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0 1 0 2 y r a u n 10th Available Ja Anniversary Edition

Great new price! only $19.95 (paperback)

“It all adds up to a stimulating, funny, kid-friendly, and detailed look at a fascinating country that just might inspire family educational trips, as well as teach kids about Canada.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“...guaranteed to stimulate a youngster’s urge to explore the country.” ~ Globe & Mail Libris Awards, Non-fiction Book of the Year, Finalist Mr. Christie’s Children’s Book Awards, Finalist Information Book Award, Winner

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Owlkids Books Owlkids Books (formerly known as Maple Tree Press) is an award-winning book publisher from the creators of Chirp, chickaDEE and OWL magazines. With two imprints, Owlkids and Maple Tree, we offer best-selling books for every type of child from preschool to preteen: picture books, chapter books, activity books, comic collections, and innovative non-fiction books with a range of topics including science, history, geography, culture, and sports. At Owlkids Books, we respect children’s intelligence, creativity, and curiosity above all. Richly entertaining, deeply informative, and with subjects of enduring appeal, our books speak directly to children and encourage discovery and creative thinking in our young readers. Loved by parents, teachers, librarians and, most of all, kids, Owlkids Books inspire, entertain, educate, and delight!

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Laugh Spring 2010 Ages 9–12Explore Wonder Not Your Typical Book About the Environment By Elin Kelsey Illustrated by Clayton Hanmer

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A fresh, hopeful look at the environment and the future...

We live in a time of heightened environmental awareness, and this knowledge is creating a generation of kids with feelings of eco-anxiety — the world is doomed, isn’t it? Maybe not.

March 2010 10" x 8.5" • 64 PAgES HC • $24.95 CDN / $22.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-79-3 PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-84-7 Ages 9–12

Praise for Strange New Species by Elin Kelsey: “Kelsey’s infectious eagerness and her eye for the kid-friendly detail may have what it takes to convert the most confirmed science-phobes.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

Not Your Typical Book About the Environment aims to allay kids’ fears by showing them what a remarkable time they live in: smart technologies, innovative ideas, and a growing commitment to alternative lifestyles are exploding around the world. Each chapter begins by taking familiar objects from a kids’ world — T-shirts, video games, bikes — and using these as launching pads to delve into related environmental issues. Plus, profiles of unexpected personalities, like sustainable happiness researcher Catherine O’Brien, show how many are seeking viable solutions to the serious problems facing our planet. It’s not that there isn’t a problem. There is. But this book shows how this time of crisis can instead be seen as a time of great opportunity! ELIN KELSEY, Ph.D. is a consultant with over twenty years of experience in environmental education. Elin is the author of 10 other books for children including Strange New Species and Canadian Dinosaurs. She is an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California and Royal Roads University in British Columbia. She lives in California.

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Laugh Spring 2010 Ages 8+ Explore Wonder Max Finder Mystery Volume 4 Collected Casebook Series

By Liam O’Donnell and Craig Battle Illustrated by Ramón Pérez Exciting you-solve-it mysteries will keep preteen readers guessing The fourth title in this unique graphic novel series features 10 new solve-it-yourself graphic mysteries starring amateur detective Max Finder and sidekick Alison Santos. Plus, three never-before-published stories are included. Volume 4’s combination of intriguing and relevant storylines, compelling illustrations and snappy dialogue will keep pre-teens engaged with hours of whodunit fun.

March 2010 6" x 9" • 96 pages PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-80-9

LIAM O’DONNELL launched his interactive graphic story Max Finder Mystery in OWL Magazine in 2002. An elementary school teacher, Liam is the author of over 20 books for children. He lives in Toronto.

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CRAIG BATTLE is the Editor of OWL Magazine and lives in Toronto. Volume 1 and 2 — The Association of Educational Publishers’ Award, Winner for Graphic Novel Volume 3 — The Association of Educational Publishers’ Award, 2008 Finalist for Graphic Novel

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Praise for the Max Finder Mystery series: “Great for readers who enjoy mysteries in the vein of Encyclopedia Brown.” ~ Booklist Volume 1

6" x 9" • 96 pages PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-116-4

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6" x 9" • 96 pages PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-121-8

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My Beastly Book of Monsters

150 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw By Arnaud Boutin Who’s afraid of some big, bad monsters? Not you, thanks to this fun book! My Beastly Book of Monsters offers young kids the opportunity to scribble, doodle, and reconfigure over 150 monstrous creatures to create and explore a scary, but fun, world. Tie a monster’s shoes together or make him cry. Draw a creature that’s part monster and part ostrich, or scare a monster with a...mouse?! Each amusing scenario motivates readers to use their imaginations to complete the pictures using their budding artistic skills. There is no right or wrong way to use this book and kids will revel in the creative freedom.

march 2010 9.5" x 10.625" • 120 pages PB • $13.95 CDN / $12.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-81-6 Ages 4+

My Beastly Book of Monsters is all about thrills, creativity, and those scary creatures that live under your bed. Or is it in your closet? Down the hallway? Wrong again — they’re all inside this book! ARNAUD BOUTIN is a graduate of Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image (Goblins School of the Image), a Parisian school dedicated to the visual arts. He lives in France.

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Volume 3

6" x 9" • 96 pages PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-149-2

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Laugh Spring 2010 Ages 6–9Explore Wonder SOS! Titanic!

By Frieda Wishinsky Illustrated by Jean-Paul Eid Can Matt and Emily convince the captain to change the Titanic’s course — and change history? Friends Emily Bing and Matt Martinez have discovered that the Canadian Flyer, an antique red sled, and the other intriguing objects they found in the attic of Emily’s new house, hold amazing powers. The magical sled has taken them all over the country and all through time. Along the way, they’ve come face to face with pirates, dinosaurs, prospectors, Vikings, and even Alexander Graham Bell. May 2010 7.625˝ x 5.125˝ • 96 PAGES HC • $17.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-77-9 PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-78-6 Ages 6–9

Praise for the Canadian Flyer Adventures series: “This series is like a well-taught history class: engaging, smart, and full of surprises.” ~ The Chronicle Herald

In the latest book in the Canadian Flyer Adventures series, Matt and Emily want to know everything about the Titanic and how it sank on April 15, 1912. And when the sled flies them to the famous ship on the afternoon of April 14, they realize they only have a few hours before the ship collides with an iceberg. Can the two friends help their new friend Maddy and her aunt survive the disaster? Is the “unsinkable” ship going to sink no matter what they do or say? FRIEDA WISHINSKY is an award-winning picture- and chapter-book author, who has written many beloved and bestselling books for children. Her books include Oonga Boonga; What’s the Matter with Albert?; and Please, Louise. Originally from New York, Frieda lives in Toronto.

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Magic Up Your Sleeve

Amazing Illusions, Tricks & Science Facts You’ll Never Believe By Helaine Becker Illustrated by Claudia Dávila The world of science is often described as magical — but is magic itself scientific? You bet! Award-winning author Helaine Becker teams up with illustrator Claudia Dávila once again to unleash her special brand of humor and facts on young readers. This time around, the duo reveals the science hidden in magic tricks! Becker uses dozens of activities to show how the world of magic manipulates simple scientific principles of illusion and perception to leave audiences baffled. Each mystifying trick which comes to life has been tested, and is clearly explained and designed to provide quick results using a handful of common household materials.

March 2010 9.5" x 8" • 64 pages HC • $ 22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-75-5 PB • $ 12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-76-2 Ages 8–12

A bonus “Art of Performance” appendix includes everything kids need to know to put on a magic show — from the importance of patter to perfecting their sleight of hand tricks. HELAINE BECKER has a knack for blending humor and education into a satisfying package that both delights and informs. Her awardwinning books include Boredom Blasters, Secret Agent Y.O.U., and Science on the Loose. Originally from New York, Helaine lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.

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Laugh Spring 2010 Ages 4+ Explore Wonder

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A marvel of discovery for young kids The Human Body By Pascale Hédelin Illustrated by Robert Barborini

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An amazing lift-the-flap book that uncovers the mysteries of the human body The Human Body tackles a number of bodily topics that children are naturally curious about in a forthright and age-appropriate manner. The dynamic pulltabs and flaps complement the simple text and create an engaging book that tells kids a lot of very cool stuff about the anatomy and physiology of their bodies. May 2010 9.25" x 10.25" • 40 Pages HC • $27.95 CDN / $24.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-86-1 Previous edition 978-2-89579-175-1

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“A must-have reference for young children. The interactive tabs and intriguing facts will appeal to their curiosity about the human body and keep readers amused for countless hours.” ~ Calgary’s Child

From being born to building muscles, from breaking bones to digesting food, to the five senses and more, The Human Body is must-have reference for young children, guaranteed to be enjoyed again and again. PASCALE HEDELIN is a regular contributor to many children’s magazines including J’aime lire and Je bouquine (Bayard Presse); and Toupie, Wapiti, and Toboggan (Milan Presse). She is also the author of Earth and Sky and lives in Paris.

