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Pax

by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, foxes, environment, adolescence, survival stories, runaways, boys & men

New York Times Bestseller * National Book Award Longlist 

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. 

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Pete …

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Gone Wild

by Jodi Lundgren
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: adoption, runaways, dating & sex, orphans & foster homes

Bullied in foster care and then by his adoptive mother's boyfriend, Seth decides to head out on his own. Brooke thinks she might be pregnant and, instead of facing her controlling mother, she runs. The strangers meet in a wilderness park on Vancouver Island, where basic survival is a challenge. As they work together to find food, water, and shelter …

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No Place for Kids

by Alison Lohans
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: runaways, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

Finalist, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Best Children’s Book

 

 

 

Sisters Jennifer and Sarah were once part of a happy, stable family, but their idyllic life comes to an abrupt halt with the death of their mother. Unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his two young daughters, their father finds comfort in alcohol, gets fired from his job, and l …

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Above

by Leah Bobet
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic, runaways, love & romance

"ABOVE pulls off that rare trick of being convincing and utterly magical at the same time." - Emma Donoghue, NYT bestselling author of ROOM

"Leah Bobet's ABOVE is that rarest of creatures, combining the outspoken honesty of a good first novel with the craft of a seasoned professional." - Elizabeth Bear, Hugo Award-winning author of DUST

Matthew has l …

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Voiceless

by Caroline Wissing
edition: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: runaways

Runaway teen Annabel, nicknamed Ghost, doesn’t speak. Her interaction with her world is limited to how well she can convey her wants and feelings to others, and how intuitive others are in interpreting her expressions and gestures. Confused by her mother’s addictions, and the loss of the guidance of her grandmother, Ghost is driven to the road …

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Pit Pony

by Joyce Barkhouse, introduction by Zoe Lucas
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: horses, friendship, runaways, emotions & feelings

If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Instead, 11-year-old Willie must work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony, he discovers that things aren't always as bad as they seem. And a surpr …

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At Risk

by Jacqueline Guest
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: runaways, mysteries & detective stories

Edgy and suspenseful young adult fiction that explores topics teens want to read about.

Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to "scare straight" at-risk youth. She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life together. But Sage resists Tia's overtures, and when money goes missing, …

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