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Primary K-3 Collection

Celebrating Our Communities

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.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Fantastic Creatures

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.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Slithering Snakes

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.

Black Rabbit Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 1

Canadian Eh!

This series explores some uniquely Canadian things, including the history, and regional variations.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Farm Fun

Spend a day on the farm with this fun series! Learn what farmers do, as well as what kinds of crops they grow, animals they care for, and machines they use.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Operation Code

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.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Starting Out

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.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-2

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 2

Enviro-Graphics

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.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

This series of books will examine ancient traditions kept alive in the modern world.

Orca Book Publishers / Millbrook Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-7

Making Good Choices

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.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Sesame Street Loves Community

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.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-1

Sports Coding Concepts

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.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Unofficial Guides

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.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 1

Climate Change

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.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Disney STEAM Projects

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!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future

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.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Millbrook Press / Sleeping Bear Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
Various

Magic Tricks

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.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Picture Book

In this illustrated picture book, a child helps their grandparents deal with a difficult change in abilities.

Orca Book Publishers © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK-1

Raptor World

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.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Your Body Systems

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 a microscopic 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!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 2

Artificial Intelligence

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.

Focus Readers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Community Helpers

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.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Cooking Across Canada!

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!

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Spotlight on Nature

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.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Young Adult Collection

Drug Risks

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Environmental Impact

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Jobs for Skilled Workers

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.

Reference Point Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Quick Guide to Fantasy Sports

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Teen Disorders

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

YA Fiction

With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5

Canadian Studies

Canadian Science: Technology and Sustainability

Books in this series will each examine Canadian technology as it relates to sustainability and stewardship. Books will describe what is happening in Canada today as well as provide a look forward into the future of these technologies.

Beech Street Books © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Explorers of Canada

Follow in the footsteps of some of Canada's greatest explorers in this high-interest series. Each title chronicles the timeline of an explorer, explains the motivation behind their journey, and examines their relationship with Indigenous Peoples. A combination of modern and historic maps and colourful images highlight the places visited and discovered by these adventurers.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

The Great Canadian Road Trip

Get ready to explore Canada like never before-from coast to coast to coast. This highly visual series takes readers on a road trip across the Canadian provinces and territories. Visit major cities, and head off the beaten path to explore the people, environment, foods, cultures, and history of each region. Detours add fun trivia and jokes to the road trip, while maps show the route travelled.

Beech Street Books © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-6

Individual Nonfiction Titles

Orca Book Publishers © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
11

The NBA: A History of Hoops

Basketball is known for its fast-breaking, buzzer-beating action, and that excitement is captured in The NBA: A History of Hoops. With thrilling texts, engaging side panels, and lively player profiles set alongside vibrant photos, every team's origins, stars, greatest triumphs, and most unforgettable moments can be experienced like never before.

Creative Education © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Relationships and Responsibilities

All Canadians have relationships and responsibilities that impact their lives. Whether at school, at home, or in the community, these roles engage Canadians with the world around them. Relationships and Responsibilities offers readers a closer look at how these roles are connected to one's identity, culture, and sense of self.

Beech Street Books © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Welcome to British North America

Canada's colonial history is rich with conflict and progress. Welcome to British North America offers a wide-ranging look at life in Upper Canada after it was settled by the British. Readers will learn how the British colonies were established and governed and see what life was like for both settlers and Indigenous Peoples between 1713 and 1850.

Beech Street Books © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Welcome to New France

The colonial era is a fascinating and much studied era in Canadian history. Welcome to New France will offer a comprehensive look at life in New France. Readers will learn how the colonies were explored and settled, and what life was like in the time period spanning from the early 1500s into the nineteenth century.

Beech Street Books © 2017

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future

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.

Beech Street Books © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Canadian Eh!

Canadian Eh! celebrates items and food from around the country. Fun facts and engaging photos show how people have made these things true symbols of Canada.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Cooking Across Canada!

