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John A MacDonald

Revised

by Peter Waite
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: historical, political

John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. He was the dominant creative force behind the British North America Act, and brought British Columbia, Manitoba, the North-West Territory and Prince Edward Island into Confederation. His dream was the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway from coast-to-coast.

John A. Macdonald was a grea …

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Papier-Mache

illustrated by Renée Schwarz
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 100
  • Grade: 3 to 17
tagged: crafts & hobbies

Papier-m?ch? is a craft that anyone can do. All that's required to make the 11 colorful, practical and inexpensive creatures in this book in the Kids Can Do It series is water, newspaper, flour and a few items from around the house, such as aluminum foil, a frozen-juice container or string. Using odds and ends, and following the easy step-by-step i …

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A Terrible Secret

by Ginette Anfousse, translated by Jennifer Hutchison
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings

On the only morning of the year that Maggie Alexander sat down to breakfast with her mother, her father and her brother, she wanted to run away. Run away from her house, from her family, from Montreal, everything.

A year ago today, Maggie's younger brother was struck and killed in a hit-and-run. To make matters worse she's starting a new year at sch …

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A Riddle of Roses

by Caryl Cude Mullin
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 8
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Meryl's mother was a great bard -- a storyteller and musician who sang of life and the world around her. Meryl, already an orphan, wants fo follow in her mother's footsteps. Highly spirited and curious, she has broken a sacred rule and has been suspended

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Ambush in the Foothills

by Bill Freeman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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As Ambush in the Foothills opens, the year is 1877. Jamie and Kate Bains are ready to help their friend, North West Mounted Police constable Patrick McNeil, drive a herd of cattle north to the foothills country of Canada.

It is a wild and dangerous frontier. The cowboys who ride with them are rough and independent men. The restless Blackfoot Nation …

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Rookie Season

by Jacqueline Guest
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Leigh Aberdeen is determined to win the hockey championship with a new, all girls team, the Chinooks. So when the coach adds a know-it-all boy to the mix, Leigh is furious.
To make matters worse, the team goalie -- Leigh's best friend -- starts mysteriously dropping out from practices just as the Chinooks show they can win.
With humour, action, and …

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Lightning Rider

by Jacqueline Guest
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings, violence

When January Fournier arrives at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, her brother Grey is barely clinging to life in intensive care after a horrible motorcycle crash. She's devastated--but things get worse when the police accuse Grey of a string of bike thefts, claims he's in no condition to dispute.

Jan decides she's the only person who can uncover …

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Being with Henry

by Martha Brooks
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: general (see also headings under family), runaways, multigenerational

The car lurches to a halt.The old man finally rolls down his window, studies Laker for one eternal moment while his daughter, behind the steering wheel, fumes and listens to the radio. Laker stands, shrunken and zipped and snapped and collared inside his damp, sweaty leather jacket, and then he hears this unexpected question: Do you do yard work?

K …

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