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Desperate to escape South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest dreamed of becoming a foreign correspondent. In he travelled with his friend Hugh Carless from Mayfair to Afghanistan, and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared, the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth. For Laurie Lee, as for much of the world, was the end of innocence.

Lee recalls the first great journey of his young life, in which he walks through Spain and becomes entangled in the passionate, bloody struggle that was the Spanish Civil War. This memoir, written with the excitement and wonder of a twenty-year-old, is also infused with the prescience of a young adult who sees what lies ahead. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other — a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.

At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from London in on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. From crossing international borders unconventionally to dodging bombs in Lebanon, Wendy manages to find herself in adventurous situations.

He describes how disillusionment with society in the s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. Many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. In maps still identified Montana as the Great American Desert. In that year Congress offered acre tracts of land to anyone bold or foolish enough to stake a claim to them. Countless homesteaders went west to make their fortunes. Most failed. In Bad Land, Jonathan Raban travels through the unforgiving country that was the scene of their dreams and undoing, and makes their stories come alive.

Horwitz was a foreign correspondent in the Middle East the late s. From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l and Jamie Zeppa was 24 when she left a stagnant life at home and signed a contract to teach for two years in the Buddhist hermit kingdom of Bhutan.

Much more than just a travel memoir, Beyond the Sky and the Earth is the story of her time in a Himalayan village, immersed in Bhutanese culture and the wonders of new and lasting love. Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell. Durrell tells the story of his experiences on Cyprus between and first as a visitor, then as a householder and teacher, and finally as Press Advisor to a government coping with armed rebellion. He writes about the sunlit villages and people, the ancient buildings, mountains and sea-and the somber political tragedy that finally engulfed the island.

Written on the brink of World War II, this examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, this book probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie. This is a road novel in the form of autobiography. When the Depression arrived, Guthrie hit the road and travelled round America.

He became a folksinger, guitarist, merchant seaman, actor, artist and broadcaster. Guthrie incarnated for generations of Americans the artist as free spirit. This is the book that created the legend. Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Andrew X. Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in California. On 20th May the Indian summer monsoon begins to envelop the country in two great wet arms, one coming from the east, the other from the west. They are united over central India around 10th July, a date that can be calculated within seven or eight days.

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Alexander Frater aims to follow the monsoon, sometimes behind it, sometimes in front of it, while watching the impact of this extraordinary phenomenon. Though he lasted only a few months before illness and personal crisis forced him home, Bissell found himself entranced by this remote land. Five years later he returned to explore the shrinking Aral Sea, destroyed by Soviet irrigation policies.

Entertaining, fascinating, and informative, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure. Coming into the Country by John McPhee. Coming into the Country is an account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Cruising Attitude by Heather Poole. In her fifteen years of flight experience she recounts crazy airline passengers and crew drama, overcrowded crashpads, and finding love at 35, feet.

Part history, part philosophy, part travelogue, Claudio Magris tracks the Danube River, setting his finger on the pulse of Central Europe. A journey through the history and culture of the Danube lands, from the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. In Nick Danziger started an month journey from Istanbul to Peking, following the old Silk route.

With minimal gear and disguised as an itinerant Muslim, he hitch-hiked and walked through southern Turkey, and the Iran of the Ayatollahs, entering Afghanistan illegally in the wake of a convoy of Chinese weapons and then spent months dodging Russian helicopter gunships with the rebel guerillas. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? Kohnstamm unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travellers, and the destinations themselves.

When Rosemary Mahoney, in , took a solo trip down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she discovered modern Egypt for herself. As a rower, she faced crocodiles and testy river currents; as a female, she confronted deeply-held beliefs about foreign women while cautiously remaining open to genuine friendship; and, as a traveler, she experienced events that ranged from the humorous to the hair-raising. Driving Mr Albert by Michael Paterniti. The true story of how in writer Michael Paterniti agreed to take a road trip from New Jersey to California, reuniting the preserved brain of Albert Einstein with his granddaughter Evelyn.

I was recommended to read this book and was unaware of the hype, so I enjoyed it without any expectation. Once his tiny boat pushed off the banks of this mysterious river, Tayler realised he was in a place where maps and supplies would have no bearing on his survival. Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Ernest K. He had flown in both peace and war and came close to death many times. The book recalls the characters he met and the dramas he experienced, portraying fate or death as a hunter constantly in pursuit of pilots.

