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By H. J Hutchins. 2013
The summer is off to a lousy start when Levi's bike is stolen from outside the corner store. But when… his best friend Riley's locked bike is stolen the very next day, the boys are determined to get both bikes back. Upon discovering there have been a string of bike thefts in the area, the friends hatch several plans to find the culprit. There are so many potential suspects - Steve Morrow and his gang, the tattooed guy who sits at the bus stop, the owners of the secondhand bike store. There's also Emily Grimshaw, Levi's childhood nemesis, who keeps popping up and showing a peculiar interest in the thefts. Does she really want to help or is she involved somehow? Grades 2-4. 2013.
By Philippa Dowding, Allister Thompson. 2012
Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto; he’s now in a new school and has no friends.… But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Grades 3-6. 2012.
By Charise Mericle Harper. 2014
Ashley's summer is filled with babysitting, letters to her best friend at camp, and a wish jar filled with secret… revelations that help her understand her mother in a whole new way. Grades 3-6. c2014.
By Hugh Brewster. 2009
On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French… port of Dieppe. When it was over, the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead, and almost two thousand were taken prisoner. For years, defenders of the raid claimed that the Allies learned valuable lessons from Dieppe that were put to use later in the war, but others believed that the Canadian soldiers had been used as cannon fodder. Includes sections about the evacuation and the POW experiences. Explicit descriptions of violence. Grades 3-6. 2009.
By Kenn Nesbitt, J. Patrick Lewis. 2015
A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as… to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry. Grades 2-4. 2015. Uniform title: Poems.
By Larry Verstraete. 2011
A killer has been caught, convicted, and sentenced, the case closed, all in 114 days. No one suspected – least… of all the boy on death row – that it would take almost 50 years for a tiny piece of scientific evidence to answer the question: was he really the murderer? 40 amazing stories of how scientists solve crimes, reveal identities, untangle evidence, and discover the truth. Grades 5-8. Winner of the 2013 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award. 2011.
By Kitty Richards. 2010
It isn’t easy being the prisoner of the fearsome Beast, but Belle is making the most of it. Not only… is there an amazing library, but Belle discovers a secret message hidden in one of the books. She soon realizes she’s hot on the trail of a decade-old mystery! Will Belle, along with the help of an enchanted candelabrum and a teacup named Chip, be able to solve this beastly case? Grades 2-4. 2010. Uniform title: Beauty and the beast (Motion picture : 1991)
By Lorna Schultz Nicholson. 2016
Meet Erika and Gianni: One is a fifteen-year-old girl who loves to dance and sing and make people laugh. Being… in three dance numbers in the school production of Grease is a big job, but with the help of her Best Buddy, Gianni, Erika knows she can be a star. The other is a Grade 11 boy with a secret. Like his Best Buddy, Erika, who was born with Down Syndrome, Gianni loves to sing and dance. He also knows that he was born different from the other boys in his school -- but is he that different from the cool, attractive male lead in the school play? Or is he just imagining that the sparks between them are mutual? And will the rough gang of guys at school also pick up on who he really is? For junior and senior high readers. 2016.
By Roy MacGregor. 2000
The spirit of former Governor General Lord Stanley seems to be haunting the festivities at the Little Stanley Cup Pee… Wee Tournament in Ottawa -- literally! As the Screech Owls hockey team tour the nation's capital, they encounter his ghost everywhere. Then they start meeting some other ones, like Tom Thomson and Joe Hall, not to mention a former prime minister! But what are these historical figures trying to tell the players? Grades 4-7. (The Screech Owls series ; 11)
By Gayle Laakmann McDowell. 2011
A guide to win a coveted spot at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or other top tech firms. Learn what to study,… what career paths to consider, hiring procedures and how to make yourself stand out from other candidates. Covers key concerns like which extra-curriculars and other experiences look good, how to apply, how to design and tailor your resume, and how to prepare for and excel in the interview. 2011.
By Susan Hughes. 2013
It's the start of winter, and Patrick is beginning to feel crowded out of his own family. His father's friend,… Linda, and her seven-year-old daughter, Claire, are coming for dinner again. By the time spring arrives, not only is Patrick's father planning to marry Linda, but she and Claire will be coming to live with them at the summer's end. That just won’t do. So Patrick comes up with a big idea. He'll build a tree house where he can stretch out his arms and breathe. Grades 3-6. 2013.
