Nature & The Natural World

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Alison's Fishing Birds

By Roderick Haig-Brown
Illustrated by Sheryl McDougald

Beautifully illustrated children's story about Canadian wildlife by famed Canadian conservationist and Governor General Award-winning author, Roderick Haig-Brown. First published as a limited edition in 1980 by Colophon Books, Alison's Fishing Birds by BC's acclaimed author and ... Read more

Capelin Weather

By Lori Doody

Kate is excited for the beginning of summer, but all this rain, drizzle, and fog is no fun. "Capelin weather" her grandmother declares, setting Kate on the lookout for the silvery fish whose arrival ushers in the summer. Can you find the hidden capelin?

Cyril the Seagull

By Patricia Lines
Illustrated by Kim La Fave

Young Cyril the Seagull has an embarrassing problem: he gets seasick. But then there is a fierce storm off the west coast of BC and Cyril has a chance to prove himself.

Dancing With Daisy

By Jan L. Coates
Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon

When he finds a photograph of his grandfather as a young man, Liam is full of questions. But that’s just fine, because Grampy has a story to spin with every answer.  

 

On a fall day in 1962, he tells Liam, he had a run-in with a nasty girl in search of a dance partner: Daisy ... Read more

Dancing with Daisy

By Jan L. Coates
Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon

When he finds a photograph of his grandfather as a young man, Liam is full of questions. But that's just fine, because Grampy has a story to spin with every answer.

On a fall day in 1962, he tells Liam, he had a run-in with a nasty girl in search of a dance partner: Daisy was ... Read more

Meennunyakaa / Blueberry Patch

By Jennifer Leason
Edited by Norman Chartrand

Based in Duck Bay, Manitoba, in the 1940s, an Elder shares his experience of packing up to go out to collect blueberries, a traditional gathering that took place every summer. He describes the journey and landscape with humor and such vivid imagery that readers will see themselves ... Read more

Oculum Echo

By Philippa Dowding

The explosions come in the night.

Miranda1, Mannfred, Grannie, and the one thousand children of Oculum must flee their farm, chased by the UnRuly. But there is hope: an old friend sends word of a book that may hold the secret to their survival.

Just as they begin their journey ... Read more

On Poppy's Beach

By Susan Pynn Taylor
Illustrated by David Sturge

On Poppy's beach seashells I find. My bucket's filled with every kind. I keep the ones I like the best. to hide home in my treasure chest.

 

Come spend a sweet summer's day exploring and enjoying the curiosities and beauties of a rural Newfoundland beach, as seen through the ... Read more

Sus Yoo / The Bear's Medicine

By (artist) Clayton Gauthier
Translated by Danny Alexis & Theresa Austin

A mother bear shares with her cubs how to be grateful for all they have in the natural world. The Bear's Medicine shows the interconnectedness of all things in the world they live in and how each season brings changes and blessings for the bears. It is a story of a mother's love ... Read more

The Enchanted People

By Jennifer Pool

The Enchanted People is a humanitarian fairytale about a young girl named Wawatay who lives away from her village as an outcast because she is different. All the people in her village have an enchanted power except for her, and so, she is not accepted by them. While living in ... Read more