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Parents’ Choice Awards, Gold Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Gold

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Explore Wonder Laugh My Think-a-ma-Jink Written and illustrated by Dave Whamond It’s Jack’s sixth birthday and he couldn’t be more... bored? That’s right. Model airplanes, stuffed dinosaurs — not even a talking robot can break him out of his bad mood. Enter a mysterious gift from the equally mysterious Uncle Doug. Within an ordinary-looking brown box glows the Think-ama-Jink, a bizarre contraption that will allow Jack to discover a wild new universe of possibilities and the special power of his own imagination. “Wonderfully expressive faces and busy illustrations will keep readers searching the scenes for more details.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

8.25" x 10.25" • 32 pages HC • $17.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-66-3

The Pirate and the Penguin Written and illustrated by Patricia Storms Penguin is not your typical Antarctic bird. He’s done with the frigid, barren expanse of the South Pole. He’s had it with yoga and daydreaming. He wants adventure! Pirate, on the other hand, wants no part in his crew’s raucous, adventurous ways. Exploration? Treasure? Conquest? Bah! From veteran children’s illustrator Patricia Storms comes a tale that is equal parts loving parable and energetic adventure.

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A backlist classic that never tires of answering kids’ favorite questions Why?

The Best Ever Question and Answer Book About Nature, Science and the World Around You

By Catherine Ripley Illustrated by Scot Ritchie Everyday activities, such as a trip to the park, splashing in the bathtub, or fixing a snack in the kitchen, prompt many questions from curious young children. Why do cows moo? Why does my stomach growl? Why is the sky blue? What makes the stars twinkle? With its simple question-and-answer format, Why? provides clear, easy-to-understand explanations for nearly one hundred of these everyday mysteries. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Best Books for Children

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10.5" x 9" • 32 Pages HC • $17.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-67-0

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8" x 10" • 192 pages HC • $19.95 CDn / US ISBN 978-1-897066-17-1 Ages 3–8

“This book is an excellent reference for any classroom, school, or home library! Colorful illustrations accompany the fun and informative text.” ~ DisneyFamily.com “…quenches kids’ thirst for knowledge.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

“This one will hit many a funny bone in old and young alike.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

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Explore Wonder Laugh My Think-a-ma-Jink Written and illustrated by Dave Whamond It’s Jack’s sixth birthday and he couldn’t be more... bored? That’s right. Model airplanes, stuffed dinosaurs — not even a talking robot can break him out of his bad mood. Enter a mysterious gift from the equally mysterious Uncle Doug. Within an ordinary-looking brown box glows the Think-ama-Jink, a bizarre contraption that will allow Jack to discover a wild new universe of possibilities and the special power of his own imagination. “Wonderfully expressive faces and busy illustrations will keep readers searching the scenes for more details.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

8.25" x 10.25" • 32 pages HC • $17.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-66-3

The Pirate and the Penguin Written and illustrated by Patricia Storms Penguin is not your typical Antarctic bird. He’s done with the frigid, barren expanse of the South Pole. He’s had it with yoga and daydreaming. He wants adventure! Pirate, on the other hand, wants no part in his crew’s raucous, adventurous ways. Exploration? Treasure? Conquest? Bah! From veteran children’s illustrator Patricia Storms comes a tale that is equal parts loving parable and energetic adventure.

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A backlist classic that never tires of answering kids’ favorite questions Why?

The Best Ever Question and Answer Book About Nature, Science and the World Around You

By Catherine Ripley Illustrated by Scot Ritchie Everyday activities, such as a trip to the park, splashing in the bathtub, or fixing a snack in the kitchen, prompt many questions from curious young children. Why do cows moo? Why does my stomach growl? Why is the sky blue? What makes the stars twinkle? With its simple question-and-answer format, Why? provides clear, easy-to-understand explanations for nearly one hundred of these everyday mysteries. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Best Books for Children

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10.5" x 9" • 32 Pages HC • $17.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-67-0

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8" x 10" • 192 pages HC • $19.95 CDn / US ISBN 978-1-897066-17-1 Ages 3–8

“This book is an excellent reference for any classroom, school, or home library! Colorful illustrations accompany the fun and informative text.” ~ DisneyFamily.com “…quenches kids’ thirst for knowledge.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

“This one will hit many a funny bone in old and young alike.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

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Tangerine and Kiwi Series

The Chirp Book

8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US

Twelve years ago, Chirp was hatched on the pages of Chirp Magazine; since then, hundreds of thousands of children have fallen head-overboots for this lovable character. The special 10th anniversary hardcover edition contains comics, stories, puzzles, jokes, and special bonus material: • the first Chirp comic • a behind-the-scenes look at the illustrator’s studio • a lesson on how to draw Chirp

By Laïla Héloua and Nathalie Lapierre

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Visit the Bread Baker Learn how bread is made. Includes grandpa’s delicious bread recipe.

Visit the Sugar Bush Learn how maple syrup is made and enjoy a recipe for yummy pancakes.

Visit the Apple Orchard Includes a scrumptious recipe for apple crisp and a visit to an apple orchard.

Visit the Cheese Maker Features a trip to a dairy farm, a kid-friendly recipe for fondue, and more!

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A Grandmother for Christmas By Chantal Dézainde Everyone seems to have a grandmother except Jeremy, so why not find one of his own? 8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-069-3

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By Bob Kain

The Tangerine and Kiwi series follows siblings Tangerine and Kiwi on family outings where they learn more about where their food comes from. Visit an orchard, a bakery, a sugar bush, and a dairy farm, then try one of the delicious, related recipes included at the back of each book at home!

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Annie Bizzanni By France Hallé Annie likes to try everything — reading, cooking and more — with comic results. 8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-083-9

8.5" x 8.5" • 112 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $14.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-162-1 Ages 3–6

“A great resource to have in the car or on the road.” ~ Resource Links

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Time for Bed By Andrée-Anne Gratton Will Caroline ever make it through her bedtime rituals and get to sleep?

Laugh with Chirp By Bob Kain Filled with knock-knock jokes and humorous illustrations.

Read with Chirp By Bob Kain Introduces beginner readers to simple words.

8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-115-7

8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-071-6 HC • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-111-9

8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-082-2 HC • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-110-2

Play with Chirp By Bob Kain Age-appropriate activities designed to make counting and reading fun. 8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-113-3

Travel with Chirp By Bob Kain Sure to entertain kids on the road or at home! 8.5" x 8.5" • 24 PAgES PB • $6.95 CDN / $4.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-139-3

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Folktails

Before & After

9" x 12.5" • 32 PAgES PB • $9.95 CDN / $6.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-28-7

8.5" x 10.5" • 32 PAgES HC • $17.95 CDN / $15.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-75-1 Ages 4–8

uNESCO International Youth Library, White Raven Award

Animals on Parade

Favourite Rhymes from Chirp Magazine

An enchanting collection of more than 20 classic and contemporary rhymes originally published in Chirp Magazine. Contributors include Sheree Fitch, Dennis Lee, Barbara Reid, Helaine Becker, Karen Patkau, Mireille Levert, and more! “What a treasure! ... the variation in artwork, color, and mood of the illustrations and text as the pages of the book are turned creates an enchanting reading experience.” ~ Resource Links

A Nature Alphabet & Counting Book Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill

Small Wonders

Baby Animals in the Wild By Marilyn Baillie Illustrated by Romi Caron

9" x 12" • 64 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-09-6 Ages 3–8

“Thornhill eloquently mixes description and narration to craft excellent storytelling pieces that work with or without the appealingly detailed artwork.” ~ Resource Links

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8.75" x 8.75" • 64 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $15.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-119-5 Ages 3+

The Wildlife ABC & 123

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8.75" x 8.75" • 64 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $15.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-174-4

Animal Legends from Around the World Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill

National Science Teachers Association/ Children’s Book Council Joint Committee, Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children

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A delightful collection of stories by internationally beloved storytellers and illustrators originally published in Chirp Magazine. Contributors include Marie-Louise gay, David McPhail, Marthe Jocelyn, Ruth Ohi, Eugenie Fernandes, Mélanie Watt, and more!

