Seventeen-year-old Christina, grieving the loss of her twin to consumption, has run away from home. But a violent storm rises on Georgian Bay, and the steamship sinks. Now Christina and the only other survivor, a brooding young man with a criminal past, must work together to survive. The last time Thomas saw his mother was on his fifth birthday, when she made him poutine in which she stuck five green candles. On his 12th birthday, Thomas decides to win a Guinness World Record for the biggest poutine in the world, in order to bring his mother back.
This title is also available in French as La plus grosse poutine du monde. Many people are interested in adopting, and soon two puppies are placed in loving homes. But will they find a home for shy little Bijou? This title is also available in French as Bijou cherche une maison. Billy Stuart, a young raccoon, aspires to be like his globe-trotting grandfather. When Billy learns that his grandfather is leaving on a time-travelling adventure, he and the Zintrepids decide to sneak along. Biomedical engineering is a fast-growing engineering field.
This book explores the ways biomedical engineers help diagnose, treat and prevent problems found in human body systems. Real-life examples bring the engineering design process to life for readers. Practical, hands-on activities encourage an understanding of scientific and engineering principles. Welcome to the amazing world of biometrics, where many of the things that make you unique — your fingerprints, voice or eyes — can prove your identity!
Biometrics can even identify people based on ear shape, scent and vein pattern! This fascinating book explores the science and its possibilities, as well as concerns about what this technology means for our privacy! In this title, young readers are introduced to the story of the Black Loyalists of Birchtown, from slavery to the American Revolution to settlement and struggle on Nova Scotian soil in Birchtown, and finally to mass exodus to Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Their legacy, carried on through Black Loyalist descendants, is an enduring spirit despite a history marked by hardship and loss. Alexander Milton Ross was no ordinary ornithologist. Bright blue feet? Long pink legs? Part bird book, part guessing game, this title gives young readers a chance to identify birds by just one of their distinctive parts! Playful illustrations and informative text will have budding ornithologists chirping for more!
Gordon's birdy senses are tingling like crazy! All over the city of Fowladelphia, chickens are acting strangely. Evil villain Birdbrain has been snatching citizens and putting zombie-like clones in their places. Kung Pow Chicken is hot on Birdbrain's tail feathers — until an army of free-range zombie clones birdy-snatches him! Everyone has a birthday — but not everyone celebrates the same way. Meet 17 children from around the globe who share their own birthday traditions, including how they say happy birthday in their native language.
Young readers are invited to compare their own birthday traditions with the ones they've learned about in the book. There are so many ways to have a happy birthday! Everybody has a birthday, but not everyone celebrates it in the same way! In fact, there are many different birthday customs and traditions around the world. In this bright and accessible title, readers will learn about the Name Day celebrations in Greece, special birthday festivals in Japan, different coming-of-age traditions and more about how children across the globe celebrate their birthdays!
Bloodthirsty creatures are real well, maybe not Dracula , and there are trillions of vampires creeping, crawling, swimming, buzzing and even flying among us. Vampires come in a variety of shapes, sizes and species. You may know about fleas, vampire bats and leeches, but how about bloodsucking birds, butterflies and snails? Sink your teeth into the world of these important creatures! But in her new home, away from all she knew, Hannah feels only bitterness.
Then the glow of the Shabbat candles and a new friend help Hannah discover that sweetness can come from unexpected places. British Columbian-born Tsimshian artist and mother Morgan Asoyuf makes her publishing debut using familial crests of the Pacific Northwest that depict the deeper story of familial ranks and migratory paths as her artistic inspiration. This book of high-contrast images of Northwest Coast art is designed to stimulate brain growth and visual development in young babies.
He remembers beating Shaun up the night of his death, but nothing else — except the nightmares. Falling in love might just be the card that knocks the whole house down. Two is trying to understand why her bright and talented brother has taken his own life. During school detention, she meets three other teens who seem as lost as she is.
They each grapple with depression and anxiety and become an unlikely source of comfort to one another. As the four unite to battle teachers, parents, therapists and their own demons, their promising futures begin to reveal themselves. In this third book featuring the adventures of Cyrus and Rudy on the farm, the brothers are spending the last days of summer running a roadside stand.
When a friendly neighbour gives them a bin of red wrigglers, earthworms that break compost down into fertilizer, Cyrus and Rudy become worm moguls as they discover just how in demand the Eisenia fetida are! This informative title explores the causes of the stock market crash on October 29, , and the resulting Great Depression. For more than 10 years, the effects of Black Tuesday were felt worldwide. Fascinating source material, including posters, political cartoons, books, interviews and articles reveal the devastation of the mass unemployment, epidemic real estate foreclosures and crushing poverty of those years.
Artist Naomi M. These are inspiring and indomitable black women whose stories need to be told. Her moods range from confusion and sadness, to fear and rage. Returning to school is a nightmare. When a new friend presents an alternative to staying in her old life, Jessica must confront the reality of what it means to leave her past behind. This graphic novel explores the grace of family and the power of the Great Mystery. December 6, , Halifax. Twelve-year-old Livy and her older brother, Will, still mourning the loss of their father, are in separate parts of the city when there is a flash of light, thunder from underground and then an explosion.
Instantly, Halifax is unrecognizable. Alone in the dark, destroyed city, can the siblings find each other? Where is their mother? How will they rebuild their shattered lives? Jakub and Lincoln are best friends and graffiti artists. Then Jakub is targeted and Lincoln must decide — save his friend or embrace his life as a gangster. Alice, caught drinking underage, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather, are dropped off on a remote island for a week-long treatment program with six other troubled teens, a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop.
