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Perilous Passage

by B.J. Bayle
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 6
tagged: exploration & discovery, canada

Shortlisted for the 2009 Red Maple Award and commended in Best Books for Kids & Teens
After a shipwreck in 1809, Peter finds himself the victim of amnesia. The sea captain who finds the teenager gives him the only name he knows, while others derisively dub him Peter No-Name. Eventually, Peter finds employment in a Montreal tavern where he meets a …

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Three Million Acres of Flame

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: eBook
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 5
tagged: general (see also headings under animals), canada, multigenerational

Commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens
For Skye Haverill and her family, it begins as an ordinary day. But in the annals of Canadian history, October 7, 1825, is the date of one of our greatest national disasters.
The Haverill family has been turned upside down in the last year. Following the death of their mother, Skye and her brothe …

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Susanna's Quill

by Julie Johnston
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: canada

Shortlisted for the 2005 Young Adult Canadian Book Award

Susanna's Quill is a work of historical fiction based on the life of Susanna Moodie, writer and pioneer, by award-winning author Julie Johnston. The story takes us into Susanna’s genteel English childhood, through her humorous teenage attempts at writing, growing to her burgeoning independen …

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Pure Spring

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: multigenerational, canada

In the sequel to the award-winning Boy O'Boy, it's spring in post-World War II Ottawa and Martin O'Boy has finally found a true home with Grampa Rip. Martin's also found a job, working for the Pure Spring soft drink company. Best of all, he's in love with beautiful Gerty McDowell.

But everything's not perfect. Martin lied to kindly Mr. Mirsky, Pure …

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A Very Fine Line

by Julie Johnston
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, canada

Rosalind Kemp is the youngest in a family of sisters. She lives a comfortable life in a small town in Ontario. Ros is active, loving, and artistic. And, she has second sight.

It is a part of her nature with which she has trouble coming to terms: sometimes it is nothing more than a pleasant parlor trick, like knowing that King Edward will abdicate; s …

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Winds Through Time

An Anthology of Canadian Historical Young Adult Fiction

edited by Ann Walsh
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: short stories, canada

For this young adult anthology, Ann Walsh has selected fifteen captivating stories written by well-kknown authors from across the country. Each contributor has penned a dramatic account of a real episode in Canadian history. From mine disasters to scarlet fever epidemics, from the Great War to the Gold Rush, these writers breathe life into the tale …

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Kalyna's Song

by Lisa Grekul
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: africa, self-esteem & self-reliance, canada

Colleen Lutzak, a talented young Ukrainian musician from northern Alberta, struggles to maintain a sense of identity as her awareness of the world expands.

Growing up in the small northern Alberta community of St. Paul, Colleen Lutzak has both positives and negatives to deal with – she has an abundance of musical talent, excellent grades in schoo …

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Boy O'Boy

by Brian Doyle
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 11 to 13
  • Grade: 6 to 8
tagged: canada, sexual abuse, multigenerational

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year, the Geoffrey Bilson Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, and an ALA Notable Books List selection

Martin O'Boy's life is not easy. His beloved Granny has just died, his pregnant mother and father fight all the time and his twin, Phil, is completely incapacitated. Martin is the one his mother cou …

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