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My Body My Choice

My Body My Choice

The Fight for Abortion Rights
by Robin Stevenson
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : pregnancy, sexuality & pregnancy, girls & women

Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, “and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences.
Making abortion illegal or hard to access doesn't make it any less common; it just makes it dangerous. Around the world, tens of thousands of women die from unsafe abortions every …

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I Am a Feminist

I Am a Feminist

Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times
by Monique Polak
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : girls & women, prejudice & racism, civil & human rights

What is feminism? Why does it still matter? What exactly does intersectionality mean? In order to answer these (and many other) questions, I Am a Feminist first examines the history of feminism and then addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. The book also looks at the ways in which people, especially young people, are working …

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Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Tentacle Terror

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Tentacle Terror

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition:Paperback
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : mystery & detective, monsters, fantasy & magic

When valuable cargo ships vanish from Rockfall Mountain's busiest port, crime-fighting goblin detective Fizz Marlow and his troll sleuthing partner, Tank Wrenchlin, know Detective Hordish is going to need their help (whether he wants it or not). But it's Tank's mom, the harbor master who is really feeling the heat. It's her responsibility to keep …

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Amber Fang: Hunted

Amber Fang: Hunted

by Arthur Slade
edition:eBook
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : vampires, dark fantasy, black comedy

Amber Fang enjoys life's simple pleasures. A perfect evening for her includes a good book, a glass of wine and, of course, a great meal, preferably straight from the jugular.
Raised to eat ethically, Amber dines only on delicious cold-blooded killers. But confirming that her chosen victims deserve to die takes time. And patience. So it's a good th …

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Badir and the Beaver

Badir and the Beaver

by Shannon Stewart, illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
edition:eBook
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : chapter books, mammals, muslim

It's Ramadan, a time to focus on good deeds and to fast, and Badir and his brother, Anis, are out for a walk one evening while they wait for their iftar meal. In the park Badir sees a rat. A very, very large rat. He soon learns it’s actually a beaver, an animal that doesn't live in Tunisia, the country Badir and his family have emigrated from. It …

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Eight Times Up

Eight Times Up

by John Corr
edition:eBook
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, martial arts, prejudice & racism

Ever since his mom left, Riley has been a mess. He feels nervous all the time. His heart pounds, his neck is tight, and he can't seem to turn off his brain. His dad signs him up for aikido, hoping it will help.
In the dojo, Riley meets boys who are much rougher than he is and a girl who is tougher than all the rest of them put together. For Wafaa, …

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The Invisible Garden

The Invisible Garden

by Marianne Ferrer & Valérie Picard
edition:eBook
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : bedtime & dreams, imagination & play

A young girl and her family travel from the city to the country to celebrate her grandmother's birthday. Someone suggests that Arianne, as the only child at the party, might enjoy exploring the garden more than listening to the adults chat. Arianne is unsure what to do in the quiet garden, and she soon lies down out of boredom. But then she spots …

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Orca Origins Teacher Guide

Orca Origins Teacher Guide

by Tasha Henry
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : social science, arts & humanities, multicultural education

Orca Origins is a nonfiction series for middle readers that explores cultural traditions around the world. This guide helps educators use the Orca Origins series to build an inquiry-based unit plan that focuses on the diverse traditions from different cultural celebrations around the world and teaches students tolerance. This is done with a variety …

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Through the Elephant's Door

Through the Elephant's Door

by Hélène De Blois, illustrated by France Cormier
edition:Hardcover
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : humorous stories, prejudice & racism, elephants

It's a rainy day so the boy and his elephant, Émile, decide the perfect way to pass their time is with a trip to the museum. Their problems start before they even walk through the doors. First, what door does an elephant fit through? And second, why does the grumpy guard assume they are going to cause problems? It seems like as soon as they start …

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Le Silence se glisse près de toi

Le Silence se glisse près de toi

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Ninon Pelletier
edition:Hardcover
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age: 0 to 4
Grade: p
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings, imagination & play

