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By Sydell Waxman. 1996
The life of Emily Stowe, who became the first woman school principal in Canada, the first woman doctor in Canada,… and was prominent in the struggle to obtain the vote for women in the 19th century. Grades 4-7. 1996.
By Linda Granfield. 1997
Examines the history, dangers, and increasing appeal of cocaine in America. The author describes in great detail the drug's effects… on the body, especially with regard to the brain. Junior and Senior High.1986.
By Maxine Trottier. 2004
Biographies of five great Canadians: Prime Ministers Sir John A. Macdonald and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, first lay nurse Jeanne Mance,… Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant and Officer Sam Steele of the North West Mounted Police. Grades 2-4. 2004.
By Lawrence Scanlan. 1994
The story of Big Ben, one of Canada's most successful show-jump horses, also presents two important people in his life:… his rider, Ian Millar, and his groom, Sandi Patterson. Big Ben's experiences on the international show-jumping scene include his brushes with death and his comebacks which resulted in award-winning performances. Grades 5-8. 1994.
By William A Hayes. 1979
Beaverbrook, a business man, made his fortune before leaving Canada. In Britain, he gained control of a number of newspapers… and served in Churchill's war cabinet. Grades 5-8. 1979. (The Canadians)
By Oskiniko Larry Loyie, Connie Brissenden. 2005
It is Larry Loyie's last summer before entering residential school, a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an… abandoned baby owl, watches his grandmother make winter moccasins, helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip. But soon, a truck comes to forcibly take Lawrence and his siblings away to their new school, which would try to erase their traditional language and culture. Grades 3-6. 2002.
By Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten World Series games. Describes what actually happened and how… it affected the outcome of the game. Grade 5-8 and older readers. 1983.
By Russ Hellickson, Andrew Baggot. 1987
Discusses basic body positions, setups, ways to penetrate an opponent's defense, reversals, breakdowns and much more. Nutritional and training guidelines… are included. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1987.
By Len Berman. 2007
Sportscaster's second collection of sports bloopers and odd facts. Features baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf, tennis, and the Olympics. Recalls… Venus Williams's penalty point for a broken strand of hair beads on the court. Explains why a football is not round. For grades 4-7. 2007.
By Len Berman. 2005
Sportscaster's collection of bloopers from and odd facts about baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis. Features players' records, coaches'… unusual tactics, and fantastic finishes. Recalls the Iowa high school basketball game in which the winning basket was made when the ball bounced off a player's head. Grades 4-7. 2005.
By Stephen Singular, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 2000
Inspired by General Colin Powell, ex-basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar volunteers to assist in coaching a high school team on the… White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. Over time he learns about the Native American culture and the problems facing many of the young people he encounters. For senior high and older readers. 2000.
By Roy MacGregor. 2002
Trent Evans was an icemaker from Edmonton who went to the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 2002. One… of the people in charge of taking care of the rink, Trent put a loonie in the ice while he and the rest of the crew were flooding the rink. The Canadian men's and women's hockey teams won gold and Trent Evans became a hero. For junior and senior high readers. 2002.
By Pat Hancock. 1999
Ever wonder about the people who have Canadian lakes, streets and schools named after them? This collection of biographies describes… the explorers, native leaders, pioneers, politicians, and pirates of the early days of Canada, from the late 1400's to the end of the 1800's. Includes information on Laura Secord, explorer Henry Hudson, military leader Isaac Brock, and 14-year-old war hero Madeleine Jarret. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By Martin Spigelman. 1978
Follows the development of women’s bicycles in the 1880s and 1890s and explores the impact of the two-wheeler on everyday… life during the beginning of women’s liberation. Discusses celebrity cyclists, reaction to the new transportation mode, and fashion changes to accommodate riding. Grades 5-8. 2012.
By Sing Lim. 1979
By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen. 2012
This is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs, crammed with activities that are not only fun and… doable but also designed to get you engaged with the wider world. Presents hands-on activities like classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, and stop-action movie-making, plus tons of trivia, best-of lists, and forward-thinking ideas made accessible to kids. Explore the world, test your limits, dare to be different, have fun, and get unbored. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 2012.
By Éva Böröcz. 2012
Éva Böröcz est hongroise; elle a fui son pays en 1956 et a choisi le Québec. Ici, on ne parle… pas de la guerre, mais d’un exil brutal et d’une intégration difficile. Éva est jeune et déterminée, et rien ne peut entamer son espoir d’une vie meilleure. Découvrez le Québec de la fin des années 1950 comme si vous y étiez, avec les yeux et le cœur d’une immigrante hongroise de 18 ans. Pour les lecteurs du collégial et plus. 2012.
By Claire Mackay. 1994
In nine "innings," Claire Mackay examines and explains every imaginable aspect of the game of baseball. Beginning with the history… of the game, Mackay describes the player's positions, equipment, and the ballparks they play in. Throughout the book are bits of baseball lore and trivia. Grades 4-7. c1994.