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On the Other Side of the Forest

by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Gérard DuBois
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, non-classifiable, rabbits, environment

What’s on the other side of the forest? A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out in this modern picture book that feels like a classic, calling to mind the tender work of Beatrix Potter.

Some say that wolves, ogres, and giant badgers live in the forest beside Arthur’s house. That’s why no one ever goes in there, to see what’s …

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Storm from the East

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: historical

Part war drama, part romance,Storm from the East is the second epic fantasy adventure in Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance series.
War has begun in the South. The days of soldier Athan and Princess Aurelia’s secret summer romance feel like a long-distant memory.
On the frontlines of combat, Athan proves a star fighter pilot as he struggles to j …

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Body Image

Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies

by Tierra Hohn, illustrated by Marne Grahlman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: social topics, emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying

Too fat, too thin. Muffin top, flat bum, thunder thighs, spaghetti arms. From an early age, kids learn they are judged for how they look. Both boys and girls are bombarded with messages of what they should look like and are shamed for not measuring up. When kids encounter conflict based on stereotypes of body image, they need the understanding and …

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The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky

by Victoria Forester
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic

InThe Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky--the conclusion to the fantasy adventure series that began with theNew York Times bestsellerThe Girl Who Could Fly--Victoria Forester shows readers that life is always exceptional, and "abilities" come in many forms.
What happens when the girl who could fly can't fly anymore?
Piper's ability to fly has disappeare …

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Embrace the Chicken

by Mahtab Narsimhan
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: parents, hindu, cooking & food

Even though she only left Mumbai a few months ago, Shivani isn't feeling like such an outsider anymore. She likes her new school. She finally has a best friend. But when her mother volunteers for the school's annual fundraiser, Shivani is sure she will completely embarrass her. Especially if she cooks one of the "stinky" dishes that Shivani loves …

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Chick: Lister

by Alex Van Tol
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: depression & mental illness, parents, school & education

Chick is a popular fourteen-year-old who is essentially on this earth to live up to his father’s impossible expectations—or, at least, that’s how he feels. This pressure is a grinding source of anxiety for him, which he copes with by making lists. He itemizes every aspect of his life, from his daily routine to the things that make him nervous …

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Beyond Repair

by Lois Peterson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, strangers

As much as life has changed forever since the death of his father, much has stayed the same for Cam. He's always had a great deal of responsibility around the house, but the burden is heavier now with the load of grief he's been carrying. After the man who was driving the truck that killed his father turns up at the end of the driveway, Cam feels p …

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Under Amelia's Wing

Book 2 in the Ginny Ross series

by Heather Stemp
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 10
tagged: aviation, girls & women, post-confederation (1867-)

It's 1936, and against all odds—but not without a few stumbles—Ginny Ross has made it to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Otherwise known as the academic home of her friend and mentor, Amelia Earhart.) For Ginny, this is the next step toward her dream of becoming a pilot, but it's harder than she expected: as the only girl in h …

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Journal of a Travelling Girl

by Nadine Neema, illustrated by Archie Beaverho, foreword by Joseph Judas
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native canadian, girls & women, politics & government

This fictional coming-of-age story traces a young girl’s reluctant journey by canoe through the ancestral lands of the Tli?cho People, as she gradually comes to understand and appreciate their culture and the significance of their fight for self-government.

"Journal of a Travelling Girl deserves to be in every northern classroom. There is so much …

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