When a girl goes missing and then the radio is sabotaged, panic sets in. Now the kids must take matters into their own hands. She let nerve and imagination defy critics and doubts! As a little girl in Rome, her own mamma called her brutta. So, Elsa decided to seek out beauty around her, and she found it everywhere — then used art and her imagination to make creative, marvellous fashion.
When Tuk is born on the mountain, life is simple for a young bighorn. However, the herd is in jeopardy and soon it will be up to Tuk to lead them to a mountain he has seen far to the west. It will be a long journey filled with dangers, but Tuk has seen the blue mountain and his herd mates are counting on him. On a crowded city sidewalk, a child discovers a book. At home, in her apartment, the child begins to read and is immediately carried beyond the repetitive sameness of an urban skyscape into an untamed natural landscape, sparking a transformation of the cityscape.
This wordless book speaks volumes about how art can transform us beyond the sometimes-dreary world of the everyday. From tugboats to ferry boats, cargo ships to clippers, children discover 15 different nautical crafts. Each two-page spread includes a brightly illustrated maritime vessel with a simple description written as read-aloud text. The boats and ships also display a nautical flag, whose message is decoded as a secondary text. Bob wants a dog for his birthday, but instead he gets a ghost named Fluffy.
Fluffy doesn't sit or fetch, but he does eat everything, and soon all of Bob's things and even Bob himself end up in Fluffy's belly. After reading this story, everyone will want a birthday ghost! Heam is the hottest drug around. It smells like strawberries and looks like liquid silver.
People say when you take Heam your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only 11 when drug dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian. And her only friend died. When year-old Hallie is hit by an SUV, her life ends before it ever really began.
At an otherworldly carnival, she meets the elderly driver, Susan, who claims a malfunctioning accelerator caused the accident. Two bodies, two souls switch places in search of justice — before time runs out. Bog journeys into human territory with Small, a huge forest troll, and Hannie, a human girl. There, the three friends learn of a rock said to bring a stone troll back to life. Their quest becomes a race of cunning, trickery and wits.
While hiding his own lack of circus skills, Seb discovers he is not the only one with secrets, and that the school is falling apart. Dylan and his friends win a science fair and the prize is a trip to the badlands of Alberta and Dinosaur Provincial Park. Bridges are fascinating structures and they come in all forms. Whether they are covered or moveable, stone or wood, bridges connect countries, neighbourhoods and even families!
Twins Piper and Quinn meet for the first time at their mother's funeral. Each is aware that there is a darkness inside her. One has been pampered, the other, punished. One wants to uncover the truth hiding behind the lies, the other wishes to possess the power to turn lies into truth — and a dark and deadly inheritance will destroy one of them. Inside is a mysterious leather-bound book, and, when Becca tries to read it, she triggers an ancient magic — her spirit is sent to an ancient world and she falls into a coma.
Crys vows to save her… but from what? Henry has found the most awesome book ever. The problem is, he keeps getting interrupted by the school bell. But what if Henry decides to ignore the bell and keep reading? By not springing up with the ringing of the bell, Henry sets off a chain reaction unlike anything his school or town has ever seen. Will a louder bell make Henry move? But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin must take her nose out of her book and do something.
But what can she do? With the help of friends, family and neighbours, Yasmin launches a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs. And the reward money for cracking the case would be a big help at home.
But as the clues careen in all directions and the suspects mount up, Duncan finds that wrestling with the truth may be harder than wrangling a gator. On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat set out for a walk and find themselves on an enchanted adventure. They are carried to the blue moon, but the blue planet, Earth, calls the explorers home. Safely back in bed, the boy wonders — was it only a dream?
The wind, with its many names, is a powerful, borderless force that whistles and whines, and sings and roars. Follow along with a young boy on an imaginative dance around the world upon the shoulders of the planet's most celebrated winds — Chinook, Papagayo, Shamal and the Cape Doctor — as they blow across the Earth. An evocative journey around the globe and home again. Respect, determination and the sheer thrill of the game brought Bobby Orr from a small northern town in Canada to the NHL.
This picture book celebrates hockey — from the backyard rinks to the big leagues. A book for hockey enthusiasts of all ages! Evelyn and Queen become friends and, although she cringes when he draws attention to himself, he is the most interesting person Evelyn has ever met. When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over the globe, Conrad and Piper McCloud join with their former classmates and create a secret group that use their gifts to save people in trouble.
Can Conrad bring them together to save themselves… and the world? Jarrod can view the memories of any bug — he just has to eat it. But, when Jarrod swallows a fly while biking, he sees a room stacked full of sick dogs and puppies in crates. Can Jarrod save them? All the Icehogs are excited to hit the ice except Gregory. He doesn't want to play and he won't say why. Brady Brady discovers that Gregory can't afford new skates, so he comes up with a plan to help — and winds up helping the whole community!
Our Choice Brady Brady loves hockey and decides to build his own backyard rink! With no help from his family, he has to make it by himself. Building a rink is tougher than he thought, but Brady Brady's hard work is about to pay off in a way he never imagined. Originally published in , by Stoddart Publishing Our Choice Brady Brady is proud of his backyard rink and loves when friends come over for a game of shinny. But when Freddy's grandfather makes a bigger rink and the game moves there, feelings are hurt and friendships are tested.
Can the Icehogs stay together or will it be rink vs. Originally published in , by Brady Brady Inc. Frightened of playing a mean and undefeated opposing team, the Icehogs' goalie Chester gets an attack of nerves and goes missing! It's up to Brady Brady and his team to find their netminder and help him find the courage to face the dreaded Dragoons.
