Series: 101 Things to Do with BabyElectronic book text, PDFJan Ormerod9781554983803$14.95JUVENILE FICTION Grade (US) from KApr 01, 2014
Celebrating its 30th year in print, now back in hardcover, a classic picture book from renowned author and illustrator Jan Ormerod.What do you do with a new baby? An imaginative older sister and her parents explore this question in this sweet and authentic depiction of a day in the life of a young family.Whether Big Sister is feeding, entertaining or dressing her baby brother (in Mom’s hat or Dad’s shoes!), Jan Ormerod illustrates a warm, and occasionally challenging story of family, perfect for older siblings getting to know their new brothers... + Read More
Series: 101 Ways to DanceElectronic book text, EPUBKathy Stinson9781926739014$6.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 15Jan 01, 2006
A quirky collection of stories about teens in lust and in love. From the first stirrings of same-sex desire to paternity questions around a teen pregnancy, 101 Ways to Dance reflects the spectrum of teen sexuality from the sweet to the scary.
Series: Orca Currents121 ExpressElectronic book text, EPUBMonique Polak9781554695614$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 5 - 9Sep 01, 2010
The students of the 121 Express are infamous for bad behavior and Lucas knows his role on the bus will determine his social standing at his new school. Lucas is tired of being one of the nerds. When he attracts the negative attention of the cool troublemakers, he saves himself by teasing another kid. His ploy works and soon Lucas is right in the center of the mayhem on the bus. He loves his new found popularity, but when the fun and games push the bus driver to a nervous collapse and hospitalizes an elderly lady, Lucas begins to question his ch... + Read More
Series: 1212Journey Toward a World to ComeElectronic book text, EPUBKathleen McDonnell9781926739007$6.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 13Jan 01, 2006
In a world where thousands are dying over matters of religion, where do you go? What do you believe? Who do you put your own faith in? These questions, so relevent to growing up in 2006, are also questions faced by young people hundreds of years ago as th
Series: 250 HoursElectronic book text, EPUBColleen Nelson9781550508734$6.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 15Jun 01, 2015
Jess and Sara Jean couldn’t be more different. He’s a loner with a criminal record; a Metis raised on the Reserve; the son of a residential school survivor. His time, when not spent with his mother and grandmother, is spent lighting fires to help him deal with the feelings he has over his father’s abandonment. She’s from nearby Edelburg, a small, conservative town. Abandoned by her mother, Sara Jean cares for her obese grandmother and writes to escape. She has been accepted to the University of Manitoba, but her obligation to her grandmother le... + Read More
Series: 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6Electronic book text, EPUBCatherine Austen9781552779262$7.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Dec 01, 2011
Forget social studies, math, and science -- this hilarious novel is about surviving some of the real problems tween girls face in the sixth grade. Honest and heartwarming, the story follows eleven-year-old Becky Lennox over the course of the school year as she figures out how to survive friendships, first crushes, embarrassing parents and annoying older brothers. This award-wnning novel from emerging author Catherine Austen is a sure-fire hit for tween girls.
Dave Davidson's heart is in the right place. He believes it's his mission to cure his friends of their fears. But his solutions are hare-brained at best and often come with unintended and hilarious consequences. Afraid of dancing at the school dance? Dave's got ways to fix that: sprain an ankle, eat expired food to get sick, or even get yourself suspended for a few days. Have a public speaking phobia? Dave can fix that for you too: get laryngitis, forge a note from a therapist, or get your friends to hold up cue cards. This hilarious new novel ... + Read More
Series: 44 Hours or Strike!Electronic book text, EPUBAnne Dublin9781927583777$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 5 - 9Oct 06, 2015
The Toronto Dressmakers’ Strike of 1931 brings young sisters Sophie and Rose together in their fight for better working conditions, decent wages, and for their union. It’s a tough battle as distrust and resentment of immigrants is growing, with many people blaming their poverty and difficulties on these workers. Sophie and Rose are faced with unexpected — and sometimes violent — barriers, and they quickly find that a strike is more than just a march. Barely into the strike, Rose is imprisoned after a fight in a picket line, leaving fourteen-y... + Read More
Series: Orca EchoesA Bee In Your EarElectronic book text, EPUBFrieda Wishinsky9781554695621$4.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 2 - 3Sep 01, 2010
"Kate is determined to win her spelling club's spelling bee, but the competition is fierce. She can almost put up with Violet's relentless claims of superior spelling ability, but when Kate and Jake begin to fight with each other, Kate is miserable. She wants to win the contest, but she doesn't want to lose her best friend."