Hunter S. Emma Larkin tells of the year she spent traveling through Burma using the life and work of George Orwell as her compass. Following the route taken by British explorer Ivan Champion in , Salak travelled across Papua New Guinea by dugout canoe and on foot. Along the way, she stayed in a village where cannibalism was still practiced behind the backs of missionaries, met the leader of the separatist guerrilla movement opposing the Indonesian occupation of Western New Guinea, and undertook an epic trek through the jungle.

Living in Rome for a year, Doerr visits the piazzas and temples, attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II, and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. His family are embraced by the neighborhood merchants, whose stories and child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland, but they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money.

Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from bikes to beer. For almost a year, Michael Palin travelled through 18 countries on the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean, in a journey of contrasts, drama and beauty. From head-hunters in Borneo to a meal of maggots in Mexico, his route takes him to some of the most politically volatile and physically demanding places on Earth.

Give Me the World by Leila Hadley. This sets her life on an entirely new course. After Manila, Hong Kong and Bangkok, their travels take an unexpected turn: she meets 4 young men sailing their boat around the world, and convinces them to let her and Kippy join them. Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged Sierra Madre mountains is home to bandits, drug smugglers, and assorted outcasts. Great Plains by Ian Frazier. Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25, miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains.

Here is New York by E. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. It had never been done before. Not in years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the length of Japan. But, heady on sakura and sake, Will Ferguson bet he could do both. Holidays in Hell by P. India is a place that has some people swearing never to return. That was the case with Sarah Macdonald, who went backpacking there when she was Twelve years later her new boyfriend — a correspondent for ABC Australia — is posted to New Delhi and she returns with him.

Lauren Juliff quit her job and sold everything she owned to travel the world. This book is about following your dreams, getting out of your comfort zone, and falling in love with life on the road. Iberia by James A. He not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards, he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know, where the congeniality of living souls is thrust against the dark weight of history. Overweight, overworked, and disenchanted, Kerkeling was an unlikely candidate to make the pilgrimage to the Spanish shrine of St.

James, but he decided to get off the couch and do it anyway. Lonely and searching for meaning along the way, he began the journal that turned into this engaging book. Shah travels Morocco to uncover mysteries hidden for centuries from Western eyes. As he wends his way through the labyrinthine medinas of Fez and Marrakech, traverses the Sahara sands, and samples the hospitality of ordinary Moroccans, Tahir collects a treasury of traditional wisdom stories which open the doors to layers of culture most visitors hardly realize exist.

He explores how they have been steered by the innumerable frictions present in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of religious faith, the whim and chaos of random political forces. Indonesia, Etc. Author Elizabeth Pisani traveled 26, miles in search of the links that bind this disparate nation. In Morocco by Edith Wharton.

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This account explores the culture, history, and beauty of a Morocco, depicting the customs and manners, and written with the eye of a documentarian. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin. In Patagonia was an instant classic upon publication in This is a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands. Instead she finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her, but also humour, honesty, loyalty and love.

In , Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished in Central America. He describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, the waves he caught while on his quest. Venturing alone into the dark heart of war, Kevin Sites covered virtually every major global hot spot as the first Internet correspondent for Yahoo! Beginning his journey with in Somalia in September and ending with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in the summer of , Sites talks with the people on every side, including those caught in the cross fire.

For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet evidence of atrocities by the Chinese government, showing it to the U. Yet Pistono did not originally intend to fight for social justice in Tibet-he had gone there as a Buddhist pilgrim. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the story of Into the Wild.


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Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman. In , Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. Though he writes of history and of classical lore, this is mostly a personal tale. Journey Without Maps by Graham Greene. His mind crowded with vivid images of Africa, Graham Greene set off in to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar republic founded for released slaves. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast of Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa untouched by colonization.

Simon rode a motorcycle around the world in the seventies, when such a thing was unheard of. In four years he covered 78, miles through 45 countries, living with peasants and presidents, in prisons and palaces, through wars and revolutions. This book has inspired many to travel, including Ewan McGregor. But Kevin had promised his homesick Irish mother that he would explore the whole of the Old Country and bring back the sights and the stories to their home in Massachusetts. Poring over a map of the world one afternoon, Ewan McGregor noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska.

