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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Deaf sixth-grader Macy expects disaster when she is sent to help her elderly neighbor Iris, who doesn’t know sign language, pack for a move to an assisted-living home. To her surprise, Iris soon becomes a firm friend who helps Macy face her own upcoming move, into the home of her mother’s soon-to-be…

By Shari Green

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Missing Mike

From the acclaimed author of Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, a timely middle-grade story about the devastation of wildfires and the resilience of the human spirit

By Shari Green

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Moon at Nine

In 1988 Tehran, teenaged girls Farrin and Sadira are sentenced to death for homosexuality. Farrin prays that her wealthy family will be able to save them before it is too late. Based on a true story.

By Deborah Ellis

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Music for Tigers

Kadarusman’s award-nominated Tasmanian conservation story with four starred reviews, now in a quality paperback edition

By Michelle Kadarusman

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My Beautiful Birds

Now in paperback, a compassionate, hopeful New York Times Notable portrait of a young refugee from celebrated author-illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo.

By Suzanne Del Rizzo

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My Puppy Patch

From the author and illustrator of Our New Kittens, an empowering story for young children about training a new puppy

By Theo Heras & Alice Carter

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Mystery at the Biltmore

From the award-winning author of The Umbrella House comes a mystery with twists, turns, and suspects galore. Will Elodie LaRue, the daughter of globe-trotting art crime investigators, be able to prove she has what it takes to solve a crime?

By Colleen Nelson & Peggy Collins

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Jane is really getting into her high school history project: a report on Lady Jane Grey, who was briefly queen England. But when Jane finds a mysterious 16th-century prayer book, she finds herself really, really getting into her project -into the Tower of London in 1553 where the other Jane is await…

By Sue MacLeod

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Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That

Nat the Cat can sleep in, under, or sprawled across anything. But can he sleep through the antics of the world’s most energetic kitten? A rhyming bedtime book for the very young.

By Victoria Allenby & Tara Anderson

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Next Round

Arthur Biyarslanov fled war in Chechnya as a child, ultimately coming to Canada as a refugee. Thriving on the challenge and discipline of sport, he won gold for Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Olympic Games, and a few months later qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Written from extensive intervi…

By John Spray

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Nix Minus One

Quiet, out of shape, and bold only around his neighbour’s neglected dog, Nix Humbolt is the polar opposite of his vibrant sister Roxy. But he’d do anything for her, even help her hide her late-night partying from their parents. And when Roxy goes too far, Nix’s feels like it’s his life that’s spir…

By Jill MacLean

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No More Plastic

A young girl takes action against ocean pollution in a timely story with unique plastic-waste diorama art from award-winning author-illustrator Alma Fullerton.

By Alma Fullerton & Alma Fullerton

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No Shelter Here

The world of homeless, free ranging, mistreated and exploited dogs; the challenges they face, and the individuals who dedicate their lives to helping dogs. Enhanced with photos, informational sidebars, and inspiring news stories.

By Rob Laidlaw

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Not Friends

Giraffe and Bird are not friends. After all, they fight all the time. But when they go their separate ways and a scary storm strikes, they both realize they might be better off together—even if they are still not friends. Not at all.

By Rebecca Bender & Rebecca Bender

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Nutcracker Night

Discover the sights, sounds, and magic of a night at the ballet that will prepare even the youngest of children for their first theatrical experience.

By Mireille Messier & Gabrielle Grimard

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On the Line

Jackson doubts that he can be a great hockey player like the rest of his family, but his confidence soars when he organizes an equipment drive to collect hockey gear for his teammates so they can all participate in a local tournament

By Kari-Lynn Winters & Scot Ritchie

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Once Upon a Line

A family discovers a trunk of old paintings by Uncle George, each drawn from a single line using an enchanted pen. Wallace Edwards explores storytelling through a single line that grows into a new image and story on each page, inspiring readers to finish the simple stories or come up with their own….

By Wallace Edwards & Wallace Edwards

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One Step at a Time

Vietnamese-born Tuyet has escaped her war-torn homeland and found a loving family in Canada.Tuyet dreams of running and playing with her adopted siblings, but she suffers from clubfoot and her leg has been weakened by polio. Can she face her fear of hospitals and the traumatic memories they awaken i…

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Our New Kittens

A sweet, empowering story for young children about two brothers welcoming and caring for their new kittens

By Theo Heras & Alice Carter

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Out of the Valley of Horses

From the award-winning author of Nim’s Island and Dragonfly Song, a gripping novel about a family’s will to endure, mystical horses, and the beauty of self-sufficiency and restoration.

By Wendy Orr

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Outside, You Notice

A lyrical nonfiction celebration of the outdoors pairing childlike observation with facts about the natural world

By Erin Alladin & Andrea Blinick

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