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Dan Auta

An African Tale

by José Ortega y Gasset, illustrated by Piet Grobler, translated by Elisa Amado, afterword by Dr. Federico Allodi & Minab W. Yetbarek
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: african, monsters, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology, siblings

An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids 

Kids 9 to 12 will laugh out loud while reading this adventurous graphic novel, which brings an African folk tale to life for a new audience. 

When Sarra's parents die, they leave her with an important warning: never let Dan Auta, her little brother, cry. But Dan Auta loves to make trouble. He hitches a ride on t …

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Seekers of the Fox

Thieves of Shadow, Book Two

by Kevin Sands
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic, law & crime

A dying friend, a terrible bargain, an underwater quest, and dangerous magic . . . this thrilling adventure picks up right where Children of the Fox leaves off. Fans of twisty, clever stories like The False Prince and Ocean's Eleven will love this newest series from Kevin Sands, author of the bestselling Blackthorn Key.

Rule number one: Never mess …

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Green Mountain Academy

by Frances Greenslade
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: survival stories, death & dying, friendship

A daring rescue in the middle of a snowstorm in this compelling Red Fox Road companion survival story for ages 10 to 14, for fans of Hatchet and The Skeleton Tree.

After a family trip turned disastrous when their truck broke down in the middle of an old logging road in Oregon, Francie is now back in British Columbia. People try to make things as "no …

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Running Through It

by Lorie Scarfarotti
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: death & dying

p style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;">Over the course of a week, thirteen-year-old Track & Field runner, Josie Tomaselli, confronts multiple challenges with humour, confusion, fear, “lady balls,” and the inspiration of her pre-race music playlist.  As the big race approaches, she …

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Meet J. Armand Bombardier (Scholastic Canada Biography)

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: science & technology, inventions

Meet Joseph-Armand Bombardier — Canadian inventor, innovator and entrepreneur!

 

Born in 1907, Joseph-Armand grew up in Valcourt, a small village in Quebec. Like many places in rural and Northern Canada, it was often cut off from the world after winter snows made the roads impassable. When Armand was a kid, he was already inventing his own toys, in …

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Ghostlight

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: ghost stories, death & dying

Gabe’s summer job scaring tourists with ghost stories turns terrifyingly real when he accidentally summons the spirit of a dead girl—and must join forces with her to protect the world of the living.

The story of the tragic death of sixteen-year-old Rebecca Strand and her lighthouse keeper father is just an elaborate tale Gabe tells tourists for …

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Whales to the Rescue

How Whales Help Engineer the Planet

by Adrienne Mason, illustrated by Kim Smith
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, marine life, environmental science & ecosystems

It's not just humans working to combat global warming. Meet the ecosystem engineers who are improving our planet's health!

In this unique look at how one animal can make a difference for the planet, Adrienne Mason, a marine biologist, reveals how whales are ecosystem engineers --- animals that create, modify or maintain a habitat or ecosystem. Whale …

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To Boston With Love

by John DeMont & Belle DeMont
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 12
  • Grade: k to 7
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On December 6, 1917, two tramp steamers, the Mont-Blanc and the Imo, collided in wartime Halifax Harbour. Steel grating on steel caused sparks to fly creating what became the largest man-made explosion of its time. More than 2000 people died (500 of those children) and 9,000 were injured. It left 6,000 people homeless and an additional 19,000 witho …

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My Uncle Is Coming Tomorrow

illustrated by Sebastián Santana Camargo, translated by Elisa Amado
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: death & dying, multigenerational, caribbean & latin america, violence

This “heartbreaking … powerful work” (★ School Library Journal) introduces the contemporary issue of forced disappearances to readers 10 and up—with “deceptively simple black line drawings” that “allow for no meandering of attention” (Kirkus).

By a closed door, a child waits for his uncle, who is coming to stay. As he waits, he …

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Fire on Headless Mountain

by Iain Lawrence
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, death & dying, environment

Separated from his siblings in the midst of a dangerous forest fire, 11-year-old Virgil must find a way to survive using only his wits and the lessons his late mother taught him about the wilderness.

Virgil is making his older siblings trek to a mountain lake on a trip unlike any they’ve have taken before. They carry precious cargo: the ashes of …