Ashley hates getting her hair braided. It looks nice when it's done, but it takes ALL day and Ashley never has time to do anything fun. When Grandma arrives, they turn the tables and braid Mom's hair! With augmented reality, magazine content comes to life! Using fun ways to explore math, science, language, geography, history, music and art beyond the curriculum, this educational magazine engages kids through what they love — their mobile devices.
Featuring articles on current science trends and tech gadgets, great books to read, contests, ideas and experiments to try at home, this is cool learning! This fully interactive magazine offers extra digital content for kids to read, listen to and watch with the use of a mobile device and the free Blippar app.
Offering a multi-sensory journey, fusing digital and print media in a dynamic and compelling way, this magazine allows kids to explore topics such as space, Earth sciences, biology, math and technology on a deeper level. When an ice storm snaps a small girl's favourite branch from the tree in her yard, she's crestfallen. Her neighbour, Mr.
And so, with imagination and Mr. Frank's guidance and tools, the girl transforms the branch into something new, giving it another purpose, and her another place to treasure! This book encourages young readers to discover the world of trees. Profiling 11 different trees from around the world, including familiar ones such as the red maple as well as lesser-known trees like the tall-stilted mangrove, it highlights the many complex ways trees are part of our society, culture and economy.
The symbiotic relationship between trees and animals is also explored. In his daydreams, Jensen is a hero, saving his friends and the world daily. But in his middle school reality, everything is hard — from math to friendships. Can Jensen find real solutions to his real-life problems? What does it mean to be brave? This is the sequel to Awkward. Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four year-old heroes-for-hire, as they travel through the galaxy helping those who need it Enjoy these brand new missions as the Bravest Warriors go solo!
From little Beth, to poor choices regarding werewolves and magic, the Bravest Warriors have never been more helpful Eleven-year-old Parvana lives in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. When her father is arrested, conditions grow desperate for her family. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner. This 15th-anniversary edition includes a new cover, a foreword, a map and an updated author's note. Hockey is a very popular sport around the world. But how and where did hockey originate?
When was hockey first added to the Olympics? Have women and girls always played? In this book, these and many more questions are answered for hockey fans. Before her mother leaves. Before her sister betrays her. The determination to find love and comfort that lures Faith to drugs is the same force that can drive her to recover.
This book highlights the achievements of Canadian women's sports stars and their fight for the right to compete in sports traditionally dominated by men. Proving that women's sports are just as competitive and exciting to watch as men's, this book focuses on seven sports and the women who made them their own. It only takes one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world.
The ongoing effort to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs is the living legacy of Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation. This book is a tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope. The American alligator, which escaped extinction 65 million years ago, was nearly wiped out in the marshes and swamps of Louisiana and Florida in the last century. Today, it is thriving. This insightful book tells the story of how government protection, habitat preservation and a campaign to reduce the demand for alligator products helped bring back this fierce-looking predator.
The survival of the giant panda depends on the survival of its only food: bamboo. Habitat loss from the destruction of bamboo forests in south central China where it lives made the giant panda a vulnerable species. This book tells how habitat conservation and the creation of borrowing-and-breeding programs with zoos around the world have kept this beloved bear from extinction.
Humpback whales are a true ecological success story. Readers will be enthralled by the story of these masters of the deep, listed as endangered in Protected by an international ban on hunting all whales in , the humpback recovered so well it was no longer listed as endangered in most of the world by The only remaining wild population of whooping cranes breeds in Canada and winters in the United States.
Explore the fascinating story of its recovery — a tale of cross-border cooperation and the work of a team of international biologists. Readers will be able to chart their course and determine the elements of this successful recovery plan. Nothing takes the place of splashing in a puddle or jumping into a pile of autumn leaves. Along with the mud and sand that get tracked indoors come memories that live forever! Mary McKenna Siddals has written a joyous anthem that celebrates playing in sunshine, puddles, leaves and snow — and the treasures that get collected along the way. An ode to outdoor play.
This riveting prequel to the Malediction trilogy takes readers back to the world of Trollus. Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all. The year is , and seven children from England embark on a summer sailing adventure in British Columbia. They soon discover the true story of Brother XII, a shadowy figure who is rumoured to have buried treasure on one of the coastal islands. Their vacation turns into a treasure hunt — but will they find the loot before a band of pirates does?
Britain has blockaded the fortress, and supplies for the 4, inhabitants are running short. The young men are sent on scouting missions that provide valuable information about the British troops. This is the tale of two wolf cubs found and raised in a village on the Pacific coast as human children. The wolf cub brothers are very different from one another. They undergo a supernatural transformation that turns one into a Sea Wolf and the other into a Timber Wolf.
Although separated, their howling voices unite monthly, waking up Moon and saving the world from darkness. This child-friendly volume is a wonderful introduction to an iconic Canadian artist. Includes a preface by the late Ted Harrison and many beautiful full-colour reproductions of his artwork. A dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits! But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate, too — the two mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure. Buddy tries to explain the ins and outs of babydom to Earl, but neither of them is prepared for the havoc the small creature will wreak!
Buddy and Earl, transformed into superheroes Wonder Buddy and Super Earl, come face to face with the new neighbours, Mister the bulldog and Snowflake, a fluffy white cat. When Snowflake slips from a branch while showing off to an admiring Buddy, Super Earl flies into action to save the day… and the cat. Buffy Sainte-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker and philanthropist.
An orphan from a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie has become an international icon. Although she has experienced censorship because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples, she continues to create music and art, speak out and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs. A bug flies into a house Sucked into a vacuum bag, this little bug moves through the five stages of grief — cleverly illustrated as household products — as it comes to terms with its fate.
Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void? This title is also available in French as La mouche dans l'aspirateur. When you use digital technology, you are part of a community of digital users called digital citizens. This engaging title helps readers find out how to use digital resources responsibly to build knowledge, answer questions, solve problems and demonstrate their learning to others.
Accessible text and authentic examples model effective research strategies and support readers as they learn. However, after an incident in the schoolyard, the principal makes him an ambassador at an upcoming open house. Now Daniel must work with Jeff Kover, the nastiest bully in the school. Hanging out with Jeff will change Daniel's perspective on bullying and force him to examine his own behaviour.
Kids deal with bullying in its many forms on a daily basis. This newly revised and updated title includes resources, checklists, quizzes and comics to give kids the know-how to deal with bullying — as targets, witnesses or even bullies themselves. An engaging approach to a complex and all-too-common problem. Originally published in , by James Lorimer Our Choice Thirteen-year-old Chris and his family are building a bungee jump off a conduit connecting his backyard to a family-owned island.
But rumours of hauntings on the island, once the site of a hospital for children with leprosy, are getting out of control. And there are mysterious mishaps on the bridge; if the bungee jump isn't a success, his family will lose everything. Lavinia the badger loves vegetables and tends her garden with care, but one morning she discovers that her lettuce, her potatoes and her beans have disappeared!
Lavinia sets a trap and catches the thief, a bunny who promises to reward her if she lets him go. A rhyming romp of a tale about a badger and a band of bunnies. This poignant picture book is based on the true story of a police horse named Bunny and his riders, brothers Bud and Tom Dundas, who were sent to the European front in World War I.
This quiet, powerful tale explores many of the hardships soldiers endured, but by focusing on the tender relationship between Bunny and the brothers, the author makes the grim details easier for young readers to absorb. This title is also available in French as Bunny, cheval de guerre. Lydia is a kindly maternal mouse who has taken Burt in, loving him unconditionally. Together Burt and Lydia tell a heart-touching tale of home and belonging from two different perspectives. Busy Baby can play, share, paint and help clean up. Whatever Busy Baby does, the most important thing is to make some new friends along the way.
This simple, interactive book features a swivelling head so that Busy Baby can show a happy or sad expression, keeping the very youngest readers busy reading, playing and learning. This little book, packed with facts and beautiful full-colour photographs, takes children on a fascinating journey into the world of butterflies.
Young readers will learn about the parts of a butterfly, the differences between butterflies and moths, the butterfly life cycle and the different families of butterflies. Children are encouraged to help protect butterfly habitats by building butterfly gardens. When a little girl moves to a new town, she finds a place called Butterfly Park. But when she opens the gate, there are no butterflies.
Determined to lure the butterflies in, she inspires her entire town to help. Soon the butterflies — and the girl — feel right at home. Luminous paper-cut illustrations and an enchanting story encourage community, friendship and wonderment at the beauty of everyday life. Dekker and his sister Riley are living with their weird great-aunt in Button Hill for the summer. Dekker discovers an old grandfather clock with a skull face and he inadvertently opens a door between Dayside, land of the living, and Nightside, realm of the dead. Then Riley disappears, and Dekker learns that to save her he must follow her into Nightside and make a difficult sacrifice.
In this colourful board book, the search for a lost button takes a little girl on an adventure to a store filled with buttons. This charming story shows toddlers how imagination and creativity can make anything possible. The lilting text makes for a great read-aloud, while every page provides an opportunity to explore both numbers and colours.
In , the Edict of Expulsion is signed, giving all Jews three months to leave Spain. Joseph, 12, escapes to Portugal with his parents and younger sister, Gracia. Clancy, the family's lovable chocolate Lab, has disappeared and Kenzie starts to hear stories about other dogs going missing. Then Kenzie finds Clancy's ID tag and a van loaded up with dog food. With the help of Gayle, a courageous schoolmate whose dog has also disappeared, Kenzie uncovers an illegal operation that grabs dogs off the street and turns them into bloodthirsty killers. Years later, Roa, married to Dax and now Queen, has one chance to save her sister… all she has to do is kill the king.
Caillou is bullied at daycare by a much bigger and stronger boy named Theo. Sometimes, Theo uses his strength to get what he wants. Caillou is afraid of him. In this story, Caillou learns to stand up for himself and say no to bullying. Feeling like a big kid, Caillou packs a school bag and is off to first grade. He likes recess, lunch hour and drawing on the blackboard, but not all the bells and rules! With the help of his friend Sarah, Caillou makes his first snowman. The snow is perfect, but Caillou lacks experience. Sarah proves to be a very patient teacher.
They finish with a delicious snack made by Mommy, and Caillou makes sure the snowman is not left out! This title is also available in French as Caillou et le bonhomme de neige. Caillou has a busy day playing outside and getting dirty. Now it's bath time! Splashing in the tub turns out to be just as much fun as playing in the garden. Now Caillou is all clean, at least until tomorrow! Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool until he learns that Emma has type 1 diabetes. Caillou worries and tries to protect her. But when Emma outruns him in a race, Caillou realizes that Emma is managing her diabetes and still having lots of fun, just like other kids.
But soon, the evening turns into an indoor camping adventure, complete with marshmallows roasted in the fireplace. Caillou is especially delighted when he gets to sleep by the hearth in his sleeping bag. This title is also available in French as Caillou: La panne de courant. The alphabet soup is much too hot! Daddy thinks of a learning game to help Caillou wait for it to cool off. Young readers can learn all the letters of the alphabet along with Caillou.
