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Where She Fell
Ward, Kaitlin
ISBN: 9781338230079
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Kaitlin Ward, YA author and founder of the blog “YA Highway,” offers a unique concept in a fantasy about an…...

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Girls With Sharp Sticks #1
Young, Suzanne
ISBN: 9781534426139
Grades: Grades 9 to12

Suzanne Young, author of the popular “Program” series, writes a complex dystopian thriller about a prestigious all-girls boarding/finishing school, where…...

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Field Notes on Love
Smith, Jennifer E.
ISBN: 9780399559419
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Popular American author Jennifer E. Smith returns with a light-hearted contemporary romance, centered around family, coming-of-age, and a travel adventure, told…...

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You Owe Me a Murder
Cook, Eileen
ISBN: 9781328519023
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Multi-published Canadian author, Eileen Cook, offers an engrossing mystery and psychological thriller about a teenage girl who unwittingly ends up…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

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Didi Dodo, Future Spy
Angleberger, Tom
ISBN: 9781419733703
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Tom Angelberger is back with a new, goofy spin-off from Inspector Flytrap. Didi Dodo rollerblades her way into mysteries, and…...

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Freya and Zoose
Butler, Emily
ISBN: 9781524717711
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Freya is a Rockhopper Penguin. Rockhopper Penguins don’t travel, as Freya has been told over and over. However, with her…...

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Thundercluck!
Tillery, Paul
ISBN: 9781250155283
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Look no farther than Thundercluck to add to your reluctant reader section! Thor (yes, Norse god Thor) has a pet…...

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My Father’s Words

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Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4

Patricia MacLachlan pens another stunning book about grief, love, loss, and hope. Fiona and Finn’s family revolves around their father,…...

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Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

9781419733703
Didi Dodo, Future Spy
Angleberger, Tom
ISBN: 9781419733703
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Tom Angelberger is back with a new, goofy spin-off from Inspector Flytrap. Didi Dodo rollerblades her way into mysteries, and…...

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Freya and Zoose
Butler, Emily
ISBN: 9781524717711
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Freya is a Rockhopper Penguin. Rockhopper Penguins don’t travel, as Freya has been told over and over. However, with her…...

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Thundercluck!
Tillery, Paul
ISBN: 9781250155283
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Look no farther than Thundercluck to add to your reluctant reader section! Thor (yes, Norse god Thor) has a pet…...

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Smile: How Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)
Golio, Gary
ISBN: 9780763697617
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

This homage to one of the first stars of film is luminous and compelling. Most of our students will not…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

9781524717711
Freya and Zoose
Butler, Emily
ISBN: 9781524717711
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Freya is a Rockhopper Penguin. Rockhopper Penguins don’t travel, as Freya has been told over and over. However, with her…...

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9781250155283
Thundercluck!
Tillery, Paul
ISBN: 9781250155283
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Look no farther than Thundercluck to add to your reluctant reader section! Thor (yes, Norse god Thor) has a pet…...

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Tito The Bonecrusher
Thompson, Melissa
ISBN: 9780374303532
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Oliver and his dad have spent many a night watching their favourite lucha-libre wrestle on TV. As a matter of…...

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Never Evers
Ellen, Tom & Ivison, Lucy
ISBN: 9781524701826
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Best friends and dual authors, journalist Tom Ellen and librarian Lucy Ivison, have captured the hopes, joys, and emotional turmoil…...

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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…