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One Last Job

by Sean Rodman
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, multigenerational

Michael has been getting into trouble lately.

As a consequence, his mom is making him look after his grandfather for the summer. The thing is, Gramps isn’t your average senior citizen: he’s a retired burglar with a lifetime of criminal knowledge. When a thief breaks into Gramps' apartment and steals a necklace with great sentimental value, the u …

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Flower Power

by Ann Walsh
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: values & virtues, multigenerational, humorous stories

Has a protest to save a tree gone too far?

Callie's mother has chained herself to the neighbor's tree and is living inside the treehouse. She refuses to come down until the neighbor, Mr. Wilson, agrees to leave the tree standing. Soon reporters arrive, followed by an activist group called the Singing Grannies and a gang of bikerseach group addin …

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Lissy's Diary

by Ellen DeLange, illustrated by Ilaria Zanellato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 11
  • Grade: k to 6
tagged: multigenerational

A heartwarming story about keeping memories alive and passing on traditions. For little writers ages 5 years and up.

Grandma is reading from a diary. Lissy listens intently to the exciting stories. But . . . who are these stories actually about?

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Berry Picking at Four Mile Bay

Inuktitut Edition

by Barbara Adjun, illustrated by Kagan Mcleod
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, multigenerational, canada

When Nekaloakyok was a young girl, she loved going berry picking with her Granny Nalvana. Based on the memories of the author, this book tells the story of a family trip picking akpiks and other berries at Four Mile Bay, near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Join Nekaloakyok as she reflects on childhood memories and special moments spent with family.

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The Great Cookie War

by Caroline Stellings, read by Christine Brubaker
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, cooking & food, values & virtues

 

Life in her traditional Mennonite community is peaceful, if a little dull, for twelve-year-old Beth who dreams of being an artist. She goes to school, helps with the cooking and cleaning at home, and works with her parents at the local farmer’s market. One Saturday, however, excitement shows up in the form of a determined lawyer from New York Ci …

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Missing Nimâmâ

by Melanie Florence, illustrated by François Thisdale
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, emotions & feelings

 

A beautiful, transcendent story of a mother-daughter connection that persists through tragedy and across time.

 

Kateri is a young Cree girl, growing up in the care of her grandmother. We see her reaching important milestones: her first day of school, first dance, first date, wedding, first child. Her mother is absent, but not gone, watching her chi …

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Ga's / The Train

by Jodie Callaghan, illustrated by Georgia Lesley, translated by Joe Wilmot
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, multigenerational, native canadian

The dual-language edition, in English and Mi'gmaq, of the Silver Birch Express-nominated title, The Train.

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. Ashley sees his sadness, and Uncle tells her of the day years ago when he and the other children from their community were told to board the train before …

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Meranda and the Legend of the Lake

by Meagan Mahoney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, mermaids, multigenerational, special needs

Anne of Green Gables meets Song for a Whale with a touch of Nancy Drew in this debut middle-grade mystery

"Mahoney’s debut novel combines the fantastical and contemporary to create an accessible story for young readers ... An intriguing mystery set in the mythical backdrop of a coastal Canadian town, starring an unstoppable girl driven by curiosi …

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