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Mya's Strategy to Save the World

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: peer pressure, humorous stories, friendship

Twelve-year-old Mya Parsons could save the world and organize her family, if only she had her own cell phone. A Dork Diaries for today's socially conscious middle-grade readers.

Mya Parsons runs her school's social justice club with her best friend, Cleo. Her lifelong desire is to work for the United Nations and change the world, and then bask in al …

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I Love My Purse

by Belle DeMont, illustrated by Sonja Wimmer
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: clothing & dress, peer pressure, self-esteem & self-reliance

Charlie loves his bright red purse, so why does everyone else have a problem with it?

Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First his father, then his friends, and even the crossing guard question him about his “strange” choice. After all, boys don’t carry purses. But Ch …

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A Boy Named Queen

by Sara Cassidy
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: friendship, peer pressure, self-esteem & self-reliance

Who will be brave enough to make friends with the boy named Queen? Sara Cassidy’s acclaimed novel, A Boy Named Queen, is now available in paperback!

Evelyn is both aghast and fascinated when a new boy comes to grade five and tells everyone his name is Queen. Queen wears shiny gym shorts and wants to organize a chess/environment club. His father pl …

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Long Bomb

by Eric Howling
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: football, peer pressure, self-esteem & self-reliance

Ed Warnicki used to play football in the park with his dad and dream of being a great receiver. Now, at fourteen, Ed secretly wishes he could play for his Calgary High Mustangs team. But he worries that he's too tall, too skinny and too insecure — the exact opposite of star quarterback Tyrone Jackson. Wanting to contribute to the school's footbal …

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Rugby Rivals

by Mike Levitt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, peer pressure

Sam's grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, with Pops having Alzheimer's and Sam's mother trying to make ends meet, but Sam's struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. Sam feels like he's alone agains …

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Northern Star

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 2
tagged: hockey, self-esteem & self-reliance, peer pressure

It seems Peter Kuiksak's star just keeps rising. The young hockey hero from the Northwest Territories is the top player in his league, being pursued by agents, and becoming something of a celebrity in his adopted city, Edmonton. But being the centre of attention isn't all it's cracked up to be. It seems no one sees Peter as just Peter anymore — l …

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Egghead

A Novel (Anniversary Edition)

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: bullying, peer pressure

How long would you stand by” What do you do when your best friend is bullied” What do you do if he is a bully” Bystanders Katie and Devan see things very differently, but one thing is clear: Grade 9 life is hard. Told through the voices of Katie and Devan, and (the target) Will's poignant poems, Egghead shows how bullying affects everyone “ …

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Double Trouble

by Joanne Levy
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, peer pressure, self-esteem & self-reliance

Victoria Adelman is lonely. Her best friend has moved away, leaving her to spend the summer alone. One day, on her way home from a bat mitzvah, she meets Jazzy, her next-door neighbors’ granddaughter. Tori hopes her friendless status is about to change.
Later, in her garden, she meets Jazzy again, but Jazzy doesn’t recognize the filthy, smell …

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