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2017 Forest of Reading Award Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Forest of Reading Awards. For more information about these awards, visit http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/Forest_of_Reading/Individual_Trees.aspx#Evergreen
The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—an …

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The Biggest Poutine in the World

The Biggest Poutine in the World

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

Thomas would do anything to make his mother come back.

On his fifth birthday, Thomas’s mother left, and he hasn’t seen her since. The last thing he remembers is her making a delicious dish of poutine for his birthday. Into the concoction of French fries, gravy and melted cheese curds, she stuck five green candles for him to blow out.

On the day of this twelfth birthday, Thomas comes up with the idea of setting a Guinness world record for the biggest poutine in the world. Maybe then, his mothe …

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OCDaniel

OCDaniel

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

EDGAR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MYSTERY
BANK STREET BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
SILVER BIRCH AWARD WINNER

“Complex and satisfying. Written from Daniel’s point of view, this perceptive first-person narrative is sometimes painful, sometimes amusing, and always rewarding.” —Booklist (starred review)

From the author of Incredible Space Raiders from Space! comes a brand-new coming-of-age story about a boy whose life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder—until he gets a myster …

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Haunted Canada 6

Haunted Canada 6

More Terrifying True Stories
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

The sixth book in the bestselling Series of hauntingly true Canadian stories - back, and scarier than ever!

For his brand-new story collection, author Joel A. Sutherland has scoured the country for more creepy and chilling tales. Get underneath the covers, because between these book covers are stories about . . .

? a supernatural sea hag that haunts Dobbin's Gardens marsh on Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

? a used book from a Barrie, Ontario book shop that conjures up a ghostly figure tha …

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Shooter

Shooter

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About Kevin

A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with them--could anything be worse?
There's Alice: an introverted writer, trapped in the role of big sister to her older autistic brother, Noah.
Isabelle: the popular, high-ach …

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Child Soldier

Child Soldier

When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
edition:Hardcover

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged by a teacher to share what happened to him in order to raise awareness about child soldiers around the world, and this book is part of that effort. To …

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Fifteen Lanes

Fifteen Lanes

edition:Hardcover

Noor has lived all of her fourteen years in the fifteen lanes of Mumbai’s red light district. Born into a brothel, she is destined for the same fate as her mother: a desperate life trapped in the city’s sex trade. She must act soon to have any chance of escaping this grim future.
Across the sprawling city, fifteen-year-old Grace enjoys a life of privilege. Her father, the CEO of one of India’s largest international banks, has brought his family to Mumbai where they live in unparalleled lu …

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