Unique gifts for the avid readers and book lovers on your list

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Give the gift of a cozy moment with a book from our extensive reading selection this holiday season. We’ve got a wide variety of genres to interest almost any avid reader; don’t believe us? Just take a look!

Kids

Rocks and Minerals Sticker Activity Book by National Geographic

There’s endless hours of fun for the gem, jewel, or rock fan jam packed into this activity book. Colouring, mazes, stickers, and more will not only keep kids busy, but learning while they go.

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel 

Young children can explore the Anishinaabe tradition of totem poles and the meaning behind identifying with various animals through Danielle Daniel’s simple poetry.

Who is Boo by Jason Carter and Bridget Ryan

Follow the tales of one tricky rabbit (no, it’s not Bugs Bunny) on his curious adventures as he discovers the importance of connecting with and helping others.

Nature is an Artist by Jennifer Lavalee

Help kids find inspiration in nature as they flip through captivating images of landscapes and find craft ideas to try in their own outdoor spaces.

Natural History

Foraging with Kids by Adele Nozedar

Get the whole family off the couch and out enjoying nature while you learn some basics about foraging from this practical guide. The easy-to-identify plants referenced make it just as useful for those in the city as those in the countryside.

Birdmania by Bernd Brunner

So you’re a fan of birds; but how well do you know the “prominent” bird enthusiasts? This eclectic read is full to the brim of stories of “birdmaniacs” and just how far they would take their avian pursuits.

Lost Art of Reading Nature by Tristan Gooley

You’ll be a certified nature detective (certificate not included) after finishing this one! From forecasting to tracking, you’ll be able to identify the subtle messages that nature is sending you.

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

This ambitious piece will take you on a journey through the world of fungi. You’ll dig into the roots of fungi, gain a deeper understanding of this diverse kingdom of organisms, and maybe even shift your perspective.

Indigenous

Coyote Tales by Thomas King

Perfect for the newly independent reader, these stories set in a time “when animals and human beings still talked to each other,” will inspire imagination and just a hint of mischief.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Through the lens of an Indigenous botanist, this read offers the gift of awakening one’s ecological consciousness – teaching the reader to listen for nature’s forgotten voices.

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

A moving look into the lives of five Residential School survivors and their struggle to move through the trauma and find their places in society.

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun by Paul Seesequasis

This collection of never-before-published archival photographs offers a snapshot of eight Indigenous communities across North America. It represents a meaningful act of reclamation and provides the opportunity to witness the resilience of these communities.

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