9" x 11.5" • 32 PAgES PB • $9.95 CDN / $6.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-27-0

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A Jataka Tale from India Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill

A Book of Nature Timescapes Written and illustrated by Jan Thornhill

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The Rumor

7th International Conaculta Award, Winner—Best Illustrated Book Bank Street College of Education, Best Children’s Books IBBY Canada, Outstanding Cdn. Picture Book

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Over in the Meadow Adapted and illustrated by Jan Thornhill 8.5" x 11" • 32 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-08-9 Ages 3–6

Young readers will visit 14 baby animals in their natural habitats to learn about the environment in which each animal lives. Romi Caron’s charming watercolors, full of personality and expression, complement Marilyn Baillie’s graceful, lyrical text. 9" x 12" • 32 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $17.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-72-0 Ages 3–7

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It’s All Fun and Games

8.25" x 10.25" • 112 PAgES HC • $29.95 CDN / $26.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-210-9

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A Lift-the-Flap Guide to Our World and Solar System

Containing more than 230 activities — everything from card games to crafts, magic tricks to songs, to outdoor activities and so much more — It’s All Fun and Games will keep kids entertained for countless afternoons.

Explore the mysteries of the Earth and beyond with action-filled flaps that make answers to questions about clouds, stars, and space travel only a fun twist, flip, or pull away!

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I Can Make That!

Fantastic Crafts for Kids By Mary Wallace

The ultimate collection for kids who are just developing craft skills, I Can Make That! will show readers how to transform common household materials into costumes, puppets, toys, games, and more. Simple step-by-step instructions and photographs make this book perfect for home, the classroom, or outdoors.

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Earth and Sky

230 Activities for the Whole Family! By Isabelle Bertrand Illustrated by Joëlle Dreidemy, Aurélien Débat, and Roland Garrigue

Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Gold

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By Pascale Hédelin Illustrated by Laurent Richard

Earth and Sky takes readers from our home planet up into the heavens and beyond; the Sun, the Moon, and the Solar System itself are all stops on this epic journey. In merging together the timeless subjects of geology, geography, meteorology, and astronomy, this book becomes as valuable to readers as it is just plain fun!

9" x 9.5" • 38 PAgES HC • $27.95 CDN / $24.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-68-7 Ages 5+

8.5" x 10.5" • 160 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-33-1 Ages 4+

The Nature Treasury

A First Look at the Natural World By Lizann Flatt Illustrated by Allan Cormack & Deborah Drew-Brook

9.5" x 12.75" • 48 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-42-3

In this beautifully illustrated book, curious children will discover the extraordinary animals, plants, and environments of our planet. Detailed nature scenes take readers to many fascinating places — from the African savanna to the Arctic tundra — and each full-color spread is paired with the perfect amount of text to keep children engaged.

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Explore Wonder Laugh The Hilarious Adventures of Mish and Mash The story of how two monsters — and YOU! — make the perfect joke book! Illustrated by Remie Geoffroi

7" x 7" • 160 pages PB • $14.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-208-6 Ages 5+

Monsters Mish and Mash have wandered off the pages of chickaDEE Magazine and straight into their very own joke book. The duo presents hundreds of side-splitting jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, and brain teasers. In between the laughs however, Mish and Mash realize the mischievous Mush is out to sabotage their fun! It’s up to readers to save the day by sorting out scrambled punchlines, solve cryptic codes, and create their own silly jokes. “A take-anywhere stash of performance opportunities and entertainment.” ~ Justonemorebook.com

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Eat It Up!

Lip-smacking recipes for kids By Elisabeth de Mariaffi Illustrated by Jay Stephens, Steven Charles Manale, Gabrielle Morrissette, Brooke Kerrigan, Wendy Ding

Informative, diverse, and fun, Eat It Up! celebrates chickaDEE Magazine’s 30th birthday with over 55 recipes and tons of original Chick and Dee comics. These cartoons create a unique kids’ cookbook — one that will engage with hilarious characters and mouthwatering food! Careful attention to nutrition, different diets, and food allergies teaches kids that nothing stands in the way of cooking a great meal. “...draws on savory favorites, our cultural diversity, and healthy eating practices to offer young users a great introduction to a lifetime of independence and pleasure in the kitchen.” ~ Elizabeth Baird, Executive Food Editor, Canadian Living Magazine

8.5" x 11" • 96 pages HC • $22.95 CDN / $19.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-56-4 Previous edition 978-2-89507-549-3

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You Crack Me Up!

Chick and Dee’s Big Book of Fun By Jay Stephens and Steven Charles Manale

Laugh yourself silly with Chick and Dee and their friends! Readers will bust their brains with puzzles and games, super-cool comics, and hilarious jokes, entertaining themselves — and friends — for hours. Bonus features include character profiles of the Chick and Dee gang, step-by-step instructions on how to draw the feathered friends, plus an animated flipbook.

chickaDEE Animal Adventures Discover the World’s Amazing Animals By Stéphanie Ledu

Featuring more than 150 creatures, chickaDEE Animal Adventures crosses all continents and habitats to give children a rich understanding of animal characteristics and behaviors. Packed with hundreds of stunning photographs and intriguing facts, this book is a must-have reference guide for any child who is curious about the animal kingdom. National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Honors Award 2008

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6" x 9" • 80 pages PB • $12.00 CDN / $8.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-191-1

8.63" x 10" • 128 pages HC • $24.95 CDN / $19.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-173-7

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ARTastic!

200+ Art Smart Activities By Jochen Gerner

8.375" x 9.5" • 208 PAgES PB • $16.95 CDN / $14.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-140-9

With more than 200 fun-filled drawing and coloring activities, ARTastic! will fuel kids’ creativity, teach them drawing basics, and inspire their minds. Kids will complete pictures by adding their own creations, learn to draw simple images themselves, explore different colors, and more!

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Let’s Go!

The Story of Getting From There to Here By Lizann Flatt Illustrated by Scot Ritchie

From snowshoes to streetcars, steamboats to spaceships, Let’s Go! is a charming introduction to the history of transportation. Readers journey across land, sea, and sky to discover the many different ways we’ve used to get from one place to another. 8.5" x 10" • 40 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-02-1 Ages 5–8

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Smart-opedia Junior

The Amazing Book About Everything

This rich and lively “un”cyclopedia gives young readers an extraordinary and eye-opening broad basis of general knowledge. From a tour of the human skeleton and the five senses to modern technology and inventions, from life in a desert to a day at the fire station, children will be delighted and fascinated at every turn of the page. Special features throughout, such as activities and puzzles, Kids’ Questions, and What About You? sidebars, make the age-appropriate information fun and accessible. Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Gold “Playful and charming illustrations will draw children into the colorful spreads and keep them there, poring over details...will have your child coming back again and again to soak up knowledge and become a reader for life.” ~ The Chronicle Herald

8.5" x 9.5" • 184 PAgES HC • $24.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-30-4 Ages 5–8

“...rich in descriptive language and follows a logical time line... a fun selection for reading or browsing.” ~ School Library Journal

Also available: Up, Up and Away

A Round-the-World Puzzle Adventure Written and illustrated by Scot Ritchie

Six lucky kids have won first prize in a geography competition and are off on a trip around the world by hot air balloon! Readers get captivating shots of a dozen different countries as they use their detective skills to find all six kids and their teacher, who end up scattered as they land at each destination. 8.25" x 10.75" • 32 PAgES HC • $17.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-59-1 Ages 5–8

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Explore Wonder Laugh About the SerieS

By Frieda Wishinsky 5.125" x 7.625" • 96 PAgES EARLY CHAPTER BOOK BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS HISTORICAL ENDNOTES Ages 6–9

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Beware, Pirates!

#2

Transported back through time on the Canadian Flyer, an antique red sled, Emily and Matt experience history firsthand. Each exciting adventure takes them to a different part of the country at a fascinating point in our past. Come along for the ride of your life!

Danger, Dinosaurs!

#3

Crazy for Gold

Discover

Fun

Praise for Canadian Flyer series: “How wonderful to find a series that is both educational and full of adventure!” ~ Resource Links

Imagine

#7

Ages 6+

Hurry, Freedom

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#8 A Whale Tale

PB • $6.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-15-1 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-14-4

PB • $6.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-17-5 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-16-8

#9 All Aboard!