An informative and entertaining series about cooking with fun facts and recipes from across the country. These titles will touch on the traditions and history of the food and include healthy choices and fun facts.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Kindergarten to 1st Grade Nonfiction

Animals of the Forest

A twig snaps near a stand of tall trees. Something is on the move. Is it a powerful gray wolf, or a sneaky raccoon? This series for young readers explores the forest biome and the animals that live there, offering low-level text and vibrant photos alongside features that highlight range, conservation status, and diet. Readers will learn how animals are specially adapted to thrive in the forest!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Community Helpers

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.

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Disney Coding Adventures

Friendly Disney characters make coding fun and accessible for beginners-no device required. Can you help Anna escape the snow monster? Then you can write an algorithm! Simple projects teach coding basics such as looping, conditionals, and identifying bugs and errors.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Kids Living Green

The future of our planet is in our hands. It is up to us to take action and care for it every day. What can kids do? Kids Living Green showcases environmentally-friendly ways early readers can care for the Earth. Active examples and photographs detail specific projects readers can easily partake in.

Jump! © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Life Cycles

Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn how species are born, grow up, and reproduce. Each book includes labeled diagrams, photographs of every stage, fascinating facts, and discussion points for further learning.

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Seasons of Fun: Fall (Bearcub Books)

Fall is a fun time of year! From picking apples and visiting the pumpkin patch to participating in fall sports, lively images along with engaging text teach young readers about fall. This engaging, simple nonfiction series celebrates the season.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Starting Out

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.

Creative Education © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-2

Fantastic Creatures (Bumba Books)

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.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Farm Fun

Spend a day on the farm with this fun series! Learn what farmers do, as well as what kinds of crops they grow, animals they care for, and machines they use.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Magic Tricks

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.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Making Good Choices

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, supporting social-emotional learning.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Raptor World

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.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Sesame Street® Loves Community

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.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Sports Coding Concepts

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.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Your Body Systems

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 a microscopic 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!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Community Helpers

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.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

2nd to 3rd Grade Nonfiction

Animal Habitats at Risk

Animals face scary challenges every day! These narrative nonfiction books focus on describing the changes to animals habitats that affect the animal's way of life-or even puts their species at risk of dying out! Readers will learn about the reasons for changes in habitats that affect animals and small steps they can take to help protect them.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Animals Eat What?

From puke and poop to blood and guts, animals will eat almost anything. Delve into some of the most disgusting meals in the animal kingdom and learn about the creatures that live off of these unusual diets. Colour photos and fascinating facts will keep readers turning the pages to learn more gross details!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Car Crazy

Climb into the driver's seat of one of these luxury cars. Equipped for the streets and the racetrack, these cars are powerful, sleek, and fast. This series will introduce young readers to the behind-the-scenes action of a supercar. Buckle up!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Fairy Tale Science

In many fairy tales, characters must rely on quick thinking to overcome challenges. But science and engineering could also help these characters. In this fun series, readers complete hands-on activities to help beloved fairy tale characters.

Focus Readers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Growing Character

Books in the Growing Character series teach young readers about strong character and important values. This book is intended to help build a foundation for students to develop into morally responsible, compassionate citizens and, with examples, show them how to make the choices that will let them grow into people of character. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, activities, and author biography.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Hands-On Science

The Hands-On Science series is perfect for budding scientists keen to find out why things fizz, how Romans made soap or how to make it rain. Each experiment uses easy-to-find ingredients and objects.

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Happily Ever Crafter

Help creative crafters bring their most fantastical ideas to life! Step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide readers as they explore the expanses of their imagination. Each themed title uses everyday items and materials to create original costumes, treats, party games, and decorations.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Make Your Own Fun

Rocket makerspace to a whole new level with this series as it details how to make awesome crafts and explores all of the fun that goes with them. With friendly, step-by-step instructions, clear imagery, and helpful hints, this series will lead readers to finished products they'll be proud of.

Blackrabbit Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Mindful Me

Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps children manage emotions, establish positive habits in communication, create and achieve goals, and make good decisions. Each title in Mindful Me introduces readers to the concept of mindfulness and how it can be easily incorporated into their daily lives to help them grow emotionally and make good decisions.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Paralympic Sports

The Paralympics are here and there's so much to see! From fast paced team sports to intense individual races, the world's best athletes with disabilities come together to compete in Olympic-style games. High-impact photography will keep readers engaged while learning about athletes who compete for a gold medal.

