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By Theresa Breslin. 2006
A young man lies bleeding in the street. It's Glasgow. The Orange Walks have begun. Graham doesn't want to be… involved. He just wants to play football with his new mate, Joe. But when he witnesses a shocking moment of violence, suddenly he and Joe are involved. With Catholics, and with Protestants. With a young Muslim asylum-seeker, and his girlfriend. With all the old rivalries and fears. A gripping tale about two boys who must find their own answers - and their own way forward - in a world divided by differences. Junior High. 2006.
By Eudora Welty. 1946
A quiet novel celebrating a large Southern family. In September 1923 nine-year-old Laura travels to her cousin's wedding in the… Mississippi delta. Laura is glad to be enveloped by the family because her mother has recently died. She enjoys the boys' wildness, the girls' companionship, and her aunts' and uncles' strong love. 1991, c1946.
By Dolly Parton. 2016
A poor girl delights in her coat of many colors, made by her mother from rags, because despite the ridicule… of the other children she knows the coat was made with love. Based on a true story. Grades K-3. 2016.
By Virginia Lee Burton. 1937
Once upon a time there was a little engine named Choo Choo who became tired of pulling heavy coaches from… the little town to the big city and back again. Choo Choo ran away but when the excitement wore off, she was happy to be found. For grades K-3. 1964, 1937.
By Faith Addis. 2000
This series follows Faith and Brian Addis as they work to keep open their holiday home "Phyllishayes" - a roomy… farmhouse in Devon offering memorable holidays for children who may never have experienced the countryside in their lives. Sequel to "Green behind the ears", followed by "It's better than work". 2000.
By Alexander McCall Smith. 2012
By Kate Duke. 1992
When Penelope asks Aunt Isabel to tell her a good story, Aunt Isabel carefully describes exactly what they will need… to accomplish such a feat, as they weave a tale of Prince Augustus and Lady Nell. They begin with a when and a where, they add a who, some romance, and a problem, and they create a charming adventure. Grades K-3. 1992.
By Faith Baldwin. 1972
By Arthur Dorros. 1991
Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and… people of New York City which sparkles below. The story is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases as Abuela points out places that they explore together. Grades K-3. 1997, c1991.
By Elizabeth Kern, Alexander McCall Smith. 2007
Quand la jeune Pat pousse la porte du 44 Scotland Street, elle espère bien prendre un nouveau départ. Entre son… colocataire, un beau gosse insupportable et terriblement séduisant, et son excentrique voisine de palier, Domenica, la voilà entraînée dans une nouvelle vie au coeur de l'Édimbourg bohème. D'abord publiées sous la forme d'un roman-feuilleton, ces chroniques d'Alexander McCall Smith brossent avec humour et tendresse la société d'Édimbourg et composent, entre chassés-croisés amoureux et intrigues haletantes, une savoureuse galerie de portraits. 2007.
By Lillian Beckwith. 2002
Kirsty MacDonald is a crofter on the idyllic Westisle in the Hebrides; her son attends school on the mainland. Being… separated from him is a wrench for Kirsty, already twice widowed. As autumn arrives she is kept busy preparing for the winter and finds herself fully involved in the lives of her fellow islanders, but it is the appearance of a Canadian and his daughter that causes the biggest waves in the small community. Sequel to "An island apart". c2002.
By Tony Bonning. 2001
A weary fox stops by a farm with the hope of getting some spare food, but when the stingy animals… decide that they won't share with him, he resorts to his wily ways to get some. Asking for a "drop of water to make some soup," the fox pulls a pot from his backpack, lights a fire, and drops a stone into the pot. He then declares that the soup is "not quite right," wondering whether some salt and pepper, turnip, carrot, cabbage, and corn would enhance its flavour. Grades K-3. 2001.
By H. J Hutchins. 1997
When the teacher asks her to sing for the class, Robyn knows it's her chance to be the world's best… singer. Should she perform like Celine Dion, or do "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean," or the matchmaker song? It's hard to decide, even for the world's best singer -- and the three boys who throw spitballs don't make it any easier. Grades 2-4.
By Sarah Cummins, Gilles Gauthier. 1991
Carl and his best friend, Mooch, are nine. But Mooch is a dog and that makes her sixty-three! She has… some problems and gets Carl into lots of trouble, but Carl still thinks she is the best dog that ever lived. Grades 2-4. Uniform title: Ne touchez pas à ma Babouche.
By Grace Livingston Hill. 1932
For Chris Walton, life is great. He is part of a warm and loving family, and in a few weeks… he will return for his senior year in college with a brand new car. But his world is turned upside down when his bank-president father must close the bank. Chris soon learns that one person in town understands his new circumstances. 1992, c1932.
By Benedict Freedman, Nancy Mars Freedman. 2002
A long-awaited sequel to the beloved Canadian book, "Mrs. Mike". We see the world through the eyes of a young… Cree woman adopted by Mrs. Mike and her husband. Young Kathy decides to go into nursing and moves to Montreal for her training. The time is World War II and Kathy is soon swept up in it all. Two different men enter her life as well. 2002.
By A. A Milne. 1992
By E. L Doctorow. 1985
This nostalgic recreation of a sensitive boy's life captures the sights and sounds of the Great Depression and the intimacies… of Jewish family life. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1985.
By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Frank Glover Smith, Laurence Lerner. 1969
This story of Mr. Gibson's new marriage and its influence on the lives of those closest to him is underpinned… by a sense of social change, and of the more basic realities of birth and death. First published in 1866. 1969.
By Alayna Munce. 2005
A young woman watches her grandparents begin to decline. As she sorts through the couple's belongings, she reflects on the… untold stories and unsung bonds that make up our lives. Meanwhile, modern urban life places strains on her own marriage and on her sense of what, ultimately, we owe each other. Some strong language. 2005.