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Best of the Year 2005

Audio-visual Resources / CD-ROM Resources / Fiction K-Grade 6 / Fiction Grades 7-12 / French Resources / Internet Resources /
Nonfiction Preschool-Grade 6 / Nonfication Grades 7-12 /
Professional Resources

Picture Books 

ALDA, Arlene. The Book of ZZZs. Tundra Books, 2005. (10:5)

ALDANA, Patricia (Ed.). Under the Spell of the Moon: Art for Children from the World’s Great Illustrators. Forward by Katherine Paterson. Groundwood Books, 2004. (10:3)

ARSENAULT, Elaine. Doggie in the Window. Illustrated by Fanny. Groundwood Books, 2003. (10:3)

ATWOOD, Margaret. Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda. Illustrated by Dušan Petricic . Key Porter Kids, 2004. (10:4)

AZORE, Barbara. Wanda and the Wild Hair. Illustrated by Georgia Graham. Tundra Books, 2005. (10:4)

BASE, Graeme. Jungle Drums. Doubleday Canada, 2004. (10:3)

Best Friends. (Poko Series).Based on the animated series created by Jeff Rosen. Lobster Press, 2005. (11:2)

BONDER, Dianna. Eleven Lazy Llamas. Walrus Books/ Whitecap Books, 2004. (11:1)

BREWER, Elizabeth, (Adapted by Philip Dinn & Andy Jones). Peg Bearskin: A Traditional Newfoundland Tale. Illustrated by Elly Cohen. Gaspereau Press, 2003. (10:5)

BUSHEY, Jeanne. Orphans in the Sky (Northern Lights Books for Children Series). Illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka. Red Deer Press, 2004. (10:4)

CAMPBELL, Nicola I. Shi-shi-etko. Illustrated by Kim LaFave. Groundwood Books, 2005. (11:2)

CARLING, Amelia Lau. Sawdust Carpets. Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre, 2005. (10:5)

COAKLEY, Lena. Mrs. Goodhearth and the Gargoyle. Illustrated by Wendy Bailey. Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:2)

COX, Kenyon. Mixed Beasts; Or A Miscellany of Rare and Fantastic Creatures Compiled by Professor Julius Duckworth O’Hare, Esq. Illustrated by Wallace Edwards. Kids Can Press, 2005. (11:2)

CUMMING, Peter. Out On The Ice In The Middle Of The Bay. Illustrated By Alice Priestly. Annick Press, 2004. (10:3)

ELLIOTT, George. The Boy Who Loved Bananas. Illustrated by Andrej Kystoforski. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

FARMER, Bonnie. ABC Letters in the Library. Illustrated by Chum McLeod. Lobster Press, 2004. (10:4)

FITCH, Sheree and Laura Watson. Peek-a-Little-Boo. Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:2)

GILMAN, Phoebe. The Balloon Tree. Scholastic Canada, 1984, 2004. (10:3)

GILMAN, Phoebe. Jillian Jiggs to the Rescue. Scholastic Canada, 1994, 2005. (10:5)

GILMAN, Phoebe. Little Blue Ben. Scholastic. Canada, 1986, 2005. (10:5)

GUITERREZ, Elisa. Picturescape.  Simply Read Books, Inc., 2005.(11:2)

HACKING, Norm. When Cats Go Wrong. Illustrated by Cynthia Nugent. Raincoast Books, 2004. (10:3)

HARRIS, Dorothy Joan. A Very Unusual Dog.  Illustrated by Kim LaFave. Scholastic Canada, 2004. (10:3)

HARVEY, Sarah. Puppies On Board. Illustrated by Rose Cowles. Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:2)

HELMER, Marilyn. One Splendid Tree. Illustrated by Dianne Eastman. Kids Can Press, 2005. (11:1)

How does Poko feel? (Poko Series). Based on the animated series created by Jeff Rosen. Lobster Press, 2005. (11:2)

JACOBSON, Rick. The Mona Lisa Caper. Illustrated by Laura Fernandez & Rick Jacobson. Tundra Books, 2005. (11:1)

JEFFREY, Sean. Franklin's Big Search-and-Solve Flap Book. Illustrated by Sean Jeffrey, Jelena Sisic and Shelley Southern. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

JOCELYN, Marthe. ABC x 3. Illustrated by Tom Slaughter. Tundra Books, 2005. (11:1)

JOCELYN, Marthe. Over Under. Illustrated by Tom Slaughter. Tundra Books, 2005. (10:4)

