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Half-Court Trap

by Kevin heronJones
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: basketball, friendship, emotions & feelings, boys & men, self-esteem & self-reliance

The issues of male body image and rivalry come together in Half-Court Trap, set in racially diverse Brampton, Ontario. Thirteen-year-old Nigel is teased and belittled at home because of his weight, so an opposing player’s trash talk enrages him and he vows revenge. When his enemy becomes a teammate, Nigel plots to make him look bad and get him of …

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Hoopers

by Johnny Boateng
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: basketball, boys & men, friendship, values & virtues

Set in Toronto, Hoopers is about a Black youth who wants to live the basketball dream of fame and acclaim. Jojo and his friends know that once they make the Squad, their high-school team, they will have the time of their lives. But their no-nonsense coach is strict, even mean, and seems to repeatedly target Jojo. Emphasizing the real qualities of h …

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Le petit chevalier qui défendait son royaume

by Gilles Tibo, illustrated by Geneviève Després
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: royalty, emotions & feelings, boys & men

 

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Dans un royaume lointain, un petit chevalier est prêt à braver les défis! Lorsqu’il entend quelqu’un crier à l’aide, il part à la rescousse. Mais arrivé sur place, il découvre que la situation a déjà été réglée par plus rapide que lui. Et ça ne cesse de se répéter au cours de la journée. Not …

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Clan

by Sigmund Brouwer
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, boys & men, prehistory

The classic survival story gets a prehistoric twist in this gripping middle-grade adventure featuring a boy and his saber tooth tiger cub, perfect for fans of Hatchet.

Part survival story, part animal-human friendship story and part redemption story, Clan follows the journey of Atlatl and the saber tooth cub he rescues from a dire wolf attack.

Injur …

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Leopold's Leotard

by Rhiannon Wallace, illustrated by Risa Hugo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: dance, imagination & play, boys & men, humorous stories

Leopold loves to dance. He dances everywhere he goes. When his dance teacher announces the year-end recital, Leopold hopes he will get to be a graceful bird. Alas, no such luck. Miss Linda says the dancers are going to be bees. But Leopold doesn’t want to be a buzzing little bee. He wants to be tall and elegant like an ostrich!

When the big night …

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Teamwork

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: boys & men, baseball & softball, art & architecture

 

A new laugh-out-loud tale with heart from Canada’s #1 storytelling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko!

 

Matthew’s parents think he should play on a sports team. How will he ever learn about teamwork if all he does is draw pictures all day?

His mom signs him up for baseball. But out on the field, Matthew is too busy looking at stuff to cat …

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