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Recommended Reads

Summer Reading

Are you into audio books? They’re a great way to multi-task because you can read with your ears while you drive, do chores or even exercise. Check out audiobookssync.com for access to  FREE audio books this summer (starting NOW). All you need is the Overdrive app on your phone or tablet, which is also free to download. 

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Everything Everything

One of this year’s Alpha Reads titles: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, has been turned into a movie. Check out the trailer below and make sure to read the book before the movie hits theatres on May 19.

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Pink Shirt Day 2017

February 22nd, 2017 is Pink Shirt Day, a time when students, teachers and the community come together to combat bullying. In honour of this day, come check-out our selection of books related to bullying. For more information about Pink Shirt Day, check out: http://pinkshirtday.ca/  

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Ms. Haigh Reads – Under a Painted Sky

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee is an exhilarating western filled with numerous twists, turns and near misses. Set during the California gold rush, the story follows the unlikely pairing of two young women: a young Chinese fiddle player and a runaway black slave who must fight to stay alive. Brought together by unfortunate … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – We All Looked Up

In We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach an astroid called Ardor is barrelling towards Earth and has a 66.6% chance of destroying the world forever.  Told from 4 different points of view, the story follows 6 high school students as they come to terms with the possibility that their lives are over in a few weeks. With the … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – The Blackthorn Key

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands combines historical fiction with a little bit of fantasy and magic. It is a little bit Da Vinci Code and a little bit The Apothecary, but what matters most is that it’s a mystery that is exciting until the very end. This story revolves around Christopher Rowe an apothecary’s apprentice in … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – An Ember in the Ashes

I will start this post off with the fact that I am not generally a fantasy fan. I have always had difficulty picturing imaginary worlds, but in an effort to expand my horizons I read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and absolutely loved it. Though it is fantasy, the world is accessible and filled with the perfect … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a story about family and basketball that is written in verse. This means that the entire novel is made up of poems. But don’t be turned off if you don’t like poetry, these poems are more like hip-hop lyrics and spoken word than ‘traditional’ poems. The plot is easy to follow and focuses predominantly … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh Reads – Flannery by Lisa Moore

Flannery by Lisa Moore is a story of love, friendship and struggle. Flannery Malone is a 16 year old in Newfoundland, living on welfare and helping her free-spirited mother raise her younger brother. But despite her struggles at home, what dominates most of her attention is her love for her childhood best friend Tyrone, but he … Continue reading »

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Ms. Haigh reads – The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel is a quick page turner that is both creepy and haunting. Steve is a young man who will do anything to help his sickly newborn baby brother. Haunted by bad dreams, Steve’s reality and his imagination start to blur throughout the story and leave him constantly worrying and full of anxiety. … Continue reading »

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