JOHNSON, E. Pauline. The Lost Island. Illustrated by Atanas Matsoureff.  Simply Read Books, 2004. (10:5)

JOSSA, Isabelle. Ned Goes To Bed. Simply Read Books Inc., 2005. (10:4)

KHAN, Rukhsana. Silly Chicken. Illustrated Yunmee Kyong. Viking-Penguin, 2005. (10:5)

KING, Thomas. Coyote's New Suit. Illustrated by Johnny Wales. Key Porter Books, 2004. (10:4)

KOTZWINKLE, William, Glenn Murray, and Elizabeth Gundy. Rough Weather Ahead for Walter the Farting Dog. Illustrated by Audrey Colman. Dutton. 2005. (11:1)

LANGSTON, Laura. Mile-High Apple Pie. Illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner. Bodley Head, 2004. (11:2)

MCNAUGHTON, Janet. Brave Jack and the  Unicorn. Illustrated by Susan Tooke. Tundra, 2005. (10:5)

MAJOR, Kevin. Aunt Olga’s Christmas Postcards. Illustrated by Bruce Roberts. Groundwood/House of Anansi, 2005. (11:1)

MUNSCH, Robert N. The Paper Bag Princess: The Story Behind the Story. 25th Anniversary Ed. Illustrated by Michael Martchenko. Annick Press, 2005. (11:2)

PARK, Janie Jaehyun. The Love of Two Stars: a Korean Legend. Groundwood Press, 2005. (11:2)

POPLAWSKA, Yolanda. A Halifax ABC. Nimbus Publishing, 2005. (11:1)

OHI, Ruth. Me and My Sister. Annick Press, 2005. (10:5)

PENDZIWOL, Jean. A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me: Water Safety for Kids (and Dragons). Illustrated by Martine Gourbault. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

SANTAMARÍA, Benjamin. Tales of the Monkey King. Illustrated by Brian Deines. Tundra Books, 2005. (11:1)

SIEMIATYCKI, Jack and Avi Slodovnick. The Baseball Card. Lobster Press, 2005. (11:2)

SOLOMON, Evan. Bigbeard’s Hook (Nathaniel McDaniel and the Magic Attic Series). Illustrated by Bill Slavin. Viking Canada/Penguin Group, 2005. (11:1)

SPALDING, Andrea. Bottled Sunshine. Illustrated by Ruth Ohi. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. (11:2)

TAN, S. The Lost Thing. Simply Read Books, 2004. (10:5)

THORNHILL, Jan. Before and After: A Book of Nature Timescapes. Maple Tree Press, 2005. (11:1)

ULMER, Mike. The Gift of the Inuksuk. Sleeping Bear Press, 2004. (10:3)

ULMER, Mike. H is for Horse. Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. Sleeping Bear Press, 2004. (10:4)

WELYKOCHY, Dawn.  C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet. Illustrated by Lorna Bennett. Sleeping Bear Press, 2004. (10:5)

WILD, Margaret. Little Humpty. Illustrated by Ann James. Harper Collins, 2003. (10:3)

WOOLAVER, Lance. Christmas with the Rural Mail: A Poem. With paintings and hand-painted cards by Maud Lewis. Nimbus Publishing, 1979, 2005. (11:1) 
 

Fiction Grades 3-6 

ALEXIS, André. Ingrid and the Wolf. Tundra Books, 2005. (11:2)

ANDERSON, Scoular. Space Pirates - A Map Reading Adventure. Annick Press, 2004. (10:3)

ARRIGAN, Mary and Korky Paul. Pa Jinglebob; The Fastest Knitter In the West . (Red Bananas Series).Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:2)

BELGUE, Nancy. Summer on the Run. Orca Book Publishers, 2004. (10:4)

BELLINGHAM, Brenda. Lilly’s Special Gift. (First Novel Series.) Illustrated by Clarke MacDonald. Formac Publishing, 2005. (11:2)

BOURGEOIS, Paulette. Firefighters (Kids Can Read Series: Level 3). Illustrated by Kim Lafave. Kids Can Press, Rev. ed 2005.(10:5)

BOURGEOIS, Paulette. Postal Workers (Kids Can Read Series: Level 3). Illustrated by Kim Lafave. Kids Can Press,  Rev. ed. 2005. (10:5)

BRADMAN, Tony and Martin Chatterton. The Surprise Party (Red Bananas Series).Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:2)

BREGOLI, Jane. The Goat Lady. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. (11:2)

