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Abby's Fabulous Season

Second Story Press


In 1955, girls who played hockey were rare, and there was no chance for them to play on a boy's team. But Abby Hoffman, a nine-year-old girl with a short haircut, supportive parents, and plenty of bravado, manages to bluff her way onto the all-star team in the boy's league. If her secret is discovered, she'll fight to keep the place she's earned on her team. Inspired by the real-life Abby Hoffman's story.

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Alain M. Bergeron is a big hockey fan. He is a prolific author of books for young people. He lives in Victoriaville, Quebec.

 
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Finding Grace

Second Story Press | Gutsy Girl Series


Growing up in the ?50s with a single mother and no father, Hope is a loner with a wonderful imagination. The letters she writes to her imaginary friend, Grace, help her cope with the difficult times in her life - her mother's sad days, their money worries, the pressures of not fitting in. On her eleventh birthday, Hope is shocked to learn that Grace is real. Hope decides that by finding Grace, their family will be healed. But, like most adventures, things do not go exactly as she hopes.

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Becky Citra is a former teacher and the author of over eighteen books for children. She lives on a ranch in British Columbia where she loves to ride horses, hike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski. She brings her knowledge of the outdoors into her books, often writing about ranch life and the wilderness.

www.beckycitra.com

 
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Cheers, Chocolate and Other Disasters

BWL Publishing Inc.


Disasters strike in many different forms. Thirteen year old AJ Devlin believes she has a great life with a good family, two BFFs, a love for cheerleading, and a Champion Quarter Horse mare. When a new girl arrives in town, AJ thinks nothing of it. It’s only when her best friends, Julie and Jaime, begin ignoring her that she wonders why Celine is insinuating herself into AJ’s life. As her life begins to fall apart in many different directions, she realizes that the “new girl” is intent upon destroying everything AJ holds dear. Yet, when her almost-boyfriend finds incriminating evidence against Celine, revealing that this girl is not who or what she claims to be, AJ refuses to allow him to disclose it. Before AJ can settle the score with Celine, she must confront the unexpected divorce of her parents and her now unstable relationship with her father; navigate a new and shaky friendship with one of her former BFFs, and learn to cope with a devastating tragedy that comes out of nowhere.

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I loved this book. Middle school is a trying time for most kids. Mikki Sadil's main character, AJ faces more trials and tribulations in one year than most kids face in a lifetime. Between her prize mare getting sick, her parents divorce and the new kid, Celine, who has decided to make AJ's life miserable, it's a wonder AJ survives.

 
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Secrets Ebook Bundle

Orca Book Publishers, (Hrsg.) | Orca Book Publishers | Secrets


In early June, 1964, the Benevolent Home for Necessitous Girls burns to the ground and its vulnerable residents are thrust out into the world. The orphans, who know no other home, find their lives changed in an instant. Arrangements are made for the youngest residents, but the seven oldest girls are sent on their way with little more than a clue or two to their past and the hope of learning about the families they have never known. On their own for the first time in their lives, they are about to experience the world in ways they never imagined.

Bestselling authors Kelley Armstrong, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, Norah McClintock, Teresa Toten and Eric Walters team up to create this series of linked YA novels. Readers can discover all seven Secrets in any order in this beautiful boxed set.

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Founded in 1984, Orca Book Publishers is an independently owned Canadian children's book publisher of award-winning, best-selling books in a number of genres. With over 800 titles in print and more than 80 new titles a year, Orca prides itself on publishing Canadian authors and bringing them to a wider market.

 
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Irmelina Geisterkind - Das Geheimnis der Dorfeiche

Boje | Irmelina Geisterkind


Hurra! Irmelina Geisterkind feiert ihren zehnten Geburtstag und bekommt endlich ihr eigenes Geisterreich zugewiesen. Doch als sie erfährt, dass sie sich von nun an um Hügelhausens Dorfeiche kümmern soll, ist Irmelina furchtbar enttäuscht. Die steinalte Eiche ist ihr eindeutig zu langweilig. Verbotenerweise verlässt Irmi ihren Posten und macht immer größere Ausflüge. Dabei trifft der marmeladenglasgroße Wirbelwind das neunjährige Menschenmädchen Juna. Wenn das kein Sommer voller Abenteuer wird!

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"Ein großes, geisterhaftes, buntes Abenteuer!" Simone Bartz, Main Echo, 01.07.2020

 
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Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch

Second Story Press | The Lunch Bunch Series


Bernadette Inez O’Brian Schwartz is a very small girl with a very long name and a very BIG imagination! "Everyone agreed that Bernadette Inez O'Brian Schwartz was a most unusual child. Her first word was ‘Why?’ So was her second word, and then her third…"

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Susan Glickman is a writer and a poet. She started writing about the adventures of Bernadette and her friends for her own children. Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch was the first book in the series, followed by Bernadette in the Doghouse and finally with Bernadette to the Rescue. Susan lives in Toronto with her family.

