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Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures

by Natalie Hyde
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: zoology

Glow-in-the-dark creatures possess one of the most amazing abilities in our world. Using only chemicals in their bodies, they can create bioluminescence, or "living light." The lights they produce come in an astonishing variety of colours and patterns. Glow-in-the-dark creatures use their light displays to hide from enemies, to cry for help, to war …

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The Legend

by Jean Mills
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 16
  • Grade: 5 to 11
tagged: hockey

Griffin Tardiff is still suffering from a serious hockey injury at the start of a new year in a new school. But he's in luck. For his community credit, he'll be working with the sports guy at the local radio station, which could be the start of a career. He also meets Noah, a young kid from the neighbourhood who also likes hockey.

Unfortunately, his …

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Traitors Among Us

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: military & wars, siblings, europe

 

World War II may be over. But two sisters are far from safe.

 

Inspired by true events, this is the latest gripping and powerful novel from the acclaimed author of Making Bombs for Hitler.

 

Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst -- or so they think. World War II ravaged their native Ukraine, but they both survived, and are now reunited …

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Seagull and the Barnacle, The

by Judd Palmer, illustrated by Nina Palmer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, friendship

The Seagull and the Barnacle are good friends even though they're very different. The Seagull flies over the ocean to wonderful places that the Barnacle can't even imagine, because he's spent his whole life stuck on a rock. When the Seagull tells the Barnacle about his adventures, does it make the Barnacle feel jealous, or sad? Or is the Barnacle h …

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Enormous Hill, The

text by Judd Palmer, illustrated by Steve Kenderes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: friendship, visionary & metaphysical

William and Bill climb to the top of an enormous hill. Little do they realise, the hill is actually a sleeping giant, and the summit is the end of the giant's nose. It seems like a great place to eat their sandwiches, but when the giant wakes up, the kids are in for the biggest adventure of their lives. Where is the giant going? Can they figure out …

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We Are All Ears!

Niccolo Paganini

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator I Musici de Montréal & Colm Feore, by Ana Gerhard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. On this occasion, he finds himself bouncing around in Emily’s skirt pocket as she joyfully skips down the stairs to her father’s bustling workshop. A very special guest has just arrived, a musician deemed to be the best violinist in the world. Little …

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Alex Ovechkin (Amazing Hockey Stories)

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illustrated by D. A. Bishop
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

 

Meet Alex Ovechkin, the NHL’s greatest goal-scorer of the 21st century!

 

 

Alex Ovechkin is already the greatest goal-scorer of the 21st century. He holds one of the most famous shots in NHL history, a blazing one-timer from the top of the left circle. Alex was born in Russia to a family of top athletes — none of them hockey players. His path to …

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Les super six du hockey : No 3 - Méchant coup de lapin

illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hockey, superheroes

 

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Un groupe d’enfants doit sauver le monde en pratiquant leur sport favori : le HOCKEY! Rencontrez six enfants ordinaires… empêtrés dans une intrigue qui a mal tourné : c’est ainsi que Benny, Jenny, Karl, Stella, DJ et Mo sont devenus la meilleure des meilleures équipes que le monde ait connues. Et tant mi …

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Hat Tricked (Hockey Super Six)

illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hockey, superheroes, humorous

 

A very special group of kids must save the world with – what else? – HOCKEY!

 

 

Meet six kids a lot like you. Except . . .

. . . Benny, Jenny, Karl, Starlight, DJ and Mo got zapped in an evil plot gone wrong — and they became the super-est team the world has ever seen.

Lucky thing, because they have to face off against their toughest foe yet — …

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My Art, My World

by Rita Winkler, with Mark Winkler & Helen Winkler
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: special needs, painting, parents

Rita: Do we have any boxes?

Mom: Sure, Why do you need a box?

Rita: My teacher says I have to think outside the box!

Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and a dry sense of humor, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she …