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Rebel Seoul
Oh, Axie
ISBN: 9781620142998
Grades: Grades 7-12

First-generation Korean American Axie Oh’s New Visions Award-winning science fiction debut weaves historical, current and future Seoul, South Korea, together in…...

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The Chaos of Standing Still
Brody, Jessica
ISBN: 9781481499187
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Popular novelist for teens and tweens, Jessica Brody, tells a moving story about friendship, healing from grief, and learning to…...

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The Lives of Desperate Girls
Common, Mackenzie
ISBN: 9780143198710
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Canadian debut author Mackenzie Common has written a riveting story set in northern Ontario, cleverly using a fictional scenerio to…...

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Swing it, Sunny
Holm, Jennifer L. & Holm, Matthew
ISBN: 9780545741705
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

When life’s got you down, swing up! A continuation of the first popular Sunny book, Sunny Side Up, Sunny Lewin…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

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Tool School
Holub, Joan
ISBN: 9780545685207
Grades: Grade 1, Kindergarten

We`re five little tools who love to learn, with big ideas and energy to burn. Meet five little tools, hammer,…...

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gingerbread leprechaun
Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun, The; Loose at School
Murray, Laura
ISBN: 9781101996942
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

Uh-Oh! This leprechaun is trouble! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Gingerbread Man sets out to catch a mischievous…...

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on our street
On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty
Roberts, Jillian & Casap, Jaime
ISBN: 9781459816176
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

On the walk to school today, I saw a man sleeping on the street. Why would he sleep outside? The…...

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Every Color Soup
Hurley, Jorey
ISBN: 9781481469999
Grades: Grade 1, Kindergarten

A perfect read-aloud for aspiring cooks and their families. All you need to make Every Color Soup are kitchen utensils,…...

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Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

swint it sunny
Swing it, Sunny
Holm, Jennifer L. & Holm, Matthew
ISBN: 9780545741705
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

When life’s got you down, swing up! A continuation of the first popular Sunny book, Sunny Side Up, Sunny Lewin…...

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Macy McMillian and the Rainbow Goddess
Green, Shari
ISBN: 9781772780338
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

How was your day? she asks in sign language. When sixth grader, Macy finds a For Sale sign on her…...

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Sit
Sit: Stories by Deborah Ellis
Ellis, Deborah
ISBN: 9781773060866
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

A seated child. Canadian author, Deborah Ellis, well known for books about social justice, provides a look into different children’s…...

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on our street
On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty
Roberts, Jillian & Casap, Jaime
ISBN: 9781459816176
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

On the walk to school today, I saw a man sleeping on the street. Why would he sleep outside? The…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

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Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel: Book One:The Dragonet Prophecy
Sutherland, Tui T./Deutsch, Barry
ISBN: 9780545942164
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Cartoonist Barry Deutsch is adapting the New York Times best-selling series “Wings of Fire” by Tui T. Sutherland into an exciting…...

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best medicine
Best Medicine, The
Hamill, Christine
ISBN: 9781554518807
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Life for a 12-year-old comic genius is no laughing matter. What could possibly be difficult for a 12-year-old?  Philip Wright,…...

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King Player, The
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ISBN: 9781481437684
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

England, 1486. Lambert Simnel, a cheeky orphan, is busy toiling away in a tavern in Oxford, England when he is swept…...

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Chasing Augustus
Fusco, Kimberly Newton
ISBN: 9780385754019
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

National-award-winning education writer and novelist, Kimberly Newton Fusco, has composed an imagery-filled story imbued with moral dilemmas and life lessons about…...

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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…