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Plan B is Total Panic

by Martyn Godfrey
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

The last thing Nicholas wants to do is spend time in the Alberta bush, with the bugs, the bears, the cold. But when he crosses the school bully at the Grade Seven dance, his Dene friend Elvis's invitation for a weekend away suddenly seems much more attractive.
Walking on the muskeg, Nicholas feels completely lost--the landscape is strange, and so …

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Lisa Makes the Headlines

And Other Stories

by Kit Hood & Linda Schuyler, with Eve Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

How do you decide between telling the truth and hurting your own brother? Between someone you consider your enemy and the fear you both share? Between your need to help a friend and to face your own fears?
Lisa Makes the Headlines and Other Stories shows young people who are faced with challenging dilemmas and who respond with spirit and ingenuity …

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The Hockey Sweater

by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen, translated by Sheila Fischman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: hockey, classics

In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgro …

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Sadie and the Snowman

by Allen Morgan, illustrated by Brenda Clark
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
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Sadie can't believe it! For a whole winter, she builds and rebuilds a snowman who becomes her very special friend, but it always melts. At the end of the winter, she manages to save just a little bit of her snowman for next year.

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Woosh! I Hear a Sound (Annikin Edition)

illustrated by Heather Collins, by Emily Hearn
edition: Book
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: senses & sensation

A playful question-and-answer book as a young boy discovers what makes the sounds all around him. Told in gentle rhymes.

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Moira's Birthday (Annikin Miniature Edition)

by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko
edition: Book
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories

Moira’s afraid her parents might get upset if they find out she invited the whole school to her birthday party . . . so she just doesn’t tell them. The big day arrives, and grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, annnnd kindergarten all come knocking down her door. Before long, the house is a total disaster and Moira’s parents are going crazy trying to figu …

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Come to My Place

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: house & home, friendship

Whether they live in a high-rise apartment in the city or a hundred-year-old stone farmhouse in the country, all children love to read about where people live and how homes are put together.

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The Golden Hawks

by Paulette Jiles, photographs by Ursula Heller
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
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The Golden Hawks want a clubhouse of their own. But where can they find one in their new housing development on the edge of the city?
First they try to make their clubhouse in Joe's bedroom, but their parents get angry when the kids hammer holes in the wall. Then they scare themselves silly looking for scrap wood in an emptyand spookyapartment bui …

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The Summer the Whales Sang

by Montero, Gloria
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

Vivi Aguirre's thirteenth birthday wasn't turning out at all the way she wanted it to. Her father had just left home and her mother was insisting on taking her to Labrador to make a film about some old whaling station. What could be more boring!
But once they're in Red Bay and Vivi starts to discover more about whales and the Basques who used to h …

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