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Saving Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Saving Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea
read in May, 2015
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My expectations were high - and I wasn't disappointed as I loved also this third instalment in the Mr. Terupt series. What an amazing book! If I were a G7 teacher, this is the read-aloud I would start the year with. I especially appreciated how the c ...more
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Saving Crazy by Karen Hood-Caddy
Saving Crazy
by Karen Hood-Caddy (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Enjoyed discovering The Wild Place Adventure series through this book, knowing that it will just fly off our shelves once we have it in our Primary library. In addition to being a great environmental adventure, Saving Crazy is a beautiful coming of a ...more
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The Camel in the Sun by Griffin Ondaatje
The Camel in the Sun
by Griffin Ondaatje
read in May, 2015
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This beautiful tale of compassion is inspired by a Hadith and the reader cannot help but simply feel drawn to the camel and its silent suffering, right from the start of the tale. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations that match the setting and mood ...more
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For the Right to Learn by Rebecca Langston-George
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Great introduction for Upper Primary and Middle Grades readers about this brave young girl/woman who risks her life for the right to education for every girl. This picture book biography does a great job in giving young readers insights into what lif ...more
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Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson
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Absolutely hilarious, very clever, and totally unique! A book that will take readers of all ages by surprise as it is not your regular unicorn story. This collection of comic strips celebrates the unusual friendship between a nine year old human by t ...more
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Jars of Hope by Jennifer Roy
Jars of Hope
by Jennifer Roy
read in May, 2015
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Told in simple and straight forward language and accompanied by illustrations that perfectly match the mood of the narrative, this picture book biography makes a difficult topic accessible to younger readers and provides a great example of what it me ...more
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Ghosts of Shanghai by Julian Sedgwick
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What an amazing book! I was hooked from the very first sentence - what a fabulous first sentence - and couldn't put it down until the last page. A real page-turner! I had a hard time deciding on the genre because there are so many different elements ...more
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Child Soldier by Michel Chikwanine
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Another title in the CitizenKid series, to be published September 1, 2015. Based on one of the author's experiences as a child soldier in Congo and later as a refugee first in Uganda, then Canada, this story is heart-breaking and thought-provoking wh ...more
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The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella
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Beautiful title from the CitizenKid series. A great example to show children what taking action and community service might look like. The book also provides a wonderful glimpse of what life in rural Burkina Faso can look like. I also appreciated the ...more
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