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  • 31. catalogue cover
    My Wounded Island Hardcover Jacques Pasquet 9781459815650 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 6 - 8 Aug 29, 2017
    There's an invisible creature in the waves around Sarichef. It is altering the lives of the Iñupiat people who call the island home. A young girl and her family are forced to move to the center of the island for refuge from the rising sea level. Soon the entire village will have to relocate to the mainland. Heartbroken, the young girl and her grandfather worry: what else will be lost when they are forced to abandon their homes and their community? Addressing the topic of climate refugees, My Wounded Island is based on the challenges faced by th... + Read More
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    Series: My Great Bear Rainforest A Bear's Life Hardcover Ian McAllister 9781459812703 $19.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 Aug 22, 2017
    Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Life uses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness—catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps. A Bear's Life is the second in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.
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    Jumped In Paperback William Kowalski 9781459816275 $9.95 FICTION Apr 18, 2017
    Sixteen-year-old Rasheed is smart, tough and a survivor. In his neighborhood, he has to be. The streets are run by a gang called the E Street Locals, and they've been trying to jump him in since he was a child. So far, he's managed to escape their clutches. But the gang is not his only problem. Rasheed's sister, Daneeka, was paralyzed in a drive-by shooting, and now she's confined to a wheelchair, mentally frozen at the age of nine. His mother is an addict. His father hasn't been heard from in years. High school is no safer than the streets, so... + Read More
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    Series: Tank & Fizz Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Missing Mage Paperback Liam O'Donnell 9781459812581 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Apr 11, 2017
    As the eve of the great Wizards' Summit approaches, wizards from all over Rockfall Mountain descend on the school at Shadow Tower to refine their craft. When professors start disappearing, it's up to magic-fearing monster sleuths Tank and Fizz to solve this spell-packed mystery and find the missing mages. Aleetha, their detective partner and a wizard-in-training, has dragged Tank and Fizz into the heart of the Shadow Tower, where libraries fly, spells fill the air, and an ancient army of darkness stirs, when she receives a mysterious message fr... + Read More
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    More Than Balloons Board book Lorna Crozier 9781459810280 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 2 Apr 04, 2017
    Balloons love the moon, and a tuba loves a tune, but these don't compare to the love we have for you. Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier uses evocative rhyme, complemented by Rachelle Anne Miller's whimsical imagery, to provide babies and toddlers with common concepts that explain just how great love is.
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    Series: Orca Echoes Justine McKeen, Thermostat Chat Paperback Sigmund Brouwer 9781459812017 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 Mar 28, 2017
    Justine McKeen is on another mission, this time to rid homes and schools of energy vampires. Justine and her friends, with the help of Principal Proctor, are working to reduce the energy consumption of electronics that suck power from the school when they aren't being used. By cutting down on the miscellaneous electrical load of these electronics, the team is also saving money, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting global warming. Too bad they didn't warn Grandpa Blatzo before they started slaying the vampires! Justine McKeen, Thermost... + Read More
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    Blood on the Beach Paperback Sarah N. Harvey 9781459812932 $14.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Mar 21, 2017
    Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked search of the island, but she is nowhere to be found... + Read More
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    Series: Just Enough Why Do Families Change? Hardcover Dr. Jillian Roberts 9781459809512 $19.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 5 Mar 21, 2017
    Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. Why Do Families Change? is part of the Just Enough series. Other topics in the series include birth, death and diversity. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.
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    An African Alphabet Board book Eric Walters 9781459810709 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 2 Mar 14, 2017
    This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function. An African Alphabet is a vibrant ABC book that introduces babies and toddlers to the unique variety of animals found in Africa. An alphabet for all ages, the stunning linocut-influenced artwork brings an uncommon selection of critters to life in this lively concept book. From aardvark to zebra and all that's in between, little ones will love learning their alphabet with these colorful creatures.
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    Kings of the Court Paperback Alison Hughes 9781459812192 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Mar 14, 2017
    When the Gladiators basketball team's nasty coach finally gets turfed midseason, things couldn't possibly get worse. The team hasn't won a game yet, and morale is at rock bottom. Sameer, who announces the games and keeps score, and Vijay, the team mascot, have their hands full keeping the team's spirits up. When they get promoted to assistant coach and manager, can they help a small, unathletic, Shakespeare-quoting drama teacher coach the team to victory, or at least to dignity? Or will the courtside drama eclipse even the school play?
