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A True Book: Disasters
Heart-stopping disasters from ships torn apart by icebergs to planes bursting into flames under mysterious circumstances and fiery volcanoes wiping out entire villages.

A Wicked History
The wicked, wicked ways of some of the most ruthless rulers to walk the earth are revealed in these thrilling biographies about men and women so monstrous, they make Frankenstein look like a sweetheart.

A Wicked History™
It’s hard to imagine any fictional villain half as fiendish as the real life warlords, tyrants, and pirates in these new Wicked biographies.

Booky by Bernice Thurman Hunter
Booky is back! Ever since she "romped through the Depression on her skinny legs," she has delighted readers with her feistiness and nerve.

Canada at War by Lance Goddard
Lance Goddard has worked in television for more than 20 years.

Canada Remembers
Remembering the Heroes of WWll.

Canada We Remember by Linda Granfield
Dieppe: On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of 5000 Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi held French port of Dieppe.

Canada: A People's History by Don Quinlan
These companion books to the highly acclaimed CBC-TV series have been written by Canadian educators to correspond with intermediate history curricula across the country.

Canada’s Wars: An Illustrated History by Jonathan Webb
In this important new book, Jonathan Webb gives young Canadians a comprehensive look at Canada’s efforts in wars ranging from the Boer War of 1884 up to the war in Afghanistan.

Canadian Courage
Although officially Canada considers itself a peacekeeping nation, there have been many occasions when Canadians have taken up arms around the world.

Canadian Victories by Hugh Brewster
On Juno Beach: June 6, 2004 marked the 60th anniversary of D-Day—A day when Canadians landed on Juno Beach and faced Hitler’s Atlantic Wall.

Canadians at War – by Ted Barris
Ted Barris is an accomplished author and broadcaster.

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon
This haunting story is based on an event in World War I known as the Christmas truce.

Classics: Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome exposes the heart and heartache of an epic civilization, with topics including the legendary monuments where Gods were honoured with shocking ritualistic sacrifices; the ancient techniques and technology used by both the criminals and law enforcement of the times; the conversion of Constantine the Great and the triumph of Christianity; and the final flickering glory under Justinian.

Discovering Canada by Robert Livesey and A.G. Smith
An exciting look at our country’s history—“Rebel” isn’t a word normally associated with Canadians, but our history is rich with courageous men and women who have challenged the status quo.

DK Eyewitness Books: War
Discover how everyday items were used for the war effort and the way propaganda affected the minds of people.

Fierce Fighters
Find out what ancient warfare and warriors were really like in this series about the ancient world.

Getting to Know the World’s Greatest - Inventors and Scientists
From blood and bones to a big wheel and the big bang, there’s a world of science waiting to be discovered in Mike Venezia’s humorous biographies about the greatest scientists and inventors of all time.

Henderson’s Boys - by Robert Muchamore
It is the summer of 1940, Hitler’s army is advancing towards Paris and millions of French civilians are on the run.

History for Young Canadians Series – by Pierre Berton
Pierre Berton, Canadian author, journalist, and media personality, hailed from Whitehorse.

Holocaust Remembrance Series
The Holocaust Remembrance Series for young readers is founded on the principle that is possible to talk to children about serious issues, provided the context is appropriate.

Horrible Histories Hand books by Terry Deary
Welcome to the Horrible Histories Handbooks, where history has NEVER been so horrible! Hilarious cartoons, curious quizzes, rotten recipies, gruesome games, colourful illustrations and more.

I Am Canada Series by Paul Yee, Hugh Brewster and John Wilson
Canada’s past comes alive through the eyes of young men caught up in the danger, drama, and excitement of defining historical events.

I Survived by Lauren Tarshis
Author Lauren Tarshis brings history’s most exciting and terrifying events to life in this new fictional series.

Inventions That Shaped The World
This series introduces readers to revolutionary inventions and emphasizes the impact the inventions had upon life at the time of their creation and beyond.

Linking the Past and Present
Through exploration of various civilizations’ technology, political systems, food, clothing, art, architecture, and language, readers of the series will gain an understanding of how their modern-day lives and experiences have been formed by and continue to be affected by ancient peoples.

Living in the Past: Life in Medieval Times
Take a look back at England in Medieval times with this special look back at how ordinary people have lived through history.

Lost Worlds: The Vikings
This documentary takes a look at the storied history of the Vikings.

My Story – A Girls Diary
The My Story books are both engaging and educational, developed to teach older readers about important, pivotal moments in world history.

My Story by Jim Eldridge
Inspired by real-life letters and diaries, the My Story series takes readers into the lives of young people from around the world.

My Story Series
Tales of Bravery and Courage.

Storming Juno
Storming Juno is a landmark 90 minute docu-drama based on the true stories and events that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944 at the Juno Beach, where Canadian troops stormed ashore to join in the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.

Tales of Invention
This series offers comprehensive and cross-curricular information about a range of scientific, life-changing inventions and the people who created them.

The Big Book of Canada by Christopher Moore
Exploring the Provinces and Territories.

The Byrne Family Saga by Carolyne Pignat
Kit Byrne’s family is a strong one, but their strength and unity are being severely tested, as life becomes more and more desperate in 19th century rural Ireland.

The Canadians
The Canadians is a series of accessible, illustrated biographies focusing on the men and women who shaped Canadian history.

The First Nations Series for Young Readers
Celebrating the stories and achievements of First Nations peoples in North America through fiction and biography.

The Highway of Heroes by Kathy Stinson
This photographic picture book pays tribute to the sacrifices of those Canadian men and women in our armed forces and their families, while highlighting the remarkable patriotism of Canadian citizens who honour them.

The Library Book by Maureen Sawa
From Camels to Computers—Everyone who has a library card (and those who don’t will want one after reading this book) will love this fascinating account of how libraries have evolved—from camels delivering books in Kenya to information compression today, this is a book that’s long overdue! Maureen Sawa is an award-winning librarian.

The Quest Library by award-winning authors
Biographies of Great Canadians.

The Titanic Trilogy by Gordon Korman
The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there’s plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers.

The War of 1812 - Bicentennial
The summer of 1812 saw the beginning of one of the most brutal wars to take place on Canadian soil.

The War Of 1812 - DVDs
The War of 1812 is a four-part documentary series that brings to life an extraordinary but not well understood, conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated, for all time, the dream of an independent Native nation.

Truce: The Day The Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy
Who could have guessed that during WWI on December 25 troops would openly defy their commanding officers by stopping the fighting and having a spontaneous celebration of Christmas with their “enemies”? In what can be described as a miracle, this beautiful and heartrending narrative will remind everyone how brotherhood and love for one another reach far beyond the boundaries of war and politics.

Women’s Hall of Fame Series
Titles include: Spectacular Women in Space, Great Women Leaders, Super Women in Science, Amazing Women Athletes, Fabulous Female Physicians, Extraordinary Women Explorers and Magnificent Women in Music.

You Choose: Warriors
The life of a warrior is full of danger, decision-making, and glory.