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"Just Mary" Reader

Mary Grannan Selected Stories

by Mary Grannan, edited by Margaret Anne Hume
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: short stories, media tie-in

For twenty-three years during the golden age of radio in Canada, stories for children by Mary Grannan, "Just Mary," were broadcast by CBC and beloved across the country. She retired from broadcasting in 1962 and died in 1975, but her sweet-tempered and humorous stories still have the power to entertain, while recapturing the atmosphere of another t …

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The Whole, Entire, Complete Truth

A Sarah Martin Mystery

by Caroline Rennie-Pattison
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, loners & outcasts, self-esteem & self-reliance

Sarah Martin is bored. Thanks to her father’s transfer from an inner-city police division to a small-town detachment, she is forced to to live in Muskoka - no friends, no mall, no life.

But when Sarah does make a new friend - Mindi - life gets considerably more interesting, as the two become aware of suspicious activity surrounding Mindi’s mothe …

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Kalyna's Song

by Lisa Grekul
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: africa, self-esteem & self-reliance, canada

Colleen Lutzak, a talented young Ukrainian musician from northern Alberta, struggles to maintain a sense of identity as her awareness of the world expands.

Growing up in the small northern Alberta community of St. Paul, Colleen Lutzak has both positives and negatives to deal with – she has an abundance of musical talent, excellent grades in schoo …

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Pure

by Karen Krossing
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: dystopian

Lenni is a gifted healer; she is also an illegal experiment gone wrong. Set in the future where genetic engineering is forbidden, Lenni must escape from the Genetic Purity Council.

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Gem Lakes, The

Eaton's Of Winnipeg

by Rob Keough
edition: Paperback
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Jake Lucknow is just like any other fourteen-year-old boy, except for one thing - he is sick with cancer and is not expected to live through the summer. While spending time at the family cabin, Jake has a chance encounter with the area's most notorious resident and learns the secret to an old family mystery.

Jake can't resist one last adventure at t …

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Hiding in Plain Sight

A Shelby Belgarden Mystery

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: eBook
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, law & crime, parents

With school over, Greg visiting relatives, and Betts on vacation with her family, it’s looking like it will be a quiet summer for Shelby Belgarden. Until, that is, she finds out that Betts and her family have returned home suddenly, and Betts’s mom faces criminal charges in the theft of a computer program from her workplace.

To save Mrs. Thompso …

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Breath of the Dragon

by Diane Juttner Perreault
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 9
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Pottery is one of the few things Krisjana shares with her father. But even that connection is tenuous as Kris, on the verge of turning 16, struggles through the trials of adolescence: drugs, alcohol and a sexually aggressive boyfriend. As her father's heart disease worsens and she must face his impending death, Kris is forced to confront her fear o …

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