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By Chris Priestley. 2015
In the 1940s Harry and his mother receive some unexpected good news: they've inherited an old manor house on the…Suffolk coast. But the inheritance turns out to be nothing more than a cruel trick, and being there puts Harry in mortal danger. Indeed, he ends up in a battle with a supernatural enemy threatening more death and destruction even than Hitler. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 8+ and interest age of 8-12. This is a Bookbuzz 2017 title. 2015.
By Chris Wooding. 2015
The Lazarus Serum can bring you back from the dead - but when you come back you've changed - you're…a Pale, an outcast. It's the last thing Jed wants, but an accident changes everything and Jed's forced to discover the true cost of living forever. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 11+. Grades 2-4 and older readers. 2015.
By Alan Gibbons. 2010
A strange man takes a photo of Jimmy's family. As the camera flashes, Jimmy's parents vanish. The only clue is…a picture of his mum and dad screaming. Jimmy is alone. Nobody believes him. Is he going mad? Or can Jimmy find the man who took his parents from him and get them back? This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 9+. 2010.
By Keith Gray. 2013
Toby is a murderer. That's what the ghost at the end of his bed tells him. Toby is taken back…in time to see the repercussions of his actions and unravel the series of events that led to the man's death. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and Interest age of 13+. 2013.
By Alan Gibbons. 2008
The story of a boy's journey to becoming a professional footballer. Will the advice of 5 of Manchester United's greats…help him achieve his dream? Jimmy has always dreamed of becoming a pro footballer and gets one step closer when he's invited to go for a trial for the Man U Academy! A must for football fans everywhere. Summer Reading Challenge 2015. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 9+. 2012, c2008.
By Anthony McGowan. 2017
When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is determined to keep it alive. Nicky doubts the…scruffy bird will make it, but then Nicky has plenty else to worry about – a school bully, his first love, and the fact that everything is about to go very, very wrong. This book is particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers with an interest age of 13+ and a reading age of 8+. Grades 2-4 and older readers. 2017.
By Catherine Johnson. 2011
Sara and Mina have been best friends for years. So when Sara gets hold of some Tarot cards and suggests…they start telling fake fortunes Mina plays along. But soon Sara's predictions become all too accurate. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 11+. Grades K-3. 2011.
By Iris Howden. 2003
Amy and Aneeta are best friends in their Design course. When they are asked to sew squares for a quilt…to hang in the town hall, they think it will be boring. But after local riots break out, the quilt takes on a new meaning. This book is part of the Livewire youth fiction series. Livewire youth fiction is a series of exciting stories about the issues, dramas and challenges of being young. They provide teenagers/adult interest level fiction and non-fiction for those with reading ages below 10, or adult students learning English as a second language. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 11+. Grades K-3 and older readers. 2003.
By Gabrielle Roy. 1980
La Poule d'eau est une contrée doucement sauvage située au Nord-Ouest du Manitoba. Sauvage par sa végétation et son climat,…c'est toutefois un pays hautement humanisé, par la qualité d'amour, de solidarité et de mansuétude qui caractérise ses rares habitants. c1950, 1980.
By Margaret Laurence, Christine Klein-Lataud. 2010
A l'âge ingrat de douze ans, Vanessa MacLeod vacille au bord du gouffre séparant l'enfance de l'adolescence. Prise entre ces…deux mondes, celle qui déteste le fait d'être si jeune grandit dans une imposante maison de briques où elle est un témoin privilégié de la vie qui bat au sein du nid familial. En huit histoires qui forment autant d'étapes d'un parcours menant à l'âge adulte et jalonné d'épreuves, de petits miracles et de grands deuils, elle se fera la chroniqueuse d'un clan fascinant, miné par la maladie et la folie. -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: A bird in the house.
By Maggie Siggins. 2016
A story of the complicated, fragile and sometimes fatal relations between Indigenous people and settlers in Northern Saskatchewan in the…1920s. Aboriginal spiritual traditions are beginning to cross paths with the construction of a residential school, and ancient acts of violent vengeance are shaping the trajectory of events in the town 200 years later. The conflicts between Aboriginals and settlers, Protestants and Catholics, young and old, traditional and progressive, material and spiritual, all shape life in the little Northern community. 2016.
By Sharon Butala. 2015
In this epic story of The West, now long gone, we witness Sophie's journey from underloved child in religion-bound rural…Quebec, to headstrong young woman, to exhausted homesteader, to deserted bride and mother, to independent businesswoman finding her way in a hostile, if beautiful, landscape. 2015.
By Connie Gault. 2015
In a drought-ridden Saskatchewan of the 1930s, self-possessed, enigmatic Elena Huhtala finds herself living alone, a young Finnish woman in…a community of Swedes in the small village of Trevna. Her mother has been dead for many years, and her father, burdened by the hardships of drought, has disappeared, and the eighteen-year-old is an object of pity and charity in her community. But when a stranger shows up at a country dance, Elena needs only one look and one dance before jumping into his Lincoln Roadster, leaving the town and its shocked inhabitants behind. 2015.
By Adele Dueck. 2011
It's 1908, and twelve year old Erik faces the challenges of adapting to pioneer life on the Canadian prairie, and…understanding what's really going on in his family. Grades 5-8. 2011.
By Joy Fielding. 2011
A noise wakes Kathy Brown from a dream where she was about to kiss Michael, her high school boyfriend, who…was much more exciting than her husband Jack is. Hearing whispers, she gets up only to feel a gun at her head - two men are in the house, forcing Kathy and her husband into a living nightmare where Kathy also faces her real feelings about her husband. The outcome surprises everyone, most of all Kathy herself. Some descriptions of violence. High interest/low vocabulary book. Winner of the 2013 Golden Oak Award. 2011.
By Lisa Eisenberg. 1980
When the Sky Ride at the Superama Park collapses, Laura Brewster, an investigator for the Atco Insurance Company, is called.…Within hours, there is a murder directly linked to the accident. 1980. (Laura Brewster book)
By Frances Itani. 2011
Northern France, World War I. Luc Caron sees three airplanes in a dogfight, with one flipping over and the pilot…falling to his death. In 1928, the Greenwoods of Canada, whose pilot son has been missing for 11 years, receive a package from England. How is the mystery of the missing pilot solved, bringing peace to Luc and to the pilot’s parents? Based on a true story. High interest, low vocabulary. 2011.
By Peter McPhee. 1999
Kyle's fourteen-year-old sister has run away; haunted by the idea that her disappearance is his fault, he sets off to…track her down. His search takes him to an underworld of abandoned buildings and after-hours bars, street kids and a way of life he never knew existed. As Kyle uncovers clues to his sister's whereabouts, he realizes her life is in grave danger. A dark, suspenseful look at Calgary's street scene. 1999.
By W. P Kinsella. 1991
Jamie O'Day reminisces about Truckbox Al McClintock as he describes the the various people who inhabited the area around Edmonton…in the 1940s, and the courtships, weddings, fights, dances and box socials that were a part of their daily lives. 1991.
By Michael Helm. 1997
Toss Raymond is a highschool teacher in the small town of Mayford, Saskatchewan. It's been a year since his wife…left him and he beat up the neighbour he thought she'd had an affair with but the people of the town can't forget. Now Toss has fallen in with two troublesome newcomers in town and the police are investigating him. He has to decide whether he wants to follow his heart or return to his idea of "home." c1997.