Warning: If you haven't seen Midsommar, turn back before you get spoiled. Going on a romantic trip to the sun-drenched shores of Scandinavia with your. Chances are, you've seen a movie, documentary, or TV show about a cult in the past year. From art house horror films to viral documentaries, cults are. Call it what you want, but not all kisses were created equal. Some are steamy, some are sloppy, some leave you cold, and others. The situation is dire. Will Emily Blunt find a quieter place? Started as a movement a decade ago by American activist Tarana Burke, MeToo went viral in , changing the way people look at sexual harassment and assault of women.

This compelling title discusses the explosion of the movement and encourages readers to examine silence breaking, while key issues related to power, gender equality and violence are explored. What is it like to be an Indigenous woman or girl today? In this compelling collection of art, essays, poems and interviews, more than 50 contemporary artists come together to shatter stereotypes, reveal hurt from the past and celebrate hope for the future.

This compilation showcases the strength, diversity and talent of Native American girls and women. Take a tour of Maple Leafs history through vivid illustration and rhyming verse! This companion book to M Is for Maple Leafs will delight hockey fans both young and old. One, two, threes have never looked so charming as in this new picture book by Canadian illustrator Toko Hosoya, whose vibrant and fun hand-drawn sea creatures will captivate young readers. Includes interactive activities for further fun. Rivers are powerful forces that have made civilizations rise and crumble, have both divided and linked cultures and even provide clues to where we came from.

With compelling storytelling, striking art and colourful photos, this book explores 10 of the world's mighty rivers — from the Nile to the Amazon, the Zambezi to the Thames — that have determined the course of history. Now she is moving to Vancouver to live with her dad. No one likes baths. What a waste of time! Plus, baths are super dangerous!

In this entertaining book, a young boy cites reasons why he does NOT need a bath. A hilarious take on kids and bath time. Sara Jean is a dutiful granddaughter, trying to escape a pre-ordained life and become a writer. They have both been abandoned by a parent. They come together over a hour community-service sentence to clean out a garage full of secrets with implications for them both.

Organized around common classroom challenges, this jam-packed resource helps teachers recognize and respond to the needs of their students. Two hundred simple activities engage and refocus students, bringing a "hit of fun" into their day. This valuable book will help get students more motivated, involved and focused on learning.

Aimed at Kindergarten to Grade Two random strangers with two heartbreaking secrets. Thirty-six questions to make them fall in love. Hildy and Paul each have their own reasons for joining the university psychology study that asks the simple question: Can love be engineered? By the time they make it to the end, they've driven each other almost crazy. But have they fallen in love? Through sharing the stories of five celebrated giraffes, this captivating book explores the world of giraffes living both in the wild and in captivity.

While giraffes are an iconic part of the African landscape, some species of giraffes are endangered and facing extinction in the wild. From their leafy diets to their hidden social lives, giraffes are important creatures that must be protected. In the year , India has a ratio of five boys to every girl — women are a valuable commodity.

In the city state of Koyanagar, boys must compete in tests to win a wife. Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they realize that they may want the same thing. Join in the fun at the rink and on the ice with stories that are perfect for anytime! From the thrill of your first hockey game to scoring a golden goal, this book is packed with a dozen true stories of Canada's game.

Each story is just the right length for reading aloud in five minutes — ideal for young fans and future stars! This is a remarkably vivid account of the tragedy in which sealers were stranded during a severe snowstorm off the coast of Newfoundland. Abandoned for two nights in the open, 78 men froze to death on the pack ice.

Survivor testimony, striking archival materials, weather visualizations, inventive animation and puppetry are seamlessly blended to recreate this harrowing ordeal. Home consumers can watch this film for free on the NFB's website. To learn more visit nfb. When Sophie's boyfriend breaks up with her because she is too predictable and too boring, her best friend, Ella, comes up with a plan to help Sophie find her spontaneous side. In the 90 days before the start of university, Sophie will do amazing, new, different and sometimes scary things.

