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100 First Words for Canadian Kidsis packed with colourful photographs to help curious kids learn about the world around them. With fun features on food, animals, family, things that go, playtime and hockey, the educator-approved vocabulary is perfect growing minds!
Ken McGoogan takes the reader on a compelling journey through the lives of 50 accomplished Canadians born in the 20th century who have changed-and often continue to change-the great wide world.
McGoogan profiles an astonishing array of activists, humanitarians, musicians, writers, comedians, visionaries, scientists and inventors, all of them transformative figures who have made an impact internationally. From Jane Jacobs, Deepa Mehta, Marshall McLuhan, Stephen Lewis and Romeo Dallaire to Samantha Nutt, David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood, Oscar Peterson, Leonard Cohen and forty others, McGoogan shows us why and how Canadians have made their mark globally as initiators and agents of progressive change.
Cutting-edge Canada, the focus of this book, is uniquely pluralistic-multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multinational. The diversity that emerges in these pages defines who we are as citizens, enabling and encouraging individuals to make a difference. Two thirds of the people celebrated in this spirited, accessible work are alive and thriving today, a demonstration of how 20th-century Canada continues to transform the 21st century.
Say hello to 50 Canadians who are shaping the future.
A big, beautiful Cree woman with a dark secret in her past, Bernice (”Birdie”) has left her home in northern Alberta to travel to Gibsons, B.C. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding. She is also driven by the leftover teenaged desire to meet Pat Johns--Jesse from The Beachcombers--because he is, as she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Birdie heads for Molly’s Reach to find answers, but they are not the ones she expected.
With the arrival in Gibsons of her Auntie Val and her cousin Skinny Freda, Birdie begins to draw from her dreams the lessons she was never fully taught in life. Informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions, Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from tragedy. At heart, it is the story of an extraordinary woman who travels to the deepest part of herself to find the strength to face the past and to build a new life.
A stunning portrait of Canada from coast to coast to coast
Home to the majestic Rocky Mountains, vibrant cities, pristine wilderness and the world’s longest coastline, Canada is a photographer’s paradise. With more than 300 spectacular images from award-winning photographers,Canadacaptures the rugged beauty of the country in a timeless and beautiful treasury.
Paul Covello’s gloriously bright and detailed board book for the very young highlights Canada’s iconic symbols, souvenirs and events, including the Dogsled, Inuksuk, Loonie, Totem Pole and the Zamboni machine. From the author of the belovedToronto ABC.
The latest title in Paul Covello’s winning Canada board-book series features wondrously detailed illustrations for the very young, highlighting some of Canada’s most beloved and iconic creatures. From the author and illustrator of the national bestsellers Canada ABCand Canada 123.
From Green Gables in Prince Edward Island to the rugged coast of British Columbia to the majestic North, colour your way across Canada with scenes that capture our country from coast to coast to coast.
Sprung from their hugely successful podcast Canadianity, Taggart (that guy from that band) and Torrens (that guy from that show) share a collection of showbiz tales from the road and relatable everyday anecdotes, all wrapped up in a nostalgic fondness for this great country.Canadianitytakes readers on a cross-country journey, shining the spotlight on notable local heroes (orbahds), the best places to crush food and the greasiest watering holes, coast to coast to coast.
Replete with lists of Canada’s top bands, television shows and athletes, as well as random observations about everything this country has to offer,Canadianityis often provocative and always hilarious. Drawing on their combined experiences as a legendary drummer (Our Lady Peace) and a veteran talk-show host (Jonovision) respectively, Taggart and Torrens have infused their first book with equal parts beer and pop culture and added a heaping helping of irreverence.
Perfect for long afternoons and rainy days, The Great Canadian Cottage Puzzle Book is packed with family fun: word searches, crosswords, word ladders, quizzes and much more. Puzzles feature Canadian clues and use Canadian spelling and references. With trivia, unique Canadian place names, and tips to make the most of a cottaging day, The Great Canadian Cottage Puzzle Book is a must for every Canadian family.
The bestselling Canadian favourite—expanded and with even more holiday fun!
Is there a town called Holly in Ontario? What’s the origin of the wordtoque? What percentage of Canadians stays awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve?
Written by Canadians, for Canadian solvers,The Great Canadian Holiday PuzzleBookis packed with family fun. You’ll find word searches, crosswords, picture puzzles, and quizzes with holiday themes, plus uniquely Canadian puzzles that have been created just for this book, including antlergrams, triple meanings, word jigsaws, and more.You’ll also find Canadian trivia, Canadian people and places, and, of course, hockey.
So grab a pencil, put on your thinking cap, and have fun over the holidays—or whenever you have time for some enjoyable challenges.
Every Canadian town has a hockey story, and Ron MacLean has a hockey story for every town. A new book by the co-author of the national bestsellerCornered.
When you first meet Ron MacLean, he asks where you’re from, and he always comes back with a story. No one has crossed this country more than MacLean. In his 28 years onHockey Night in Canadaand now as host of Rogers’Hometown Hockey, Ron has met fascinating people from coast to coast and has great stories to tell. Now, in this new book, MacLean is back, with brand new tales from across the country.
These are stories you’ve never heard before. From London to Castlegar, Yellowknife to Cole Harbour, Medicine Hat to Trois Rivieres, from Bantam to Junior B to the NHL, our country is full of great characters: Players, coaches, hockey moms and hockey dads; rivalries, practical jokes, careers that grew out of nothing and "can’t lose" prospects who flamed out too soon; spectacular triumphs, heart-breaking tragedies and tales of friendship, betrayal, love and loyalty—all compelling, entertaining and inspiring.
Once again working with Kirstie McLellan Day, co-author of the blockbuster bestsellersPlaying With Fire, Tough GuyandCornered, this is MacLean at his finest.
Hours of word-hunting fun, perfect for puzzle lovers!
Searching for fun? You’ve found it right here! This collection of more than 120 word search puzzles is just right for grab-and-go play. Look up, look down and all around—puzzles start out easy and get trickier as you go. Challenge yourself with extra bonus riddles for even more fun, all in a package that’s just the right size to toss in a backpack!
Team Canada is facing the United States in a must-win game at the Vancouver Olympics. The score is 2-1 for Canada, and then disaster strikes—with only 24 seconds left in the game, the US scores. The game is tied and goes into overtime. The team that scores the next goal will win the Olympic gold medal. Seven minutes into overtime, Sidney Crosby gets the puck and shoots . . .
Ideal for young hockey fans and future stars, this level-2I Can Readbook is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.