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BC Summer Reading Club 2019

  • On the Playground Our First Talk About Prejudice
    Author:
    Roberts, Dr. Jillian, Roberts, Dr. Jillian
    Summary:

    On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice focuses on introducing children to the complex topic of prejudice. Crafted around a narrative between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book will help children...

  • Peace dancer
    Author:
    Budd, Robert, Vickers, Roy Henry
    Summary:

    The children of the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla love to play at being hunters, eager for their turn to join the grown-ups. But when they capture and mistreat a crow, the Chief of the Heavens, angered at their disrespect, brings down a...

  • Author:
    Rubenstein, Dan, Dyson, Nancy
    Summary:

    This young reader novel about the Underground Railroad begins when Rebecca, a twelve-year-old slave in South Carolina, hears that Grower Brown plans to sell her father to another grower. Unwilling to accept the idea of slavery any...

  • Rainbow shoes
    Author:
    Stone, Tiffany
    Summary:

    Humorous poems for children about colourful clothing, shoes, and even hair.

  • Rescuing Einstein's compass
    Author:
    Oppenheim, Shulamith Levey
    Summary:

    One day, a boy named Theo is called into the living room by his parents to meet "the most famous man alive." When Theo and Professor Einstein go out for a sail on Theo's small boat, the Professor unexpectedly loses his compass overboard...

  • Sand
    Author:
    Armstrong, Luanne
    Summary:

    Sand is the story of a young girl, Willy Cameron, her horse named Sand, and her involvement with therapeutic riding. The novel begins when Willy is involved in a serious car accident and is paralyzed from the waist down. After the...

  • Shake-awakes : wake-up calls for grown-up use only
    Author:
    Heidbreder, Robert
    Summary:

    Kids still not up? Still sound asleep? Snoozing rug-bugs in a heap. Time to do whatever it takes. Read aloud from SHAKE-AWAKES! Slimy, stinky, stuffed with dread- these poems will scare kids out of bed! But, hey, kids, there are poems...

  • Shu-Li and the magic pear tree
    Author:
    Yee, Paul
    Summary:

    When Shu-Li's school is threatened with closure, she and her friends find unexpected help from a magic pear tree in the back yard of an intriguing neighbour.

  • Sous la lune de Corbeau Album jeunesse - autochtone
    Author:
    Bouchard, David, Everson, Andy, Youngblood, Mary
    Summary:

    Corbeau est le faiseur de tours. Corbeau est le créateur. Corbeau est le transformateur. Corbeau peut être tout et partout. Mais n'oublions jamais que Corbeau est aussi... le marieur.Cette nuit-là, alors que grand-père Soleil se...

  • Taan's moons : a Haida moon story
    Author:
    Gear, Alison
    Summary:

    Taan's moons is an art-based picture book developed by Alison Gear, Kiki van der Heiden, and the student artists of Haida Gwaii. In Haida language taan refers to the bear, and the Haida people have a unique way of recording time...

  • The amazing Crafty Cat
    Author:
    Harper, Charise Mericle
    Summary:

    Sometimes school can be scary and even embarrassing, but not today. Today is Birdie's birthday, and everything will be perfect! Birdie's panda-riffic cupcakes are beautiful, and there's one for everyone. She will be the star of the...

  • The canoe he called Loo Taas
    Author:
    Reid-Stevens, Amanda
    Summary:

    The Canoe He Called Loo Taas celebrates the true story of a 50-foot, community-carved canoe made from a single cedar tree, which was designed and carved by Amanda Steven's late father, Bill Reid. Loo Taas, pronounced, loo toss, are the...

  • The eco diary of Kiran Singer
    Author:
    Alderson, Sue Ann
    Summary:

    Introduces children to the urgent concerns of saving the earth, by starting with a child's eye view of one cherished part of it. Musical poems convey not only the sights and sounds of a nature preserve, but its textures and seasons, its...

  • The girl and the wolf
    Author:
    Vermette, Katherena
    Summary:

    "A young girl becomes lost in the woods after wandering too far away from her mother. Scared because she is lost, she encounters a large wolf who reminds her of her own ability to survive and find her mother again."

  • The graveyard hounds
    Author:
    Hughes, Vi
    Summary:

    When the dogs in town lose their barks, Mike and Annie set out to solve the mystery. With the scary secrets and clues they uncover from the past, can they stop the deadly curse of the graveyard hounds?

  • The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain : The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder
    Author:
    Hrdlitschka, Shelley, Schidlo, Rae, Sharp, Linda
    Summary:

    Coola and Grinder are two adult grizzly bears living at the "peak of Vancouver" on Grouse Mountain. For the past eighteen years they have been among the mountain's biggest attractions. People from all over the world flock to see these...

  • The journey forward : a novella[s] on reconciliation
    Author:
    Van Camp, Richard, Gray Smith, Monique, Gear, Alison
    Summary:

    "From award-winning authors Richard Van Camp and Monique Gray Smith come two honest and memorable middle-grade novellas on residential schools and reconciliation. The novellas will be bound together in a 'flip-book' format, which offers...

  • The king's shilling
    Author:
    Starr, David
    Summary:

    "This novel for young readers or young adults is about Duncan Scott, who is also the protagonist in David Starr's earlier novel, The Nor'Wester. In this new novel, set in 1810, Duncan returns to England to search for his sister, and...

  • The Magic Boat
    Author:
    Pearson, Kit, Farris, Katherine, Gould, Heather
    Summary:

    Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. They swim and build sandcastles, and while Nonna reads, Ellie watches the other children play. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own...

  • Author:
    Einarson, Earl
    Summary:

    This is an endearing story of a young Aboriginal foster child who is given a special gift by his foster mother. Her gift of warmth and thoughtfulness helps her young foster children by encouraging self-esteem, acceptance and love....

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