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Karen Keeps Her Word

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, emotions & feelings

How can you make it up when you break a promise to a friend? What do you do when a good friend changes, suddenly and completely? When they seriously hurt your feelings?

Karen Keeps Her Word and Other Stories shows young people who are faced with challenging dilemmas and who respond with spirit and ingenuity. These stories offer delightful evidence o …

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Griff Makes a Date

And Other Stories

by Kit Hood & Linda Schuyler, with Eve Jennings
edition: 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 del …

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Afraid of the Dark

by Barry Dickson, illustrated by Olena Kassian
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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Cedric and the North End Kids

by Bill Freeman, photographs by Lutz Dille
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: friendship, peer pressure

This volume in the Where We Live series explores the challenges faced by a boy who moves to a new and alien city.

For Cedric, it's a big and often bewildering change to move from Jamaica to industrial Hamilton, Ontario. As he gradually becomes one of the North End kids, his adventures involve a fierce bicycle race, an all-day hockey game, and Anansi …

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What's A Friend?

by Satu Repo, photographs by Lutz Dille
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: friendship, emotions & feelings

What happens when a new kid moves into your neighbourhood--a new kid who looks different from all your other friends?

Fernanda is excited when Emily moves into her downtown Portuguese neighbourhood. With her blond hair and blue eyes, Emily is the "real" Canadian friend Fernanda has always dreamed of--or is she? The school variety show gives both gir …

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