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Newly Evaluated – June 2018

Newly Evaluated – June 2018

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May 23, 2018

Check out 50 newly evaluated titles in this month’s newsletter. Besides novels you’ll find Science, French language, and Aboriginal resources.

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.

American Street

American Street

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

When Fabiola Toussant and her mother are moving from Haiti to Detroit to li…

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Bellevue Square

Bellevue Square

Grades: 12
Supplier: Not Available

Jean Mason owns a bookshop and when a customer tells her that Jean has a do…

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Blackthorn Key, The

Blackthorn Key, The

Grades: 6-8
Supplier: Not Available

Christopher Rowe is a young apprentice to a master apothecary in the mid-16…

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Boat People, The

Boat People, The

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

A cargo ship arrives in Vancouver with Tamil migrants who are detained, arr…

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Education of Augie Merasty, The

Education of Augie Merasty, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Joseph Auguste Merasty, a Cree trapper, was placed in a Residential School …

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Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

This comprehensive reference work focuses on ten horizontal identities: Aut…

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Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Grace, Maya, and Joaquin all share the same biological mother but have neve…

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Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love, The

Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love, The

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Sixteen-year-old Graham, a self-professed geek, has developed romantic feel…

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Geography of You and Me, The

Geography of You and Me, The

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Lucy and Owen, from very different backgrounds, spend a single yet innocent…

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Hear The Wolves

Hear The Wolves

Grades: 7-9
Supplier: Not Available

Sloan is an excellent young hunter but having been lost in the woods, she i…

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Hurt Go Happy

Hurt Go Happy

Grades: 5-8
Supplier: Not Available

Thirteen-year-old Joey is a typical teenage girl except that she is hearing…

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Aven and her parents move to take over a rundown Western-style theme park i…

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Ivory And Bone

Ivory And Bone

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Kol, his brothers, and parents are part of a hunter-gatherer clan during th…

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La Mythologie

La Mythologie

Grades: 3-7
Supplier: Not Available

Ce livre de référence explique ce qu’est la mythologie et donne des exemple…

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Land of Forgotten Girls, The

Land of Forgotten Girls, The

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

When their mother and younger sister die, Soledad and Ming’s father moves t…

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Landscape with Invisible Hand

Landscape with Invisible Hand

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

When aliens visit Earth and offer humans a “great” deal – their advanced te…

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Le Corps humain

Le Corps humain

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Cette ressource intéressera les élèves de l’élémentaire, de la 3e à la 7e a…

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Les mots qu’il me reste

Les mots qu’il me reste

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

En 1966, Violette est obligée d’aller vivre au pensionnat. Elle doit quitte…

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Les planètes

Les planètes

Grades: 2-7
Supplier: Not Available

Ce livre documentaire sur les planètes pourra être utilisé pour enseigner d…

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Les roches et minéraux

Les roches et minéraux

Grades: 1-7
Supplier: Not Available

Ce livre documentaire pourra être utilisé dans les classes d’arts langagier…

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Les volcans

Les volcans

Grades: 1-7
Supplier: Not Available

Ce livre documentaire sur les volcans pourra être utilisé pour enseigner de…

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Magical Animal Adoption Agency,The: Clover's Luck

Magical Animal Adoption Agency,The: Clover’s Luck

Grades: 2-6
Supplier: Not Available

Despite her name, Clover feels very unlucky as her best friend goes away fo…

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Master Minds

Master Minds

Grades: 5-8
Supplier: Not Available

Five teenagers live in the perfect, controlled town of Serenity. But, when …

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Nevernight

Nevernight

Grades: 12
Supplier: Not Available

Mia witnessed her father’s execution and the imprisonment of her mother, wh…

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Niska

Niska

Grades: 4-8
Supplier: Not Available

Dans cette histoire, une petite fille demande à son grand-père pourquoi ell…

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Poison Study

Poison Study

Grades: 9-11
Supplier: Not Available

In the land of Ixia, the Code of Behaviour ensures the prosperity and equal…

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Rabbit Listened, The

Rabbit Listened, The

Grades: PreK-3
Supplier: Not Available

When Taylor’s building block creation is destroyed, Taylor experiences sadn…

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Raven Boys, The

Raven Boys, The

Grades: 8-10
Supplier: Not Available

Unlikely friends, the Raven Boys – Gansey, Ronan, Adam, and Noah – all atte…

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Reboot

Reboot

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Wren 178 was dead for 178 minutes before she came back to life as a Reboot,…

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Red Queen

Red Queen

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

In the Kingdom of Norta, the rich and powerful Silver class has supernatura…

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Refugee

Refugee

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

This gripping novel follows three children in different time periods, as th…

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Science Book, The: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Science Book, The: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Grades: 5-12
Supplier: Not Available

This comprehensive, well-organized, and engaging resource would be a useful…

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Science of Why, The: Answers to Questions About the World Around Us

Science of Why, The: Answers to Questions About the World Around Us

Grades: 5-12
Supplier: Not Available

Canada’s Jay Ingram poses 36 science questions about the body, the animal k…

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Secret Side of Empty, The

Secret Side of Empty, The

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

M.T. may be a stellar student and member of the National Honour Society but…

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Seven Fallen Feathers

Seven Fallen Feathers

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

In Northern Ontario, Indigenous students had to leave their families and re…

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Spark, The

Spark, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

When Kristine Barnett was told her autistic son Jacob would never be able t…

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Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

This easy-to-read and well-designed resource introduces upper elementary st…

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Spliced

Spliced

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Jimi has great plans for her future, including attending college with her f…

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Story of a Girl

Story of a Girl

Grades: 8-10
Supplier: Not Available

At 13, Deanna had a sexual experience with a 17 year-old boy, was labelled …

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Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls

Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

When June’s friend Delia kills herself in a fire, June knows that it wasn’t…

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This Is Not A Love Letter

This Is Not A Love Letter

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

When Chris, an African-American boy and star baseball player, goes missing …

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Tokyo Digs a Garden

Tokyo Digs a Garden

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

Tokyo lives in a big, human-made, bricked-over world and when he receives t…

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Trafficked

Trafficked

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

When seventeen-year-old Hannah’s parents are killed in a terrorist bombing …

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Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools

Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools

Grades: PreK-12
Supplier: Not Available

This Canadian teacher’s resource provides accessible background information…

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Welcome Family and Friends to our Bighouse

Welcome Family and Friends to our Bighouse

Grades: 3-7
Supplier: Not Available

12-year-old girl Gana lives in Alert Bay, BC and tells the story of her fam…

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Why’d They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History

Why’d They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History

Grades: 6-7
Supplier: Not Available

This engaging resource discusses how fashion mirrors events throughout hist…

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Wintergirls

Wintergirls

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

When Lia makes a pact with her friend Cassie to become a ‘Wintergirl’—a gir…

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Wonderling, The

Wonderling, The

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

In a world where fully human characters have power over groundlings, those …

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You Talking to Me?: Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics and More

You Talking to Me?: Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics and More

Grades: 3-7
Supplier: Not Available

This appealing resource discusses how language has developed from sounds an…

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Zeroes: Book 1

Zeroes: Book 1

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Six Californian teenagers have unique powers with both positive and negativ…

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