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Read Local BC 2018

Created by ABPBC
  • Age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: bc books
Authors from Read Local BC's seasonal events in 2018 in Burnaby, North Vancouver, Sidney, Nanaimo, Vancouver, and Surrey.

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Trauma Head

by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian

In 2012, poet Elee Kraljii Gardiner precipitously lost feeling in, and use of, her left side. The mini-stroke passed quickly but was symptomatic of something larger: a tear in the lining of an artery known as the tunica intima. This long-poem memoir tracks the author's experiences with un/wellness and un/re-familiarity with herself. Shortlisted for …

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City in Colour

Rediscovered Stories of Victoria's Multicultural Past

by May Q. Wong
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: social history, cultural heritage

A timely, intriguing collection of the overlooked stories of Victoria’s pioneers, trailblazers, and community builders who were also diverse people of colour.

Often described as “more English than the English,” the city of Victoria has a much more ethnically diverse background than historical record and current literature reveal. Significant c …

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The Little Book of Cannabis

How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life

by Amanda Siebert
edition: Paperback
tagged: herbal medications, biochemistry, alternative therapies

A pragmatic and informative look at better living through cannabis.

Cannabis. Weed. Bud. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s been a health aid, comfort, and life-enhancer for humankind for more than three thousand years. But while cannabis is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, more than a century of prohibition has resulted …

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Dive In!

Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean

by Ann Eriksson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems

We're all connected to the ocean, and the ocean to us. The ocean provides half the oxygen we breathe; it feeds us, creates our weather and provides us with water. But we haven't been as kind to the ocean in return. The problems are many: pollution, overfishing, rising seas and acid waters. What can be done? Don't despair; take action. Dive In! expl …

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The Great Googlini

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, fantasy & magic

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble Space Telescope. When his favorite uncle gets sick, Filip turns to Google for answers. Instead he receives a visit from the Great Googlini, a …

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Murder by Milkshake

An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer

by Eve Lazarus
edition: Paperback
tagged: post-confederation (1867-)

When forty-year-old Esther Castellani died a slow and agonizing death in Vancouver in 1965, the official cause was at first undetermined. The day after Esther's funeral, her husband, Rene, packed up his girlfriend, Lolly; his daughter, Jeannine; and Lolly's son, Don, in the company car and took off for Disneyland. If not for the doggedness of the d …

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Tree Musketeers

by Norma Charles
edition: Paperback
tagged: environment

In this young reader novel, ten-year-old Jeanie Leclare has just moved to the West Coast from Saskatchewan. She's desperately lonely and longs for a new friend. When the girl sitting in front of her at school seems friendly, she feels a little better. Then an excavator arrives and demolishes the cute house next door. Everyone, including Jeanie's ne …

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A Sorrowful Sanctuary

A Lane Winslow Mystery

by Iona Whishaw
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: historical, women sleuths

In the fifth book of the series that the Globe and Mail calls “terrific,” Lane Winslow investigates the murder of an unidentified man she found adrift in a boat near King’s Cove.

Lane Winslow is enjoying a perfect, sunny day at the lake when she spots a gravely injured young man drifting in a sinking rowboat. Hypothermic, bleeding, and soaked …