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Boonoonoonous Hair

Boonoonoonous Hair

by Olive Senior, illustrated by Laura James
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : caribbean & latin america, girls & women

In this beautifully illustrated picture book written by Commonwealth Prize—winning author Olive Senior and illustrated by the much—acclaimed artist of Anna Carries Water a little girl learns to love her difficult—to—manage curly hair.

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Kiddo

by Cynthia Nugent
edition:Paperback
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Katherine Wisteria Warble (otherwise known as Kiddo) knows her family depends on her for information. Kiddo devours the Town Crier Newspaper for the news, contests, community events, Caring Carol's advice column and the annoying opinions of the Junior Journalist. When she grows up she is going to be the publisher, but first she needs to wrest the t …

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A Grain of Rice

A Grain of Rice

by Nhung Tran-Davies
edition:Paperback
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tagged : asia, prejudice & racism, general (see also headings under social themes)

Thirteen—year—old Yen and her family have survived a war, famine and persecution. When a flood ruins their village in rural Vietnam, they take the ultimate risk on a chance for a better life.

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The Princess Dolls

The Princess Dolls

by Ellen Schwartz, illustrated by Mariko Ando
edition:Paperback
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Vancouver, 1942. When best friends Esther and Michiko spot the beautiful Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret dolls — in vogue at the time — in the local toy store window, they long to get the dolls for their shared birthday. But when Esther receives the doll and Michiko doesn't, their friendship starts to unravel.

The story is set against …

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On My Swim

On My Swim

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Christina Leist
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : water sports

On My Swim, the fourth in a popular under-5 series, is another delightful collaboration by Winters and Leist. Set on the waterfront in and around Vancouver, this book features a very young child learning to swim and frolicking on the beach. Toddlers will take delight in this whimsically illustrated rhyming story.

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A Day With Yayah

A Day With Yayah

by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: p to 2
tagged : multigenerational

Set in the Okanagon, BC, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms. Grandmother passes down her knowledge of plant life to her young grandchildren.

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pikiq

pikiq

by Yayo
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 6
Grade: p to 1
tagged : native canadian

In the far, far north, Pikiq finds paint, paintbrushes, and a book abandoned in the snow. The book is filled with pictures of tropical animals and far away places. Inspired, Pikiq draws fantastic creatures everywhere, and colour bursts onto the white landscape.

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Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree

Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree

by Paul Yee, illustrated by Shaoli Wang
edition:Paperback
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tagged : fantasy & magic, new experience

In this prequel to the popular Shu-Li and Tamara and Shu-Li and Diego Paul Yee recounts further adventures of Shu-Li just as she moves into her new home on Commercial Drive, Vancouver. She has trouble adjusting to her new neighbourhood, but finds surprising help from a "magic" pear tree in the back garden.

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On My Bike

On My Bike

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Christina Leist
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
tagged : cycling

This follow—up to the successfull On My Walk features a young child learning to ride a bike. An enchanting collaboration between Chris¬tina Leist and Kari—Lynn Winters, this book will delight children and parents alike.

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On My Skiis

On My Skiis

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Christina Leist
edition:Hardcover
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Set in the mountains overlooking Vancouver, this follow—up to the successful On My Walk features a young child learning to ski.
Enchanting illustrations by Christina Leist illuminate this story by one of Canada's up—and—coming children's authors.

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Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge

by Irene Watts, illustrated by Kathryn Shoemaker
edition:Paperback
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In this follow-up to their successful Good-Bye Marianne Irene Watts explores what is it like for a young refugee girl who has to flee Nazi Germany alone. The poignant story will relate to the terrible situation facing refugees in Europe and around the world today.

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The Bone Collector's Son

The Bone Collector's Son

by Paul Yee
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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age: 10 to 13
Grade: 5 to 8
tagged : horror & ghost stories

Fourteen-year-old Bing-wing Chan must conquer his fear of ghosts as his father?'s gambling debts force him to dig for human bones in a graveyard and then to work as a houseboy in a haunted house. Set in Vancouver's Chinatown, The Bone Collector's Son is a moving study of racism and the struggle of Chinese immigrants at the turn of the century.

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When Morning Comes

When Morning Comes

by Arushi Raina
edition:Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
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age: 13 to 17
Grade: 8 to 12
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Written from the points—of—view of four young people living in Johannesburg and Soweto in 1976, one white, one South Asian, one a Black student and one a Black gangster, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Riots and the relationships between the races in a South Africa about to explode.