Can 90 days of different create a different life? Full of charming hand-drawn animals like a jaguar wearing a crown or a pig reading a book, this volume will engage little ones as they learn the alphabet. Includes a poster with each animal found in the book and its corresponding letter in both upper and lower case. In this extra-magical edition, follow Abby down the rabbit hole into Wonderland! Together with Frankie, Robin and Penny, she'll encounter talking rabbits, mad hatters, bossy caterpillars and mean queens — and attend an unforgettable tea party.

But if she can't solve a curious riddle in time, the girls could be stuck in Alice's story for good! This special edition contains fun bonus content! Young Abigail Price is excited about spring in her new Birchtown home. This first picture book set in historic Birchtown, Nova Scotia, opens a window into the life of a Black Loyalist family in the early years of the historic colony.

In the depths of winter, a woman wanders off in the snow. A full-blown search begins. Meanwhile, Derek is staying with his new girlfriend and her parents while his family is out of town. When he disappears the same night, questions arise. Did he run away? Or did something happen to him?

Two disappearances in one night. Someone knows the truth. You can be an absolute expert on all things soccer — from sports history to the latest gear, from stats on your favourite athletes to facts about little-known regulations! In this sequel to Apparition , Amelia is caught up in a series of paranormal mysteries that threaten to unravel everything she believes in. With the rivalry intensifying between Kip and the ghost of Matthew, Amelia's heart is more conflicted than ever. Some scientific discoveries come about by logic and reasoning.

Others happen because of blunders, fumbles and freaky circumstances — in short, by accident. Over 80 stories about the stumbles, goofs and strange twists that have resulted in amazing breakthroughs, from laughing gas to dynamite. Luc thought he knew what his passion was: football.

He lives it, breathes it. So when his coach orders him to sign up for contemporary-dance classes to improve his game, Luc agrees. He never expected to fall in love with dance. Now Luc faces a tough decision. Is he willing to give up a future in pro football to pursue a new dream? It is In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is dwindling.

Princess Bubblegum must start her annual journey to the outer kingdoms to see her distant friends and to rejuvenate the crystals that keep their kingdoms alive. Anne, Penelope and Hiro are still recovering from their first adventure when they are plunged into another quest — to kill the dragon queen!

Anne doesn't want to kill dragons or ignite a war between people and dragonkind, but to ignore the quest could have equally devastating results! Now the friends must dodge robot attacks, survive dragon trials and navigate magical portals… or face certain disaster! Unexpectedly, a twist of fate leads to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Now Anne, Penelope and questing partner Hiro must solve perplexing riddles, travel to strange places, defeat devious foes and endure surprising plot twists.

Readers will cheer on the courageous companions as they face seemingly insurmountable odds on their journey. Miss Petitfour is an expert at baking and eating cakes. Her favourite mode of transport is by tablecloth, and she takes her 16 cats out for an airing daily; this often involves outings such as a search for marmalade or a trip to the Festooning Festival. Fetch a tablecloth and join Miss Petitfour and her feline friends for five magical adventures! From aardvark to zebra and all that's in between, little ones will love learning their alphabet with these colourful creatures.

This vibrant ABC book introduces babies and toddlers to the unique variety of animals found in Africa.

An alphabet for all ages, the stunning linocut-influenced artwork brings an uncommon selection of critters to life in this lively board book. At the annual summer Africville Reunion Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a young girl imagines what the vibrant community was once like — from the brightly painted houses nestled into the hillside to the pond where all the kids went rafting. Moving between science and culture, this book takes a straightforward look at questions we all have about dying.

By showing the diverse ways in which we understand death, now and throughout our history, the book also shines a light on what it is to be human. Three years ago, Skye's brother Luka died in a high-school shooting. But Luka wasn't a victim — he was a shooter. Now, Skye must return to the town she had fled and face Jesse, her childhood crush and former best friend until the massacre tore them apart.

It's Newfoundland, Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a shuttered, lonely life with her negligent mother, who is a hoarder. One day, Bun's mother tells her to leave, so she does. Hitchhiking out of town, Bun learns that the world extends beyond the walls of her mother's house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family — a family of friends who care.


