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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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Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol

by Jeff Ross
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : friendship, mysteries & detective stories, water sports

Everything stops making sense for extreme surfer Kevin Taylor after his parents die in a plane crash. When Kevin disappears, leaving only a cryptic note, his best friends Luca and Esme have no choice but to try and find him. Their journey takes them to the coast of Panama, where they must confront unfriendly locals, a surfer who seems bent on destr …

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Cellular

Cellular

by Ellen Schwartz
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : diseases, illnesses & injuries, friendship, death & dying

Brendan has it all—captain of the basketball team, good friends, a beautiful girlfriend and a loving family—until he is diagnosed with leukemia. Terrified and convinced that no one understands what he is going through, Brendan faces chemotherapy alone, until he meets Lark. She is also in treatment, although her condition is much worse, and yet …

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Caged Eagles

Caged Eagles

by Eric Walters
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : prejudice & racism, military & wars, friendship

When Canada went to war with Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Canadians of Japanese descent were declared "Enemy Aliens." Without recourse of any kind, they were forced to leave their homes along with the British Columbia coast, their possessions were sold, and their rights as citizens denied. Caged Eagles follows fourteen-year-old Tad …

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Cougar Cove

Cougar Cove

by Julie Lawson
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : lions, tigers, leopards, etc., country life, friendship

Eleven-year-old Sam's first visit to the remote west coast of Vancouver Island is nothing like she'd expected. Her older cousins tease "the city kid" mercilessly, when they're not ignoring her altogether. She often finds herself left to her own devices. Still, the woods and beaches around Brackenwood Point offer plenty of room to explore. Then, one …

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Sun Signs

Sun Signs

by Shelley Hrdlitschka
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : computers & digital media, friendship, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Unable to attend school while she battles cancer, fifteen-year-old Kaleigh Wyse tries to complete her classes online by correspondence. Developing a science project on astrology, Kaleigh enlists other online learners as study participants. What starts as a collaborative and supportive project based on the scientific method, slowly becomes unwieldy …

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Rooster

Rooster

by Don Trembath
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : friendship, disabilities & special needs, coming of age

Rooster Cobb is in trouble--with his school, with his mother, with his girlfriend. He smokes too much and he hates his stepfather. In fact, he might not graduate from high school. But he just doesn't seem to care. That is until the guidance counselor and the principal come up with a plan to get Rooster through grade twelve, out of their lives forev …

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Manga Touch

Manga Touch

by Jacqueline Pearce
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : asia, self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship

Dana is excited about her school trip to Japan despite the fact that she is surrounded by the Melly Mob, "in-crowd" kids who make fun of her. Dana is certain she will be less of an outsider in Japan, home of manga and anime. But she soon discovers that it's just as difficult to fit in with a foreign culture as it is to fit in at school. And the on …

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Meeting Miss 405

Meeting Miss 405

by Lois Peterson
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : depression & mental illness, friendship, new experience

Life is hard enough for Tansy with her depressed mom away indefinitely and her dad making a mess of things at home. But then Dad sends her down the hall to a wrinkly old babysitter named Miss Stella, who Tansy hates on sight. Miss Stella has a unique perspective on life, to say the least, but with the help of her best friend Parveen, Tansy graduall …

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Boot Camp

Boot Camp

by Eric Walters; Jerome Williams & Johnnie Williams III
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : basketball, self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship

When Nick and Kia are invited to former Toronto Raptor Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams' basketball camp in Washington, DC, they quickly discover that this is no ordinary summer hoop camp. This is a basketball boot camp that focuses on discipline and hard work. Jerome and Johnnie's father, "Sergeant Push-up" to the campers, is the no-nonsense camp d …

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Camp Wild

Camp Wild

by Pam Withers
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : survival stories, camping & outdoor activities, friendship

Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and s …

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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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Justine McKeen, Queen of Green

Justine McKeen, Queen of Green

by Sigmund Brouwer, illustrated by Dave Whamond
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : environment, friendship, humorous stories

Justine McKeen talks too much, bosses people around too much, and as everyone soon finds out, she tells the truth, but just not all at once. Justine's trying to save the planet, one person and one cause at a time. Best of all, when she decides to get something done, it involves a whole lot of laughter and fun for everyone.

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Klutzhood

Klutzhood

by Chris McMahen
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : friendship, school & education, humorous stories

Arlo thinks his mother is crazy for taking a job in a small town, far away from his old home and his good friends. And to make matters worse, the students at his new school are crazy—hockey crazy. Arlo has never laced up a pair of skates in his life, and he's not about to start. To avoid making a complete fool of himself in front of his classmate …

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Winter Hawk Star

Winter Hawk Star

by Sigmund Brouwer
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : hockey, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

Tyler is a good, solid hockey player, but not a great one. That honor belongs to the obnoxious Riley, a sixteen-year-old spoiled superstar who makes Tyler's life miserable. When Tyler and Riley are sent to volunteer at a local youth program, Tyler finds the passion and commitment he needs to step up his game on ice—and off.

