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Primary K-3 Collection

Around Town

Around Town takes the earliest readers on a field trip to familiar places in their community while helping them develop literacy skills. Vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to provide an engaging and supportive reading experience. Around Town titles include tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Canadian Celebrations

Canadians have many reasons to celebrate, and they enjoy gathering throughout the year to observe many uniquely Canadian holidays. Canadian Celebrations provides readers a closer look at the history of these events, the reasons for each holiday, and the ways in which Canadians gather to celebrate them.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Character Education

Kindness, honesty, respect, and responsibility: we value all these traits in ourselves and in others. This series helps young readers understand each of these qualities and learn how to use them in their everyday lives. With second-person opening narratives that place the reader into a relevant situation and examples of how they can exhibit each trait, these books can help young students build positive character!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Create and Share: Thinking Digitally

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

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Picture Books

Lerner Publishing Group (Andersen Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Spotting Differences

The animal kingdom is full of look-alikes! Young readers will dig into physical and behavioural traits of each animal to spot the differences between each pair. Full spread side-by-side comparisons point out special characteristics of each animal, while labeled photos and picture glossaries visually define difficult vocab words within the low-level text. Beginning readers will be able to tell these doppelgängers apart in no time!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 1

Animals in My Yard

What animals do you see out your window? This series for beginning readers introduces these critters through simple, predictable text. Features including labelled diagrams and food graphics reinforce content while bright, colourful photos aid in comprehension and keep readers engaged. Get ready to explore the animals in your yard with this fun series!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Community Helpers

There are some jobs that keep our communities' wheels spinning. Doctors and dentists help us stay healthy and strong. Police officers keep our streets safe. Teachers prepare us for our changing world. This series explores the community helpers of today and how their work keeps our communities running safely and smoothly.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Fairytale Friends

Fairytale Friends brings fairytales into the modern day and features scenarios young children can relate to and learn from. Readers will enjoy spotting characters from other books and recognizing key elements of the original fairytale while enjoying the new twist.

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Operation Code

The Operation Code series presents early learners with a story-based challenge they can solve using Scratch 3. Simple text and instructional images guide students to deepen their understanding of coding. Readers learn about basic coding, coordinates, movement, sprite characteristics, events, and more. Each book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes extension activities and opportunities for students to customize and experiment with their code. Call outs on each page help students grasp the conceptual understanding behind the code block.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

You've Got a Friend

Each title in You?'ve Got a Friend focuses on a specific emotion, how readers can identify that emotion in others through their actions, words, and body language, as well as how to react to others? feelings, support them, and help them cope. Reinforces empathy and understanding, aiding readers with tips to be mindful so that they can in turn guide their friends and peers and help them channel their emotions.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 2

Better Together: Animal Groups

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

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

How are you similar to animals? How are you different? These entertaining picture books explore comparative anatomy and give readers the chance to find out how their skeletons, teeth, and eyes match up with a wide variety of animals from the past and present. Packed with surprising animal facts that will delight readers of all ages!

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

NBA All-Time Greats

From the pioneers of the 1950s to the global superstars of today, the NBA has always been home to supremely talented players. Get to know the best of the best from your favorite teams through the years. This compelling series is sure to hook readers from the start.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Regions of Canada

This series explores Regions of Canada, and the current issues surrounding land use, and environmental and human impacts. Colourful photographs, maps and infographics throughout help show off the vast regions of Canada past and present.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Superhero Superstars

For years, superheroes have captured the public imagination. This high-interest series shines a light on the superstar actors who bring these beloved characters to life, exploring how they got into acting and what it?s like to play superheroes.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Surviving History

Would you have survived aboard the Titanic? What about lost in the pyramids of Ancient Egypt? Read the books in the Surviving History series and tally up your score to find out! While flipping through, learn wild facts and survival tips. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Vidcode Coding Hacks

Create filters, use special effects, and more, while learning building blocks of code. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, an online coding platform for grades 4 and up.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 1

Amazing Mysteries

From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of human beings around the world. Appealing to fans of the paranormal and unexplained, this series explores the legendary hold such Amazing Mysteries have over us. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine what is known or supposed about the physical features, motivations, and dwellings of each creature. Each book also includes a story about a legendary encounter with the creature.

