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Spirit of Summerwood

by Vivien Gorham
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: horses, equestrian

A stand-alone follow-up to award-winning middle grade novel Touch of Gold, set at a horse camp with a mysterious past, featuring themes of allyship, friendship, and activism.

It's finally summer, and for twelve-year-old Aislinn, that means two sweet, uninterrupted weeks at her favourite place in the world — Summerwood Farm. At Summerwood's all-gi …

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One Summer in Whitney Pier

by Mayann Francis, illustrated by Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: baseball & softball, values & virtues, country life

A nostalgic picture book set in the diverse Cape Breton community of Whitney Pier from the duo behind Mayann's Train Ride, written by Nova Scotia's first Black lieutenant-governor.

School is out for the summer, but eleven-year-old Mayann Francis doesn't have much to look forward to. Her two best friends, Eunice and Betty, will be away and her older …

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Whirl

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 12
tagged: environment, camping & outdoor activities, city & town life, seasons

One whirligig’s journey reveals the delights of the natural world

A stray maple seed, sometimes called a maple key or whirligig, is picked up by the wind and begins a long, wordless journey through a local neighborhood. It twirls and flips through a family’s backyard. It slips beneath skateboard wheels and sneakers in the park. It falls into th …

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How to Spot a Sasquatch

by J. Torres, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: action & adventure, camping & outdoor activities, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology, humorous

An action-packed graphic novel that shows no friendship is impossible

On a camping trip with the Junior Rangers, Jay feels like the odd one out. He’s determined to get a photo of Bigfoot—but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. But if there’s no such thing as Bigfoot, why is there a giant footprint? And who is stealing all the snacks? …

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My Delicious Garden

by Anne-Marie Fortin, illustrated by Julien Castanié, translated by Heather Camlot
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 12
tagged: cooking & food, camping & outdoor activities, country life

A girl lovingly tends to her garden through the seasons

In the depths of winter, one young girl is already dreaming of planting her very own vegetable garden. In January, she sketches out the rows of lettuce, the trellis for the peas, and a large plot for the tomatoes while she waits for warmer weather. March is time for sowing, and April gives way …

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On the Line

by Eric Walters & Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: lgbt, basketball, marriage & divorce

Thirteen-year-old basketball star Jordan Ryker feels like his life is falling apart.

All Jordie wanted was for his parents to stop fighting. Soon, he gets his wish. His parents separate and then his dad announces he’s gay. Shocked, Jordie struggles with how to process all this. His dad taught him everything he knows about basketball, and there’s …

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A Park Connects Us

by Sarah Nelson, illustrated by Ellen Rooney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, multigenerational, diversity & multicultural, city & town life

An ode to urban parks and the many ways they connect us to community and nature

This picture book excursion through a city park invites readers to discover how shared green spaces bring us together. Lyrical, upbeat text illuminates the abundant gifts the park offers. Vibrant mixed-media illustrations show a diverse group of visitors as they explore …

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Maxed Out

by Daphne Greer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: hockey, death & dying, special needs

Twelve-year-old Max just wants to play hockey.

But ever since his dad died, Max's mom has been struggling. Now Max has to take his brother, Duncan, who is autistic, with him wherever he goes. Max's team is counting on him to help them win the upcoming playoff game against the Red Eagles, but one practice makes it clear that it's not safe to leave hi …

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Shooting Stars (Hockey Super Six)

illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hockey, humorous, superheroes

A very special group of kids must save the world with — what else? — HOCKEY!

 

Meet six kids a lot like you. Except . . .

. . . Benny, Jenny, Karl, Starlight, DJ and Mo got zapped in an evil plot gone wrong — and became the super-est team the world has ever seen.

Lucky thing, because they have to face off against enormous, multi-appendaged, hocke …

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