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Molly's Promise

Sylvia Olsen (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459802780

When Molly learns a talent competition is coming to town, her friend Murphy (A Different Game, Murphy and Mousetrap) becomes her manager. Molly is certain she is a good singershe has been singing in her head for as long as she can remember. She doesn't sing out loud because of a promise she made to herself. Years ago, Molly vowed that her mom would be the first one to hear her sing. The only problem is, Molly knows nothing about her mom, who left when Molly was a baby. With the talent competition only weeks away, she has to decide whether to break her promise to herself and let her voice out into the world, or wait for her mother's uncertain return before singing for anyone else.

Murphy & Mousetrap

Sylvia Olsen (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438320

Murphy's mother has just moved him and their cat, Mousetrap, back to the reserve in Port Alberni. Although he belongs to the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation, Murphy is sure that he won't fit in, and he worries about Mousetrap, who has always been an indoor cat. When a bunch of local boys drag him to their soccer practice, put him in goal and pelt him with balls, he believes that his worst fear has come true. However, he seems to be discovering a new talent at the same time. And perhaps he has misjudged. Being a light-skinned city boy thrust onto a reserve far from the city is not easy, but maybe Murphy has what it takes.

Off Season

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551434117

Readers of Hoop Crazy will remember Ned as the bug-loving beanpole who lives in an isolated national park out West, three hours from the nearest basketball court. But Ned's participation in the three-on-three tournament when he visited Nick has sparked his interest in the game and now he and his father have built their own basketball court in the wilderness. And Ned's hoop skills have improved considerably. Nick and Kia are just beginning to get the hang of life in the wilderness when disaster strikes. A raging forest fire threatens to destroy Ned's home and cut off their escape.

Emily's Dream

Jacqueline Pearce (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438283

In the sequel to Discovering Emily, Emily Carr is determined to become an artist. But her parents have died, and she and her siblings are ruled by the iron-willed eldest, Dede. Dede is more concerned with decorum than with ridiculous dreams and is not averse to punishing Emily severely. In the face of such resistance, and in the conservative climate of nineteenth-century Victoria, Emily must find a way to make her dream come true.

Forward, Shakespeare!

Jean Little (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438306

Seeing-eye pup, Shakespeare, conquered many fears in Rescue Pup. Now he is back, about to be matched up with a blind boy, ready to begin his working life. Tim is enraged by his blindness and wants nothing to do with a guide dog. But he is no match for Shakespeare.

Full Court Press

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692286

Nick, Kia and their basketball-playing pals are back in this sequel to Eric Walters' very successful "Three on Three". With the three-on-three tournament over, it's now time for tryouts for the school rep team. The question is will grade three students Nick and Kia have any chance to make the team? After all the rep team is normally made up only of grade five players. When Nick and Kia decide that they will try out for the team, they find they get a chilly and somewhat hostile reception from the older students. Even the coach seems to give them little hope of making the team. Only their old teammate Marcus is willing to stick up for them. But their determination pays off and they make the team, though both seem destined to ride the bench for much of the season. And the team itself does not get off to a good start, losing its first four games. And then Kia has an idea that she thinks might turn things around. But she and Nick will have to convince their reluctant teammates to buy into the plan and that's won't be easy. Once they persuade Marcus, Kingsley and Roy to practice the new strategy, the future begins to look brighter. Now at least Nick and Kia are getting some playing time, but can they keep the momentum going through the playoffs? Book 2 in the series

Discovering Emily

Jacqueline Pearce (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551434506

Young Emily Carr has no interest in learning to be a lady. She loves animals and the outdoors, and she is beginning to discover that what she loves most of all is drawing and painting. Will she find a way to develop her talent in the straitlaced world of nineteenth-century Victoria, British Columbia?

Addison Addley and the Things That Aren't There

Melody DeFields McMillan (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439518

Addison Addley hates math. He hates public speaking too. Actually, he hates anything that involves work, but he only has a couple of weeks to write and memorize his grade five speech. The problem is, he can't think of a single topic. When he finally comes up with an excellent idea for a speech, it almost writes itself, but it's his poor math skills that make speech day unforgettable.

Addison Addley and the Trick of the Eye

Melody DeFields McMillan (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691906

Addison's mother wants to sell their comfortable old house and move into a townhouse in a new development across town - a shoe box near a shoe factory, Addison calls it. As usual, Addison's brain goes into overdrive as he tries to solve two problems: first he must get his mother to see their old house in a new light, and then he must figure out who is responsible for a rash of neighborhood break-ins that make his mother feel unsafe. With the help of his friend Sam, he puts his own unique spin on optical illusions (and home decor) and ends up surprising everyone, even himself.

