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Road Trip

by Eric Walters
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: basketball, friendship, prejudice & racism

Nick, Kia and their Mississauga Magic teammates are on the road, heading off to an elite hoop tournament in the Midwest. Feeling outmatched by many of the high profile teams, the kids are still looking forward to a good time. However, Coach Barkley, who played college ball in the area and is still regarded as a hero, has other ideas. As usual, noth …

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The Boy in the Burning House

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, emotions & feelings, boys & men

Two years after his father mysteriously disappeared, Jim Hawkins is coping -- barely. Underneath he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. Then Ruth Rose crashes into his life. A sixteen-year-old misfit whose manic moods have to be managed by drugs, she tells Jim that her stepfather is a murderer. Every instinct tells Jim to walk away, to get back to t …

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Maddie's Millionaire Dreams

by Louise Leblanc, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: peer pressure, humorous stories, emotions & feelings

Maddie dreams she is having breakfast by the pool, a tropical breeze ruffling the palm trees as her limo warms up in the garage--until her baby sister's screams wake her up, and she goes downstairs to find her brothers fighting over dry toast.
Maddie wants to make her dreams real, and she's missing only one thing: money. When her friend Nicholas …

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Robyn's Art Attack

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories, peer pressure, emotions & feelings

Robyn has earned the right to choose the destination of the next class trip and she has decided that it should be the art gallery. Not one of her friends and classmates thinks this is a good idea, but Robyn isn't willing to change her mind. She has her reasons for wanting to go to the art gallery, and she is determined to have her own way at any c …

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Morgan's Birthday

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories, peer pressure, emotions & feelings

Morgan is looking forward to having the best birthday party he has ever had and he is inviting everyone - even, in a rash moment, Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three. By the time the big day arrives, many of the guests have declined because of Aldeen. But Morgan's parents go ahead with the party. There are presents and party games, and Alde …

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Lilly's Clever Puppy

by Brenda Bellingham, illustrated by Elizabeth Owen
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: dogs, emotions & feelings, toys, dolls, puppets

When Lilly's brother Macdonald cannot have a real dog, Lilly helps out by getting him a robot puppy. This clever toy can come when called and play fetch. Of course, it must never get wet. So when Kendall's real puppy goes out on the ice and cannot get back, Lilly finds herself in a dilemma. The robot puppy is capable of bringing the frightened pup …

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Trapped

by Michele Martin Bossley
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: girls & women, emotions & feelings

Nothing seems to be going right for Jane's soccer team this year. Then, to make things worse, some of the girls' stuff starts going missing. Everyone points the finger at the new girl, but Jane is determined to find the real culprit . . . and get her team back on track.

Trapped is a story that shows how tiny rumours can have huge consequences, and h …

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Firewing Tpb

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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As the earth splits and heaves in a terrible quake, Griffin feels his small bat body being sucked into a fissure deep below Tree Haven. Shade, Griffin’s father, soon realizes that his son has been drawn into the Underworld, where legend dictates that if the living stumble into the land of the dead, they have only a short time before death claims …

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