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Books published by publisher Fitzhenry and Whiteside

  • The Magic Hockey Skates

    Allen Morgan, Michael Martchenko

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Sept. 1, 1994)
    Magic Hockey Skates is published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
  • One Watermelon Seed

    Celia Lottridge, Karen Patkau

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Aug. 14, 2012)
    In this deceptively simple counting book, Max and Josephine tend their garden while readers follow along, counting from one to ten as the garden is planted. Then readers can count in groups of tens as the garden is harvested, while they search through the pictures for the many small animals that are hiding throughout. A concise and clever text introduces color and rhythm, and the illustrations are bright and engaging, making this a perfect counting book for children aged four to seven. Praise from Logic Roots: " of the best math books that is fun, colorful and loved by many children..." Praise from Dreambox Learning: "...this book gets into counting in a serious way. It doesn't just take your child from 1 to 10, but it goes all the way up to 100! So Lottridge's book is good for children from kindergarten through second grade. Younger children will learn the lower numbers, and enjoy the pictures and the story even if they don't comprehend all of the numbers. Older children will get a review of the basics and then be introduced to the concept of counting in groups of ten, which is good preparation for learning multiplication."
  • When Mama Goes to Work

    Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Jessica Phillips

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Nov. 26, 2015)
    When Mama goes to work, She wears her working clothes. She combs her hair, She packs a lunch, She takes her special bag. When Mama goes to work, I wear my playing clothes. I comb my hair, I pack a lunch, I take my special bag. When Mama Goes to Work follows several children and their working mothers as they move through their day. From morning to night, through the daily activities of work and play, children and parents keep each other in their thoughts even when they are apart.
  • What's That Sound? At The Circus

    Sheryl McFarlane, Kim LaFave

    Board book (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Aug. 5, 2006)
    What does the circus sound like? Elephants THUNDER and THUMP, tigers ROAR, and a DRUM ROLLLLLL announces the flying trapeze. These board books serve a dual purpose for inquisitive little ones. Not only do they link noises to objects but they encourage the association of meaning to letters on a page - the first, crucial step for developing reading skills Author Sheryl McFarlane's rhythmic, read-aloud text is perfectly complemented by Kim LaFave's bright, colorful scenes. A glorious book with plenty of sounds for little noise makers everywhere.
  • Do You Know Leeches?

    Alain Bergeron, Michel Quitin, Sampar

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Sept. 30, 2013)
    Do You Know? Some leeches can survive for 2 years without food. Certain species feed on dead animals. Some leeches can reach 45 cm (18 in) in length. Doctors use leeches when performing finger, toe and ear grafts.
  • Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion

    Linda Granfield

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, April 6, 2005)
    Finalist for the Silver Birch Award Winner of the 2002 Information Book Award When World War I began in 1914, no one knew that millions of young people would die in the agonizing years ahead. No one imagined the effect it would have on family life, or that whole villages would disappear, or that entire nations would be changed forever. They believed their sons and daughters, mothers and fathers would be home by Christmas. They were tragically mistaken. With photos, memorabilia, and anecdotes, Linda Granfield brings us face-to-face with people from all walks of life who risked everything for their country. These painstakingly-gathered bits and pieces are remnants of conflict on a scale never before witnessed. Hastily-penned letters, notes written in code, and prayers for deliverance form an eloquent portrait of humanity, and a startling comment on the devastation of war.
  • Smiley: A Journey of Love

    Joanne George

    Hardcover (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Oct. 10, 2017)
    While working as a veterinary technician, Joanne George heard about a puppy mill not far from the clinic and embarked on a rescue mission with her co-workers. On that special day, Joanne met Smiley for the first time. He had been born without eyes and with dwarfism and because of his time in the puppy mill, Smiley was suffering from serious anxiety. While the other dogs rescued that day were found loving homes, Smiley was going to need some extra special care. Nothing happens without practice and patience and Joanne and Smiley learned both those traits together. Gradually Smiley was able to walk off-leash and started greeting Joanne at the back door. She gave Smiley a loving home and he taught her patience, understanding and acceptance. It soon became evident that Smiley would become a wonderful therapy dog.
  • A Mountain of Friends