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The Riddlemaster

The Riddlemaster

by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : imagination & play

Anouk, Ben and Cara dream of a fabulous treasure buried on the golden island across the harbour. A mysterious and grizzled old man offers them passage on his boat, but only if they can solve seven vexing riddles. If they succeed, a strange and magical prize awaits them.
Enchanting illustrations by Stéphane Jorish illuminate this story by one of B …

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Frame and The McGuire

Frame and The McGuire

by Joanna M. Weston
edition:Paperback
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After Frame and her brother, Ranger, discover Uncle Tam's body in the river, they wonder if his death was really an accident. Their suspicions are confirmed when they find a knife under a rock. Clues mount up after they discover that their neighbor, Mr. McGuire, is mistreating Uncle Tam's dog, Sandy.

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Where Are You Little Red Ball?

Where Are You Little Red Ball?

by Patricia Cote, illustrated by Yayo
edition:Paperback
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tagged : colors, toys, dolls, puppets, imagination & play

Where Are You Little Red Ball? Is a board book following the adventures of a little red ball. Charming illustrations by Yayo will be a delight for young children and mothers alike.

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Crocs at Work

Crocs at Work

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Rae Maté
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : alligators & crocodiles

"In Crocs at Work, the team that created the children's Crocodiles Play! and Crocodiles say… tackle the world of work?again with laughs and poetry."

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Blades Against The Dark

by Juliet McMaster
edition:Paperback
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tagged : military & wars
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The Golden Touch

The Golden Touch

by Glen Huser, illustrated by Philippe Béha, by (composer) Giannis Georgantelis
edition:Hardcover
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age: 7 to 100
Grade: 2 to 17
tagged : greek & roman, classics, music

In The Golden Touch the team that created the children's operetta and picture book Time for Flowers, Time for Snow tackles the myth of King Midas - again with songs laughs and touching drama. Monty Python's Terry Jones reads Glen Huser's retelling of the classic tale of the foolish king whose lust for gold nearly costs him his family and his life.

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The Blue Vase

The Blue Vase

by Katerina Jovanovic, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition:Paperback
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tagged : bullying, school & education

Before and after school, while her parents work, ten-year-old Sonia stays with her next-door neighbour, Mrs. Kaminski, and her granddaughter, Marta.

When Sonia accidentally breaks Mrs. Kaminski's seemingly precious blue vase, Marta offers to keep it a secret for a price. But Sonia is not able to satisfy Marta's escalating demands-more gifts, more m …

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The Sphere of Septimus

The Sphere of Septimus

by Simon Rose
edition:Paperback
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : fantasy & magic

Eric isn't happy when he has to spend the summer with his eccentric father, Septimus Trinket, in the backwater village of Middle Wogglehole, deep in the heart of rural Derbyshire. And things are not quite what they seem to be in the isolated village— mysterious happenings have plagued Middle Wogglehole for years. After they discover Septimus' sho …

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Where I Belong

Where I Belong

by Tara White
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 14
Grade: 7 to 9
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This moving novel of self-discovery and redemption takes place during the Oka Crisis of the summer of 1990. Having been adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt out of place—and recurring dreams keep warning that someone close to her will be badly hurt. When she finds out that her birth father is living in Kahnawake, Quebec, she goes there an …

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Caravaggio

Caravaggio

Signed in Blood
by Mark Smith
edition:Paperback
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tagged : renaissance, art & architecture, pirates

In 17th Century Rome, connections are everything. But for 15-year-old Beppo Ghirlandi, an indentured servant accused of murder, there is nowhere to turn. The only one who will help him is the painter from across the Piazza, the madman-genius known as Caravaggio—who, unfortunately, has himself just killed a man. By helping Caravaggio flee, Beppo m …

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Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts

Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts

A Literary Cookbook
by Paul Yee, introduction by Jane Yolen, contributions by Judy Chan, illustrated by Shaoli Wang
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 12
Grade: 1 to 7
tagged : non-classifiable, cooking & food

The fairy tales and folklore of China, like stories told throughout the ages everywhere, bring the fantastic world of ghosts and demons into our everyday lives. So it is not surprising that food makes an appearance here—each story is followed by a simple recipe.

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Dolphin SOS

Dolphin SOS

by Roy Miki & Slavia Miki, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
tagged : marine life

Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, some young boys take matters into their own hands in order to save the distressed dolphins.

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No-Matter-What Friend

No-Matter-What Friend

by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: p to 3
tagged : dogs

No-Matter-What Friend tells the story of the special relationship between a boy and his old dog through rhyme. Though both the boy and the dog are growing older, they can always count on each other as special friends. This is a good first reader.