Each letter is illustrated with a variety of words and pictures. Have some fun with a game of alphabet soup! Grab your carry-along book and discover the world with your friend Caillou. Packed with illustrations from Caillou's universe and a wide variety of words organized by theme, this book will help young ones expand their vocabulary. Children will learn the words to designate animals, objects around the house, colours and much more. Kateiko doesn't want to be Rin anymore — not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead.
Her only way out is to join another tribe. Killing a colonial soldier and falling for Tiernan isn't part of the plan. Now she must choose between leaving Tiernan or abandoning others to die and decide what's worth dying — or killing — for. After being shipwrecked, Christopher wakes up alone in Devonshire, his memories gone. He learns about dark events — children disappearing without a trace. Villagers fear the White Lady is stealing the children to consume their souls. Calvin has always known his fate was linked to the comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes.
As the hallucinations persist, Calvin struggles to regain control of his own mind and destiny — with one grand, incredible adventure. Will Cammie learn why she was abandoned and be able to start her new life? Or will she find more secrets? Can she ever put the past behind her? Max knows his mom can't afford to send him to summer camp, but he really needs a break from looking after his autistic brother, Duncan.
When his mom says that he can go after all, there's a catch. There are spots available at the camp for families with special needs, and Max could attend at no charge — if he goes as Duncan's companion. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional set-up to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way. This remarkable collaboration invites readers to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences. This book explores how and where clothes are made, how the people who make the clothes are treated and how the companies who sell the clothes affect the health of our planet.
Follow the book's guide to spending your money in a responsible and eco-friendly way — your outfits have more power than you realize! A 21st-century activist's guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice.
From zero degrees and one flag to 10 sled dogs and 25 fishing boats, the youngest readers will delight in counting their way across Canada! Paul Covello's brilliantly bold artwork counts up all things Canada and Canadian in this board book that will be enjoyed by readers young and old. From the author of the beloved Canada ABC. From A is for Arctic to Z is for Zamboni , Paul Covello's gloriously bright and detailed board book for the very young highlights Canada's iconic symbols, animals and events.
Cheery scenes of Canadiana include dogsledding, outdoor hockey and celebrating Canada Day, while Canadian symbols such as the inuksuk, the loonie and a totem pole are vibrantly depicted. From the author of the beloved Toronto ABC. The music to this soothing lullaby is available online at babylullaby. Take a tour of Canada's fascinating history!
Santa was aware that the peace-loving visitors were of no threat to his unarmed community of elves, so, Santa quickly dispatched his welcome team. Claus served hot cider and warm gingerbread to the hungry guests. Strolling down the avenue with Santa, the guests were amazed at how huge this dome community really was! Santa wants the world to know that he is REAL! Peace-loving people, especially children because their laughter is so genuine , are welcome to visit the North Pole while in their dreams.
All one needs to do, is to set the intention before going to sleep at night, that they wish to visit Santa in the North Pole and Santa will use his dome to bring them for a visit… from anywhere in the world! I am about to forward the url to all my friends but I think that it great that a government body somewhere on earth is finally starting to take the threat of a zombie invasion seriously because I seriously hate scary movies and a zombie invasion would be the most terrifying thing on the planet!
Nice to see that a government organization that has one of the most serious of jobs, can show that their people and have some fun once in a while. And the preparedness kit they describe really is a good emergency preparedness kit in general. Good job! Some scenes involved the CDC. It will happen hopefully not in our life time though. It even says in the bible that the dead will rise from there graves. So if the CDC is backing it up along with bible it has to be true.
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The best place to start you preperation is the nearest army surplus store,they will have every thing you need. But if push comes to shove you and your own come first. Your supply list is very good and has helped me with my plan. My plan is to round up about 20 people head to Wal-mart baricade evry entrance with shelfs and anything else heavy. If anyone else has any ideas how do make my plan better pleas let me know.
What a great way to get younger generations to pay attention to the importance of emergency preparedness! Federal funding well spent. Cudos to all involved. This is genius, if you want to educate the under 30 crowd about emergency preparedness this will do it! I was pretty entertained by this, until I wondered how many tax dollars were wasted in the preparation of this article.
I envision a project manager, a task force, dry-erase boards, spreadsheets… awesome use of government time and taxpayer funds! We hope you enjoyed the article and understand the importance of being prepared for any emergency, especially real ones like hurricanes, floods, or tornados.
We used existing staff, resources, and communication channels. We are really proud of the number of people we reached on a shoestring budget. Wow, i love how the CDC trys to down play the fact that tere are Zombies.
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I am sure they are a bi product of some government testing gone wrong. This is a 48 hour survival kit listed in this article, and contains everything you MUST have to survive 48 hours on foot. Make one in a large backpacking bag and keep it in your garage. This is absolutely an EPIC post! Definitely sharing. Thinking I am totally insane for even considering a Zombie Apocalypse as a possibility.
Hey Man.. I would rather be prepared. And guess who will be calling me once zombies are knocking down their door. Even the CDC thinks so.
Thanks so much CDC! For showing the judgemental unbelievers, it is possible for a Zombie Infestation. Listen people. For all of you morons who are complaining that the government is wasting money on this, please read it. This is about natural disasters.
They are using the zombie angle to get people reading. Just substitute bird flu for zombie apocalypse and this is a very good article. I for one have never gone to a CDC page and read anything except travel advisories until this, so it captured my interest. The bird flu of aka Spanish flu killed more people than WWI, so it is still a real danger. Thank you CDC for still looking out for us. Nice little posting, however: Most likely if there was a Zombie outbreak you are looking more towards Night of the living dead, Shaun of the Dead and Last of the living Zombies, they would be slow moving because of muscle deterioration and loss of a lot of mental capacity including movement.
