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The Misfit Book List

by Colleen Nelson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, school & education, marriage & divorce, self-esteem & self-reliance
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Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo

by Alice Hemming, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, zoos, school & education

Things aren't looking good for Class X. With another teacher running away screaming (literally), Arlo wonders how long the new substitute teacher will survive. When Mrs. Ogg takes the class to the zoo, Arlo realizes it's up to him to keep everyone in line. What Mrs. Ogg fails to mention is that this is no ordinary zoo . . .

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Swiped

by Michele Martin Bossley
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, humorous stories, school & education

Would-be detectives Trevor, Nick and Robyn are hot on the trail of a sandwich thief when they learn that more than food has been going missing at school. A valuable hockey book has been stolen from the library, and the kids worry that the librarian might lose her job if it isn't found. Who would steal a hockey book? Could it be Robyn's arch-nemesis …

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Chick: Lister

by Alex Van Tol
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: depression & mental illness, parents, school & education

Chick is a popular fourteen-year-old who is essentially on this earth to live up to his father’s impossible expectations—or, at least, that’s how he feels. This pressure is a grinding source of anxiety for him, which he copes with by making lists. He itemizes every aspect of his life, from his daily routine to the things that make him nervous …

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Maurice and His Dictionary

A True Story

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: historical, school & education, holocaust

This is the story of one refugee family’s harrowing journey, based on author Cary Fagan’s own family history. The graphic novel follows a young Jewish boy, Maurice, and his family as they flee their home in Belgium during the Second World War. They travel by train to Paris, through Spain to Portugal, and finally across the ocean to Jamaica, wh …

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Teaching Mrs. Muddle

by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Alice Carter
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: school & education, new experience, humorous stories

 

Fall in love at first blunder with a wisely foolish kindergarten teacher who makes the first day of school an experience to remember.

Kayla isn’t too sure about the first day of kindergarten. What if she misses her mom? What if she can’t find the bathroom? But when Kayla meets Mrs. Muddle, it quickly becomes clear that Kayla’s problems are no …

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Grandmother School

illustrated by Ellen Rooney, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: school & education, girls & women, multigenerational

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, w …

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Lena's Day (Inuktitut)

by Emily Jackson, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, emotions & feelings, school & education

Find out what Lena does on her busy day!

Follow Lena as she goes to school, plays with her friends, and spends time with her family. She learns important lessons about being responsible, honest, and respectful.

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Lena's Day (English)

by Emily Jackson, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: beginner, school & education, emotions & feelings, native canadian

Find out what Lena does on her busy day!

Follow Lena as she goes to school, plays with her friends, and spends time with her family. She learns important lessons about being responsible, honest, and respectful.

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