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    Jacques, Brian
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    Continuing their adventures through space and time, Ben and his faithful dog, Ned, find themselves in the Mediterranean region in 1703, befriended by a troupe of traveling entertainers and relentlessly pursued by ruthless Barbary slave traders.

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    Spafford-Fitz, Karen
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    Highlighting girls' volleyball, a sport which has overtaken girls' basketball in popularity, Volleyball Vibe shows how engagement in sports can boost self-esteem, confidence, and foster responsibility and teamwork. The main character, Ria, is a teen girl living in Edmonton, Alberta, whose obsession with beauty and fashion leads her mother to insist that she either get a job or join a team sport. At an age when too many girls stop competing athletically, Ria discovers her own capabilities as well as the rewards of challenging herself and connecting with others on a team.

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    Walker, Dan
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    Zoya DeLarose se réveille dans un bateau volant grinçant au beau milieu de la nuit. Elle n'a aucune idée des raisons pour lesquelles elle a été clandestinement enlevée ni de la façon dont sa vie est sur le point de changer à jamais… Dans les nuages, Zoya découvre un monde de tempêtes de météorites, de combats à l'épée, de raids de minuit, d'îles flottantes, de trésors perdus depuis longtemps et, le plus surprenant, un monde d'amitié, d'honneur et de confiance. Mais, avec l'ennemi le plus mortel qui se rapproche, Zoya trouvera-t-elle la force de planer, ou dégringolera-t-elle des cieux sans personne pour ralentir sa chute? Bienvenue à bord, bienvenue dans le monde des voleurs de ciel….

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    Russell, Virginia
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    Winner of the Canadian Children's Book Centre Choice: Best Books for Kids & Teens Dave gets more excitement than he bargained for on his summer holidays to British Columbia's Gulf Islands while visiting his grandparents. He meets THAA, WEN, an elderly member of the Saanich Native Band and Rick, a new friend from Mayne Island. Together they discover an old Native campsite and THAA, WEN tells stories of the raiding parties that swept down the west coast long before the first white man arrived. Adventure begins when Dave is caught up in a search for the truth about what happened long ago at the ancient site.

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    Le Guin, Ursula K.
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    Young Memer takes on a pivotal role in freeing her war-torn homeland from its oppressive captors.

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    Hartt-Snowbell, Sarah
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    New Year’s 1955 is coming up fast, and eleven-year-old Vivian is determined to buy a snazzy new diary. The diary is soon put to good use, as Vivian must untangle the web of problems in her life, including a stolen keepsake of her grandfathers and her constantly arguing parents. Does her grandfather suspect her when he realizes one of his greatest treasures is missing? Does her father really mean it when he says hes leaving? Compelled to do everything in her power to keep her family together, Vivian, a natural trouble-magnet and her own worst enemy, must work through these humongous problems.

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    Baldacchino, Christine
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    In this thoughtful story about understanding and acceptance, Violet’s natural introversion and feelings of social anxiety are normalized when she and her father reach a solution together.

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    Duprey Stehlik, Tania, Vuleta Jovanovic, Vanja
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    When Violet's father comes to pick her up at school, one of her classmates asks: How come your Dad is blue and you're not? Violet comes to appreciate the beauty of being different.

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    Jocelyn, Marthe, Scrimger, Richard
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    When Wylder Wallace spills his lunch on Addy Crowe at ComicFest then discovers that her uncle is a steampunk comic artist, Wylder embarks on a series of adventures with Addy involving the loss of her pet rat and the unfolding of a comic book story.

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    Henighan, Tom
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    Short-listed for the 2007 Ottawa Book Award for Fiction When 17-year-old Rigg and his friend Ari hang a marauding wolf in the wilds of medieval Greenland, they get much more than they bargained for: a hint of werewolves, glimpses of human sacrifice to the old Norse gods, and an encounter with a resourceful native girl that changes their lives forever. This adventure brings Rigg and Ari into conflict with Rigg’s grandfather, Erik the Red, the ruler of the Greenland Norse colony, and with his daughter, Freydis, skilled in black magic. Rigg must fight a mysterious warrior known only as Death Watcher and lead a dangerous expedition to rescue his father, Leif Eriksson. Based on history and Viking beliefs and customs, Viking Terror is a striking tale of conflict between young and old, pagan and Christian, Norse settlers and Greenland natives. The skill and courage of Rigg and Ari are pitted against strong and wily adversaries, with the survival of the new Norse colony in Greenland at stake.