CARRIER, Roch. The Flying Canoe!  Pencil drawings with digital colouring by Sheldon Cohen. Tundra Books, 2004. (10:3)

COLLINS, P. J. Sarah. Sam and Nate. Orca Publishers, 2005. (10:5)

COWLING, Douglas. Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery. Illustrated by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson. North Winds Press/Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

DINSDALE, Christopher. Broken Circle. Napoleon, 2004. (10:3)

GALAT, Joan Marie. Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Moon. Illustrated by Lorna Bennett. Whitecap Books, 2004. (10:3)

GOODHART, Pippa and Martin Ursell. Dragon Boy (Red Bananas Series).Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:2)

HAMILTON, Jen (Ed.). Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids. Illustrated by Merrill Fearon. Foreword by P.K.Page. Subway Books Ltd., 2005. (11:1)

HARRIS, Christie. Mouse Woman and the Mischief-Makers. Illustrated by Douglas Tait. Raincoast Books, 2004. (10:4)

HOOD, Susan. Pup and Hound In Trouble (Kids Can Read Series: Level 1) Illustrated by Linda Hendry. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

HOOD, Susan. Pup and Hound Stay Up Late (Kids Can Read Series: Level 1). Illustrated by Linda Hendry. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

HUTCHINS, Hazel. Robyn’s Party in the Park.  (First Novel Series.) Illustrated by Yvonne Cathcart. Formac Publishing, 2005. (11:2)

JENNINGS, Sharon. Franklin and the Cookies (Kids Can Read Series: Level 2). Illustrated by Celeste Gagnon, John Lei, Sasha McIntyre and Shelley Southern. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

JENNINGS, Sharon. Franklin’s Library Book (Kids Can Read Series: Level 2)  Illustrated by Celeste Gagnon, John Lei, Sasha McIntyre and Shelley Southern.Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

KOGAWA, Joy. Naomi’s Road. Illustrated by Ruth Ohi. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1986, 2005. (10:5)

LITTLE, Jean. Somebody Else’s Summer. Viking Canada, 2005. (11:2)

MACHADO, Ana Maria. From Another World. Groundwood Books/ Douglas & McIntyre, 2005. (10:5)

MENCHU, Rigoberta with Dante Liano. The Girl from Chimel. Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press, 2005. (11:2)

NUGENT, Cynthia. Francesca and the Magic Bike. Raincoast Books, 2004. (10:3)

PEARCE, Jacqueline. Discovering Emily. Orca Book Publishers, 2004. (10:4)

PORTER, Pamela. Sky. Illustrated by  Mary Jane Gerber. Groundwood, 2004. (10:3)

SANDER, Heather. Whatever Happened to My Dog Cuddles? (Robbie Packford Series, Volume 3). Orca Book Publishers, 2004. (10:4)

SCHWARTZ, Virginia Frances. Send One Angel Down. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Pbk. Ed. 2005. (10:5)

SHOUSE, Nancy. Any Pet Will Do. Orca Book Publishers. 2005. (11:1)

SIAMON, Sharon. Brave Horse (Mustang Mountain Series). Whitecap Books, 2004. (10:1)

SLADE, Arthur G. Ghost Hotel (Arthur Slade’s Canadian Chills #2). Coteau Books, 2004. (10:3)

STAUNTON, Ted. Morgan Makes a Deal. (First Novel Series.) Illustrated by Bill Slavin. Formac Publishing, 2005. (11:2)

SUTHERLAND, David and David Roberts. Samantha Cardigan and the Genie’s Revenge. (Red Bananas Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:2)

SUTHERLAND, David and David Roberts. Samantha Cardigan and the Ghastly Twirling Sickness . (Red Bananas Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:2)

TAYLOR, Cora. The Long Way Home (Our Canadian Girl Series). Penguin Canada, 2005. (10:4)

TAYLOR, Cora. On Wings of Evil/ Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. (11:2)

VANDERVELDE, Beatrice. Home Ice. James Lorimer & Co., 2004. (10:3)

WOOLAVER, Lance. From Ben Loman to the Sea: A Poem by Lance Woolaver. Nimbus Publishing, 2005. 
 