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The Bug House Family Restaurant

The Bug House Family Restaurant

by Beverley Brenna, illustrated by Marc Mongeau
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 10
Grade: 3 to 5
tagged : humorous

The Bug House Family Restaurant serves up a delightful platter of poems featuring all kinds of creepy crawlers prepared by the finest chefs. Try our mosquito steak, and order a Centipede-Ade to wash it down. How about our chocolate-covered ants for dessert?

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Sam Swallow and the Riddleworld League

Sam Swallow and the Riddleworld League

by William New & Yayo
edition:Paperback
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : fantasy & magic

All Sam Swallow wants is to join the Little League baseball team. But on the way to the park he stumbles, hits his head and falls into Riddleworld, a land where birds talk in puzzles and cats wait to pounce. Nothing is what it seems to be in Riddleworld. Sam himself has been transformed into a bird. To get back to this world, Sam needs to solve so …

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Victoria

Victoria

by Silvana Goldemberg
edition:Paperback
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age: 14 to 100
Grade: 9 to 17
tagged : homelessness & poverty

After losing her parents, 14-year-old Victoria and her young twin brothers move in with their aunt. But soon after, Victoria is assaulted by her aunt's boyfriend. She runs away and has to survive life on the dangerous streets of Paraná, Argentina. Victoria crosses paths with murderous gangs and drug dealers, and even a dreaded drug lord called onl …

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Anna Carries Water

Anna Carries Water

by Olive Senior, illustrated by Laura James
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 7
Grade: k
tagged : caribbean & latin america, self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues

Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can't carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters. In this charming and poetic family story set in Jamaica, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Olive Senior shows young readers the power of determination, as Anna achieves her goal and overcomes her fear.

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Time for Flowers Time for Snow

Time for Flowers Time for Snow

by Glen Huser, illustrated by Philippe Béha, by (composer) Giannis Georgantelis
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 11
Grade: k to 6
tagged : greek & roman

The Greek goddess of harvest, Demeter, loves her daughter, Persephone, more than life itself. So after Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, ruler of the Underworld, Demeter's sorrow covers the earth in winter snow. The crops fail, and Zeus sends his messenger Hermes to bring about Persephone's release. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Glen Huser …

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Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Talleen Hackiyan
edition:Hardcover
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In this collection of thirteen classic fables, Michael Rosen passes on the wisdom of Aesop in a unique and appealing way. Modern humorous retellings of such favourites as Town Mouse & Country Mouse, The Fox & the Crow, and The Frog & the Bull are vividly brought to life by Talleen Hacikyan's lively and vibrant artwork.

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The Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts

The Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts

A Literary Cookbook
by Jane Yolen, with Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
edition:Hardcover
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
tagged : cooking & food, jewish

Following in the kitchen footsteps of their earlier Fairy Tale Feasts for young readers and eaters, authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, offer Jewish folktales that concern food and accompanying Jewish recipes to try while reading the tales. Plus there are sidebar notes about the stories and the dishes. Yolen is the storyteller, Stemple the …

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Mimi Power and the I-Don't Know-What

Mimi Power and the I-Don't Know-What

by Victoria Miles, illustrated by Marc Mongeau
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : siblings, chapter books

Artist, animal lover and would-be swimming sensation Mimi Power knows what it's like to live under the tyranny of a three-year-old sister. Things have never been the same in the Power house since “The Waby? arrived. Finding creative space in all the chaos is getting harder by the minute for Mimi. But with the school art show looming and a prize t …

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Lucy and the Pirates

Lucy and the Pirates

by Glen Petrie, illustrated by Matilda Harrison
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: p to 2
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Lucy sets off on an adventure to find her father who has been captured by pirates. Lucy and the Pirates is a rollicking, rambunctious adventure story set in the days when pirates sailed the seas and no traveller was safe. Glen Petrie's text and Matilda Harrison's richly-detailed illustrations combine to create a period piece of great authenticity a …

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The Girl Who Lost Her Smile

The Girl Who Lost Her Smile

by Karim Alrawi, illustrated by Stefan Czernecki
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 6
Grade: p to 1
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In the wonderous city of Baghdad lives a young girl called Jehan. One morning, Jehan wakes and sees that her smile is lost. She looks everywhere. Jugglers and fire-eaters come to help her find it. Artists paint murals on the walls of her room. They all try their hardest to entertain Jehan, but still, she cannot find her smile. Derived from a collec …

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The Lewton Experiment

The Lewton Experiment

by Rachel Sa
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 15
Grade: 7 to 10
tagged : fantasy & magic, mysteries & detective stories

17-year-old Sherri arrives in the resort town of Lewton excited for a summer working as a student reporter. Instead, she finds a creepy ghost town. Local stores are closing, sometimes overnight. Owners are vanishing, and reappearing as smiling, happy workers at the new big box store, Shopwells. Are dark forces at play to keep the locals working in …

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Rainbow Shoes

Rainbow Shoes

by Tiffany Stone, illustrated by Stefan Czernecki
edition:Hardcover
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What to wear? What to choose? Pick a pair of rainbow shoes. Or purple pants from aunts in France that make you want to strut and prance. Pink pj's for pirate naps with pockets to hide treasure maps. Red rubber boots, the robot kind. All these and more are clothes you?ll find in this colour-full book of wearable rhymes.

