Discover new Canadian books expertly chosen for K–12 classrooms

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Middle Grades

Created by craigriggs
  • Age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12
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Middle grade titles featured in the Winter 2022 Top Grade collection.

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Sorry For Your Loss

by Joanne Levy
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, jewish, friendship, orphans & foster homes

“A heartfelt and expertly written tale of loss, family, and friendship that will have readers blinking back their tears…Beautiful and sincere.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Evie Walman is not obsessed with death. She does think about it a lot, though, but only because her family runs a Jewish funeral home. At twelve, Evie already knows …

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Under the Iron Bridge

by Kathy Kacer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism, europe

It’s 1938 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Paul is feeling pressured to join the Hitler Youth. The last thing he wants to do is march around with a bunch of bullies, supporting the Gestapo and abusing the city’s Jews, but even Paul’s parents think he should go along with his classmates in order to keep himself safe.

Just when he’s starting to des …

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Guardians of Porthaven

by Shane Arbuthnott
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, superheroes, prejudice & racism, alien contact

On his fifteenth birthday, Malcolm Gravenhurst is preparing to take on the mantle of Guardian, like many Gravenhursts before him.

The Guardians are tasked with defending the city of Porthaven, and his family is the only one to possess the superpowers necessary to battle the frequent alien invasions of robotic klek. But power has brought the Gravenhu …

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Four Faces of the Moon

by Amanda Strong, afterword by Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, native american

"Four Faces of the Moon is a visually stunning story of Métis life, love and belonging. A rich, beautiful and immersive reading experience that shouldn't be missed." -Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, author of Noopiming: The Cure For White Ladies

"This is magnificent storytelling. This is Spotted Fawn magic." -Richard Van Camp, author of Little You, an …

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Through the Bamboo

by Andrea Mapili & Byron Abalos
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 14
  • Grade: 3 to 9
tagged: canadian, women authors

Twelve-year-old Philly is literally pulled into an action-packed adventure while mourning the loss of her lola when she opens an old book and finds herself tossed into the fantastical land of Uwi.

In Uwi, memories are stories, and all stories are forbidden since the datu’s storytelling-loving wife died and his youngest daughter Nale disappeared. N …