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Newly Evaluated – April 2018

Newly Evaluated – April 2018

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March 27, 2018

Check out 60 newly evaluated titles in this month’s newsletter. You’ll find novels as well as Science, Social Studies, French language, and Aboriginal resources, all evaluated by your peers – classroom teachers in BC. You can always find the most recently evaluated resources by going to the K-12 Resource Collection and clicking on the “NEW” filter near the top of the page. Do you know of a great resource that’s not in the K-12 Resource Collection? Click here to send us your suggestion.

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

From a young age, Elizabeth struggles with her weight and self-worth and as…

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Abigail's Wish

Abigail’s Wish

Grades: 2-5
Supplier: Not Available

Ten-year-old Abigail and her family, Black Loyalists, have fled the U.S. fo…

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Akilak’s Adventure

Akilak’s Adventure

Grades: 3-6
Supplier: Not Available

Akilak, a young Inuit girl, sets off on a great adventure to reach her uncl…

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All Kinds of Families

All Kinds of Families

Grades: PreK-4
Supplier: Not Available

This resource discusses how family units can come in many configurations bu…

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All the World a Poem

All the World a Poem

Grades: 1-5
Supplier: Not Available

This celebration of poetry shows readers that poetry is everywhere in the w…

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, An

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

In this engaging autobiography, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tells the…

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Be a Night Detective

Be a Night Detective

Grades: 1-6
Supplier: Not Available

This non-fiction picture book provides information about a wide range of no…

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Book of Mistakes, The

Book of Mistakes, The

Grades: PreK-8
Supplier: Not Available

A young artist makes mistakes in her paintings, yet rather than giving up s…

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Boy Named Queen, A

Boy Named Queen, A

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Ten-year-old Evelyn lives an ordinary, dull, and routine life until Queen, …

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Branch, The

Branch, The

Grades: K-5
Supplier: Not Available

When a young girl’s favourite tree branch is broken during an ice storm she…

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Brother

Brother

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Brothers Michael and Francis and their mother are immigrants from the Carib…

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Canada Year by Year

Canada Year by Year

Grades: 4-10
Supplier: Not Available

This resource provides a chronological overview of Canada’s development ove…

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Caterpillar Woman, The

Caterpillar Woman, The

Grades: 2-7
Supplier: Not Available

This traditional Inuit transformation tale tells of Piujuq, who is transfor…

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Change Your Name Store, The

Change Your Name Store, The

Grades: K-2
Supplier: Not Available

Wilma Lee Wu does not like her name so she heads to The Change Your Name St…

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City Chickens

City Chickens

Grades: K-4
Supplier: Not Available

City Chickens tells the story of an inner-city chicken rescue organization …

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Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do

Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do

Grades: 1-7
Supplier: Not Available

This non-fiction picture book has big, colourful images of twenty-five anim…

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Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

What would happen if superheroes were to lose their tempers or throw a tant…

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Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Ingrid, daughter of a famous opera singer, lived an exciting life filled wi…

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Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Award-winning author Steve Jenkins focuses on the evolution of the eye, how…

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Family is a Family is a Family, A

Family is a Family is a Family, A

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

A young girl worries that her family structure is too different from those …

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First Time She Drowned, The

First Time She Drowned, The

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

When Cassie is released from a mental institution, where she was forcibly p…

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For Today I Am a Boy

For Today I Am a Boy

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Peter, from a traditional Chinese family, is the revered son in a family of…

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Ghost Hawk

Ghost Hawk

Grades: 4-8
Supplier: Not Available

Little Hawk journeys to the wilderness to survive alone and become a man. A…

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Good Morning City

Good Morning City

Grades: PreK-9
Supplier: Not Available

Long before the city wakes, many people are hard at work to ensure that the…

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Henri Cie : opération Béatrice

Henri Cie : opération Béatrice

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

Henri, un jeune garçon de 12 ans, ne connait pas ses origines. Son imaginat…

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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

This modern anthology explores feminism as well as race, sexuality, identit…

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How do you Feel

How do you Feel

Grades: PreK-K
Supplier: Not Available

When a little hedgehog walks through the forest and asks his animal friends…

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How Things Work: Discover Secrets And Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercraft, Robotics, And Everything In Between

How Things Work: Discover Secrets And Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercraft, Robotics, And Everything In Between