Creative Education © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Build It!

The perfect hands-on introduction to key STEM topics, this series is guaranteed to keep young hands and minds busy! Explore the science behind construction and find out why things move, fly, tick or light-up!

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Indigenous Communities in Canada

Approximately 1.4 million Indigenous people live in Canada today. They come from a large number of communities, each with its own history, language, and cultural practices. Indigenous Canadian Communities in Canada will explore the lives of Indigenous people, both in the past and in current times.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Readers of all ages will easily identify with the delightful cast of people and animals featured in these charming stories. With simple text and supportive illustrations, these books are just right for read-alouds, new readers, reluctant readers, and literacy programs.

Millbrook Press © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

North American Animals

The North American continent is filled with animals of all sizes and appetites. Some splash in rivers and swamps while others nest in trees and soar through open skies. Thousands of species roam the prairies, mountains, deserts, and forests that they call home. Meet your wild neighbours in this series for young readers!

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Polar Babies

Learn how polar babies survive frigid temperatures and how many of them change colour to blend in with their snowy environments. Adorable, vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to show and teach readers the differences between these polar babies and their parents while providing an engaging and supportive early reading experience.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 2

Be a Leader

With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, Be a Leader presents an engaging and motivating introduction to the importance of leadership and provides examples, showing that every kid can find opportunities to be a leader. Each book highlights practical and easy ways to develop and utilize leadership skills in daily life.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Garfield's® Belly Laughs

What two things can Garfield never eat for breakfast? Lunch and dinner! Laugh your way through Garfield-themed jokes in popular formats such as riddles, puns, and tongue twisters, along with jokes on Garfield's favourite topics (including food!).

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Healthy Kids Canada

Books in this series deliver key information about current issues facing Canadian kids, the impact that it has, and where to turn for help. Emphasis on how to deal with each issue, who to talk to, and what help is available.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Picture Books

Lerner Publishing Group (Carolrhoda) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Unofficial Guides Junior

The Unofficial Guides Junior series explores the various aspects of the enormously popular Minecraft program for younger readers. This collection covers topics across the Minecraft game in a clear and concise way. This series is perfect for the younger hands-on techie. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Young Adult Collection

Dealing with Mental Disorders

Dealing with Mental Disorders examines several mental disorders, discusses how they are diagnosed, and looks at what scientists know about their causes. The books also show how the disorders affect peoples everyday lives and present information about the latest and most effective treatment options. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Addiction is a widespread and growing problem. Substance abuse is still the most common and most destructive form of addiction. But other addictions-for instance, to gambling, social media, shopping, and video games-are also inflicting harm on peoples lives. Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions provides a down-to-earth look at addiction, its consequences, and the challenges of recovery.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

LGBTQ Issues

This series explores what it is to be LGBTQ in the United States today. All books feature personal accounts and quotes from people whose experiences add insight into the book topics. Thoughtful secondary source quotes, studies, and polls are also used.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Orca Currents

Orca Currents are short high-interest novels with contemporary themes, written expressly for middle-school students reading below grade level.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
5-8

Orca

Orca Footprints are nonfiction books for young readers. Kids today inhabit a world full of complex and often mystifying environmental issues. The Footprints series aims to help kids answer their questions about the state of the natural world with well-researched, simply-expressed information and powerful images.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-7

The Risks of Social Media

Social media's explosive growth has come with many benefits but it has also resulted in significant risks including addiction, deception, and bullying. This series explores those risks and the challenges of addressing them. All books feature real-world accounts, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Teen Problems

Teen Problems explores the various struggles teens face in today's society. Readers will learn about challenges for LGBTQ teens, suicide, anxiety, cyberbullying, depression, and sexual violence. Each book includes source notes, a graphic that presents key information visually, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

YA Fiction

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
7-9