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Up the Creek

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, adolescence, orphans & foster homes

 

Has Chris Dearing finally broken his family’s run of bad luck? Find out in this hilarious, high-stakes companion to Mine!

 

After a lifetime of bad luck, Chris Dearing is sure his family fortunes have finally turned around. With the help of some friends, he’s reclaimed his granddad’s old land in Dawson City, Yukon, and is adjusting to life wit …

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Fish Out of Water

by Joanne Levy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: adolescence, multigenerational, other, religious

Twelve-year-old Fishel (Fish) Rosner doesn’t like regular “boy” things. He hates sports and would prefer to read or do crafts instead of climbing trees or riding dirt bikes with his friends. He also loves to dance.
But all his interests are considered “girly.” Fish doesn’t get why that’s a bad thing. He’s just interested in differen …

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Caley Cross and the Hadeon Drop

A Novel

by Jeff Rosen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, monsters, adolescence, humorous stories

Caley Cross has always known she's not a “normal” thirteen-year-old (her ability to create zombie animals was her first clue). Still, she never expected to be whisked off to a faraway world—Erinath—where she is Crown Princess and people have “baests” that live inside them, giving them fantastic, animal-like powers. Which would be cool, …

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The Last Goin' Off

by Rhian Calcott
edition: Paperback
  • age: 17 to 18
  • Grade: 12
tagged: survival stories, adolescence

When his father and older brother are lost at sea, fourteen-year-old Aaron Conrad, finds himself the reluctant ‘head of the household’ and family breadwinner. His dream to continue his education beyond what is available at the Lunenburg Academy is now in peril. Aaron is forced to pursue the life of a fisherman aboard the very boat that claimed …

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Harvey Holds His Own

by Colleen Nelson, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs, post-confederation (1867-), self-esteem & self-reliance, adolescence

The West Highland Terrier that brought Harvey Comes Home to life returns with his tail wagging and his nose sharp, ready for a new adventure

Harvey the West Highland Terrier is back with his beloved Maggie. He is also back at Brayside retirement home, where he and Maggie now volunteer along with their friend Austin. There Maggie is drawn to a new re …

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War at the Snow White Motel and Other Stories

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: short stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, adolescence

An insightful and funny new collection of short stories from award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones.

In “War at the Snow White Motel,” Rex and his family are vacationing in Vermont. A thoughtless act launches him into war with an older teenager at their motel, but a much bigger conflict — the Vietnam War — looms large on the horizon.

Ant wants …

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Because of that Crow

by Beverley Brenna
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 7
tagged: adolescence, death, grief, bereavement

A new middle grade novel from the author of the Michael L Printz Honor Book, The White Bicycle
Harris Olson is a boy dealing with a load of guilt. Three years ago he was in a tragic car accident with his parents. He can't shake off the feeling of being responsible, though of course he was not. The memory returns from time to time —— until a cr …

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Siha Tooskin Knows the Sacred Eagle Feather

by Charlene Bearhead & Wilson Bearhead, illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: native canadian, values & virtues, adolescence

Paul Wahasaypa—Siha Tooskin—can find eagle feathers in Ade’s truck, on the dream catcher above his bed, on his Uncle Lenard’s bustle, and in with the smudge bowls in all of his relatives’ homes. Paul already knows that the eagle is important because of the way that his family respects and cares for eagle feathers. Now he’s old enough fo …

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