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Christmas at Saddle Creek

The Saddle Creek Series

by Shelley Peterson
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: horses, holidays & celebrations, mysteries & detective stories

Bird returns to Saddle Creek and her beloved horse Sunny for Christmas.

Bird always dreads Christmas. For as long as she could remember, her mother Eva goes into a tailspin of selfishness and drama as the holiday approaches. This one will be no different, as Bird is once again dumped at Saddle Creek Farm with her Aunt Hannah while Eva parties.

At mid …

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Saving Grad

by Karen Spafford-Fitz
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 5
tagged: sexual abuse), homelessness & poverty, holidays & celebrations, friendship

Vienna is a mixed-Métis teen whose mother has moved in with a man who turns out to be racist and violent. Vienna and her mother decide to end the situation by moving to a new city. In Edmonton, where she knows no one, Vienna goes to high school for her final year. Gradually, her school and home life feel more normal and she starts making friends. …

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Do Not Open Until Christmas

by Jean Little
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: short stories, holidays & celebrations

Do Not Open Until Christmas is a collection of Christmas-themed short stories from critically acclaimed children's author Jean Little. From a young boy settling in with a new family complete with new siblings (and a chipmunk and raccoon!) just in time for Christmas to a Dickensian story of Barnardo children trying to settle in to a new home after b …

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Tag Along

by Tom Ryan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: friendship, dating & sex, holidays & celebrations

It's junior prom night. Andrea is grounded for getting her older brother to buy booze for her, Paul is having panic attacks, Roemi has been stood up by his Internet date, and Candace is busy tagging a building (before she gets collared by a particularly tenacious cop). By happenstance, the four near-strangers end up together, getting into more trou …

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Fireside Al's Treasury Of Christmas Stories

With CD

read by Alan Maitland, illustrated by Alan Daniel
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: christmas & advent, holidays & celebrations

For five decades, Alan Maitland was celebrated for his resonant mellow CBC radio voice - and perhaps, most famously, for the stories he read over the airwaves in his alter ego of Fireside Al. For 19 years, Fireside Al read his favourite stories to a devoted radio audience and even though Alan Maitland died in 1999, his voice has been captured for p …

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Into the Ravine

by Richard Scrimger
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: holidays & celebrations

In the tar-melting heat of a suburban summer, everyboy Jules, athletic and handsome Chris, and oddball Corey (he laughs at gravel and anticipates zombie attacks) have lived side by side for most of their lives. Behind their backyards is a ravine through which flows a modest river. This familiar territory is by turns comforting and terrifying.

When a …

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