Amicus (High Interest) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Ready, Set, Code!

Introduce young coders to the most popular coding programs and languages. Step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations guide readers, and fun activities help them apply what they've learned.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Swimming with Sharks

From the mighty great white to the alienlike goblin shark, earth's oceans are full of sharks. With speed, strength, and stealth, they make the perfect predators. They also make the ideal reading topics for young readers. Through diagrams, labeled images, and other graphics, this series emphasizes visual literacy while diving into the lives, habitats, and diets of the creatures children love to learn about.

Blackrabbit Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Unofficial Guides Junior

The Unofficial Guides Junior series explores the various aspects of the enormously popular Minecraft program for younger readers. This collection covers topics across the Minecraft game in a clear and concise way. This series is perfect for the younger hands-on techie. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

The World Around Us

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural and social issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world around them.

Orca Book Publishers © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-3

Celebrating Our Communities

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.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Climate Change

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.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Disney STEAM Projects

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!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Operation Code

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.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Slithering Snakes

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.

Blackrabbit Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

4th to 8th Grade Nonfiction

100 Fun Things to Do to Unplug

Discover 100 creative projects you can do to unplug and reconnect with the world. Featuring both indoor and outdoor options, these activities will help readers develop new skills, uncover hidden talents, help others, and have fun with friends or by themselves.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry Tomato®) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Achieving Social Change

This series tells the stories of important social reforms brought about in history by activism, and which are still of concern today. Each book takes a revealing new approach to social activism, seen from the perspective of those inside the campaigns and describing the changing tactics used to achieve change at different times. Stories of key movements and change-makers will motivate readers to think about the achievements of activists from the past and consider how they can be applied to activism today.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6

Biggest Names in Sports

Biggest Names in Sports introduces young readers to some of the brightest stars in sports today. These exciting narratives summarize each player's life and career to date, drawing attention to their accomplishments on the field and career highlights, while also including biographical information such as family life and charity work.

Focus Readers © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-5

Civilizations of the World

This series introduces readers to some of the world's greatest civilizations, focusing on what daily life was like for the people who lived there. Colourful spreads give readers an accessible overview of each civilization's government, religion, and social structure, as well as the leaders and events that contributed to its lasting impact.

Focus Readers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-5

Country Profiles

Adventure abroad! This series takes young explorers on a world tour. Readers will stop at famous landmarks, meet new people groups, and experience unique customs and holidays. To further celebrate cultural diversity, these books teach how to speak foreign words, cook staple foods, and play traditional games.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Fake News

These clear, helpful guides define what exactly fake news is for readers and explore the role fake news has played in current politics and throughout history. Readers will come away with important new skills in their media and digital literacy toolboxes.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Guide to the Trades

Our homes, businesses, and other buildings would not exist without the expert craftsmanship of dedicated trade workers. In this book, readers will learn what skills and training it takes to work in different trade fields. They will find out what these workers do each day, what kind of education is required, and much more.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

It's the End of the World!

All things must come to an end. The clock is ticking, and our final days may be right around the corner! This series explores several scenarios that could lead to the end of life on Earth. Through engaging text and thought-provoking features, readers will discover the chain reaction of destruction, past catastrophes, how the media portrays the end, and much more! Can you survive the end of the world?

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Mission: Code

Dive into the fascinating world of coding languages! These titles walk new programmers through the basics of creating their own code. Hands-on learn-to-code activities accessed through an online Page Plus link add to the fun!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Mythical Creatures (Torque)

Throughout time, people have told tales of wondrous creatures! This high-interest series bewitches readers as it uncovers the histories, legends, and powers of mythical creatures through levelled text and fantastical photos. Features such as origin maps, media mentions, timelines, and cultural comparisons add even more astonishing information to this legendary series.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, this series is sure to inspire all readers who love music.