Series: SecretsA Big Dose of LuckyElectronic book text, EPUBMarthe Jocelyn9781459806702$9.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12Sep 29, 2015
Malou has just turned sixteen—hardly old enough to be out in the world on her own—and all she knows for sure is that she’s of mixed race and that she was left at an orphanage as a newborn. When the orphanage burns to the ground, she finds out that she may have been born in a small town in Ontario’s cottage country. Much to her surprise, Parry Sound turns out to have quite a few young brown faces, but Malou can’t believe they might be related to her. After she finds work as a cleaner in the local hospital, an Aboriginal boy named Jimmy helps her... + Read More
Series: A Book of TrickstersTales from Many LandsElectronic book text, MobiPocketJon C. Stott9781926936673$4.99JUVENILE FICTION Feb 01, 2011
For centuries, people around the world have been telling stories about tricksters—characters who solve problems by using their wits to fool others. Sometimes, these tricksters want to help people. Other times, they use their cleverness for selfish reasons. Occasionally, they aren’t as clever as they think and are tricked themselves. Although trickster tales from different countries are similar in many ways, story details, problems to be solved and the personalities of characters reflect the beliefs and values of the culture from which they come... + Read More
Series: A Boy Named QueenElectronic book text, EPUBSara Cassidy9781554989065$3.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 11Aug 01, 2016
Evelyn is both aghast and fascinated when a new boy comes to grade five and tells everyone his name is Queen. Queen wears shiny gym shorts and wants to organize a chess/environment club. His father plays weird loud music and has tattoos.How will the class react? How will Evelyn?Evelyn is an only child with a strict routine and an even stricter mother. And yet in her quiet way she notices things. She takes particular notice of this boy named Queen. The way the bullies don’t seem to faze him. The way he seems to live by his own rules. When it tur... + Read More
Series: A Carnival of CatsElectronic book text, EPUBCharles Ghigna9781459806870$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from P - KSep 01, 2015
There’s a purrrfect little carnival coming to town, filled with adorable cats of all different kinds! In this hint-and-reveal board book, babies, toddlers and cat-lovers alike will enjoy discovering (and guessing) what breed of cat is hiding on the next page. With playful rhyming text from award-winning author Charles Ghigna, aka Father Goose®, and beautiful illustrations by celebrated artist Kristi Bridgeman, this exuberant board book will have everyone guessing what cat is that!
Series: A Chanukah NoelElectronic book text, EPUBSharon Jennings9781926920597$0.00 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 7Sep 01, 2010
Charlotte and her family have just moved to a small town in France. There is a lot to get used to: a new language, new friends, a new school. Even the milk tastes different. As Christmas draws near, Charlotte is amazed to see the town transform itself. The streets are decorated, the shops are full of presents, and the smells of cinnamon and chocolate fill the air. Charlotte, who is Jewish, longs to have a Christmas too. Can she find a way to celebrate the spirit of both Christmas and Chanukah?
