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Browse through our online catalog containing all our titles for Lesson Plans published by Annick Press.

Fiction


About Phoenix


by Nastasia Rugani

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
family; abuse; sisters; self-esteem

Grades:
Grade 9+ -

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Baboon

A Novel


by David Jones

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
fitting in; animal behavior; social groups; adventure; animals; boys; courage/bravery; decision making; drama; fantasy; feelings; nature; problem-solving; teens; survival; primates; baboons

Grades:
Grade 5 - 9

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Biggest Poutine in the World, The


by Andrée Poulin

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
family; friends; relationships; secrets; teamwork; humor; coming of age; community; feelings; acceptance; persistence; courage; alcoholism; disabilities

Grades:
Grade 4 - 6

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Blue Gold


by Elizabeth Stewart

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
Africa; China; coltan; consumerism; child labor; bullying; electronics; refugees; global studies

Grades:
Grade 6+ -

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Chanda's Secrets


by Allan Stratton

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
Africa; aids; choices; class differences; coming of age; community; courage/bravery; death/loss; decision making; family & friends; feelings; gender issues; global studies; health; HIV; poverty; relationships; secrets; self-esteem; siblings; social studies

Grades:
Grade 9+ -

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Diego’s Crossing


by Robert Hough

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
multicultural; decision-making; growing up; current events; right vs. wrong; crime; violence; Mexico; conflict; family; drug trafficking; gangs

Grades:
Grade 8+ -

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Disappearance, The


by Gillian Chan

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
mystery; supernatural; bullying; death/loss; friendship

Grades:
Grade 7+ -

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End of the Line, The


by Sharon E. McKay

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
historical novel; war; World War II; Holocaust; courage; decision-making; right vs. wrong; prejudice; tolerance

Grades:
Grade 3 - 7

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Erebos

It’s a game. It watches you.


by Ursula Poznanski
translated by Judith Pattinson

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
computer games; mystery; right vs. wrong; fantasy; science fiction; character education

Grades:
Grade 7+ -

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Generals Die in Bed, Special Edition

100th Anniversary of World War I


by Charles Yale Harrison
foreword by Wade Davis

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
biography; class differences; coming of age; courage/bravery; death/loss; feelings; global studies; history; relationships; social studies; war and peace

Grades:
Grade 9+ -

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Leslie's Journal Revised Edition


by Allan Stratton

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
choices; conflict resolution; courage/bravery; decision making; gender issues; journal writing; problem solving; relationships; safety; school; self-esteem; teens; violence; abusive relationships; abuse; secrets

Grades:
Grade 9+ -

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Night Wanderer, The

A Native Gothic Novel


by Drew Hayden Taylor

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
cultural heritage; family; teens; relationships; vampires; Native peoples; folklore; fiction vs reality; multicultural; feelings

Grades:
Grade 7+ -

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Prison Boy


by Sharon E. McKay

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
current events; death/loss; violence; global studies; love

Grades:
Grade 8+ -

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War Brothers

The Graphic Novel


by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance
illustrated by Daniel Lafrance

Genre: Fiction

Themes:
war; death/loss; Africa; violence; friends; family; current events; multicultural; memoir; child soldiers; global studies; graphic novel

Grades:
Grade 9+ -

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Non-Fiction


50 Burning Questions

A Sizzling History of Fire

50 Questions series


by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
illustrated by Ross Kinnaird

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
fire; science; history; humor; activities; trivia; physical science

Grades:
Grade 4+ -

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Bad Girls of Fashion

Style Rebels From Cleopatra to Lady Gaga


by Jennifer Croll
illustrated by Ada Buchholc

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
clothes; fashion; women; history; biography

Grades:
Grade 7+ -

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Bite of the Mango, The


by Mariatu Kamara
with Susan McClelland

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
resilience; children in war; self-esteem; special needs; family; faith; hope; power of dreams; injustice; betrayal; social responsibility; political responsibility; immigration; war & peace; coming of age; teens; courage/bravery; death/loss; multicultural

Grades:
Grade 9+ -

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Fatty Legs

A True Story


by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
biography; Inuit; Native peoples; Aboriginal; Indigenous; arctic; school; self-esteem; abuse; community; prejudice; Canadian content; courage/bravery; right vs. wrong; role reversal; secrets; society; history; bullying; memoir; character education