Addy's Race

Debby Waldman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699254

Addy has worn hearing aids for as long as she can remember. Her mother tells her this makes her special, but now that Addy's in grade six, she wants to be special for what she's done. When Addy joins the school running club to keep her best friend, Lucy, company, she discovers she is a gifted runner. Lucy isn't, which is problematic. Further troubles surface when Addy gets paired on a school project with Sierra, a smart, self-assured new classmate who wears a cochlear implant. Addy is surprised to discover hearing loss is all they have in common and a shared disability is not enough of a foundation for a friendship. True friends support each other, even if they have different passions and dreams. More importantly, Addy comes to understand that she is defined by more than her hearing loss. She has the power to choose how people will see her, and she does.

Justine McKeen, Queen of Green

Sigmund Brouwer (author), Dave Whamond (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699285

Justine and her friends are all about being green and helping the planet, one fun-filled environmental project at a time.

Ancient Homes

Saranne Taylor (author), Moreno Chiacchiera and Michelle Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711884

A series for the young architect, designer or archeologist who wants to unearth the wonderful cities and dwellings of the past and learn how ancient builders worked.

Green Homes

Saranne Taylor (author), Moreno Chiacchiera and Michelle Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711976

A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to plan and build their own ecologically sound home that will also help our planet.

Futuristic Homes

Saranne Taylor (author), Moreno Chiacchiera and Michelle Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711990

A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to plan and build amazing future style homes and workplaces.

The Dumbest Bank Robbery Ever

Felicia Law, Ann Scott (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711853

Rafferty's Rogues presents an exciting and entirely novel approach to a range of math topics. This gang of lovable rogues have big, bad ideas but their limited knowledge of mathematics means every bold adventure ends in failure. The dumbest bank robbery ever gives the lowdown on money, banks, banking, bank accounts, notes, coins, bullion, interest, security codes, and lots more.

The Dumbest Land Grab Ever

Felicia Law, Ann Scott (author)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711860

Rafferty's Rogues presents an exciting and entirely novel approach to a range of math topics. This gang of lovable rogues have big, bad ideas but their limited knowledge of mathematics means every bold adventure ends in failure. The dumbest land grab ever gives the lowdown on length, measures and measurement equipment, distance, size, area, and lots more

An Arctic Adventure

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author), Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711686

Can science save your life? In Science to the Rescue, Joe an adventurous scientist, must apply his knowledge of science to survive being alone in six challenging environments around the world. Learn about the geographic, climate, and geological features of each environment as you follow Joe in each exciting story of survival.

A Desert Adventure

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author), Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711693

Can science save your life? In Science to the Rescue, Joe an adventurous scientist, must apply his knowledge of science to survive being alone in six challenging environments around the world. Learn about the geographic, climate, and geological features of each environment as you follow Joe in each exciting story of survival.

A Rainforest Adventure

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author), Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711709

Can science save your life? In Science to the Rescue, Joe an adventurous scientist, must apply his knowledge of science to survive being alone in six challenging environments around the world. Learn about the geographic, climate, and geological features of each environment as you follow Joe in each exciting story of survival.

A Mountain Adventure

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author), Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711716

Can science save your life? In Science to the Rescue, Joe an adventurous scientist, must apply his knowledge of science to survive being alone in six challenging environments around the world. Learn about the geographic, climate, and geological features of each environment as you follow Joe in each exciting story of survival.

An Ocean Adventure

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author), Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711723

Can science save your life? In Science to the Rescue, Joe an adventurous scientist, must apply his knowledge of science to survive being alone in six challenging environments around the world. Learn about the geographic, climate, and geological features of each environment as you follow Joe in each exciting story of survival.

An Island Adventure

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author), Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711730

Can science save your life? In Science to the Rescue, Joe an adventurous scientist, must apply his knowledge of science to survive being alone in six challenging environments around the world. Learn about the geographic, climate, and geological features of each environment as you follow Joe in each exciting story of survival.

Family Money

William Whitehead (author), Mark Beech (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711808

This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book, we will learn how our family spends its money. Children learn how money comes into the family and the huge number of demands on how it is spent.

Your Money

Gerry Bailey and Felicia Law (author), Mark Beech (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711945

This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. How do you spend your pocket money, or the money that comes your way on birthdays or family visits? Do you spend it, save it or give it away?

Country Money

William Whitehead (author), Mark Beech (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711952

This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book we learn where a country's money comes from. Where do the millions and billions of pounds go to? Why do people have to pay taxes? What is GDP? And how and when will you be able to play a part in the economy.