate a beaver.

I can al …

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Extreme Abilities

Extreme Abilities

Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

 

These people did what?!

 

Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery—a tour of the human body’s amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses, and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous individuals, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, mixed with stories about the amazing physical feats of others not-so-famou …

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Follow Your Stuff

Follow Your Stuff

Who Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get to You?
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

 

Get ready to go global!

 

Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. In Follow Your Stuff, award-winning children’s author Kevin Sylvester and business professor Michael Hlinka team up again, this time to tackle the dynamics of the global economy, examining the often-complex journey of ordinary goods from production right to our doorsteps.

 

Using familiar exa …

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Amazing Hockey Stories: Hayley Wickenheiser

Amazing Hockey Stories: Hayley Wickenheiser

edition:Paperback

An exciting, behind-the scenes look at the achievements of the greatest women's hockey player of all time!

Hayley Wickenheiser has had a long standout career, and this book explores everything it took for her to reach Olympic hockey gold four times!

From her early days in small-town Saskatchewan, where she played on boys' teams because there weren't any teams for girls, to joining the Canadian Women's Team when she was just 15 years old, to being named MVP at both the 2002 and 2006 Olympic tournam …

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Highrise

Highrise

The Towers in the World and the World in the Towers
edition:Hardcover

Adapted from the Emmy-winning, multimedia interactive documentary of the same name, Highrise is an in-depth exploration of the world's highrises and the people who live inside them.

From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, humans have used highrises for thousands of years to house the poor, protect the rich and sometimes narrow the gap between the two. Highrise first examines the history of vertical living in a 20-page chapter on the origins, te …

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Hubots

Hubots

Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans
by Helaine Becker
illustrated by Alex Ries
edition:Hardcover

Using increasingly sophisticated levels of artificial intelligence (AI) and embodied intelligence (EI), a new generation of robots is being designed to look, act and even think like humans. Hubots, or human-inspired robots, are expanding the boundaries of what robots can do. Here, ten different real-life hubots are described, highlighting each one's appearance, unique skills and purpose --- from fighting fires on the high seas, to acting as setup crew for space colonies, to providing companionsh …

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Killer Style

Killer Style

How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History
edition:Hardcover

The clothes we wear every day keep us comfortable, protect us from the elements, and express our unique style—but could fashion also be fatal? As it turns out, history is full of fashions that have harmed or even killed people. From silhouette-cinching corsets and combustible combs to lethal hair dyes and flammable flannel, this nonfiction book looks back at the times people have suffered pain, injury, and worse, all in the name of style. Historical examples like the tragic “Radium Girl” …

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