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Melanie

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: emotions & feelings, peer pressure

Melanie Brody is takes grade seven very seriously. She's read about junior high in all the teen magazines, and she's ready for all the romace and excitement Degrassi can offer.
Things don't turn out to be quite so glamorous as Melanie expects: it's hard to feel popular when you're scrawny and your hair won't go right, when it seems like everyone e …

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Shane

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: emotions & feelings
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Mimi and the Ginger Princess

by Pasnak, William
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 13
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: cats

Mimi Kiguchi loved cats. So she was very upset when she found Ricky Rutledge trying to throw a canvas bag over the newest cat on the street.

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Stephanie Kaye

by Roberts, Ken
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: emotions & feelings

Her last year in Junior High and Stephanie is going to make it a big one. With her new imageglitzy rhinestones, sexy spandex and lots of lip glossStephanie just knows success will be hers.
And at first, she's right. After all, she's president of the student council, and has a date with Wheelsshe must be doing something right. But when the date doe …

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Plan B is Total Panic

by Martyn Godfrey
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

The last thing Nicholas wants to do is spend time in the Alberta bush, with the bugs, the bears, the cold. But when he crosses the school bully at the Grade Seven dance, his Dene friend Elvis's invitation for a weekend away suddenly seems much more attractive.
Walking on the muskeg, Nicholas feels completely lost--the landscape is strange, and so …

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The Summer the Whales Sang

by Gloria Montero
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

Vivi Aguirre's thirteenth birthday wasn't turning out at all the way she wanted it to. Her father had just left home and her mother was insisting on taking her to Labrador to make a film about some old whaling station. What could be more boring!
But once they're in Red Bay and Vivi starts to discover more about whales and the Basques who used to h …

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Nobody Asked Me

by Elizabeth Brochmann
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

For most of her life, thirteen-year-old Rachel has lived with her parents on an isolated forestry station in the middle of Vancouver Island. She has never had friends, never known life outside the station and what she has read in books and magazines.
So when she learns that she will have to spend the summer with relatives in a village on the coas …

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