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The hangman (Good reads series)
Par Louise Penny. 2010
On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On…his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
Tales from the Isle of Spice: a collection of new Caribbean folk tales
Par Richardo Keens-Douglas. 2004
Three magical tales retold for middle readers: enter the richly magical world of Tales from the Isle of Spice and…visit a bottomless lake where an enchanted princess lives; try your luck against the sinister woman who walks in moonlight stalking souls; catch a glimpse of the mysterious boy with an angelic face whose scarred body hides beneath the waves. Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2005 Golden Oak Award. 2004.
Shipwreck (Detective Murdoch mystery.)
Par Maureen Jennings. 2010
1873, Nova Scotia. A storm has wrecked a ship on the shores of a fishing village, and people work bravely…to rescue the crew - but many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all the deaths. Some descriptions of violence. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. 2010.
Special Edward (Orca currents)
Par Eric Walters. 2009
Slacker Edward fakes a learning disability to gain a special-education designation in school. But instead of lowering his parents' expectations,…Edward ends up working harder than ever. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. Grades 5-8. 2009.
From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian…history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and courage. Grades 4-7. 2004.
Missing (Good reads)
Par Frances Itani. 2011
Northern France, World War I. Luc Caron sees three airplanes in a dogfight, with one flipping over and the pilot…falling to his death. In 1928, the Greenwoods of Canada, whose pilot son has been missing for 11 years, receive a package from England. How is the mystery of the missing pilot solved, bringing peace to Luc and to the pilot’s parents? Based on a true story. High interest, low vocabulary. 2011.
Home invasion (Good reads)
Par Joy Fielding. 2011
A noise wakes Kathy Brown from a dream where she was about to kiss Michael, her high school boyfriend, who…was much more exciting than her husband Jack is. Hearing whispers, she gets up only to feel a gun at her head - two men are in the house, forcing Kathy and her husband into a living nightmare where Kathy also faces her real feelings about her husband. The outcome surprises everyone, most of all Kathy herself. Some descriptions of violence. High interest/low vocabulary book. Winner of the 2013 Golden Oak Award. 2011.
Easy money (Good reads)
Par Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2010
The author will show you how to make your money work for you. Budgeting, saving, and getting your debt paid…off have never been so easy to understand or to do. 2010.
Par Ferguson Plain. 2003
Dakota's friends had never seen frybread before, so Dakota explains how it is made. Frybread, scone, bannock, or gullet -…there are as many ways to call it as there is to make it. 2003.
The grey man (Quick reads)
Par Andrew McNab. 2006
Kevin has spent enough quiet nights in watching TV and decides he'd like a night out. He's not talking about…a pint and a packet of peanuts down at the local. He's going to attempt to pull off a daring bank roberry single handed. Kevin is about to take a heart-thumping step into the unknown. For junior high readers. 2006.
The dying photo
Par Alan Gibbons. 2010
A strange man takes a photo of Jimmy's family. As the camera flashes, Jimmy's parents vanish. The only clue is…a picture of his mum and dad screaming. Jimmy is alone. Nobody believes him. Is he going mad? Or can Jimmy find the man who took his parents from him and get them back? This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 9+. 2010.
The nightmare card
Par Catherine Johnson. 2011
Sara and Mina have been best friends for years. So when Sara gets hold of some Tarot cards and suggests…they start telling fake fortunes Mina plays along. But soon Sara's predictions become all too accurate. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 11+. Grades K-3. 2011.
Rook (Barrington Stoke teen)
Par Anthony McGowan. 2017
When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is determined to keep it alive. Nicky doubts the…scruffy bird will make it, but then Nicky has plenty else to worry about – a school bully, his first love, and the fact that everything is about to go very, very wrong. This book is particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers with an interest age of 13+ and a reading age of 8+. Grades 2-4 and older readers. 2017.
You killed me! (Barrington Stoke teen)
Par Keith Gray. 2013
Toby is a murderer. That's what the ghost at the end of his bed tells him. Toby is taken back…in time to see the repercussions of his actions and unravel the series of events that led to the man's death. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and Interest age of 13+. 2013.
The number 7 shirt
Par Alan Gibbons. 2008
The story of a boy's journey to becoming a professional footballer. Will the advice of 5 of Manchester United's greats…help him achieve his dream? Jimmy has always dreamed of becoming a pro footballer and gets one step closer when he's invited to go for a trial for the Man U Academy! A must for football fans everywhere. Summer Reading Challenge 2015. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 9+. 2012, c2008.
Pale (Barrington Stoke teen)
Par Chris Wooding. 2015
The Lazarus Serum can bring you back from the dead - but when you come back you've changed - you're…a Pale, an outcast. It's the last thing Jed wants, but an accident changes everything and Jed's forced to discover the true cost of living forever. This is a high interest, low reading age book for reluctant readers with a reading age of 7+ and interest age of 11+. Grades 2-4 and older readers. 2015.
The magic of love (Janet Dailey's love scenes)
Par Alyssa Logan. 1997
Beth Harris knows that wishing doesn't just make things happen. As a single mother running her own business, she can't…afford to believe in dreams. But when she meets a clown whose greatest joy comes from making children smile, can he help her find the magic of love? 1997.
Heaven sent (Janet Dailey's love scenes)
Par Nina K Bette. 1997
Galen is an angel who's been sent to earth to help a lonely mortal, Nancy Edwards, find happiness. Nancy's sadness…turns out to be nothing that a little romance can't cure, and Galen even has her eye on a very eligible bachelor. But will Nancy's old heartthrob ruin Galen's plans? 1997.
The lady and the cowboy (Janet Dailey's love scenes)
Par Christine Anne Wenger. 1997
Against her father's wishes, the lonely young lady Caroline Trask returns to her family's Wyoming ranch. What she finds is…not what she expected. Can Raven, a handsome, dark-haired cowboy, help her sort things out? The two struggle to reconcile their growing love with the question of who owns the ranch. 1997.
A friend in need (Janet Dailey's love scenes)
Par Sonja Massie. 1997
Clay Davis has more money than he can use in his lonely life. Proud, independent Kelly Brandon needs money for…her son's operation. When they meet, things go wrong from the start, but will love blossom as they reconcile their warring spirits? GRADE I BRAILLE.