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Lost in the Snow

Far from Home

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-80-5 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-79-9

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-82-9 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-81-2

PB • $6.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-93-5 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-92-8

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-39-7 HC • $17.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-38-0

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-41-0 HC • $17.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-40-3

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-43-4 HC • $17.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-42-7

#4 Yikes! Vikings!

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PB • $6.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-97-3 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-96-6

PB • $6.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-99-7 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-98-0

Flying High!

Pioneer Kids

PB • $6.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-05-2 HC • $16.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-04-5

On the Case

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-55-7 HC • $17.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-54-0

Stop that Stagecoach!

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-63-2 HC • $17.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-62-5

SOS! Titantic!

PB • $7.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-78-6 HC • $17.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-77-9

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Explore Wonder Laugh

Daniel’s Dinosaurs

A True Story of Discovery By Charles Helm Foreword by Dr. Philip Currie

The true story about what happened when Daniel, age eight, stumbled upon impressions near Flatbread Creek that looked a lot like dinosaur footprints. Readers will follow Daniel as he works alongside Dr. Philip Currie, the famous paleontologist who helped found the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta.

8.5" x 10.5" • 32 pages PB • $9.95 CDN / $6.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-07-2 HC • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 us ISBN 978-1-897066-06-5 Ages 7–10

“...this book will be welcomed with ‘Wow!’...a real shot in the arm for dino-daydreamers.” ~ School Library Journal

Amazing Things Animals Do By Marilyn Baillie Illustrated by Romi Caron

You won’t believe the amazing things animals do — how they communicate, find food, and take care of their families. With concise text and beautiful watercolor scenes, this book provides children with a window into the fascinating world of animal behavior. 8.5" x 10.5" • 128 pages HC • $24.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-86-7

Animal Behavior Society, Outstanding Children’s Book Award 2003

Ages 5–9

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Imagine

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Animals at the EDGE

Saving the World’s Rarest Creatures By Jonathan Baillie and Marilyn Baillie

Inspired by the EDGE of Existence program (Zoological Society of London), which aims to conserve the world’s most endangered species, Animals at the EDGE profiles eleven of the world’s most extraordinary creatures facing extinction today. Readers will also meet some of the intrepid scientists working for a safe future for these animals and follow them on their adventures around the world. ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Finalist VOYA Magazine, 2008 Non-fiction Honor List “The combination of scientist profiles and excellent animal photographs may well inspire some future conservationists.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

8.5" x 11" • 48 pages PB • $9.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-33-5 HC • $19.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-32-8 Ages 7–12

Dino-Why? The Dinosaur Question & Answer Book By Sylvia Funston

Is it possible to clone a dinosaur? Did dinosaurs sit on their eggs to hatch them? What would have happened if dinosaurs hadn’t died out? Dino-Why? answers the best and most common questions — sent in by real kids — about dinosaurs, fossils, and paleontology.

8.5" x 11" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-25-0 HC • $22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-24-3 Ages 7–12

What’s the Matter with Albert? A Story of Albert Einstein By Frieda Wishinsky Illustrated by Jacques Lamontagne

8.5" x 10.5" • 32 pages PB • $6.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-15-7 Ages 7–12

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A fascinating look at the life of Albert Einstein as seen through the eyes of a young boy interviewing the scientist for his school paper. A timeline and chronology of important events in Einstein’s life complete this picture book–biography.

Money, Money, Money

Where It Comes From, How to Save It, Spend It & Make It By Eve Drobot Illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Who started the first bank? How does an ATM really work? From ancient barter systems to today’s digital transactions, Money, Money, Money explains the story of currency in kid-friendly language and a wide array of photographs and illustrations. VOYA Magazine, 2005 Non-fiction Honor List

8.5" x 10" • 96 pages PB • $19.95 CDN / $12.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-11-9 HC • $29.95 CDN / $19.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-10-2 Ages 9–13

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Explore Wonder Laugh

Books by Mary Wallace The Inuksuk Book

Now in its 10th printing!

Found throughout Alaska, Canada, and greenland, an Inuksuk is a stone structure that can communicate essential information to Arctic travelers. In consultation with Inuit elders and other experts, Mary Wallace provides a captivating introduction in words, pictures, and paintings to the Inuksuk and its place in Inuit life and culture. White Raven Award—uNESCO International Youth Library National Outdoor Book Award, Children’s Category “...illuminates a culture as well as its artifacts.” ~ globe and Mail 8.5" x 10.5" • 64 PAgES PB • $14.95 CDN / $13.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-13-3

Discover

Fun

Imagine

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I is for Inuksuk

An Arctic Celebration

As the official symbol for the 2010 Olympic Winter games, the image of the Inuksuk is everywhere; it’s the perfect time for children to learn all about life in the Arctic. This acrostic poem, complemented by beautiful paintings, celebrates the Arctic landscape, its people, culture, and traditions. Children will delight in searching for the Inuksuk hidden in each painting and in seeing how words are written in Inuktitut symbols. Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction, Finalist “Wallace’s illustrations are truly a celebration — hauntingly beautiful and evocative of bygone days... A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

9˝ x 10.5˝ • 32 PAgES HC • $19.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-57-1 Ages 5+

Ages 8+

Inuksuk Journey

Make Your Own Inuksuk Clear, inspiring text and beautiful step-by-step photographs combine to make this book the perfect guide to creating your own Inuksuk. Bring the beauty and magic of this ancient Inuit tradition into your home or garden! “Once in a while, a very special book that quietly communicates a sense of wonder, beauty, and spiritual connectedness comes along. This is such a book.” ~ School Library Journal

8.5" x 10.5" • 32 PAgES PB • $9.95 CDN / $8.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-14-0 Ages 8+

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MARY WALLACE has spent over 20 years teaching art and art education to children and adults. She has written 15 books for children, including The Inuksuk Book, I Can Make That!, and Art for the Heart. Mary lives in St. Thomas, Ontario.

An Artist at the Top of the World

A visually stunning chronicle of Mary Wallace’s summer journey to the Arctic, showing a land few people will ever experience. Her “you-are-there” journal is illustrated with photographs, sketches, and artifacts and includes dramatic encounters with Arctic wildlife, tales of hunting and fishing, and accounts of visits to relics of Inuit life dating back thousands of years. Part travel journal, part art book, Inuksuk Journey offers a truly memorable portrait of the Far North. “Readers will be fascinated by this firsthand account of true adventure.” ~ School Library Journal

9" x 11" • 64 PAgES HC • $24.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-26-7 Ages 9+

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Explore Wonder Laugh CTON’s Super A-maze-ing Year of Crazy Comics! Puzzles, Mazes, Blobs, & More!

Written and illustrated by Clayton Hanmer

Clayton Hanmer brings the characters of OWL Magazine’s popular monthly feature CTON’s Corner to readers in this crazy collection of comics, mazes, puzzles, and all-around silliness. Join familiar characters Blob, Billy, Cee Cee, and Suzie as they navigate jam-packed comic mazes, encounter monsters, and get drawing tips from CTON himself! 2009 Joe Shuster Award, Comics for Kids Award, Finalist

9.125" x 12.25" • 56 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-209-3

Discover

Fun

Imagine

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Max Finder Mystery

Collected Casebook Series By Liam O’Donnell and Michael Cho

Crack the case alongside seventh grade amateur detectives Max Finder and Alison Santos! Each volume in the Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook series features 10 solve-ityourself stories originally published in OWL Magazine. Each comic is crammed with clues, stuffed with suspects, and riddled with enough red herrings to keep readers guessing until the last panel. Bonus content such as puzzles, riddles, character profiles, and more guarantees hours of whodunit fun. Volumes 1& 2 –The Association of Educational Publishers’ Award,Winner Volume 3 – The Association of Educational Publishers’ Award, Finalist

“Colorful, zany, and packed with activities, puzzles, and amusing illustrations, this is a comic-book lookalike that children will spend hours poring over… Fans of Captain underpants are likely to appreciate this unusual character.” ~ School Library Journal

Volume 1

6" x 9" • 96 PAgES PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-116-4 Ages 8+

Ages 8+

Try this at Home

Planet-friendly Projects for Kids By the Editors of OWL Magazine

Offers a unique combination of DIY activities supported by entertaining, up-to-the-minute information on why it’s easy — and smart — to be eco-savvy. Plus, tips on living green, an eco-IQ quiz, and profiles of enviro-activists show how small actions can have big results. 8.75" x 8" • 96 PAgES PB • $14.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-192-8 Ages 8+

Also in the series:

“This is a very useful and user-friendly guide to tempt kids to try some simple ways to make a difference in our world...” ~ The Brandon Sun Volume 2

6" x 9" • 96 PAgES PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-121-8

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NEW!

