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The Root Cellar

by Janet Lunn
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: classics

It looked like an ordinary root cellar—And if twelve-year-old Rose hadn't been so unhappy in her new home, where she'd been sent to live with unknown relatives, she probably would never have fled down the stairs to the root cellar in the first place. And if she hadn't, she never would have climbed up into another century, the world of the 1860s, …

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Carved Box, The

by Gillian Chan
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
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Fifteen-year-old Callum Murdoch knows he's a fool. He's just arrived from Scotland, and he's already handed over his money to a total stranger. And for what? A filthy, half-starved dog and a carved box that he's been warned never to open. Now he'll have to explain his impulsive action to Uncle Rory, the only relative willing to give him a home. Cal …

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Across the Steel River

by Ted Stenhouse
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
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It's 1952 in a small prairie town, and bigotry is a way of life. Will and Arthur have been friends forever, but folks figure it won't last. Whites and Indians always outgrow their friendships -- or so they say. And now the boys have made a grisly discovery that threatens to unravel the very fabric of their friendship. A local Indian and World War I …

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Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door

The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope, Guelph, Ontario, 1897

by Jean Little
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Through the diary of 10-year-old Victoria Cope, we learn about the arrival of ragged Mary Anna, one of the thousands of impoverished British children who were sent to Canada at the beginning of the century. Mary Anna joins the Cope family as a servant and is treated well, but she has to cope with the initial apprehension of the family members and t …

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Escape (Island, Book 3)

The Escape

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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Luke, Charla, Will, Lyssa, J.J., and Ian aren't alone on their desert island. They've survived so far -- but now their enemies are closing in. They have only one chance at escaping. Will they make it?

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Before Wings

by Beth Goobie
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural, diseases, illnesses & injuries, death & dying

Having barely survived a brain aneurysm two years earlier, fifteen-year-old Adrien, working at her Aunt Erin's summer camp, is caught between the land of the living and the spirit world, unsure where she belongs. As she struggles to understand the message delivered by the spirits of the five young women that only she sees, she learns of the tragic …

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The Secret Under My Skin

by Janet McNaughton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: fantasy & magic

Published to impressive reviews and much media and reader interest, Janet McNaughton’s newest novel is an intriguing and intelligent tale set in 2368. This is the story of Blay Raytee, a young girl enslaved in a government workcamp. Blay is suddenly plucked from her bleak life to serve as tutor to the arrogant Marrella, who is supposed to use her …

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Robyn's Best Idea

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

There's a cat in Robyn's bedroom: a small, long-haired grey kitten, with a white smudge over its eye and a bib under its neck. She wants to keep it, so she hides it from her mom.

But in their small apartment a kitten can't stay hidden for long. Their landlord doesn't allow pets, so Robyn's mom says they have to put it out. The cat doesn't want to go …

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Jan's Awesome Party

by Monica Hughes, illustrated by Carlos Freire
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

Jan and Sarah have earned reward money and they want to use it for something special for the kids in their class. Their teacher thinks it's a great idea. The trouble is there's not enough money for a trip to the zoo or for a totally awesome party. But Jan doesn't give up easily and she makes sure plans fall into place to make her wish come true.

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Great Play Morgan

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

Morgan is signed up for soccer. His troubles begin when Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three, finds him practising with a soccer ball. She signs up too and she plays hard, too hard. She gets too many penalties for the team and everyone blames Morgan when they are losing. He wants out, but if he quits the team will be short of players.