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Spud Sweetgrass

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, humorous stories, values & virtues

Spud gets angry when he sees Dumper Stubbs, a creepy delivery man, dumping oil into a storm drain and causing terrible pollution in the river. When Spud blows the whistle, he loses his job. Enlisting the help of his buddy, Dink the Thinker, and Connie Pan, Spud thinks he has a chance of regaining his job … and stopping the Dumper's harmful activi …

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A Ghost in My Mirror

by Marie-Francine Hebert
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
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Poppy is visiting her grandmother. Before going to bed, she sees a picture of someone who looks just like her – Grandma’s sister Daisy, who died when she was the same age as Poppy. Soon, Poppy falls asleep only to be awakened by strange noises.

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Early Family Home

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods, house & home, customs, traditions, anthropology

Topics covered; Chopping their way to civilization The early settlers build their homes The story of the Stell family’s first weeks in their new country The fireplace provides light, warmth, heat The bear break-in Friendship fences The settlers search for a water supply Plank houses for more comfort Early ways of fighting sickness Several generat …

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Alexander Graham Bell

by Langille
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: social activists

This is a series of biographies that profile major personalities in the history of Atlantic Canada. All of the titles are heavily illustrated paperbacks, which are 48 or 64 pages and measure 6 x 9. They appeal to readers of all ages. This is the life story of the inventor of the telephone.

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The Loonies Arrive

by Christiane Duchesne, illustrated by Marc Mongeau, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

One night Christopher finds some little people under his pillow - they are no bigger than three centimetres tall! Now he has to be on his toes all the time. It's not easy learning their customs and keeping them out of trouble!

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Swank Talk

by Bertrand Gauthier, illustrated by Daniel Dumont, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

The Swank twins are back and they are confusing their parents and confounding the experts because no one can understand what they say. Only another pair of twins can solve this riddle.

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Unreal!

by Paul Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: Audiobook (cassette)
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic

Unreal is about clarinet-playing ghosts, cow dung custard, underpants called wunderpants.
Unreal is a collection of wacky stories about ordinary kids who find themselves in most extraordinary situations. These tales are full of unlikely events, outrageous characters and twisted endings, as strange as they are hilarious.
The eight stories in Unreal …

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Hang on, Mooch

by Gilles Gauthier, illustrated by Pierre-André Derome, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: dogs, emotions & feelings

Carl's old dog Mooch is losing her memory and wandering away from home--four times in the last two weeks alone. Each time, Carl and his best friend Gary have tracked her down, but this time the dogcatcher has got her.
When they go to fetch Mooch at the pound--among the poodles and dachshunds, pit bulls and mutts--she's sicker and sadder than they …

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Maddie in Goal

by Leblanc, Louise, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories

Everyone laughs when Maddie tells her family what she wants to be: a hockey goaltender! Everyone, that is, except her grandmother. Gran thinks she should follow her dreams, and even teaches Maddie a magic trick to help make them come true.
So she trains and trains and finally gets a chance to play for her brother's team, the Leprecauns. At first …

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