Volume 3

6" x 9" • 96 PAgES PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-2-89579-149-2

Praise for the Max Finder Mystery series: “With beautiful, eye-catching illustrations and fast-paced whodunits, I was hooked from the first page.” ~ Canadian Children’s Book News

Volume 4

6" x 9" • 96 PAgES PB • $11.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-80-9

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Explore Wonder Laugh

Discover

Fun

Imagine

Ages 8+

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Books by Jeff Szpirglas Fear This Book

Your Guide to Fright, Horror, & Things That Go Bump in the Night Illustrated by Ramón Pérez

From ghosts and monsters to vampires, snakes, and spiders; from nightmares and curses to thrill rides and much, much more, Fear this Book presents spine-tingling fear facts from around the world. Find out about the most haunted places on Earth, explore common superstitions, and learn what fear does to our bodies and brains.

8.5" x 9.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-67-6 HC • $21.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-66-9

“...with fun trivia and comic-book style artwork that oscillates between funny and scary, Fear this Book provides plenty to pore over.” ~ School Library Journal

Ages 8–12

8.5" x 9.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-23-2 HC • $21.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-22-5 Ages 8–12

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Gross Universe

Your Guide to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun Illustrated by Michael Cho

Hold on to your lunch! Jeff Szpirglas is ready to talk about the scientific facts behind all things disgusting. From mucus to vomit and farts to fungus, nothing is off limits. Gross things are not always pretty, but they sure are fascinating! YALSA, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults 2007 IPPY, Juvenile/YA Non-Fiction Category, Finalist 2005 Resource Links, Best of the Year 2004

JEFF SZPIRGLAS is an award-winning author and elementary school teacher. He has written for the television series Polka Dot Shorts, Ricky’s Room, and System Crash, and he co-produced a radio series for CBC called Out Front. Jeff lives in Toronto.

They Did WHAT?!

Just a Minute!

Your Guide to Weird & Wacky Things People Do Illustrated by Dave Whamond

A Crazy Adventure in Time Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern

They Did What?! explores some of history’s most ridiculous fads, hoaxes, daredevils, urban legends, inventions, and more. From pet rocks to turkey-and-gravy soda to three-foot-high hairdos and the World Worm Charming Championships, this book applauds the humor hiding within the (supposed) sophistication of humanity.

What could happen in just a minute? Readers will have to follow David (who is almost 5 million minutes old) through his zany day — which involves escaped animals and a crashed movie set — to find out! As readers come along for the ride they will learn a myriad of things about just what can happen in a minute in the world all around them. A special section at the back of the book presents a brief history of time devices from sundials through to atomic clocks.

“Children who read this book will look at history and science with new enthusiasm and curiosity, and teachers will be able to demonstrate that history is not as boring as some may think.’’ ~ School Library Journal

...packed with examples that young readers will understand and enjoy.” ~ Quill & Quire

8.5" x 9.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 uS ISBN 978-1-897066-39-3 HC • $21.95 CDN / $19.95 uS ISBN 978-1-897066-63-8 Ages 8–12

8.5" x 9.5" • 40 pages PB • $8.95 CDN / $7.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-45-8 HC • $18.95 CDN / $17.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-44-1 Ages 7–10

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Explore Wonder Laugh

Books from Helaine Becker

Ages 8–12

Discover

Fun

Imagine

Ages 8+

Backlist

What’s the Big Idea?

Inventions that Changed Life on Earth Forever Illustrated by Steve Attoe

Readers will explore the stories behind 32 of human beings’ most life-changing, Earth-shattering inventions such as the wheel, paper, steam engines, plastic, and the Internet. Inventor biographies grant glimpses into the lives of geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci, Archimedes, Alexander Graham Bell, and others.

Mother Goose Unplucked

Crazy Comics, Zany Activities, Nutty Facts & Other Twisted Takes on Childhood Favorites 7" x 7" • 160 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-84-3 HC • $22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-83-6

Like a Pro

101 Simple Ways to Do Really Important Stuff

7" x 7" • 160 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-54-6 HC • $22.95 CDN / $21.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-53-9

Boredom Blasters

Brain Bogglers, Awesome Activities, Cool Comics, Tasty Treats, and More... 7" x 7" • 160 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-03-4 HC • $22.95 CDN / $21.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-02-7

HELAINE BECKER has a knack for blending humor and education into a satisfying package that both delights and informs. Her awardwinning books include Boredom Blasters, Secret Agent Y.O.U., and Science on the Loose. Originally from New York, Helaine lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.

9.5" x 11" • 96 pages HC • $29.95 CDN / $27.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-60-1 PB • $19.95 CDN / $17.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-61-8 Ages 8–12

The Insecto-files

Amazing Insect Science and Bug Facts You’ll Never Believe Illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Fully of witty energy and wacky illustrations, The Insecto-files brings bug facts to life with simple, insightful entomological experiments that feed into kids’ natural curiosity. Each (cruelty-free!) activity can be performed safely at home and is accompanied by a What’s Going On? feature, so kids always know the science that’s at work behind each experiment.

9.5" x 8" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-47-2 HC $22.95 CDn / US ISBN 978-1-897349-46-5 Ages 8–12

Science on the Loose

Amazing Activities and Science Facts You’ll Never Believe Illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Secret Agent Y.O.U.

The Official Guide to Secret Codes, Disguises, Surveillance and MORE 8.5" x 9.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-69-0 HC • $21.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-68-3

Funny Business

Clowning Around, Practical Jokes, Cool Comedy, Cartooning, and More... 7" x 7" • 160 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-41-6 HC • $22.95 CDN / $21.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-40-9

Are You Psychic?

The Official Guide for Kids 8.5" x 9.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-21-8 HC • $22.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-20-1

Let your inner scientist loose! Whether it’s testing density in fruit, determining dominant genes, or making slimy goo, the experiments and activities in this book will teach kids all about accepted scientific procedure. Along the way, readers will also meet intriguing scientists and learn about their own wacky (but real!) experiments. National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Gold

9.5" x 8" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 ISBN 978-1-897349-19-9 HC • $22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-18-2 Ages 8–12

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Fun

Imagine

Inside Hockey!

The Legends, Facts and Feats That Made the Game Illustrated by John Kicksee

Inside Hockey! recounts the facts, adventures, and one-ofa-kind anecdotes that help make hockey one of North America’s most popular sports. Hockey fans will read stories about the greatest goal scorers, learn about the craziest practical jokes played between players and coaches, and discover some of the dazzling science behind the sport.

Crowds go wild for the How Sports Work series. It’s a slam dunk, a home run, a breakaway! This all-out, fast-paced series offers insider tips, secrets of the pros, legends of the game, and explores the dazzling science behind each sport.

KELTIE THOMAS is both a passionate sports fan and an award-winning children’s author. Her work has also appeared in Chatelaine and Cottage Life. A former editor of OWL Magazine, Keltie lives in Toronto.

How Figure Skating Works

How Hockey Works

How Basketball Works

10" x 8.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-59-5 HC • $22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-58-8

10" x 8.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-65-2 HC • $21.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-64-5

10" x 8.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDn / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-19-5 HC • $21.95 CDn / $19.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-18-8

Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern

Blades, Boards & Scooters By Keltie Thomas

Illustrated by Greg Hall

Take a look at the popular mechanics behind some of today’s coolest sports: scootering, skateboarding, snowboarding, and rollerblading. Readers will learn how today’s wheels came to be, drop in on the Xtreme scene to find out how pro riders and skaters defy gravity, and learn how to keep their own wheels in top riding condition.

How

Football Works

How Soccer Works

Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern

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Illustrated by Greg Hall

Coming Fall 2010!

