Interview with an ermine

Ermine. Photo by TessaLuna. Pixabay Licence. https://pixabay.com/images/id-4312983/ Amelia: What a gorgeous winter day to walk along the river. The contrast between the white snow and the dark rocks is breathtaking. Wait, that pile of snow is moving. Now it’s jumping from rock to rock. I can’t believe it- it’s an ermine! Ermine: Calm down lady, haven’t you ever seen an ermine before? We live literally everywhere in Canada. A: Wow, I had no idea you…

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The Cold Truth about Ice

You know a lot about water already because it’s such a big part of your life! Ice is what we call water when becomes a solid, and it’s a really important part of life on Earth. Three truths everyone knows about solid ice waterit solidifies at 0°C, and is the basis for the temperature scale its solid floats just above its liquid, with 90% below the surface it expands as it solidifies, unlike most every other substanceThe water…

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Welcome to 2022

Two weeks into 2020-too – how is everyone doing? It’s been a mixed bag for me so far. In the YAAAAAAY column, I got my COVID booster (woo vaccines! woo science!) and The Boreal Forest won the 2021 Information Book Award!   Kermit GIF from Kermit GIFs Thank you so much to the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada for this honour! Also, every book on the shortlist is awesome, so check them out. In the…

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The Boreal Forest wins an award!

Terrific news about our own L.E. Carmichael! A fine book by this author and her illustrator Josée Bisaillon has won a national award.Kids Can Press is the publisher of their book, The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World's Largest Land Biome.  The word went out on Twitter from Kids Can Press, saying:THE BOREAL FOREST by @LE_Carmichael & illustrated by @joseebis has won the 2021 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award! Read all about…

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