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Beneath Raven Moon

Crow Cottage Publishing


There are as many Creation stories as there are First Nations on Turtle Island. The story of a Great Flood is known to indigenous people in every corner of the world. But what about the Moon? Who made her? What was her intended purpose?

Beneath Raven Moon is an enchanting tale of the creation of Grandmother Moon and of the first time she wove her spell on a young, unsuspecting couple.

The story unfolds in the territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw people – now also known as British Columbia’s Inside Passage – where Raven and Eagle join together in good-natured conspiracy to foster a heart-warming romance.

Follow the magical vision of Métis author David Bouchard and Kwakwaka’wakw artist Andy Everson to learn why Raven found it necessary to bless us with the heavenly sphere that guides we two-leggeds and illuminates our night sky.

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Canada’s award-winning author David Bouchard is Métis. The author of over fifty bestselling books, his If You’re Not From the Prairie is on Maclean’s list of the top 20 children’s books in the history of Canada. David was a teacher and a principle for many years before turning to writing.

“I grew up in a white, Catholic society knowing nothing of my Métis roots. Recently a force has drawn me (pushed is perhaps more telling) to explore my own Native bloodlines. This journey, the ideas, the contacts and the passion are all inspired by my grandmother, my teacher, my Nokum!”

 
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Laurel's Quest

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Cornwall Adventures


Have you ever wondered how you would handle it if your mom was terminally ill? What if you were sent to stay with people you didn't even know in another country because your father was at the hospital all the time? Laurel is faced with both of these realities, what she really wants is a miracle. She wants her mom to be cured of cancer. Join Laurel as she pursues her quest amidst the magic of the Cornish countryside. She is aided by her new friends Coll, Gort, and Aisling and helped along in her quest by the creatures of legend and myth. Vear Du, the Selkie, Gwin Scawen, the Cornish Piskie, Belerion the fire salamander, Morgawr the flying sea serpent who does Vear Du a favour, and Cormoran, the last giant of Cornwall. They must battle the odds in the form of bullies and confusing clues. Will they emerge victorious? Will Laurel have the courage to solve the riddle and fulfill her quest a reality?

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Laurel’s Quest is full of beautiful images: of the strange fairy folk, the Lady of the Lake, crystal horses and the labyrinth inside the Tor of Avalon. The touching sentiment of faith, hope, kindness and secrets revealed, reinforces the truth: there is magic in friendship.

 
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The Salt Box

BWL Publishing Inc.


A pristine planet is about to undergo a terrible change. Hepitia, the Star Goddess, watches a spaceship careen out of control through her galaxy. Embroiled in an old quarrel with her goddess sisters, Hepitia allows the ship to crash land on a green and silver planet, knowing it will unleash chaos where Arianhod and Ulyia rule. Augustus carries the last of his species in the spacecraft. They crash on a forested hill the natives consider a god-place. Before long Augustus finds the planet is unlike anything he’s ever experienced. Megaliths stand silent in the forest. Strange beings flit in and out of their vision. There are strange water-filled portals to the goddesses’ Otherworld. When a young man of the planet and a daughter of Augustus’ people disappear, the two species come together to search for their lost ones. When they locate Ruulf and Isabeaux, what will they find? Who will live and who will die?

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Fantastic adventure - Beautifully written and highly imaginative. Mythical characters with goddesses and the meeting of two species.

 
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In the Buff

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


After a big fight with his wife, Rupert's grandfather, known to everyone as Gump, packs up and moves into Gentle Breezes Nudist Community for Active Seniors.

Thirteen-year-old Rupert is sent in to talk some sense into him. While he's there, Rupert accidentally lets Gump's dog, Wayne, escape. Gump is frantic. Wayne is blind and tends to panic. Rupert and his grandfather set out to search the woods, and soon they are lost too. Aside from an apron, Gump is butt naked, and without his phone, Rupert feels naked too.

The only way they are going to get out of this mess is by working together.

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"Very funny. Rupert is a great narrator, and Grant gives him great comic timing…He and Gump make a wonderful 'fish out of water' partnership, endowed with both humour and affection. This novel is a pleasure for readers of any age or level."

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"Grant's fast-paced, hilarious story is filled with nudity-related jokes, puns, and asides…large print, short chapters, and mostly simple sentences also add to the book's appeal, especially for younger or reluctant readers…A very enjoyable read."

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Vicki Grant is the award-winning author of sixteen books for teens. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.vickigrant.com.

 
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Gabel hat Glück

Baumhaus


Gabel liebt Löffels Ideen. Aus Kartoffelpüree und Möhren kann man ja auch wunderbare Sachen machen. Doch bald herrscht ein wildes Durcheinander und alle haben sich völlig bekleckert. Auweia. Da hilft nur eins: Ab in die Spülmaschine, wo die Freunde ein großes Abenteuer erwartet! Dabei traut sich Gabel sogar etwas, was sie noch nie zuvor gemacht hat. Ob das wirklich gut geht?

Ein bezauberndes Bilderbuch, das Messer, Gabel und Löffel lebendig werden lässt!

