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Dear Canada: Brothers Far From Home

The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates, Uxbridge, Ontario, 1916

by Jean Little
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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With more than 200,000 books in print, Dear Canada has fast become the historical fiction series for young girls.

It has been two long years since Eliza's beloved older brother, Hugo, went away to war. Caught up in his enthusiasm, she couldn't understand her parent's less-than enthusiastic reaction. Now that her other brother Jack has also enlisted …

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Lots of Feelings

photographs by Shelley Rotner, by Sheila M. Kelly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: emotions & feelings

You can read a book, but did you know that you can also read a face?

A face can tell you what someone is feeling. In this expressive photo-essay, simple text and photographs introduce basic emotions – happy, grumpy, thoughtful, and more – and how people show them.

Whether shared with a group, parents, or a counselor-individually or in a class-thi …

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Lilly in the Middle

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Elizabeth Owen
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: friendship

Lilly and her friends have a substitute teacher named Mr. Wulf who takes them on an overnight field trip. Lilly jokes that he looks like a werewolf, and is surprised when her friends take her seriously.
On the bus, her best friend Minna won't sit with her. When they have to go on a moonlit walk, no one wants to go because they're afraid of their t …

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Ice Attack

by Beatrice Vandervelde
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Alex and Bill are unbeatable linemates on the Lakers hockey team: Alex is a tough grinder who sets up team captain Bill for goal after goal.

When Bill's showing off becomes too much, however, Alex stops feeding him the puck. Soon, best friends become worst enemies, and the whole team turns against Alex. Alex is ready to quit the game, until he and B …

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Danger Zone

by Michele Martin Bossley
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings, peer pressure

Jason loves playing for his Calgary hockey team, but everything changes when he accidentally checks an opposing player from behind.
The player hits the boards hard and is seriously hurt, and Jason faces suspension from the league. Against tough odds, Jason must find a way to prove himself -- to his family, his friends, his teacher and to his team …

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Red-Line Blues

by Camilla Reghelini Rivers
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Lee comes from a family of NHL hockey players, but he's no hotshot--he plays because he loves the game. His coaches, however, spend all their time with the team's stars and leave ordinary players warming the bench.

When the coaches' determination to win puts Lee in hospital, however, he's forced to take a stand against their recklessness.

Red-Line Bl …

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The Buccaneers

by Iain Lawrence
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: pirates, boats, ships & underwater craft, exploration & discovery

"There’s pirates in the West Indies. Cannibals. They cook you alive," says Mr. Spencer to his son. These words will come to haunt 17-year-old John as he embarks on his first voyage to foreign lands. Carrying cargo destined for Jamaica, John and his crew of the Dragon set off for waters few of them have sailed before. So when they come upon a lif …

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