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Winter Road

by Kristin Butcher
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: thrillers & suspense, cars & trucks, self-esteem & self-reliance

Sixteen-year-old Kat and her mom haven't seen much of each other since Kat's father died last year. Her mom has taken over the family trucking business and has been away a lot. She promised that Kat could join her on her next run, a journey across the frozen Manitoba lake known as the "winter road." But at the last minute she changes her mind. Kat, …

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Chase

by Linwood Barclay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: thrillers & suspense, dogs

The Incredible Journey meets Gordon Korman's On the Run in this exciting middle-grade thriller.

Chipper is a very special dog. He's part of a multi-million dollar experiment at a secret organization known only as The Institute. The Institute has been experimenting with dogs, melding them with state-of-the-art computer technology. But there's a pro …

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Hit the Ground Running

by Mark Burley
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: thrillers & suspense

Seventeen-year-old Vancouver Island teen Eric receives an video message from his brother, Michael, who tells Eric not to trust anyone. At the end, it appears Michael is shot and captured. Eric tries to reach Michael and their parents but can't. Eric has distanced himself from everyone. He trains in parkour, and its principles have been helpful in d …

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The Hill

by Karen Bass
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: survival stories, native american, horror & ghost stories, thrillers & suspense

Seeking cell phone reception after a remote plane crash, city kid Jared and local Kyle scale a hill that Kyle’s Cree grandmother has forbidden him to climb. Coming down the next day, the boys find that the plane has disappeared, the forest has changed, and something is hunting them. A modern imagining of the Cree Wîhtiko legend.

Jared’s plane h …

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Betting Game

by Heather M. O'Connor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: soccer, thrillers & suspense, siblings

Jack’s a star player on an elite soccer team along with his brother, Alex. The Lancers are on top of the league, even favored to win the National Championship. But the game’s about to change. A slick bookie wins Jack’s friendship and introduces him to illegal betting. Before long, Jack is hooked on the adrenaline rush, and early wins convince …

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Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: multigenerational, thrillers & suspense, weather

“A cozy, comfortable book for a rainy night.” — Kirkus Reviews

The whole Moody family hunkers down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out a storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds that knock the lights O-U-T out, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! But musical board games, s’mores, and some goo …

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