What if there were to be a virus spread genetically that activated in the 10th year or any year of life, so nobody could prepare for it? When was the last time you got so many hits on your blog? Good job CDC. You have got to be kidding me. No one knows when the end of time will be.
An all powerful being would never let the little guy know when the final day is coming. Why would He let you prepare. You might as well sit and suffer thinking you are going to be tortured by zombies and waste you money in the resession on your zombie kit because your zombies will be your family, friends and neighbors coming to kill, steal and distroy what you do have after the rapture does come and the anti-christ is the one controlling everything left in the world. What you eat, do, say, buy. What a crock! I am sure you people just suck! Amazing, just before finding this post I had made a game out of making a survival kit with the family.
The one we had need to be updated and refreshed. The kids loved the post. Thanx for the humor but for the real world common sense. Evacuation in any bio-hazard situation should be immediate. My friend wants to be a proffesional zombie killer when she grows up. If a zombie bite a polar bear and it becomes a zombpolbear then i guess your …. Anyone who wants a great training course for themselves and their family shoot us an email. Ask yourself why they would need an vaccine if there was no virus? And why was the vaccine not mentioned in this article?
Well they made the zombie virus and they are working on the vaccine in a top secret lab but the scientists have not been successful yet. So there will not be a zombie outbreak until they have the vaccine. For all you people out there talking about how we are wasting our tax money on talking about zombies- live a little! And for all you idiots out there freaking out about how there really will be an apocolypse- get a life.
Seriously lay off, if you wanna be prepared then cool but stop stuffing your opinions down the throat of others. This is coming from a 16 year old girl, and I make more sense than all of you paranoid people. Brilliant campaign. Definitely reaching a segment of the population that would otherwise not EVER care to read anything like this. I would love to know how many people have actually read this post that would not have bothered with a normal post… Finally the CDC is providing to the level of a missed audience….
Do you know how many times I have had to explain and interpret emergency warnings to functionally illiterate individuals? Ignorance will be the leveler of the playing field. Or are you going to deny me this comment also? It is complete protection from the living dead. Prepare now…….. Slick PR campaign to catch peoples attention!
This is awesome! For all you people who think this is a waste of money….. You never know what will happen and it did not cost a lot of money to put this page up. And if there is a zombie outbreak you will probably get eaten first. Learn something from them and use it in case of this happens… P.
S: Not joking u should rlly check tht out. Where is the proof of this virus. Extremely pleased with this post. What an awesome idea for informing the public what to do in case of an emergency, in such a fun and delightful manner. A spoonful of sugar always helps the medicine go down. Sheer marketing genius! I will be posting this on facebook, I think alot of my friends will get a kick out of it.
You should really make a printable. This was a brilliant idea. Do I remember the article about Zombie Apocalypse? Brilliant and entertaining way to bring attention to such an important issue. Nice job! And a shoutout to my fellow Zombie Response Team members! Is this a joke? Do you Americans really beleave in this?
Greetings from Europe. If a zombir bites you on the arm, can you cut off your limb and thus be saved from the infection? Im sorry. But wonderful report IF it ever happened. I love it.. For those that are upset that preparedness is being address this way… GET OVER IT… this is a great way to get to people, especially young people, to really look at what they need. If you look around you see Zombies all over the place… at least talk about the impending zombie apocalypse.
Good job!! This was a very well thought out idea. What a fun way to get people thinking about real disaster preparation. I can see by some of the comments that are negative — some people did not read it before replying. First of all, the CDC is not funded by your tax dollars people but if it was you should be proud. With what is going on in DC these days, it appears that there are already a bunch of Zombies in Congress and the White House…. Please put a disclaimer on this article that this is not true. My son suffers from paranoia and is extremely disturbed that what is written is actually real.
You have got to be kidding me…. This is ridiculous! The CDC has been watching way too many cheesy old horror flicks. All the advice in this article can be applied to ANY diasater situation. Now back to zombies, I would also include some kevlar gloves and even sleeves if you can afford them so you dont have to worry about getting bit on the hand. Really, people? Lighten up. This is wonderful. Now if only we could find a fun and innovative way to stress the importance of reading comprehension, so that the poor souls who have been upset by this blog post will have some hope of someday getting this joke.
Or any joke for that matter. For the negative complainers, the CDC really got their bang for the buck on this twist. It is the same basic disaster preparedness information that the CDC has been making available to the public, but with some tongue in cheek humor added to make it a little more enjoyable and get the public attention. In trying to get people to read the information available, this zombie twist hit the jackpot.
In all seriousness, the preparedness information contained is valid useful information. Read it. Understand it. Use it. You will not be sorry. The emergency preparedness kits should also be useful during the next Rapture scheduled for this October and the cataclysm associated with the end of the Mayan calendar in December C does act fast to something so critical and crazy as something like this i would survive to the fullest.
Sanitation is an important factor to keep in mind since public water supplies might not be operational during an extended power outage. Thousands are suffering and this really does not humor me. You may also want to stop asking people for their psychiatric problem in the Oils spill also. I wrote to Joe Biden and your head of the CDC sent a tepid response to me that there is no danger in the spill and no danger in the dispersants. I think you might want to have a chat with the people because we are slammed with blood levels of people with hexane, benzine, mercury, 2 and 3 Methylpentane above the 95 Quintile, Issocatane and now Cesium 99 this is nothing to be ignored.
People are very ill all over the coast of the Gulf and this is not National News. I guess these workers and humans are delusional like Morgellons patients.
