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Jeannie and the Gentle Giants

by Luanne Armstrong
edition: Paperback
tagged: orphans & foster homes

Jeannie and the Gentle Giants, a novel for readers eight to fourteen, deals with the problems experienced by children when they are taken from their parents and have to make a new life with foster parents in a new community. In Jeannie's case, the problems begin when her mother falls ill and can no longer care for her. Taken from her home, placed w …

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Out of the Fire

A Young Adult Novel

by Deborah Froese
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: girls & women

Life finally seems good to sixteen-year-old Dayle. No longer a self-conscious bookworm, she's captured the attention of Keith, the perfect dream boyfriend. Her worries are the same as those of most teens her age. She wants to stay friends with her long-time best friend Amy while pursuing the excitment of her relationship with Keith. At the same tim …

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Colours Everywhere You Go

by Carol Ann Sokoloff
edition: Paperback
tagged: colors, self-esteem & self-reliance

Let Colours the Clown take you on an exciting exploration of our colourful world in playful rhyme and brilliant watercolour illustration. Toddlers and young readers of all ages will treasure this delightful tour from black and white to every hue of the rainbow.

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Manfred the Unmangeable Monster

by Budge Wilson
edition: Paperback
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

Budge Wilson has created a heart-warming monster story that proves things are not always the way they appear. Manfred's parents are afraid he's not scary enough but Manfred knows that it's okay to be different and he figures out a way to break the stereotypes that monsters face.

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The Quest for the Magic Appletree

by Ron MacInnis & Matthew Cupido
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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There is only one tree left in the world. A wise old man named Zadok and a band of followers set out to find it, against great odds. Can its ‘magic’ save them? Or will an evil deceiver find and steal the tree for the price its seeds will bring? The Quest for the Magic Appletree is a work of magic realism that investigates many of our age’s im …

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Galileo Galilei

First Physicist

by James MacLachlan
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: science & technology

The scientific innovations of Galileo Galilei are pivotal to our understanding of the laws of the natural world. Drawing on his diverse studies in philosophy, mathematics, mechanics, music, astronomy, and engineering, Galileo developed revolutionary theories that thoroughly changed the disciplines of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and technology. …

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The Shacklands

by Judi Coburn
edition: Paperback
tagged: post-confederation (1867-)

The year is 1908. The Robertson family have left the slums of London, England, for a better life in Canada. Jessie dreams of becoming a teacher and taking part in the exciting events unfolding in the new century. But she must battle the prejudices of those around her, and tragedy soon strikes the family. Jessie finds herself confined to the drudger …