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Billy Higgins Rides the Freights

by Gloria Montero
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 15
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: country life

Billy Higgins and his family have a good life in Vancouver. His father is a skilled working man--a tool and die cutter--and while they aren't rich they are comfortable, and happy.

But when the Great Depression strikes and Billy's dad loses his job, everything changes. Billy's forced to quit school and look for work to help support his family, and s …

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The Baitchopper

by Silver Donald Cameron
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods

Denny's father is away for weeks at a time working the rust-streaked fishing trawlers far off the Nova Scotian coast. The work is hard and dangerous--they fish year-round, in fierce storms, in ice--and badly paid, and if a fisherman gets hurt, the company won't do anything to help.

So when his dad starts fighting for a union to improve these terrib …

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Pipi dans le Pot

by Sylvie Assathiany & Louise Pelletier
edition: Hardcover
tagged: beginner
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Mes Cheveux

by Sylvie Assathiany & Louise Pelletier, illustrated by Philippe Béha
edition: Hardcover
tagged: beginner
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Salut, Gadou!

by Malcolm Reid, illustrated by Rose Zgodzinski
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

The kids of the St-Jean-Baptiste district of Quebec City are going to lose their clubhouse--the only place where they can meet their friends, talk, and play music without adults around all the time.

But they've worked so hard on it, putting up walls, hammering, cleaning, that they won't give it up without a fight. So Genevieve, her friend Gadou and …

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Dors Petit Ours

by Sylvie Assathiany & Louise Pelletier, illustrated by Philippe Béha
edition: Hardcover
tagged: beginner
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J'aime Claire

by Sylvie Assathiany & Louise Pelletier, illustrated by Philippe Béha
edition: Hardcover
tagged: beginner
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