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Under a Shooting Star

by Maxine Trottier
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: multigenerational, native american

Edward turned to follow the others as a cannon exploded. The powder charge was too great. Men fell to the deck screaming, but Edward could not hear them, for the blast had been deafening!

It is 1812 and Edward MacNeil's task is simple: escort Kate and Anne Kimmerling home to America, then travel to his uncle's cabin to wait out the war. But a viciou …

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Hope's War

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: multigenerational

Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic high school.

But her hopes for a peaceful Grade 10 are shattered when she comes home from her first day at Cawthra and finds the RCMP interrogating her grandfather, Danylo Feschuk. …

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The Basketball Player

by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen, translated by Sheila Fischman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: basketball, school & education

Away from home and off to a seminary boarding school for the first time, Roch finds he is expected to play basketball. It’s seen as an important tool for facing life’s challenges if he is “to go very far on the road of life.” And so begins the latest in Roch’s sports misadventures as fear of failure sends him running into the night and te …

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Rachel Captures the Moon

by Richard Ungar
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: country & ethnic, jewish, europe

The stories of the fabled village of Chelm and its inhabitants are favorites in Jewish folklore. Newcomer Richard Ungar captures the joyous spirit of these folktales in his words and pictures.

The people of Chelm were crazy about the moon and the way it bathed the village in light. Not content to wait for the moon to rise, some of the villagers deci …

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Le plus long circuit

by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: baseball & softball, friendship, city & town life

“The longest home run in the history of baseball was hit by a girl.” So begins a baseball misadventure in the village of Ste. Justine. This time, a strange girl named Adeline shows up at the daisy field where Roch and his friends play baseball all summer. She proceeds to hit a towering home run…right through the window of the crankiest man in …

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The Longest Home Run

by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen, translated by Sheila Fischman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: baseball & softball, friendship, city & town life

“The longest home run in the history of baseball was hit by a girl.” So begins a baseball misadventure in the village of Ste. Justine. This time, a strange girl named Adeline shows up at the daisy field where Roch and his friends play baseball all summer. She proceeds to hit a towering home run…right through the window of the crankiest man in …

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Screech Owls Box Set Vol 13-15

by Roy MacGregor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: winter sports, mysteries & detective stories

This three-in-one boxed set celebrates the award-winning, bestselling Screech Owls series.

#13: Sudden Death in New York City

Nish has done some crazy things – but nothing to match this! At midnight on New Year’s Eve he’s planning to “moon” the entire world.
The Screech Owls have come to New York City for the Big Apple International Peewee …

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Gifts to Make and Eat

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by June Bradford
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: crafts & hobbies

Gift giving should come from the heart, and there is nothing more personal than gifts made by hand — especially ones you can eat! With over 30 fun, inexpensive recipes in this book in the Kids Can Do It series, kids won’t need a lot of time — or money — to dazzle their friends and family. In addition, there are more than 25 ideas for making …

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