By Andrew P Mayer. 2011
In 1880 women aren’t allowed to vote, much less dress up in a costume and fight crime, but twenty-year-old socialite… Sarah Stanton still dreams of becoming a hero. Her opportunity arrives in tragedy when the leader of the Society of Paragons, New York's greatest team of gentlemen adventurers, is murdered right before her eyes. To uncover the truth behind the assassination, Sarah joins forces with the amazing mechanical man known as The Automaton. Descriptions of violence. 2011. (Society of steam ; 1)
By Sharon E McKay. 2014
Five-year-old Beatrix looks on in horror as a soldier forces her mother off the tram. It is 1942 in Amsterdam,… and everyone knows what happens to Jews who are taken away by the Nazis. The soldier turns his attention to Beatrix, when suddenly, the ticket-taker, Lars Gorter, blurts out that she is his niece. With his brother Hans, the tram conductor, they manage to rescue the child from the same fate as her mother. The two elderly brothers realize that they are now in charge of the little girl. They are at a loss -- after all, neither one has ever married, let alone has children. They know that harbouring a Jew could cost them their lives, but in desperation, they turn to a neighbour, Mrs. Vos, for help. Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2015-16 Hackmatack Award for fiction. Winner of the 2016 Silver Birch Express Award. 2014.
It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be - time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton,… the king's agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection - black diamonds rumoured to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language, explicit violence. 2011.
By Glen Huser. 2014
When Carolina Giddle moves into the Blatchford Arms, no one knows what to make of her sequin-sprinkled sneakers and her… trinket-crusted car. But the parents are happy there’s a new babysitter around, and Carolina seems to have an uncanny ability to calm the most rambunctious child with her ghostly stories. Armed with unusual snacks (bone-shaped peppermints, Rumpelstiltskin sandwiches) and candles to set the mood, she entertains the children with good old-fashioned storytelling and, at the end, a great Halloween party. It turns out that Carolina has a timeworn connection to the Blatchford Arms, and to the ghost who still haunts the building - especially its old-fashioned elevator. Grades 3-6. 2014.
By Louise Penny. 2010
On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On… his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
By Karen Bass. 2016
Jared’s plane has crashed in the Alberta wilderness, and Kyle is first on the scene. When Jared insists on hiking… up the highest hill in search of cell phone reception, Kyle hesitates; his Cree grandmother has always forbidden him to go near it. There’s no stopping Jared, though, so Kyle reluctantly follows. After a night spent on the hilltop - with no cell service - the teens discover something odd: the plane has disappeared. Nothing in the forest surrounding them seems right. In fact, things seem very wrong. And worst of all, something - a creature that should only exist in legend - is hunting them. For senior high readers. 2016.
By Jill MacLean. 2013
Sigrid Sugden is a Shrike, a member of one of the toughest group of girls in school. They are experts… at blackmail, extortion and bullying their terrorized classmates. But one day, the Shrikes go too far. Sigrid realizes that their favourite victim, Prinny Murphy, is in real danger. She makes a decision that will save Prinny from danger, but will turn the Shrikes anger and bullying against their former friend who betrayed them to the authorities. For junior high and older readers. Sequel to “The present tense of Prinny Murphy”. 2013.
By Elise Gravel. 2016
He weighed as much as a horse; he once wrestled a bear; he could devour twenty-five chickens in one sitting.… This whimsical book tells the story of Antonio Barichievich, the larger-than-life strongman who had muscles as big as his heart. Grades K-3. 2016.
By Philippa Dowding. 2010
What if your best friend was a naughty 400-year-old gargoyle, and what if he just happened to be in terrible… danger? Katherine Newberry is friends with a gargoyle named Gargoth of Tallus who lives in her backyard. Gargoth has lost the only creature on the planet who can help him, Ambergine, his greatest friend. What Katherine and Gargoth don't know is that Ambergine is searching for Gargoth too - but so is his greatest enemy. Sequel to "The Gargoyle in My Yard". Grades 5-8. 2010.