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Book cover of ACCOMPLICE
ACCOMPLICE
By: valerie sherrard | Published: February 2010

Lexie Malton is an average Vancouver teen with fairly typical issues. Her stepmother is far from her favourite person, she has a sister with special n...

Lexie Malton is an average Vancouver teen with fairly typical issues. Her stepmother is far from her favourite person, she has a sister with special needs, and life outside the home is the usual mix of school, friends, and social events. But Lexie has a secret. Her ex-boyfriend, Devlin Mather, is now a heroin addict living on the street, and only Lexie knows that she's the one who put him there. Guilt makes her give in to Devlin's demands for money time and time again, even though she knows how dangerous his drug use is. Lexie finally gathers the strength to stop enabling Devlin. But when he seeks treatment for his addiction, Lexie finds herself drawn back to him, never guessing what a dark and deadly path she has just chosen. Devlin relapses, and his desperation leads to an act that will change both of their lives forever.

Theme: Drugs & Addiction, Abuse

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    9781554887644
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Book cover of COOPER CLARK & THE DRAGON LADY
COOPER CLARK & THE DRAGON LADY
By: valerie sherrard | Published: April 2019

This delightful chapter book introduces young readers to Cooper Clark, whose world takes an alarming turn when his regular babysitter gets a new job. ...

This delightful chapter book introduces young readers to Cooper Clark, whose world takes an alarming turn when his regular babysitter gets a new job. Arrangements are then made for Cooper to spend his after-school hours with old Mrs. Mulligan — a plan he does not care for one bit! Everyone knows that Mrs. Mulligan has a real live dragon in her basement and although he has kept his fears secret, Cooper is very afraid of dragons. In order to avoid Mrs. Mulligan's dreadful pet, Cooper comes up with one zany plan after another. It isn't until he runs out of ideas that Cooper makes a most important discovery. Filled with fun and very real emotion, Cooper Clark is sure to steal readers' hearts.

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    9781554554621
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of COUNTING BACK FROM 9
COUNTING BACK FROM 9
By: valerie sherrard | Published: November 2012

Theme: Romance, Death & Grieving

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    9781554552450
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    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of DOWN HERE
DOWN HERE
By: valerie sherrard | Published: August 2015

Theme: Mindset

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    9781554553273
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    Hardcover Canadian
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of DRIFTWOOD
DRIFTWOOD
By: valerie sherrard | Published: October 2013

On the 2014 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award shortlist New middle-grade fiction from the award-winning author of The Glory Wind Adam's summe...

On the 2014 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award shortlist New middle-grade fiction from the award-winning author of The Glory Wind Adam's summer is off to a disappointing start. His so-called "best friend" has bailed on him, choosing to stay behind to care for a sick dog, instead of joining Adam and his family at the seaside campground as planned. Adam is furious with Billy for abandoning him, impatient with his mother for her artistic obsessions, and embarrassed by his dad's lame attempts at being funny. At least an ever-changing cast of new summer friends proves to be an entertaining distraction: Joey, the shoe-thief with the cute sister; the mischievous Linden twins; enigmatic Nevin; and Ethan, the adventurer. But it is Theo, the blind gentleman up on the hill, with his magical stories of driftwood, who helps Adam to see the true nature of friendship — and forgiveness.

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    9781554553051
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    Intermediate Fiction
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GLORY WIND
By: valerie sherrard | Published: October 2010

Gracie and Luke immediately become friends when Gracie moves to a small town in Canada, but secrets about her mother's past threaten their friendship....

Gracie and Luke immediately become friends when Gracie moves to a small town in Canada, but secrets about her mother's past threaten their friendship.

