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Blue Spruce (JK-Grade 2)

  1. Busy Beaver by Nicholas Oldland
  2. Don’t Laugh at Giraffe by Rebecca Bender
  3. Ella May and the Wishing Stone by Cary Fagan, Geneviève Côté
  4. Here Comes Hortense! by Heather Hartt-Sussman, Georgia Graham
  5. JoJo the Giant by Jane Barclay, Esperança Melo
  6. Kate and Pippin by Martin Springett, Isobel Springett
  7. Larf by Ashley Spires
  8. Really and Truly by Émilie Rivard, Anne-Claire Delisle
  9. Splinters by Kevin Sylvester
  10. You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim

Silver Birch Express (Grades 3-4)

  1. Ankylosaur Attack: Tales of Prehistoric Life by Daniel Loxton, Jim W. W. Smith
  2. Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus by Mike Deas
  3. Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World’s Greatest Escape Artist by Janice Weaver, Chris Lane
  4.  In The Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up by Monica Kulling, David Parkins
  5. I Owe You One by Natalie Hyde
  6. Loon by Susan Vande Griek, Karen Reczuch
  7. Margaret and the Moth Tree by Brit Trogen & Kari Trogen
  8. Matatu by Eric Walter, Eva Campbell
  9. The Paper House by Lois Peterson
  10. Who Needs a Swamp? by Karen Patkau 

Silver Birch Fiction (Grades 5-6)

  1. Cat Found by Ingrid Lee
  2. The Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan Munday
  3. Dragon Seer’s Gift by Janet McNaughton
  4. The Grave Robber’s Apprentice by Allan Stratton
  5. Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
  6. The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
  7. Missing by Becky Citra
  8. Neil Flambé and the Crusader’s Curse by Kevin Sylvester
  9. Sinking Deeper Or My Heroic Decision to Invent a Sea Monster by Steve Vernon
  10. A Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland

Silver Birch Non-Fiction (Grades 3-6)

  1. 50 Underwear Questions: A Bare-All History by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Ross Kinnaird
  2. Case Files: 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science by Larry Verstraete
  3. Duped! True Stories of the World’s Best Swindlers by Andreas Schroeder, Remy Simard
  4. Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont by Etta Kaner, Stephen MacEachern
  5. Explorers Who Made it … or died trying by Frieda Wishinsky, Bill Dickson
  6. No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw
  7. Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar by Wendy Kitts
  8. The Shadows that Rush Past by Rachel A. Qitsualik, Emily Fiegenschuh/ Larry MacDougall
  9. Shannen and the Dream for a School by Janet Wilson
  10. To Hope and Back: The Journey of the St. Louis by Kathy Kacer

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