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A Basket Of Beethoven

by Susan Currie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, coming of age, bullying

Sam is fascinated by the new girl in his class. The daughter of a famous conductor, Helen seems angry and aloof - interested only in her book. When he tries to strike up a conversation with her after class, he only learns that her book is about Beethoven and she doesn't want to make friends. She doesn't seem to need anyone.

But Pete and Troy love to …

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Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers: Frédéric Chopin

illustrated by Mike Venezia
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
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Presents a biography of Frédéric Chopin

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Island Book One: Shipwreck

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Six kids. One shipwreck. One desert island.

Luke, J.J. Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Ian. They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They didn't want to be stuck at sea with a bunch of strangers. But when you're in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there's no easy way out. And when a terrifying storm hits, there's no way to fully prepare.

I …

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Sindbad et les geants

by Ludmila Zeman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: ancient civilizations, country & ethnic

In this stunning sequel to Sindbad: From the Tales of The Thousand and One Nights, Sindbad, now a rich sultan, recounts more of his adventures. On this voyage, Sindbad and his hapless crewmates are driven off course, and their ship is overrun by monkeys. They abandon the ship but row into more trouble, landing on an island inhabited by a man-eating …

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The-Dog-Next-Year

by Carmelita McGrath, illustrated by Nancy Keating
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
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The-Dog-Next-Year is the story of a classic mismatch. Six-year-old Lissa has almost everything a girl could want, except the puppy who runs through her dreams at night and answers to a secret name.

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Carrie's Camping Adventure

by Lesley Choyce, illustrated by Mark Thurman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

Carrie and her best friend Laura read about the Amazon rainforest--the monkeys, snakes and tarantulas--and decide they need to go to the wilderness themselves.

Carrie's mom isn't keen to go camping, but changes her mind when Carrie offers to organize the whole trip herself. Carrie's brother Ernie reluctantly agrees to go as well, on two conditions: …

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Jan's Awesome Party

by Monica Hughes, illustrated by Carlos Freire
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories, emotions & feelings

Jan and her best friend Sarah have each earned a twenty-dollar reward for helping to track down their puppy friend Patch. They want to do something with the money they'll never forget--so they decide to throw a party for all their friends.

When they start planning, however, they find that parties cost far more than they can afford. When their teach …

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Robyn's Best Idea

by Hazel Hutchins, illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: humorous stories, emotions & feelings

There's a cat in Robyn's bedroom: a small, longhaired grey kitten, with a white smudge over its eye and a bib under its neck. She wants to keep it, so she hides it from her mom.

But in their small apartment a kitten can't stay hidden for long. Their landlord doesn't allow pets, so Robyn's mom says they have to put it out. The cat doesn't want to go …

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We'll All Go Sailing

by Richard Thompson & Maggee Spicer, illustrated by Kim LaFave
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: colors

Richard Thompson and Maggee Spicer join forces with Kim LaFave in this colourful tour of the seas. The young narrator and his friends, Maggee and Jesse, travel to a myriad of places to look at sea life that is every colour of the rainbow. Children will delight in the pink octopus, the blue manatee, and the orange barracuda, to name but a few.

Richar …

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The Thumb in the Box

by Ken Roberts, illustrated by Leanne Franson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: humorous stories, chapter books

Leon and his friend Susan live in New Auckland, a small isolated fishing village on the coast of British Columbia. One day, the village receives an unexpected gift from the Government of Canada -- a fire truck. But New Auckland is surrounded by mountains and hugs a tiny beach. There are no roads, no cars, no fire hydrants.

What will the village do w …