 
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On Cue

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


Randi wants to be an actress and is excited about practicing her craft in drama class. So she is devastated to learn the program has been cut. When her friends put together a successful proposal to have drama class taught as an extracurricular activity, Randi is thrilled. Until the reality sinks in. Extracurriculars are scheduled after school, and after school Randi is expected to take care of her special-needs brother. Can Randi find a way to make it all work out?

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“Written in a fast-paced style that has the plot constantly progressing due to the action and characters. The straightforward vocabulary makes the book accessible to a wide range of students, but the text is not so simple that it becomes noticeable...any youth could find something to relate to in this book, and the addition of a character with autism creates a unique element to appeal to even more people. A great book for struggling readers. Will appeal to a wide range of readers with varying abilities...a good text to introduce students to the concept of empathy. Recommended.”

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"Well-presented and believable on every level."

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"Features compelling characters and realistic dialogue."

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"Watson's high-low offering is a sensitive look at one sibling's struggle with and sacrifice for her brother...Toby is a well-rounded character...quite satisfying."

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Cristy Watson teaches elementary and middle school. She loves hiking in the mountains and walking along the beach, two things she is able to do easily where she lives in Surrey, British Columbia. For more information, visit cristywatsonauthor.wordpress.com.

 
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Getting the Brush Off

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Limelights


Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Sydney Hart was kicked out of the prestigious Burke Academy when her mother could no longer afford the tuition. She lost a promising future in the arts, as well as her best friend, who didn't want to be seen with an art-academy reject. But now, without Burke's rigid structure, Sydney has found her true passion in performance painting and is busking on Halifax's boardwalk to earn enough money to go to art camp. After the police shut her down, Sydney learns her old school is hosting a "brush-off" speed-painting contest with a cash prize. Entering would mean facing her painful past, not to mention her former friend, who's also competing.

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"When I grab an Orca title, I expect a few things: fast pace, interesting storyline, clear writing, good message, and an overall quick read. Getting the Brush Off delivers on all these, and I look forward to adding it to my school library's collection. Highly Recommended."

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Joyce creates a protagonist that you care about and that eases some disappointment. The message comes through loud and clear that one must challenge expectations and be true to one's own dreams and goals even in the face of outside pressure to do otherwise. Getting the Brush Off would be a solid addition to any library collection in need of high-interest low-vocabulary selections.

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"A feel-good story with a tidy, happy ending."

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Mere Joyce writes short stories as well as novels and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario. As both a writer and a librarian, she understands the importance of reading and the impact the right story can have on young minds. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her family. For more information, visit www.merejoyce.com.

 
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Während meine Seele tanzte

tredition


Das wär's, denkt sich die sechszehn jährige Katy. Einfach ein stinknormales Leben führen!

Jedoch ist das nicht so einfach, wenn man Mutismus hat und deshalb nicht sprechen kann. Ein Umzug in die amerikanische Stadt ihrer Träume und ihre erste Liebe helfen Katy, die größte Hürde ihres Lebens zu überwinden und als ganz normaler Teenager die Welt zu entdecken…

Ein mitreißender Liebesroman über zwei Teenager, die gemeinsam die Sonnen- und Schattenseiten des Lebens entdecken.

für Leserinnen und Leser ab dreizehn Jahren

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Jannika Lehmann wurde 2005 in Südbayern geboren und schrieb schon immer leidenschaftlich gerne. Nun hat sie ihren ersten eigenen Roman verfasst, für den sie auch im Urlaub am Meer bei dreißig Grad vor dem Laptop saß. Sie liebt das Fotografieren, das Reisen und besonders alles, was mit den Schreiben und Büchern zu tun hat. Weitere Informationen über Jannika Lehmann befinden sich auf ihrem Instagram Account (@jannika_lehmann).

 
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Pop Quiz

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Limelights


Fifteen-year-old Aiden is a minor cast member on a long-running high school "dramedy" with a low budget and a loyal following. Aiden and his friends are excited that they're being promoted to lead roles for the upcoming tenth season of Pop Quiz. But then they learn the show is being canceled. According to the producers, no one even watches TV anymore, with kids preferring the antics of YouTube stars. With the help of some former cast members and a group of hardcore fans, Aiden and his friends attempt to create a movie special to wrap up the storylines and give the series the send-off it deserves.

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"The story is fast-paced and hard to put down…Pop Quiz is an appealing, hopeful story of community and the performing arts. Recommended. "

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Tom Ryan was born and raised in Inverness, Cape Breton. After high school, he studied English at Mount Allison University and then moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he studied film production. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his husband and their dog, Wheeler. For more information, visit www.tomryanauthor.com.

 
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Corona the Monster

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Join Angela and her first grade class as they learn about the coronavirus and how to stay safe. Angela takes her class on an imaginary trip, where she encounters scary coronavirus monsters—and, with the help of her mother, finds a way to fight them.

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P.Y. Serurubele is a mother and has a deep love for children. She has been working with children for quite some time and this lights her world up.

 
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