Quand la fête est finie et que le bébé s'endort enfin, quand le chien a épuisé ses jappements et que les écrans sont éteints, le Silence s'avance à pas feutrés sur ses pattes poilues. Le Silence—une présence chaleureuse et réconfortante—se blottit douillettement comme un chat dans un rayon de soleil et nous aide à lire, à réfléc …

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How to Become an Accidental Genius

How to Become an Accidental Genius

by Frieda Wishinsky & Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Jenn Playford
edition:Hardcover
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : inventions, science & technology, discoveries

Don't be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! Learn the secrets and amazing stories of successful inventors!
How to Become an Accidental Genius is full of inspiring tales of famous and lesser-known inventors who have changed the world, from George Washington Carver, Mary Anderson (inventor o …

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Lark and the Dessert Disaster

Lark and the Dessert Disaster

by Natasha Deen, illustrated by Marcus Cutler
edition:eBook
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : chapter books, humorous stories, mysteries & detective stories

Lark and Connor are judges for the annual baking contest at the community center. When they arrive, they discover that someone has destroyed a contestant's entry. And not just any contestant’s entry—Sophie's! Sophie is Lark's best friend (she just doesn't know it yet). The twin sleuths can't simply roll with it. To save the contest they'll hav …

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The Vegetable Museum

The Vegetable Museum

by Michelle Mulder
edition:Paperback
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : multigenerational, recycling & green living, city & town life

Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden, she's determined to find out why he and her dad didn't speak to each other for years.
For …

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My Love is For You

My Love is For You

by Susan Musgrave, illustrated by Marilyn Faucher
edition:Hardcover
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : seasons, senses & sensation

Celebrated poet Susan Musgrave weaves the purity, strength and sweetness of love with simple joys from nature experienced through the seasons. Marilyn Faucher's vibrant illustrations are a lovely complement to Musgrave's prose, and together these elements introduce babies and toddlers to the delight of cold summer plums, a shower of cherry blossom …

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Trail of Crumbs

Trail of Crumbs

by Lisa J. Lawrence
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : sexual abuse, alternative family, coming of age

After moving into a dank and drafty basement suite in West Edmonton with her truck- driving father, nasty stepmother and taciturn twin brother, Ash, seventeen-year-old Greta doesn't have high expectations for her last year of high school. When she blacks out at a party and is told the next day that she's had sex, she thinks things can't get any wo …

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Home Sweet Neighborhood

Home Sweet Neighborhood

Transforming Cities One Block at a Time
by Michelle Mulder
edition:Hardcover
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : city & town life, house & home

Picture a busy avenue. Now plant trees along the boulevard, paint a mural by the empty lot, and add a community garden. Set up benches along the sidewalks and make space for kids' chalk drawings, and you've set the scene for a thriving community. Placemaking—personalizing public and semi-private spaces like front yards—is a growing trend in ci …

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Le bateau magique

Le bateau magique

by Kit Pearson & Katherine Farris, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : imagination & play, friendship, environment

Chaque matin de l’été, Ellie et sa grand-mère vont à la plage. Ils se baignent, érigent des châteaux de sable et, pendant que Nonna lit, Ellie regarde les autres enfants jouer. Un jour, Ellie trouve le courage d’approcher une fille plus âgée qu'elle, Piper, qui s'amuse seule dans une barque échouée. Piper a un don : son imagination es …

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Beatrice More and the Perfect Party

Beatrice More and the Perfect Party

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Helen Flook
edition:eBook
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : siblings, chapter books, birthdays

Hyperorganized perfectionist Beatrice More is determined to plan a spectacularly professional birthday party for her little sister, Sophie. But she is foiled at every turn: her mother insists on making a homemade cake (disaster!), her father offers up discount mismatched decorations (debacle!), guests are hard to find in their new neighborhood (dir …

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The Magic Boat

The Magic Boat

by Kit Pearson & Katherine Farris, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition:Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : imagination & play, environment, friendship

Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. They swim and build sandcastles, and while Nonna reads, Ellie watches the other children play. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat. Piper has a gift, an imagination so great that she whisks Ellie off on grand adventures, goin …

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Beatrice More and the Perfect Party

Beatrice More and the Perfect Party

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Helen Flook
edition:Paperback
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : birthdays, chapter books, siblings