Series: A Coyote Solstice TaleElectronic book text, EPUBThomas King9781554982585$14.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8Dec 02, 2014
Winner of the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Awards, Best Picture Book. Trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a festive solstice get-together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly. She leads the party-goers through the snowy woods to a shopping mall -- a place they have never seen before. Coyote gleefully shops with abandon, only to discover that fi lling your shopping cart with goodies is not quite the same thing as actually paying for them. The trickster is tricked and goes back to his cabin in... + Read More
Series: Orca SoundingsA Dark TruthElectronic book text, EPUBJeff Ross9781459813298$7.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12Oct 25, 2016
Riley and Dashawn have been friends since they were three. They got into skateboarding together and have advanced to the point where it's time to create a Sponsor Me tape. They bring a third skater along, Natasha, and try to get some good clips around a new office development. Then the police storm into the lot. The three skaters quickly scatter, trying their best not to get busted. Riley and Natasha arrive at the meet-up spot. They wait and wait, but Dashawn never shows. The next day Riley visits Dashawn, only to discover that the police ha... + Read More
Series: Orca Young ReadersA Different GameElectronic book text, EPUBSylvia Olsen9781554694594$3.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 3 - 6Sep 01, 2010
Murphy and his three friends, Danny, Jeff and Albert, are making the transition from the tribal elementary school to the community middle school. They are all trying out for the middle school's soccer team, and they're pretty confident that The Formidable Four will all make the team. But once the tryouts begin, Albert, the tribal-school superstar, plays like a second stringer. Murphy's new friend, Molly, is determined to help the boys find out what's wrong with Albert, but when they discover the truth, they realize that Albert is playing a whol... + Read More
Series: A Different Kind of BeautyElectronic book text, EPUBSylvia McNicoll9781554559855$11.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 14Sep 28, 2011
A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2005Manitoba Young Reads' Choice Award Nominee 2005Red Maple Book Award nominee 2005Second of the BringingUp Beauty triology!Bringing Up Beauty won the 1996 Silver Birch Children's Choice Award and the 1997 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award. In Bringing Up Beauty, Elizabeth had her heart broken over the lab puppy she raised for - and returned to - a guide dog program. In A Different Kind of Beauty, she's trying again. But this time, she vows, she won't fall in love. She'll have fun, sure, but ... + Read More
Series: A Dog for a FriendElectronic book text, EPUBMarilynn Reynolds9781987848045$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 10May 01, 2013
Jessie lives with her parents on a farm a long way from anywhere. There are no other people for miles around. Often, she is lonely. More than anything, Jessie wants a dog; a friend who will play with her, come running when she calls and sleep with its head on her lap. Her mother and father can’t see any need for a dog on a wheat farm. Besides, there’s so much work to do. They don’t have time for a pet. Jessie will just have to wait. But one autumn night, the sow in the barn has her litter, and Jessie notices one piglet who is smaller and weake... + Read More
Series: A Flock of ShoesElectronic book text, PDFSarah Tsiang9781554514106$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 9Aug 01, 2010
Abby loves her pink and brown sandals with the lime green trim, and she wears them wherever she goes. But as summer draws to a close, Abby’s mom announces that it’s time for the sandals to go. Abby is determined to keep them on — until one day, while swinging at the park, her sandals flip off and fly away. All winter long, Abby wonders what her sandals are up to. Postcards of sandy white beaches and glorious sunsets reassure her that they are having a wonderful time in far away places. Come February, Abby realizes that she has also grown to l... + Read More
Series: A fond la planche(Grind)Electronic book text, EPUBEric Walters9781554694297$7.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12Oct 01, 2010
Philip lives for skateboarding. School is merely the break between trying to land a difficult jump and outrunning the security guards. When he and his best friend Wally meet a professional skateboarder who videotapes himself for his website, Philip thinks they can do it too—and make money at the same time. When they start getting hits on their website—and making money—they start to feel the pressure to do more and more dangerous stunts.
Series: A Friend Like ZillaElectronic book text, EPUBRachna Gilmore9781926739243$4.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 13Jan 01, 1995
Nobby, short for Zenobia, meets an older girl, Zilla, when her family goes on holiday. Zilla is developmentally disabled, but much more fun than the average teenager. The friendship grows until Uncle Chad shows up. He is snooty and sometimes unthinkingly
Series: Orca EchoesA Frog in My ThroatElectronic book text, EPUBFrieda Wishinsky9781554695638$4.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 2 - 3Sep 01, 2010
"Kate and Jake have always been best friends; always, that is, until Jake's cousin, Lionel, moves nearby and Jake starts spending time with him instead. Kate struggles with his abandonment and her own loneliness as she seeks new friends that share her likes and dislikes. And, perhaps there is a place in her life for her old best friend after all."
