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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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map my planet
Map My Planet (Mapping My World)
Brundle, Harriet
ISBN: 9780778750031
Grades: K-6

Part of a series on mapping, this book explores mapping concepts for elementary children. It explains in simple text and colourful,…...

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canadian birds
My First Book of Canadian Birds
Miller, Andrea
ISBN: 9781771086905
Grades:

Look up in the sky…A bird! This simple book about birds found across Canada introduces young children, pre-school to lower…...

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Shout
Anderson, Laurie Halse
ISBN: 9780670012107
Grades: Grades 7-12

Best-selling and multi-award nominated author and activist Laurie Halse Anderson presents an honest and empowering memoir as a companion to…...

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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

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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mangoes mischief
Mangoes, Mischief and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India
Soundar, Chitra
ISBN: 9781536200676
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4

Can Prince Veera and his best friend Suku, outsmart the king’s subjects?   Indian Prince Veera and his best friend Suku,…...

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meet tom longboat
Meet Tom Longboat (Scholastic Canada Biography)
MacLeod, Elizabeth
ISBN: 9781443163910
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Meet Tom Longboat, World-Famous Onondaga Runner who broke both records and stereotypes. Part of a new series by Scholastic about Canadian…...

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Dear Sister
McGhee, Alison
ISBN: 9781481451420
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Alison McGhee, inspired by notes her own children wrote to each other, teams with award-winning illustrator Joe Bluhm to create a…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

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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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The Three Rules of Everyday Magic
Hill, Amanda Rawson
ISBN: 9781629799407
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut author Amanda Rawson Hill has penned an intensely moving realistic story focusing on relationships and challenges faced by adolescents…....

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Game Changer
Greenwald, Tommy
ISBN: 9781419731433
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9 to12

Prolific author Tommy Greenwald departs from humorous topics, like his Charlie Joe Jackson series, to investigate the highly relevant topics…...

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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…