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Raffi's New Friend

Raffi's New Friend

by Sylvain Meunier, illustrated by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 4
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : birds, friendship, special needs, prejudice & racism

Although the new girl at Raffi's school is small and fragile looking, he notices that she is quick on her feet. She ducks out of the way of classmates that try to grab her head scarf. It might look like a game, but Raffi sees the tears in her eyes. Raffi knows all about being different. He suffers from sickle cell anemia, which makes it hard for hi …

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Pit Pony

Pit Pony

by Joyce Barkhouse, introduction by Zoe Lucas
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age: 8 to 10
Grade: 3 to 5
Reading age: 8 to 10
tagged : horses, friendship, runaways, emotions & feelings

If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Instead, 11-year-old Willie must work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony, he discovers that things aren't always as bad as they seem. And a surpr …

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Cross-Check!

Cross-Check!

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship, adolescence

Lorna Schultz Nicholson's popular characters Josh, Peter, and Sam are thrilled to be reunited at a hockey tournament in Kelowna, but a lot has changed. Sam now lives in Ottawa, Josh is dealing with his diabetes, Peter is becoming a major star, and all three boys play on different teams. Can they remain friends as they all compete to be in the gold …

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Icebreaker

Icebreaker

by Steven Barwin
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : stepfamilies, friendship

Gregg Stokes can tell you exactly when his life took a turn for the worse. It was the day his new stepsister, Amy, joined the starting line-up of his hockey team, and everyone immediately felt the deep chill between them. Can they thaw their icy relationship for the sake of the team
and their new family? [Fry Reading Level - 3.4

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Final Takedown

Final Takedown

by Sherrard, Brent R.
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, native american, friendship, law & crime

For as long as they've been friends, Elias has been relying on his buddy Jordan. It's Jordan's mom who takes him in when his own mother is on an alcoholic binge; it's Jordan who acts as the brother and role model that Elias doesn't have. But now they've gone too far, and a schoolyard fight has landed them both in jail. The judge gives them a warni …

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Foul Play

Foul Play

by Beverly Scudamore
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship

Remy and Alison play on rival soccer teams. Remy hasn't trusted Alison ever since her former friend attended an elite soccer camp in England last summer. When Remy finds out Alison has a special plan to beat Remy's team in the tournament, she becomes convinced that Alison will sabotage her team's players.
Foul Play is an entertaining story of misg …

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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

by Robert Rayner
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Goalkeepers don't wear glasses...

Lately, the star goalkeeper on Linh-Mai's soccer team has been acting a little strange -- missing easy saves, passing to the wrong teammates, not noticing Linh-Mai's new glasses... Linh-Mai thinks the goalkeeper needs glasses of his own, but the problem may turn out to be more serious.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.6Shortli …

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Corner Kick

Corner Kick

by Bill Swan
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : soccer, friendship

Michael Strike is captain of both the school soccer and chess teams. He's got his eye on fellow soccer player and overachiever Miriah, the founder of the youth organization War Orphans of the World. Miriah is quick to befriend a new student, Zahir Jamiat, who has recently moved from the Middle East, but Michael sees the newcomer as a rival. When M …

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Last Chance

Last Chance

by Lesley Choyce
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship, homelessness & poverty

The odds are stacked against Melanie and Trent, who are trying to stay in high school while holding down part-time jobs to survive. They can't live at home, and they can't rely on the social support system. They're going to have to help each other through if they're going to make it.

Previously published as Falling Through the Cracks, a Canadian Chi …

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Little's Losers

Little's Losers

by Robert Rayner
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship

The Brunswick Valley School soccer team are not just bad -- they're terrible. They haven't won a game all season and they bicker endlessly amongst themselves. They're such a disaster that their coach resigns in disgust. When, by an administrative anomaly, they qualify for the season playoffs, the only person they can find to act as coach is their f …

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Play On

Play On

by Sandra Diersch
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : games, friendship

Alecia is about to be adopted by a new stepfather, her soccer team, the Burrards, is preparing for the championship game, and a cute new boy has arrived on the scene. But there are even more changes on the horizon. The team's game is suffering as the players get distracted by other interests. If the Burrards are to make it to the finals, they must …