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Le défi des Loups gris

Le défi des Loups gris

(Timberwolf Challenge)
by Sigmund Brouwer, translated by Gaston Gingras, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : hockey, friendship, humorous stories

Johnny Maverick a une idée géniale pour permettre à l'équipe des Loups gris à Gaston de remporter le concours de collecte de fonds auquel elle participe. Tout se passe pour le mieux jusqu'au moment où une visiteuse arrive à Howling et qu'elle se met à remporter tous les défis contre Johnny. Toute la ville trouve cela très drôle, mais le …

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Les Loups gris à la chasse

Les Loups gris à la chasse

(Timberwolf Hunt)
by Sigmund Brouwer, translated by Gaston Gingras, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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Grade: 1 to 3
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Lorsqu'un nouvel entraîneur arrive, l'équipe des Loups gris à Gaston hérite aussi de son fils, Eldridge Elwell, mais celui-ci est un très mauvais joueur. L'équipe souhaite plus que tout arriver jusqu'aux séries éliminatoires, mais si Eldridge continue à jouer plus qu'aucun autre joueur, il y a peu d'espoir. Que peut faire Johnny Maverick …

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Road Trip

Road Trip

by Eric Walters
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : basketball, friendship, prejudice & racism

Nick, Kia and their Mississauga Magic teammates are on the road, heading off to an elite hoop tournament in the Midwest. Feeling outmatched by many of the high profile teams, the kids are still looking forward to a good time. However, Coach Barkley, who played college ball in the area and is still regarded as a hero, has other ideas. As usual, noth …

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Sam and Nate

Sam and Nate

by PJ Sarah Collins, illustrated by Katherine Jin
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : friendship, humorous stories, school & education

Sam and Nate tells the story of a developing friendship between two boys. Through letters, notes, school projects, a pregnant teacher and a substitute who has never taught children before, Sam and Nate support each other as best they can, but get into some funny scrapes while they're at it.

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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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Long Shot

Long Shot

by Eric Walters
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : basketball, values & virtues, friendship

When Nick and Kia arrive for try-outs for the basketball team they played on the previous year, they are surprised to meet their new coach. Coach Barkley is a former college star known for his fierce desire to win. Though the coach has been away from the game for many years, his competitive instincts are as strong as ever and his aggressive coachin …

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Kelly's Cabin

Kelly's Cabin

by Linda Smith, illustrated by Zorica Krasulja
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : friendship, imagination & play, dogs

Kelly loves the cabin she has made from a refrigerator box. It has a window with curtains, pictures on the walls, a cabin-sized table and a wonderful view. It sits in the vacant lot next door, transformed into the rugged farm of a pioneer family. Now if only Kelly can find the right person to share it with.

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Leftovers

Leftovers

by Heather Waldorf
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : sexual abuse), friendship, law & crime

Fifteen-year-old Sarah Greene's father—chef by day, camera buff by night—choked to death on a piece of steak. It was the best day of Sarah's life. But a year later, Sarah still struggles with the legacy of her father's abuse. While other girls her age are determined to find boyfriends and part-time jobs and dresses for the prom, Sarah is on a s …

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A fond la planche!

A fond la planche!

(Grind)
by Eric Walters
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : friendship, diseases, illnesses & injuries, skateboarding

Pour Phillip, le skate, c'est toute sa vie. L'école est simplement un intermède entre les séances de skate où il essaie des sauts difficiles et déjoue les gardiens de sécurité. Lorsque son meilleur ami Wally et lui rencontrent un skater professionnel qui fait des vidéos pour son site Web, Phillip pense qu'ils peuvent faire la même chose, e …

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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
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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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La revanche des Loups gris

La revanche des Loups gris

(Timberwolf Revenge)
by Sigmund Brouwer, translated by Gaston Gingras, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : hockey, humorous stories, friendship

Lors d'un tournoi à la ville de Québec, Tom Morgan joue un mauvais tour à son coéquipier Johnny Maverick. Celui-ci trouve alors normal de lui rendre la pareille, et le ton monte...
Pour le récompenser des buts incroyables qu'il a marqués, Johnny reèoit en cadeau un bâton de hockey signé de tous les joueurs des Canadiens de Montréal. Comm …

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La course-poursuite des Loups gris

