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Shut-Out!

by Camilla Reghelini Rivers
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: boys & men, emotions & feelings

David dreams of soccer glory, and is willing to suffer hours of monotonous practice drills to achieve it. His asthma might slow him down a little, but he works every day to be a better player.
The coach of his Winnipeg team has a different formula for success: play the best players, and let the rest spend the season warming the bench. When the fi …

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Mina's Spring Of Colors

by Rachna Gilmore
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: prejudice & racism

Mina, 11, enjoys playing computer games and watching TV, and has decidedly mixed feelings about her Indian heritage. She loves her Nanaji (grandfather), but is sometimes embarrassed by his old-fashioned ideas and customs.

When she overhears the most popular girl at school refer to Nanaji as "a stupid old geek who can't even talk right," Mina is hur …

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The Invisible Harry

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Abby Carter
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: dogs, science & technology

What’s more fun and more hard work than a puppy? An invisible one!

Author Marthe Jocelyn takes readers back to Manhattan to meet up once again with Billie Stoner in her follow-up to The Invisible Day. Billie has always wanted a puppy, but her mother and father both agree: No dog! No problem, thinks Billie, who turns to her mad scientist fr …

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Rookie Season

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

Leigh Aberdeen is determined to win the hockey championship with a new, all girls team, the Chinooks. So when the coach adds a know-it-all boy to the mix, Leigh is furious.
To make matters worse, the team goalie -- Leigh's best friend -- starts mysteriously dropping out from practices just as the Chinooks show they can win.
With humour, action, and …

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Life without Mooch

by Gilles Gauthier, illustrated by Pierre-André Derome, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: emotions & feelings

Carl's having trouble finding time to write his memoir of his beloved, deceased Mooch because his neighbour, Gary, is always dropping in with his tiresome little dog, Dumpling. Gary's dad is also spending a lot of time at the house ... with Carl's mother.
When Carl finds a strange sock in the living room, he wonders if his mom's forgetting about hi …

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Too Young to Fight

Memories from Our Youth During World War II

contributions by Priscilla Galloway; Roch Carrier; Christopher Chapman; Brian Doyle; Dorothy Joan Harris; Monica Hughes; Joy Kogawa; Timothy Nakayama & Jean Little
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: military & wars

2000 Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction for Young Adults Award

Shortlisted, 2000 British Columbia Round Table Information Book Award

1999 Teacher Liberian Magazine, Best of the Best issue

Shortlisted, 2001 Rocky Mountain Award

Too Young To Fight is a book of recollections from some of this country's best-loved writers of children's literature. The contributor …

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Roid Rage

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: birds, intermediate

Craig has finally made first string on the high school football team and is looking forward to the season ahead. But suddenly his best friend Ray is surpassing him and everyone else on the football field. When Craig learns his friend is on steroids, or what Ray calls his "vitamin program," he decides to start a steroid program of his own.

At first C …

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Menace and Mischief

by Sylvia Gunnery
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: friendship, bullying

The atmosphere is tense at Haliburton Junior High. Hobo the hamster and Miss Hiss the boa constrictor have escaped from their cages. The students and the teacher are frantic to find them before tragedy strikes. But amidst the menace that slithers the halls, there's more than a little mischief.

C.J. and Raymond are best friends so, when C.J. realizes …

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