Series: A Ghost in My MirrorElectronic book text, EPUBMarie-Francine Herbert9781926739984$4.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 11Dec 06, 1992
Poppy is visiting her grandmother. Before going to bed, she sees a picture of someone who looks just like her – Grandma’s sister Daisy, who died when she was the same age as Poppy. Soon, Poppy falls asleep only to be awakened by strange noises. She is led
Series: Lorimer Sports StoriesA Goal in SightElectronic book text, EPUBJacqueline Guest9781552775585$8.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Jan 20, 2012
Aiden is the roughest player on his Calgary hockey team, as likely to be in the penalty box as on the ice. When he hits another player after a game, however, he's charged with assault and sentenced to one hundred hours of community service. He's bored and annoyed when he's forced to help Eric, a blind player with the Calgary Seeing Eye Dogs. In time, his new team shows him hockey is more fun on the ice than in the box. A Goal in Sight is the story of an unlikely friendship that teaches a troubled kid the value of fair play. [Fry Reading Level - 5.0
Series: A Harbour Seal in HalifaxElectronic book text, EPUBDoretta Groenendyk9781771084154$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 9Oct 30, 2016
Seal went for a stroll...The icy puddles were too small for swimmingThe rocks were too tall for climbing.Seal saw bright lights. They sparkled.Seal liked the snow.One snowy night in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, a strange figure peeks out from behind a parked car. A woman screams! So begins a lost harbour seal's adventure through the steep streets of the sleepy winter city. Soon, Constable and Officer are on the case, and if they work together, they just might be able to help the harbour seal find his way back home.Celebrated children's author... + Read More
In the little village of Duk Padiet in southern Sudan, a boy named Jacob Deng thrives on the love of his mother, the companionship of his sisters, the excitement of learning how to look after his uncle's herds of cattle. The year is 1987, and suddenly in the night soldiers from the north invade the village, looting, burning, and killing. The war has arrived, and the life of Jacob will never be the same. This novel is based on the real life experiences of a Sudanese boy who, with thousands of other boys from the region, fled for his life and s... + Read More
Series: A Kind of CourageElectronic book text, EPUBColleen Heffernan9781554694907$3.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12Sep 01, 2010
Everything changes when Hattie Tamblyn's much-adored older brother, Will, enlists in the Canadian army in 1916 and is sent to fight in France. Hattie lives for Will's letters from the front, but her mother retreats into depression, her younger brother, Johnny, becomes violent and her father despairs of running the family farm without Will's help. Tension mounts when Hattie's father hires a young conscientious objector to work on the farm. Although his wealthy Toronto family is mystified and disgusted by his decision not to fight, David Ross's ... + Read More
Series: A Long Way from HomeElectronic book text, EPUBAlice Walsh9781926920801$6.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Sep 15, 2012
Thirteen-year-old Rabia, along with her mother and younger brother, flee Afghanistan and the brutal Taliban for Pakistan. Relocating to North America, their flight falls on the fateful morning of 9/11. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, their plane is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Also on the plane is an American boy named Colin, who struggles with his prejudices against Rabia and her family. The people in the small community of Gander, including teens Jason and Leah, open their hearts and their homes to ... + Read More
Series: A Monster in My CerealElectronic book text, EPUBMarie-Francine Herbert9781926920054$4.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 11Jun 01, 1990
Poppy isn’t very pleased. Her father is a pain. And the worst of it is that she is stuck with him for a whole weekend while her mother and brother are away. Suddenly, the monster on the cereal box miraculously comes to life. He is wonderfully understandin
Series: A Month of MondaysElectronic book text, EPUBJoëlle Anthony9781772600278$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 13Mar 07, 2017
