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Author Jacqueline Guest takes us on a wild ride on the Great Eastern during its voyage to lay the first trans-Atlantic cable between England and Newfoundland in Ghost Messages. Ailish is a thirteen year old Irish fortune teller who stows away on the ship to retrieve her family's fortune from a thief. During her adventure she not only learns about...
Check out http://www.amazon.ca/Missing-Moonstone-Wollstonecraft-Detective-Agency/dp/038575440X   and imagine Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer as a young girl on what would be her 200th birthday! Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford is a novel that pairs Ada Lovelace and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) as young girls.  Along with a young Charles Dickens, they solve mysteries from criminals too...
About the Book... Our school invited author Wesley King to speak to the Grade 7 and 8 students and he was funny, approachable, and humble.  All the kids were engaged and mesmerized by the author of The Vindico and his story of aging super villains that recruit teenagers to take their place in the future.  So when we were deciding...
About the Book... Neil Flambe and the Aztec Abduction by Kevin Sylvester was our next selection.  A complete 360 from The Breadwinner; I suppose the girls wanted a bit of a light read for once!  The Aztec Abduction is the second book in the Neil Flambe series, the first of which (Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders) won the Silver...
Crossing to Freedom is a story of courage and determination told from the eyes of a child who escapes slavery using the underground railroad. He has to leave his grandfather behind in order to survive and search for his father. This book is a great tool for teaching about the Underground Railroad or Black History Month.  My daughter's Grade 7 teacher used...
In Ghosts of the Titanic, Kevin is an eleven year old boy who doesn't feel like he's living up to his Dad's expectation of being a soccer star. His teachers think he jokes around too much, but he's trying to turn over a new leaf. His obsession with the Titanic combined with a family mystery pulls him to the edge...
Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters is the first in the Seven Series and nominated for The Red Maple Award in the 2014 Forest of Reading.  I first heard about this series from Wesley King when he graciously Skyped with our Bookworm Bookclub in September about his latest novel.  Given my amount of book browsing and buying, it...
This stand alone sequel to Anna Kerz's The Mealworm Diaries continues the story of Aaron Waite, a different boy, who is about to meet his father eight years after his Mother's death when he was just a baby.  Better than Weird brings us along Aaron's journey. Aaron desperately wants to be 'normal' and fit in so his dad will like him...
About the Book... After the holiday season, we tackled our first Silver Birch book, The Glory Wind by Valerie Sherrard.  The book reminded me of The Bridge to Terabithia even though I only saw the movie and never read the book.  The typical story of a cautious boy who becomes enthralled by a girl full of life (aren't they all?) who moves into the small...
In The Gargoyle Overhead, Garoth and Ambergine are separated and trying to find each other once again.  This sequel to The Gargoyle in my Backyard tells readers about Garoth's previous life. Set in Toronto, there are many references to landmarks that local readers enjoy identifying. Not much character development, particularly around The Collector and why he is so mean and selfish. The idea...

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