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2018 Silver Birch Fiction Award Nominees

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Cammie Takes Flight

Cammie Takes Flight

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Eleven-year-old Cammie Turple grew up with more obstacles than most. Visually impaired and abandoned by her parents, she was raised by her tenacious, bootlegging aunt in rural Tanner, Nova Scotia. After Cammie and her best friend, Evelyn Merry, destroy the local moonshine still, forcing Evelyn's abusive, alcoholic father to sober up but nearly killing Evelyn in the process, Cammie convinces her aunt to send her to the Halifax School for the Blind.

The anticipated follow-up to Flying with a Broke …

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Clutch

Clutch

edition:Paperback
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It's 1946. A poor Jewish neighbourhood in Montreal where a few dollars equal a fortune, and no matter where you go, you'll find the best home cooking anywhere on earth. It's also a million miles away from the posh mansions on the other side of town. But a 12-year-old boy can hope.

Just across town something incredible is happening. Jackie Robinson is playing for the Montreal Royals. And he's going to change the world. If Jackie can do it, then so too can a poor Jewish kid from The Plateau.

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The Doll's Eye

The Doll's Eye

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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A beautiful and haunting middle-grade tale for independent readers from the author ofThe Inn Between.
All Hadley wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be—back when she didn’t have to share her mother with her stepfather and stepbrother. Back when she wasn't forced to live in a musty, decomposing house. Back when she had a life in the city with her friends.

As Hadley whiles away what’s left of her summer, exploring the nearby woods and splitting her time between her strang …

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Griffin of Darkwood, The

Griffin of Darkwood, The

edition:Paperback

Will Poppy has always been fascinated with writing - he thinks there's something almost? magical about it. But when his mother passes away, Will finds himself stuck living with his awful aunt, unable to write a single word (despite the fact that two Muses will not leave him alone), and handed a mysterious package which includes an old picture of his grandparents and a piece of cloth with the words The Griffin of Darkwood" on it.

When his aunt decides to move both of them to a small village, Will …

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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Winner of the 2018 ALA Schneider Family Middle School Books Award. Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to injury, what is Macy's final sixth grade assignment? A genealogy project. Well, she'll put it off - just like those wedding centerpieces she's supposed to be maki …

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Restart

Restart

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

#1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this new stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever seen him before.

Chase's memory just went out the window.

Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.

He knows he's Chase. But who is Cha …

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The Nameless City: The Stone Heart

The Nameless City: The Stone Heart

The Nameless City
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : fantasy

The Stone Heartis the second book in the Nameless City trilogy from Faith Erin Hicks.

Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City: deep conflicts within the Dao nation are making it impossible to find a political solution for the disputed territory of the City itself.

To complicate things further, Kaidu is fairly certain he's stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders …

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5 Giraffes

5 Giraffes

by Anne Innis Dagg
introduction by Rob Laidlaw
edition:Hardcover
tagged : giraffes, zoos, mammals

Winner of the 2016 Lane Anderson Award for the best Canadian science writing - children's category

The latest in the 5 Animals series, with an introduction by Rob Laidlaw, 5 Giraffes profiles five unique giraffes from both captivity and the wild

Accompanying the five giraffe profiles is information on their diet, social life, and chapters on some of their more unique aspects, like the giraffe's unusual body.

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