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When Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food, she thinks she will never be able to make it. Would you be surprised if you came face to face with a red-eared slider or a brown bullhead? Would you know what to do with Dalmatian toadflax? This book identifies more than 50 species of animals and plants that have invaded British Columbia. This fascinating book includes colour photographs, and each species listed is rated with a threat meter to identify the serious invaders!

Roderick Haig-Brown, a well-known conservationist and naturalist, taught children to explore and respect our forests, oceans and rivers for years. Each bird, from the osprey to the heron, shares lessons of its life and the natural world it inhabits. Readers will learn all about their favourite hoopsters and how they became part of basketball history. Record-breaking stats, famous quotes, history-making shots and more celebrate basketball stars since the game began in Haggis and Tank set sail on a pirate adventure. They talk like pirates, swab the deck and even search for buried treasure. Piper and Sloane are best friends.

To Sloane, Piper was fierce, pretty and powerful. Sloane felt lucky to be chosen for a sisterhood that was supposed to last forever. Now Sloane and Soup, racked with questions, must relive their painful histories with Piper. Discover how the definition of cleanliness in one part of the world may differ radically from another. In Zimbabwe, for example, cleanliness means coating your washed body with a mixture of oil and dirt! The gross factor ensures that young readers will find the book both entertaining and enlightening!

College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life With the help of her best friend, Xander, steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, Liv launches a wildly successful online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander may be just what she needs now. The truth about Kellan Turner has cost Romy everything — friends, family and community.

But when a girl goes missing and Romy learns of another assault, she must make a choice. Nobody believed her the first time, and nothing has changed, but is the cost of her silence more than she can bear? River has betrayed Kazmin and regained his dark powers. The witches are planning to take over the Empire.

Facing dark magic, a perilous journey and a standoff with the witches, can Kazmin, Lusha and Tem find the star and save the Empire? In this joyful celebration of the months of the year, experience a world of colour, wonder and silliness through the eyes of a young child. July is for swimming upside down, September is for crunchy piles of leaves and December is for a kingdom all in white. Experience a whole year of play and merriment! This title is also available in French as La ronde des mois.

A slice of Alligator Pie — sized for little ones! One of the best-loved Canadian poems of all time, Dennis Lee's timeless rhyme is now paired with whimsical artwork by Sandy Nichols, winner of a nationwide competition to find the perfect illustrator for this iconic poem. After a family friend comes into her bedroom one night, year-old Jewel — who now understands why her sister ran away — is on the run.

When his girlfriend disappears, Tony Shepherd joins forces with troublemaker Charlie Wolfe to find out what happened. But Charlie's investigations aren't always legal, so when another missing girl is found dead, Tony learns that doing right sometimes means doing wrong. Together, they must find a ruthless killer and stop him before someone else dies. Shepherd and Wolfe. They're definitely not the Hardy Boys. The town of Glory is famous for seedy businesses and suicides along the Indigo River.

Marsden, desperate to escape her predestined fate, needs money and ends up skimming the bodies that appear along the Indigo. There she meets Jude and, as they grow closer, the two unearth secrets that could allow them to move forward… or chain them to the Indigo forever.

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Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new ideas, and in Ghana, this is both exciting and dangerous. When the Ghanaian government is overthrown in the middle of her freshman year, Charlotte quickly learns that politics and power are a treacherous game. For centuries, the human brain has been a mystery.

Scientists have only started to unravel its secrets, and there is still much we don't understand. Joey Cornell collected everything — anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. To the delight of his family, he assembled his doodads to produce wonderful, magical creations out of once-ordinary objects. Based on the childhood of artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell.

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From Just Grace and Fashion Kitty author Charise Mericle Harper comes the first volume in a funny and charming new graphic-novel trilogy for elementary-age readers about a little girl who can craft her way out of any situation. Each volume includes fun and simple instructions for do-it-yourself crafting activities. Get your paws ready for crafty time!

As a girl, Amelia Earhart aspired to a future that would take her beyond the problems of her younger years as well as the restrictions imposed on her because she was female. Celebrated for her long-distance flights, her disappearance during an around-the-world flight in remains an unsolved mystery. Each primary-source artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods and conflicts.