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    Henighan, Tom
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    Fifteen-year-old Rigg, son of Leif Eriksson, loves mystery and adventure. In the early eleventh century, he finds both of these in abundance when his father sails away and leaves him behind in Vinland, the Vikings' precarious foothold on the wild Newfoundland coast. Soon, Rigg makes an amazing discovery. The Vikings aren't alone in this alien land. But who inhabits it with them? Demons, giants, or another human tribe – one that equals the Norse invaders in skill and bravery?

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    Goldemberg, Silvana
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    After losing her parents, 14-year-old Victoria and her young twin brothers move in with their aunt. But shortly afterward, her aunt’s boyfriend attempts to assault her, and she runs away and learns to survive on the dangerous streets of Paraná, Argentina. Encountering a world of street kids, gangs and drug dealers, Victoria overcomes deprivation and great hardship. With the help of newly found friends and her single-minded determination to survive, she carves out a new life for herself and her little brothers.

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    Perro, Bryan, Milette, Étienne
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    Victor VIe est un pigeon voyageur hors de l'ordinaire. Son remarquable sens de l'orientation ainsi que son tempérament de meneur seront rudement épourvés lors de la toute première course des pigeons de Pierre Van Aker. L'avenir du jeune entraîneur se joue sur la victoire de ses oiseaux, sans quoi le garçon n'aura pas les ressources nécessaires pour entretenir le colombier hériter de son père. Heureusement, Victor VIe peut compter sur une escouade du tonnerre avec Sim le Fouineur, Hubert Dodu, Valérie Colombe et Rachel la Rouquine qui, dans l'aventure, perdront certainement quelques plumes !

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    Horvath, Polly
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    Ten-year-old Rupert, from a very large, very poor family, accidently becomes part of an eccentric rich family's life beginning at Christmas, and soon sees that wealth is not everything.

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    Cannon, Janell
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    A young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.

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    Hunter, Erin
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    After losing one of his nine lives, ThunderClan's leader, Bramblestar, became intent on rooting out and exiling cats he claims are traitors to the warrior code. But some cats know the truth: this isn't the real Bramblestar, and their leader's true spirit is desperate to return to its rightful place before the rising tension among the five Clans erupts into outright war.

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    Martin, Laura
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    Fans of the Percy Jackson series and John David Anderson will love this sequel to the acclaimed novel Float, in which inconveniently invisible Hank must find a way to save Camp Outlier from a saboteur--and win the camp-wide challenge.Hank, Emerson, and their friends have returned to Camp Outlier for another summer of fun and shenanigans. Hank won't let his RISK (Recurring Incident of the Strange Kind) factor of inconvenient invisibility stop him from having the best summer ever, even when it starts mysteriously turning people and objects around him invisible too. But between his invisibility and an internet celebrity joining their cabin, camp clown Hank is struggling to maintain his spotlight.Hank knows that if he can win the camp-wide challenge for his team, all eyes will be back on him (or, at least, on where everyone thinks the invisible kid is standing). But as the finish line approaches, it becomes clear that someone is trying to sabotage Camp Outlier--and Hank's pursuit of camp-wide glory puts him in serious danger.Laura Martin's books are the perfect blend of humor and heart, starring deeply relatable characters and highlighting classic middle grade themes in engaging, creative ways.

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    Spafford-Fitz, Karen
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    Fourteen-year-old Simone is having trouble making friends at her new school when her leadership studies class is paired with kindergarten students to mentor throughout the school year. To her surprise, Simone enjoys the Kinderbuddy Project, and she develops a special friendship with her Kinderbuddy, Lily. But as the bond between Simone and her Kinderbuddy grows, she realizes that a crisis is looming in Lily's family. Simone calls upon Aaron, the reluctant heartthrob of the class, for help, and they become key witnesses to events neither of them could have predicted.

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    Surrisi, C. M.
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    In the months after Quinnie Boyd cracked the mystery of her missing teacher, she expected life in her small Maine town to snap back to normal. But two writers from New York City have arrived in Maiden Rock, and there's something not quite right about them. Sure, Ceil and Edgar are pale. And they dress in all black. And they don't go near the sunlight. But could they really be vampires' To find out, Quinnie turns to Dominic-a new kid in town who's an expert on everything geeky. Together, they'll risk their necks to find an answer ...

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    Somper, Justin
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    Connor Tempest may only be fourteen, but he's taken to the life of a pirate like a duck to water. But his loyalties are divided between his shipmates and his sister. Grace Tempest isn't finding the pirate life so appealing. She cannot shake the feeling that all is not well on the vampirate ship she left behind. Dare she try to return to it? Sidorio may have been expelled from the vampirate ship but his dark deeds are just beginning.

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