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The Barren Grounds

Posted on: January 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm, in

The Barren Grounds By David A. Robertson   Morgan is a thirteen-year-old foster kid who was taken away from her mother when she was only three. She has lived with many different families, none of whom have ever made her feel truly at home.  By the time she moves in with Katie and James, she […]

Songs for the End of the World

Posted on: January 21, 2021 at 11:18 am, in

Songs for the End of the World By Saleema Nawaz If I had to guess, I’d say that most people are a bit tired of hearing about the pandemic and dearly wish they could be thinking about other things.  Yet there is something cathartic about reading a novel about a pandemic during a pandemic.  Frankly, […]

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Posted on: January 15, 2021 at 1:35 pm, in

Mars Patel By Sheela Chari Eleven-year-old Mars Patel is constantly being sent to detention at H.G. Wells Middle School.  He is famous for pulling pranks and generally being disruptive.  Mars is regarded as the leader of his gang of friends, all of whom have their own quirks.  Caddie can sense other people’s thoughts and feelings.  […]


Posted on: January 11, 2021 at 10:35 am, in

by Kim Thuy Vi by Kim Thúy is this year’s choice for One eRead Canada, a national eBook reading event which runs from January 1 – 31st. The title character Vi, the youngest of four children and the only girl, narrates this moving story of a Vietnamese family over several decades of the 20th century. […]

Witches of Brooklyn

Posted on: January 6, 2021 at 12:01 pm, in

 Witches of BrooklynBy Sophie Escabasse When 11-year old Effie’s mother dies, she moves in with her two strange aunts who live together in a Brooklyn brownstone. Montreal-based author illustrator Sophie Escabasse delivers vivid images for this feelgood story. In the middle of one of her first nights staying there, Effie’s favourite singer and idol, Tilly […]