Theme: Historical Fiction, Prejudice & Racism

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    9781554551705
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    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of KATE
KATE
By: valerie sherrard | Published: November 2003

2005 White Pine Award ― Shortlisted 2004 IODE Violet Downey National Book Award ― Shortlisted 2004 Canadian Children...

2005 White Pine Award ― Shortlisted 2004 IODE Violet Downey National Book Award ― Shortlisted 2004 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Selection There’s one other thing I should mention right off, which is that I’m fourteen years old and dying. (I guess that was two things, but the significance of one is sort of tied to the other, don’t you think?) Kate Benchworth is far from typical. Having been diagnosed with a brain tumour that could end her life at any time, she views the world with refreshing honesty and rare insight. As her family and members of her community struggle to accept what lies ahead, Kate refuses to give in to self-pity. Determined to live each moment to the fullest, she falls in love with a boy locked up in the local jail and befriends the town recluse. Valerie Sherrard’s new novel is a moving tale about a young woman experiencing the best days of her life, all the while aware that the time she has left is rapidly disappearing. From the Inside Flap: A moving tale about a young woman experiencing the best days of her life, all the while aware that the time she has left is rapidly disappearing. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9781550024760
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    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of RAIN SHADOW
RAIN SHADOW
By: valerie sherrard | Published: November 2014

Theme: Special Needs, Bullying issues

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    9781554553419
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of RANDOM ACTS
RANDOM ACTS
By: valerie sherrard | Published: October 2016

Now in paperback, a laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel featuring three friends whose acts of kindess go terribly awry. In the haze of a food-induc...

Now in paperback, a laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel featuring three friends whose acts of kindess go terribly awry. In the haze of a food-induced stupor, Zoey Dalton and her best friends Bean and Jenna make a pledge to begin performing random acts of kindness--anonymously. Their previous track record for altruism is pretty much a flat line, so anything they do to help others is bound to be an improvement. Or is it? What if the random acts of kindness are unwanted and misunderstood? What if, instead of spreading joy and good will, the trio's actions stir up trouble, wreak havoc and maybe even cause bodily harm? That, of course, would be a different story. This story, in fact.

Theme: Social Justice , Activism

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    9780143191056
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of RANDOM ACTS
RANDOM ACTS
By: valerie sherrard | Published: February 2015

In the haze of a food-induced stupor, Zoey Dalton and her best friends Bean and Jenna make a pledge to begin performing random acts of kindness—...

In the haze of a food-induced stupor, Zoey Dalton and her best friends Bean and Jenna make a pledge to begin performing random acts of kindness—anonymously. Their previous track record for altruism is pretty much a flat line, so anything they do to help others is bound to be an improvement. Or is it? What if the random acts of kindness are unwanted and misunderstood? What if, instead of spreading joy and good will, the trio’s actions stir up trouble, wreak havoc and maybe even cause bodily harm? That, of course, would be a different story. This story, in fact.

Theme: Character Education

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    9780143191049
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    Hardcover Canadian
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of RISE & FALL OF DEREK COWELL
RISE & FALL OF DEREK COWELL
By: valerie sherrard | Published: April 2019

A young adult novel about the hunger for high school popularity and the negative outcomes that follow the fall from power.

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    9781770865747
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SARAH'S LEGACY
By: valerie sherrard | Published: June 2006

Commended for the 2007 Canadian Children's Book Centre, short-listed for the 2008 Red Maple Award "You know how it is when you get a fee...

Commended for the 2007 Canadian Children's Book Centre, short-listed for the 2008 Red Maple Award "You know how it is when you get a feeling that something big is going to happen? Well, it wasn't like that for me. In fact, that Thursday started out like any other day." With these words, Sarah Gilmore begins the remarkable story of what happened when she and her mother, Maggie, suddenly found themselves recipients of an unusual inheritance. A home of their own sounds too good to be true to the Gilmores, who have been struggling to manage on Maggie's income as a waitress - but the conditions that come with the house are strange indeed. Then Sarah receives a message that she should look for a mysterious bequest in an old chest and her imagination runs to thoughts of jewels and wealth. She is disappointed when the chest seems to yield nothing of value - until she learns the truth about her legacy.

