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It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way…read more

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Trillium Listed! Discovering Canada's Government introduces children to the three levels of government in Canada. Emphasizing active participation in public decision making, the text explains the electoral process, the different aspects of parliamentary government, the Canadian legal system, and…read more

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The lines of the celebrated poem are interwoven with fascinating information about the First World War, details of daily life in the trenches, accounts of McCrae's experience in his field hospital, and the circumstances that led to the writing of "In Flanders Fields."read more

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Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the…read more

Sadako

by Eleanor Coerr|

September 22, 1997

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Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, Sadako races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes. Legend says this will make a sick person healthy.read more

The Paint Box

by Maxine Trottier|

October 29, 2004

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A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selection for 2005 Nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration for 2004 Marietta's father, Jacopo Tintoretto, is a renowned and famous artist living in Venice during the Renaissance era. More than anything, Merietta wants to…read more

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In this unique introduction to the Holocaust for younger readers, Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse tells a powerful story about life in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II - and about one Jewish girl's involvement in the Resistance. At once terrifying and soulful, this well-researched fictional…read more

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Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book;…read more

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Young David Nathan makes a special delivery that changes his life forever - a story of friendship, honour and bravery.read more

Jesse's Star

by Ellen Schwartz|

January 1, 2000

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Jesse's project about his immigrant ancestors is due tomorrow and he hasn't started. In a last-ditch effort to find some information about his great-great grandfather, Yossi, Jesse rummages through the mess in the attic until he finds a little battered travel case, full of pictures, and…read more

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Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book;…read more

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A panorama of life in the Middle Ages in 42 realistically detailed drawings ranging from scenes of everyday life in castle, village, monastery, and countryside, to dramatic and colorful portrayals of tournaments, castle sieges, banquets, the building of a cathedral, battles, fairs, and more.…read more