 
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Jo's Journey

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Young Readers


It's 1861 and orphan Jo has made it from Carson City, Nevada, to San Francisco without anyone figuring out that she's a girl in boy's clothing. When she hears talk of gold strikes in the Cariboo, Jo and her friend Bart sign on for what turns out to be a journey far more arduous and dangerous than anything Jo experienced as a Pony Express rider. Through it all, Jo keeps her true identity a secret. Strong men turn back but Jo forges ahead, unsure of what lies ahead but sure that her father and mother would be proud of her determination.

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"A straightforward adventure story [that] does a good job of portraying the difficulties involved in the trek to the gold fields. Recommended."

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Nikki Tate is the author of more than 30 books, most of which are for children and teens. Her Footprints title, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet, received several award nominations and was named by the New York Public Library as one of 2016’s Best 100 Books for Kids. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

 
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Going Places

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Young Readers


Twelve-year-old Jess and her friends have been playing hockey with the boys in Fort Desperation, Northwest Territories, since they were six years old. They'd like to start a girls' team in their community, but is tiny Fort Desperation ready for it? Somebody is trying to scare them off through acts of vandalism. Not only do Jess and her friends have to organize a team, find a coach and learn to play together, they have to unmask the Hockey Vandal. Can they do it before the Vandal destroys their team's hopes?

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"There's a strong sense of community, and of place...Accessible, and a good balance of sports and mystery."

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"A terrific read... Not only is this a well-written book with a good plot, it is a lot of fun...Jess's views and her day-to-day life alone make this an interesting book to read. Add hockey and a mystery, and what more can kids in this age group want?

Highly Recommended."

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"Canadian content for young readers! Tremendously written...Young readers will learn about team work, cooperation, competition, success and failure."

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"An inspiring story about achieveing goals, finding pride, and building community. Absolutely delightful."

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Fran Hurcomb arrived in the Northwest Territories in 1975 and immediately succumbed to the spell of the North. She lived on a trapline, ran sled dogs for almost twenty years, built and lived on a houseboat, and has worked at a variety of jobs. Her first children's book was published in 1999, followed by two northern pictorial histories. Fran lives in Yellowknife with her husband, hockey-playing daughter and several pets.

 
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Home Free

Second Story Press | The Gutsy Girl Series


My name is Lee Mets (honest), and this is my book I’m part of the writing club, which is fantastic, since what I want to be most is a writer. My mother says that girls don’t grow up to be writers, they can only be nurses or teachers. But it’s the 1960s, not the 50s or 40s, and I think she may be wrong. Mrs. Gowdy, who is my writing teacher, says that I have a gift. I’m going to use it to tell you the story of my summer. It was a summer that was both wonderful and terribly sad. The sad part is still painful for me to write about, but I will because that’s what writers do. My summer began with the most exciting thing that ever happened on our street. A real-life orphan, by the name of Cassandra Jovanovich, moved in right across from my house. All the best stories are about orphans, and because of Cassandra, this story is no exception. Because of her, I got to write a play, and she starred in it. Because of her, I now know that being an orphan is not exciting, in fact it is the opposite. But you’ll have to read my story to find out why.

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Sharon Jennings is the author of over 60 children’s books, including Home Free, which was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Book Award, the Governor General’s Award, the Silver Birch, and the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards. She lives in Toronto with her family.

 
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Rachel's Promise

Second Story Press | The Rachel Trilogy


It is 1904, and Rachel and her family are leaving Russia to escape the continuing riots against Jews. They take the Trans-Siberian Railway across the country and board a ship to Shanghai. Life is difficult and strange in this new city, but Rachel's luck changes when she finds a job writing for a newspaper. Meanwhile, Sergei finds that working in a factory in St. Petersburg is not only miserable but dangerous, and he soon joins the rebelling socialist workers. Through letters, Rachel and Sergei share their dream of moving to America to find a better life. The story that began in Rachel?s Secret continues in this, the second novel in the Rachel Trilogy.

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Shelly Sanders has worked as a freelance writer for almost twenty years. The character of Rachel in Rachel's Secret and Rachel�s Promise was inspired by Shelly's grandmother, a Russian Jew who fled to Shanghai to escape persecution and then made her way to the United States, where she was the first Jewish woman to be accepted into the University of California, Berkeley�s science program. Shelly lives in Oakville, Ontario with her family.

 
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