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A Bend in the Breeze

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, friendship

When eleven-year-old Pascale Chardon finds herself on a lifeboat drifting toward an uncharted island with no memory of how she got there, all she wants is to get back to her family. The islanders, however, have a different objective.

For many decades, the islanders have been anticipating the arrival of someone foretold only as the Long Awaited. The …

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The Fire Station (Classic Munsch Audio)

read by Robert Munsch
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: cars & trucks, classics

 

This story starts out with a familiar premise: Michael and Sheila visit a fire station. But then the Munsch flair for imaginative insight and humor take over. While the two kids are exploring a fire truck, an alarm goes off—and away go Michael and Sheila to the rescue!

 

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The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch Audio)

read by Robert Munsch
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, dating & sex

 

Over seven million copies in print!

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the ho …

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Jonathan Cleaned Up—Then He Heard a Sound (Classic Munsch Audio)

read by Robert Munsch
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, railroads & trains

 

"Last stop! Everybody out!" Jonathan is trying not to make a mess, but someone has put a subway station in his apartment. So Jonathan goes to City Hall to fix the computer.

 

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The Fabled Stables: Belly of the Beast

by Jonathan Auxier, illustrated by Olga Demidova
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: fantasy & magic, friendship

The third book in a chapter-book adventure series featuring magical animals, perfect for fans of Princess in Black.

On an island at the top of the world are the Fabled Stables, a one-of-a-kind place for one-of-a-kind creatures. Auggie is their caretaker, and it's his job to strike out into the Wide World and save creatures from danger. This time, he …

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Red Fox Road

by Frances Greenslade
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: survival stories, parents, death & dying

A thirteen-year-old girl on a family vacation becomes stranded alone in the wilderness when the family's GPS leads them astray. A compelling survival story for ages 10 to 14, for fans of Hatchet and The Skeleton Tree.

Francie and her parents are on a spring road trip: driving from British Columbia, Canada, to hike in the Grand Canyon. When a shortcu …

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The Silk Road

by Kirsten Marion
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, other, asian, friendship

Lucy wants an adventure. Dee just wants to find his missing parents. When they chance upon a hidden road and the lord of stone offers them a quest, the opportunity for both arises. All they have to do is befriend a young emperor—which would be a lot easier if he wasn't a royal pain and an angry queen didn't want to destroy him.

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Water, Water

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Jon McNaught
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: survival stories, dystopian, homelessness & poverty

One morning Rafe wakes up to discover his bedroom is floating in a vast sea of water. An unforgettable middle-grade novel with elements of James and the Giant Peach meets Waterworld and The Road.

One morning Rafe wakes up to discover his bedroom is floating in a vast sea of water. Alone with only his dog for company, Rafe adapts to this strange new …

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Fire on the Mountain

by Pamela McDowell, illustrated by Dana Barton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: environment, country life, disasters, survival stories

Lightning sparks a forest fire deep in the mountains near the town of Waterton.

Days later, the sky is blue and the air is clear, so it doesn’t seem like an emergency, until crews of firefighters begin to arrive and townspeople start to prepare. Cricket and her friends watch deer and birds flee the forest and run right through town. But what abou …

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