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Garbage in Space

Garbage in Space
by Margaret J. Goldstein (Author)

Booktalk: Did you know that companies and governments send more than one hundred satellites into space every year? And that most of those satellites continue to orbit Earth–even after they have stopped working? More than 500,000 old satellites, pieces of metal, and other bits of junk currently pollute Earth’s orbit. And that number is growing.

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The Strongest Man in the World


The Strongest Man in the World: The Legend of Louis Cyr
by Lucie Papineau (Author) and Caroline Hamel (Illustrator)

Booktalk: North America, late nineteenth century: a little boy is born whose destiny will prove exceptional. Travelling across the Northeast, he will show extraordinary physical strength. Soon, his exploits will spread around the North American continent, then Europe, making him truly the strongest man in the world!

Snippet: Lost, Mr. Gagnon had sprained his ankle and couldn’t walk back to his horse and cart. Rather than running to the village for help, the boy picked him up and carried him on his shoulders to his cart. The man was so impressed that he immediately hired him.

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Engineer Academy

Engineer Academy
by Steve Martin (Author)

Booktalk: Practical projects, each carefully designed to introduce the kinds of skills required by real-life engineers, help kids pick up the basics in a fun, hands-on way. Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, it guides readers through each strand of engineering science — Mechanics, Aerospace, Robotics, Energy, and Materials.

Design a robot, learn how to construct a simple car, create levers and pulleys, build paper planes, plus many other educational and inspirational activities — the sky’s the limit!

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Prince: The Man, The Symbol, The Music

Prince: The Man, The Symbol, The Music
by Eric Braun (Author)

Booktalk: Prince Rogers Nelson wrote his first song at age seven, and soon taught himself to play the piano, drums, and guitar. In the early 1980s, Prince wondered how to make his music–a mix of pop, funk, soul, and R&B–more appealing to an audience that loved more mainstream rock shows. He ended up making Purple Rain, the hit movie and soundtrack that turned him into a megastar.

Snippet: From an early age, Prince was tuned into music. His mother said that when he was three years old, he would slip away from her in department stores to find the musical instruments. He would play the piano, the organ, or any instrument he could find in the store. “I’d have to hunt for him,” his mother said, “and that’s where he would be–in the music department.”

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There’s a Bug on My Book!

There’s a Bug on My Book!
by John Himmelman (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Beetles fly, frogs hop, and slugs slide over the pages of this book, made to be read by a child while lying on the grass. Children interact with the book, with a tip, tap, and turn of the book, moving the critters along. The critters even interact with each other in surprising ways.

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Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper

Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper
by Anastasia Suen (Author) and Ryan O’Rourke (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Snappy rhymes invite young readers to watch workers dig, pour, pound, and bolt a skyscraper into existence. Simple yet satisfying sidebars provide further information about each step in the construction process. Perfect for preschoolers and all those who dig diggers.

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The Big Book of Canada

The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories (Updated Edition)
by Christopher Moore (Author) and Bill Slavin (Illustrator)

Booktalk: From Nunavut’s Barren Lands to the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland, from Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, explore the many fascinating places that make up this vast land. (Updated for Canada’s Sesquicentennial–150th birthday!)

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SABLE ISLAND
For five hundred years, Sable Island has been both feared as a risk to ships and admired for its wild beauty. It’s best-known residents are herds of wild horses that have made the island home for hundreds of years.

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