This is a horrific lack of oversight and compassion on the part of the CDC and yes while the world is awash in Environmental Armegeddon you put out an article that you think is cute. Bicycles would be essential for getting around fossil fuels would definitely run out in an Apocalypse situation. Motorcycle jump suits would provide decent armor as they can stay intact after an accident it would be hard for teeth or nails to get through.
Brick walls would make a decent defense. Definitely invest in solar panels for electricity main power grids would probably go down. This is an old article. I read it a couple months ago. I have seen this apocalypse coming. They will be here soon. Is it ? I do not know at all. I agree with Dylan. This was a well thought out way to get people prepared for natural disasters.
I know many people walk around care free thinking nothing can happen and everything will be provided by the government, well we seen how that worked out after a few hurricanes. Having worked in law enforcement for over 16 years I can tell you most people are not prepared for even a small disaster and rely on the police and fire to take care of everything. Each citizen should take a little self responsibility and put a kit together with all the items listed by the CDC and Ready.
That way if a family should have to shelter in place until help arrives they can be prepared and sustain some safety and health and not tax the system should help be slow to get there. Zombies are a good example to get everyone prepared for a disaster, it makes the idea of being prepared fun and get your entire family involved. Thanks CDC for a wonderful way to get people ready for any emergency. But it surely got their attention and likely may save their life one day for making them read something they probably never would have.
Thanks for reading and for your blog comment. As we have mentioned previously this blog incurred no additional costs to the government. We used existing staff and resources and feel that it has completed our mission of informing the public about important public health preparedness messages. What a fun, creative way to teach kids and Adults about emergency response kits! My boys now have taken interest in our 72 hr kit, where it is, and what is in it.
Government money well spent! Most important is to teach them how to survive without you and the importance of proper mindset. If you are the Alpha male of your house hold, then most likely you have shielded them, provided for them, and protected them their whole lives.
Its time to teach them to protect and provide for themselves. You are going to have a horrible job of holding society together and preventing anarchy, the least that you can do for yourself is make sure you KNOW that your family is going to be OK, so you can focus on your job and your responsibilities to the greater good. You people that commet on things such as this with negative comments are just pathetic.
Amusing angle that worked as intended! Did our tax dollars go to this tripe? This all comes from the organization that for years has been at the forefront of taking our 2d amendment rights from us. Zombie defense can only be accomplished through application of accurately directed objects via kinetic energy as a function of the ejection of lead from a metal tube caused by a gaseous explosion. I agree with the saferooms, preferably having air vents, plants, heavy doors and no windows. However, there needs to be a service that allows areas to coordinate saferooms so that there is always a saferoom within a hour walking distance of another saferoom.
Also, large, strategic bridges should be destroyed and ferries be offered in place so that zombies would be better isolated to land masses. Wow, posts! This blog article must have been read by thousands of people after it went viral. Kudos to the genius who dreamed this up! As someone who has been preparing prepping for a long time and has CERT training I think this is great! Its a wonderful way of getting kids and adults to think about how to protect life and property. They have helped me be ready for all eventualities.
Thanks Jack! And thanks to my Dad who raised me with a survival mindset. Ive been reading a lot about this subject lately and i learned a little more from reading this, thanks for the post. I never made that mistake again, and have quite the emergency preparedness kit, though it does lack a few things mentioned in the article thx, CDC! Put it this way — no one ever died from too much good information! Keep up the fabulous work, CDC!! Therefore, they are often caught unawares when a disaster natural or worse, man-made strikes. We take so much for granted. What if law and order completely collapsed?
What if those societal buttresses were suddenly maybe permanently? So thank you, CDC, you did a marvelous job of shocking the conscience of quite a few people, myself included. Keep up the fabulous work. You forgot to include an axe. Not for zombies. For hacking through the attic to get up to the roof. I must say Resident Evil was one of my best. It has a better plot than most and it more futuristic. Great website. We are sitting here in the store and wonder what in the hell was wrong with these slobber, sloth like fellow.
He gave us this site address and told us to read up on the zombie possibility and what to do if they are here. The zombie are here and are now populating the planet. If that happens i plan on staying in my summer house with all my supplies. I hope the president is aware of this situation and is forming a committee to look into a possible vaccine to prevent this from happening. But just incase I got my kit already made. And if this were to happen, most government officials would treat this as someone causing a violent riot for odds reasons or even for terrorism before openly accepting that zombies are attacking.
I love this article and mean no offense but this is how I would see us reacting. In a zombie apocalypse, a widespread rise of zombies hostile to human life engages in a general assault on civilization. In short great post…really amazing…Thank you so much for sharing this amazing info…. Then again, that goes without saying when talking about such idiots. How much money did this page actually cost to produce? How much is that? Cause mass panic? Cause an increase in violence and lawlessness? No, none of the above. But if the public are reading it, then that was the point: getting people to think about disaster preparation.
At the price it cost, it was a bargain. I have always been a woman who is not scared of anything.. I will cower in the corner while they eat me alive terrified.. Im terrified where if i see you have been bit.. Sorry but your gonna have to be dealt with, no need to sit and ponder it. I have always had a fear of a zombie Apocalypse.. Religiously and Scientifically it is possible.. I remembered hearing, when there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
Not to mention the end of the world apparently coming October 28, Basically I am saying I am trying to find others in my area who are preparing and who are willing to voyage out together to look for an infection free zone. Which I feel from movies they have hinted us that Alaska might be one of those virus free areas… Anyone who lives in south florida or is willing to make their way down here to help if the event ever should happen please feel free to email me at doordie hotmail. I just checked this out after the earthquake and hurricane. I love this blog entry. Thanks for making disaster preparedness actually fun to read about!
