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My Mannequins

by Sydell Waxman, illustrated by Patty Gallinger
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: new experience

Dora’s father owns a dressmaking shop in the bustling garment district of Toronto in the 1940s. Every day after school, ten-year-old Dora runs to help her father in the shop. As she works, she dreams of being a designer herself and dressing the soberly attired mannequins in her own beautiful creations. In Dora’s imaginings, the mannequins seem …

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Raspberry House Blues

by Linda Holeman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: adoption, stepfamilies, new experience

Poppy is on an odyssey. Her adoptive mother has taken off to find herself, so Poppy decides to live with her adoptive father, his new wife, Calypso, and their toddler, Sandeep, in a ramshackle rasp-berry-colored house. At first Poppy is distressed by the disordered household, which is unlike anything she has ever known, but soon it becomes a jumpin …

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A Nose for Adventure

by Richard Scrimger
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, new experience, alien contact

In this hilarious sequel to The Nose from Jupiter, Alan is to take his first airplane ride. He is off to New York, where his father will meet him for some “quality time” together. There are one or two snags, though. First, his father isn’t at the airport. Then there’s his cranky seatmate, Frieda, who is almost kidnapped while she’s waitin …

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We Followed the Stars to Canada

by Debi Van De Wiel
edition: Paperback
tagged: new experience

After WWII, two Dutch children leave Holland for Canada. Arriving in Halifax, the children and their parents experience the same fears and hopes of thousands who made the journey.

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No Frogs for Dinner

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Linda Hendry
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, new experience

Melvin's trip to the big city is not turning out as he hoped. Instead of hot-dogs, baseball and tall buildings, his Aunt Rose drags him to the opera, museums and fancy restaurants.

Melvin must find a way to curb his aunt's enthusiasm long enough to have some REAL fun

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Sky Lake Summer

by Peggy Dymond Leavey
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, new experience

Thirteen-year-old Jane Covington doesn’t want to go to Sky Lake to visit her grandmother for the summer holidays - she wants to visit her father in the north. But when she returns to the cottage on the lake with the tall cliff, she is happy to be back in the golden country sunshine. However, Jane soon involves herself in a mystery when she finds …

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A Little Something

by Sarah Hartt-Snowbell, illustrated by June Bradford
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, new experience

When Sandy’s daddy leaves for work in the morning, he blows Sandy a kiss. What follows is a wild adventure through the town, the countryside, the bogs and the marshes of the Land of Everywhere… to try to catch up to Daddy’s kiss!

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