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PICKS OF THE WEEK: Learn more about Canadian animals at the BWG Library

From birding to whale watching, the BWG Library has you covered when it comes to learning more about animals
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There are plenty of books on animals at the BWG Library

With so many animal lovers in our community, this week’s list is a tour of some of Canada’s beloved animals.  From birding to whale watching, you can explore nature from the comfort of your own home with these beautiful books from the BWG Library.

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Piglet : The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family, by Melissa Shapiro

In the tradition of the 'Marley and Me' and 'Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love', 'Piglet' is a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog.

Bird Families of North America, by Pete Dunne and Kevin T. Karlson

'Bird Families of North America' takes readers beyond merely identifying birds to understanding them. The species by species approach makes it difficult to appreciate birds for what they are: members of well-organized groupings united by common traits. Putting the focus on families, and their shared characteristics, makes bird identification easier and more meaningful. More than 150 colour photos illustrate the 81 bird families of the U.S. and Canada.

Death of a Whale : The Challenge of Anti-Whaling Activists and Indigenous Rights, by Paul Watson

'Death of a Whale' is an in-depth account of how Sea Shepherd Conservation Society fights to defend and protect our oceans from human predators who hunt and murder whales and other aquatic marine mammals under the false pretense of Indigenous rights. Captain Paul Watson is a marine conservation environmentalist. A direct descendent of Chief Henri Membertou (1490-1560) of the Mi'kmaq First Nations, Watson was born in Toronto and raised in St. Andrews-by-The Sea, NB.

The Ride of Her Life : The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America, by Elizabeth Letts

'The Ride of Her Life' is the triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean. From the author of 'The Perfect Horse', which won the PEN Award for Research Nonfiction, and 'Finding Dorothy'.