Discover new Canadian books expertly chosen for K–12 classrooms

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Middle Grade

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  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 2 to 12
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Sky Wolf's Call

The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge

by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: native american, environmental conservation & protection, native canadian

From healing to astronomy to our connection to the natural world, the lessons from Indigenous knowledge inform our learning and practices today.

How do knowledge systems get passed down over generations? Through the knowledge inherited from their Elders and ancestors, Indigenous Peoples throughout North America have observed, practiced, experimented …

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On the Line

by Eric Walters & Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: lgbt, basketball, marriage & divorce

Thirteen-year-old basketball star Jordan Ryker feels like his life is falling apart.

All Jordie wanted was for his parents to stop fighting. Soon, he gets his wish. His parents separate and then his dad announces he’s gay. Shocked, Jordie struggles with how to process all this. His dad taught him everything he knows about basketball, and there’s …

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For the Record

by Monique Polak
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 12
tagged: marriage & divorce, emotions & feelings, parents, values & virtues

A middle-grade novel thoughtfully explores the realities of parents’ divorce

Twelve-year-old Justine’s parents are recently divorced. She and her little sister, Bea, go back and forth between their parents’ homes in Montreal. Their mother, whose anxiety manifests as the need to control, believes that their father and beloved half-sister are a …

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Mountain Runaways

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: survival stories, camping & outdoor activities, runaways

Will their wilderness skills be enough to survive the dangerous Rocky Mountains?

First a Canadian Rockies avalanche kills their parents. Then Children’s Services threatens to separate them. That’s when the three Gunnarsson kids decide to run away into the mountains and fend for themselves until the oldest turns eighteen and becomes their legal g …

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Urgent Message from a Hot Planet

Navigating the Climate Crisis

by Ann Eriksson, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems, social activism & volunteering

The climate crisis is the issue of our time.

Scientists have warned for over 100 years that burning fossil fuels and destroying nature will warm the earth's atmosphere and affect the climate in adverse ways: more severe and intense storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, flooding, wildfires, rising sea levels and ocean acidification.

Urgent Message fr …