Non-Fiction Preschool - Grade 6 

BECKER, Helaine. Are You Psychic? The Official Guide For Kids. Maple Tree Press, 2005. (11:1)

BRIGGS, Karen and Shawn Hamilton. Totally Crazy for Horses. Scholastic Canada, 2005. (10:5)

CELS, Marc. Arts and Literature in the Middle Ages (The Medieval World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

CELS, Marc. Life in a Medieval Manor (The Medieval World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (10:4)

CELS, Marc. Life in a Medieval Monastery (The Medieval World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (10:4)

CHALLEN, Paul. Drought and Heat Wave Alert! (Disaster Alert Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

CHALLEN, Paul C. Life in Ancient China (Peoples of the Ancient World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

CHALLEN, Paul C. Life in Ancient Egypt (Peoples of the Ancient World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

CHALLEN, Paul, Volcano Alert! (Disaster Alert! Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2004.  (10:1)

CROSSINGHAM, John & Bobbie Kalman, Skiing in Acton (Sports in Action Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

CROSSINGHAM, John & Bobbie Kalman, Track Events in Action (Sports in Action Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

CROSSINGHAM, John and Hadley Dyer. Chimpanzees (Earth’s Endangered Animal Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:1)

CROSSINGHAM, John and Hadley Dyer. Elephants (Earth’s Endangered Animal Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:1)

CROSSINGHAM, John and Hadley Dyer. Leopards (Earth’s Endangered Animal Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:1)

CROSSINGHAM, John and Hadley Dyer. Pandas (Earth’s Endangered Animal Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:1)

DIXON, Norma. The Lowdown on Earthworms. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004.

EAGAN, Rachel. Flood and Monsoon Alert! (Disaster Alert Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

FAST, April. Iran, the Culture. Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (11:1)

FAST, April. Iran, the Land. Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (11:1)

FAST, April. Iran, the People. Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (11:1)

FAST, April. Iraq the Culture. Crabtree Publishing Co.,  2005. (10:4)

FAST, April. Iraq the Land. Crabtree Publishing Co.,  2005. (10:4)

FAST, April. Iraq the People. Crabtree Publishing Co.,  2005. (10:4)

FINDON, Joanne, Science and Technology in the Middle Ages (The Medieval World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.(10:4)

FUNSTON, Sylvia. The Kids’ Horse Book. Maple Tree Press, 1993, 2005. (11:1)

GLEASON, Carrie. Ocean Storm Alert! (Disaster Alert Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

GRAMBO, Rebecca L. Lupe: A Wolf Pup’s First Year (Wild Beginnings 2). Photographs by Daniel J. Cox. Walrus Books/Whitecap Books, 2004. (10:4)

GRANFIELD, Linda. In Flanders Fields (Special 10th Anniversary Edition). Illustrated by Janet Wilson. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. (11:2)

HAMILTON, Garry. Frog Rescue  (Firefly Animal Rescue Series). Firefly Books, 2004. (10:3)

HANCOCK, Pat. Crazy Canadian Trivia 2. Illustrated by Bill Dickson. Scholastic Canada, 2005. (10:5)

HANCOCK, Pat. The Kids Book of Canadian Prime Ministers. Updated Edition. Illustrated by John Mantha. Kids Can Press, 1998, 2005. (11:1)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Endangered Komodo (Earth’s Endangered Animals Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Endangered Mountain Gorillas (Earth’s Endangered Animals Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Endangered Wolves (Earth’s Endangered Animals Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Desert Food Chains (The Food Chain Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Field Events in Action (Sports in Action Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Food Chains and You (The Food Chain Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Forest Food Chains (The Food Chain Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Meadow Food Chains (The Food Chain Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005.  (10:4)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Nature’s Changes Series: Camouflage: Changing to Hide. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Nature’s Changes Series: Changing Seasons. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Nature’s Changes Series: Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies . Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. Nature’s Changes Series: Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight into Food . Crabtree Publishing, 2005. 911;2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. What Kind of Animal is it? Series: Animals Called Fish. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. What Kind of Animal is it? Series: Animals Called Mammals. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. What Kind of Animal is it? Series: Birds of all Kinds. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. What Kind of Animal is it? Series: Frogs and Other Amphibians. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. What Kind of Animal is it? Series: Many Kinds of Animals. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KALMAN, Bobbie. What Kind of Animal is it? Series: Reptiles of all Kinds. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.(11:2)

KANER, Etta. Animals Migrating; How When, Where and Why Animals Migrate. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

KELSEY, Elin. Strange New Species: Astonishing Discoveries of Life on Earth. Maple Tree Press, 2005. (11:2)

LANG, Aubrey. Nature Babies Series: Baby Koala. Photographs by Wayne Lynch. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004. (10:5)

LANG, Aubrey. Nature Babies Series: Baby Sloth. Photographs by Wayne Lynch. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004. (10:5)

