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Les timbrés N° 3 - Le cadeau mutant

illustrated by Dom Pelletier
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: humorous, friendship

 

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Tia, Léo et M. Rodrigue sont de retour pour une nouvelle aventure! C’est bientôt Noël, mais ça ne veut pas dire pour autant que tout est calme... Quand un cadeau mystérieux est offert à la directrice de l’école, c’est la catastrophe! Le personnel et les élèves se transforment en mutants. Il est temp …

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Small History of a Disagreement

by Claudio Fuentes, translated by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Gabriela Lyon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: non-classifiable, friendship, politics & government

A lively introduction to voting, democracy, and activism for kids.

“The message of this book, which focuses on a student body’s divided opinion about an issue vital to its future, is that disagreements can lead to fruitful discussion, better understanding and great ideas.” —New York Times

Should an ancient monkey puzzle tree be cut down to ma …

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Just Watch Me!

by Erin Silver
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: science & technology, friendship, marriage & divorce

Twelve-year-old Simon Rosen has qualified for the Canadian Video Game Championships in Vancouver. If he can get straight As in school, his parents have agreed to take him. The stakes are especially high. His parents are always fighting, and if he can just get them to Vancouver - the place where they fell in love - maybe he can save his family from …

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Pia's Plans

by Alice Kuipers
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, marriage & divorce, friendship

Ever since her parents got divorced, Pia has worked hard to make sure everything in her life is Perfect, with a capital P. But everything keeps going wrong. She and her sister get into a fight. Pia falls down the stairs and hurts her ankle. She spills chocolate milk all over her lucky outfit. She accidentally studied for the wrong test. And her bes …

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Don't Stand So Close to Me

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, friendship, non-classifiable

Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks—even if it's because of some virus. But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality. Quinn’s father is an ER doctor and has to sel …

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Camp Wild

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, friendship, camping & outdoor activities

Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and s …

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Cabin Girl

by Kristin Butcher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: bullying, new experience, business, careers, occupations, friendship

Sixteen-year-old Bailey is working at her first summer job, as a cabin girl at a fly-in fishing camp at Witch Lake. She struggles with the job at first but enjoys hearing the stories of the area, including the legend of a local ghost. Then April, an older waitress with street smarts, takes Bailey under her wing and the two girls become friends. It …

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Mirror Image

by K.L. Denman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, art & architecture, self-esteem & self-reliance

Sable wears only black and has always felt that doom is near. Lacey wears pink and seeks beauty everywhere. A sadistic art teacher pairs Sable and Lacey together for their final project. The girls have to get to know one another and select a suitable poem for the back of each other's decorative mirror. Sable is less than thrilled at having to spend …

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Jelly Roll

by Mere Joyce
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: bullying, self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship

At school, Jenny Royce is bullied by Grade A Jerk Austin Parks. When Jenny and Austin end up at a March Break leadership camp together, Jenny thinks her week will be miserable. Especially once she and Austin are grouped together for the camp’s main assignment. They have to run a stall at a local farmer’s market. The market could be a lot of fun …

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A Great Big Night

by Kate Inglis, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), friendship, frogs & toads, music

A rolllicking, rhyming picture book about music-making critters, community and friendship.

The music train was a happy sight
Clickity-clackity three on bikes
Rolling in for a great big night.

When three travelling frog musicians roll through the forest on their painted bicycles, the other animals know they're in for a great big party. Only one o …