La course-poursuite des Loups gris

(Timberwolf Chase)
by Sigmund Brouwer, translated by Gaston Gingras, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : hockey, friendship, bullying

Johnny Maverick et ses amis jouent dans l'équipe de hockey des Loups gris à Gaston. Tom Morgan est nouveau en ville. C'est un très bon joueur, mais pas vraiment un bon coéquipier. Johnny parviendra-t-il à lui démontrer que l'esprit d'équipe est toujours récompensé?
Johnny Maverick and his friends play for the Timberwolves peewee hockey t …

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Cuts Like a Knife

Cuts Like a Knife

by Darlene Ryan
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : suicide, friendship

Daniel has been crazy about Mac from the moment she transferred to his school. She's smart, funny, loyal and fiercely independent. The only problem is, when life gets too hard for Mac, she runs away. But she always comes back.
Except now Mac's grandmother is dead, their house is about to be torn down and she's been humiliated in front of the entire …

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I Owe You One

I Owe You One

by Natalie Hyde
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : values & virtues, humorous stories, friendship

After almost drowning in a swollen creek, Wes wonders if what his friend Zach says is true: Wes owes a life debt to the old lady who rescued him. It doesn't help that Wes keeps hearing his dead father's voice saying things like, "A man pays his debts, Wes," and "A man always treats a woman with respect, Wes." But how does a guy go about paying back …

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Trouble in the Trees

Trouble in the Trees

by Yolanda Ridge
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, camping & outdoor activities

Eleven-year-old Bree is happiest when she's climbing the trees at Cedar Grove, her urban townhouse complex. She's the best climber around, even better than an older boy, Tyler, who drives her crazy with his competitiveness. When Ethan, a younger boy, falls from a tree and hurts his elbow, the neighborhood council bans all tree-climbing in Cedar Gro …

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Home Team

Home Team

by Eric Walters, other primary creator Jerome Williams & Johnnie Williams III
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : basketball, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

In the tenth installment of the best-selling Eric Walters basketball series, Nick, Kia and their teammates embark on a letter writing campaign to persuade the Toronto Raptors community relations department to send one or more of the players to visit Clark Boulevard Elementary School. Unfortunately they are too late in applying and the team's school …

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Impossible Things

Impossible Things

by Robin Stevenson
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, paranormal

Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, w …

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High and Inside

High and Inside

by Jeff Rud
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, basketball

Fresh from a thrilling basketball season playing for the varsity team, Matt is looking forward to a new challenge: baseball. The South Side team seems to be strong this year—if only Matt can control his fear of being hit by an errant pitch. But when Matt's friend, Jake, the team's star, falls in with the wrong crowd, the entire season—not to me …

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Underdog

Underdog

by Eric Walters
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : basketball, friendship, prejudice & racism

It's a new season for Nick and Kia and once again they have to prove they've got what it takes to make the Mississauga Magic rep team. There is no free ride on Coach Barkley's team. The tryouts are tough but fair and it looks like the nucleus of last yearís team will be together once again. But there is one new player who seems to have the skills …

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Under the Sea with Googol and Googolplex

Under the Sea with Googol and Googolplex

by (artist) Nelly Kazenbroot
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : science fiction, friendship, robots

Googol and Googolplex have come back to earth to continue their scavenger hunt. Tutus, sand dollars and peacock feathers are on their list. Luckily Troy and Pippa are ready to help, and the ocean is nearby, but so is Martin Kelly, the boy next door, who will ruin everything if he gets a chance.
Under the Sea with Googol and Googoplex is the second …

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Splat!

Splat!

by Eric Walters
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : friendship, values & virtues, humorous stories

Keegan and Alex are the only kids in Leamington who haven't volunteered to help out with the town's annual tomato festival. In an attempt to teach them a sense of responsibility, their fathers put them in charge of the tomato toss. The boys decide it's their responsibility to add a little excitement to the event. They exchange the traditional woode …

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Inferno

Inferno

by Robin Stevenson
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : sexual abuse), friendship, dating & sex

Dante thinks high school is an earthly version of hell. She hates her new home in the suburbs, her best friend has moved away, her homeroom teacher mocks her and her mother is making her attend a social skills group for teenage girls. When a stranger shows up at school and hands Dante a flyer that reads: Woof, woof. You are not a dog. Why are you g …

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Bang

Bang

by Norah McClintock
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : violence, friendship, law & crime

Quentin and JD have been friends forever. Even after JD gets in trouble Quentin stands by him. Hanging out together Quentin learns JD has a gun and when they are caught in a robbery JD uses the gun—with deadly results. Trying to cover up the crime and escape detection, Quentin gets in even deeper than he expected and learns that the only person h …

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