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Griff Makes a Date

And Other Stories

by Kit Hood & Linda Schuyler, with Eve Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: friendship

How do you make friends when you don't think you need friends? Do you tell a secret if you know it'll hurt someone's feelings? How you decide whether to help yourself or to help a friend?
Griff Makes a Date and Other Stories shows young people who are faced with challenging dilemmas and who respond with spirit and ingenuity. These stories offer de …

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Lisa Makes the Headlines

And Other Stories

by Kit Hood & Linda Schuyler, with Eve Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

How do you decide between telling the truth and hurting your own brother? Between someone you consider your enemy and the fear you both share? Between your need to help a friend and to face your own fears?
Lisa Makes the Headlines and Other Stories shows young people who are faced with challenging dilemmas and who respond with spirit and ingenuity …

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The Summer the Whales Sang

by Montero, Gloria
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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Teach Me to Fly, Skyfighter!

and other stories

by Paul Yee
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: asian american

With Samson's butterfly kite flat on the ground and her own kite soaring, Sharon thought of shouting, "Okay, Samson Wong, you big-mouth. Let's see you fly your wonderful kite. Big wings will do it every time, right?"
But now that she had her chance to get even with Samson, Sharon didn't feel like fighting. She was happy just watching her kite pull …

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Salut, Gadou!

by Reid, Malcolm, illustrated by Zgodzinski, Rose
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: emotions & feelings

The kids of the St-Jean-Baptiste district of Quebec City are going to lose their clubhouse--the only place where they can meet their friends, talk, and play music without adults around all the time.
But they've worked so hard on it, putting up walls, hammering, cleaning, that they won't give it up without a fight. So Genevieve, her friend Gadou a …

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Afraid of the Dark

by Barry Dickson, illustrated by Kassian, Olena
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 11
  • Grade: 1 to 6
tagged: emotions & feelings

Afraid of the Dark is a touching account of a young boy who masters his fears to act with great courage.

It is the story of the friendship between Allan and his new neighbour Alain, who comes from Quebec. Allan learns how to overcome his fear of the dark, begins to learn a new language and, when called upon, acts heroically to save the lives of thos …

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