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Author: Mortillaro, Nicole
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
Year Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781443157650
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

Winter in Canada: Machines

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Smash that ice,
Push that snow,
and get supercharged!
For Canadians, who not only survive, but thrive in winter, machines are a powerful resource for learning to work against and with snow and ice.  From train plows to snow-making equipment to ice snowmobiles, Canadians utilize a wealth of machines to clear, break through or create snow. Different machines are used to maintain transportation routes or use for the enjoyment of winter.The short paragraphs and bulleted text make it easy for upper elementary and junior high students to read. Each machine is depicted in a two-page layout, including information, large labeled photographs, bulleted facts, and diagrams.  It reads and feels more like a magazine than a book. A brief index and glossary are included to help locate specific machines and learn specific machine related vocabulary.

This is one book in a new series by Scholastic Canada, titled Winter in Canada. Another title; Sports (9781443157674) is also part of this series that will hopefully grow in topics.

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