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The Acting Bug

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

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 …


The King's Daughter

by Suzanne Martel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: canada

Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award

Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate.

Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two sma …


Up to Low

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 13
  • Grade: 6 to 8
tagged: friendship, canada

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award

Young Tommy and Baby Bridget, the girl with the trillium-shaped eyes, discover that living, healing and dying are not always what they seem. And they make that discovery with the help of a wonderful cast of characters, including Crazy Mickey, Frank and the Hummer.

Award-winning author …

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