This awesome book explores the culture and achievements of ancient Egypt through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries. Each artifact offers the reader significant clues to the civilization's technologies, cultural traditions, foods and conflicts. The ancient Mayan civilization thrived in Mesoamerica, and the Mayans are famous for their calendar, which followed the solar year. This exciting book explores the culture and achievements of the ancient Maya through the examination of artifacts that have survived through the centuries.

Fifteen-year-old Jim believes that war is a glorious adventure and he cannot wait to fight. But what Jim discovers in the trenches dispels any romantic view of the war, and his longing for adventure is replaced by the need to survive. The final tragic outcome is one he never could have imagined. He puts on his boots and his coat, pulls on his goggles and heads out for an adventure. He splashes in puddles and gets tickled by worms. How is he going to fix his mess? She presses one button, then another, until the plane takes off. Now available as a board book, this Munsch classic was originally published as an Annikin in , and as a picture book in When Angela's father gets lost at the airport, she looks for him everywhere.

Angela looks under planes, on top of planes and beside planes… then she looks inside a plane. Luckily, she finds the button for the control tower! Can Angela bring the plane back down? To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful, they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP! His unique ability is lost, however, when Angus wears his grandma's beaded necklace to school, and his classmates tease him.

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Saddened by their laughter, Angus stops hearing the sparkle. But a kind gesture from a friend helps to restore his sparkle. What are two things that small children love? Animals and big machines, of course. In this energetic board book, the two are combined, along with a single word, to show how the actions of seven animals mirror those of seven mighty machines.

A small elf-like creature appears on every spread, giving toddlers something else to discover. Originally published as a picture book in Highlighting the work of the Toronto Wildlife Centre TWC , this book describes how wild animals are rehabilitated after being rescued from perilous situations. True stories demonstrate the efforts of the trained professionals who rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release orphaned, sick or injured animals.

Readers learn about the wild animals that they may encounter and get tips on how to protect and support urban wildlife. In an engaging question-and-answer style, children are introduced to playful activities that they share with other animals, such as playing tag gazelles , blowing bubbles grey tree frogs and dancing honeybees.

What seems like playtime for the animals is actually the way they forage for food, build strength or care for their young. A fun and educational introduction to animal behaviour. In this newest title, youngsters learn how bowheads raise their babies, where they live, what they eat and other interesting information, like how they can eat when they don't have any teeth! Mixing fun-filled animal facts for young readers with detailed illustrations, Animals Illustrated is a charming non-fiction series focusing on Arctic animals.

Children learn how muskoxen raise their young, how they protect themselves from predators, what they eat and how they forage, and the adaptations they exhibit that allow them to live in colder habitats than many other animals! In this title, children will learn how polar bears raise their cubs, what they eat and how they hunt, where they can be found and other interesting information, like the fact that polar bears actually have transparent fur and black skin!

Learn how walruses raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fascinating uses for their tusks. This book was created by a variety of Coast Salish artists who have been generous in sharing their culture, art and insights on their unique relationships with the natural and supernatural world. Stranded in the rain, the animals are all too happy to board a boat two by two. At first, the animals find ways to amuse themselves like playing leapfrog and hide-and-seek. Will the rain ever stop?

This title is also available in French as L'arche des animaux. Going to the art gallery is boring for Anna — everything is old and there are so many rules — until she gets to peek inside a mysterious, secret workshop. Filled with representations of many famous and not-so-famous paintings, this picture book is a celebration of how art can capture the imagination. Then wild, brash and outspoken Anne crashes into his life. Anne is all he thinks about, desire consuming him. Henry will do anything to be with her, but will their romance destroy them both?

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert wanted to adopt a boy to help on the farm; instead they get brash, redheaded Anne, who has always dreamed of finding a real home. Could Green Gables be it? Marilla and nosy neighbour Mrs. Lynde are not so sure Anne belongs. Anne must prove what she knows in her heart — that Green Gables is her true home. Annie and her big brother, Simon, are mostly good friends, but even friends disagree sometimes. Now this offbeat duo return for a third warm and gently funny early chapter book featuring three short stories. Annie and Simon highlight the best parts of being siblings and are a testament to the fact that there isn't just one formula for the perfect family.

