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BC Summer Reading Club 2019

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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....

  • The riddlemaster
    Author:
    Crossley-Holland, Kevin
    Summary:

    Anouk, Ben and Cara dream of a fabulous treasure buried on the golden island across the harbor. A mysterious and grizzled old man offers them passage on his boat, but only if they can solve seven vexing riddles. If they succeed, a...

  • Author:
    Rose, Simon
    Summary:

    Eric is sent to spend the summer with Septimus Trinket, the father he barely knows, in the remote village of Middle Wogglehole, where strange things happen, and soon he and his friend Jessica must battle evil in an unfamiliar world.

  • Through the Elephant's Door
    Author:
    De Blois, Hélène, Down, Christian
    Summary:

    It's a rainy day so the boy and his elephant, Émile, decide the perfect way to pass their time is with a trip to the museum. Their problems start before they even walk through the doors. First, what door does an elephant fit...

  • Tree musketeers
    Author:
    Charles, Norma M.
    Summary:

    Ten-year-old Jeanie Leclare has just moved to the West Coast from Saskatchewan. She's desperately lonely and longs for a new friend. When the girl sitting in front of her at school seems friendly, she feels a little better. Then an...

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