LIGHTFOOT, Marge. Cartooning for Kids. Maple Tree Press, 2005. (11:1)

KARNER, Julie. Plague and Pandemic Alert! (Disaster Alert Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

MACAULAY, Kelley & Bobbie Kalman. Taekwondo in Action (Sports in Action Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

MASON, Adrienne. Move It! Motion, Forces and You (Primary Physical Science Series ). Illustrated by Claudia Davila, Kids Can Press, 2005. (11:2)

MASON, Adrienne. Touch It! Materials, Matter and You (Primary Physical Science Series ). Illustrated by Claudia Davila, Kids Can Press, 2005. (11:2)

MEHTA-JONES, Shilpa. Life in Ancient Mesopotamia (Peoples of the Ancient World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

MEHTA-JONES, Shilpa. Life in Ancient Rome (Peoples of the Ancient World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

MORGAN, Jody. Elephant Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Firefly Animal Rescue Series). Firefly Books, 2004. (10:4)

MORTILLARO, Nicole. Sun and Storms: Summer Weather (Canada Close Up Series). Scholastic Canada, 2005.

(10:5)

PEPPAS, Lynn. Life in Ancient Greece (Peoples of the Ancient World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

PEPPAS, Lynn. Life in Ancient Mesoamerica (Peoples of the Ancient World Series). Crabtree Publishing Co., 2005. (10:4)

RENAUD, Anne. A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival (My Canada Series). Lobster Press, 2004. (10:3)

ROMANUK, Paul. Hockey Superstars. Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

ROMANEK, Trudie. Switched On, Flushed Down, Tossed Out: Investigating the Hidden Workings of your Home. Annick Press, 2005. (11:1)

ROMANEK, Trudee. Wow! The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read About the Five Senses (Mysterious You Series). Illustrated by Rose Cowles. Kids Can Press, 2004. (10:3)

SADLER, Judy Ann et al. The Jumbo Book of Needlecrafts. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

SCHWARTZ, Renee. Birdhouses. Kids Can Press Ltd, 2005. (10:5)

SINCLAIR, Jeff. Wacky Canada: Fun Facts and Activities. Scholastic Canada, 2005. (10:5)

SLAVIN, Bill. Transformed: How Everyday Things are Made. Kids Can Press, 2005. (11:2)

SMITH, Barbara. Ghost Riders: True Stories of Planes, Trains & Automobiles (True Ghost Stories Series). Ghost House Books, 2004. (10:3)

THOMAS, Keltie. How Basketball Works. Illustrated by Greg Hall. Maple Tree Press, 2005. (11:1)

TROTTIER, Maxine. Canadian Explorers (Scholastic Canada Biographies). Illustrated by Tony Meers. Scholastic

Canada, 2005. (10:5)

TROTTIER, Maxine. Terry Fox: A Story of Hope. Scholastic Canada, 2005. (11:2)

WOOD, Daniel. Bears (Rev. Ed.). Whitecap Books, 1995, 2005. (11:1)

WOOD, Daniel. Wolves (Rev. Edition). Whitecap Books, 1994, 2005. (11:1) 
 

Fiction Grades 7-12 

BROWN, Liz. The Bully . (New Series Canada.) H.I.P. Books, 2005. (11:2)

CHALIFOUR, Francis. After. Tundra, 2005. (11:2)

CLARK, Joan. The Hand of Robin Squires. Puffin Canada, 2005. (11:1)

CLIFFE, Susan. Thread of Deceit. Sumach Press, 2004. (10:4)

CZERNEDA, Julie E. (Ed.). Fantastic Companions (Realms of Wonder Series). Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. (11:2)

DOHERTY-WAYNE, C.H. The Book of Broken Hours. Wingate Press, 2004. (10:3)

FITCH, Sheree. The Gravesavers. Doubleday Canada, 2005. (11:1)

HRDLITSCHKA, Shelley. Sun Signs. Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (10:4)

HUNTER, Bernice Thurman. The Girls They Left Behind. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. (10:5)

GOOBIE, Beth. Something Girl (Orca Soundings Series). Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:1)

JAMISON, Lori. Running for Dave. (New Series Canada.) H.I.P. Books, 2005. (11:2)

JOHNSTON, Julie. Susanna’s Quill. Tundra Books, 2004. (10:3)

KERNAGHAN, Eileen. The Alchemist's Daughter. Thistledown Press, 2004. (10:3)

KORMAN, Gordon. Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle. Scholastic Canada, 2004. (10:3)

