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Newly Evaluated – May 2018

Newly Evaluated – May 2018

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April 30, 2018

Check out the newly evaluated titles in this month’s newsletter. You’ll find novels as well as Science, Home Economics, 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.

Alan Cole is Not a Coward

Alan Cole is Not a Coward

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

Alan Cole’s family is unsupportive and intolerant, and his father and broth…

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Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

Grades: PreK-7
Supplier: Not Available

This personal memoir of Arun Gandhi explores the teachings of his grandfath…

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Big Book of Makerspace Projects, The: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

Big Book of Makerspace Projects, The: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

Grades: 7-10
Supplier: Not Available

This resource provides an array of projects at a range of skill levels—from…

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Book of Bones: 10 Record Breaking Animals

Book of Bones: 10 Record Breaking Animals

Grades: 1-7
Supplier: Not Available

This engaging, light-hearted non-fiction picture book combines a guessing g…

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Boy in the Moon, The

Boy in the Moon, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This compelling memoir details the journey of the Brown family to deal with…

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Caravaggio: Signed in Blood

Caravaggio: Signed in Blood

Grades: 6-8
Supplier: Not Available

Beppo, an indentured servant in 17th century Italy, witnesses his master’s …

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Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water, The

Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, The

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

Crocodile is different from his brothers and sisters – he simply does not l…

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Different Pond, A

Different Pond, A

Grades: K-5
Supplier: Not Available

Phi and his father, Vietnamese immigrants in America, get up early and go t…

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Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, The

Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, The

Grades: 5-8
Supplier: Not Available

Prosper, a 12-year-old boy, shares his body with Alastor, a malefactor who …

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Echo

Echo

Grades: 4-9
Supplier: Not Available

A magical harmonica touches the lives of three young children, all obsessed…

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Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This award-winning memoir relates the story of Sungju Lee, who grew up in N…

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False Prince, The

False Prince, The

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

When a king and his family die, the kingdom is close to civil war, and a ne…

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Fault Lines: Understanding The Power Of Earthquakes

Fault Lines: Understanding The Power Of Earthquakes

Grades: 4-12
Supplier: Not Available

This Canadian reference work will help students explore earthquakes and nat…

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Fire Starters

Fire Starters

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

When two indigenous youth find an old flare gun and decide to have some fun…

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Food Lab, The

Food Lab, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This award-winning food and cooking reference book explores the science beh…

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Food Rules

Food Rules

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

Food writer Michael Pollan offers 64 rules that readers can use to take a f…

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

During WWII, the author’s maternal grandmother, Mitsue, and her family were…

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Future of the Mind, The: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Future of the Mind, The: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Grades: 12
Supplier: Not Available

This supplementary resource can help build a general understanding of brain…

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Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, The

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, The

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

This rollicking historical novel follows Monty Montague, his sister, and be…

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Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Hidden Figures: The True Story Of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Grades: PreK-9
Supplier: Not Available

The young readers’ edition of Hidden Figures tells the story of four amazin…

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How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients: An Electrifying Guide to the Elements

How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients: An Electrifying Guide to the Elements

Grades: 7-9
Supplier: Not Available

This captivating secondary resource for grades 6-9 explores chemistry appli…

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Inexplicable Logic of My Life, The

Inexplicable Logic of My Life, The

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

This contemporary coming of age story follows Sal during his final year of …

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Je ne suis pas un numéro

Je ne suis pas un numéro

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Irene et ses deux frères sont enlevés à leur famille et doivent aller vivre…

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Kiviuq and the Mermaids

Kiviuq and the Mermaids

Grades: 3-8
Supplier: Not Available

The great Inuit hunter Kiviuq sets out in search of food but becomes lost a…

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Kuessipan

Kuessipan

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Ce récit émouvant et sans concession n’est pas un roman à proprement parler…

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L’été où papa est devenu gay