“ A fun-filled, informative look at four of the most popular sports for young people these days...” ~ Quill & Quire

Ages 8–14

Backlist

“Offers information even a hockey buff may not know... highly engaging and really sparks the imagination of young hockey fans.” ~ Resource Links

Ages 8–12

8.5" x 11" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 uS ISBN 978-1-897066-34-8

Ages 8+

About The Series

Books by Keltie Thomas

8" x 10.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 uS ISBN 978-1-897349-29-8 HC • $22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-28-1

Discover

10" x 8.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-01-4 HC • $21.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-00-7

How Baseball Works

How Football Works

10" x 8.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-21-2 HC • $22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-20-5

10" x 8.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-88-5 HC • $22.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-87-8

Illustrated by Greg Hall Revised and updated

Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern

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Explore Wonder Laugh

Backlist 8+ WOW Canada Series

About the SerieS

Courage and Compassion

Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference By Rona Arato

8.5" x 11" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-35-9 HC • $29.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-34-2

Meet 10 inspiring Canadians whose incredible acts of courage and compassion protected the human rights we hold most dear. From Jeanne Mance to Hannah Taylor, the book spans 400 years in our nation’s history and highlights the most important crusades of these times.

Richly varied, yet intrinsically connected, the books in the Wow Canada! collection celebrate different aspects of the country’s story. Together, they weave a rich tale as diverse and exciting as the country itself.

Ages 8+

Coming to Canada

Building a Life in a New Land By Susan Hughes 8.5" x 11" • 112 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / $18.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-46-1 HC • $29.95 CDN / $28.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-45-4

Norma Fleck Award for Non-fiction, Finalist

By Vivien Bowers • Illustrated by Dianne Eastman Information Book Award, Finalist Silver Birch Award, Finalist

Ages 9–14

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10th

Wow Canada!

Exploring This Land From Coast to Coast to Coast By Vivien Bowers Illustrated by Dan Hobbs and Dianne Eastman

Anniversary Edition!

This special edition of WOW Canada! celebrates the book’s 10th anniversary and the country’s many splendors, and has been fully updated. Join 12-year-old guy and his family as they journey all across Canada discovering it along the way. Libris Awards, Non-fiction Book of the Year, Finalist Mr. Christie’s Children’s Book Awards, Finalist Information Book Award,Winner “...make[s] you want to hop in a car and start exploring Canada right away.” ~ Quill & Quire

8.5" x 11" • 160 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-83-0 HC • $24.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-82-3 Ages 8–12

8.5" x 11" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-53-3 HC • $29.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-52-6 Ages 8–12

How did places like Flin Flon, Lake Cinderella, and Deception Creek get their names? Most of us probably don’t give much thought to place names until we stumble across one that’s really unusual, funny, or surprising, but from the naming of Canada right down to the naming of its tiniest town, there is a story to be told.

Amazing Things Kids Want to Know By Vivien Bowers • Illustrated by Dianne Eastman

By Elin Kelsey

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Crazy About Canada!

Canadian Dinosaurs

Ages 8–12

Imagine

Amazing Stories of Canadian Place Names By Susan Hughes

That’s Very Canadian!

8.5" x 11" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-85-0 HC • $29.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-08-3

Fun

Let’s Call It Canada

Ages 9–14

8.5" x 11" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / $18.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-05-8 HC • $29.95 CDN / $28.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-04-1

Discover

“A treasure trove for middle-grade dinosaur fans on both sides of the border.” ~ Booklist

8.5" x 11" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / $18.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-48-5 HC • $29.95 CDN / $28.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-47-8 Ages 8–12

Award-winning author Vivien Bowers provides well-researched and witty answers to over one hundred incredible questions about Canada’s wildlife, geography, and culture — sent in by real kids across the country!

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Explore Wonder Laugh Ha! Ha! Ha! And Much More The Ultimate Round-Up of Jokes, Riddles, Facts, & Puzzles By Lyn Thomas Illustrated by Dianne Eastman

This complete compilation of facts and funnies leaves no joke without a punchline and no question without an answer. Ha! Ha! Ha! And Much More is a brilliant blend of Lyn Thomas’s award-winning Ha! Ha! Ha! and What? What? What? It’s filled with impressive information about animals, the human body, wild weather, crazy inventions, and — you guessed it — much more.

Discover

Fun

Imagine

The Kids’ Horse Book By Sylvia Funston

Ages 8+

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Over 55,000 copies in print!

The Kids’ Horse Book is packed full of information about pony and horse breeds, useful advice on grooming and basic riding techniques, fascinating facts, and more. Parents and children alike will enjoy this helpful and entertaining book about one of the world’s best-loved animals. “This colorful and fun-filled book is the perfect gift for any young horse fancier.” ~ Quill & Quire 8.5" x 10.5" • 72 pages PB • $9.95 CDn / $6.95 uS ISBN 978-1-897066-37-9

8" x 9" • 256 pages PB • $14.95 CDn / US ISBN 978-1-897349-23-6 HC • $24.95 CDn / US ISBN 978-1-897349-22-9

Ages 8–12

Ages 8–12

How Monkeys Make Chocolate

Lights, Camera, Action!

Renowned biologist Adrian Forsyth introduces the people, plants and animals of the world’s rainforests through vivid firsthand stories and magnificent color photographs. His adventures reveal the amazing origins of everyday products such as chocolate, cola, aspirin, and rubber, and offer intriguing glimpses into discoveries yet to be made.

Lights, Camera, Action! gives readers a behind-thescenes look at making movies and television. From the business of show business to the technical world of the silver and small screens, this book is chock-full of interesting facts, fun activities, “Popcorn Quizzes,” and good acting advice.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Rainforest By Adrian Forsyth

“Forsyth’s personal narrative combines a sense of wonder with a wealth of factual information...” ~ School Library Journal 8.5" x 11" • 48 pages PB • $12.95 CDn / $9.95 us ISBN 978-1-897066-78-2 HC • $21.95 CDn / $19.95 us ISBN 978-1-897066-77-5

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Ages 8–12

Making Movies and TV From the Inside Out By Lisa O’Brien Illustrated by Stephen MacEachern

“What a great guide! It’s an easy to get, fun yet thorough explanation of every aspect of the entertainment business.” ~ Joe Stillman, Screenwriter, Shrek

10" x 8.5" • 64 pages PB • $12.95 CDn / $10.95 us ISBN 978-1-897066-89-8 HC • $21.95 CDn / us ISBN 978-1-897066-88-1 Ages 8–12

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Backlist Ages 9+

Explore Wonder Laugh

Discover

Fun

Imagine

Ages 9+

Backlist

Non-fiction Books by Jan Thornhill

8" x 10.5" • 64 PAgES PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-71-3 HC •$21.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897066-70-6 Ages 9–13

“It’s impossible to read this book without experiencing an exhilaration of awe at nature’s dazzling complexity.” ~ Quill & Quire

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I Found a Dead Bird

This Is My Planet

The Kids’ Guide to the Cycle of Life & Death

The Kids’ Guide to Global Warming

The death of a bird is the jumping-off point for this wide-ranging look at the cycle of life. From life spans to how things die, from what happens after death to how people cope with the loss of a loved one, Jan Thornhill guides young readers through difficult territory with grace, sensitivity, and touches of humor. She tackles the subject head-on, never shirking from reality, but with a life-affirming perspective that connects death to the world around us as part of the natural, never-ending cycle of life. The book’s lively design and rich imagery reinforce Thornhill’s pragmatic, positive tone.

In this intelligent, comprehensive look at global warming, Jan Thornhill gives a young audience the tools to understand the crisis and empowers readers to take action in their own lives. This Is My Planet answers basic questions about how our planet works and takes an in-depth look at how climate change is affecting different environments and people around the world.

JAN THORNHILL graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1977 and became a freelance illustrator. An interest in environmentalism spurred Jan to create her book The Wildlife ABC, which was nominated for the governor general’s Award. Jan has written several other award-winning books for young people, including Before & After and This Is My Planet. Jan lives in Havelock, Ontario.

