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    Yolen, Jane
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    Spurred on by Sir Walter Raleigh, John White leads 120 men, women, and children across the treacherous Atlantic to colonize the wilds of Virginia. Landing at Roanoke Island in July of 1587-with hostile Indians afoot and little food for winter-the colonists persuade White to return to England for the supplies and help they need. After a terrifying ocean crossing, White finds every available British ship pressed into service against the looming threat of the Spanish Armada. When White finally returns to Virginia after three years, the colonists are nowhere to be found. Their fate still remains one of history's most puzzling mysteries.

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    Drake, Jane
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    A comprehensive look at the environmental movement of rewilding whereby habitats are restored to their natural states and native plants and animals are reintroduced to these habitats.

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    Philbrick, Nathaniel
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    On November 20, 1820, the whale ship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas.

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    Bergeron, Emilie, Villeneuve, Corine
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    Retrato de familia es una historia entrañable proponiendo una descripción de varios tipos de familias viviendo en múltiples contextos. Aunque todas estas familias son diferentes de cada una, hay algo común: ¡el amor! Ofrecida con la narración, esta historia les gustará a los niños tanto como a los adultos. Ven para descubrir otras familias y ¡preséntanos la tuya! Con estas historias a veces sorprendentes y llenadas de sabiduría, la colección Manzana y confetis ofrece libros ricos en descubrimientos. Encontraron preguntas, bonificaciones o otras sorpresas en las últimas páginas, aquellos estimulan la memoria, la lógica o también la creatividad del niño. Elaborado en francés, en inglés y en español, nuestras historias interactivas se prestan bien al aprendizaje de varias lenguas. ¡Déjenos maravillarse!

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    Ball, Heather
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    The acclaimed Women’s Hall of Fame series continues with profiles of ten women wordsmiths who made history in their own uniquely creative ways. From L.M. Montgomery and George Eliot to Margaret Atwood and J.K. Rowling, Ball covers a wide range of both time periods and styles. Remarkable Women Writers inspires even reluctant scribes to pick up a pen or sit down at a keyboard and put their experiences into words.

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    Hakim, Joy
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    A dramatic look at life after the Civil War in the newly re-United States.

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    Johnson, Katherine
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    The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

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    Khan, Ausma Zehanat
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    The month of Ramadan offers the opportunity to improve one's personal and spiritual behavior. By focusing on positive thoughts and actions, Muslims build a closer connection with God and come away from the month feeling spiritually renewed. Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting explores the richness and diversity of the Islamic tradition by focusing on an event of great spiritual significance and beauty in the lives of Muslims. Rich with personal stories and stunning photographs, Ramadan demystifies the traditions and emphasizes the importance of diversity in a world where Islamophobia is on the rise.

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    Rosenbaum, Richard
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    Celebrating the persistence of Turtle Power

    Raise Some Shell critically and cleverly examines the origins, evolution, and impact of the Ninja Turtles phenomenon — from its beginning as a self-published black-and-white comic book in 1984, through its transformation into a worldwide transmedia phenomenon by the middle of the 1990s, and up to the sale of the property to Nickelodeon in 2009 and relaunch of the Turtles with new comics, cartoons, and a big-budget Hollywood film. With the eye of contemporary cultural studies and the voice of a true lifelong Turtles fan, Rosenbaum argues that the Turtles’ continuing success isn’t mere nostalgia, but rather the result of characters, and a franchise, that mutated in a way that allowed the to survive and thrive in a post-modern world.

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    VanHecke, Susan
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    The author traces the history of inventions that significantly affected music in the United States, including descriptions of both the inventors and the musical instruments they invented.

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    Stott, Jon C., Dombrowski, Theo
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    It is hard to imagine life without fire. Heat, light, food—where would we be without these essentials? Although we do not rely on fire as much today as in times past, nor have as much direct contact with it, fire was often crucial to survival when the stories in this collection were first told. People often told stories about it: what their lives were like without fire, how they first acquired it and how it changed their lives.This collection of nine traditional tales, retold by Jon C. Stott, draws from eight different countries. Learn how Maui stole fire twice (New Zealand), how Coyote and his friends captured fire (United States), how Opossum brought fire back to the people (Mexico) and how Vasilisa used the Baba Yaga’s fire (Russia). The main characters of these stories differ in many aspects. Some are well-known heroes, and some are insignificant members of their groups. Some made their quests for fire alone, and some worked with others. Some were brave and unselfish, and some sought personal glory. But all knew that fire was essential for their people.

