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Necessary Roughness

by Marie G. Lee

Chan Kim has never felt like an outsider in his life. That is, not until his family moves from L.A. to a tiny town in Minnesota--Land of 10,000 Lakes--and probably 10,000 hicks,too. The Kims are the only Asian...


Nobody's Child

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

A sequel to The Hunger, this is a stirring and engaging account of an Armenian girl and a Turkish boy during the Armenian Genocide.


Don't Call Me Baby

by Gwendolyn Heasley

Perfect for fans of Jennifer E. Smith and Huntley Fitzpatrick, Don't Call Me Baby is a sharply observed and charming story about mothers and daughters, best friends and first crushes, and our online selves and...


Pink

by Lili Wilkinson

Ava is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultraradical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She's ready to try something new—she's even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend,...


Where I Belong

by Gwendolyn Heasley

Meet Corrinne. She's living every girl's dream in New York City—shopping sprees at Barneys, open access to the best clubs and parties, and her own horse at the country club. Her perfect life is perfectly on...


Get Real #7: Girl Reporter Gets the Skinny!

by Linda Ellerbee

Trumbull Cheerleader Loses Her Cheer!

Casey Smith is tumbling--actually, stumbling--into another story. Her best pal, Ringo, is about to make his competition debut with Trumbull's cheerleading squad, but someone's...


Get Real #8: Girl Reporter Bytes Back!

by Linda Ellerbee

Girl Reporter Tracks Hack!

Casey Smith, girl reporter extraordinaire, gets online for a hot story when an auction at Trumbull Middle School turns up a case of fraud. Someone's peddling fake goods over the...


Unclaimed Treasures

by Patricia Maclachlan

Willa does fall in love, but it isn't at all the way she dreamed it would be. And just what is extraordinary? Willa and twin brother Nicky's mother is going to have a baby-how ordinary. Their friend Horace's...


Anna Was Here

by Jane Kurtz

Ten-year-old Anna Nickel is moving from Colorado to Kansas, and she is not happy about leaving her friends behind! This is a moving, often humorous coming-of-age story about family, faith, God's love, and the...


A Little Something

by Sarah Hartt-Snowbell & June Bradford

When Sandy's daddy leaves for work in the morning, he blows Sandy a kiss. What follows is a wild adventure through the town, the countryside, the bogs and the marshes of the Land of Everywhere... to try to catch...


The Fragrant Garden

by Day's Lee & Josée Bellemare

Jade is a curious nine-year-old who likes to help out at her family's Chinese restaurant, The Fragrant Garden, after school. Though she is often allowed to help set tables or clean up, she longs to be part of...


Sky Lake Summer

by Peggy Dymond Leavey

Thirteen-year-old Jane Covington doesn't want to go to Sky Lake to visit her grandmother for the summer holidays - she wants to visit her father in the north. She soon involves herself in a mystery when she...


A Walk in the Park

by Grace Casselman

In a new town, in a new school, fourteen-year-old Terra is experiencing many of the trials and tribulations that face her peers. She isn't finding it easy to make new friends, nor leave behind her old ones....


Finding My Own Way

by Peggy Dymond Leavey

It's an exciting time for seventeen-year-old Libby as she announces to her aunt that she plans to leave Toronto in the 1950's to live alone in the empty family home in Pinkney Corners. She's determined to make...


Bitter and Sweet

by Sandra V. Feder & Kyrsten Brooker

For Hannah, moving to a new city feels bitter, but can she find the sweetness, too?

When Hannah’s family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country — it was both bitter...


Shin-chi's Canoe

by Nicola I. Campbell & Kim LaFave

Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and finalist for the Governor General's Award: Children's Illustration

This moving sequel to the award-winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two children's...


As Long as the Rivers Flow

by Larry Loyie, Constance Brissenden & Heather Holmlund

Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

In the 1800s, the education of First Nations children was taken on by various churches, in government-sponsored residential schools. Children...


Salma the Syrian Chef

by Danny Ramadan & Anna Bron

Newcomer Salma and friends cook up a heartwarming dish to cheer up Mama.

All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems...


Night Walk

by Sara O'Leary & Ellie Arscott

A child explores her neighborhood on a late-night walk with her dad, finding delight and comfort in moments of quiet and the warm windows into other people’s lives.

When a little girl can’t sleep one night,...


When Stella was Very, Very Small

by Marie-Louise Gay

In this book in the Stella and Sam series, Marie-Louise Gay has gone back in time to answer the questions often asked by the children who read and love the books.

Where does Stella get her wild ideas? How big...