He won the Governor General's Literary Award for poetry in 2002 for Surrender. The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds 15 Classics That 8- to 12-Year-Olds Say Are Worth Reading Today The Most Exciting Middle Grade & Chapter Books Hitting Shelves in 2021 Popular Topics Books Boys Love Books Girls Love Action & Adventure Grounded by her exasperated mother, Rosalind runs away to Toronto and is confronted by an old enemy from Summerwood. But when Shelly's mom dies, she stops helping the ghosts and starts hoarding them, as she waits for her mother's ghost to arrive. The second instalment of the Dragons in a Bag book series for middle-grade readers follows the fantasy adventures of young Jaxon and his life with dragons. Canada 150: Ten Amazing Children's Books. Deborah Ellis on what she would be if she wasn't a writer. From the publisher: “In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in … When you can read it: Containment is now available. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Released: Oct. 2, 2018 . Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Even though Natt knows that there's a war going on, he's still frustrated that his family treats him like a child. The first, Summerwood, begins as 12-year-old Rosalind travels to Toronto to spend the summer with her teenage sister Julie and their grandfather, the author of a famous children's fantasy series. The Grey Sisters is for readers aged 12 and up. She is a poet, teacher and writer for children and young adults. But when the Russians move into his small town of Zastavna and local authorities start to round up deportees bound for Siberia, Natt witnesses and experiences harsh events that force him to grow up faster than he'd like. Books Set in Canada Showing 1-30 of 803 The Call of the Wild by. Academic Eldon Yellowhorn again works with author Kathy Lowinger to continue an examination of the lasting impact of settler culture on the Indigenous community. In particular, the first book in a series should be about this length, with room to expand as the series continues. The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster is a middle-grade novel by prolific author Cary Fagan. 154 books — 88 voters Anne and Friends. https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/middle-grade-paperback-monthly Her Cross Ups series was inspired by her video game-loving students. It looks at historical events to reflect an underrepresented Indigenous perspective of our collective past and how to move on in the present and future. 100 young adult books that make you proud to be Canadian. Break in Case of Emergency follows Toby Goodman, a teen whose father left their small town before she was born and whose mother dies by suicide when she's a young girl. Most have province-wide examinations in numeracy and literacy at select grade levels and then some have core-subject tests for high school graduation. In The Justice Project by Michael Betcherman, a snowboarding accident leaves high school football champion Matt Barnes permanently disabled. When you can read it: Clear Skies is now available. His friends at school assume that because he's Chinese, he's good at math and science. Abandoned by her mother at a young age, Lucky lives with her grandparents. Her books, including Hiding Edith and Masters of Silence, explore the lives of young Jewish people who lived during the Second World War. She is the author of several YA novels, including Violet Eyes and Silver Eyes. 5 must-read middle grade books due out this fall. Based in Vancouver, Dan Bar-el is a children's author and educator whose books include Audrey (cow) and Not Your Typical Dragon. In The Grey Sisters by Jo Treggiari, two best friends, D and Spider, deal with the aftermath of a plane crash by heading back to the crash site to find out what really happened. But when the new boy in town challenges Arno's love of science, he realizes that sometimes dreams don't always come true. Set during the First World War in Canada, the narrative traces Rilla's development from a self-obsessed fifteen-year-old girl to a mature and brave nineteen-year-old. Currently, the publishing house is seeking titles in non-fiction, early chapter books, middle-grade fiction, and picture books. We Three by Markus Harwood-Jones is a YA romance novel about three teenage girls at summer camp. Two of her books, What World Is Left and Hate Mail, both won the Quebec Writers' Federation Award for children's and young adult literature. May we all dream of one day being accepted to the boarding school of our dreams. The teens all come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities. My Story Starts Here is for readers aged 12 and up. In 2014, he received the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, which recognizes children's authors for their entire body of work. Odette finds herself caught up in a mystery about the town, one that might lead her to find riches and a place to belong at