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Mikey Mite Goes to School

by Gilles Gauthier, illustrated by Pierre-André Derome, translated by Sarah Cummins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: school & education

Mikey will never be the teacher's pet. In fact, the only thing he's good at in school is making the teacher mad. When he's accused of stealing carrots to feed the school guinea pig, Mikey thinks things can't get any worse. But he's wrong...

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Desdemona Saves the Day

by Eileen Pettigrew
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: intermediate, humorous stories, decision-making & problem solving

Desdemona's mother is an inveterate collector of everything. The house is filled to overflowing with objects of every size and description- each a bargain discovered at a garage sale.

How to solve the problem of a house too small for its occupants? Desdemona's clever answer will leave young readers chuckling.

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Colonial Life

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8
  • Grade: 3
tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods

Young readers will meet the hardworking people of a colonial community and learn about the importance of family, religion, and education.

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Jo Boy Deserts & Other Stories, The

by Constance Horne
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: post-confederation (1867-)

“The Jo Boy Deserts” tells the stirring tale of a young boy forced to work for a cruel mate on a merchant ship in the nineteenth century. A young Vancouver Island girl and her family help him desert ship. “The Mystery of the Slashed Cabbages” is set in a rural community in Manitoba and tells the story of a Dutch farming family and the troub …

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Early City Life

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

Topics covered; The reasons why towns grew into cities: location, transportation, availability of goods and services Cities offered their residents protection, shelter, communication systems, health care, education, jobs and business opportunities City success stories City government Protection against fire and crime Building and maintaining roads …

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Too Many Chickens

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: school & education

When a farmer brings Mrs. Kerr's class a dozen eggs to incubate, the class project quickly goes awry. In no time at all, Mrs. Kerr's classroom has become a farmyard and the situation is spiraling out of control. It all starts when the farmer forgets to come back to get the newly hatched chicks. Before the class can say cluck, the chicks have turned …

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Storm Child

by Brenda Bellingham
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook eBook Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 15
  • Grade: 3 to 8
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Was she Isobel or was she the Storm Child? How could she decide? Who would give her the answer?
Isobel is the daughter of a Scottish father and a Peigan Indian mother and her heart is pulled in two directions. Hating her father for returning to Scotalnd rather than coming home to Fort Edmonton, Isobel decides to go and live with her Peigan grnadpa …

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A to Z of Absolute Zaniness

by Carol Mills, illustrated by Susanne Ferrier
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: alphabet, beginner

Kids will love The A to Z of Absolute Zaniness. While their parents read the six-line alliterative captions, children will be dazzled by the bold, colourful drawings illustrating each letter with objects, animals, and people.

Carol Mills wrote the short stories that describe the bizarre feats of people and animals, real and ridiculous. Susanne Ferri …

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