Becoming Human


Brown, Peter. The Wild Robot. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Roz awakens on a isolated island. Where is she? How did she come to be here? How will she survive? How will she get along with the inhabitants? This marvellous tale about a robot is really about all of us. Why are we on this earth? How can we live together in peace? What does it mean to be human?
An excellent read-aloud for grades 4 to 6. A quickly-paced novel for readers 10 to 14 years old.

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” – Albert Schweitzer, philosopher and physician

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Canada Through Time

Corrigan, Kathleen. Immigration and Founding of New Communities. North Mankato, Minn.: Capstone, 2016.

The history of Canada – from settlements on the prairies to the discovery of gold to women’s suffrage during the first World War – is briefly highlighted in 32 large-font pages. Numerous photographs, a recipe for bannock, a glossary, bibliography, web link, and index are included. Recommended for 7 to 11 years olds who want to expand their general knowledge or start research projects. Part of a series: Canada Through Time.