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Children's Fiction Chapter Books

Libby On Strike

by (author) Robert Rayner

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2008
Chapter Books
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Aug 2014
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 4
  • Reading age: 6 to 10


Libby Meek is busy -- too busy. Between art class and youth group, skiing and piano lessons, Libby discovers that she no longer has time to just play. When her parents ignore Libby's demands for more free time, she decides to go on strike to prove her point. Along the way, both Libby and her parents discover the importance of balancing work and play.

[Fry Reading Level - 3.9


About the author

A former elementary school principal, school district consultant, teacher and journalist, in England, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick, Robert Rayner now spends his time writing and teaching music. He is the author of three adult novels, nine young adult novels, and three teen novels. His stories have been shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Children’s Literature Prize and (four times) for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, and five of them have been included in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre annual ‘Best Books’ list. He lives on the Magaguadavic River in St. George, New Brunswick.

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Editorial Reviews

"The story line is laid out in a manner that is easily followed, and what there is of plot tension is resolved at the end. Vocabulary level is consistent across the 14 chapters. I would suggest that the content of this book will appeal to younger readers in the age range and primarily to girls. It might serve well as a read-aloud."


CM Magazine - Volume 15, Number 10

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