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2018 Silver Birch Fiction Award Nominees

Created by 49thShelf
tagged: silver birch, forest of reading, ola, 49th Kids
Congratulations to the nominated writers!

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The Doll's Eye

by Marina Cohen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: horror & ghost stories

A beautiful and haunting middle-grade tale for independent readers from the author ofThe Inn Between.
All Hadley wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be—back when she didn’t have to share her mother with her stepfather and stepbrother. Back when she wasn't forced to live in a musty, decomposing house. Back when she had a li …

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Restart

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: bullying, friendship

#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this new stand-alone that takes a more serious tone than ever before.

 

Chase's memory just went out the window. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a ho …

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Clutch

by Heather Camlot
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: baseball & softball, canada, middle-grade, historical fiction

It's 1946. A poor Jewish neighbourhood in Montreal where a few dollars equal a fortune, and no matter where you go, you'll find the best home cooking anywhere on earth. It's also a million miles away from the posh mansions on the other side of town. But a 12-year-old boy can hope.

Just across town something incredible is happening. Jackie Robinson …

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Cammie Takes Flight

by Laura Best
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

Eleven-year-old Cammie Turple grew up with more obstacles than most. Visually impaired and abandoned by her parents, she was raised by her tenacious, bootlegging aunt in rural Tanner, Nova Scotia. After Cammie and her best friend, Evelyn Merry, destroy the local moonshine still, forcing Evelyn's abusive, alcoholic father to sober up but nearly kil …

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Stormy Seas

Stories of Young Boat Refugees

by Mary Beth Leatherdale, illustrated by Eleanor Shakespeare
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: emigration & immigration

A treacherous voyage across the open seas is the last hope for safety and freedom for five young people from around the world. The phenomenon of desperate refugees risking their lives to reach safety is not new. For hundreds of years, people have left behind family, friends, and all they know in hope of a better life. This book presents five true s …

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Meatless?

A Fresh Look at What You Eat

by Sarah Elton, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: diet & nutrition, values & virtues, cooking & food, environmental conservation & protection

Humans are eating more meat than ever before. At the same time, vegetarianism is capturing more widespread attention. From Meatless Mondays to vegan options, people are talking more about meat and whether or not to eat it.
Journalist Sarah Elton tackles the topic by explaining what vegetarianism is, why people choose it, and how their reasons—i …

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Top Dogs

True Stories of Canines that Made History

by Elizabeth MacLeod
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: dogs

Calling all dog lovers! History has never been so fascinating as seen from the viewpoint of how dogs helped make it. For the millions of kids who love dogs, this book tells the stories of 8 amazing canines through the ages whose actions influenced the course of history. Author Liz MacLeod’s kid-friendly, narrative style captures the time and plac …

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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

by Shari Green
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: stepfamilies, special needs, stories in verse

Winner of the 2018 ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Middle Grade Books category

Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to …