Grades:
Grade 4 - 7

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Fight To Learn

The Struggle to Go to School


by Laura Scandiffio

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
school; education; global studies; teamwork; society; problem-solving; multicultural

Grades:
Grade 5 - 9

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Follow Your Money

Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?


by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka
illustrated by Kevin Sylvester

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
choices; math; decision making; money

Grades:
Grade 4 - 7

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Galloping Through History

Amazing True Horse Stories


by Elizabeth MacLeod

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
animals; history; ancient civilizations; war; women

Grades:
Grade 4 - 7

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In Your Face Revised Edition

The Culture of Beauty and You


by Shari Graydon
illustrated by Karen Klassen and Katy Lemay

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
advertising; body image; choices; decision making; feelings; gender issues; health; history; media literacy; multicultural; self-esteem; social studies; society; stereotyping; teens; values

Grades:
Grade 6+ -

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Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain, Revised Edition

The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus in Science


by Diane Swanson
illustrated by Francis Blake

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
advertising; environment; information literacy; math; problem solving; science; nature; scientific method; media; critical thinking

Grades:
Grade 3+ -

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Royal Murder

The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns


by Elizabeth MacLeod

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
royalty; history; murder; Dracula; Russian revolution; French revolution; Cleopatra; crime; biography

Grades:
Grade 5 - 7

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Vanished

True Tales of Mysterious Disappearances


by Elizabeth MacLeod

Genre: Non-Fiction

Themes:
history; mystery; technology

Grades:
Grade 4 - 7

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Picture Book


Chicken, Pig, Cow

A Ruth Ohi Picture Book series


by Ruth Ohi
illustrated by Ruth Ohi

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
friendship; animals; problem solving; community

Grades:
Grade PreK - K

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Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet

A Ruth Ohi Picture Book series


by Ruth Ohi
illustrated by Ruth Ohi

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
friendship; animals; teamwork; anger; conflict resolution; school

Grades:
Grade PreK - K

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Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem

A Ruth Ohi Picture Book series


by Ruth Ohi
illustrated by Ruth Ohi

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
friendship; animals; problem solving; community; adventure; self-esteem; acceptance

Grades:
Grade PreK - K

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Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around

A Ruth Ohi Picture Book series


by Ruth Ohi
illustrated by Ruth Ohi

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
friendship; animals; acceptance; teamwork

Grades:
Grade PreK - K

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Chicken, Pig, Cow On the Move

A Ruth Ohi Picture Book series


by Ruth Ohi
illustrated by Ruth Ohi

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
friendship; animals; problem solving; community; adventure

Grades:
Grade PreK - K

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Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight

A Ruth Ohi Picture Book series


by Ruth Ohi
illustrated by Ruth Ohi

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
friends; teamwork; conflict resolution; relationships; problem solving; character education

Grades:
Grade PreK - K

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Mole Sisters and the Blue Egg, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and the Cool Breeze, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and the Fairy Ring, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and The Moonlit Night, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and the Piece of Moss, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and The Question, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and the Rainy Day, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and the Wavy Wheat, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Mole Sisters and the Way Home, The

The Mole Sisters Series


by Roslyn Schwartz

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
adventures; animals; community; cooperation; early reading; feelings; humor; nature; relationships; self-esteem; siblings; travel; values

Grades:
Grade P -

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Northern Lights: the Soccer Trails


by Michael Kusugak
illustrated by Vladyana Langer Krykorka

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
arctic; Canadian content; community; death/loss; feelings; folktales; multicultural; native people; science; nature; social studies; storytelling; First Nations

Grades:
Grade P - 2

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Nutmeg Princess: New Edition, The


by Richardo Keens-Douglas
illustrated by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko

Genre: Picture Book

Themes:
community; courage/bravery; family; friends; fantasy; feelings; folktales; magic; mulitcultural; mystery; self-esteem; storytelling; tolerance

Grades:
Grade 1 - 4

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Poetry


Dirty Dog Boogie


by Loris Lesynski
illustrated by Loris Lesynski

Genre: Poetry

Themes:
humor, language, poetry, dogs, cats, animals, pets, language

Grades:
Grade P - 2

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To This Day

For the Bullied and Beautiful


by Shane Koyczan
illustrated by various artists

Genre: Poetry

Themes:
memoir; poetry; bullying; self-esteem; anger; acceptance

Grades:
Grade 5+ -

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