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The Pillow

by Allison, Rosemary, illustrated by Hilder, Charles
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: emotions & feelings

This volume in the Kids of Canada series examines the challenges faced by children who move to a new and strange country.
Angelina has just arrived from Italy and must face the teasing of her new schoolmates whose language is strange to her. When she meets Ram whose family is originally from India, life in Canada begins to look rosier
The Pillow is …

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Six Darn Cows

by Margaret Laurence, illustrated by Ann Blades
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: farm & ranch life, farm animals

In this classic tale, Margaret Laurence recounts how Jen and Tod overcome their fear of the dark woods to bring the cows home at last.

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The Soldier's Son

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, literary, pre-confederation (to 1867)

Young James Carroll flees with his family from Niagara-on-the-Lake during the war of 1812 to settle in the turbulent pioneer community of Toronto. He soon realizes what it will take to survive.

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Daughter of the Old Pioneer

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, family life, pre-confederation (to 1867)

It was a long way from Grey County, Ontario to the rich farmlands around Souris, Manitoba, but eight-year-old Nellie Mooney (McClung) with her family endured the hardships of the journey, and the harshness of prairie winters to establish their new home. Adapted from Nellie McClung’s autobiography A Clearing in the West.

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Brand 9999

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, pre-confederation (to 1867)

This is the story of two men: one rich, one poor; one white, one black. One is the former slave, and one has the financial backing of English nobleman, but, their ambition is the same: to build their own ranches in the cattle country of Alberta.

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The Great River

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, native american, pre-confederation (to 1867)

Jolliet, Canada’s first native born explorer, travels into the heart of the North American continent, through unknown lands teeming with unfamiliar Indians and strange animals, to search for the source of that great river – the Mississippi.

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Pioneer Among the Mountains

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, action & adventure, pre-confederation (to 1867)

Everyone told them it was a challenge to cross the Rocky Mountains in search of gold. For one set of overlanders, Augustus Schubert, his parents and sister, their journey became a series of disasters.

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White Forehead of the Cypress Hills

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, cultural heritage, pre-confederation (to 1867)

Sergeant James Walsh of the Northwest Mounted Police had a difficult task: to earn the respect and trust of Sitting Bull and his fierce Sioux warriors after the defeat of General Custer at Little Big Horn.

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The Iron People

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical, cultural heritage, pre-confederation (to 1867)

The mighty Huron Indians met Samuel de Champlain on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. They were confident his guns would help them defeat their old enemies, the Iroquois. But a few years later …

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The Long Sault

by Terry Leeder, illustrated by Deborah Drew-Brook
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: literary, war & military, pre-confederation (to 1867)

The Long Sault rapids near Montreal in 1660: Dollard des Ormeaux with a band of 17 Frenchmen and 40 Hurons and Algonquin Indians come face to face with over 700 Iroquois warriors on their way to attack Montreal.

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