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Editors' Picks: Week of June 8, 2020

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This week we're all about giving time-strapped parents and caregivers ideas to help their nature-loving kids pursue their passions.
Birding for Kids

Birding for Kids

A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics of birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fun projects that allow children to get up close and personal with nature while respecting the habitats of birds in the wild. The book includes guidelin …

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The Eagle Mother

The Eagle Mother

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Return to the valleys of the River of Mists with author Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) and his award-winning, richly illustrative Mothers of Xsan series. 

“an incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children”—The Globe and Mail

Nox xsgyaak, the eagle mother, cares for her brood in the embrace of a black cottonwood with the help of her mate. Will both eaglets survive the summer in an environment that is both delicate a …

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All about Orcas (English)

All about Orcas (English)

edition:Paperback

Learn all about where orcas live, what they eat, and how they hunt.

This non-fiction book gives information about the orca, along with beautiful photographs.

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Bird's-Eye View

Bird's-Eye View

Keeping Wild Birds in Flight
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today, almost 200 bird species are critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, pesticides, plastics in th …

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A Home Away from Home

A Home Away from Home

True Stories of Wild Animal Sanctuaries
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

An informative book for middle-grade readers about sanctuaries across North America that rescue wild animals and provide them with safe places to live.

Years ago, most major cities in North America had zoos full of exotic or wild animals in tiny cages. It was also not uncommon for wild animals to be kept as pets or trained to perform in circuses. Today, we have a different way of looking at animals and deciding if and how they should be kept in captivity. There are still zoos and aquariums, of co …

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Sea Otters

Sea Otters

A Survival Story
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Sea otters once ruled the Pacific Ocean, but the fur trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries brought this predator to near extinction. Today they’re slowly coming back from the brink, and scientists are learning more about their pivotal role as one of nature’s keystone species. This book looks at the history, biology, behavior and uncertain future of sea otters. Author and photojournalist Isabelle Groc takes us into the field: watching sea otter rafts off the British Columbia coast …

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The Dog Patrol

The Dog Patrol

Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them
edition:Hardcover

In a full-color dog book unlike any other, acclaimed children’s nonfiction author Rob Laidlaw delves into the history and evolution of dogs as human companions, and empowers young readers to promote the health and happiness of dogs in their own lives and beyond.

From the award-winning author of No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs and Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night comes an immersive compendium about dogs and dog guardianship.

In The Dog Patrol: Our Canine C …

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Big Whales, Small World

Big Whales, Small World

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

In Big Whales, Small World you will meet whales from around the world. This rhyming photographic board book visits the oceans of places like New Zealand, Russia and South America. Writer, filmmaker and orca activist Mark Leiren-Young introduces young readers to blue whales bigger than dinosaurs and tiny vaquitas who swim close to shores.

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