    Kerstin Schoene

    Hardcover (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Aug. 8, 2013)
    On Resource Links Best of 2013 list. There once was a sad little penguin. The other animals were worried about him. "What's wrong?" they asked. "I'm a bird but I can't fly! No matter how hard I try, I can't get off the ground. Just once I want to soar above the clouds..." Heartwarming and beautifully illustrated, Kerstin Schoene's North American debut picture book shows how working together can accomplish seemingly impossible goals. Young readers will enjoy helping penguin achieve his dream by reorienting the book and building a 'mountain of friends' to support him.
  • Wolf Island

    Celia Godkin

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Nov. 27, 2006)
    Information Book of the Year Mr. Christie's Book Award nominee Shortlisted for 1989 Mr. Christie's Children's Book Award for illustration Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada 1990 Information Book of the Year "Although the text remains unchanged from the 1993 edition, larger page size and improved formatting make the story easier to share with groups... Libraries without the original book should definitely consider purchasing this one, and collections with an older copy may want to substitute this more readable version." -- School Library Journal With a new cover and newly designed interiors, Wolf Island is sure to be a howl! It's a vivid, full color portrait of nature, and the fragile balance of a natural ecosystem. Set on an island in Northern Ontario, the Wolf Island story, based on an actual event, is a moving chronicle of what happens when the highest link in a food chain is removed. A family of wolves leave their island environment. Although, at first, their absence is unnoticed, nature's delicately balanced ecosystem comes undone over a period of months, and the mice, rabbits, squirrels, and even owls fight for survival. Finally, the accidental return of the wolf family to their home restores the island habitat to health. Celia Godkin's dramatic, full-color illustrations will inspire readers of all ages. Her scientific portrait of an ecosystem and its component species will not be easily forgotten.
  • Anne of Green Gables Puzzle Book

    Marion Hoffmann, Muriel Wood

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, June 19, 2007)
    Anne Shirley, the freckle-faced, hot-tempered girl who arrived at Green Gables as an orphan, is almost 100 years old! Yet every year she wins the hearts of more and more fans around the world. This collection of puzzles is designed especially for the readers of L. M. Montgomery's wonderful book about Anne and her topsy-turvy life on Prince Edward Island. The 50 puzzles touch every part of Anne's life at Green Gables: the people who fill her world, the scrapes she gets into, the outlandish things she says. Included are crosswords, which range from easy to difficult. There are also word searches, with solutions that hold secret messages. Some puzzles-called match-ups-require matching names in the first column with statements in the second column. Others require simple decoding skills in order to come up with a famous Anne quotation from the book. This is a puzzle book packed full of brain-teasing challenges for all ages. Puzzles for a wide range of readers and puzzle solvers Crosswords, match-ups, word searches, and coded messages Art by award-winning illustrator Muriel Wood Includes solutions
  • Baby Owl

    Aubrey Lang, Wayne Lynch

    Paperback (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, March 22, 2004)
    The great horned owlet is warm and cozy alongside his two sisters and their mother. But the little ones grow so fat and fluffy that, before long, their mother is squeezed right out of their nest in the tree. While his mother cares for him and his father brings all his meals, the owlet soon feels too crowded himself, so he leaves the nest. But despite his size, the owlet still cannot fly. He must struggle to find a safe perch near the nest where he can wait for his meals and practice flapping his wings. One day he'll be ready to hunt and find a home of his own. A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2005 Original color photographs taken in the wild Simple, informative stories Includes a Did You Know? Section of interesting facts Complete with introduction, table of contents, and index for parents and teachers A fine introduction to nature for preschoolers and primary readers
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame

    Maryann Kovalski

    Hardcover (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, June 10, 2004)
    Jenny and Joanna love their imaginative and exciting grandmother. It's hard to guess what Grandma is going to do next. But this time, when the old lady arrives to take them to an outing, Jenny and Joanna are really puzzled. Their parents protest. It's a school day! What could be more important than school? But Grandma won't take no for an answer. And with the promise, "Just this once," she whisks them off to Yankee Stadium for an unforgettable afternoon at the ballgame. Set to the lyrics of the seventh-inning-stretch baseball anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame is an exuberant romp. Preschoolers and early readers will sing along as they share in the excitement of banners, hot dogs, a roaring crowd, rooting for the home team - all part of the glory that is baseball. A perfect book for beginner readers, boisterous singers, and all future fans of America's favourite sport. A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Favourites selection for 2005