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Ceiling Stars

Ceiling Stars

by Sandra Diersch
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : emotions & feelings, friendship

Christine and Danelle have been best friends forever, a relationship as seemingly infinite as the glow-in-the-dark stars they have affixed to their bedroom ceilings. Lately, though, the girls have been drifting apart, as Danelle's quirky moods turn into wild and reckless acts. At first Christine wonders if her friend is on drugs, but what kind of d …

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Toby and the Mysterious Creature

Toby and the Mysterious Creature

by Jean Lemieux, illustrated by Sophie Casson, translated by Sarah Cummins
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : friendship, beginner

Today is the big day in Toby's class. The team that presents the best project about an original object will win tickets to the Circus of the Stars. So far, the class has come up with presentations about ukuleles, a collection of stamps, a turban and a ferret. Toby is sure that he and Marianne have a great chance of winning. Their project on eclipse …

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Think Again, Robyn

Think Again, Robyn

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : beginner, humorous stories, friendship

Robyn befriends her unpopular classmate Shelly, even though they have very different interests -- Shelly likes dolls! But when Shelly's dad wins tickets to the big hockey game, Shelly suddenly becomes the most popular girl in school. What will their classmates think of Shelly doesn't actually get to attend the game? Will Robyn lie to protect her fr …

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Runaway

Runaway

by Becky Citra
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : friendship, pre-confederation (to 1867)

Max is horrified when he sees Sam Black, a new neighbor, strike a boy who is in his charge, but Max still shouts, "Thief," and tries to catch the boy when he sees him steal from the General Store in The Landings. When the abused boy runs away and takes refuge in Max’s secret fort in the woods, Max must decide where his loyalties lie.

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One Year in Coal Harbour

One Year in Coal Harbour

by Polly Horvath
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: p to 12
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : friendship

Shortlisted for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. Selected for the Bankstreet College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year 2013.

Readers rejoice -- Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled ye …

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The Mountain That Walked

The Mountain That Walked

by Katherine Holubitsky
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : orphans & foster homes, post-confederation (1867-), friendship

The year is 1903, and Charlie Sutherland, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is on the run. Three years earlier, he was sent by Dr. Barnardo’s Home in England to work on the remote Alberta homestead of Albert and Buck Brooks. Charlie has been treated poorly by the two brothers, but he has endured. However, when Albert dies under curious circumstances, an …

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That Night's Train

That Night's Train

by Ahmad Akbarpour, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Majid Saghafi
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age: 0
Grade: p to 12
Reading age: 0
tagged : middle east, friendship, girls & women

A young motherless girl becomes friends with a teacher/writer who weaves the story of their friendship into her novel. A moving book about promises and the nature of stories.

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George the Best of All

George the Best of All

by Ingrid Lee, illustrated by Stephane Denis
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : toys, dolls, puppets, friendship

George stood up in the saddle and waved his hand in the air. He went up and down, up and down. The lights of the night sky glittered in his eyes. He would get himself a hat. He would get himself a pair of silver spurs to match his silver saddle. He would blaze a new trail clear across the country! George is back, more popular than ever. And Katie a …

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Dragon Tide

Dragon Tide

by Ingrid Lee, illustrated by Soizick Meister
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : imagination & play, friendship, fantasy & magic

A girl and a boy watch a stranger build a dragon in the sand. The dragon must wait for the night tide to set it free. But there is danger on the beach. As the sea crawls closer, other children come. They jump and play and the dragon begins to dissolve beneath their feet. The boy and the girl must keep the dragon safe until the sea can free him.

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Prairie Pictures

Prairie Pictures

by Shirlee Matheson
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age: 9 to 11
Grade: 4 to 6
tagged : friendship, country life

For twelve-year-old Sherri, moving is a way of life. Her family has lived in seven different places in as many years, three in the last year alone. But no place has ever been as strange as Gardin, Alberta, a ranching community right out of the Old West and struggling to accommodate new industries.

