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Chariots of Gaul

by Jack Mitchell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: ancient civilizations, europe

When Julius Caesar invades Celtic Britain, among the many hostages taken by the Romans is a sixteen-year-old boy named Ludu. He is brought to Rome, where his great skill as a charioteer soon earns him glory in the Circus Maximus. At first, it seems that Ludu is fated to spend the rest of his life in Rome when he learns that Celtic Gaul has risen in …

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A Boy Is Not a Bird

by Edeet Ravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: holocaust, europe

A young boy named Natt finds his world overturned when his family is uprooted and exiled to Siberia during the occupation of the Soviet Ukraine by Nazi Germany.

In 1941, life in Natt’s small town of Zastavna is comfortable and familiar, even if the grownups are acting strange, and his parents treat him like a baby. Natt knows there’s a war on, o …

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Sweetgrass

by Theresa Meuse, illustrated by Arthur Stevens
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational

A vibrant story of traditional indigenous knowledge and the many uses of sweetgrass.

It's early July, and for Matthew and his Auntie that means one thing: time to go sweetgrass picking. This year, Matthew's younger cousin Warren is coming along, and it will be his first time visiting the shoreline where the sweetgrass grows.

With Auntie's traditiona …

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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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The Family Way

by Laura Best
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: adoption, self-esteem & self-reliance

Set in 1930 and based on true events, this middle-grade novel explores family secrets, set at the Ideal Maternity Home.

Tulia May lives in rural Nova Scotia with her mother, who works in the laundry of the nearby Ideal Maternity Home. It's a place where unwed mothers can discreetly give birth, a place where adoptions by rich Americans can be quickly …

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My Indian

by Mi'sel Joe & Sheila O'Neill
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: native canadian, pre-confederation (to 1867), chapter books

In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide only as “My Indian.”
Now, almost two hundred years later, Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill reclaim the story of Sylvester Joe, the Mi’ …

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Call Across the Sea

by Kathy Kacer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: military & wars, prejudice & racism, europe

History is made one brave act at a time.

Henny has grown up with her father’s boat, the Gerda III, as a home away from home. She loves sailing the waters between Denmark and Sweden, carried along by the salt breeze. But when Nazi rule tightens in Copenhagen, Henny joins the resistance. And when Hitler orders the Gestapo to round up all Jewish citi …

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Harvey Comes Home

by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: dogs, post-confederation (1867-), adolescence

 

Now in paperback, the award-winning story of a lost West Highland Terrier warming hearts and bringing generations together

A dog’s world is a world of scents, of adventure. When a Harvey the West Highland Terrier wanders out of his old life guided only by his nose and his heart, lives begin to converge.

Austin, a young volunteer at the Brayside re …

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