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The Last Voyage of the Scotian

by Bill Freeman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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In the spring of 1873, Meg and John Bains are ready to return home from a winter working in a lumber camp when they are lured into a trap and shanghaied as crew on a leaky old square-rigged sailing ship in Quebec City.
The windjammer is under-manned and the captain is a tyrant, making the voyage a difficult one. But danger is balanced by the excite …

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Hockey Heat Wave

by Forsyth, Christine
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Mitch Stevens is keen to spend July at a hockey camp in Muskoka--half the time on the ice, and the other half drinking in the sun on the lake.

But things start to go wrong right away: his best pal Zack is assigned to a different cabin, and then Zack makes friends with Mitch's worst enemy, Eddie. As they all struggle to make the camp select team, Zac …

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Prairie Fire!

by Bill Freeman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods

The Bains family are amazed at what they find when they take up their homestead in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba: flash fires that appear suddenly and rage across the open plain, tensions between English settlers and their Métis neighbours that threaten to become just as violent.
At the same time they're filled with hope. Canada in the 1870s is s …

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The Winning Edge

by Michele Martin Bossley
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: girls & women, emotions & feelings

Jennie loves training at Richmond Skate, her Calgary figure skating club, but her Olympic dreams always seem impossibly far away. When her coach suggests she's got real talent, however, Jennie's ready to do what it takes to make her dreams real--or so she thinks.

Soon she's trying again and again and again to land her double Axel, and sacrificing he …

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Shark Attack!

by Peers, Judi
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Team captain Matt Tucker is poised to lead Peterborough's East City Sharks to the county baseball championship. That is until the rival Lakefield Lions field their unstoppable ace pitcher, Spike McGarrity.

None of the Sharks can touch McGarrity's stuff, so they start to think of ways around him: remote-control baseballs, itching powder, laxatives in …

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Hockey Heroes

by John Danakas
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Cody Powell's Winnipeg hockey team, the Transcona Sharks, keeps getting better and better, especially with the addition of Kyle Kelley, the Sharks' top player and Cody's new best friend.

At home, however, he's still coming to terms with his parents' divorce. When Kyle starts abusing his star status on the ice and off, Cody has to balance concern fo …

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Fast Finish

by Bill Swan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Noah Meyers is a fast runner--faster than all his friends, faster than the bullies who wait for him outside his school.

When he's asked to train with the Clarington Vikings in Oshawa he jumps at the chance, eager to focus on something other than his father's recent death. Soon after he qualifies for provincial finals, however, tragedy threatens to s …

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Great Lengths

by Sandra Diersch
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: emotions & feelings

Jessie Cameron has been training at her Vancouver swim club for half her lifetime when Tory Aitken, a seemingly natural athlete who's built like a Greek god, joins up.

Troy starts paying attention to Jessie, and Jessie is definitely interested in return. Soon, however, her friends share rumours about how Troy got to be such a strong, powerful swimme …

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Diamonds in the Rough

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: alternative family, law & crime, values & virtues

I pulled out the picture Cole had given us...my gaze fell on the boy, my uncle. I thought about the sadness in his eyes and what he'd been through at such a young age. And I was shocked to see a bit of me, staring back.

After the sudden death of Sky's mother, Sky wants nothing more than to keep her and her two young sisters together. The solution ma …

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