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    Markle, Sandra
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    Grâce à un procédé amusant, les enfants vont découvrir ce qui leur arriverait si leurs dents étaient remplacées par celles d'animaux, tels l'éléphant, le castor, le requin, le serpent à sonnettes, le nerval ou le crocodile. Doté d'une douzaine d'animaux, ce livre explore comment les différentes dents sont particulièrement adaptées pour la survie de l'animal. À la fin de l'album, les enfants vont découvrir pourquoi leurs dents humaines sont parfaites elles aussi. Un rappel amical les exhorte à prendre soin de leurs dents, parce ce sont les seules qu'ils auront toute leur vie. [SDM]

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    Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel
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    Two gifted northern writers, Rachel A. Qitsualik and Sean A. Tinsley, have collaborated to produce mesmerizing prose interpretations of Inuit creation stories. Readers will be drawn in by the humour, wisdom, and depth of these inspired tellings, which invite a contemporary audience to learn from and be moved by the complex spiritual metaphors of ancient Inuit knowledge. Illustrated in full colour.

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    McDonnell, Kathleen
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    Using four of her original plays, which have toured in Canada and the United States, as the centerpiece, she talks about the history of theatre and drama with a who's who of players, including descriptions of the roles of actors, directors, playwrights, choreographers, producers, designers, and more. The book contains complete text and stage directions for four of Kathleen's best-known plays: Loon Boy, Ezzie's Emerald, Foundlings and The Seven Ravens. Photographs of performances and programs enrich this wonderful learning tool and fabulous gift.

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    Kingloff, Amanda
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    Thomas the Tank Engine. Hot Wheels. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. Kids' fascination with vehicles is insatiable. In Project Kid: Crafts That Go!, that excitement is translated into more than 60 inventive craft projects for parents to make with and for their children. The book is organized into seven chapters: City, Rails, Sky, Space, Water, Country, and Dirt. There are police cars and ice cream trucks; circus trains and submarines; helicopters, rocket ships, cement mixers, and school buses. And because the car-obsessed kid doesn't just want a new vehicle to play with'he wants a racetrack, his very own driver's license, maybe even a child-sized gas station'each chapter includes not only toys but also thematic clothing, decor, accessories, and more. Projects feature clear instructions and step-by-step photographs wherever they are needed, easy for both kids and non-crafty adults to understand.

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    Stevenson, Robin
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    For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?

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    Stevenson, Robin
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    For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits.

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    Thomas, Penny M.
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    A unique book for young children that teaches counting from one to ten in the Cree language. Both words and pictures reflect the rich culture and tradition of the Cree people.

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    Thomas, Penny M.
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    A unique book for young children that teaches counting from one to ten in the Cree language. Both words and pictures reflect the rich culture and tradition of the Cree people.

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    Bergeron, Emilie, Villeneuve, Corine
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    Pour un câlin est une tendre histoire qui vise à favoriser des relations harmonieuses et agréables entre l’animal et l’enfant. Au fil des pages, vous découvrirez un animal de compagnie mignon, plein d’entrain, mais qui a des besoins et qui nécessite aussi des soins. Offerte avec la narration, l’histoire plaira aux petits comme aux plus grands! Sauras-tu deviner avant la fin de l’histoire de quel animal il s’agit? Avec ses histoires à la fois éclatées et remplies de sagesse, la collection Pomme & confettis propose des livres riches en découvertes! Vous trouverez aux dernières pages des questions, des bonus ou d’autres surprises qui solliciteront la mémoire, la logique ou encore la créativité de l’enfant. Élaborées en français, en anglais et en espagnol, nos histoires interactives se prêtent bien à l’apprentissage de plusieurs langues. Laissez-nous vous émerveiller!

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