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The Window
Brunskill, Amelia
ISBN: 9781524720292
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Debut author and librarian Amelia Brunskill  focuses on teens navigating the world around them, adroitly touching on issues of death,…...

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I Have Lost My Way
Forman, Gayle
ISBN: 9780425290774
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Award-winning author, journalist and storyteller Gayle Forman weaves together a complex story of friendship, problem-solving and self-discovery with a bittersweet mix…...

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The Girl With More Than One Heart
Bass, Laura Geringer
ISBN: 9781419728822
Grades: Grades 7 to 9

Author Laura Geringer Bass writes a deeply moving story about death, grief, family and growing up, in this unique tale based…...

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Missing Mike
Green, Shari
ISBN: 9781772780451
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Canadian author Shari Green has penned a timely novel in verse with a dramatic and emotional account of a wildfire…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

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Marigold & Daisy
Zuill, Andrea
ISBN: 9781454922933
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

My life was good. Then my little sister, Daisy, was born. A snail, named Marigold, lives a charmed life as…...

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dinsoaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Persons, Scott
ISBN: 9781550178210
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

…a tribute to one of the world’s greatest fossil regions. Written by and for Albertans, Dr. W. Scott Persons IV,…...

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Circle Rolls
Kanninen, Barbara
ISBN: 9780714876306
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

What happens when Circle rolls? Absolute chaos of course!   An introductory book to two-dimensional common shapes through a story,…...

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Snuggly
Snuggly, The
Huser, Glen
ISBN: 9781554989010
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

This gentle story is about Todd, a young boy, who finds a new purpose for a snuggly (baby carrier) after…...

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Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

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Missing Mike
Green, Shari
ISBN: 9781772780451
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Canadian author Shari Green has penned a timely novel in verse with a dramatic and emotional account of a wildfire…...

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All Summer Long
Larson, Hope
ISBN: 9780374304850
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

Eisner Award-winning-author- illustrator Hope Larson explores a summer of coming-of-age in a graphic novel with bold artwork and warm, muted coloration…...

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Haunted Canada 8
Sutherland, Joel A.
ISBN: 9781443148832
Grades: Grade 5, Grades 7 to 12

These chilling true tales from across Canada will keep you up at night. Ideal for a scary read-aloud, this is…...

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dinsoaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Persons, Scott
ISBN: 9781550178210
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

…a tribute to one of the world’s greatest fossil regions. Written by and for Albertans, Dr. W. Scott Persons IV,…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

dinsoaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Persons, Scott
ISBN: 9781550178210
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

…a tribute to one of the world’s greatest fossil regions. Written by and for Albertans, Dr. W. Scott Persons IV,…...

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P.S. I Miss You
Petro-Roy, Jen
ISBN: 9781250123480
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Former teen librarian Jen Petro-Roy writes a powerful debut novel, using an epistolary format to accurately capture the voice of Evie,…...

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A Possibility of Whales
Rivers, Karen
ISBN: 9781616207236
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Prolific Canadian author Karen Rivers explores the complexities of life as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine…...

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The Science of Breakable Things
Keller, Tae
ISBN: 9781524715663
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut author Tae Keller carefully tackles a multitude of themes from family relationships, school issues, and mental illness, to cultural…...

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Grade 10 – 12 Book Reviews

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One of Us is Lying
McManus, Karen M.
ISBN: 9781524714680
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. On a Monday afternoon,…...

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Two Truths
Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

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Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

What’s real and what’s not? Our society today is full of ‘fake news’, bogus websites and social media feeds that…...

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The Vimy Oaks
The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace
Grandfield, Linda
ISBN: 9781443148504
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

“A soldier, a handful of acorns – and a hundred-year legacy of hope, remembrance and renewal.” This narrative nonfiction story…...

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The School of Music
Bowen, Meurig & Rachel
ISBN: 9781847808615
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

While this book is designed to be an instruction book about music, “The School of Music” can easily be read and…