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A Hole in the Hedge

by Grace Casselman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: death & dying, dating & sex, bullying

An expert at fierce scowls and unpleasant grimaces, twelve-year-old Kaitlin Anderson presents a tough face to the world, usually hiding her quirky, imaginative nature. Still dealing with the loss of her mother to cancer, Kaitlin is less than kindly disposed to her stepmother Jane and her bratty half-sister, Anna. Meanwhile, Kaitlin has firmly faste …


A Friend Like Zilla

by Rachna Gilmore
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: prejudice & racism, bullying, friendship, special needs

Nobby meets Zilla, who is developmentally disabled, while on holiday. But Uncle Chad is prejudice towards Zilla. Attitudes change when Uncle Chad gets hurt and Zilla comes to the rescue.