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The Fort

by Gordon Korman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, physical & emotional abuse, boys & men

 

From the bestselling author of RESTART, the story of a middle-school "band of brothers" -- five friends who need to stick together after they set up a hideout in an abandoned bomb shelter and discover that the only way to be true friends is to reveal their secrets and help each other out.

 

The morning after Hurricane Leo rips through the town of Ca …

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Buddy

A Farm in the Forest Story

by Jena Wagmann, illustrated by Alana Hytrle
edition: Paperback
  • age: 2 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, physical & emotional abuse, beginner

Once there was a little dog. His teeth stuck out on one side of his mouth, and his little black nose did not sit in the middle of his face. Some might say he was not very handsome. And one day, he was left alone in the forest.

Based on the real-life adventures of a funny-looking little dog, this charming story of acceptance and found family will cap …

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An Incorrect Solution

by David Cole, illustrated by Shannon O'Toole
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, physical & emotional abuse, mathematics, interactive adventures, diversity & multicultural

Fifth grade is off to a terrible start for the Math Kids. Jordan and Justin are in a different class from Stephanie and Catherine. Worse, they have Miller the Killer for math and he hates math! Even more troubling, Jordan witnesses Robbie, the class bully, in an angry confrontation with his father and wonders if Constable Colson might be doing more …

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The Big Bad Wolf in My House

by Valérie Fontaine, illustrated by Nathalie Dion, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: physical & emotional abuse, emotions & feelings, sexual abuse, violence

A young girl describes what it’s like when her mom’s new friend comes to stay — a moving story about domestic violence that ends on a hopeful note.

The young girl tells us that her mom’s new friend is just like the big bad wolf. At first the wolf is sweet and kind to her mom, though the girl notices the wolf’s cold eyes from the very begin …

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The Taste of Rain

by Monique Polak
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: asia, physical & emotional abuse, values & virtues

It is 1945, and thirteen-year-old Gwen has been a prisoner at the Weihsien Internment Camp in northern China for nearly two and a half years. Gwen is one of 140 children who were enrolled at a boarding school in Chefoo when the Japanese Imperial Army invaded China.
Life in the camp is difficult. There is not enough food or water, and even the chil …

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Pablo encuentra un tesoro

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: homelessness & poverty, bullying, physical & emotional abuse

Pablo y su hermana pasan todos los días en "La Montaña del Tesoro", el basurero local. Allí, hurgan entre los montículos de basura en busca de artículos que su madre pueda vender para proporcionar alimentos a la familia. De vez en cuando, encuentran un "verdadero" tesoro, como un alimento aún comestible o un libro ilustrado, que a Pablo le en …

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Pablo Finds a Treasure

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: homelessness & poverty, bullying, physical & emotional abuse

A poignant, simply-told story that shows the resourcefulness of poverty-stricken children around the world.

Pablo and his sister spend every day at "Treasure Mountain", the local dump. There, they rummage through the mounds of garbage looking for items that their mother can sell in order to provide food for the family. Occasionally, they find a "rea …

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That Uh-oh Feeling

A story about touch

by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, physical & emotional abuse

No matter how hard she tries, Claire can’t kick the soccer ball in a straight line. Her coach steps in and places his hand on her shoulder, telling her that she's too pretty to wear a frown. When he tickles her later and asks her to keep it a secret, Claire doesn’t know exactly what’s wrong, but something just feels “weird.” Too much flat …

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