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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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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 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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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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Adventures with the Vikings

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: ancient

The Binkerton twins, Josh and Emma, and their little sister, Libby, unwittingly stumble into the Good Times Travel Agency and are carried off on a trip they'll never forget. First, the kids are stowaways on a Viking longship. Then, the Berserker, the most feared of Norse warriors, drags Josh along on a Viking raid. And Emma makes a plunder blunder …

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Strange School, Secret Wish

by Bernice Gold
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: railroads & trains, money

The year is 1927, and the Merril children are once again in school -- but one that's unlike any other. For 10 months out of the year their school, set up in a Northern Ontario railway care that also serves as their home, is on the move. Theirteen-year-old Jenny Merrill loves life on the tracks, but she has a secret wish. She's fallen in love with a …

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Mary Ann Alice

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: girls & women, love & romance

Winner of the IODE National Chapter Award, and a Horn Book Fanfare Top Ten List selection

In this brillant and poetic novel, Brian Doyle returns to the Gatineau River near Ottawa, the world of his novels Up to Low and Uncle Ronald.

Mary Ann Alice McCrank was named for the pretty church bell in the steeple of St. Martin's Church in the Martindale. She …

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Animals at Work

How Animals Build, Dig, Fish and Trap

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Pat Stephens
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
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Did you know that termites build towers as tall as houses? Or that ogre-faced spiders throw net traps over their prey? Whether it's to gather food, build shelter or attract a mate, animals work in unexpected ways. Kids can try activities that demonstrate some surprising animal skills, like blowing bubbles the way a spittlebug does to hide itself fr …