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    9781550026023
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Book cover of SPEECHLESS
SPEECHLESS
By: valerie sherrard | Published: June 2007

"No one pays much attention to you if you don't have much to say, so there was no way I could have predicted what would happen when I stopped...

"No one pays much attention to you if you don't have much to say, so there was no way I could have predicted what would happen when I stopped talking altogether." When his teacher announces that it's time for the yearly class speeches, Griffin Maxwell starts to sweat. His past experience with the dreaded speech was humiliating, to say the least, and he just knows there's no way he can go through that again. So Griffin's best friend, Bryan, comes up with a solution -- one that's so simple it just has to work. But neither boy can begin to predict the bizarre chain of events that will be set in place when Griffin goes along with the idea. From squaring off with the school bully to reading a teacher's private letters, Griffin Maxwell wil have to face things he never imagined, and all without saying a word!

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    9781550027013
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Book cover of TESTIFY
TESTIFY
By: valerie sherrard | Published: August 2011

Short-listed for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award, 2012 Before you judge me, there are two things you should know about why I did it. ...

Short-listed for the Forest of Reading Red Maple Award, 2012 Before you judge me, there are two things you should know about why I did it. Shana Tremain is a good kid. She knows right from wrong and she's never been in any serious trouble. But when her best friend, Carrie, comes to her for help, Shana agrees to break the law to save Carrie from a molester. She even feels good about it for a while. Then trouble starts. Someone in their group of friends is stealing from the others. As she searches for the truth, Shana uncovers evidence that raises a terrifying question: Has she made a horrible mistake? Faced with the reality of what she's done, Shana finds herself trapped in a web of her own lies and deceit. Can she convince the right people that she's telling the truth now? Either way it's clear someone is going to pay a terrible price for her crime.

Theme: High Interest Low Vocab, Abuse

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    9781554889273
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TUMBLEWEED SKIES
By: valerie sherrard | Published: October 2009

When her father takes a job as a traveling salesman, nine-year-old Ellie is sent to live with Grandmother Acklebee on her farm in Saskatchewan and fin...

When her father takes a job as a traveling salesman, nine-year-old Ellie is sent to live with Grandmother Acklebee on her farm in Saskatchewan and finds her grandmother's reaction to her arrival far from welcoming.

Theme: Historical Fiction, Inter-Generational, Death & Grieving

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    9781554551132
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VANESSA HUDGENS
By: valerie sherrard | Published: August 2010

When Vanessa Hudgens stepped onto the stage to try out for a role in High School Musical, she was one of over six hundred hopefuls. At that time, she ...

When Vanessa Hudgens stepped onto the stage to try out for a role in High School Musical, she was one of over six hundred hopefuls. At that time, she was not well known. But the producers were blown away by her audition, and she was chosen for a leading part. It was this role that put the young singer/actress on the path to superstardom. Hudgens has now starred in a number of movies, released several albums, and won awards for her work as both an actress and a singer.

Theme: Media Literacy

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    9780778772620
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    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of WATCHER
WATCHER
By: valerie sherrard | Published: October 2009

"I knew one thing -- I wasn't going to be rotting in that place for the rest of my life. I was getting out of there. That place turned people...

"I knew one thing -- I wasn't going to be rotting in that place for the rest of my life. I was getting out of there. That place turned people into the living dead. In that neighbourhood, it was hard to hear anything that didn't carry the sound of defeat." Sixteen-year-old Porter Delaney has his future figured out, but his nice, neat plans are shaken when a man he believes may be his father suddenly appears in his Toronto neighbourhood. Porter knows that he wants nothing to do with the deadbeat dad who abandoned him and his sister twelve years earlier, but curiosity causes him to re-examine the past. Unfortunately, actual memories are scarce and confusing, and much of what he knows is based on things his mother told him. As Porter looks for answers, it begins to seem that all he's ever going to find are more questions.

Theme: Family Relationships

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    9781554884315
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