Books for April!

It’s time to vote for the April book! This month we have a biography of the man reputed to be the strongest in the world, and two very different series: one is a dystopian fantasy series, and the other, a nonfiction infographic series. What is dystopian fantasy? What is an infographic? Check out the books at your school library or click on the links below.

Voting ends Friday, April 20!

Poll closes at 4:00 pm April 20, 2018.

1. La légende de Louis Cyr by Lucie Papineau

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2. The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann

Book series website: www.theunwantedsseries.com
The author’s website: lisamcmann.com

3. The World in Infographics series by Jon Richards

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March Winning Book

Chris Hadfield: Inspiring New Generations to Explore Space by Diane Dakers is the winning book for March!

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Have you seen this video of Chris Hadfield’s view of Earth from outer space? He has a strong environmental message as well! See more videos on his website: chrishadfield.ca.

Books for March!

Welcome back! For the month of March we have some great choices. There is the first book in a mystery adventure series, a nonfiction book about a Canadian astronaut, and historical novel about following your beliefs. Which one will you choose as your favourite? You have until Friday, March 23 to cast your votes!

Poll closed at 4:00 pm March 23, 2018.

1. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

The author’s website: www.kevinsandsbooks.com

2. Chris Hadfield: Inspiring New Generations to Explore Space by Diane Dakers

The author’s website: dianedakers.com

Chris Hadfield’s website: chrishadfield.ca

3. La promesse de Mirto ou Comment un premier humain refusa de tuer l’animal by Jennifer Dalrymple

The author’s website: www.jenniferdalrymple.net

Author photo used with permission.

Sometimes It’s Too Hard to Choose!

 

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There is no clear winner for the February book choices. I guess they were all too good to be able to pick a favourite!

A big thank you for the suggestion of the Heroes of Olympus series. Rick Riordan is a great writer. If you haven’t read any of his books yet, try them!

The next poll starts on March 12th. See you then!

 

The February Poll is Open!

This month we have a novel about a girl whose mother is in prison, poems about an unusual topic, and a enigmatic story.

Which book is your favourite? You have until February 23 to cast your votes.

Poll closed Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST.

1. C’est où chez nous? by Sylvie Frigon

2. Wet Cement by Bob Raczka

Visit the author’s website: www.bobraczka.com


3. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Visit the author’s website: www.rebeccasteadbooks.com

 

 

The Winning Book for January!

Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice is the winning book for January, capturing exactly half of the votes!

Were you aware of the allegory in the story? The book works on two levels. One level is the story of Mrs. Marlowe and the mice (was she feeding and protecting them out of kindness or to fatten them up to eat?) The other level is the allusion to the persecution of specific groups, for example, the crime of harboring mice in the story is similar to the crime of harboring Jews during the Holocaust. Both levels of the storyline leave the reader with a lot to think about.

Want to learn more about the author of Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice, Frank Asch? Check out this interview on his website.

The next poll starts on February 5th. See you then!

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The January Poll is Open!

Happy New Year! We are starting 2018 with a book on the Winter Olympics. They are only a few weeks away, from February 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. We also have a picture book for older readers. There is more than meets the eye in this story about a cat and some mice. Finally, for the animal lovers out there, a wartime adventure story about a boy and his fox.

Which book is your favourite? You have until January 26 to cast your votes.

Poll closed Friday, January 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST.

1. Les jeux olympiques d’hiver by Christel Marchand

2. Mrs. Marlowe’s Mice by Frank Asch

3. Pax by Sara Pennypacker