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On Stage, Please

by Veronica Tennant, illustrated by Rita Briansky
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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What nine-year-old Jennifer Allen wants most in the world is to be a ballet dancer. And, despite a discouraging debut under the tutelage of cigar-chomping Mr. Vincent, and the warning from her friend Danielle that “it’s not all glamour,” Jennifer is determined to follow her dream.

Prima Ballerina Veronica Tennant’s entrancing story of a youn …

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First Spring on the Grand Banks

by Bill Freeman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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In this exciting tale set in the 1870s, John and Meg Bains and their friend Canso arrive in Nova Scotia to find that Canso's father has died and his schooner seized for debts. Refused credit for a fishing trip by the merchant Hunter, they take the schooner and flee to Tower Rock, Newfoundland, intending to make enough money fishing to repay the deb …

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About Nellie and Me

by Barry Dickson, photographs by Paul Craven
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: emotions & feelings

About Nellie and Me brings together two touching stories of young people growing up in the big city. A Home for Nellie A smuggled kitten, a "no pets" rule and the story of Nellie McClung push Sharon into action in her housing project. It looks as though her older friend Mrs. Davis will lose her kittens unless a way can be found to get the rules cha …

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