This can’t be good! Suddenly Suze’s mom wants back into her life, and her teacher wants her to “try harder”?! As if middle school wasn’t hard enough, Suze Tamaki's life gets turned upside down when her mother reappears after a ten-year absence. Once Suze gets over her shock, she thinks it might be cool to get to know her mom. But her older sister Tracie is determined not to let her back into their lives. At school things aren’t much better. One of her teachers decides the way to cure Suze’s lack of motivation is to move her into Honors English... + Read More
Series: A Morning to Polish and KeepElectronic book text, EPUBJulie Lawson9780993751899$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from P - 5Aug 21, 2014
A real fish tale! When "the big one" gets away, Amy figures the day is ruined. Or is it? Set on Canada's west coast, A Morning to Polish and Keep is a story of adventure, family interaction and the lasting comfort of memory. Beautifully Illustrated by Sheena Lott. Recommended reading ages: 4-10
Series: Orca EchoesA Noodle Up Your NoseElectronic book text, EPUBFrieda Wishinsky9781554695645$4.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 2 - 3Sep 01, 2010
"Kate has decided on a pirate theme for her party. She thinks that seven is going to be the best age to be. Her friend Jake is going to teach her to ride a two-wheeler. And her party is going to be fabulous. That is, until Violet starts spreading stories. Kate goes right on with her planning, but she is worried. When Violet is the only one to show up on the big day, Kate thinks that her worst fears have come true."
Series: A Parade of PuppiesElectronic book text, EPUBCharles Ghigna9781459809659$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from P - KAug 30, 2016
In this follow-up to A Carnival of Cats, babies, toddlers and dog-lovers alike will enjoy discovering and guessing what breed of puppy is hiding on the next page. With playful rhyming text from award-winning author Charles Ghigna, and beautiful illustrations by celebrated artist Kristi Bridgeman, this hint-and-reveal board book will have everyone pondering what puppy will turn up next!
Series: Lorimer StreetlightsA Piece of ForeverElectronic book text, EPUBLaurel Dee Gugler9781459403840$7.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 6 - 10Aug 01, 2014
A Piece of Forever begins where Catching Forever ended, with the story of Rose and her experiences being of Mennonite faith in a public school. In A Piece of Forever, Rose is forced to address the issue of warfare, and to examine her own feelings about violence and peace for the upcoming Remembrance Day assembly. While doing research for a school project, Rose learns how the effects of war have touched everyone around her.[Fry Reading Level - 3.0
Series: Single VoiceA Place to LiveElectronic book text, EPUBJean-Philippe Blondel9781554514489$0.00 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (US) from 14Feb 01, 2010
Some people might think it’s odd when a teenage boy starts making movies of his classmates kissing. But in A PLACE TO LIVE, the aspiring filmmaker’s project turns into a compelling protest against authoritarianism that could get him kicked out of school, and expose his surprising feelings for his best friend.
Series: Spanish SoundingsA punta de cuchillo(Knifepoint)Electronic book text, EPUBAlex Van Tol9781459800212$7.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12May 01, 2011
Jill took a job which sounded perfect for the summer, guiding tourists on trail rides in the beautiful mountains. She didn't realize that the money was terrible, the hours long and the coworkers insufferable. After a blow-up with her boss, she takes a single man into the mountains for a ride, only to finds that he is a dangerous killer. When Jill fights back and manages to escape, she is in a desperate race to survive and make it to safety.
Series: Orca EchoesA Puppy is for LovingElectronic book text, EPUBMary Labatt9781554695652$4.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 2 - 3Sep 01, 2010
Elsie is about to have puppies, and Elizabeth is going to help. Her grandmother shows her exactly how to make the den for the dog and how to be ready when the puppies come out. After they are born, Elizabeth helps Elsie care for them. Most important of all, though, she helps her grandmother find just the right home for each, especially the very last one.
Series: Spanish SoundingsA reventar(Stuffed)Electronic book text, EPUBEric Walters9781459800229$7.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12May 01, 2011
When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten Ian and his friends and try to force them to stop the boycott. Ian must convince others that the boycott is a good idea. Can Ian stand up for what he believes in? Can you take on a corporate behemoth and win?