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    Series: My Great Bear Rainforest Wolf Island Hardcover Ian McAllister 9781459812642 $19.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 8 Mar 14, 2017
    The Great Bear Rainforest is a majestic place full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's luminous photographs illustrate the story of a lone wolf who swims to one of the small islands that dot the rainforest's coast. The island provides him with everything he needs—deer, salmon, fresh water—everything, that is, but a mate. When a female wolf arrives on the island's rocky shores, she and he start a family and introduce their pups to the island's bounty.
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    Are You Seeing Me? Paperback Darren Groth 9781459815087 $14.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Mar 07, 2017
    Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they're seeking to create the perfect memory. For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of some of his favorite things: Ogopogo, Jackie Chan movies an... + Read More
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    The Dangerous Thing Paperback Leanne Lieberman 9781459811843 $14.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Mar 07, 2017
    Sixteen-year-old Sydney hates to talk (or even think) about sex. She's also fighting a secret battle against depression, and she's sure she'll never have a boyfriend. When her classmate Paul starts texting and sending her nature photos, she is caught off guard by his interest. Always uncomfortable with any talk about sex, Sydney is shocked when her extroverted sister, Abby, announces that she is going to put on The Vagina Monologues at school. Despite her discomfort, Sydney starts to reexamine her relationship with her body, and with Paul. But ... + Read More
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    Waiting for the Whales Classic Edition Paperback Sheryl McFarlane 9781459813687 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 5 Mar 07, 2017
    In this timeless classic set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea, tends his garden and waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth of knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear. Waiting for the Wha... + Read More
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    Alligator, Bear, Crab A Baby's ABC Paperback Lesley Wynne Pechter 9781459815070 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) exact P Feb 28, 2017
    Alligator, Bear, Crab is an ABC book for babies and toddlers alike that introduces the shapes and sounds of the alphabet amid a colorful collection of critters. The bright colors and playful images make for a unique board book, the perfect size for a child's small hands.
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    Sea Otter Pup Paperback Victoria Miles 9781459815063 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 2 Feb 28, 2017
    Follow along as Pup learns how to eat spiky sea urchins, somersault beneath the waves and groom himself. He still needs lots of help from Mother, but one day Pup will be old enough to dive down below the waves and search for food on his own Accompanied by beautiful illustrations and set in the North Pacific, this heartwarming tale is perfect for little ones who still have lots to learn themselves.
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    Subject to Change Paperback Karen Nesbitt 9781459811461 $14.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Feb 28, 2017
    Declan's life in small-town Quebec is defined by his parents' divorce, his older brother's delinquency and his own lackluster performance at school, which lands him with a tutor he calls Little Miss Perfect. He likes his job at the local ice rink, and he has a couple of good buddies, but his father's five-year absence is a constant source of pain and anger. When he finds out the truth about his parents' divorce, he is forced to reconsider everything he has believed about his family and himself.
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    You Can Read Hardcover Helaine Becker 9781459813243 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 5 Feb 28, 2017
    In this fun and funny celebration of literacy, kids of all ages will discover that the act of reading is a daring adventure that can take you anywhere! You can read at the playground, under the sea, at the opera and even in outer space! It turns out you can read everywhere! And when you do, you open yourself to a universe of adventure. Presented in light-hearted, rib-tickling verse that's perfect for reading aloud, You Can Read sings it loud and proud: Books are awesome. And so are the people who read them.
