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The Nordlings

by Kathleen McDonnell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
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Peggy is trying to run away from home. Instead she finds herself thrust into a fantasy world she created as a child. As the Creator, Peggy is the only one who can stop the evil force, Nobodaddy, threatening to destroy Notherland.

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Trial By Fire

by Sheila Dalton
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 8
tagged: prejudice & racism, law & crime, aboriginal & indigenous

Winner of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice: Best Books for Kids & Teens
Seventeen year-old Nathan is running – running from his past and running from his present. Raised by a white mother and never having known his native father, he must cope with prejudice and stereotypes. When he meets Sally, the beautiful outsider, he finds someon …

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The Accidental Orphan

by Constance Horne
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, orphans & foster homes, adoption

Short-listed for the 1999 Silver Birch Award
Eleven-year-old Ellen finds herself wrongly accused of stealing while selling flowers on the Liverpool docks. In her escape she becomes a stowaway aboard a steamship bound for Canada, an unwilling member of a band of orphans headed for new families on the Prairies. Adopted by the Aitkens, a family on a …

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The Gambler's Daughter

by Shirlee Smith-Matheson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: values & virtues, blended families

Short-listed for the 1997 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice

On the run from the authorities and the angry townspeople of Weasel City, British Columbia, in the early 1940s, teenage Loretta and her younger brother, Teddy, travel with their gambling stepfather, "Bean-Trap" Braden, as he strikes out in search of a good poker game in the Can …

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Promise Song

by Linda Holeman
edition: Paperback
tagged: adoption

The year is 1900 and orphaned 14-year-old Rosetta and her beloved younger sister Flora sail from England as “home girls.” They are sent to Canada so that they can have a chance at family life. Their dreams are shattered when Flora is adopted, but Rosetta is deemed to be too old. She is to become a farm worker, far from Flora’s new home.

Rosett …

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Ear-Witness

A Jessica March Mystery

by Mary Ann Scott
edition: eBook
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, dating & sex, law & crime

Jessica Marsh, who is fifteen and "hasn’t lost her baby-fat yet," lives with her mother on the top floor of a hundred-year-old triplex in Parkdale, a multicultural area in Toronto. Being an ear-witness to a murder is frightening, but when Raffi, a gentle black man who is her mother’s boyfriend, is arrested as the killer, Jess is terrified.

While …

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The Acting Bug

by Kathryn Ellis
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: television & radio, girls & women, friendship

TV stardom – fame, fortune, and Hollywood! It’s the chance of a lifetime for Kate Merriman when she lands a small role in a new TV series called Backbeat.

But it’s less fun when Kate finds out her best friend Maria has turned down the part she’s been offered in the show. They’re always there for each other. How can Kate succeed when Maria …

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