Without shying away from facts, This Is My Planet offers hope, showing where action can make a difference, and evidence of the amazing resilience and adaptability of planet Earth. National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), Gold Award

8" x 10.5" • 64 PAgES PB • $12.95 CDN / $10.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-07-6 HC • $21.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-06-9 Ages 9–13

National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), Gold Award ForeWord, Finalist—Book of the Year

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Backlist Ages 9+

Explore Wonder Laugh Crime Scene

How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys By Vivien Bowers Illustrated by Martha Newbigging

This book takes readers to the scene of the crime, into the forensics lab, and into the heads of investigators. From the collection and methodical matching of evidence to high-tech computer profiling, Crime Scene grants a behind-the-scenes look at how police use science to solve crimes and catch the bad guys. 8.5" x 10.5" • 64 PAgES PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-56-0 HC • $21.95 CDN / $19.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-55-3

Science in Society Award,Winner Science Books & Films, Best Science Books for Children

Ages 9+

Discover

Fun

Imagine

Ages 9+

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Smart-opedia

The Amazing Book About Everything

From ancient mythology to modern technology and everything in between, Smart-opedia is a new breed of “un”cyclopedia that makes knowledge meaningful and cool. Richly illustrated with an assortment of graphic styles and photographs, this comprehensive text delivers stimulating and educational information like never before. Perfect for browsing, this clearly-organized and endlessly fascinating book is sure to dazzle, educate, amaze, and amuse. “It’s everything this century’s inquiring mind requires: a huge amount of information about an enormous range of subjects.” ~ globe and Mail

8.5" x 11" • 216 PAgES PB • $24.95 CDN / $22.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-09-0 HC • $34.95 CDN / $29.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-03-8 Ages 8–12

It’s All in Your Head

A Guide to Your Brilliant Brain By Sylvia Funston and Jay Ingram Illustrated by Gary Clement

It’s All in Your Head introduces readers to the mysteries and wonders of the brain and its connections to the outside world through the senses, emotions, memory, and thought.

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Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Winner —Science in Society Children’s Book Award

8.5" x 11" • 64 PAgES PB • $12.95 CDN / $9.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-44-7 HC • $21.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-43-0

“Such an inventive combination of information and image makes this a kind of comic book that you can’t help learning from.” ~ Quill & Quire

Ages 9–12 See page 25

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Explore Wonder Laugh On a Canadian Day

Nine Story Voyages Through History By Rona Arato Illustrated by Peter Ferguson

New cover TK

8.5" x 11" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-51-9 HC • $29.95 CDN / US ISBN 978-1-897349-50-2

Teacher Resource Guides available at mapletreepress.com

What better way for a young reader to truly understand another time than to get an intimate look at the daily life of another child? In On a Canadian Day, Rona Arato introduces nine fictional characters, and through their stories, situates young readers perfectly in nine pivotal moments in Canadian history. From the story of an aboriginal boy preparing for his first buffalo hunt to that of a privileged girl in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century, complete with archival photos and more information to place the story in historical context, this book takes a groundbreaking look at Canada’s past.

Ages 9–13

You Asked?

Over 300 Great Questions and Astounding Answers By the Editors of OWL Magazine

Why do clocks run clockwise? Why does laughing make you feel good? Every year, OWL Magazine readers send in hundreds of their toughest and most baffling questions. The Editors of OWL then match the best questions with answers that will fascinate, amaze, and inform. You Asked? is a giant collection of almost 350 of such questions and answers, divided into thematic chapters. Perfect for every inquisitive kid (or stumped parent), this book is chock-full of answers to most of the questions you’ve ever thought up and then some!

Discover

Fun

Imagine

Ages 9+

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Learn to Speak Music

A Guide to Creating, Performing, and Promoting Your Songs By John Crossingham Illustrated by Jeff Kulak

For something so familiar, music remains mysterious to many of us. But the truth is sometimes all that separates us from realizing our musical potential is a little extra know-how. Learn to Speak Music helps kids learn the simplicity of this universal language by exposing every nook and cranny of how music is made — whether by the pros or by you! From songwriting and artwork to shooting a video and setting up a practice space, every aspect of the world of popular music is explored. A former member of Broken Social Scene, JOHN CROSSINgHAM brings his experience as a longtime musician to this book — along with the expert opinions of pros including Feist, Buck 65, Metric’s Emily Haines, and many more. National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Honor Book

9.75" x 9" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / $17.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-65-6 HC • $29.95 CDN / $27.95 US ISBN 978-1-897349-64-9 Ages 9–13

“While young readers will receive the appropriate amount of inspiration, any semi-artistic adults reading along may find themselves wondering if their own musical inclinations might have taken a different path with such perfectly pitched encouragement.” ~ Quill & Quire, starred review

8.25" x 10.75" • 160 PAgES PB • $16.95 CDN / $14.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-16-4 Ages 9–13

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Explore Wonder Laugh The Quilt of Belonging

Stitching Together the Stories of a Nation By Janice Weaver

Based on the remarkable Quilt of Belonging exhibition — Canada’s largest textile art project — this unique book highlights dozens of individual patches and tells the fascinating stories behind them. The Quilt of Belonging represents every nationality in Canada including 70 different First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups. This book, like the quilt itself, is a celebration of the patchwork of people who make up the fabric of Canada.

9" x 12" • 64 PAgES PB • $16.95 CDN / $14.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-50-8 HC • $26.95 CDN / $24.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-49-2

“Forsyth’s personal narrative combines a sense of wonder with a wealth of factual information...” ~ School Library Journal

Strange New Species

Astonishing Discoveries of Life on Earth By Elin Kelsey Foreword by Dr. Marc van Roosmalen, a TIME Magazine Hero for the Planet

Researchers estimate that between 5 and 100 million new species still await discovery. Why are so many new species turning up? Advances in science and technology make discovering new life more accessible than ever before. Strange New Species takes young readers into the field with intrepid scientists and researchers to learn about some of the most exciting recent discoveries of life on our planet.

Ages 9–14

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Amazing Things Animals Do Animal Behavior Society, Outstanding Children’s Book Award American Association for the Advancement of Science, Best Books for Children Animals at the EDGE ForeWord Magazine, Book of the Year, Finalist Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice, Diamond Willow Award, Finalist VOYA Non fiction Honor List Nautilus Book Awards, Children’s Nonfiction category, Silver Award Alberta Children’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist* Are You Psychic? Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist

Ages 9–14

8.5" x 11" • 96 PAgES PB • $19.95 CDN / $16.95 US ISBN 978-1-897066-32-4 HC • $29.95 CDN / $24.95US ISBN 978-1-897066-31-7

Awards & Honors

“A multitude of photographs, capsule biographies of scientists and modern explorers, and a seemingly bottomless supply of amazing facts and figures about creatures, great and small, make this book a most appetizing prospect for the curious.” ~ globe & Mail

Ontario Library Association, Best Bets List, Top Ten Canadian Children’s Books, Non-Fiction ARTastic! Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Activity Book/Games, Arts, and Crafts Category, Bronze Award Before & After National Science Teachers Association/ Children’s Book Council (u.S.), Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children Mr. Christie’s Children’s Book Award, Finalist Beware, Pirates! Resource Links, Best of the Year Blades, Boards & Scooters Alberta Children’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Resource Links, Best of the Year Boredom Blasters Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Winner

Alberta Children’s Choice Book Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Book Sense, Children’s Picks List Canadian Dinosaurs Alberta Children’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science in Society Award, Finalist American Association for the Advancement of Science, Best Science Books for Children chickaDEE Animal Adventures National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Honors Award Coming to Canada Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist Resource Links, Best of the Year Crazy About Canada Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice, Diamond Willow Award, Finalist Resource Links, Best of the Year Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science in Society Award, Winner British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist Crazy for Gold Resource Links, Best of the Year Crime Scene Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Honour Book American Association for the Advancement of Science, Best Science Books for Children Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science in Society Award, Winner Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist

CTON’s Super A-maze-ing Year of Crazy Comics! Joe Shuster Awards, Comics for Kids Award, Finalist* Danger, Dinosaurs! Canadian Toy Testing Council, Top 10 great Books Fear This Book Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist Folktails Resource Links, Best of the Year Funny Business British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist Canadian Toy Testing Council, Recommended Book Gross Universe Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults List Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science in Society Award, Finalist Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards, Juvenile/YA Non-Fiction, Finalist Resource Links, Best of the Year Ha! Ha! Ha! And Much More Book Sense, Children’s Picks List British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Winner Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Winner Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist How Baseball Works Resource Links, Best of the Year How Basketball Works Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist * Winners not yet announced at press time

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Awards & Honors How Hockey Works Alberta Children’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist Resource Links, Best of the Year How Monkeys Make Chocolate American Association for the Advancement of Science, Editor’s Choice How Soccer Works Ontario Library Association, Best Bets List, Top Canadian Children’s Books, Non-Fiction Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist Resource Links, Best of the Year Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist* I Found a Dead Bird National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Gold Award Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction, Winner Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, Winner TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, Honour Book Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award, Bronze Medal ForeWord, Book of the Year, Finalist Alberta Children’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist Nautilus Book Award, Finalist

