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On the Free
Voorhees, Coert
ISBN: 9781512429138
Grades: Grades 9 to12

Prolific writer Coert Voorhees weaves together an edge-of-the-seat adventure tale told by three distinct narrators, all with different motives for…...

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The Place Between Breaths
Na, An
ISBN: 9781481422253
Grades: Grades 7-12

Michael L. Printz award-winning author An Na takes a deep look into the chaos of mental illness, introducing a believable…...

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Otherworld (Book 1: Otherworld Series)
Segel, Jason and Miller, Kirsten
ISBN: 9781101939321
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, working together on their first young adult novel, have created an…...

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Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2)
Lu, Marie
ISBN: 9780399549786
Grades: Grades 7-12

Marie Lu continues the DC Icons Series, where super hero icons meet megastar writers, creating a backstory about Batman, with billionaire…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

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Life Cycles – Grassland
Callery, Sean
ISBN: 9780753473986
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

This non-fiction text examines three grassland areas of the world – African, South American and North American.  Geared for a…

Ducks Away
Ducks Away!
Fox, Mem
ISBN: 9780338185669
Grades: Kindergarten

Five little Ducklings and their mother waddle across a bridge. A gust of wind blows one duckling into the river…...

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Nakota Community
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nakota Community
Fox, Trent
ISBN: 9780773081250
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Nakota Community is a well-documented text that has been checked for content by Tina Fox, Elder of the Stoney Nakota…...

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Indigenous Communities in Canada: Mi’kmaq Community
Nixon, Dolores
ISBN: 9781773081274
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Mi’kmaq Community is a well-documented text that has been checked for content by George Paul a member of the Mi’kmaq…...

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Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

Gargoyle
The Last Gargoyle
Durham, Paul
ISBN: 978-1524700560
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

High on the rooftops, they sit and guard you: overseeing what you call your home, but they call their Domain,…...

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Train of Lost Things
The Train of Lost Things
Paquette, Ammi-Joan
ISBN: 978-1524739393
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Things are important. They define certain moments in our lives, hold cherished memories, and can be with imbued with the…...

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The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Grey
Latimer, E.
ISBN: 978-1101919286
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9 to 12

When Bryony Gray picks up a paintbrush, she creates extraordinarily detailed and beautiful portraits. For the last six years, her…...

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Runner: Harry Jerome, World’s Fastest Man
Charles, Norma
ISBN: 9780889955530
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Harry Jerome is one of Canada’s forgotten heroes. In Stanley Park, in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a statue, a tribute to…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

Train of Lost Things
The Train of Lost Things
Paquette, Ammi-Joan
ISBN: 978-1524739393
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Things are important. They define certain moments in our lives, hold cherished memories, and can be with imbued with the…...

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Byrony
The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Grey
Latimer, E.
ISBN: 978-1101919286
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9 to 12

When Bryony Gray picks up a paintbrush, she creates extraordinarily detailed and beautiful portraits. For the last six years, her…...

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Marie Currie
Marie Curie
Demi
ISBN: 9781627793896
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Demi’s book celebrates the life and success of Marie Currie. Born Maria Salomea Sklodowska in 1867, she became one of…...

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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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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…