Series: A Riddle of RosesElectronic book text, EPUBCaryl Cude Mullin9781926739601$5.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 13Jan 01, 2000
Meryl's mother was a great bard -- a storyteller and musician who sang of life and the world around her. Meryl, already an orphan, wants fo follow in her mother's footsteps. Highly spirited and curious, she has broken a sacred rule and has been suspended
Series: A Sack Full of FeathersElectronic book text, EPUBDebby Waldman9781459806375$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from P - 3Sep 01, 2013
"Yankel loves to tell stories, as long as they are someone else's. He does not see the hurt that his stories cause, the way they spread and change. Then the rabbi hands him a bag of feathers and tells him to place one on every doorstep in the village. Yankel is changed by what happens and finds himself with his best story yet, one of his very own."
Series: A Salmon for SimonElectronic book text, EPUBBetty Waterton9781554982363$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 7Oct 01, 2013
This enhanced e-book, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Graham Greene.Simon has always longed to catch a salmon. But when his luck suddenly changes and an eagle accidentally drops one into a tidal pool, Simon is torn between sympathy for the fish and the desire to catch something of his own.All summer long, Simon, a young First Nations boy, has been desperate to catch a salmon. He goes fishing every day, but has no luck. Then one day a high-flying eagle drops a salmon into a ... + Read More
Series: A Simple Case of AngelsElectronic book text, EPUBCaroline Adderson9781554984305$9.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 11Aug 25, 2014
Nicola’s adorable little dog, June Bug, keeps getting into trouble. She steals the neighbor’s turkey, yanks down the Christmas tree and destroys Mum’s almost-finished giant crossword. Everyone is mad, and it looks as though June Bug’s days are numbered.Will doing a good deed make up for June Bug’s bad behavior?Nicola certainly hopes so. And when she and June Bug come across a new nursing home in the neighborhood, it feels like a Sign. They volunteer to become regular visitors at Shady Oaks, certain that June Bug’s cute tricks will cheer up the ... + Read More
Series: The Cornwall AdventuresA Step BeyondElectronic book text, EPUBNancy M. Bell9781772990737$3.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 18Jun 18, 2015
Legend says that land once stretched from Lands End in Cornwall as far as the Isles of Scillies, thirty miles out in the Atlantic. To this mythical land Gort Treliving escapes when his Uncle Daniel beats him senseless. He steps away from his corporeal body and walks into the mist of oblivion, seeking only to escape the pain. To Gort’s surprise, he finds he is Sir Gawain, one of King Arthur’s knights. He is also the partner of a wonderful grey war stallion who can telepathically speak to him. While he is caught up in a wild chase across the cou... + Read More
Series: Disaster Strikes!A Terrible Roar of WaterDisaster Strikes! 5Electronic book text, EPUBPenny Draper9781550508321$4.95JUVENILE FICTION Grade (US) from 4 - 6Jan 01, 2008
Murphy wants to grow up fast and be a fisherman. It's what men do in his small Newfoundland community. Then one cold day in 1929, a tsunami strikes the Burin Peninsula, destroying most of the out port and killing many people. Suddenly the twelve-year-old is doing a man' work, saving lives and caring for the people he loves. His dad died the day Murphy was born. Since no out port family can survive without a man to fish, his mom had to find a job in St. John' and Murphy stayed behind to be raised by his uncle and aunt. But Murphy has a grand pl... + Read More
It has been six years since sixteen-year-old Dec's free-spirited mother, Lindy, disappeared. Dec feels so trapped in the present that he has avoided examining his past. But when an intruder dies in the museum-like family home, the man's death sends forth tremors that reawaken forgotten memories. Suddenly Dec is flooded with visions of his mother so tangible it's hard to believe they're not real. At least Dec has his best friend -- gifted, funny Ezra -- to help him sort out what's real and what isn't. But as Dec's dream visions of his mother tu... + Read More
Series: A Thousand Shades of BlueElectronic book text, EPUBRobin Stevenson9781554695669$9.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 7 - 12Sep 01, 2010
A sailing trip to the Caribbean might sound great, but sixteen-year-old Rachel can't stand being trapped on a small boat with her family. She misses her best friend and feels guilty about leaving her older sister Emma, who lives in a group home. Her father is driving her crazy with his schedules and rules, her brother is miserable, and there is never anyone her own age around. Worst of all, there is nowhere to go when her parents fight. While their boat is being repaired, the family spends a few weeks in a small Bahamian community, where Rachel... + Read More
Series: Spanish SoundingsA Toda Velocidad(Overdrive)Electronic book text, EPUBEric Walters9781554694303$7.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12Sep 01, 2010
"Jake has finally got his driver's license, and tonight he has his brother's car as well. He and his friend Mickey take the car out and cruise the strip. When they challenge another driver to a street race, a disastrous chain reaction causes an accident. Jake and Mickey leave the scene, trying to convince themselves they were not involved. Jake finds he cannot pretend it didn't happen and struggles with the right thing to do. Should he pretend he was not involved? Or should he go to the police?"