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Night Sky Wheel Ride

Night Sky Wheel Ride

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Yayo
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 6
Grade: p to 1
tagged : imagination & play, bedtime & dreams

Sister and Brother, mothers and fathers and all of the others in the whole wide whirling world! We are fizzy with the dizzy, reeling, fuzzy with the Ferris wheel feeling! Sheree Fitch's brilliant poetry and Yayo's vivid artwork light up the night sky in this wonderful picture book for kids young and old.

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The Cul-de-Sac Kids

The Cul-de-Sac Kids

by Alison Acheson, illustrated by Elisa Gutiérrez
edition:Paperback
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age: 7 to 9
Grade: 2 to 4
tagged : beginner, friendship, hockey

When a mysterious neighbour moves into the cul-de-sac, the Kids?Jed, Kezie, and Patrick?do what it takes to make sure they have a new kid for the team. Even if it means having a makeover school for a frowning, no-fun, future step-dad.

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The Time Camera

The Time Camera

by Simon Rose
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, fantasy & magic, chapter books

The massive explosion in which Eleanor Chamberlain died at her research laboratory was seen as a tragic accident. Or was it the perfect crime? Two years later, Jake and Lydia discover a mysterious camera, capable of taking pictures of the distant past... and the future. As they uncover the shocking truth and learn secrets that people will kill to p …

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Shake-Awakes

Shake-Awakes

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Marc Mongeau
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: 3
tagged : imagination & play, chapter books, bedtime & dreams

Kids still not up? Still sound asleep? Snoozing rug-bugs in a heap. Time to do whatever it takes. Read aloud from... SHAKE AWAKES! Slimy, Stinky, stuffed with dread? these poems will scare kids out of bed! But, hey, kids, there are poems for you, to wake up sleepy grown-ups too! Elves, Green goo?oops! “stuff that breaks?you'll find them all in... …

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The Secret Keepers

The Secret Keepers

by Paul Yee
edition:Paperback
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age: 13 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
tagged : horror & ghost stories, asian american, emigration & immigration

In this novel set in San Francisco's Chinatown before and after 1906, young Jackson Leong has to not only cope with the ghost of his brother who died in the earthquake, but also the mysterious ghost of a young woman who is haunting the family nickelodeon. A masterpiece of historical fiction that will take the reader on a roller coaster journey into …

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The Runaway

The Runaway

by Glen Huser
edition:Paperback
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age: 13 to 100
Grade: 4 to 7
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Leroy "Doodlebug" Barnstable likes to call himself the quickest draw in the west--with a crayon. It's 1923 and Doodle is on the run from a couple of abusive cousins. He stumbles into a travelling Chautauqua show where it's easy to get lost in a crowd--but also easy to lose your heart. This funny and endearing novel by Governor General Award-winning …

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Nutz!

Nutz!

by Virginia Shwartz, illustrated by Christina Leist
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
tagged : squirrels, chapter books, humorous stories

Narrated by a fat half-Persian half-alley cat called Amos, this very funny chapter book will delight young readers. When and injured baby squirrel moves into Amos' already crowded household, everything turns topsy-turvy. Ten year old Tyler wants to keep the squirrel, but Amos knows wild things will wreak havoc on his already stressed-out family. Th …

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The Flute

The Flute

by Gilmore Rachna, illustrated by Pulak Biswas
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 7
Grade: k
tagged : middle east

Her parents swept away by a catastrophic flood, Chandra finds solace in her mother's magic flute. Set in India, The Flute is an enchanting tale of the power of hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Black Dog Dream Dog

Black Dog Dream Dog

by Michelle Superle, illustrated by Millie Ballance
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : dogs, chapter books

When Sam finds a big black dog in her backyard, she wants to keep him but can't let her mother find out. Meanwhile, Stella wakes up in a strange room after having a stroke. She can't move and she can't talk, so how can she ask what happened to her dog? This is a story about a magical dog who changes Sam's life in ways she never could have dreamed.

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