KROPP, Paul. Avalanche . (New Series Canada.) H.I.P. Books, 2005. (11:2)

KROPP, Paul. One Crazy Night . (New Series Canada.) H.I.P. Books, 2005. (11:2)

LAWRENCE, Iain. The Convicts. Delacorte Press, 2005. (10:5)

MAJOR, Kevin. Far From Shore (25th Anniversary Edition). Groundwood Books, 1980, 2004. (10:3)

MAZETTI, Katarina. God and I Broke Up. Translated by Maria Lundin. Groundwood Books, 2004. (10:4)

MELLING, O. R. The Golden Chronicles of Faerie. Penguin Canada, 2004. (10:4)

MILLS, J. C. The Strange Voyage of the Raconteur. Key Porter Books, 2005. (11:2)

MITCHELL,  Jack. The Roman Conspiracy. Tundra Books, 2005. (11:2)

NICHOL, Barbara. Tales of Don Quixote. Tundra Books, 2004. (10:4)

NYOKA, Gail. Mella and the N’anga. Sumach Press, 2005. (11:2)

PORTER, Pamela. The Crazy Man. Groundwood Books/ Anansi Press, 2005. (11:2)

POULSEN, David A.  Last Sam’s Cage. Key Porter Books, 2004. (10:4)

PRINZ, Yvonne. Still There, Clare. Raincoast Books, 2004. (10:3)

RAZZELL, Mary. Runaway at Sea. Harbour Publishing, 2005. (11:2)

RUDD, Jeff. In the Paint  (South Side Sports). Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:1)

RUSSELL, Nancy. Rink of Dreams . Key Porter Books, 2005. (11:2)

SCRIMGER, Richard. From Charlie’s Point of View. Tundra Books, 2005. (11:1)

SELVADURAI, Shyam. Swimming in the Monsoon Sea. Tundra Books, 2005. (11:2)

TREMBATH, Don. Rooster. Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:2)

TULLSON, Diane. Red Sea. Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:1)

WALTERS, Eric. Juice (Orca Soundings Series). Orca Book Publishers, 2005. (11:1)

WILSON, John. Battle Scars. Kids Can Press, 2005. (10:5)

WILSON, John. Four Steps to Death. Kids Can Press, 2005.

WILSON, John. The Flags of War. Kids Can Press, 2004. (10:3)

WITHERS, Pam. Adrenaline Ride (Take it to the Xtreme Series). Walrus Books, 2004. (10:3)

WITHERS, Pam. Skater Stuntboys (Take it to the Xtreme Series). Walrus Books/Whitecap Books, 2005. (11:2)

WYNNE-JONES, Tim. A Thief in the House of Memory. Groundwood/Douglas & McIntyre, 2004. (10:3) 
 

Non-Fiction Grades 7-12 

BARBER, Katherine, Heather Fitzgerald, Tom Howell and Robert Pontisso. Oxford Canadian Dictionary Of Current English. Oxford University Press, 2005. (11:1)

BARRETT, Wayne and Anne MacKay. Charlottetown. Introduction by Catherine Hennessey. Nimbus Publishing, 2005. (11:2)

BOW, Patricia. Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife: Chimpanzee Rescue. Firefly Books, 2004. (10:4)

BOYD, Bill. All Roads Lead To Hockey: Reports From Northern Canada To TheMexican Border. Key Porter Books, 2004. (10:3)

BRIDGE, Kathryn  Anne. Extraordinary Accounts of Native Life on the West Coast (Amazing Stories). Altitude Publishing, 2004. (10:3) 

ELLIS, Deborah. Our Stories, Our Songs: African Children Talk About AIDS. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005. (11:2)

EVANS, Gary. John Grierson: Trailblazer of Documentary Film; (The Quest Library; 24). XYZ Publishing, 2005. (11:1)

IGLOLIORTE, John. An Inuk Boy becomes a Hunter. Nimbus Publishing, 1994, 2005. (11:1)

JONES, David. Whales. Whitecap Books Ltd., 1998, 2005. (11:1)

KACER, Kathy. The Underground Reporters. Second Story Press, 2004. (10:4)

KAUFMAN, Miriam. Easy for You to Say : Q & A’s for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability. Key Porter Books, 2005. (11:1)

KERR, W. P. Port Royal Habitation: The Story of the French and the Mi’kmaq at Port Royal 1604 -1613. Nimbus Publishing Limited, 2005. (11:1)

