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Meet Thérèse Casgrain (Scholastic Canada Biography)

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: social activists, women

 

Meet Thérèse Casgrain, who battled for women’s equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political party in Canada!

 

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

From 1916 to 1925, women across C …

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Chinese New Year

A Celebration for Everyone

by Jen Sookfong Lee
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: other, non-religious, asia, emigration & immigration

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver and weaves family stories into the history, tr …

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Hoppy Go Lucky: A Graphic Novel (Bunbun & Bonbon #2)

illustrated by Jess Keating
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: animals, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology, humorous

Best friends Bunbun and Bonbon go hunting for some luck in this adorable young graphic novel.

 

A bad-luck day turns into an epic quest in the second book in this graphic novel series starring a chipper young bunny and a fancy talking candy. Featuring zany text and heartwarming artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Jess Keating, Bunbun & Bonbon: …

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Notorious

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, friendship, mysteries & detective stories

 

A funny Gordon Korman middle-grade mystery, set (partly) in Canada!

 

Keenan is bored. He is recovering from tuberculosis, acquired while overseas with his mom. Now he’s stuck sitting in a lawn chair at his dad’s place on Centerlight, Michigan, an island of about 7000 residents in the St. Clair River that is divided in two by the Canada-US borde …

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Les super six du hockey : No 2 - Danger : Glace mince

illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hockey, humorous stories

 

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Les super six du hockey sont de retour!!! Après avoir activé leurs nouvelles super combinaisons lors de leur dernière mission, les membres de l’équipe s’apprêtent maintenant à combattre une meute de lézards géants qui menace d’attaquer leur école. Et pour aggraver la situation, une nouvelle loi sur …

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Faire des bombes pour Hitler

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: europe, prejudice & racism

 

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Lida et sa petite soeur Larissa sont capturées par les nazis et séparées l’une de l’autre. Lida est envoyée dans un camp de travail. Les conditions sont extrêmement pénibles et elle oeuvre de l’aube au coucher du soleil en ne mangeant que de la soupe et du pain, vêtue d’une robe légère et sans sou …

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Bones

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, prehistory, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

Sam and Annabel are visiting Sam's mom in Drumheller, Alberta. The farm she is living on is hosting a dinosaur dig. Annabel is thrilled to have access to paleontologists and spends as much time as she can near the dig, much to Sam’s dismay. But when they learn the dig has uncovered scientifically important bones, even Sam is curious. In fact, the …

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Swiped

by Michele Martin Bossley
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, humorous stories, school & education

Would-be detectives Trevor, Nick and Robyn are hot on the trail of a sandwich thief when they learn that more than food has been going missing at school. A valuable hockey book has been stolen from the library, and the kids worry that the librarian might lose her job if it isn't found. Who would steal a hockey book? Could it be Robyn's arch-nemesis …

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Death Drop

by Melanie Jackson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, art & architecture

On his way to baseball practice, Zeke lines up for Vancouver's newest thrill ride: Death Drop, an elevator that falls faster than gravity. The theme of the ride is based on the story of Persephone, who tumbled into the underworld. Zeke tumbles into a frightening situation himself after he discovers a little girl who is lost. He takes her to the Dea …

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