Series: A Troublesome BoyElectronic book text, EPUBPaul Vasey9781554982011$9.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 14May 01, 2012
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book About the Past, and selected as an Honor Book by the Society of School Librarians International Teddy can't believe how fast his life has changed in just two years. When he was twelve, his father took off, and then his mother married Henry, a man Teddy despises. But Teddy has no control over his life, and adults make all the decisions, especially in 1959. Henry decides that Teddy should be sent to St. Ignatius Academy for Boys, an isolated boarding school run by the Catholic church. St. Iggy's, Teddy learns, is a cold... + Read More
Series: A Woodpecker's TaleElectronic book text, PDFSean Cassidy9781554558452$19.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) exact 4Jun 10, 2014
Young woodpecker Pierce has decided he is old enough to venture out and hunt for insects on his own. He will prove to his mother that he is old enough to stretch his wings and be independent and responsible! When he ventures to the forest in search of juicy insects he finds that it isn't going to be as easy as he thought. All of the trees he finds seem perfect —but they already have other animals making their homes there. And Raccoon and Owl and Skunk don't want Pierce hammering holes in their homes in his search for lunch. There has to be some... + Read More
Series: A Year Without MomElectronic book text, EPUBDasha Tolstikova9781554986934$16.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 14Sep 24, 2015
A Year Without Mom follows twelve-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America.It is the early 1990s in Moscow, and political change is in the air. But Dasha is more worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family, friendships and school without her mother. Just as she begins to find her own feet, she gets word that she is to join her mother in America — a place that seems impossibly far from everything and everyone she loves.This gorgeous and subtly illustrated graphic novel signals the emergence ... + Read More
Series: Abby's Fabulous SeasonElectronic book text, EPUBAlain M. Bergeron9781927583487$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 11Oct 09, 2014
In 1955, girls who played hockey were rare, and there was no chance for them to play on a boy's team. But Abby Hoffman, a nine-year-old girl with a short haircut, supportive parents, and plenty of bravado, manages to bluff her way onto the all-star team in the boy's league. If her secret is discovered, she'll fight to keep the place she's earned on her team. Inspired by the real-life Abby Hoffman's story.