MESSENGER, William E., Jan de Bruyn, Judy Brown, & Ramona Montagnes. The Canadian Writer’s Handbook. 4th Ed. Oxford University Press, 2005. (10:4)

MURPHY-LAMB, Lisa. Dinosaur Hunters: Uncovering the Hidden Remains of Canada’s Ancient Giants (Amazing Stories Series). Altitude Publishing/Saunders Books, 2003. (10:3)

NORTHEY, Margaret. Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing. 4th Ed. Oxford University Press, 2005. (11:1)

OWEN, David. Final Frontier: Voyage into Outer Space. Firefly Books, 2004. (10:4)

OWEN, David. Spies: The Undercover World of Secrets, Gadgets, and Lies. Firefly Books, 2004. (10:4)

RAY, Arthur J. (Editor). I Have Lived Here Since The World Began: An Illustrated History of Canada’s Native People. Revised Edition. Key Porter Books, 1974, 2005. (11:1)

ROY, Patricia and John Herd Thompson. British Columbia: Land of Promises. (Illustrated History of Canada Series). Oxford University Press, 2005. (11:1)

SCANDIFFIO, Laura. Evil Masters. Annick Press, 2005. (11:1)

SJOGREN, Gwen. Cross-Canada Crosswords. Harbour Publishing, 2005. (11:1)

ZHANG, Ange. Red Land, Yellow River: A Story From the Cultural Revolution. Groundwood Books, 2004. (10:3) 
 

Professional Resources 

ABBOTT, Colleen and Sally Godinho. Speak, Listen, and Learn: Building, Speaking, Discussion, and Presentation Skills in Every Classroom. Pembroke Publishers, 2004. (10:4)

BOOTH, David and Larry Swartz. Literacy Techniques for Building Successful Readers and Writers (2nd edition). Pembroke Publishers, 2004. (10:3)

BOOTH, David and Masayuki Hachiya. The Arts Go To School. Pembroke Publishers, 2004. (10:4)

BUIS, Kellie. Making Words Stick: Strategies that Build Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in the Elementary Grades. Pembroke Publishers, 2004. (10:4)

GORDON, Mary. Roots of Empathy: Changing the World, Child by Child. Thomas Allen Publishers, 2005. (11:2)

GRANT, Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn, (Eds). Teaching Green - The Middle Years: Hands-on Learning in Grades 6-8. Green Teacher, 2004. (10:3)

JAMISON ROG, Lori & Paul Kropp. The Write Genre: Classroom Activities and Mini-Lessons that Promote Writing with Clarity, Style and Flashes of Brilliance. Pembroke Publishers, 2004. (10:4)

JOHANSEN, K. V. Quests and Kingdoms: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Children’s Fantasy Literature. Sybertooth Inc., 2005. (11:2)

PATERSON, Kathy. Differentiated Learning: Language and Literacy Projects that Address Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures. Pembroke Publishers, 2005. (10:4) 
 

Audio-Visual Resources 

Avrocar! Saucer Secrets from the Past. MidCanada Entertainment/Magic Lantern Communications, 2003. (10;3)

Cuckoo Collection: Cuckoo, Mr. Edgar! A timely Lesson About the Joys of Fatherly Love. National Film Board of Canada, 2004. (10:4)

Cultivating “Peace in the 21st Century. Classroom Connections/National Film Board of Canada, 2002. (10:5)

Fighting Antisemitism Together (FAST). Choose Your Voice: Antisemitism in Canada - Victim Bystander Perpetrator Hero - A Teacher’s Guide for Grades 6, 7, 8.  Canadian Jewish Congress, 2005. (11:2)

Generaton Extreme. National Film Board of Canada, 2004. (10:4)

KING, Bob. I Belong. Armchair Publishing/National Film Board of Canada, 2001. (10:4)

Law and Disorder; Animated Justice. National Film Board of Canada, 2003. (10:4)

Leaving the Lights. Directed by Chris Jaksa. National Film Board of Canada, 2004. (10:4)

Making a Living (Global Villagers Series).Villagers Media Productions/Magic Lantern, 2000. (10:3)

No Place Called Home. National Film Board of Canada, 2004.  (10:5)

Operation Cuckoo. Friendship Can Light up Your Life! National Film Board of Canada, 2004. (10:4)

Quiet Revolution: Cultivating Peace -Taking Action. (A companion video to Cultivating Peace in the 21st Century) Classroom Connections, 2004. (10:5)

Sinking of the Princess Sophia (The). National Film Board of Canada, 2002. (10:4)

