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Canada's colonial history is rich with conflict and progress. Welcome to British North America offers a wide-ranging look at life in Upper Canada after it was settled by the British. Readers will learn how the British colonies were established and governed and see what life was like for both settlers and Indigenous Peoples between 1713 and 1850.
The colonial era is a fascinating and much studied era in Canadian history. Welcome to New France will offer a comprehensive look at life in New France. Readers will learn how the colonies were explored and settled, and what life was like in the time period spanning from the early 1500s into the nineteenth century.
European destiny in the Americas came at the expense of the Native peoples. On this point, most knowledgeable people would agree. Where there is disagreement is in determining the intent of the white Europeans who sought to make the Americas their new home. The question of intent, still contentious today, is the focus of the book Were Native Americans the Victims of Genocide?
Crack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!
Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants include the Venus Flytrap, an African tree that houses stinking ants to protect itself from hungry animals, a "vampire vine" that sucks nutrients from other plants, and fiendishly invasive kudzu.
Words are everywhere. But do you know where your favourite words come from? Maybe they plop to the ground from high up in the sky! Or maybe workers piece them together in big factories. Or maybe they come from a one-of-a-kind word-maker . . . but who could that be? Vivid letter-filled illustrations explore imaginative ways words are made as this book shares the secret to creating new words.
Guatemalan-American high school senior Millie Vargas struggles to balance her family's needs with her own ambitions, especially after her mother's employer, a Senate candidate, uses Millie as a poster child for ""deserving"" immigrants.
Have you ever looked down on the ground and seen something brown? It could be squishy or sticky, hard and round, flat and splatted, or piled in a mound. Eww-that’s poo! But whose poo could it be? Look inside to find out.
Wild weather is scary, fascinating, and both at the same time. Nature is a recipe of wind, water, and temperature that can transform easily into weather that is not only powerful, but often damaging. In the Wild Weather series readers will learn the causes and effects of 10 different wild weather events that happen around the globe. Then get some tips on how to prepare for them and stay safe.
In The Wild World of Buck Bray series, eleven-year-old Buck is the star of a wilderness TV show. He and his TV crew, including Toni Shoop, the cameraman’s daughter, travel to film at some of the most beautiful national lands. And while visiting these sights, Buck and Toni must use their wits to solve mysteries they uncover during their filming.