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Dial M for Morna

Dial M for Morna

The Dead Kid Detective Agency #2
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The anticipated second volume in Munday’s Silver Birch-nominated series

October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back. The holiday season has descended upon the town of Sticksville like an eggnog rainstorm, but October has no time for candy canes or mistletoe. She’s busy dealing with an oddly pleasant new history teacher, her living friends’ new roles as high-school radio DJs, and two (!) new mysteries that need solving before the new year. October and her ghost friends are hot on …

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The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden

The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden

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A new novel in the award-winning Travis Keating/Prinny Murphy series.

Sigrid Sugden is a Shrike, a member of one of the toughest group of girls in school. They are experts at blackmail, extortion and bullying their terrorized classmates.

But one day, the Shrikes go too far. Sigrid realizes that their favourite victim, Prinny Murphy, is in real danger. She makes a decision that will save Prinny from danger but will turn the Shrikes anger and bullying against the former friend who betrayed them to …

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The Madman of Piney Woods

The Madman of Piney Woods

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Acclaimed Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning Elijah of Buxton.

Hailed as a modern-day Mark Twain, Christopher Paul Curtis introduces two clever, funny, brave, utterly authentic kids. Benji and Red are boys young readers will want to run around in the woods with, play pranks on, and entrust with their deepest secrets.

Set in Buxton, Ontario, a settlement of runaway slaves, forty years after the events of Elijah of Buxton, the sto …

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Me and Mr. Bell

Me and Mr. Bell

A Novel
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Alexander Graham Bell, Baddeck’s most illustrious resident, and one of the world’s greatest inventors, is also famous for the greatness of his compassion. It’s 1908, and ten-year-old Eddie MacDonald shares the friendly inventor’s passion for solving problems and for taking long walks in the fields above Bras d’Or Lake. But whereas Bell is renowned by many for being the smartest man in the world, Eddie is just a local farm boy who struggles to learn to read and write. After a few chance …

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Red Wolf

Red Wolf

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Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2014 — Silver Medal
Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Awards — Shortlisted
MYRCA Award 2016 — Shortlisted
Chosen for the Toronto Public Library's 2015 Great Reads for Kids collection

“With Red Wolf, Jennifer Dance has come howling out of the wilderness … and I'm deeply impressed.” — Joseph Boyden, Giller Prize–winning author

Life is changing for Canada’s Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory.

In the lat …

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September 17

September 17

A Novel
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In July 1940, a British government-sponsored program called Children's Overseas Reception Board — or CORB — was set up to send children from Britain to Canada and other Commonwealth countries, in order to rescue them from the bombings of British cities. The City of Benares was a luxury liner that was recruited in September 1940 to transport 90 of these children to Canada, along with the ship's regular passenger complement.

A convoy of ships including the The City of Benares set off from Live …

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Striker

Striker

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Thirteen-year-old Cody is aching to get back onto the pitch. Last year he had a tumor removed from his leg. Though it's a struggle, Cody tries out for the Lions and makes the team as a "super sub" -- one of eleven players who jokingly named themselves that because they're never allowed to play. Secretly Cody is relieved, since he hasn't told anyone on the team that he had cancer.

But then there's a shakeup in team management and suddenly Cody and the super subs are the only players left. Cody ha …

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50 Body Questions

50 Body Questions

A Book That Spills Its Guts
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Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen—YOU!

Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our bodies are masterful machines of intricate design that perform amazing feats daily.

The fifth book in Annick’s successful 50 Questions series guides readers through the details of how our bodies function, from the miracles of genetics, to immune cells shaped like sea monsters.

With her engaging, lucid style, Lloyd Kyi incorporates recent scientific research to explain our body’s …

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