last. Peacock is the author of several children's books, including the popular Boy Sherlock Holmes series and the Dylan Maple adventure series. Former prison guard Kenzie and her friends escaped Sanctuary (barely). Paperback $7.99. It's the summer of 1961 and for young Arno, it's a time of scientific wonder and discovery. Sara Cassidy's middle-grade novel Nevers is set in 1799 France. He is also the author of the novel Natural Order. Jaden has been invited to New York City to test out a new version of the game Cross Ups. Read more: 26 best Canadian books for big kids Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Read an excerpt and see the cover of Brian Francis's first YA novel Break in Case of Emergency. Rosalind has not recovered from her trip to Summerwood and is getting into trouble at school. His other young adult books include Breakaway and Face-Off. She has written more than 10 books geared young readers. In 1941 Europe, tensions are high. box-sets and bundles for your students. Yellowhorn is an academic and author from the Peigan Indian Reserve (Piikani Nation). Delilah is learning about DJing from her brother's friend and life is pretty good and pretty normal. After a conversation with an old aunt, Chanda embarks on a journey to an ancestral village where she learns more about herself and her African heritage. When You Ask Me Where I'm Going by Jasmin Kaur is a mix of poetry, prose and artwork. Sara Cassidy is a journalist, editor and author living in Victoria. Treaties, reconciliation and Indigenous history in Canada. In Ontario, students are assessed by the province in mathematics, reading and writing at grades 3 and 6; in mathematics at grade 9, and literacy at grade 10. Florence is the author of the YA novels The Missing, He Who Dreams, Rez Runaway and One Night, the picture books Missing Nimama and Stolen Words and the nonfiction book Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools. Safe Harbour is a YA novel that looks at homelessness through the eyes of a teenager. 7 Middle-Grade Chapter Books I'm Loving, Summer 2018 | Imagination Soup says: at Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty HISTORICAL FANTASY Set in the time of early American settlers, this is a beautiful story of love about a night-spirit still connected to the powerful wood magic of her ancestors. So, if you think your book is entertaining enough to grab their attention, check their submission guidelines on this page. A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying is the first middle-grade book from bestselling YA author Kelley Armstrong. Mills is a writer based in Vancouver. Eric Walters is a Canadian author of YA novels and picture books and a recipient of the Order of Canada. Showing: All middle grade books alpha by author ... Set in 1978 in Newfoundland, Canada, this middle-grade novel weaves together a family history and a curse. Her approach to writing has drawn comparisons to Canadian poet Rupi Kaur and American writer Elizabeth Acevedo. What the Eagle Sees is for readers aged 11 and up. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Rather than tell the truth, Jon pretends it's true. Anything shorter than that would lean towards junior fiction, while books that are too long will turn kids off. 9. Sign me up for news about Children’s Books . Jack's mom is having difficulty accepting him for who he is — and complicating matters is Jack's newfound feelings for Benjamin, the new student in town. One Boy's War by Lynne Huggins-Cooper - Sixteen-year-old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. Please make a selection. Luiken is an Edmonton-based science fiction and speculative fiction writer. Slavia Miki and Roy Miki's Peggy is a fun story about one charming guinea pig. When a middle-school student learns his older brother has run away from home, he becomes sad and depressed. Vancouver-based Kaur is an illustrator, spoken word artist and author. Along with his friends —  like Major Puff the puffin, Handsome the musk ox and Boo the caribou — Duane learns that life is always an adventure. Twins Rowan and Rhydd are born into a royal family with their futures set for them: Rowan will be Queen and Rhydd will be the Royal Monster Hunter. Duane is a polar bear who is looking for somewhere to belong. The Stone Rainbow by Liane Shaw is about a teenager named Jack Pedersen. 5) Middle Grade characters don’t overthink. The Very, Very Far North is a middle-grade novel set in the Arctic. Comments are welcome while open. Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Shaw's other YA books include Caterpillars Can't Swim, Fostergirls, The Color of Silence and Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell. Lix is a YA fantasy writer based in Alberta. Why Cary Fagan has a love-hate relationship with words. Containment is the second book in Caryn Lix's Sanctuary series. Read 52 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Read full book review > CHILDREN'S. Broken Strings is for readers aged 10-14. edited by Wayne Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson. She's also the author of the Cainsville and Otherworld series. Add to Bag. Edgar's experiencing night terrors, and when he decides to do something about them, he realizes they might not all be just in his head. Thirteen-year-old Gwen's life has been a difficult one. When he's put in charge of taking care of baby dragons, he discovers that one is missing. Demon is the third book in Shane Peacock's The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim series. 3.88 avg rating — 346,820 ratings. A Boy is Not a Bird is a middle-grade novel set during the Second World War. Their stay takes a turn when Julie disappears and Rosalind discovers the dark truth behind the mythical land their grandfather wrote about in his books. Together, they discover family secrets and lies as they race against time to realize their true destiny. After Jack came out as gay to his mother, his life has never been the same. Monique Polak has published 12 novels for young adults. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. But what will happen when he's asked to prove it? You must have a goodreads account to vote. Best Books for Middle Grade Readers. What the Eagle Sees is a follow-up to 2017's Turtle Island. Please try again later. A young teen named Odette and her mother Anneline are on the run after a string of misadventures. Betcherman is a Toronto-based author and screenwriter. Zhang is an award-winning animator and illustrator of children's books. Break in Case of Emergency is for readers aged 14 and up. He worked with B.C.-based illustrator Kelly Pousette to make The Very, Very Far North. Musariri is a poet, screenwriter and children's author based in Zimbabwe. Colleen Nelson is a YA author based in Winnipeg. Brian Francis is a writer and columnist for The Next Chapter on CBC Radio. Edeet Ravel is an novelist born in Israel and raised in Montreal. When you can read it: A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying is now available. Add to Bag. A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying is for readers aged 10-14. Feral by Nicole Luiken is about a teenager named Chloe, who has one big worry: that she won't live up to her lupine legacy — a child with werewolf heritage — to become a werewolf herself. Their stories share similar situations — loss of parenting, dislocation, poverty, truancy, addiction, discrimination —  and explores the effects of youth crime, the aftermath and how society treats these individuals. The Taste of Rain is a YA novel set in China in 1945. The Ghost Collector is her first book. When this secret gets out, Delilah's world changes forever. When Kenzie intercepts a radio signal, she knows what they have to do next: turn themselves in and destroy the spaceship. This middle grade book does an excellent job of putting the reader in August’s shoes and showing what it’s like to be the person who is always stared at, or avoided, or whispered about. Containment is for readers aged 14 and up. 1. Gwen was enrolled at a boarding school in Chefoo when the Japanese Imperial Army invaded her country. Canada 150: Books for Our Littlest Readers and the "Big People" Who Read With Them Canada 150: Sweet, Silly, Serious- We've Got It All! These award-winning books of historical fiction for middle-grade readers are all excellent stories. The Stone Rainbow is for readers aged 13 and up. Reviewed: Aug. 1, 2018. At first, it seems as though Ams and Sydney hate each other, but it turns out the opposite is true. This was the biggest change I had to make when switching to writing middle grade, and the most challenging. 40 Things I Want to Tell You by Alice Kuipers And it’s not just kids who do these things–it’s adults as well. Some of its recent titles are ‘My Canada’, ‘You Are Never Alone’ and ‘Camp Average’. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Yellowhorn explores the mythology and folklore of his Indigenous ancestors and in how the past informs the present in his books. This event sets Jaxon off on an adventure to find his best friend's sister, Kavita, who just might be the dragon thief. For nearly two and a half years, Gwen, along with more than 140 other children, has been living in an internment camp in northern China and is forced to do hard labour. Shane Peacock on the high-wire act of writing. Browse through over 3000+ collections. The worst writing advice Eric Walters ever received. It's a look at what it means to be alive and willing to fight for rights in the world. During World War II, 10-year-old Norah and her brother are sent away from their parents in England to navigate a new life in Canada, in this touching historical account. Armstrong is best known for her Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising series. After a fateful incident, Jack must come to terms with who he is and what he stands for. 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