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Gossamer

Author: Lois Lowry Where do dreams come from? What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgotten fears? Drawing on her rich imagination, two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores...

The Year of Billy Miller

Author: Kevin Henkes A Newbery Honor book for early Elementary that warmly celebrates school experiences and family love through the character of Biller Miller. Here’s some things you should know about him: He’s worried about 2nd grade. He thinks bats are...

I, Emma Freke

Author: Elizabeth Atkinson Emma wishes her mother would have said her name out loud before she named her, because Emma Freke, pronounced “freak,” certainly feels like one. She doesn’t look like anyone in her family, and at twelve years old, is almost...

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Author: Julie Hunt Loved this book! You go girl! Find it on the Grab and Go shelves near the front door of the Commons. The fantastic story of a young girl who must run for her life because she has brought bad luck to her village. Classic adventure-fantasy by an...

My Life as an Alphabet

Author: Barry Jonsberg HONOUR BOOK: CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2014 This isn’t just about me. It’s also about the other people in my life – my mother, my father, my dead sister Sky, my penpal Denille, Rich Uncle Brian, Earth-Pig Fish and...

The Thickety: A Path Begins

Author: J. A. White If you love love love the Wildwood Chronicles, you’re going to love the first instalment of The Thickety I predict! Book 2: The Whispering Trees is on it’s way. I “bags it” first! Here’s what Goodreads has to...