Rivers of the World

September 24th is World Rivers Day!

Peters, Merilee. Ten Rivers That Shaped the World. Toronto: Annick Press, 2015.

The Nile. The Amazon. the Mississippi. The Tigris and Euphrates. The Thames and Rhine in Europe. The Yangtze and Ganges in Asia. The Zambezi and Awash in Africa. These 10 rivers have changed the course of history. And they still affect life today. 10 Rivers That Shaped the World, an easy-to-read book full of anecdotes, coloured photographs, maps, and drawings, is highly recommended for all readers – 11 years old and up – who enjoy expanding their general knowledge.

Did you know?

3,000 species of freshwater fish have been discovered in the Amazon.

Ancient Egyptians were the first people in the world to pay taxes, which were based on the height of the Nile floods: higher floods meant greater harvests which led to higher taxes.

The nursery rhyme of London Bridge falling down may recall the Viking invasion of 1014.

Musicians on riverboats helped spread jazz and blues north along the Mississippi in the early 20th century.

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O Canada!

MacLeod, Elizabeth. Canada Year by Year. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2016.
Canada is 150 years old! This 96-page book – illustrated by Sydney Smith – celebrates with brief highlights of every year from 1867 to 2017. The invention of basketball in 1891. The invention of the snowmobile in 1922. The first superman comic in 1932. The discovery of oil in Alberta in 1947. Historical firsts, political events, and prominent people are all included in this book recommended for browsers 12 years old and up.

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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.

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