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Easy Avenue

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: adolescence, peer pressure, humorous stories

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award

In his first year in high school, Hubbo O'Driscoll is torn between his poor but fun friends and the shallow but rich kids.

In this novel based on Great Expectations, Brian Doyle does a brilliant job of dealing with the issue of class and all its implications. Poverty, social climbing a …

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Fandex Family Field Guides: Mythology

by Kathryn Petras & Ross Petras
edition: Undefined
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: folklore & mythology

MYTHOLOGY

Bringing the world of Mythology to your fingertips, Fandex presents a field guide to the legendary figures of ancient Greece and Rome. Which 12 gods and goddesses ruled from Mount Olympus'? Who are the Fates, the Graces, the Muses? How did Theseus slay the monstrous Minotaur and escape from its labyrinth? What was the one thing to remain i …

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Dragonfire

by Karleen Bradford
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic

Known and loved by readers for her adventure stories wrapped around some of history's most fascinating and turbulent times, Karleen Bradford has this time written a rich and multi-layered fantasy.

On one level, Dragonfire is the action-packed story of Dahl, a stable boy who must conquer the evil Usurper to regain his kingdom. At another level, Drago …

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Janey's Girl

by Gayle Friesen
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: parents, emotions & feelings

Fourteen-year-old Claire and her mother, Jane, are on their way across the country to visit Claire's grandmother. As they approach the family farm, Claire watches her mother become more and more anxious. Until now, she thought they had an open relationship with a healthy respect for each other's privacy. This trip unlocks the key to the many questi …

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Brideship

by Joan Weir
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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It is 1862 in England, and life for the fifteen-year-old Sarah and her cousin, Maud, is anything but easy. So when Sarah overhears what sounds like a good opportunity for work relief from their orphanage, she convinces Maud to volunteer for the positions.

Unaware they are intended as brides for the gold rush prospector, several orphans are boarded …

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Bake It and Build It

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Tracy Walker
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: cooking & food

Now kids can do more than just eat cookies with the help of this book in the Kids Can Do It series. They can learn how to bake and build holiday decorations and wreaths, a garden of cookie flowers and candleholders -- all from cookie dough. It's fun and easy, and the best part is you can eat your mistakes! Bake It and Build It includes delicious co …

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Conjuguons en chansons, CD/Book Kit

by Bignucolo
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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Fun French songs teach conjugation of high-frequency verbs in the present, passé composé and future tenses including irregular verbs. The lyrics/activity book includes very good exercises.

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Conjuguons en chansons, Audio CD

by Bignucolo
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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Fun French songs teach conjugation of high-frequency verbs in the present, passé composé and future tenses including irregular verbs. The lyrics/activity book includes very good exercises.

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Surfers Of Snow

by Kim Askew
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: winter sports

Snowboarding, the internet, and the resourcefulness of his friends, help Tanner, a young snowboarder, apprehend the saboteurs who are jeopardizing the resort town of Sighing Pass, in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia.

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Turns on a Dime

by Julie Lawson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
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Jo's world is spinning too fast. She's so far out of it she might as well be in orbit with that new Russian satellite, Sputnik. Her best friends have left her behind. All they care about is Elvis, rock n' roll, and boys. And Mack, her wonderful, loyal, beautiful friend Mack, has used her friendship terribly. If it wasn't for Michael, the new boy on …