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Tug

A Log Boom’s Journey

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: boats, ships & underwater craft, boys & men

From award-winning author and illustrator Scot Ritchie comes this lively look at the journey of a West Coast tugboat towing a log boom, as seen through the eyes of a young boy. 

"I’m helping Dad on the tugboat. We’re going to tow a log boom to the sawmill on the river… I look out for ferries and other boats in the harbor… Then I see it — a …

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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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Half-Court Trap

by Kevin heronJones
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: basketball, friendship, boys & men, emotions & feelings, 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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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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