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Sloth at the Zoom

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Orbie
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: zoos, peer pressure, humorous stories, mammals

One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. She had been looking forward to long, languorous naps while the sun gently warmed her belly. But at the Zoom, the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles. The monkeys climb so fast …

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Cheat

by Kristin Butcher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: values & virtues, peer pressure, school & education

Laurel, caught up in the thrill of an investigation, is willing to risk her reputation to get the story, but her ultimate discovery changes everything.

Laurel discovers her passion for investigative journalism when she writes an article for her school paper about a person experiencing homelessness who's been living at the school. Eager to write more …

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Cowboys Don't Cry

by Marilyn Halvorson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: coming of age, peer pressure

Shane Morgan's world is shattered when his mother is killed in a car accident. His father and hero, a famous rodeo star, drowns his sorrow in booze and soon is just a rodeo clown with a drinking problem. Then the two inherit a small ranch, and Shane looks forward to having a real home, making friends, and getting through a whole school year in the …

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Cowboys Don't Quit

by Marilyn Halvorson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: coming of age, peer pressure

In Cowboys Don't Cry, Shane and dad finally settled into a new life on a ranch in Deer Valley, Alberta. They'd been through some rough times after Shane's mother died in a car accident and his father was drinking too much. But all that was behind them and they were getting along fine together. Or so Shane thought.

Now, in Cowboys Don't Quit, his dad …

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Nine Doors

by Vicki Grant
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: peer pressure, values & virtues, humorous stories

Emery's neighbor, Richard, is the kind of kid who gets under your skin. When Richard suggests a game of "Nicky Nicky Nine Doors," Emery can't come up with a good excuse not to play. Using chocolate bars as "stunt poo," the boys start playing the classic prank of the burning bag on the doorstep, but this game has a modern twist. They record their ne …

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The Wrench

by Elise Gravel, translated by Charles Simard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: recycling & green living, peer pressure, humorous stories

Bob’s tricycle is broken and he needs a wrench to fix it.

He ventures out to buy one at the Megamart, where slick salesman, Mr. Mart, convinces Bob that it’s not a wrench he needs, but a fridge hat…singing pajamas…a screaming machine! Bob spends all his money on things that he really doesn’t need and before he knows it has no money and no …

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Perfect Pigeons

illustrated by Katherine Battersby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: birds, self-esteem & self-reliance, peer pressure

One plucky pigeon dares to fly against the flock in this brightly illustrated, laugh-out-loud picture book about embracing the things that make us different.

A colorful flock of pigeons pride themselves on their perfect unity. All except one: a bespectacled pigeon who is happiest doing its own thing.
While the flock all looks the same, this pigeon e …

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