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2012 Forest of Reading Winners

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tagged: 2012 forest of reading
Celebrating the best in Canadian children's literature.

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When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Tales of Ti-Jean

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Duan Petricic
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

A USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book and a nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award

In these three imaginative stories, Jan Andrews introduces us to Quebec's traditional folktale hero, Ti-Jean. …

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The Gathering

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: love & romance, paranormal

On the heels of the wildly popular "The Darkest Powers" series comes the first in another supernatural YA trilogy from New York Times bestelling author Kelley Armstrong.

Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can't find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight st …

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Undergrounders

by David Skuy
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: hockey

Can playing hockey help a street kid get his life back?

After his mom dies, and the landlord kicks him out, 12-year-old Jonathan faces the loneliness and danger of life on the streets - until he meets Lewis. Lewis takes him under his wing and leads him to his new home among a group of kids living in an abandoned underground shopping mall who call th …

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Half Brother

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 9
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When Ben Tomlin’s mother brings home his “new baby brother,” an eight-day-old chimpanzee, Ben is far from thrilled. His father, a renowned behavioural scientist, has uprooted the family and moved them halfway across the country, to Victoria, B.C., so he can pursue a high-profile experiment -- to determine whether chimpanzees can learn human s …

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Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You

by Catherine Rondina, illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: curiosities & wonders, boys & men

True or false: “Eating too much sugar will make you hyper.” How about, “If you go outside with wet hair, you'll catch a cold.” Or, “A mother bird will reject her babies if they have been touched by humans.” Each of these “facts” that we've all heard before are actually false, and the real story behind each one is clearly told here i …

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Book Of Awesome, The

Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and OtherSimple, Brilliant Things

by Neil Pasricha
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 18 to 100
  • Grade: 12 to 17
tagged: happiness, essays