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Prudence Valiant, Aviatrix Extraordinaire

by Christopher Majka & Sheilagh Hunt
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: humorous stories

Prudence Valiant - Pru to her friends - is a young adventurer with a thirst for exotic people and places.

So when she gets an urgent summons from the ruler of the tiny desert country of Rinort, she can't resist it. She sets out in her single-prop plane to deliver a special coronation gift to the new sultan of Samarkand. On the way Prudence encounter …

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Ezzie's Emerald

by Kathleen McDonnell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying

Ezzie has good friends and a loving family. But sometimes schoolmates tease her, and no matter how much she tries to ignore their taunts, she loses her temper. However, she redeems herself with a selfless act of courage.

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Stampede

by Blakeslee
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

Stampede Mm is published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

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A Monster in My Cereal

by Marie-Francine Hebert
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 4
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Poppy isn’t very pleased. Her father is a pain. And the worst of it is that she is stuck with him for a whole weekend while her mother and brother are away. Suddenly, the monster on the cereal box miraculously comes to life. He is wonderfully understandin

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A Monster in My Cereal

by Marie-Francine Hebert
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
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Poppy's father is a pain and she is stuck with him for the weekend while her mother and brother are away. Suddenly, the monster on the cereal box comes to life. He is ready to make her problems disappear – literally – including her father!

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Fred's TV

by Clive Dobson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: humorous stories

Fred is a television junkie. There's nothing he likes to do better than to settle in front of the screen for the weekend with a fluorescent soft drink, cookies oozing white cream filling, packs of purple foaming pellets, and more…while his mind becomes stupefied.

Feeling neglected by his parents, he drifts into a routine of watching TV for hour …

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George Dawson

The Little Giant

by Joyce Barkhouse
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical

An exceptional man, George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901) a tiny hunchback, may have contributed more than any other person to early knowledge of the geology, biology and ethnology of Canada’s Northwest.

Possessed of a brilliant mind, boundless enthusiasm, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a great love of the land, he made some of the most epic e …

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Emily of New Moon

by L. M. Montgomery, afterword by Alice Munro
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: girls & women, classics

Lucy Maud Montgomery has been beloved by generations of readers for her Anne of Green Gables stories. In the celebrated Emily trilogy, of which Emily of New Moon is the first volume, Montgomery draws a more realistic portrait of a young girl’s life on Prince Edward Island. The twin threads of bright and dark, love and cruelty, hope and despair in …

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