Red Maple Book Award - Fiction Honour Book 2009Snow Willow Award Nominee 2009 CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award shortlist, 2009Canadian Children's Book center Our Choice, 2009Will Reid is a gawky kid who wears fake turtlenecks, is obsessed by his ant farm project, and is lousy at gym. In other words, he's the perfect target for Shane, the Grade 9 bully. Katie has been Will's friend in elementary school, but defending him in the high school environment comes at an unforeseen cost - she dreads the rumours that link them in a boyfriend/girlfriend way she's never considered. Devan has been part of Shane's bullyboy team until now, when he comes to realize that it's not so smart to mindlessly back up each nasty attack of Shane's. Together the three young teens are struggling to find their way out of one of the classic dilemmas of life: how not to be a bystander to bullying, how to stand up for your friends, and how to deal with consuming rage.Young readers will find lots to think about as they turn the pages of this crisp and compelling story by newcomer Caroline Pignat. Each character takes a turn at telling the story -- through the spare blank verse of Will, wrapped up in the world of his single-parent father and his own eccentric preoccupations; through the clear-eyed accounts of Katie, wrestling with her own private demons; and in the sensitive narrative of the slowly awakening Devan, who comes to notice Katie as a spunky, attractive individual whom he'd like to know better but fears thinks he's a goof.Note that Kids Help Phone's has included Egghead on their site as a book to help kids in their Get Information section under Bullying for Ages 13 and Up.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/16/2007Pages: 173Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Even the youngest child can enjoy a special adaptation of a classic Little House tale, as Laura and Mary listen to Pa talk about meeting a mother deer and her baby fawn deep in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/16/1999Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
There are at least 25 million whitetail deer in North America, and when children see one, they will know how it got its name. This fun book answers all the questions young readers ask about whitetails through informative text and color illustrations.. 22 photos.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2000Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Free people,Free landThe Muldie boys and their father have come a long way to Kansas. But when Daddy moves on, the three boys must begin their own journey. They must learn to care for one another and face the dangers of the wilderness alone.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/23/1984Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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