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The Hidden

A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, Faeries and Other Strange Beings from Inuit Oral History

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Mike Austin
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: monsters, country & ethnic, polar regions

Forget fairies and forget vampires! Let yourself be drawn into the dark world of the shape-shifters, ogresses, trolls, and demons of the Canadian Arctic. This collection of field notes meticulously documents the dark side of Inuit legends, complete with hideous monsters and unspeakable deeds. Each creature is brought to life by the stunning illustr …

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The Gift Is in the Making

Anishinaabeg Stories

read by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson & Tiffany Ayalik
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, general (see also headings under social themes), values & virtues

 

The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published Anishinaabeg stories, bringing to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings to a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and to their homeland …

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The Hill

by Karen Bass
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, survival stories, diversity & multicultural, horror

Seeking cell phone reception after a remote plane crash, city kid Jared and local Kyle scale a hill that Kyle’s Cree grandmother has forbidden him to climb. Coming down the next day, the boys find that the plane has disappeared, the forest has changed, and something is hunting them. A modern imagining of the Cree Wîhtiko legend.

Jared’s plane h …

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Black Chuck

by Regan McDonell
edition: eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: violence, boys & men

Psycho. Sick. Dangerous. Réal Dufresne's reputation precedes him. When the mangled body of his best friend, Shaun, turns up in a field just east of town, tough-as-hell Réal blames himself. But except for the nightmares, all Ré remembers is beating the living crap out of Shaun the night of his death.
Shaun's girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Evie Haw …

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The Gnawer of Rocks

by Louise Flaherty, illustrated by Jim Nelson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: monsters, survival stories

While everyone is busy preparing for the coming winter, two girls wander away from their camp, following a path of strange, beautiful stones. Each stone is lovelier than the last, and the trail leads them farther and farther away from camp. But what starts out as a peaceful afternoon on the land, quickly turns dangerous when the girls find themselv …

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Spell Crossed 3-Book Bundle

The Paper Sword / Second Kiss / Missing Piece

by Robert Priest
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: epic, wizards & witches

On the spell-crossed Phaer Isle, young Xemion and his friend Saheli just made one little mistake, but now they’re in a fight for their own lives and the future of all Phaer. Up against Thralls, Triplicants, dragons, rage-wraiths, will they find the key to victory in the Great Kone, the source of all magic? And what will it cost them?

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The …

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Missing Piece

Spell Crossed

by Robert Priest
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: epic, wizards & witches

Tharfen might be the only person who can save the Phaer Isle, but she is missing a very important part of herself.

In Book 3 of the Spell Crossed series, Tharfen, now eighteen, is still playing unwilling host to a shattered piece of her old friend turned enemy, Xemion. But no one seems to know where Xemion is, though rumours abound. As the Great Ko …

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The Grave Robber's Apprentice

read by Allan Stratton
also available: eBook Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: parents

Hans doesn't know who he is or where he came from. When he was a baby, he washed ashore in a wooden box and was adopted by the conniving grave robber, Knobbe the Bent. Now fate has thrown him together with Angela von Schwanenberg, a young countess fleeing for her life from the evil Archduke Arnulf and his dreaded Necromancer. Together, these friend …

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