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    Series: Orca Currents Bullies Rule Paperback Monique Polak 9781459814387 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Feb 21, 2017
    Daniel Abel is surprised when, instead of being punished for "pantsing" another eighth-grader, he is invited to become an ambassador of Mountview High at the school's upcoming open house. What he doesn't realize is that he is part of a social experiment on bullying being conducted by the local university. He is a little nervous to learn he will be working with Jeff Kover, a tenth-grader with a reputation for being the biggest bully in the school. Daniel has never thought of himself as a bully. He just likes kidding around. But hanging out with ... + Read More
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    Dominion Hardcover Shane Arbuthnott 9781459811171 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Feb 21, 2017
    Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship, the Legerdemain. But when Molly captures a spirit that can speak and claims to have been Haviland's friend, her entire life is upended. What if everything she knows about the spirits, and her own history, is a lie? In her hunt for the truth, Molly will have to chal... + Read More
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    Series: Gina Gallo Mystery The Bootlegger's Goddaughter Paperback Melodie Campbell 9781459814134 $9.95 FICTION Feb 14, 2017
    As Gina gets ready for her Christmas wedding, all is quiet in Steeltown. Then she's robbed, cousin Jimmy has a heart attack, and someone in the city has hijacked a transport truck full of booze. But who? And why? Gina knows bootlegging used to be a family business, but they stopped that in the '30s. Didn’t they? Gina and Nico work feverishly to keep the latest bungled family matter under wraps, but the police are closing in. And, once again, everything points to the Holy Cannoli Retirement Home. The Bootlegger's Goddaughter is the fifth book in... + Read More
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    Series: Orca Echoes Wild Cards Paperback Jeff Szpirglas 9781459812116 $7.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 Feb 14, 2017
    Matt loves Monster Zap cards. No, no, Matt LOVES Monster Zap cards. He has Monster Zap toys, reads Monster Zap books and wears Monster Zap underwear. Matt and his friends like to trade the cards at school, as the schoolyard is so empty and dirty, there isn't much else for them to do at recess. But when kids start fighting over Monster Zap and the cards are banned, Matt realizes that the school has big problems, maybe even bigger problems than the fights the cards caused. With the help of their teacher, and a superhero in disguise, Matt and his ... + Read More
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    Series: Orca Footprints Let's Eat Sustainable Food for a Hungry Planet Hardcover Kimberley Veness 9781459809390 $19.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Feb 07, 2017
    All the food you eat, whether it's an apple or a steak or a chocolate-coated cricket, has a story. Let's Eat uncovers the secret lives of our groceries, exploring alternative—and sometimes bizarre—farm technology and touring gardens up high on corporate rooftops and down low in military-style bunkers beneath city streets. Packed with interesting and sometimes startling facts on agriculture around the world, Let's Eat reveals everything from the size of the biggest farm in the world to how many pesticides are in a single grape to which insect pe... + Read More
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    Series: Orca Limelights He Who Dreams Paperback Melanie Florence 9781459811027 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Jan 31, 2017
    Juggling soccer, school, friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else. But one day at the local community center, following the sound of drums, he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class. Before he knows what's happening, John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls, skipping soccer practice and letting his other responsibilities slide. When he attends a pow wow and witnesses a powerful performance, he realizes that he wants to be a dancer more than anything. But the nearest class for b... + Read More
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    Series: Orca Soundings A Dark Truth Paperback Jeff Ross 9781459813274 $9.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 Oct 25, 2016
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    From Above Paperback Norah McClintock 9781459809338 $10.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Oct 25, 2016
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    Series: Pratt & Ellis Mystery Rundown Paperback Rick Blechta 9781459810105 $9.95 FICTION Oct 25, 2016
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    Series: Orca Echoes Lark Holds the Key Paperback Natasha Deen 9781459807273 $7.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 Oct 18, 2016
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    Series: Orca Soundings River Traffic Paperback Martha Brack Martin 9781459813366 $9.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 Oct 18, 2016
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    Stepping Stones A Refugee Family's Journey Dual language (English & Arabic) Hardcover Margriet Ruurs 9781459814905 $20.00 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 6 - 8 Oct 18, 2016
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    We Sang You Home Board book Richard Van Camp 9781459811782 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 2 Oct 18, 2016
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    At the Edge of the World Paperback Kari Jones 9781459810624 $14.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Oct 11, 2016
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    In the Red Canoe Hardcover Leslie A. Davidson 9781459809734 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 5 Oct 11, 2016
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    That's Hockey Classic Edition Paperback David Bouchard 9781459813762 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from P - K Oct 11, 2016
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    The Moccasin Goalie Classic Edition Paperback William Roy Brownridge 9781459813755 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 5 Oct 11, 2016
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    Series: Orca Echoes Batcat and the Seven Squirrels Paperback Eric Walters 9781459812550 $7.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 Oct 04, 2016

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