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Books from Atlantic Canada for Young Readers

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A collection of regional books for Young Adults, and those who love reading YA. Submarines, spies, murder, mystery, family dramas, ghosts and history!
Children of the Titanic

Children of the Titanic

edition:Paperback

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic departed Southampton, England, on its first voyage across the Atlantic, carrying 2,240 passengers, 109 of them children. Introducing young readers to the ship that couldn’t sink, Children of the Titanic follows three children—Beth Cook, age six, travelling third class; Charlotte Murphy, age eight, second class; and John Crosby, age eleven, first class. We meet them as they board and get settled in their rooms in different parts of the vessel, witness their expe …

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Pier 21 Listen to My Story

Pier 21 Listen to My Story

edition:Paperback

Discover some of the most important moments of Canada's history by getting to know the children and their families who arrived at Halifax's Pier 21. From countries as far away as Estonia, Italy, and the Ukraine (just to name a few), these immigrants all travelled through the "gateway to freedom" to call Canada home.

"Guest child" Jamie from Scotland and Jewish orphan Mariette were both sent to Canada as children to escape the same war. Heili's Estonian family boarded the Walnut to sail away fro …

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Oak Island Revenge

Oak Island Revenge

A Jonah Morgan Mystery
edition:Paperback
tagged : law & crime

Jonah is fourteen and lives on the Western Shore of Nova Scotia in 1958. He and his best friend, Beaz, have figured out a way to get to the forbidden Oak Island to seek treasure. They find a gold locket down one of the treasure shafts and can’t believe their luck—until they realize that the locket is not pirate’s booty but possibly evidence in a current murder investigation, one which Jonah already knows more about than he can handle. Beaz is in danger from his abusive mother if she finds …

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Blood Brothers in Louisbourg

Blood Brothers in Louisbourg

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Written in English by an established author of Acadian descent, Blood Brothers in Louisbourg is the fictional account of two brothers who are unaware of each other’s existence – one from France, the other a Mi’kmaq – both the sons of an officer in the French artillery. One mother is a wife home in France, the other a Mi’kmaw woman who lived near Louisbourg, the French fortress on Île Royale. In the novel, both brothers come to Louisbourg in 1744 – one brother trying to identify his …

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Trapper Boy

Trapper Boy

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Set in a 1920s coal-mining town, Trapper Boy is the story of 13-year-old JW Donaldson, a good student with a bright future. JW’s parents face difficult decisions to try to make ends meet. One such decision will have a previously unimagined impact on the young man’s life.

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Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House

Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Ten-year-old Chloe Sutton arrives on Prince Edward Island from her home in Ontario after the tragic loss of her parents in a car accident. Her Aunt Laverne (Larry) is a doctor and her only relative able to take her in. Chloe isn't sure what to make of her aunt's big old house on the red cliff overlooking the Northumberland Strait, or the skinny, red-haired and heavily freckled boy who wants to be her friend. Her first night in her new home, Chloe is tormented by the loss of her mother and father …

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Outlaw in India

Outlaw in India

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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In Outlaw in India, the fifth volume in the best-selling Submarine Outlaw series, Alfred and his crew of Seaweed the seagull and Hollie the dog begin their exploration of India with a piece of bad luck when they surface behind a frigate and bring the wrath of the Indian navy down upon them. After a near fatal encounter off Kochi, Alfred befriends a ten-year-old homeless and illiterate but highly intelligent boy, and is given the chance to explore the changing face of India through the eyes of on …

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Time Flies When You're Chasing Spies

Time Flies When You're Chasing Spies

A Halifax Mystery
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Andrew's mother, Marion, works for Epsom Electronics, a security company that makes high-tech spy gear to keep world leaders safe. When she goes missing on the eve of a G8 summit in Halifax, Andrew and his father work desperately to find her. Luckily, Andrew and his best friend, both thirteen, are no strangers to danger, and they follow Andrew's instincts-which run directly counter to the instructions his father gave him. When the two friends are nearly caught in a huge explosion at Citadel Hill …

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