Grades: 3-8
Supplier: Not Available

This engaging and informative resource for grades 3-8, with its colourful p…

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In the Red Canoe

In the Red Canoe

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

In this gentle, engaging picture book, a young girl and her grandfather set…

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J’ai avalé un arc-en-ciel

J’ai avalé un arc-en-ciel

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Capucine écrit un blogue après le départ de son petit ami qui déménage dans…

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Le meilleur coiffeur de Harare

Le meilleur coiffeur de Harare

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Ce roman est une dénonciation de l’homophobie et du racisme. Il décrit auss…

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Le merveilleux

Le merveilleux

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Ce roman est un voyage qui nous fait rencontrer un vieil Indien philosophe,…

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Le piège de l’araignée

Le piège de l’araignée

Grades: 5-9
Supplier: Not Available

Christopher vient de perdre sa mère et son père est en pleine dépression. I…

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L’herbe verte, l’eau vive

L’herbe verte, l’eau vive

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Alberta a deux amants, mais elle veut un enfant sans avoir à se marier. Cha…

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Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

This non-fiction picture book creatively combines math and counting to prov…

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Marrow Thieves, The

Marrow Thieves, The

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

The future is plagued with global warming, wars, and chaos, and most humans…

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Matchbox Diary, The

Matchbox Diary, The

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

When a young girl visits her great-grandfather she discovers his special di…

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Minds of Winter

Minds of Winter

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Fay Morgan, wanting information about her grandfather who served in the Arc…

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A Morning with Grandpa

Morning with Grandpa, A

Grades: PreK-3
Supplier: Not Available

Spirited young Mei Mei watches Grandpa as he performs tai chi in the garden…

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Pemmican Wars

Pemmican Wars

Grades: 7-9
Supplier: Not Available

This compelling graphic novel opens with 13-year-old Echo overlooking the Q…

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Poetry Speaks Who I Am

Poetry Speaks Who I Am

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

This poetry anthology includes a variety of poems from different perspectiv…

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War

Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War

Grades: 4-12
Supplier: Not Available

This resource gives a detailed account of the Japanese immigrant experience…

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Righting Canada’s Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century

Righting Canada’s Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century

Grades: 5-12
Supplier: Not Available

This resource will help students understand the Chinese Head Tax and Canada…

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Komagata Maru and Canada's Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century

Righting Canada’s Wrongs: The Komagata Maru and Canada’s Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century

Grades: 5-12
Supplier: Not Available

This resource uses text, images, and online video links to provide an under…

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Satellite

Satellite

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Fifteen-year-old Leo and twins Libra and Orion were born in space and have …

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Sockeye Mother, The

Sockeye Mother, The

Grades: 4-12
Supplier: Not Available

This Canadian resource explores the lifecycle of the sockeye salmon from th…

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Story of Canada, The

Story of Canada, The

Grades: 8-10
Supplier: Not Available

This award-winning textbook follows a chronological timeline since Canada’s…

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Strangers

Strangers

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Cole has not visited his home—Wounded Sky First Nation—for a decade, but wh…

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Textos et Cie : #AINSIVALAVIE

Textos et Cie : #AINSIVALAVIE

Grades: 6-9
Supplier: Not Available

Morgane, une jeune fille de 14 ans, doit déménager et changer d’école. Elle…

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That Squeak

That Squeak

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

When Joe’s best friend dies, Joe struggles to cope with the death and decid…

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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This gritty and raw autobiography, a cautionary tale about choices, traces …

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Tsiueten

Tsiueten

Grades: 5-12
Supplier: Not Available

À la fin de l’été 1959, Tsiueten, un jeune Innu de onze ans, et sa famille …

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Unicorn’s Picnic

Unicorn’s Picnic

Grades: PreK-2
Supplier: Not Available

This B.C. picture book tells the story of unicorn families who head into th…

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Using Electricity

Using Electricity

Grades: 1-4
Supplier: Not Available

This engaging resource discusses electricity and energy at a level suitable…

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Water Walker, The

Water Walker, The

Grades: 2-6
Supplier: Not Available

When an elder tells Nokomis (grandmother) Josephine that eventually an ounc…

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Wenjack

Wenjack

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Young “Charlie” Wenjak escapes from a residential school in Northern Ontari…

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Woman Who Smashed Codes, The

Woman Who Smashed Codes, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This is the little-known story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, first hired by …

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World Without You, A

World Without You, A

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

When Bo’s girlfriend commits suicide at their residential school for studen…

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Zoélie l’allumette : Le garçon oublié

Zoélie l’allumette : Le garçon oublié

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Zoélie est une jeune fille attachante livrée à elle-même. Elle a 11 ans et …

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