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The Big Sting

by Rachelle Delaney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, multigenerational, insects, spiders, etc.

A visit to Leo's grandfather's farm turns upside down when his grandmother's bee hives are stolen. A light-hearted and funny middle-grade novel for fans of Rebecca Stead and Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

Eleven-year-old Leo is an "armchair adventurer." This, according to Dad, means he'd choose adventures in books or video games over real-life experiences. An …


The Raven's Revenge

by Kevin Sands
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Christopher finally uncovers the Raven’s identity in this sixth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

The stakes are higher than ever when the Raven sets Christopher up for a horrible crime, leading him to be locked away in London’s most notorious prison. This terrible act is the first in a series of games the Raven plans to play wi …


Operation Do-Over

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, humorous stories, time travel

Gordon Korman’s hilarious novel poses the question: What would you do if you were given the chance to do things over?


Mason and Ty have been best friends since they were old enough to form thoughts. But one day an atomic warhead walks into their seventh-grade classroom ready to annihilate their friendship: Ava Petrakis, the new transfer student f …


The Tyrell Show: Season Two

by Miles Grose, illustrated by Shaz Enrico Lym
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: diversity & multicultural, humorous stories

Is this thing on? Tyrell tells the story of his latest middle-school adventures in season two of his imaginary podcast in this illustrated novel!


Tyrell is finishing out his final year at Marcus Garvey Elementary. This time, without his best friend, Boogie. But they won’t be apart for too much longer! The Tyrell Show is going on the road to visit …


Tanner and the magic tongue

by Evan Nadeau, illustrated by Meg Clark
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: dogs, humorous stories

While Tanner the dog and his sister Sadie are playing in the yard, they stumble across a fantastic secret… Tanner has a magic tongue!

It’s lots of fun at first, but soon, Tanner’s magic gets out of control. Whatever will Sadie do?


Pivik Learns from Takannaaluk

Inuktitut Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Hannah Barrett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, siblings, polar regions, native american

In this story from West Greenland, one young girl tries to teach her mischievous little sister a lesson by telling her the Inuit traditional story of Takannaaluk.

Pivik is the laziest little sister! She is always complaining about helping Anaana and stealing the best food for herself. Fed up, her big sister, Ukaleq, seizes the chance to teach Pivik …


Ullak and the Creatures of the Sea

English Edition

by Suzie Napayok-Short, illustrated by Sho Uehara
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 4
tagged: native canadian, native american, polar regions, marine life

Sanna, the powerful Mother of the Sea from Inuit traditional stories, is brought to life through the eyes of the curious explorer, Ullak!

One day, Ullak forgets her grandma’s warning about playing on the ice pans and is suddenly kidnapped by a sea monster.

Ullak is brought to Sanna, the controller of the water and weather, at the bottom of the sea …

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