Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom
par Susin Nielsen
Violet still hasn't forgiven her father for divorcing her mother, remarrying and moving to Los Angeles. She's also concerned about the weird guys that her mother has been dating. Violet decides that the perfect man for her mother would be George Clooney. Now how can she make that happen?
A wonderfully funny and touching story from the author of Word Nerd.
par Robert Paul Weston
Henry Whelp is the son of the Big Bad Wolf. Ashamed of his father's actions, he lives at the Home for Wayward Wolves - until a murder begins to make Henry question if his father was really responsible for his actions.
With the help of his friends Jack and Fiona, Henry will travel into the deep and dark world that makes up Dust City, where fairydust is the commodity of choice, and the Water Nixie mob and their boss, Skinner, control everything you say and do.
Will Henry be able to prove his father's innocence? Or will he simply prove that he's a Big Bad Wolf himself?
par William Bell
Gavin Havelock has finished his apprenticeship as a furniture maker, and is looking to set up shop on his own. Through serendipity, he finds an old coach house for rent on the estate of the late Professor Eduardo Corbizzi. The Professor's companion and housekeeper, Mrs. Valentina Stoppini, is his landlord, with one catch to the rental:
Gavin must repair the damage caused to the home's library after a fire, and keep all info about the estate confidential.
Soon Gavin realizes that the events of the past are hurtling towards a mysterious and horrific truth that will expose the secrets of the present. This is the sequel to the popular book, 'Stones".
par Eric Walters
September, 1943. Robbie McWilliams wants to join the air war and help defeat the Nazis. Instead of returning to school, he manages to enlist although he is only 17. After training in Saskatchewan, he boards a ship in Halifax that takes him to England where he is soon assigned to the crew of a Lancaster bomber and active flight duty. Sure he knows his job but nothing in his training has prepared him for the frightening realities of war.
par Kenneth Oppel
Thirteen year old Ben Tomlin's life changes the day his mother brings home his 'baby brother" Zan - an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Zan is part of an experiment Ben's father is working on to see if chimpanzees can learn sign language. Ben is told that Zan will be living with them and to treat him as his brother.
Reluctantly, Ben falls under Zan's charm and starts to see Zan as more than an experiment. He accepts him as part of their family. As Ben's opinion changes, he is faced with the struggle to accept that his father sees Zan as a specimen, which can be discarded once it has served its purpose.
par Alyxandra Harvey
Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. Working the con with her faux medium mother, Violet is pretty skeptical about supernatural life. Unfortunately, the ghosts believe in her?
As Violet, her mother and her friend Colin prepare for the biggest con of their career at a summer house party the ghost of a young girl who wants justice repeatedly contacts Violet. Can Violet help the ghost to find peace, while not ruining her mother's scheme? Will Violet find a way to a life free of lies?
par Jill MacLean
Brick can't wait to turn sixteen. When he's sixteen, he can leave behind his abusive father and his neglectful mother. However, until then he's got to take care of his little sister, and save his money. That means working for his neighbours, the Larkins, even though he's not supposed to talk to the neighbours.
There's just one problem: Brick's got a plan to get out, but who will his dad turn to when he doesn't have Brick to kick around anymore?
|No Safe Place
par Deborah Ellis
This is a story of hope and dreams. Abdul, along with two other illegal migrants, embark on a journey that will take them to England where they hope for a better life. Abdul sneaks onboard a smuggler's boat and meets Cheslav from Russia and Rosalia from Romania, who like him, are trying to start over in a new land. Throughout the novel the three do their best to avoid each other, but end up having to rely on each other in other to achieve their goal.
|Thunder Over Kandahar
par Sharon E. McKay, Rafal Gerszak (photographs)
This is the story of Yasmine, an Afghan girl, whose family moves from England to Afghanistan. Yasmine changes her initial view of the country as she befriends Tamanna, and the story is told through both girls' viewpoints as they show both sides of the cultural divide. The story asks us to question the role of foreigners and the military, to uncover the oppression of women, to recognize the bonds of friendship, and most of all to admire the love and pride that Afghans have for their country.
|Torn from Troy
par Patrick Bowman
On the night the Greeks got in, they killed his sister and put his city to the torch. They kept him alive only to enslave him.
Alexi, a 15-year-old orphan from the streets of Troy, is forced aboard a ship bound for faraway Ithaca, under the command of the Greek warrior Odysseus. But none could foresee the perils of the cursed voyage to come: a brutal raid on the Cicones, a visit to the bewitching Lotus Eaters and a grisly encounter with a Cyclops all take a gruesome toll. Alexi has no idea how much worse his life is about to get.
Over two-and-a-half millennia after it was created, Homer's Odyssey remains one of humanity's most memorable adventure stories. Through Alexi's eyes, we see a very different view of the conquering heroes of Homer's legend. Straddling the boundary between historical fiction and mythology, Torn from Troy is written in a hard, realistic style that brings to life the travails of a bronze-age slave of the Greeks, in a form that will appeal to any teen with an appetite for action. While this book is the first volume of the author's Odyssey of a Slave trilogy, it is a compelling and fully-realized work on its own.