Hyperorganized perfectionist Beatrice More is determined to plan a spectacularly professional birthday party for her little sister, Sophie. But she is foiled at every turn: her mother insists on making a homemade cake (disaster!), her father offers up discount mismatched decorations (debacle!), guests are hard to find in their new neighborhood (dir …

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One Yellow Ribbon

One Yellow Ribbon

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition:Hardcover
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : imagination & play, size & shape, colors

One yellow ribbon unties itself from a child's hair and transforms into a winter scarf, a farmer's field and a lion's mane, among many other magical things, in this delightful board book by celebrated pa-per artist Marthe Jocelyn.
Jocelyn's paper collages in this wordless search-and-find adventure will encourage little ones to look closely at the w …

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Pride Colors

Pride Colors

by Robin Stevenson
edition:Hardcover
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : colors, lgbt, alternative family

Through gentle rhymes and colorful photographs of adorable children, Pride Colors is a celebration of the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be; you'll always be loved.
Celebrated author Robin Stevenson ends her purposeful …

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One Patch of Blue

One Patch of Blue

by (artist) Marthe Jocelyn
edition:Hardcover
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : imagination & play, colors, size & shape

One patch of denim escapes from a pair of pants and becomes a stained-glass window, an ice-cream truck, a Ferris wheel, a fish tank and many other square surprises in this delightful board book by celebrated paper artist Marthe Jocelyn.
Jocelyn's paper collages in this wordless search-and-find adventure will encourage little ones to look closely a …

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Billy Stuart in the Minotaur's Lair

Billy Stuart in the Minotaur's Lair

by Alain M. Bergeron, illustrated by Sampar, translated by Sophie B. Watson
edition:Paperback
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : humorous, time travel

Billy Stuart, the young raccoon leader of the Zintrepids Scout troop, aspires to be just like his grandfather, a globe-trotting adventurer who knows no fear. After accidentally traveling through time in pursuit of Grandpa, Billy and friends find themselves on the island of Crete, snout to snout with King Minos's Minotaur. It's a formidable challen …

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The Silence Slips In

The Silence Slips In

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Ninon Pelletier
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings, imagination & play

When the party's over and the baby finally falls asleep, when the dog is all barked out and the screens are dark, the Silence pads in on soft, furry feet. A warm, comforting presence, the Silence curls up in a sun-beam like a cuddly cat and helps you read, think and be still. The Silence is friends with the Dark. Together they soothe the jagged ed …

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Le Silence se glisse près de toi

Le Silence se glisse près de toi

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Ninon Pelletier
edition:eBook
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : imagination & play, emotions & feelings

Quand la fête est finie et que le bébé s'endort enfin, quand le chien a épuisé ses jappements et que les écrans sont éteints, le Silence s'avance à pas feutrés sur ses pattes poilues. Le Silence—une présence chaleureuse et réconfortante—se blottit douillettement comme un chat dans un rayon de soleil et nous aide à lire, à réfléc …

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The Silence Slips In

The Silence Slips In

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Ninon Pelletier
edition:eBook
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings, imagination & play

When the party's over and the baby finally falls asleep, when the dog is all barked out and the screens are dark, the Silence pads in on soft, furry feet. A warm, comforting presence, the Silence curls up in a sun-beam like a cuddly cat and helps you read, think and be still. The Silence is friends with the Dark. Together they soothe the jagged ed …

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Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest

Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest

photographs by Ian McAllister
edition:Hardcover
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age: 0 to 2
Grade: p
Reading age: 0 to 2
tagged : baby animals, marine life

Every spring the Great Bear Rainforest becomes a nursery to some of the most adorable baby animals out there. Award-winning nature photographer Ian McAllister has photographed the cutest of the cute to teach the little ones in your life about some of the little ones found in this temperate rainforest on British Columbia's Pacific coast. Orca calves …

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On the Internet

On the Internet

Our First Talk About Online Safety
by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : internet, safety

On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety introduces children to the basics of online safety in a story-based, conversational style. Using real-world examples set within the context of a child who is using the Internet for the first time and watching an older sibling interact with social media, Dr. Roberts takes readers through several c …

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