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Lock and Key: The Initiation
Pearson, Ridley
ISBN: 9780062399014
Grades: Grades 7 to 9

Bestselling author of the “Kingdom Keeper” series and multiple crime novels, Ridley Pearson re-imagines the classic feud between Sherlock Holmes…...

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Singing Bones: Inspired By Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Tan, Shaun
ISBN: 9780545946124
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7-12, Teacher Resource

Noted Australian author and artist Shaun Tan has sculpted and photographed 75 original creations, inspired by Inuit stone carvings and…...

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The Long Game: A Fixer Novel
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
ISBN: 9781619635968
Grades: 9 to 12

Prolific mystery writer Jennifer Lynn Barnes pens a second YA political thriller in her acclaimed “Fixer” series, reintroducing Tess, a smart…

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A Number of Things
Urquhart, Jane
ISBN: 9781443432061
Grades: Grades 7 to 12, Teacher Resource

Award-winning Canadian author Jane Urquhart chooses fifty random objects associated with an historical Canadian event or interesting fact, offering a…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

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Singing Bones: Inspired By Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Tan, Shaun
ISBN: 9780545946124
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7-12, Teacher Resource

Noted Australian author and artist Shaun Tan has sculpted and photographed 75 original creations, inspired by Inuit stone carvings and…...

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ABC Yoga
Engel, Chrstiane
ISBN: 9781633221468
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten, Teacher Resource

Copy our yoga poses as you follow us through the alphabet… This simply illustrated board book simultaneously introduces the alphabet…...

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Great North Woods (The)
Heinz, Brian
ISBN: 9781568462752
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, rhyming couplet verse is used to describe the Boreal Forest habitat.  The sing-song quality…

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ZAP! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge
Kulling, Monica
ISBN: 9781770495227
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

With the current news about battery-powered cars arriving in the not-so-distant future, my grade 2 grandson, and other car enthusiasts…

Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

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Singing Bones: Inspired By Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Tan, Shaun
ISBN: 9780545946124
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7-12, Teacher Resource

Noted Australian author and artist Shaun Tan has sculpted and photographed 75 original creations, inspired by Inuit stone carvings and…...

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The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel – Volume 2
Pullman, Philip/ Melchior, Stephane (Adaptation)
ISBN: 9780553535129
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Twenty years after Philip Pullman wrote “The Golden Compass,” his international best seller “His Dark Materials Saga” is brought to visual…...

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Growing Up
Greenwald, Tommy
ISBN: 9781626721692
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Author Tommy Greenwald cleverly brings the reader full circle in his sixth and final installment of the humorous series he began…...

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The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival
Steele, Philip
ISBN: 9781338030402
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7-12

Author Philip Steele takes a balanced, neutral stance on the contentious subject of The Holocaust, one of the darkest events…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Growing Up
Greenwald, Tommy
ISBN: 9781626721692
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Author Tommy Greenwald cleverly brings the reader full circle in his sixth and final installment of the humorous series he began…...

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Not As We Know It
Avery, Tom
ISBN: 9780553535099
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Award winning middle-grade novelist Tom Avery pens a powerful and haunting novel about twins Ned and Jamie, inseparable brothers whose…...

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Knights of the Borrowed Dark – #1 of the trilogy
Rudden, Dave
ISBN: 9780553522976
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

In this trilogy opener, debut author Dave Rudden deftly creates a unique and deadly serious world, developing a convoluted plot…...

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School of the Dead
AVI
ISBN: 9780061740855
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Newbery medalist Avi entices his fandom with an engaging supernatural mystery that takes place in the prestigious Penda School, established a…...

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Grade 10 – 12 Book Reviews

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Haters, The
Andrews, Jesse
ISBN: 9781419720789
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Wes and Corey are haters, even the things that they love they will find a way to hate.  At jazz…...

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Kill the Boy Band
Kill The Boy Band
Moldavsky's, Goldy
ISBN: 9780545867474
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Obsessed with the boy band The Ruperts four fangirls decided to rent a room in the hotel that the boys…...

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World War Two: Against the Rising Sun
Quinn, Jason
ISBN: 9789381182055
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Relive World War Two, as it happened in the  East, through the eyes of the servicemen and civilians on both…...

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Rebel of the Sands
Hamilton, Alwyn
ISBN: 0780451477538
Grades: Grade 12, Grade 7, Grades 7 to 12, Grades 7-12

This action-packed first novel in a series by Alwyn Hamilton is sure to please those who love fantasy and action…....

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