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The Starlight Claim

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Audiobook (CD)
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: survival stories, thrillers & suspense, canada

Fast-paced, evocative, and intensely suspenseful, Tim Wynne-Jones’s latest psychological thriller finds a teenager setting his wits against the frigid wilderness and a menacing crew of escapees.

Four months after his best friend, Dodge, disappeared near their families’ camp in a boat accident, Nate is still haunted by nightmares. He’d been pla …

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The Bones of Ruin

by Sarah Raughley
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: historical, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this thrilling historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves.

As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a st …

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Rescue in the Rockies

by Rita Feutl
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: time travel, exploration & discovery

Can 14-year-old Janey disentangle her time-hopping dilemma and save not just her own life, but the past lives of others, before it's too late?

Rescue in the Rockies follows Janey as she is forced to spend the holidays with her grandma - and her grandma's new beau, Charlie, who has invited along his German grandson, Max - in Banff, Alberta. Janey can …

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Rescue at Fort Edmonton

by Rita Feutl
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: time travel, exploration & discovery

Janey doesn't want to spend the summer away from her friends in Toronto--and certainly not in Edmonton with the grandmother she hardly knows. But her parents will be away--her mother in Turkey designing housing for earthquake victims, her dad on business trips. Her first surprise is her feisty grandma, who meets her at the airport in her vintage Ca …

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Sisters of the Wolf

by Patricia Miller-Schroeder
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: prehistory, girls & women

2022 Red Maple Award — Shortlisted
Can two Ice Age teens separated from their tribes overcome their differences to outwit their pursuer and survive the unforgiving wilds?

The climate is changing, game is disappearing, and two peoples of the Ice Age compete for survival in a savage world. Keena, from a powerful band of Neanderthals, and Shinoni, d …

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Sink or Swim

by Tash McAdam
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: survival stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt

Sixteen-year-old shy, socially awkward trans teen Bass reluctantly skips school and goes on a boat trip with his adventure-seeking girlfriend, Rosie. When a sudden storm smashes their boat on a rocky shore off a deserted island, Bass and Rosie struggle to make it to safety. Bruised and battling hypothermia, the pair have to seek shelter and work to …

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