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I Didn’t Stand Up
Falcone, Lucy
ISBN: 9781988347066
Grades: K-6

First, they went for after Jamal. But I’m not black –  so I didn’t stand up for him. This anti-bullying…

Where the Woods End
Salter, Charlotte
ISBN: 978-0-7352-2923-5
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

The woods are out to get you. If you’re not killed by the wolves baying at the village limits, then…

The Tea Dragon Society
O'Neill, Katie
ISBN: 978-1620104415
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

A young goblin finds a lost and hurt dragon – a dragon who happens to grow the finest of tea…

Night Job
Hesse, Karen
ISBN: 9780763662387
Grades: K-6

A special bond and loving relationship between a boy and his father is the central theme of this new picture…

Old MacDonald Had A Truck
Goetz, Steve
ISBN: 978-1452132600
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

Goetz has transformed the classic Old MacDonald’s farm into a rollicking, revved up hymn to heavy machinery. The text begins…

Worm Loves Worm
Austrian, J.J.
ISBN: 978-0062386335
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten

When Worm and Worm decide that they are going to get married, they don’t realize how difficult it is going…

Spare Dog Parts
Hughes, Alison
ISBN: 978-1459807044
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Edmonton writer Alison Hughes has penned an ode to the lowly mutt in this charming picture book. A young protagonist…

Billboard Express
Brouwer, Sigmund and Cindy Morgan
ISBN: 9781459811089
Grades: Grades 7 to 9

“Billboard Express” is one of the recent titles added to the Limelights series from Orca Press.  This series fills a…

Anne of Green Gables – a graphic novel
Marsden, Mariah
ISBN: 9781449479602
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Although the graphic novel does not retain the depth of language, description of setting, and nuances of language that make…

Real Cowboys
Hoefler, Kate
ISBN: 9780544148925
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Kindergarten

Society’s view of cowboys seem to be mostly based on old movies of John Wayne and the rugged, strong and silent male…


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