By Grade level

Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

mustafa
Mustafa
Gay, Marie-Louise
ISBN: 9781773061382
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten

Canadian author, Marie-Louise Gay, explores the immigrant experience through the eyes of a small child.  It fosters the concept of…

erupt
Erupt! 100 Fun Facts About Volcanoes
Galat, Joan Marie
ISBN: 9781426329104
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Erupt! 100 fun Facts about Volcanoes is a recent non-fiction text from National Geographic Kids that is geared for fluent…

cats
Cats
Galat, Joan Marie
ISBN: 9781426328831
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Cats is one of her recent non-fiction books for emergent readers by Edmonton author, Joan Marie Galat, and published by…

at the pond
At the Pond
Zimmermann, Werner
ISBN: 9781443142878
Grades: Grade 1, Kindergarten

Awards:  Finalist – 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards – Young People’s Literature – Illustration In At the Pond exquisite full-page water colour…

Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

Charlie me
Charlie and Me – 421 Miles from Home
Lowery, Mark
ISBN: 9781499807561
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

As you begin this sensitive and poignant novel for middle school readers (Grade 4 – 7) several questions begin to…

elephant
Elephant Secret
Walters, Eric
ISBN: 9780735262812
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Canadian author, Eric Walters’, 2018 novel, Elephant Secret, combines themes of conservation and cloning.  This newest novel for an upper…

phantom
The Phantom Tower
Graff, Keir
ISBN: 9781524739522
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

This novel, aimed at students in Grades 4 to 6, combines magic with a present day realistic story.  After their…

lost
The Door to the Lost
Johnson, Jaleigh
ISBN: 9781101933169
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

The Door to the Lost is fantasy writer, Jaleigh Johnson’s, new book featuring lost worlds.  In the fantasy world of…

Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

Charlie me
Charlie and Me – 421 Miles from Home
Lowery, Mark
ISBN: 9781499807561
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

As you begin this sensitive and poignant novel for middle school readers (Grade 4 – 7) several questions begin to…

elephant
Elephant Secret
Walters, Eric
ISBN: 9780735262812
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Canadian author, Eric Walters’, 2018 novel, Elephant Secret, combines themes of conservation and cloning.  This newest novel for an upper…

dinsoaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands
Persons, Scott
ISBN: 9781550178210
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

…a tribute to one of the world’s greatest fossil regions. Written by and for Albertans, Dr. W. Scott Persons IV,…...

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P.S. I Miss You
Petro-Roy, Jen
ISBN: 9781250123480
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Former teen librarian Jen Petro-Roy writes a powerful debut novel, using an epistolary format to accurately capture the voice of Evie,…...

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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…