Sherri makes friends with Jamie, another newcomer, w …

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The Great Bike Race

The Great Bike Race

by Kathy Stinson
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : friendship

Can Matt win first prize in the town's bike race? He thinks so. Not only is he fast, but he deserves the 18-speed mountain bike being given away. His own bike is falling apart! But Matt has a problem. His friends Mike, David, and Amanda all think they can win, too and practising for the race seems to bring out the worst in everyone. Soon Matt and …

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The Power of Harmony

The Power of Harmony

by Jan L Coates
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age: 9 to 18
Grade: 4 to 12
tagged : friendship

Jennifer's best friend has moved away and she has become the sole focus for the mean-spirited teasing from the "mean girls" and the "bad boys" at school. But when the new girl, Melody, joins their class the bullies have a new victim. Melody is native and has moved from the recently closed residential school to join the fifth grade class at Summerhi …

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Driftwood

Driftwood

by Valerie Sherrard
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
tagged : friendship, values & virtues

Adam's summer is off to a disappointing start. His so-called "best friend" has bailed on him, choosing to stay behind to care for a sick dog, instead of joining Adam and his family at the seaside campground as planned. Adam is furious with Billy for abandoning him, impatient with his mother for her artistic obsessions, and embarrassed by his dad's …

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Stones of Time

Stones of Time

by Andreas Oertel
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : imagination & play, friendship

In their last adventure, Cody, Eric, and Rachel were clever enough to fool townspeople with a homemade "ancient Egyptian" tablet. Their exploits brought some much-needed tourism to Sultana, Manitoba, but their deception ensured they would spend the summer doing community service. While mowing the grass in the local cemetery, they stumble across som …

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History in the Faking

History in the Faking

The Shenanigans Series, Book One
by Andreas Oertel
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : imagination & play, friendship

Life is getting more dismal by the minute in the town of Sultana, Manitoba. Thanks to a dry season that nearly dried up the river, no one wants to camp there anymore. There aren’t enough tourists to keep the local restaurant busy and, if Cody’s best friend’s mom loses her job there, the family will have to move away.

Cody, his best friend, Er …

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Shot in the Dark

Shot in the Dark

by Janet M. Whyte
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship, special needs

Eighth-grader Micah is psyched to have made the BC junior goalball team -- even though he gets the news while dealing with a flare-up of his degenerative eye condition. What he's not happy about is his parents' decision to get him a guide dog, and the possibility of losing his independence.

When Liam, a new, first-rate player, joins the goalball tea …

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Egghead

Egghead

by Caroline Pignat
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 7 to 12
tagged : peer pressure, friendship, bullying

Will Reid is a gawky kid who wears fake turtlenecks, is obsessed by his ant farm project, and is lousy at gym. In other words, he's the perfect target for Shane, the Grade 9 bully. Katie has been Will's friend in elementary school, but defending him in the high school environment comes at an unforeseen cost - she dreads the rumours that link them i …

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Ice Time

Ice Time

by David Trifunov
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship, winter sports

Paul Bidwell dreams of playing on a hockey team but knows that his mother can't afford to pay for the registration fees or the equipment. So he plays boot hockey with his friends and practises alone every night on the open-ice rink in the park. When the flu and mononucleosis hit Paul's school and his best friend, Vincent, is laid up with a concussi …

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True Blue  

True Blue  

by Deborah Ellis
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age: 12 to 15
Grade: 7 to 10
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, law & crime, values & virtues, peer pressure, friendship

A person doesn't have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it's enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame. Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a future career in entomology. Casey wasn't the kind of …

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Emily For Real

Emily For Real

by Sylvia Gunnery
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age: 12 to 14
Grade: 7 to 10
tagged : friendship, adoption, alternative family

Seventeen-year-old Emily's world crumbles when her boyfriend dumps her and when she thinks her life can’t possibly get any worse, a series of secrets are revealed that threaten to tear her beloved family apart. Emily feels like she has no one to turn to, until an unexpected friendship blossoms with a troubled classmate named Leo. Sometimes despon …

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Footprints

Footprints

by Robert Rayner
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 7,9
tagged : friendship, coming of age, violence, peer pressure

