Made the Grade – September 2017

PICTURE BOOKS

River, A

River, A

Grades: K-3
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In this picture book, for grades K-3, a child watches a long, meandering ri…

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Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World

Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World

Grades: 4-7
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Three emancipated foster siblings, Ava and Matt, the geniuses, and Jack, wh…

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My Beautiful Birds

My Beautiful Birds

Grades: K-3
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Young Sami and his family flee their war-torn home, leaving his beloved pig…

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Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, The

Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, The

Grades: K-5
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This humourous and creative picture book brings to life one possibility of …

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Miniature World of Marvin & James, The

Miniature World of Marvin & James, The

Grades: PreK-2
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Marvin the beetle’s best friend James—a boy—goes on vacation and Marvin not…

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Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! The

Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! The

Grades: PreK-12
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When the noisy town of La Paz elects a new mayor that bans singing because …

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Town is by the Sea

Town is by the Sea

Grades: 2-5
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Set in a Cape Breton mining town in the 1950s, this picture book tells of o…

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What to Do With a Box

What to Do With a Box

Grades: PreK-5
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This picture book, written in rhyme, demonstrates the possible creations th…

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ABORIGINAL
Canoe Kids: The Haida of Haida Gwaii

Canoe Kids: The Haida of Haida Gwaii

Grades: K-12
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This Canadian magazine-style resource has a number of illustrated short art…

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Art of Being Métis, The

Art of Being Métis, The

Grades: 4-12
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This Canadian video follows the building a birch bark canoe from selecting …

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Boreal Herbal, The: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North

Boreal Herbal, The: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North

Grades: 8-12
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This engaging, illustrated, and easy to use resource discusses the wild foo…

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Drum Story, The

Drum Story, The

Grades: 3-7
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The Drum Story is a traditional Ojibwe/Anishinaabe tale of a young girl who…

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NOVELS
419

419

Grades: 11-12
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This suspenseful Canadian novel centres on the mysterious death of Laura Cu…

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All American Boys

All American Boys

Grades: 11-12
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Quinn, a white student, witnesses a white police officer savagely beat unar…

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Blackbird Fly

Blackbird Fly

Grades: 5-8
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Apple, a 12 year old Filipina girl who moved to the U.S. with her mother af…

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Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger

Grades: 4-7
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When twelve year old Emily and her family settle in San Francisco, home to …

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Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire

Grades: 12
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This memoir recounts the events of a month when the author’s life was turne…

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Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Grades: 4-7
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This award-winning novel for grade 4-7 students follows the friendship betw…

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Don't Get Caught

Don’t Get Caught

Grades: 9-12
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This novel, for grades 9-12, is an engaging and suspenseful story about fiv…

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Dumplin'

Dumplin’

Grades: 9-12
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Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean lives in a small town with her former b…

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Grades: 11-12
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This WWII novel focuses on Mary, who volunteers for the war effort, is insu…

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Everything Everything

Everything Everything

Grades: 9-10
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Seventeen-year-old Maddie suffers from an immunodeficiency disease which tr…

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Guinea Dog

Guinea Dog

Grades: 3-6
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Fifth-grader Rufus desperately wants a dog but his father is clear that the…

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Hello, Universe

Hello, Universe

Grades: 5-8
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Virgil, a shy middle-school student, is on his way to visit his friend Kaor…

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Horizon

Horizon

Grades: 4-8
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This fast-paced adventure for grades 4-8 is about 8 young survivors of a pl…

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Look out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Look out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Grades: 3-6
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In this engaging novel, four siblings live on their own in a car on a tropi…

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Nuts to You

Nuts to You

Grades: 3-7
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When a squirrel sees a friend escape a hawk’s grasp and land in unfamiliar …

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Out of the Easy

Out of the Easy

Grades: 9-10
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Set in New Orleans in the 1950s, this novel tells the story of Jo, the daug…

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Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

Grades: 4-7
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During WWII, Tomi’s father, a Japanese-American, is falsely accused of spyi…

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Grades: 10-12
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Sixteen year old Simon has recently come to terms with being gay, but hasn’…

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5th Wave, The

5th Wave, The

Grades: 9-12
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This award-winning novel, for grades 9-12, takes place after aliens have al…

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Beginning of Everything, The

Beginning of Everything, The

Grades: 11-12
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When Ezra, high school athlete and class president, is hit by a hit-and-run…

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Bone Sparrow, The: Hope Can Set You Free

Bone Sparrow, The: Hope Can Set You Free

Grades: 5-9
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The harsh life of the inhabitants in an immigration detention centre in Aus…

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Dinner, The

Dinner, The

Grades: 11-12
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Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner to discuss their teenage sons’…

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Girl From Everywhere, The

Girl From Everywhere, The

Grades: 8-12
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This adventure novel for grades 8-12 blends fantasy, history, and a modern …

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Girl Who Drank the Moon, The

Girl Who Drank the Moon, The

Grades: 4-8
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In this modern fairy tale, mystery, magic, and self-discovery are woven thr…

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Goldfish Boy, The

Goldfish Boy, The

Grades: 4-7
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Matthew, a 12 year-old boy with OCD, spends his days in one room of his hou…

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Rest of Us Just Live Here, The

Rest of Us Just Live Here, The

Grades: 9-12
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This novel, for grades 9-12, focuses on a group of “normal” teenagers, not …

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Serpent King, The

Serpent King, The

Grades: 11-12
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This coming of age novel for grade 11-12 students follows three misfit best…

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Underground Railroad, The

Underground Railroad, The

Grades: 11-12
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Cora, a slave in Georgia, is desperate for a life outside of servitude, and…

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Wild Robot, The

Wild Robot, The

Grades: 3-5
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Roz—a robot—is stranded on a remote island and soon realizes that her only …

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Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Grades: 1-5
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Science-loving Waylon dreams of how his world could be made better through …

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We are All Made of Molecules

We are All Made of Molecules

Grades: 9-12
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Beautiful and popular Ashley’s life is turned upside down when her father r…

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Will I See?

Will I See?

Grades: 11-12
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Teenager May, while walking in the city, finds keepsakes related to the spi…

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Yours Truly

Yours Truly

Grades: 9-12
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Zoe is an average teenager until her life suddenly changes when she falls f…

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Zafir

Zafir

Grades: 6-9
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Zafir moves with his family from Dubai to war-torn Syria, and struggles to …

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