Our communities are stronger when we come together and take time to understand, support, and celebrate one another. Each title in Celebrating Our Communities focuses on how kids can practice inclusion, empathy, and acceptance in their daily lives. Key concepts of social and emotional learning (SEL) teach children to manage emotions, establish positive habits in communication, create and achieve goals, and make good decisions.
Spark young readers' imaginations with these introductions to fantastical creatures. Carefully levelled text, photo glossaries, and age-appropriate critical thinking questions help build nonfiction learning skills.
Giant anacondas slither through swamps. Boa constrictors travel through trees, looking for prey. Snakes slither all around the world. Get ready to learn all about them, without becoming their lunch.
The Operation Code series presents early learners with a story-based challenge they can solve using Scratch 3. Simple text and instructional images guide students to deepen their understanding of coding. Readers learn about basic coding, coordinates, movement, sprite characteristics, events, and more. Each book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes extension activities and opportunities for students to customize and experiment with their code. Call outs on each page help students grasp the conceptual understanding behind the code block.
Starting Out narrates the tale of growing up in the wild. This series employs simple language and a unique first-person perspective to introduce foundational biological concepts as it follows the adorable animal through the start of its young life. The straightforward text and large photos of the animal in its natural environment will both entertain and enlighten as readers learn how the animal's physical features, diet, habitat, and familial relationships play a role in its growth and development.
Humans have a complex relationship with the planet Earth. Life depends on the planet's natural resources. Yet human activity has led to many environmental issues. Industry pollutes land, air, and water. Agriculture uses up clean water. In the Enviro-graphics series, readers will examine these and other environmental issues from many angles, all portrayed through visual elements. Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics provide key 21st Century Content in an engaging and accessible way. Books in the series include an activity, glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.
This series of books will examine ancient traditions kept alive in the modern world.
Learning how to make good choices is an essential part of growing up. Each of these choose-your-own ending books allows the reader to make choices that lead to different consequences and supports social-emotional learning.
These low-level introductions celebrate community helpers with the help of beloved characters from Sesame Street. Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, and others explore this core curriculum with the signature charm and fun of Sesame Street.
Introduce readers to computer coding through no-tech, sports-themed projects. Readers will move a soccer ball by writing an algorithm and use loops to create a winning football play. Sports fans will enjoy learning the basics of coding-with no computer needed! Author (and elementary librarian) Allyssa Loya designed this series to be intimidation-free for both readers and educators.
The Unofficial Guides series explores the various aspects of today's most popular games and programs including Apex Legends, Fortnite, Minecraft, and LEGO Mindstorms. Each collection covers topics ranging from basic to advanced.
Are the number of extreme storms increasing? What happens when sea levels rise? What impact will new energy technology have? This series introduces readers to the causes and effects of climate change and examines potential solutions.
Take an art-infused approach to science, technology, math, and engineering projects inspired by favourite Disney and Pixar stories. Projects include supporting photos and step-by-step instructions. STEAM Takeaway features provide additional curricular connections to the projects. Frozen 2 Idea Lab comes out just in time for the movie!
Indigenous peoples have played an influential role in Canadian history and continue to do so today. From the past and into the future, Indigenous Life in Canada reveals the challenges Indigenous peoples face, celebrates their diverse cultures, and highlights the contributions they make in Canada.
You won't believe your eyes! This series teaches aspiring magicians to perform amazing optical illusions, disappearing tricks, prop tricks, and card tricks. Simple text, step-by-step instructions, and supporting photos engage and excite young readers.
In this illustrated picture book, a child helps their grandparents deal with a difficult change in abilities.
How do an owl's wings help it fly silently through the night to sneak up on prey? How fast does an eagle dive to catch fish? Each book in Raptor World highlights a different raptor, the hunting techniques of each, and the physical attributes that make it an expert bird of prey. Vibrant photographs and carefully levelled text work together to support early readers.
The human body is a complex being made up of systems that keep us alive and moving! In this series, readers will dive into the body's systems though engaging, levelled text and related diagrams that follow the parts and functions of each system. Get amicroscopic view inside the body with "A Closer Look", and put new knowledge into action with a hands-on activity. Check out what is happening inside the body with each title!
Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us. It powers the personal assistants in our smartphones, collects data online, and builds products in factories. This series offers a fascinating look into what AI is, how it is currently being used, and how it might be used in the future. One thing is certain: AI is here to stay.
There are some jobs that keep our communities wheels spinning. Doctors and dentists help us stay healthy and strong. Police officers keep our streets safe. Teachers prepare us for our changing world. This series explores the community helpers of today and how their work keeps our communities running safely and smoothly.
An Informative and entertaining series about cooking, with fun facts and recipes from across the country and different cultures. These titles will touch on the traditions, and the history of the food, as well and how to prepare each dish!
Books about animals have nearly universal appeal-especially when the spotlight is placed on the wild families that make up the natural world. Spotlight on Nature is tailored for readers wanting to know more about their favourite creatures than a simple picture book or encyclopedia article can tell them, and the narrative feature interspersed throughout the informational text will attract fans of classic nature shows. Each title also underscores the importance of conservation, pointing out where people can see the animal in both captivity and the wild.
This series gives readers a full understanding of the use of specific, commonly abused substances. Books will discuss the scope of the problem, addiction, other consequences of drug use, prevention strategies, and the challenges of treatment and recovery. Personal accounts, comments from experts, and relevant facts add insight and interest.
Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what's being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled "Make a Difference". These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.
They come from different parts of the country and from different backgrounds. What these artists share is talent (they’ve all topped the charts); grit (they’ve worked hard to get there); and desire to make music that speaks to, for, and about the people and the world around them. The Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop series explores early life, the ups and downs of the artist’s life and career, major influences, and new directions. Fully documented quotes, from the artists and from the people who know them and their work, add interest and insight.
This series is for teens who want to learn more about the types of jobs that are often called vocational careers, skilled trades, or professional trades. They usually require completion of a 2-year program and/or certification. The series introduces readers to various job possibilities within a given field and shows them what it?s like to do these jobs, the education and skills they'll need, what kind of money they can earn, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.
Quick Guide to Fantasy Sports introduces readers to the exciting world of fantasy football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Readers will learn how to form or join a league, draft a team, compare player statistics, set a lineup, and compete for the fantasy championship. Each book contains informational sidebars, quotes from fantasy sports analysts, and sources for further research.
Teen Disorders explores several mental disorders and how they affect teens, discussing their causes, how they are diagnosed, and how they affect teens? everyday lives. The books also present the latest research on these disorders, along with the most effective and promising treatments. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.