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Les pirates d'outre-tombe

by Danielle S. Marcotte
edition: Paperback
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867)

In the summer of 1787, Alexie embarks once again on a ship to Acadia from England. This time he is accompanied by his older brother Théo, who had already made the journey with their father three years earlier. However, a mutiny will separate the two brothers again. Alexie wakes up alone on an unknown shore. The worst is not behind him, for he is c …

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These Are Not the Words

by Amanda West Lewis
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, music, 20th century

New York City in the 1960s is the humming backdrop for this poignant, gritty story about a girl who sees her parents as flawed human beings for the first time, and finds the courage to make a fresh start.

Missy’s mother has gone back to school to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Missy’s father works in advertising and takes Missy on secre …

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The Gift of the Little People

A Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Ithiniwak Story

by William Dumas, illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, diseases, illnesses & injuries, pre-confederation (to 1867), short stories

I don’t recall seeing books when I was a little boy. But the old people, they grew up listening to stories. And so, every night, when the old people were done their evening prayers, they would sit and they would tell us stories too.

At the time of the spring thaw, the Rocky Cree fill their canoes with furs, eager to trade with the new visitors in …

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The Magic Shell

by Jillian Christmas, illustrated by Diana G. A. Mungaray
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: time travel, africa, lgbt

Have you ever wanted to understand where your family comes from and how you got this way? When Pigeon Pea has a million questions about their family, Auntie gives them the magic key to go back in time and across continents to meet, celebrate, and feast with their ancestors and orisha.

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Lost

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: exploration & discovery, polar regions, mysteries & detective stories

Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic.

They are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take them past a site connected to the most famous mystery in Arctic history: the Franklin Expedition. But things on the cruise are not what they seem. When Sam and Annabel make a startling discovery on a small is …

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In the Serpent's Wake

by Rachel Hartman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic, medieval

Tess sets out a sea-faring adventure to stop a war in the latest fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hartman.

Tess has a mission from the Queen: sail across the oceans to the bottom of the world and prevent a war. Unbeknownst to the Queen, Tess also intends to find the last World Serpent -- a once-mythical creature with the magical …

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Curieux comme un petit chat !

Franz Schubert

by Ana Gerhard, illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator I Musici de Montréal & Benoit Brière
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. The setting is a lively open-air café on a beautiful spring day after a long, hard winter. In the midst of people talking and laughing, a very strange fellow sits by himself, book in hand, reading a poem about a trout swimming joyfully in a brook. The sm …

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Un vrai coup de maître !

Franz Joseph Haydn

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator Benoit Brière & I Musici de Montréal, by Ana Gerhard
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music.He has just spent an amazing summer in the country with his cousin Maxim. The meals have been fabulous, followed by delightful concerts with gifted musicians who are there to play for the prince and his guests. Autumn is now upon them and something has gon …

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