Series: Abigail's WishElectronic book text, EPUBGloria Ann Wesley9781771084406$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 9Oct 30, 2016
?Spring. Beautiful blossoms. Chirping peepers. Trees swaying in their new greenery. Pussy willows glistening in furry white coats. Rain and warmth. New births and new beginnings...Ten-year-old Abigail Price is excited about spring in her new home in Birchtown. Spring means lots of things, like flower buds and fresh leaves and her Aunt Dinah's new baby. She's hoping it also means she'll get a new dress to wear for the celebration, but new clothing, like many things, is hard to come by.The first children's picture book set in historic Birchtown, ... + Read More
Series: About That NightElectronic book text, EPUBNorah McClintock9781459805965$9.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12Sep 01, 2014
In the depths of winter, a woman wanders off in the snow. She is a popular former teacher and wife of a local policeman. A full-blown search begins. Meanwhile, Derek is staying with his new girlfriend and her parents while his family is out of town. He can’t believe his luck--Jordie is the hottest girl in school, and he’s going out with her. When Ronan, school bad boy and Jordie’s ex-boyfriend, shows up, Jordie decides that maybe Derek isn’t the one after all. But before she can end it with him, Derek disappears. Did he run away? Or did someth... + Read More
Series: Orca SportsAbove All ElseElectronic book text, EPUBJeff Ross9781459803909$7.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 6 - 10Mar 01, 2014
Del plays striker on his high school soccer team, the Cardinals, and they’ve gone almost three seasons undefeated. To Del, it’s just a game, but some of the players think winning is all that matters. When an ugly tackle results in a major loss for the Cardinals against their main rival, the Rebels, things get heated between the teams. That night, one of Del’s teammates has his ankle broken by an unknown assailant, leaving him unable to take part in the playoffs. As Del tries to figure out which of the Rebels’ players is responsible for the ... + Read More
Series: Orca SportsAbsolute PressureElectronic book text, EPUBSigmund Brouwer9781554694310$7.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 6 - 10Sep 01, 2010
Ian has been going to Key West every summer for years, helping his Uncle Gord at his dive shop and spending as much time as he can underwater. When he's not diving, he's admiring Sherri, the girl who works at the dive shop, and wondering how she would feel if he told her that he tastes blackberries whenever he sees her. A series of accidents leads Ian to believe that his uncle is in grave danger, but the truth is more complicated and terrifying than he could ever have imagined.
Series: Abukacha's ShoesElectronic book text, PDFTamar Tessler9781554984596$16.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 7Apr 24, 2015
Abukacha finally throws away his worn out shoes and gets himself a new pair. But the old shoes, somehow, keep finding their way back to him.When author and illustrator Tamar Tessler was a little girl, her aunt would tell her the story of Abukacha and his shoes — a story that had been told to her by her own Polish aunt, Fella. The plot was always different, but the problem remained the same — Abukacha had the biggest shoes in the world, and he couldn’t get rid of them no matter what he did. Inspired by her husband, who refused to throw away a wo... + Read More
Series: Acadian StarElectronic book text, EPUBHelene Boudreau9781551098319$8.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Sep 30, 2008
The Acadian Star competition is the biggest thing to ever happen in Meg Gallant's small Cape Breton town. Meg dreams of performing onstage with her best friend, Neve. If they're lucky, they might even make it to the finals in Halifax. But Meg's weird old aunt, Tante Perle, has been acting stranger and stranger--and just before the finale of the competition, she whisks Meg away from everything she knows. Meg suddenly finds herself trapped in the time of the tragic Acadian Deportation--and she has to choose between escaping to her own time and sa... + Read More
Series: Accord de puissance(Power Chord)Electronic book text, EPUBTed Staunton9781459803138$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 5 - 9Nov 01, 2012
Ace and his best friend Denny notice that girls like musicians, no matter how dorky the dudes might be. So they start a band, and Ace discovers that he loves playing music more than anything he's done in his life. Fueled by Denny's tweets and a sound guaranteed to make cats barf, the band takes flight until a contest draws them into conflict. Their drummer, Pig, cares more about hygiene than music, and Denny's drive to impress the girls leads them all astray.
Series: Accro d’la planche(Skate Freak)Electronic book text, EPUBLesley Choyce9781459801950$7.99JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 5 - 9May 01, 2012
Dorf is all about skateboarding, and so far that's worked out fine. But now that he's in a new city, the terrain has changed. He's no longer free to skateboard where he wishes, school is more difficult, and his passion for skateboarding garners him the nickname and reputation of a freak. With daring stunts he gains the grudging respect of local troublemakers, but he needs to tap into another kind of courage to effect real change.