Outside In

Outside In follows a young girl as she plays inside and outside her home. The girl realizes that even when inside that the outside is still with her. Sights, sounds, and smells of the outside are still noticeable from the inside, we just have to pay close attention: light shining through a window, water running […]

The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World

Dr. Temple Grandin is a world-renowned scientist, inventor, and animal expert. In this book, Dr. Grandin introduces the reader to different types of scientists (geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, etc.) who play a key role in helping others learn about the natural world. By sharing childhood experiences, observations and 40 student-friendly projects, Dr. Grandin encourages the reader […]

Lilliana and the Frogs

Lilliana and the Frogs is a story about a young girl and her love of frogs. One day when Lilliana is at a nearby pond she decides to catch some of the frogs to bring home. When Lilliana is not looking the frogs escape the enclosure and spread throughout the house! This story will encourage […]

The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I

In this true story, students will learn about two war heroes, a man and his donkey. During the First World War in the battlefields of Gallipoli, Jack Simpson assisted in battle as a stretcher bearer, facing the bullets and bombs while carrying wounded soldiers back to safety. Soon enough, there was an insufficient amount of […]

Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story

This book retells a true story of two soldiers who were brothers and their horse, Bunny, who fought in the First World War together. Bunny the horse was chosen as one of the 18 horses that were sent to Europe to fight as part of the 9th Battery Canadian Field Artillery. Throughout the story students […]

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

In this story, students will learn about how a bear named Winnipeg (Winnie) became one of today’s most popular characters in children’s literature, Winnie the Pooh. Cole asks his mom, the great granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, , to tell him a bedtime story about a bear. Cole comes to learn how he got his […]

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of The Goat Who Went to War

This book features a true story about your not so typical war hero. Sergeant Billy was a goat who was adopted by a platoon of soldiers in the First World War. Throughout this story, students come to be inspired by Sergeant Billy’s bravery as they read about his journey as a goat who traveled from […]

Pasture Bedtime

Charlie, an eleven-year-old boy, likes to keep his life organized and quiet while living on a ranch where his mother runs a veterinary clinic. When Charlie’s mom hires a bookkeeper to come live on the farm, the bookkeeper brings her daughter, Amy Ma, with her, and Amy is anything but quiet! Amy’s constant questions and […]

Fred Stays with Me!

Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorces, Fred Stays with Me! follows a girl and her dog from one parent’s house to the other’s, giving her a sense of stability and comfort. The story addresses and expresses a child’s concerns, highlights the bond that can form between children […]

Before You Were Mine

Before You Were Mine tells the story of a little boy imagining what life might have been like for his new dog before he adopted him. Maybe he had a family that loved and cared for him but the family moved and couldn’t care for him anymore. Maybe he lived with someone who wasn’t ready […]

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