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Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe

by Sarah Mlynowski
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, camping & outdoor activities, dating & sex

Perfect for fans of 99 Days and Anna and the French Kiss, this unforgettable, sun-drenched summer romance from one of YA’s bestselling and most beloved authors, Sarah Mlynowski, is an irresistible dive into the joys of seizing the day and embracing the unexpected.

Sam’s summer isn’t off to a great start. Her boyfriend, Eli, ditched her for a E …

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The Player

by Paul Coccia
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 2.5
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, hockey

Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper onlin …

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Drone Chase

by Pam Withers
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: survival stories, camping & outdoor activities, new experience

Ray will need every ounce of his drone skills and outdoor smarts to recover his missing bear cub before poachers get to it first.

When his orphan bear cub goes missing, sixteen-year-old drone enthusiast Ray McLellan decides to use his airborne spying skills to find it. Little does he know that an evil bear-poaching gang operating in the surrounding …

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The Bodyguard

by Sean Rodman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, football, film

Ryan Hale, aka Replay, is the most successful running “back in his high school's history. With university scouts making him offers he can't refuse, his future seems set. The problem is, Ryan would much rather go to film school. But his dad doesn't want to hear it. His teammates sure don't. He can't afford the application fees anyway. But then a s …

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Snowhook

by Jo Storm, read by Dana Stoutenburg
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: survival stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, winter sports

Hannah must rely on her survival instincts to endure a brutal ice storm and save her family.

At first, when a massive ice storm traps fourteen-year-old Hannah and her family in a remote cabin, it feels like a game to practise the survival skills she's been learning. That all changes when an accident leaves her mother desperately low on insulin. Wit …

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Fight Like a Girl

by Sheena Kamal
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: diversity & multicultural, parents, martial arts

The Beauty of the Moment meets Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more.

Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha's tr …

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