Princess Misty of Beldora is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of Grimoire, who intends to marry her and conquer Beldora. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress… she is going to be the hero of this story! None of the other foxes share Marco's curiosity. So, when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find other inquisitive foxes and answers to his questions about the world. The motley crew finds adventure, peril and possibility on their journey — and Marco discovers that finding friends is more important than finding answers!

This accessible title helps kids understand anxiety and offers practical ideas for coping. Filled with information, quizzes, definitions and helpful hints, this book helps young people identify and deal with the different ways that anxiety is expressed, from phobias to panic attacks, in settings as diverse as home, the schoolyard and the mall. Strategies for kids coping with anxiety are included.

When she has a fictional encounter with some very curious children, they end up collaborating on a fantastical story within a story. Here is a world where kids can become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild… and maybe they will be inspired to create stories of their own. Jaden and Cali live in different cities, but they connect online almost every day, playing their favourite game, Cross Ups. Cali is unhappy and she keeps changing her gamer tag.

What is she trying to hide? Ara loves BIG numbers. She wants to count all the stars in the sky In this STEM adventure, Ara and her sidekick droid, DeeDee, use smarts and grit to solve a BIG problem and discover an amazing algorithm of success — coding, courage, creativity and collaboration! When their dad died, Justine became caregiver for her autistic brother, who has now been accepted into a group home. Before he moves in, the twins want to create the perfect memory. Each spread has a clue, and kids will see hints of her scattered throughout the pages.

A winsome armadillo goes to Paris, accompanied by his grandfather's journals, to meet the Iron Lady. But who is she? Each spread has a clue, and readers will see hints of her scattered throughout the book. Sixteen-year-old Sloane is given an incredible opportunity — the chance for a film school scholarship. Then she discovers a bald spot on her head and is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has no cure and no definitive outcome. Determined to produce her video and keep her condition secret, Sloane is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life.

Politics is more than just adults governing society and making laws; politics is how we make decisions. How we get along. And it is influenced by all people — even you! Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge they need to understand current events and elections, and maybe even be empowered to civic action themselves! But the more art she sees, the more mixed-up she gets When Finley, Olivia and Henry make some art-rageous portraits of each other, they discover the power of art! Finley makes her mark in a Fin-tastic way. During his life, Vincent van Gogh was mocked for being different.

Children and adults alike called him names and laughed at him. Nobody bought his art. But he kept painting. Arto has lived his whole life in the cold North. When his family prepares to spend a year in the South, Arto is not happy. He wears his woolly clothes in the desert, pretending he never left the North. But when Arto makes a new friend, he slowly sheds his layers and discovers that it's not so bad to adapt to your surroundings. Outdoor art, from Halloween decorations to a fish display strung up at the school, starts disappearing from all over the neighbourhood!

Since Attila hated working on those fish for his community service, everyone thinks he is behind it. Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure — and murder — follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin! When Christopher discovers the attacker's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate an ancient curse on the French throne.

Now Christopher, Tom and Sally are in a race to find a hidden treasure — before someone else is murdered! Will has what it takes to become a classical violinist, so when given the chance to take part in a prestigious summer program, he seizes the opportunity. But Will is unprepared for performing in public and he has all the symptoms of performance anxiety — sweating, shaking and heart-pounding panic.

What happens when the one thing you need to achieve your dreams is something you find utterly terrifying? Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. Should she tell someone and get help? What does betrayal look like when your best friend is in trouble? Count goldfish as they swim about the tranquil pond. Watch as sunlight moves across the water.

Spot a water lily blossoming, frogs and water striders hopping through, a heron flying by. With a simple text and rich, lifelike paintings, Werner Zimmermann has created a peaceful meditation on nature and a unique and beautiful world for all readers to enjoy. From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, this board book includes lots of interesting Atlantic Canadian animals like the lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine and more! This book is your passport to a world of hidden possibilities! Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood who yearns for adventure.

When she discovers that she is headed for the slaughterhouse, Audrey must leave her home and friends sooner than she ever imagined. Cleverly written as an oral account, this unique illustrated tale of an animal on the run is full of heart and humour. A touching and insightful story. Covering his childhood in Arizona to first overall draft pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs, this exciting book helps readers find out how the hockey player has skated his way to stardom.