TOTEM: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole. Gill Cardinal, writer/director, National Film Board of Canada, 2003. (11:1)

War of 1812 (The). National Film Board of Canada, 2004/ Galafilm 1998, 2004. (10:4)

Weight of the World (The). Writer/Director: Glynis Whiting. National Film Board of Canada, 2003. (10:5)

Whistler Mountain: From Wilderness To Worldclass. Inside Edge Films, 2002. (10:3)

World Stopped Watching, (The ). Directed by Peter Raymont. White Pine Pictures & National Film Board of Canada, 2003. (11:1) 
 

Internet Resources 

Canadian Atlas Online (http://canadiangeographic.ca/atlas/). Royal Canadian Geographic Society. (11:1)

Documentary Lens (http://www.nfb.ca/enclasse/doclens/dlens.php?language=e). National Film Board of Canada. (11:1)

CD-ROM Resources 

Canadians and Their Government: A Resource Guide. Department of Canadian Heritage, n.d. (10:4) 
 

French Resources 

BISHOP, Nic. Explorateurs de la forêt, bestioles grandeur nature. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:1)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: La bôite des copains. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:2)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Le chien a garde partagee. Éditions Scholastic, 2004.  (10:3)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Le chien savant. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Le grand nettoyage. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:2)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Le manteau cool. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Le truc qui brille. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Operation récupération . Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:2)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Ou est l'argent? Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

BRIMNER, Larry Dane. Les Copains du Coin Series: Tout le monde a l'eau! Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

CHEZ PITCHAL. Mon premier livre de mots. Éditions Scholastic, 2002. (10:3)

CORWIN, Judith Hoffman. Jolie jonquille. (Je peux lire! Niveau 1, Sciences). Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:5)

ELLIOTT, George. Le garçon qui aimait les bananas. French translation by Brigitte Fréger. Illustrations by Andrej Krystoforski. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:1)

FILION, Pierre. Monsieur Bardin sous les étoiles. Soulières éditeur, 2004. (10:5)

HALL, Zoe. Cueillons une tarte aux pommes. Illustrated by Shari Halpern. Les Éditions Scholastic, 2003. (11:1)

HODGE, Deborah. Les abeilles. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:4)

HODGE, Deborah. Les fourmis (Decouvrons les insectes series). Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:5)

HUTCHINS, Hazel. Le carroussel: Un poème sur l’enfance. Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:3)

LABATT, Mary. L’Halloween de Sami. (J’apprends à lire). Éditions Scholastic, 2003. (11:1)

LEWIS, Kevin. Citrouille en vadrouille. French translation by Cecile Gagnon. Illustrated by S. D. Schindler. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (11:1)

LEONETTI, Mike. Le gardien masqué. Texte francais: Louise Binette. Illustrated by Shayne Letain. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (11:2)

MCGOWAN, Chris. Dinosaure: Deterrons un geant. French text by  Helene Pilotto. Editions Scholastic, 2004.

MCMULLAN, Kate. Caramel et le haricot magique. (Je peux lire! Niveau 3). Éditions Scholastic, 2003. (10:5)

MADONNA. Les aventures d’Abdi. Texte francais by Helene Pilotto. Illustrated by Olga Dugina & Andrej Dugin. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (11:2)

MATTHEWS, Penny. Un hibou bien chouette!  (Petit roman). Illustrated by Stephen Michael King. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:2)

MORTILLARO, Nicole. Alertes météo d’été, Phénomènes climatiques canadiens. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (10:5)

MULLER, Robin. M. Blaireau déménage. French translation by Helene Rioux. Scholastic, 2004. (10:4)

MUNSCH, Robert. J’ai un beau château. Texte francais by Christiane Duchesne. Illustrated by Michael Martchenko. Éditions Scholatic, 2005. (11:2)

MURRAY, Andrew. Le paresseux très très paresseux. French text: Helene Rioux. Illustrated by Jack Tickle. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:2)

REID, Barbara. Lis-moi une histoire. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (10:5)

SCHWARTZ, Renee. Cabanes d’oiseaux. Texte francais by Claudine Azoulay. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:2)

THOMPSON, Lauren. Nuit d'Halloween. French translation by Helene Rioux. Illustrated by Buket Erdogan. Éditions Scholastic, 2004. (11:1)

WOOD, Audrey. Dix petits poissons! Illustrated by Bruce Wood. Éditions Scholastic, 2005. (11:2)

Editor: Victoria Pennell