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celebrate Harry Potter Week

October 30 – November 3, 2017!


Monday, October 30 – read books, word searched, colouring pages

Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween – Harry Potter costume contest – prizes – Harry Potter characters only!

Wednesday, November 1 – Harry Potter Lego Movie

Thursday, November 2 – Harry Potter Kahoot – trivia game – prizes

Friday, November 3 – play a fun game of Quiddich!

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Recommended by my friend and colleague, Annie, I was immediately sucked into All The Bright Places. The book launches with the school’s freaky kid on a ledge, wondering if he should jump or not, when he looks over to see a popular girl doing the same thing. The girl begins to panic and so the boy rushes to save her. No one believes she would ever contemplate suicide, so he claims that she saved him. With that, begins a beautiful and tragic bad boy and good girl teen romance.

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This was an interesting book. The main character has severe allergies to everything, so she is essentially quarantined in her home with just her mother and a nurse for company. This is mostly fine for her until a cute boy moves in next door. Instantly attracted to one another, they begin a secret relationship. Though fairly predictable, it was an enjoyable read.

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Told in the first person from a cat’s point of view, a young American/Canadian girl is reincarnated into a street cat living in Israel’s West Bank. As a cat, she is accidentally trapped in the home of a little Palestinian boy and two Israeli soldiers who have broken in and are using the home to spy on neighbours. As a human, the main character is quite cruel to other people, and as a cat is selfish and indifferent to others, but as the story progresses, the reader beings to wonder if  she will seize the opportunity for redemption or continue as she was. Compelling with a unique premise, this would be a good read aloud or lit circle selection. Deborah Ellis is a fantastic Canadian author and activist who typically writes about young people from different countries and cultures, helping us to have a better understanding of our world and the people who live here.

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Stunning Novel

This mesmerizing novel surprised me. Naila, born and raised in Florida to traditional Pakistani parents, has listened to her parents her whole life. Naila is about to graduate from high school and begin medical school in the fall when she makes a huge mistake. Forbidden to date because her parents insist on arranging a marriage for her, Naila secretly dates Saif and sneaks out to attend their senior prom. Caught by her parents, Naila is hauled off to Pakistan for a month where she discovers that she is to be married off.

This would make a very interesting lit circle choice.

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After working many years in British Columbia, Yang Hok is just about to board a ship back home to China, when his former lover appears, leaving their son in his care. Unwilling to bring home a half Chinese half Aboriginal child, Yang Hok searches for the boy’s mother. Will Yang find her before his ticket home expires?

Set in 1885, after the completion of the railway, A Superior Man depicts what life was like for early Chinese immigrants and migrant workers in British Columbia.

Well known for his gripping and often dark tales for kids, Paul Yee’s most recent novel is targeted at adults, and would be appropriate for older secondary school kids.

Also a fabulous storyteller, Paul Yee will be in town this fall doing several readings.

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Recently Read

My friend Carrie recommended this middle years novel to me and after reading Cheriee’s review, I just had to read it. Maggie, self proclaimed nerd with two older ‘hot’ sisters, is struggling to make sense of her cool dad, who is rapidly losing his ability to function. The youngest child, Maggie isn’t told what is going on.

Amazing story. Great read aloud. Great lit circle selection.

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Praise for book 3 of The Unwanteds – Island of Fire.  This book was amazing Aaron becomes the leader of Quill as Alex becomes the mage of Artime they must put their skills to test as Alex finds a way to get his friends back Aaron makes a bigger army in Quill.  In Warbler everyday Lani is sending her seek spell losing hope but little does she an Samheed know Mr.Today has died and Alex is doing everything he can to try and save them.  In this new exhilarating book who will rise Alex or Aaron?     I rate this book ★★★★☆ THANK YOU!   Approved

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The Selection

The Selection is a fantastic book if you like romance. There’s this girl name America  Singer who gets chosen into The Selection to win Prince Maxon’s love. I like this book because the book itself has some complex words.The begining was a slow start to the book.This book I’ll recommend if you like romance and fantasy and if you 12+. I’ll rate this book ★★★★☆
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mockingjay I loved this book it was so good!!! I’ve read all the other books in the hunger games trilogy and this was by far the best with so much more action adventure and some romance in it. I really recommend this book for people who like those type of qualitys in a book.

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