Iranian-American Daria Esfandyar is proud of her heritage. She and her friends think of themselves as the "realest" kids in school. But when Daria learns something shocking about her past, she starts on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. As everything in her life starts spinning out of control, can she figure out how to stay true to herself? Twelve-year-old twins Ashley and Ryan are skiing with their parents in Wyoming when there is a ground-shaking rumble and unstable snow rushes downhill, burying them in icy whiteness.

An avalanche! It will take all their knowledge and grit to survive! Stay calm. Stay smart. Real-life avalanche and wilderness survival tips are included. Avis Dolphin is sailing to England on the Lusitania. War is raging in Europe, and German U-boats are a real threat. Avis meets a kindly professor whose story of a magical island helps her face an uncertain future. Not knowing what to do, she encounters many animals who want to help.

Celebrating the revitalization of Cree dialects and traditional methods of storytelling, the book includes a pronunciation guide and the recipe for bannock. Love shines through in the scribbled sticky notes they leave each other. Neither Matt nor Free ever imagined they would be playing American football in Paris with a team from a poverty-stricken suburb called Villeneuve.

And Free just wants to play football and forget Texas. The fearsome witch of folklore needs an assistant, and brave Masha needs an adventure. Now, to earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tricky tests… Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless. Caillou has finished his bath and is getting ready for bed. Young children can help Caillou by looking under the flaps to find his pajamas, his favourite book and his teddy bear, along with a few surprises!

A fun and sturdy book for toddlers. This CD is a celebration of 20 years of making beautiful music for children. Reid-Naiman has gathered the best of her songs, rhymes, tickles, knee joggles, dances and lullabies for babies and put them together on one classic CD. Lindy has been working hard cleaning and doing odd jobs around the neighbourhood to earn money for a school trip to the Arctic. When an elderly client pays her a larger amount of money than normal, Lindy keeps it to pay the early-bird rate for her trip.

But then a schoolmate learns what she did and starts blackmailing her, forcing Lindy to make a hard choice. This documentary, investigating a perceived threat in the rural Maritimes following a fatal coyote attack, could be used in a high school setting to convey how the expanding human population is encroaching on animal territory.

Locals react to the attack by concluding that a new super species is infiltrating their communities: part coyote and part wolf. But is there any truth to this suspicion? From Cleopatra to Coco Chanel and Marlene Dietrich to Madonna, female style rebels have used clothes to shake things up and break the rules.

With an energetic, appealing writing style, Croll demonstrates how through the ages, women — often without other means of power — have used fashion as a tool, and how their influence continues to shape the way women present themselves today. Once there was a bad mood and a stick.

The stick appeared when a tree dropped it. Where did the bad mood come from? Who picked up the stick? And where is the bad mood off to now? You never know what is going to happen… sometimes it takes a bad mood to make everything right! Twelve-year-old Cody loves basketball, but his shaky self-confidence is undermined by a much better-off player who targets him.

The newbie seems to take an interest in Cody on the court, but his "helpful" hints are undermining Cody's performance. To play better, Cody has to come to grips with the bullying, become more self-reliant and take advantage of his skills playing the sport. Bagels are the best thing about Sundays. But their weekly tradition is disrupted when a tumble on his tuches means Zaida is housebound — and bagel-less! Will they all be hungry for bagels on Sunday?

Is there something Eli can do? The Bernsteins are heading off on a cruise without the family pets. When Bagels sneaks aboard the ship, Josh and his little sister, Becky, must keep him a secret! But then an onboard mystery begins to unfold, involving two potential spies and a mysterious woman with a secret envelope. Can Bagels help crack the case? Look out, Bagels is back! The Bernstein family vacation to Sasquatch Lake is off to a rocky start with no TV and a leaky cabin roof. Josh keeps seeing a hairy figure lurking in the woods, and even Bagels is nervous.

And are Sasquatches real? Prepared in conjunction with Canada's National Ballet School, this is an inspiring resource for boys and girls interested in ballet. So when the entire family, except Balthazar, disappears, the only Fabuloso without real magic must find them. Balthazar teams up with a long-lost lunatic uncle and the loathsome Pagan Fistula against a force so evil that even powerful magicians cower before it. What hope does a ragtag crew of misfits have? Follow along as a fictional researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Shunan Bamboo Forest ecosystem.

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