When three teenage friends oppose the annexation of their favourite beach by a prominent businessman and philanthropist, their efforts to keep it public are rebuffed or ignored. Their actions quickly move beyond conventional protest, despite the wa ings of an adult friend, the gentle, enigmatic Dexter Lully. As the friends, frustrated and desperate …

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Game Face

Game Face

by Sylvia Gunnery
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
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Jay Hirtle's back in Rockets territory and he's determined to help his former teammates win the basketball championship. But some of his teammates aren't very welcoming, including Colin, Jay's former best friend and last season's MVP. When Jay wins out in a close vote for team captain, Colin's behaviour becomes even more hostile. Jay has to think o …

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Playing Favourites

Playing Favourites

by Trevor Kew
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age: 10 to 13
Grade: 5 to 8
Reading age: 10 to 13
tagged : boys & men, friendship, soccer

Gavin and his friends Mido and Critter are starting high school this year, which means moving from a school with a championship-winning soccer team to a school that doesn't have a team at all. With a little encouragement from his friends and granddad, a former "footballer" from England, Gavin musters up his courage and makes a deal with the school …

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Ugly Kicks

Ugly Kicks

by Kelsey Blair
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : homelessness & poverty, friendship, bullying

Ashley Rivera's single mom can't afford to buy her new basketball shoes -- she does't even have enough for the registration fee when Ashley makes the city basketball team. So Ashley takes on extra work to make the money she needs to play basketball. Soon Ashley's overloaded schedule makes her too tired for school and her friends, and she can't take …

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Connecting Dots

Connecting Dots

by Sharon Jennings
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 5 to 7
Reading age: 8 to 12
tagged : orphans & foster homes, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

After years of being passed around to various relatives, Cassandra Jovanovich has found a home where she feels she belongs. All she wants to do is forget her past and pursue her dream of becoming an actress. But her new friend, Leanna Mets, "the most annoying person she has ever met," wants to know how Cassandra became an orphan, and encourages her …

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Morgan and the Dune Racer

Morgan and the Dune Racer

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : humorous stories, friendship, emotions & feelings, beginner

It's Morgan's birthday and all he wants is Charlie's Thunderbolt Dune Racer. Aldeen snags it first from a yard sale, and Morgan gets mad. Really mad. Morgan's birthday brings him a surprise gift, and a lesson in friendship.

Morgan and the Dune Racer, with its humourous tone and lively portrayals of Morgan and his buddies, will encourage young reader …

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Lilly Traps the Bullies

Lilly Traps the Bullies

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Clarke MacDonald
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : bullying, friendship, emotions & feelings, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., peer pressure

Lilly and Theresa run into bullies at the pool, Spider and Bugsy, who tease Theresa but take an interest in Lilly. Lilly faces tough decisions about being a good friend versus trying to fit in. Brenda Bellinghams story emphasizes the importance of problem-solving and teamwork in standing up to bullying.

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Morgan Makes a Splash

Morgan Makes a Splash

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
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age: 5 to 10
Grade: 1 to 5
Reading age: 5 to 10
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When Morgan starts swimming lessons, he has lots of problems to deal with. There is the towel flicking and the slimy floor in the change room. There's the jiggles in his tummy he needs to cover up with his t-shirt and the scary possibility that his suit will drop to his knees when he jumps in. Worst of all, Aldeen Hummell, the Godzilla of Grade Th …

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Captain Lilly and the New Girl

Captain Lilly and the New Girl

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Clarke MacDonald
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age: 5 to 10
Grade: 1 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : friendship, emotions & feelings

Lilly is excited about playing with the community league girls' soccer team. When the new girl, Sara, joins the team, there is controversy over her headscarf caused by their competing team's coach. The Wolves band together and insist that if Sara can't play with her hijab, they will not play at all. Brenda Bellingham offers a deft but convincing re …

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Super Move, Morgan!

Super Move, Morgan!

