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Desert Crossing

A Novel

by Elise Broach
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: general (see also headings under family)

There are some kinds of trouble you never see coming, like those thunderstorms that start from nothing at all. One minute the sky is bright blue and distant. Then, all of a sudden, it's dark and thick with clouds, pressing down right on top of you. The leaves turn silvery and twist in the wind, the air starts to hum, and the rain comes, so heavy an …

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The Unwritten Girl

The Unwritten Books

by James Bow
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: contemporary, books & libraries

Rosemary Watson lives in the small town of Clarksbury, where news travels fast and gossip sticks around. Years before, her brother Theo suffered a nervous breakdown, and Rosemary, now entering junior high, is constantly teased about it. She wonders if she might go crazy like her brother, and she feels guilty for not being able to save him. She trie …

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Hiding in Hawk's Creek

A Jennifer Bannon Mystery

by Brenda Chapman
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, parents, friendship

Fourteen-year-old Jennifer Bannon cannot face another boring summer in Springhills. She convinces her mother to let her spend July at her grandmother’s cottage in Hawk’s Creek. She does not reveal that her plan is to live with her grandmother forever in order to avoid the problems back home. But Hawk’s Creek holds dark secrets, and Jennifer i …

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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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