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Underland

A Novel

by Colleen Nelson & Nancy Chappell-Pollack
edition: Paperback
tagged: dystopian

Following the events of Pulse Point, 12-year old Ama and the other Underlanders living in a world of darkness dig for brine, the City's real energy source. Underland is a dangerous place: cave-ins, starvation and illness are constant threats. When their leader deserts them, Ama goes looking for him and stumbles on two Citizens. Neither knew the oth …

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The Book of Sam

by Rob Shapiro
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: epic

A hell-bound fantasy starring demons, damsels, and an unlikely hero.

Sixteen-year-old Sam Sullinger lives in the shadow of adolescence. He's lost among his overachieving siblings, constantly knocked down by his harsh father, and bullied daily. His only solace is his best friend and crush, Harper.

In a grand plan designed to help him confess his love …

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The Jagged Circle

by Shelley Peterson
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: horses, mysteries & detective stories, runaways

The Jagged Circle is full of suspense and a perfect book for horse lovers! — Amber Marshall, equestrian and star of CBC's Heartland

A spine-tingling adventure with as many twists and turns as a steeplechase course.

It’s spring break and Evangeline Gibb is bored, stuck at her Gran Mary’s farm mucking stalls while her friends are away on vacation …

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Out There

by Ian Donald Keeling
edition: Paperback
tagged: science & technology

The war for the Thread is over. The final fight is about to begin. . . .

 

Johnny's battle with Betty has ended in her defeat and the Thread seemingly at peace for the first time in centuries. But the question remains?who created the Thread in the first place?

 

Johnny is about the find out, thrown into the Out There, the one place where all his questi …

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The Do-Over

by Jennifer Honeybourn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: contemporary

InThe Do-Over, a teenage girl gets the chance to redo her past in this smart and charming YA novel by the author ofWhen Life Gives You Demons, Jennifer Honeybourn.

Emelia has always wanted to fit in with the A crowd. So, when Ben, the hottest guy in school, asks her out, she chooses him over Alistair, her best friend—even after he confesses his fe …

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Annaka

by Andre Fenton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age, diversity & multicultural

Annaka has always hated her first name. That's why, when her mother packed her up at age seven and moved from Yarmouth to Halifax, she decided she would go by Anna. Now Anna is back in Yarmouth after the death of her beloved Grampy, and sorting through memories from her younger self. She discovers a journal Grampy gifted her years ago; it is filled …

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Deadly Curious

by Cindy Anstey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

A twisty tale reminiscent of Jane Austen—with a dash of murder—Cindy Anstey'sDeadly Curious is perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Agatha Christie.

Some secrets are better left buried...
1834. Sophia Thompson wants nothing more than to be one of the famed Bow Street Runners, London's most elite corps of detectives. Never mind that a woman h …

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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

A Satirical Land Claim Fable

by Kevin Loring
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, bullying, theater & musicals, boarding school & prep school, aboriginal & indigenous, historical

Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day, he discovers a development company has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, Little Red attacks one of the engineers and is arrested for assault and trespassing on his own lands. In jail he meets his court-appointed lawyer, Larry, …

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