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Shoot to Score

by Richmond, Sandra
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Steven Edwards' worst nightmare has come true: playing defence on the B team of his West Vancouver pee wee hockey league.

Things get worse when his coach starts picking on Steven, and the coach's bully son Josh pressures him into some really stupid pranks. When they get caught and are forced to confess, however, the feeling in the dressing room ligh …

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Maddie Tries To Be Good

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

Things are getting crazy at Maddie's house: her mother has cut her finger, her brother is taking her stuff, her baby sister is starting to wail, her dad is just trying to keep out of it. At school things aren't much better: bully Patrick is trying to take over her gang, and her genius brother Julian has joined her drama class.
When Maddie's mothe …

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Triple Threat

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

Matthew Eagletail can't wait until his online friend John Salton flies from San Francisco to Bragg Creek, Alberta for a summer visit. John is almost as big a basketball fan as Matt is, and dreams of being the first coach in the NBA to use a wheelchair.
When Matt's sister Jazz tells them about the upcoming Rocky Mountain Summer Basketball League i …

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Hit and Run

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

Glen aims to be the starting pitcher and best player on the East York Eagles baseball team. He works hard achieve this--maybe too hard.

None of his teammates seem to measure up to Glen's impossibly high standards. His mother reminds him "there's no 'I' in 'team'," but his bad temper and narrow focus on winning threaten the Eagles' chances and his ow …

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Courage on the Line

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

Amelie has nightmares. She's a talented and well-liked player on her basketball team in Ottawa, but as a tournament game against her old school approaches she seems more and more frightened.

Her teammates wonder why she left her last school in the middle of the year, and why she's reluctant to meet her old friends again. Amelie finds she must confr …

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Janey's Girl

by Gayle Friesen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: parents, emotions & feelings

Fourteen-year-old Claire and her mother, Jane, are on their way across the country to visit Claire's grandmother. As they approach the family farm, Claire watches her mother become more and more anxious. Until now, she thought they had an open relationship with a healthy respect for each other's privacy. This trip unlocks the key to the many questi …

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Turns on a Dime

by Julie Lawson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
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Jo's world is spinning too fast. She's so far out of it she might as well be in orbit with that new Russian satellite, Sputnik. Her best friends have left her behind. All they care about is Elvis, rock n' roll, and boys. And Mack, her wonderful, loyal, beautiful friend Mack, has used her friendship terribly. If it wasn't for Michael, the new boy on …

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Animal Senses

How Animals See, Hear, Taste, Smell and Feel

by Pamela Hickman, illustrated by Pat Stephens
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
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Imagine that you had to taste your dinner by walking on it, like a butterfly, or use your tongue to sniff out your next snack, like a snake. Animal Senses reveals the extraordinary ways animals sense their environment. Easy-to-do experiments and activities show kids how to compare animal senses to their own. With stunning, realistic illustrations, …

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