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Water Fight!

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

Josie's sister Melissa is too perfect, better than her in everything--except in the pool. Josie dreams of Olympic swimming gold, and works hard with her Calgary swim team to achieve it.

So when Melissa decides to join the team too, Josie is outraged and afraid that, once again, her sister will beat her. But as the big invitational swim meet approach …

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Face Off

by Christine Forsyth
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Mitch Stevens is a pretty hot hockey player: he's fast, he's smart and he's tough. He plays centre on the A-line of his Toronto Pee Wee team, the Hillcrest Stingers, with his best friend Zack Andermann on right wing.

Mitch and Zack have been linemates since they were five, so when they have to compete for a single spot on the league's select team be …

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A Stroke of Luck

by Kathryn Ellis
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Strange accidents are stalking the skaters at Scarborough's Millwood Arena. At first it's just a falling ladder that narrowly misses top skater Paula, but soon the dirty tricks become much worse.

Everyone is on edge, including Angie, Paula's main rival for a medal. Angie knows she's not to blame, but some of the skaters think otherwise. She doesn't …

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Wrong Time, Wrong Place

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 16
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings, violence

When Corey gets caught opening the boys' washroom window to let smoke out, he's resigned to being called a troublemaker.

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Maddie in Danger

by Leblanc, Louise, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories, emotions & feelings

All Maddie's friends get to see the latest TV shows and movies, but her parents think they're too violent. They think if Maddie watches them, she'll be marked for life.
But when their parents go away overnight, Maddie and her brother Alexander decide to stay up and watch the most violent movie of all--The Exterminator. While their grandmother sle …

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Sink or Swim

by Pasnak, William
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Dario Cavalito has his summer plans all mapped out: he's going to split his time between the basketball court and his Uncle Vinny's café, the Via Granita, off Commercial Drive in a funky Vancouver neighborhood.

His plans are derailed, however, when his mother tells him he's going to summer camp--to a water sports camp, no less. Dario can barely do …

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Breathing Not Required

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

Gracie and her friend Laura are both on the synchronized swim team in their hometown of Cochrane, Alberta.

Gracie is focused and hard-working, eager to be chosen for a solo. Laura is more relaxed about synchro, wanting above all to enjoy the sport. As the swim meet nears, these different approaches strain their friendship and threaten the success of …

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