Newly Evaluated Novels – August 2, 2018

If you’re looking for new novels to use in your classroom, be sure to check out 20 NEW novel evaluations that have been added to the K12 Resource Collection. These novels have been evaluated by BC classroom teachers and cover a range of grades – from 4 to 12. ERAC members be sure to sign in to see the full reviews.

Armstrong & Charlie

Armstrong & Charlie

Grades: 7-9
Supplier: Not Available

In 1970s U.S., with school segregation still rampant, Armstrong and Charlie…

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Diamond Grill

Diamond Grill

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

This semi-fictional biography of Fred Wah’s life in Saskatchewan and Nelson…

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Disappearing boy, The

Disappearing Boy, The

Grades: 6-8
Supplier: Not Available

Thirteen-year-old Neil must deal with incredibly complex family relationshi…

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Exact Location of Home, The

Exact Location of Home, The

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

Eighth-grade student Zig’s life is complicated: his parents are divorced, h…

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Exit West

Exit West

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Nadia and Saeed, two students who are just beginning a relationship, are ca…

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Findings Wonders: Three girls Who Changed Science

Findings Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

The stories of three women scientists from the 16th-18th centuries—astronom…

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Forever, or a Long, Long Time

Forever, or a Long, Long Time

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

Eleven-year-old Flora and her brother Julian were abandoned by their mother…

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Forgetting, The

Forgetting, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

In the city of Canaan chaos occurs every twelve years when everyone loses t…

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Hear and Foretell

Hear and Foretell

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

This collection of poetry by a Canadian First Nations author deals with his…

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Heaviness of Things that Float, The

Heaviness of Things that Float, The

Grades: 11-12
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Bernadette Perkal, a nurse who has worked for forty years in a First Nation…

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Inquisitor's Tale, The: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Inquisitor’s Tale, The: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Grades: 7-9
Supplier: Not Available

Three very different children – William an oblate, Jacob a Jewish boy, and …

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Life We Bury, The

Life We Bury, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

College student Joe Talvert must write the autobiography of a person who li…

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Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

In the1990s, Elena Richardson and her family live in a designed “progressiv…

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Lost in September

Lost in September

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Former soldier Jimmy Blanchard suffers from PTSD and has breaks from realit…

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Magician's Elephant, The

Magician’s Elephant, The

Grades: 5-12
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In historical Baltese, when orphan Peter spends his food money on a fortune…

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Natural History of Dragons, A

Natural History of Dragons, A

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Lady Isabella reflects on her life beginning when she is young, loves natur…

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Outrun the Moon

Outrun the Moon

Grades: 8-10
Supplier: Not Available

Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong, a Chinese-American girl living in San Francisc…

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Side Tracked

Side Tracked

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

Grade seven student Joseph lives with ADD and anticipatory anxiety coupled …

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Teenager Jojo, son of a white father and a black mother, is a dedicated bro…

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Snicker of Magic, A

Snicker of Magic, A

Grades: 5-8
Supplier: Not Available

Felicity Pickle and her sister Frannie Jo have lived in many towns across t…

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