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The 1-Dogpower Garden Team

by Alison Lohans, illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues, dogs

Sophie loves her dog, Max. Max loves Sophie. But he also loves to dig. Can Sophie find a way to stop Max from digging up Mom’s garden?

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He Who Dreams

by Melanie Florence
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: dance, friendship, prejudice & racism

Juggling soccer, school, friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else.

One day at the local community center, following the sound of drums, he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class. Before he knows what's happening, John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls, skipping soccer practice and …

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Another Miserable Love Song

by Brooke Carter
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: music, death & dying, self-esteem & self-reliance

Kallie Echo is starting to think dreams are dangerous. Her dad had one—to be a rock star—and then he died. Now Kallie is practically homeless and her life is falling apart. So when a punk band asks Kallie to sing for them, she must decide if she's got the heart to front a band of rocker chicks (and one trans guy). Can she find a new purpose in …

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Stuffed

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: values & virtues, cooking & food

Can Ian stand up for what he believes in?

When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten …

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Walk This Way

by Tony Correia
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Drag has never been so popular, and this LGBTQ+ romance takes a look at how a teen embraces the drag queen dream. Sixteen-year-old Joshua does drag on social media but wants to have the full drag performance experience. Trouble is, he’s attracted to guys who don’t like drag and want nothing to do with gay men they think are feminine and have a …

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In a Heartbeat

by Markus Harwood-Jones
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, new experience

Set in a small BC town, this is not a typical LGBTQ+ romance. Seventeen-year-old Lucien has a supportive family and community in Toronto but wants to make a new start somewhere nobody knows him. Going to stay with his aunt in Vernon, BC, presents challenges to fitting in — he is not comfortable with his hockey-watching, hard-partying cousins or t …

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Jamilah at the End of the World

by Mary-Lou Zeitoun
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 5
tagged: environment, emigration & immigration, parents

Set against the backdrop of a brutal Toronto summer heatwave, seventeen-year-old Jamilah Monsour makes plans for what she’s certain is the beginning of the climate change catastrophe that will end the world. Luckily, Jamilah knows what has to be done to save her family: transform the back alley garage into a bunker. Reluctantly her parents allow …

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Sink or Swim

by Tash McAdam
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • 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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I Dare You

by Jeff Ross
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: film, ghost stories, peer pressure, supernatural

Sixteen-year-old Rainey is surprised when a video he made of a schoolyard fight goes viral. Two schoolmates, Jordan and Rowan, convince him to make another one, this time about a mysterious figure in the woods. Soon rumors are circulating that someone is out there kidnapping kids. Or maybe it’s a ghost. The teens are thrilled with the attention t …

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Sanctuary Trilogy

Sanctuary; Containment; Salvation

by Caryn Lix
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: alien contact, emotions & feelings, thrillers & suspense

Alien meets The Darkest Minds in this thrilling trilogy about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who teams up with a group of superpowered criminal teens to save the Earth from an alien invasion. The Sanctuary series is now available together in a paperback boxed set!

Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything.
As a citizen of Omnis …

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