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Five Feet Apart
Lippincott, Rachael with Daughty, Mikki and Iaconis, Tobias
ISBN: 9781534437333
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Rachael Lippincott presents a novelization of Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis’s script for the 2019 movie, “Five Feet Apart,” told…...

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Blended
Draper, Sharon M.
ISBN: 9781442495005
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Accomplished novelist and teacher, Sharon M. Draper, candidly addresses timely issues of divorce, blended families, and racism in a touching…...

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Come November
van Dam, Katrin
ISBN: 9781338268423
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Debut novelist Katrin van Dam offers an intriguing premise with a realistic plot while incorporating dystopian elements in this contemporary…...

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Better You Than Me
Brody, Jessica
ISBN: 9781524769710
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Prolific author Jessica Brody has penned a light-hearted take on the movie “Freaky Friday,” with two personable teens exchanging places,…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

mapping sam
Mapping Sam
Hesselberth, Joyce
ISBN: 9780062741226
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Sam loves to explore. Where does she go? And how would a mapmaker show Sam’s expedition? When Sam’s family goes…...

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hide and seek
Hide and Seek
Browne, Anthony
ISBN: 9781536202601
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

When their dog goes missing, Cy and Poppy play hide-and-seek in the woods to distract themselves from feeling sad. In…...

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robot in love
Robot in Love
McBeth, T.L.
ISBN: 9781250185938
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

When a shiny, beautiful stranger catches Robot’s eye, he knows she’s the one. Robot is going about his normal day,…...

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world of kindness
A World of Kindness

ISBN: 9781772780505
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten

Are you kind? Through thoughtful rhetorical questions, young readers are invited to examine their own behaviour and remember simple ways…...

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Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

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Blended
Draper, Sharon M.
ISBN: 9781442495005
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Accomplished novelist and teacher, Sharon M. Draper, candidly addresses timely issues of divorce, blended families, and racism in a touching…...

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Better You Than Me
Brody, Jessica
ISBN: 9781524769710
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Prolific author Jessica Brody has penned a light-hearted take on the movie “Freaky Friday,” with two personable teens exchanging places,…...

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a to z science
A to Z of Science: A Visual Dictionary for Curious Scientists
Jackson, Tom et al
ISBN: 500 JAC
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7-12

Do you know your amino acid from your zygote? Fear Not! Basher is here to teach you the A to…...

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too young to escape
Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be United with Her Family
Ho, Van & Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk
ISBN: 9781772780666
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

One day, (Van Ho’s) parents will send for her, but will that day ever arrive? Following the take-over of South…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

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Blended
Draper, Sharon M.
ISBN: 9781442495005
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Accomplished novelist and teacher, Sharon M. Draper, candidly addresses timely issues of divorce, blended families, and racism in a touching…...

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Better You Than Me
Brody, Jessica
ISBN: 9781524769710
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Prolific author Jessica Brody has penned a light-hearted take on the movie “Freaky Friday,” with two personable teens exchanging places,…...

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The Colors of the Rain
Toalson, R.L.
ISBN: 9781499807172
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut poet and author R.L. Toalson captures a piece of Civil Rights history with strong emotional undertones in a lyrical…...

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Wild Blues
Kephart, Beth
ISBN: 9781481491532
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

National Book Award finalist, Beth Kephart, has written another descriptive novel with compelling characters, and has used the beautiful Adirondacks as…...

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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!

ISBN:
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…