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...jane drake

Classic Publications

Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage, 2006.

Trash Action focuses on garbage in the new millennium. Discover how your household habits have a global impact. Explore the issues, new approaches and innovative technology. Evaluate and reduce your own personal footprint, then share your concerns with others. You can make a difference.

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snow amazing

Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales, 2004.

Dive into that frosty, cool, white stuff - from the formation of a snowflake, to the swish of a toboggan, to the pounce of a lynx. Read terrifying and surprising stories of endurance. You'll respect and admire the amazing wildlife that adapt and survive even the wildest storms. But, most of all let's celebrate the wonders of snow.

Kids Book of the Night Sky, 2004.

Thousands of years ago, kids connected stars into shapes and stories of people, animals and monsters. And they could tell time and find their way home. You can do this and more. With this guide to the sky, you can locate and identify constellations using detailed sky charts, make your own skywatching equipment, read exciting celestial stories and play games that will take you out of this world.

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cool woods

Cool Woods: At Trip Around the World's Boreal Forest, 2003.

Step into the woods. The wet ground - springy with moss - soaks your shoe. Shut your eyes and breathe deeply. A wild mix of skunk, mushrooms, and fragrant fir tingles your nose. Welcome to the boreal forest - the lungs of the Earth and the last great forest left on the planet.

Cool Woods introduces readers to the boreal region with its whooping cranes, Siberian tigers, moose, mosquitoes, peoples, wetland and trees, trees, trees. It's a good news environmental story but also a call to action to help preserve this magnificent and fragile place.

The Kids Winter Cottage Book, 2001 (Canadian Edition) ~ The Kids Winter Handbook, 2001 (U.S. Edition)

When snow starts to fall, this book opens up a wintry world of fun indoor or outdoor activities including crafts, games, recipes and sports.

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far north

The Kids Book of the Far North, 2000

What's a nose bot? Why do walrus turn white? Who got to the North Pole first? Where's the coldest place in the north? Find out all the answers and much more.

Now available in paperback.

The Kids and Grandparents Activity Book, 1999

Pack this book when visiting your grandparents or keep it handy when they come to your place. Collect family stories, explore your family tree, share games and learn what your grandparents did when they were your age. They were kids once too!

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cottage games

The Kids Cottage Games Book, 1998 ~ The Kids Summer Games Book, 1998 (U.S. Edition)

Packed with 150 games and activities, this book includes water, land and indoor games, games for one or two, homemade games and Olympics too. The fun won't stop, all summer long.

The Kids Campfire Book, 1996

Make every summer night a success with well-laid plans, and fires. Eat, play games, tell stories, watch the stars, identify night sounds and sing along with family and friends.

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kids cottage

The Kids Cottage Book, 1993 ~ The Kids' Summer Handbook, 1994 (U.S. Edition)

This best-selling book is the official book of summer. There are games, crafts, recipes and tips whether you're on the shore, in the water, hiking, camping, waiting out a rainy day or planning an evening by the fire. Most activities can be done with found objects and little adult help.

Canada at Work Series: Mining 1997.

Trish and Jamie's upcoming hockey tournament is a great opportunity to investigate where the steel blades for ice skates come from, and the plastic for the puck too. Take their tour of mom's workplace, an underground mine shaft, and then the steel mill where dad works. Visit Alberta's tar sand and see how ore is changed into various usable metals, including stainless steel. Find out how mining wastelands become useable once again. Finally, see if you can find all the items made from mined materials inside the hockey arena.

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canada fishing

Canada at Work Series: Fishing 1997.

Go with Grandpa and granddaughter Jessie to a fish farm. Learn about trawlers, underwater nets, hatcheries and more. Then travel home with Jessie to the west coast where Dad's a fish and wildlife officer. Watch the salmon climb upriver and learn about over-fishing. And try Grandpa and Jessie's yummy fish cake recipe.

Canada at Work Series: Forestry 1996.

Take a ride with Cameron in his uncle's helicopter and learn forestry. The book explains the lumbering industry and the environmental concerns associated with it. The illustrations show the various processes described; tools and equipment are clearly labeled.

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canada farming

Canada at Work Series: Farming 1996.

Meet Nick, who lives on a vegetable farm in Ontario, and his cousin Karin, who lives on a cattle ranch in Alberta. Spend time on their respective farms and learn about chores, agricultural practices, processes and equipment. Then learn where in Canada the various parts of a hamburger come from.

America at Work Series: Mining 1999.

Trish and Jamie's upcoming hockey tournament is a great opportunity to investigate where the steel blades for ice skates come from, and the plastic for the puck too. Take their tour of mom's workplace, an underground mine shaft, and then the steel mill where dad works. Visit an Ohio coal mine and see how ore is changed into various usable metals, including stainless steel. Find out how mining wastelands become useable once again. Finally, see if you can find all the items made from mined materials inside the hockey arena.

america mining
america fishing

America at Work Series: Fishing 1999.

Go with Grandpa and granddaughter Jessie to a fish farm. Learn about trawlers, underwater nets, hatcheries and more. Then travel home with Jessie to the west coast where Dad's a fish and wildlife officer. Watch the salmon climb upriver and learn about over-fishing. And if you like fish, try Grandpa and Jessie's yummy fish cake recipe.

America at Work Series: Forestry 1998.

Take a ride with Cameron in his uncle's helicopter and learn forestry. The book explains the lumbering industry and the environmental concerns associated with it. The illustrations show the various processes described; tools and equipment are clearly labeled.

america forestry
america farming

America at Work Series: Farming 1998.

Meet Nick, who lives on a vegetable farm in Ohio, and his cousin Karin, who lives on a cattle ranch in Nebraska. Spend time on their respective farms and learn about chores, agricultural practices, processes and equipment. Then learn where in America the parts of a hamburger are from.

Take Action, 1991 ~ Take Action: An Environmental Book for Kids, 1992 (U.S. Edition)

(out of print but available used on-line)

This timeless guide, written in cooperation with World Wildlife Fund, explains why there are environmental problems. Through experiments, case studies and real life examples, kids will be inspired to take action and help protect endangered species and endangered places.

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