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : beginner, emotions & feelings, friendship

Morgan has to spend all of one Saturday with Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three, so they can make a log cabin for their project. Morgan is upset because he is sure she has taken his Commander Crunch action figure and hidden it from him. Once he sneaks into her room to get it, then he has to deal with the reality that he has taken something …

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Pucker Up, Morgan

Pucker Up, Morgan

A Colour Guidebook
by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : friendship, humorous stories

Morgan is delighted to have the lead role in The Frog Prince even if he has to kiss Aldeen, the Godzilla of Grade Three, to turn into a prince. They both agree smooching is gross. Despite Aldeen's threats and Morgan's overreacting they manage to create an unexpected twist to the play. Morgan discovers that teamwork makes a better performance.

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Crush. Candy. Corpse.

Crush. Candy. Corpse.

by Sylvia McNicoll
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 7 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : death & dying, law & crime, friendship, diseases, illnesses & injuries, suicide

Paradise Manor is depressing -- the smells are bad and the residents are old. Sunny would much rather be doing her volunteer hours at Salon Teo, but her teacher won't let her. Who says volunteering at a hair salon doesn't benefit the community”

But working with the Alzheimer's patients has a surprising effect on Sunny. Along with Cole, the grands …

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The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

A Pippa Greene Novel
by Chantel Guertin
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age: 13 to 17
tagged : friendship, art, careers, occupations, internships

 

A fresh voice in YA fiction brings a charming heroine to life in this series debut

Sixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend/supermodel-in-training Dace long ago mapped out their life plan: Pippa will be the noted fashion photographer, and Dace the cover girl. But ever since last spring, things ha …

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Toby's Best Friend

Toby's Best Friend

by Jean Lemieux, illustrated by Sophie Casson, translated by Sarah Cummins
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : dogs, chapter books, friendship

Toby is tired of being told everything is for his own good. When his parents get him the dog he's always wanted, they won't let the dog sleep in his room --- for the dog's own good! The next morning, Toby and his friends make a snow fort and a tunnel and a special place for the puppy. When they are back in their houses, the plows come by, eating up …

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Lilly Makes a Friend

Lilly Makes a Friend

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Clarke MacDonald
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age: 5 to 10
Grade: 1 to 5
Reading age: 5 to 10
tagged : friendship, emotions & feelings, humorous stories

Lilly keeps getting into trouble at school whenever Davy, a boy from the kindergarten class, asks her for help. It's a new challenge for Lilly. He is blind and a lot smaller than her and her friends. His dream is to play soccer with the bigger boys and he wants to shoot a goal with Lilly as goalie. Lilly tries to distract him by teaching him to yo …

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Lilly in the Middle

Lilly in the Middle

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Owen, Elizabeth
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : friendship

Lilly and her friends have a substitute teacher named Mr. Wulf who takes them on an overnight field trip. Lilly jokes that he looks like a werewolf, and is surprised when her friends take her seriously.
On the bus, her best friend Minna won't sit with her. When they have to go on a moonlit walk, no one wants to go because they're afraid of their t …

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Campfire Morgan

Campfire Morgan

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
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Morgan's not a great camper. But that's not going to stop him from bragging to his friends about his family's upcoming camping trip. Unfortunately, Aldeen Hummel thinks camping sounds great, and she tricks Morgan and his family into taking her along. Morgan tries to scare Aldeen around the campfire, but Aldeen isn't the only one who is scared.

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Lilly's Special Gift

Lilly's Special Gift

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Clarke MacDonald
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 2 to 5
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : friendship, chapter books, emotions & feelings

Lilly would like to buy her friend Minna a very special birthday present from a jewellery store. It's price is $1000! When Lilly and her mother go to the farmers' market they see a similar bracelet at an affordable price and Lilly gives it to Minna at her birthday party. Their friend Theresa then starts a rumour that Lilly stole the expensive brac …

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Hannah & the Salish Sea

Hannah & the Salish Sea

by Carol Ann Shaw
edition:eBook
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
tagged : native canadian, friendship

In the second volume of her Hannah trilogy, summer has arrived, and fourteen-year-old Hannah Anderson is excited about spending it with Max (who has been giving her stomach butterflies lately). But things are happening in Cowichan Bay that Hannah can’t explain. When a mysterious accident leads her to a nest of starving eaglets, she meets Izzy Tat …

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