Lerner © 2011

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Wild Art Projects

Be inspired to get wildly creative with art. Each title explores a different theme, packed with original, colourful ideas using various media and everyday items. Simple step-by-step instructions and photographs guide readers through the projects.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry Tomato®) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Women Who Changed the World

The Women Who Changed the World series profiles inspiring, influential women who challenged stereotypes, overcame barriers, and opened doors. Some were first women in their fields. Some rose to the top of companies (and nations) previously run by men. Some were activists, some were queens, some quietly did their jobs and had a lasting impact. Each book profiles 12 living and historical diverse women whose accomplishments in their field changed the world.

Bookstaves © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-5

Artificial Intelligence

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.

Focus Readers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Enviro-graphics

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.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Individual Nonfiction Titles

The Orca Wild series explores the lives of the creatures with whom we share the world and asks readers to consider the effects-both positive and negative-that humans have on vulnerable animal populations and habitats.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-7

Quick Guide to Fantasy Sports

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Spotlight on Nature

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.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Unofficial Guides

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.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Young Adult/High School Reference Resources

Addicted

The trap of addiction ensnares millions. This series explores the struggles of those who have succumbed to addiction whether to opioids or social media or something else. It examines what it means to be addicted, how it occurs, the real-world effects, and the challenges of overcoming addiction. Personal accounts along with facts and quotes from authoritative sources are featured in every book as is an annotated list of organizations and websites where readers can get help and more information.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Exploring Greek Mythology

The myths of ancient Greece live on in the Exploring Greek Mythology series. Villains, goddesses, gods, and heroes come to life in these volumes. The stories vividly illustrate the cultural values and customs of ancient Greek society. Side bars, fully documented quotes, and full-color images add depth and insight.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Individual Nonfiction Titles

In October 2017 the hashtag "MeToo" went viral on social media and soon became a symbol of unity for women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted. This led to the launch of the #MeToo movement, a global campaign against sexual harassment--andin the process brought down hundreds of rich, powerful men. This book examines #MeToo's history, what the movement has accomplished, unexpected consequences, and where it is expected to go in the future.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Music Scene

The Music Scene series focuses on what today's new musicians are doing, what they seek to convey through their music, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential musicians and presents brief historical background as well as highlighting the work of a variety of contemporary musicians and their music.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Odysseys in Peace

In a world strained by conflict, we look to the past for models of peace. With historical and full-colour photographs complementing documentary texts, Odysseys in Peace invites advanced readers along on a journey to experience the lives of important peace-seekers like never before. These titles feature a sophisticated design peppered with arresting photographs that illustrate key moments in each figure's life as well as the experiences that shaped their legacy. Side panels, coloured callouts, and first-person quotations assist in making the text accessible to a wide range of learners.

Creative Education © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-7

The Tech Effect

This series examines the many ways that new technologies (such as 3-D printing and robotics) are shaping daily life and human communities. Books in this series look at what’s being done today and why, how these technologies are already changing people’s lives, and how these advances might alter the future. All books feature real-world examples, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Drug Risks

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Environmental Impact

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Jobs for Skilled Workers

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Teen Disorders

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.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Picture Books and Children's Fiction

Orca Dual Language Books

Zoe and her father find a lone fawn in the forest in this picture book for young readers.

Orca Book Publishers (Theytus Books) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK-1

Sleeping Bear Board Books

Rhyming riddles, coupled with colourful artwork will engage even the smallest of readers! Learn about Canada, some of our favourite sports and other fun topics in these fun filled board books!

Sleeping Bear Press © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK-2

Children's Poetry

Lerner Publishing Group (Carolrhoda) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Young Adult Fiction

AI High

After the government officially recognizes androids as living beings, Fitzgerald High starts a program integrating human and android students, earning it the nickname AI High. Whether they're human or android, teenagers will always have drama.

LernerClassroom (Darby Creek) © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
4

Orca Currents

Orca Currents are short high-interest novels with contemporary themes, written expressly for middle-school students reading below grade level.

Orca Book Publishers © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
5-8

YA Fiction

Lainey thought the most challenging thing she'd experience was the realization that she is a powerful witch, but that was only the beginning. Now part of a magical rebel alliance, Lainey must harness her power before the Master finds her and uses her to obtain all the world's magic. But struggling with the death of her uncle and the betrayal of the boy she loved, Lainey finds that magic, like love, doesn't come easy.

Flux © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
9-12

Orca Soundings

With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5