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Primary K-3 Collection

Animals of the Arctic

The Arctic is a barren land of blustering winds and sub-zero temperatures unfit for many of Earth's animals. But some have evolved to make this frozen world their home. Each title in Animals of the Arctic is filled with descriptions of adaptations, from special coats to inventive behaviours, explaining how animals survive in the Arctic!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Create and Share: Thinking Digitally

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. Activities throughout the books prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Ecosystem Food Webs

Discover the diversity of life in six different ecosystems and learn how plants and animals depend on each other to maintain a thriving food web in this narrative nonfiction series. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully levelled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem. A food web model at the end of each book summarizes the information, making these an excellent resource for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Once Upon a STEM: The Science

Have you heard the story of Jack? You know, the one where he plants the magic beans, and a giant beanstalk shoots up into the sky. Did you ever wonder what a scientist would make of that beanstalk? Well wonder no longer, because Professor Everafter is here, and he is going to put these fairy tales under the microscope.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-4

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 1

Animal Battles

It's an all-out brawl between some of nature's top predators in this high-interest series! Venture deep into the rain forest and to the bottom of the ocean to learn about some of the world's fiercest fighters. Readers will find out about the weapons each animal has, from sharp teeth to super senses, and the moves that finish enemies off. In each title, an action-packed narrative scene imagines a fight between the animals, while profiles offering statistics and charts make comparisons between the competitors. Reluctant readers will love their front-row seats to action with this series!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Creepy Crafts & More

Creepy crafts, spooky costumes, and alien food! Make all of these and more in this superfun new series. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers as they make their own costumes, bake a fun treat, and create new crafts. All projects use easy-to-find supplies and can easily be made at home or in the classroom.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Facing Life's Challenges

Life throws us many challenges, often without warning. Facing Life's Challenges describes these specific life events or situations and the emotions they can elicit, as well as how we can cope with them mindfully and learn from them. Readers will learn to recognize, reflect on, and communicate their feelings, ask for help, and lend help to family members and friends who may also be experiencing these life challenges.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Pirate Tales

Ahoy there! Are you ready for an adventure on the high seas? The titles in this graphic nonfiction series plunge reluctant readers into stories of daring sword fights, ruthless captains, and piles of plunder. Colourful, detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue bring each biographical tale to life, while actual quotes keep them historically grounded.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 2

The Best of Gaming

Get an inside look at the popular (and growing) gaming industry! Meet the most popular superstars and streamers, learn about the biggest gaming events and competitions, and more. Photos and up-to-date information take gaming fans and readers new to gaming on an exciting tour of the industry.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Better Together: Animal Groups

Did you know that a group of geese on land or water is called a gaggle? Or that schools of fish have tactics for evading predators? Learn how and why some of the animal kingdom's most interesting animal groups stick together for survival with this exciting series!

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Esports LIVE

Esports competitions have become a world-wide phenomenon with millions of viewers and fans. Learn all about esports from its humble beginnings on arcade leaderboards to the fast-paced streaming action of today's championship games. Aligned with curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content including information, media, and technology skills. Engaging content and hands-on activities encourage creative and design thinking. Books includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Futurest, 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 © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Superhero Science

Have you ever dreamed of achieving unbelievable superhuman feats? Through approachable, levelled text, this series explores the world of superheroes and whether superhuman powers can become a reality. Readers will explore fascinating features including superhero profiles, effects graphics, media sightings, and more. Downloadable features let readers show they have what it takes to be a superhero!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 1

Animals of the Mountains

Thin, cold air and steep slopes make mountaintops formidable to most animals. But some species thrive at these high altitudes! This low-level series examines alpine animals and how they adapt to their high-up homes. Features illustrate the range, diet, and adaptations of each animal to support levelled text. Young readers can find out what life is like on top of the world!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Animals of the Wetlands

Swamps, marshes, and other wetlands are home to some of the world's most interesting animals. But life isn't always easy for these creatures. They must adapt to escape predators, find food, and build shelter in their watery habitats. Packed with features such as animal profiles and range maps, this low-level series will give readers a sneak peek into the lives of the animals that make homes in the wetlands biome.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Black History in Canada

Black Canadians have shaped Canadian history since it was first colonized. Black History in Canada explores the struggles many early black settlers faced and how black Canadians have fought throughout history for equal treatment. Readers will learn about the important contributions black Canadians have made from their initial arrival in colonial times through the present day.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Disney Great Character Guides

In this lighthearted approach to character education, readers learn what character traits are needed in their favourite Disney and Pixar characters' "jobs"-such as Elsa's role as Snow Queen or Woody's job as Andy's most beloved toy.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Discover the human side of newsworthy, historical, and pop culture figures. Each biography is peppered with quotations and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of inspirational experiences that influenced the person's achievements.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Minecraft and STEAM

Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each book in the series expands on one key STEAM concept.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

PrimeTime: Basketball

The bright lights are shining, the cameras are rolling, and the fans are cheering. PrimeTime is when the world's biggest stars step up and perform at the top of their game.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

PrimeTime: Hockey

The bright lights are shining, the cameras are rolling, and the fans are cheering. Primetime is when the world's biggest stars step up and perform at the top of their game. This series offers an exciting look at today's greatest athletes, taking readers through their journeys from childhood to the top of their sport, highlighting the skills and abilities that make them truly stand out.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 2

Canada's Changing Climate: Problems and Solutions

This series discusses the cause and effect, of climate change in Canada and looks at solutions on how to deal with it. It looks at economic impact, invasive species, and past, present and future of climate change.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

The Gross Human Body in Action

Get totally grossed out with amazing augmented reality experiences! With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this series tells all about the gross science behind your body's functions.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

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 © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-3

Picture Books

Sleeping Bear Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Sports Records

Every generation, athletes attempt to perform better than the players who came before them. This action-packed series looks at some of the most impressive records in sports history, as well as some of the records that may never be broken.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

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

Cutting Edge STEM Careers

This series is for teens who are trying to figure out what sort of career they might want to pursue. The series introduces them to various job possibilities within a given STEM 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

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

Issues Today

This series examines hot-button issues that are roiling public and political discourse. Some of the books in this series are US-focused. Others have more of a global perspective. In all cases, the books convey a sense of immediacy and relevance to today's world. Fully-documented quotes and real-world accounts enliven the narrative. Pro-con sidebars illustrate opposing perspectives.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Mental Health Guides

Mental Health Guides shares information about common mental disorders and conditions, including their symptoms and the treatment options. Readers will learn how the disorders affect both individuals and society. Each book includes an infographic, resources to aid in further research, and source notes.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

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 © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
5-8

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

Smartphones and Society

Smartphones and Society examines how smartphones have changed different aspects of daily life. Readers will learn how these devices have shaped society in both positive and negative ways. 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

World Mythology

Mythological tales can be found in cultures around the world. Although the characters and storylines differ from one culture to the next, they have a shared purpose: to explain the unexplainable and to reinforce cultural values. Each book gives readers insight into a different culture by way of the stories that have followed that cultures development through time.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12