Peace out!!! Zombie Apocalypse is coming to Arbutus on Oct 30, We are having carnival games, food, music, raffles and a zombie walk through town. Stock up with big jars of cheap wine. I lived thru Northridge earthquake and afterwards, without power, without gas, without water, for almost a week. Suddenly there is literally nothing to do. So, just post yourself on a coach, listen to battery operated radio, if you have one, or read a book hey, remember? Just when I thought nothing would surprise me…. We only wish that in Argentina we had something like that….
Thank you so much for such an informative post you have here. You have certainly put so much efort in making your blogs. Keep it up! Chains, you have got to have chains to grip the pavement. After you run over a few hundred the tires start to get slippery with zombie slop. A good set of chains will solve this problem. For all of you that think this page is nonsense, you are obviously missing the point. But who knows… Anything is possible…even perhaps zombies :-p. CDC knows that this will be cool and attractive to many young people. It is a clever and cunning way to sell messages.
A typical sales trick! I never really thought of this topic till now. Better lock up! I know I would. Cause you believe there is no such thing and believe we are alone in this Universe? I plan on locking all the doors boarding up the windows, then barricading my garage, easy escape in a car : , Id probably end up at a outdoor sports store like many of us looking for a decent weapon and a group of people to work and travel with.
Zombie are coming back for Halloween in few days now. Watch behind your doors. Thanks for the apocalypse zombie subject. If a zombie apocolypse were to occur just remember to sever the brainstem of the zombie by any means necessary, or just smack the crap out of its head. To add to the kit maybe steel toed boots in case you are out of weapons and there are none in sight. Or just run away because zombies are very slow. Also reading the comments made me realize how stupid society is. And whoever said zombies are fake better check their research. We have the capabilities of reanimating the dead and the CDC is the ones with the crap to do so….
The people were dead and they were reanimated and walking around. They were not the stereotypical zombie that we see in the movies but they were documented as zombies. Love or hate this post and think i am a nut job if you want… or look it up and find out for yourself.
A face mask is always good to keep the virus from spreading through the blood and landing in your mouth in case of close combat situations,. In a parallel universe this blog would be extremely hempful. Where there is the posibility of a Zombie outbreak it is unlikely that it will happen in the manner we think it will. Preparedness is a great aspect and in many ways this article brought to light a fun way to get people to prepare for any sort of disaster. I am glad it was written the way it was and I am disgusted with people complaining over tax payers money.
I mean seriously, I pay taxes, I support learning even if it is through unorthdox means. We were watching deadliest warrior, and saw the vampires VS zombies and looked up a guide in case of a zombie apocolypse. Very helpful. If you guys could make one for vampires that would be good, start working on it. I understand the Zombie metaphor for emergency preparedness, I think a lot of people posting here do not. Emergency preparedness is not really a joking matter.
What can I say? I got curious. I would take zombies over influenza any day. Zombies Influenza Where Edward became a Vampire Contagion quarenteen for a more modern approach. I no longer use the van now so I welded on some steel screens over the the windows and added a high power multi frequency radio and television receiver and radio transmitter luckily I have some home made katanas if things go bad.
Also in the van there is a water purification system, a homemade extra large fuel emergency fuel tank. I n the van I used to have big subwoofers, requiring big amps requiring a big power supply, I ripped the subs and other sound gear out, leaving the power supply, 4 high output alternators and 10 deep cycle batteries. Well, call it over kill, but this was more of a fun back yard project than a zombie apocalypse, although if there ever is this kind of crisis, I will be well prepared, but for now imm putting the subwoofers back in. What must I do if in zombie I trust, but my parents not.
If it does happenlogicly it would be more like 28u days later, not dead ppl coming back noway. An the disease work likely be a form of rabies tht has mutated an took on the appearance of H5N1 avian flu with the way it rapidly spreads in humans. Thnx for reading. Survival kits will keep u alive if u think practical wen packing. Always remember noise and light disapline. Use battle buddies buddy system be tactical about everything u do. If u ever use tht Ull understand. U can stop speaking now. This is just a way to make emergency preparation interesting!
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I love this! Just too funny! With Halloween coming soon its time to get ready! But all joking aside I think the comment by voice and reason: I understand the Zombie metaphor for emergency preparedness, I think a lot of people posting here do not. Some people need to lighten up! Take a deep breath and relax….. I think this is a great posting.
Fun and still informative about what to do in general emergencies. A great way to connect with the younger crowd. This is actually good stuff. This is great! Hats off to the CDC for having a sense of humor. I truly enjoyed this — thank you! I love how prople cant see this for what it is: straightforward preparedness info. By the way, I disagree with the fact that defensive or offensive… weapons are completely ignored. Maybe the CDC thinks its out of the scope of a minimalist preparednedd article, but I disagree. I think a full body condom is appropriate for bashing zombie skullz with aluminum and cricket bats, thus protecting you from evil zombie bodily fluids.
Evil laugh. This is great. Finally, a creative way to get us at least me to read about preparing for a disaster. The real zombies are the poor souls who complain that this is a waster of tax money and miss the whole point of the article. I love that the threat of zombies will probably enlighten more people to prepare for dangerous circumstances than the threat of a hurricane or flood. Oh cdc, brilliant. Seems like there have been a lot of zombie articles from the CDC and News stations lately lol.. Great stuff! Can these products be used in response to rabid teabaggers?
I see then wandering through the streets droning on about the end of the world all the time. Food, water, utility knife, radio, flashlight fire starting equipment ect. Still pretty humorous however.
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