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9 to 12

Smile: How Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)
Golio, Gary
ISBN: 9780763697617
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

This homage to one of the first stars of film is luminous and compelling. Most of our students will not…

Lay Me Down (Scars Book II)
Runnalls, Rachel
ISBN: 9781719542531
Grades: 9 to 12

Some scars go deeper than skin. This second book in the Scars trilogy, following Hiding, takes up the aftermath of…

Runnalls, Rachel
ISBN: 9781523460663
Grades: 9 to 12

Every scar has a story…but Cary Douglas isn’t talking. This coming-of-age story of two teens, Jon, a pastor’s son, and…

On Blood Road: a Vietnam War novel
Watkins, Steve
ISBN: 9781338197013
Grades: 9 to 12

If I don’t do what they say- and maybe even if I do- they’ll kill me. When Taylor, who goes…

Driving by Starlight
Deracine, Anat
ISBN: 9781250133427
Grades: 9 to 12

Under Saudi Arabian rule, two best friends must fight for their futures. Sixteen-year-old friends, Leena and Mishail appear to love the…

Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night
Laidlaw, Rob
ISBN: 9781772780390
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

Did you know that over 20% of all the mammal species in the world are bats? This rich resource by…

Go West!: North America by Railroad
Blanchett, Pascal
ISBN: 9781786031792
Grades: 9 to 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

All aboard! Hop on board for the journey of a lifetime as you Go West! …and experience the golden age…

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN
Judge, Lita
ISBN: 978-1626725003
Grades: 9 to 12

Through prose and picture, a monster introduces the world to his maker; then leaves her to weave her own tale…

Saving Grad
Spafford-Fitz, Karen
ISBN: 9781459412521
Grades: 9 to 12

“Saving Grad” is one of seven short novels in the Sidestreets series from Lorimer Books, aimed at reluctant older readers…

The Way Back Home
Stratton, Allan
ISBN: 9781443148382
Grades: 9 to 12

Awards:  Finalist – 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards – Young People’s Literature– Text “The Way Back Home” is a compelling…


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