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A Time to Run: Stuart and Sam

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
edition: Paperback
tagged: special needs, miscellaneous

Stuart can run like the wind. It's a skill that has come in handy for him all his life. Born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), Stuart has learned to run away from all kinds of trouble — at least, if he can recognize it. Sometimes it's hard for him to know when a friend really is a friend or when he's just bad news.
Sam is a basketbal …

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Saltwater Summer

by Roderick Haig-Brown
edition: Paperback
tagged: boats, ships & underwater craft, miscellaneous

This tale of a young man's first summer as a commercial salmon fisherman on the BC coast, written in 1948 by the renowned fisherman and outdoor adventure writer Roderick Haig-Brown, has become a modern classic.

Don Morgan has made enough money trapping on northern Vancouver Island to realize his dream: he has bought himself a 32-foot West Coast salm …

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Emily and the Mighty Om

by Sarah Lolley, illustrated by Sleepless Kao
edition: Hardcover
tagged: miscellaneous

Emilie has a new form of after-school entertainment when Albert moves in next door. Every afternoon he can be found on the front lawn, twisting his body into all kinds of crazy postures, then chanting "om"-something he calls "yoga". Then one day something serious happens: Albert gets stuck, all twisted up like a pretzel. Albert knows what he needs, …

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Vertical Limits

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 6
tagged: miscellaneous, extreme sports

This time, when Jake and Peter stumble upon adrenaline-pumping adventure, it's high in the peaks of the Bugaboo Mountains just west of the Rockies. Fifteen-year-old Jake is obsessed with solo-climbing a soaring granite spire. His best friend, Peter, is as absorbed with filming Jake for a video as he is in not divulging his secret fear of heights to …

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Mountainboard Maniacs

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7
tagged: miscellaneous, extreme sports

Adventurous best friends Jake and Peter discover an exhilarating new sport. " Pam's books have wide appeal to boys and girls, to avid and reluctant readers, to teens and to younger children who are looking for a challenging high-interest book! " -The Bookmark Fifteen-year-old best friends Jake and Peter love trying out new extreme sports and compet …

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Adrenalin Ride

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: miscellaneous, extreme sports

This is the third adrenalin-pumping outdoor sports adventure in the Take It to the Extreme series with best friends Peter and Jake. It's summer vacation, and when Ron, a former guide with Sam's Adventure Tours, invites Jake and Peter to help develop a mountain bike trail in in British Columbia, near the American border, the boys can't believe their …

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BMX Tunnel Run

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 8
tagged: miscellaneous, extreme sports

Join Jake and Peter as they BMX their way through another adventure. " Pam's books have wide appeal to boys and girls, to avid and reluctant readers, to teens and to younger children who are looking for a challenging high-interest book. " - The Bookmark Fifteen-year-olds Jake and Peter share a burning desire to excel at as many extreme sports as th …

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Arctic Thunder

by Robert Feagan
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: miscellaneous

Mike Watson's team has just won the Alberta Bantam Provincial box lacrosse championships. The euphoria of victory and plans for next season are short-lived when Mike's father, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is transferred to Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

The transition to life inside the Arctic Circle is a tough one. With temperatur …

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Caillou: Learns to Skate

adapted by Marion Johnson, illustrated by Éric Sévigny
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: miscellaneous

Caillou is learning to skate. With a lot of tumbles, the help of a chair and loads of encouragement from Mommy and Daddy, Caillou begins to get the hang of it. Drawn from episodes of the popular animated television series, the Clubhouse books follow Caillou as he continues to explore the world around him and gain a better understanding of his envir …

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