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The Boy in the Burning House

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, emotions & feelings, boys & men

Two years after his father mysteriously disappeared, Jim Hawkins is coping -- barely. Underneath he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. Then Ruth Rose crashes into his life. A sixteen-year-old misfit whose manic moods have to be managed by drugs, she tells Jim that her stepfather is a murderer. Every instinct tells Jim to walk away, to get back to t …

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Lionheart's Scribe

by Karleen Bradford
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
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“Bradford makes history come alive.” Canadian Children’s Literature knew that Karleen Bradford had a winner in There Will Be Wolves, the first, award-winning instalment in her Crusades trilogy. The bestselling book, which has sold more than 40,000 copies, was followed by another critically acclaimed bestseller, Shadows on a Sword. Both of th …

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Shut-Out!

by Camilla Reghelini Rivers
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: boys & men, emotions & feelings

David dreams of soccer glory, and is willing to suffer hours of monotonous practice drills to achieve it. His asthma might slow him down a little, but he works every day to be a better player.

The coach of his Winnipeg team has a different formula for success: play the best players, and let the rest spend the season warming the bench. When the firs …

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The Liberty Circle

by Phil Campagna
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: prejudice & racism, sexual abuse), peer pressure

Life at home isn’t easy for sixteen-year-old Corey. When he sees an ad for a retreat called Camp Liberty, he can’t wait to get away. But Corey has no idea of what he’s in for, as he and his fellow campers are brainwashed into joining a racist Aryan cult. In the end, he not only hurts his family and friends but is also forced to confront some …

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A Riddle of Roses

by Caryl Cude Mullin, illustrated by Kasia Charko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: fantasy & magic

Meryl’s mother was a great bard – a storyteller and musician who sang of life and the world around her. Meryl wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and undertakes a special quest in search of the mythical Avalon.

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Fandex Family Field Guides: Mummies, Gods, and Pharaohs

by Kathryn Petras & Ross Petras
edition: Undefined
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: archaeology, curiosities & wonders

Pharaohs, pyramids, gods and goddesses, the Valley of the Queens, the order of the kings, and the 50 sons of Ramesses. Walk with Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun. Discover the collection of spells, incantations, passwords and advice of The Book of the Dead. Learn the secrets of embalming, including the only vital organ to be left in the p …

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Fandex Family Field Guides: Mummies, Gods, and Pharaohs 12-copy Counter Display

by Kathryn Petras & Ross Petras
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: archaeology, curiosities & wonders

Pharaohs, pyramids, gods and goddesses, the Valley of the Queens, the order of the kings, and the 50 sons of Ramesses. Walk with Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun. Discover the collection of spells, incantations, passwords and advice of The Book of the Dead. Learn the secrets of embalming, including the only vital organ to be left in the p …

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Mi'Kmaq Of The East Coast

by Robert Leavitt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: native canadian

With the help of the writings of early explorers, and stories by imaginary Mi'kmaq characters, this book tells about the Native Canadians in the Maritime region of Canada.

It describes how the Mi'kmaq lived together long ago in the land that they called Mi'kma'kik, and how their way of life was transformed by the coming of the first Europeans.

Mi'km …

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John A MacDonald

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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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