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Inside Hockey! Ontario Library Association, Best Bets List,Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Junior Non-Fiction Honour Book The Inuksuk Book Alberta Children’s Choice Book Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist UNESCO International Youth Library, White Raven Award Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist Idaho State University, National Outdoor Book Award, Winner Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), Non-Fiction Honor List Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction, Finalist Inuksuk Journey Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction, Finalist* It’s All Fun and Games Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Activity Book/Games, Arts & Crafts category, Gold It’s All in Your Head Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science in Society Award, Winner Resource Links, Best of the Year Learn To Speak Music National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Honor Book Let’s Go! CYBILS, Non-Fiction Picture Book, Finalist Lights, Camera, Action! UNESCO International Youth Library, White Raven Award Resource Links, Best of the Year British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky Blue Grass Award, Finalist

Awards & Honors Like a Pro Canadian Toy Testing Council, Recommended Book ForeWord, Book of the Year, Finalist

Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award, Honorable Mention Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award, Finalist

Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award, Juvenile/YA Non-Fiction, Silver Medal

Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice, Shining Willow Award, Finalist

Max Finder Mystery Vol. 1

Conaculta, International Illustrated Children’s Book Award, Winner

Association of Educational Publishers Award, Graphic Novel Category, Winner Max Finder Mystery Vol. 2 Association of Educational Publishers Award, Graphic Novel Category, Winner Max Finder Mystery Vol. 3 Association of Educational Publishers Award, Graphic Novel Category, Finalist Money, Money, Money Ontario Library Association, Red Maple Award, Finalist Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice, Diamond Willow Award, Finalist Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), Non-Fiction Honor List Mother Goose Unplucked Alberta Children’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Resource Links, Best of the Year Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist

Resource Links, Best of the Year

Science on the Loose National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Gold Award Ontario Library Association, Best Bets List,Top Ten Canadian Children’s Books, Junior Non-Fiction CYBILS, Middle-Grade/YA Non-Fiction, Finalist Secret Agent Y.O.U. Ontario Library Association, Best Bets List, Top Ten Canadian Children’s Books, Non-Fiction Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Winner Resource Links, Best of the Year British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Honor Small Wonders Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice, Shining Willow Award, Finalist

Resource Links, Best of the Year

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Editor’s Choice

Over in the Meadow

Smart-opedia

Resource Links, Best of the Year The Quilt of Belonging

CYBILS, Middle-Grade/YA Non-Fiction, Finalist

Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist

Resource Links, Best of the Year Smart-opedia Jr.

Bank Street College of Education, Best Children’s Books

CYBILS, Non-Fiction Picture Book, Finalist

CYBILS, Middle-Grade/YA Non-Fiction, Finalist

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Non-fiction Picture Book, Gold

The Rumor

Strange New Species

IBBY Canada, Outstanding Canadian Picture Book

Alberta Children’s Choice Book Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist

The Nature Treasury

British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist Curtis Memorial Library (Maine), Cornerstones of Science, Nominee ForeWord, Book of the Year, Finalist Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist USA Book News, Best Books, Children’s Non-Fiction, Finalist That’s Very Canadian! Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, Finalist Canadian Toy Testing Council,Top Ten Great Books They Did What?! Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Finalist Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Honour Book Canadian Toy Testing Council, Recommended Book Resource Links, Best of the Year This Is My Planet National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA), Gold Award British Columbia Library Association, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science in Society Award, Finalist Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction, Finalist Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award, Finalist Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, Finalist British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Finalist* Try This at Home Ontario Library Association, Best Bets List, Top 10 Canadian Children’s Books, Juvenile Non-fiction Honor

What’s the Matter with Albert? Canadian Toy Testing Council, Recommended Book Why? American Association for the Advancement of Science, Best Books for Children Canadian Toy Testing Council, 25 Great Books for Children The Wildlife ABC & 123 UNICEF, Ezra Jack Keats Award, Winner (The Wildlife 123) Governor General’s Award, Children’s Illustration, Finalist (The Wildlife ABC) Resource Links, Best of the Year Wow Canada! Atlantic Library Association, Hackmatack Award, Winner British Columbia Library Association, Red Cedar Book Award, Winner Alberta Children’s Choice Book Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Finalist Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, Winner British Columbia Book Awards, Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Prize, Winner Canadian Booksellers Association, Libris Award, Non-Fiction Title of the Year, Finalist Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science in Society Award, Finalist Mr. Christie’s Children’s Book Award, Finalist Yikes! Vikings! Resource Links, Best of the Year

*W  inners not yet announced at press time

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Index TITLE

TITLE

A

TITLE

PAGE

How Figure Skating Works

39

O

All Aboard! (CFA#9)

27

How Hockey Works

39

On a Canadian Day

48

Amazing Things Animals Do

28

How Monkeys Make Chocolate

42

On the Case (CFA#12)

27

Animals at the EDGE

29

How Soccer Works

39

Over in the Meadow

18

Animals on Parade

19

Human Body,The

Animal Tales

19

Hurry, Freedom (CFA#7)

Annie Bizzanni

16

Are You Psychic?

36

I

ARTastic!

24

B

8 27

P Pioneer Kids (CFA#6)

26

Pirate and the Penguin, The

14 17

I Can Make That!

20

Play with Chirp

I Found a Dead Bird

44

Q

I is for Inuksuk

31

18

Insecto-files, The

37

Beware, Pirates! (CFA#1)

26

Inside Hockey!

38

R

Blades, Boards & Scooters

38

Inuksuk Book, The

30

Read with Chirp

17

Boredom Blasters

36

Inuksuk Journey

31

Rumor, The

18

C

It’s All Fun and Games

20

S

Canadian Dinosaurs

40

It’s All in Your Head

46

Science on the Loose

37

chickaDEE Animal Adventures

23

J

Secret Agent Y.O.U.

36

Chirp Book, The

17

Just a Minute!

Coming to Canada

40

Courage and Compassion

40

Crazy About Canada!

41

Crazy for Gold (CFA#3)

26

L

Crime Scene CTON’s Super A-maze-ing Year

46

Laugh with Chirp Learn to Speak Music Let’s Call It Canada

41

Let’s Go!

24

Lights, Camera, Action!

43

Like a Pro

36

Lost in the Snow (CFA#10)

27

Before & After

of Crazy Comics

32

D Danger, Dinosaurs! (CFA#2)

26

Daniel’s Dinosaurs

28

Dino-Why?

29

35

K Kid’s Horse Book, The

43

Earth and Sky Eat It Up!

Quilt of Belonging, The

50

Small Wonders

19

Smart-opedia

47

Smart-opedia Junior

25

SOS! Titanic! (CFA #14)

6

Stop That Stagecoach! (CFA#13)

27

17

Strange New Species

50

49

T

M

E

Tangerine and Kiwi Visit the Bread Baker 16 Tangerine and Kiwi Visit the Cheese Maker 16 Tangerine and Kiwi Visit the Sugar Bush

16

That’s Very Canadian!

40

They Did WHAT?!

34

This is My Planet

45 16

Magic Up Your Sleeve

23

Make Your Own Inuksuk 30 Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook,

Time for Bed Travel with Chirp

17

Volume 1 33 Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook,

Try This at Home

32

Far from Home (CFA#11)

27

Fear This Book

34

Flying High! (CFA#5)

26

Folktails

18

Funny Business

36

7

Tangerine and Kiwi Visit the Apple Orchard 16

21

F

Volume 2 33 Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook, Volume 3 33 Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook

G

Volume 4

4

U Up, Up and Away

24

W Whale Tale, A (CFA# 8)

27

What’s the Big Idea?

37 28

Grandmother for Christmas, A

16

Money, Money, Money

29

What’s the Matter with Albert?

Gross Universe

35

Mother Goose Unplucked

36

Why?

15

Wildlife ABC & 123, The

18

Wow Canada!

41

My Beastly Book of Monsters

H Ha! Ha! Ha! And Much More Hilarious Adventures of Mish

56

PAGE

42

and Mash, The

22

How Baseball Works

39

How Basketball Works

39

My Think-a-ma-Jink

5 14

Y

N Nature Treasury, The Not Your Typical Book About the Environment

20 2

Yikes! Vikings! (CFA#4)

26

You Asked?

48

You Crack Me Up!

22


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