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Project Superhero

Project Superhero

by E. Paul Zehr
illustrated by Kris Pearn
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Project Superhero

by E. Paul Zehr
illustrated by Kris Pearn
Wereduck

Wereduck

by Dave Atkinson
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Wereduck

by Dave Atkinson
Twist of the Blade

Twist of the Blade

by Edward Willett
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Twist of the Blade

by Edward Willett
No Place for Kids

No Place for Kids

by Alison Lohans
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No Place for Kids

by Alison Lohans
Prairie Pictures

Prairie Pictures

by Shirlee Matheson
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Prairie Pictures

by Shirlee Matheson

A Hole in My Heart

by Rie Charles

Bone, Fog, Ash & Star

by Catherine Egan

The Cat At The Wall

by Deborah Ellis

Finding Ruby Starling

by Karen Rivers
Forcing the Ace

Forcing the Ace

by Erin Thomas
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Forcing the Ace

by Erin Thomas
Off Pointe

Off Pointe

by Leanne Lieberman
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Off Pointe

by Leanne Lieberman

The Swallow: A Ghost Story

by Charis Cotter
A Simple Case of Angels

A Simple Case of Angels

by Caroline Adderson
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A Simple Case of Angels

by Caroline Adderson

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins

by Britt Wilson
Hate Mail

Hate Mail

by Monique Polak
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Hate Mail

by Monique Polak
Honeycomb

Honeycomb

by Patricia McCowan
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Honeycomb

by Patricia McCowan
Jake and the Giant Hand

Jake and the Giant Hand

by Philippa Dowding
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Jake and the Giant Hand

by Philippa Dowding

A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius

by Stacey Matson

Homecoming

by Dakers

The Sound of Thunder

by J Torres
illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
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The Sound of Thunder

by J Torres
illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
This Week's Lists
How We Lead

How We Lead

Canada in a Century of Change
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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The Massey Murder

The Massey Murder

A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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The Longer I'm Prime Minister

The Longer I'm Prime Minister

Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Fugitive Horizons

Fugitive Horizons

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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The Whisper of Legends

The Whisper of Legends

An Inspector Green Mystery
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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A Pretty Sight

A Pretty Sight

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Great Characters in CanLit

Great Characters in CanLit

[September 30, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

Some characters never leave us, they are so compelling, lovable, complex, and well written. Here are some great ones in …

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On Our Radar

On Our Radar

[September 29, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

New books by Fionncara MacEoin, Ian Weir, Chris Tougas, Patricia McCowan, and Malka Marom.

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Chelsea Rooney: Books on Sexuality and Gender

[September 25, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

The author of Pedal revisits books that helped clarify her point of view. 

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The Lion and the Bird

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Creative Thinking and Collaboration

[September 23, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

September is about change, new routines, working things out and learning to work together with friends and schoolmates. …

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Middle-Grade Mojo, by Jeff Norton

Middle-Grade Mojo, by Jeff Norton

[September 22, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

Jeff Norton on why middle-grade reading is so much fun—and so important.

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Thresh, Thrum, Crush, Blert, [sic], Croak, Swim, Leak

[September 22, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Yes. Kate Hargreaves, author of Leak, on monosyllabic poetry collections. 

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Project Superhero

E. Paul Zehr: Why We Need Superheroes

[September 18, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Exploring the reality of superheroes can actually enhance the lives of us ordinary mortals. 

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Michelle Berry's Red Letter Day

Michelle Berry's Red Letter Day

[September 17, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

Today it's Michelle Berry's Red Letter Day, where she gets to do anything and everything she wants, including buying gre …

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Shelf Talkers for September

Shelf Talkers for September

[September 16, 2014] | By [Rob Wiersema]

Books about magic, new frontiers in sex, resistance, forgetful elephants, and environmental devastation.

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Mark Sampson: Lives Abroad

[September 15, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Expatriate writing has always been a big part of Canada’s literature. Here are seven titles that take you, literally, …

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