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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

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Who Will Plant a Tree?

Learn how many different kinds of animals, from ants to dolphins, help plants to disperse their seeds.

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A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds

Learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant's seeds and help to spread a plant's seeds to new places.

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Drum City

One child's beat on a kettle becomes contagious, spreading throughout the neighbourhood.

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The Curious Garden

A little boy tends a neglected garden, which grows to transform a city.

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The Empty Pot

A young boy in ancient China participates in a competition to become the next emperor by trying to grow a seed to make beautiful flowers.

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What Will Hatch?

What is more exciting than waiting for an egg to hatch? From a squiggly tadpole to fuzzy robin to a leathery platypus, this book shows eight different animals as they begin life.

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Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Night and Day

What makes the sun rise and set? Our planet is spinning in a universe of sun, moon, and stars. See how a day unfolds in one family’s backyard in this story of Earth and sun.

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How Raven Stole the Sun

A long time ago, Raven was pure white, like fresh snow in winter. A greedy chief had the stars, moon, and sun locked up in carved boxes. Raven transformed himself into the chief's grandson and tricked him into opening the boxes and releasing the starlight, moonlight and the sun. When he gets trapped in the chief’s house, Raven’s only escape is through the small smoke hole at the top.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie is a young inventor who dreams of being an engineer, and begins working to make her great-great aunt's dream of flying come true.

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Shaping Up Summer

Numbers, patterns, shapes — and much more! — can be found in everyday in the natural world What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of geometry, symmetry, and spatial sense.

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Dreaming Up

A collection of illustrations, concrete poetry, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world.

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And Everyone Shouted "Pull": A First Look at Forces and Motion

Learn about forces and motion as you join the farm animals on their trip to the market. The wheels on their cart help when they push, pull and stop on their journey.

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Marta's Magnets

Marta's sister Rosa calls her magnet collection junk, but Marta's magnets help her make friends in her new home and help her retrieve a lost key for Rosa's new friend.

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Lucy in the City: A Story About Developing Spatial Thinking

One night, Lucy the raccoon follows her family out of their den, and gets distracted by a jar of peanut butter. Separated from her family, Lucy wonders how will she ever find her way back to her cozy den? With the help of a friendly owl and his bird's-eye view, Lucy tunes into the world around her and navigates herself home!

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They All Saw a Cat

In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

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