L’été où papa est devenu gay

Grades: 6-10
Supplier: Not Available

Arvid et son père, récemment séparé de sa femme, se retrouvent en vacances …

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Leap

Leap

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

A young boy works hard to convince his classmates that he will make a journ…

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Les bas du pensionnat

Les bas du pensionnat

Grades: 5-12
Supplier: Not Available

Olemaun, une jeune Inuite, veut aller à l’école des Étrangers pour apprendr…

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Les Papinachois et les ours

Les Papinachois et les ours

Grades: 1-3
Supplier: Not Available

Les Papinachois (un clan amérindien de la famille des Algonquiens) partent …

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Leveller, The

Leveller, The

Grades: 8-9
Supplier: Not Available

Nixy Bauer, a bounty hunter in an online virtual reality world called MEEP,…

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Lila and the Crow

Lila and the Crow

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Lila and her family move to a new town and she is so excited to go to schoo…

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List, The

List, The

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

After the fall of society, Ark is divided between those who believe John No…

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Littlest Bigfoot, The

Littlest Bigfoot, The

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Alice feels different and uncomfortable with herself, a feeling shared by h…

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Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Will’s brother Shawn was shot the day before, and according to the code of …

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Material World: A Global Family Portrait

Material World: A Global Family Portrait

Grades: 2-12
Supplier: Not Available

This resource provides a snapshot of the material life of families in 30 na…

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Mauve

Mauve

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

Pome et Verte sont deux apprenties sorcières qui se sont liées d’amitié. Ma…

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One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Five high-school students go into detention, but only four leave as the fif…

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Out Standing in the Field

Out Standing in the Field

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

Sandra Perron was raised in a military family and followed that path to bec…

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Outside People and Other Stories

Outside People and Other Stories

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

The short stories in this contemporary collection are either set in Canada …

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Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077

Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

When writer Craig Davidson finds himself in a writing slump, he finds a job…

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Saints and Misfits

Saints and Misfits

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Janna is a modern North American Muslim girl who wears a hijab, does well i…

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Seven Elements that Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery

Seven Elements that Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery

Grades: 7-12
Supplier: Not Available

This popular science book deals with seven elements – iron, carbon, gold, s…

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Shatter Me

Shatter Me

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Seventeen-year-old Juliette has a mysterious ability to kill simply by touc…

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Sheep Who Hatched an Egg, The

Sheep Who Hatched an Egg, The

Grades: K-3
Supplier: Not Available

Lola the sheep has the most beautiful silky, soft wool. She is very proud o…

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Sign Around My Neck, The

Sign Around My Neck, The

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

Lucy/Lou, an eleven-year-old, likes himself but hates his body as he was bo…

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Six of Crows

Six of Crows

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

In Ketterdam, outlaw Kez is offered the ultimate heist but he can’t do it a…

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Super Cool Tech

Super Cool Tech

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Not Available

This resource covers many areas of science and technology, including transp…

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Thousand Pieces Of You, A

Thousand Pieces Of You, A

Grades: 9-12
Supplier: Not Available

Seventeen-year-old Marguerite has groundbreaking physicists for parents, an…

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Three Pleasures, The

Three Pleasures, The

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

Daniel Sugiura, a reporter for a Japanese-Canadian newspaper during World W…

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To Look A Nazi In The Eye

To Look A Nazi In The Eye

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

This Canadian work is the true story of Jordana Lebowitz, a university stud…

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Totem Poles and Railroads

Totem Poles and Railroads

Grades: 11-12
Supplier: Not Available

This collection of contemporary poetry, by indigenous Canadian poet Janet R…

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Ugly

Ugly

Grades: 4-8
Supplier: Not Available

This inspirational memoir recounts the story of Robert Hoge, born with a fa…

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Une fille à l’école des gars

Une fille à l’école des gars

Grades: 5-7
Supplier: Not Available

Léonie, une petite fille de 10 ans, perd son frère aîné de 16 ans dans un t…

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Walk on the Tundra, A

Walk on the Tundra, A

Grades: K-5
Supplier: Not Available

Inuujaq is not at all excited about going for a walk on the tundra with her…

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We Are Okay

We Are Okay

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

When Marin’s world falls apart, she leaves San Francisco for college in New…

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What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

Grades: 8-12
Supplier: Not Available

This engaging text examines cultural eating practices and food security aro…

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Grades: 10-12
Supplier: Not Available

This science fiction novel is structured as a collection of interviews, con…

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Zack

Zack

Grades: 4-7
Supplier: Not Available

Zack souhaite fuir très loin de son village de Saint-Là-Là-du-Bout-du-Monde…

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