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The Canning Season

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2003

by Polly Horvath

Love under trying circumstances

One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark's ill-natured mother tells her that Ratchet will be leaving their Pensacola apartment momentarily to take the train up north. There she...


The Old Woman

by Joanne Schwartz & Nahid Kazemi

The Old Woman is a beautiful portrait of an old woman who lives contentedly with her dog, from award-winning author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Nahid Kazemi.

An old woman shares her home with a scruffy old...


EMILY OF THE NEW MOON - An orphan grows up with relatives on a Canadian farm

by L. M. Montgomery

EMILY OF NEW MOON is the first in a series of novels by L. M. MONTGOMERY (1874 – 1942) about an orphan girl growing up on Prince Edward Island, Canada and is similar in genre to the author's “ANNE OF GREEN...


Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures

by Patrick F. McManus

America's best-selling outdoor humorist for adults has a secret following: middle-grade and young-adult readers.

Never Cry "Arp!" is a lively collection of twelve stories about young Pat's misadventures in the...


This Is My Home, This Is My School

by Jonathan Bean

Drawing from his own childhood experiences, Jonathan Bean takes the autobiographically inspired family he introduced in Building Our House through the special rhythms and routines of a homeschooling day. For...


All the Animals Where I Live

by Philip C. Stead

The author used to live in the busy city where there were buses and trains, and people waiting for buses and trains.

Now he lives in the country and jubilantly takes us on a tour of his home, pointing out all...


Another Way to Climb a Tree

by Liz Garton Scanlon & Hadley Hooper

When Lulu's feeling well, she climbs every tree in sight, especially

the tallest ones,

the ones with the widest branches,

the ones with the stickiest sap.

But when Lulu's sick, she's not allowed outside. She...


Are We Pears Yet?

by Miranda Paul & Carin Berger

Two seeds can't wait to be pears, but growing takes time and patience in this funny and informative picture book from Miranda Paul, the author of Water is Water.

"When will we be pears?"

--"After we find soil."...


Go, Little Green Truck!

by Roni Schotter & Julia Kuo

Ready, set, go!

Little Green is ready to rumble.

He is a happy, busy little pickup truck who loves helping out on the farm.

Until...

He wakes up one morning to find a big new blue truck ready to take his place....


Building Our House

by Jonathan Bean

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013...


The Candy Country

by Louisa May Alcott

This short story by master of fiction Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, tells the story of a girl having a capitvating adventure while wandering around a country named Candy.


Tumbleweed Baby

by Anna Myers & Charles Vess

A large, loving family in the 1930s Dust Bowl finds a “tumbleweed baby”—a wild baby—in the plains near their cozy farm home. The baby’s new siblings discover the ways she fits and doesn’t fit into...


We Won An Island

by Charlotte Lo

When Luna's family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don't go entirely to plan - no one expects Luna's younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for...


Soapstone Porcupine

by Jeff Pinkney & Darlene Gait

The dog shows up the way snow does on a winter's day. She just drifts in and stays, becoming the friend of a young Cree boy. The boy and the dog set out on an adventure that ends in a quandary involving quills...


Road Block

by Yolanda Ridge

In this sequel to Trouble in the Trees, it's the end of grade six and Bree plans to spend the summer hanging around her townhouse complex in Vancouver, climbing trees with her friends. But her parents have other...


Slip Jig Summer

by Elizabeth J. M. Walker

Fifteen-year-old Natalie is obsessed with ballet and plans to spend the entire summer in dance class with her two best friends. But when her mom gets a job out of town, Natalie gets shipped off to stay with...


Covered Bridge

by Brian Doyle

Winner of the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award

In this award-winning paean to country life we find Hubbo O'Driscoll, whom we first met in Easy Avenue, now living in the lower Gatineau...


The Survivors

by Will Weaver

Two years ago, the ash started falling like gray snow. The volcanoes had erupted. . . .

For Miles and his sister, Sarah, the real disaster started in the violent aftermath—when they were forced to leave their...


Wally & Sid - Crackpots At-Large

by Richard D Deaver, Tatsu McKay & Ellie Maas Davis

A small, but clever troublemaker is creating havoc at Wiseacre Farms, where there always seems to be a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Chock-full of laughter, chaos and craziness, this farm-fresh comedic adventure...


Country Living

by Donald Ball

The five-book series is about Ted, a thirteen-year-old boy. After he goes to work for Eds Marine, Ted shows off his woodworking skill by building a small sailboat. Teds father gets him fired from Eds Marine...