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​NOVEL STUDY:
When eleven year-old Alex Thomas meets a new boy in his class named Henry Greenfield, Alex’s wild imagination gets the best of him. Convinced that the new boy will steal his chances of becoming popular, Alex decides to humiliate him. In the process, Alex finds himself dealing with socially awkward situations that begin to spiral out of control. However, everything changes when Alex finds Henry on the playground being picked on by Damian Dermite, the meanest boy in school. Alex is suddenly inspired to do the right thing and stick up for Henry, even if it means getting himself suspended. Ultimately, Alex learns vital lessons about respect, friendship, and himself. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - Friendship, Loyalty, Respect, Kindness, Reflection, Self-Esteem, Peer-Pressure
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Haunted by a boy named Riley Grayson, twelve year-old Wesley is suddenly confronted by three things he fears the most in life: Love, Bullying and Ghosts. 
While on a grade eight camping trip at Lake Stoneway, Wesley struggles with his fears, trying to find ways to get the attention of Michelle Heartly while stopping his best friend from picking on a new boy named Simon. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - Leadership, Self-Esteem, Trust, Loyalty, Kindness, Friendship, Peer-Pressure
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An impulsive eleven-year-old boy named Alex Thomas has just angered Damian Dermite. Sadly he realizes he will likely have to spend the sixth grade finding clever ways to escape the vengeful bully. Alex soon discovers that hiding in the boy’s bathroom, stinking up the cafeteria, pulling the fire alarm and running away, are not the answers. When he finds himself standing with no clothes on in front of the entire school, Alex quickly realizes things have gotten way out of hand. With help from his brother, and a calculated plan in place, Alex faces his greatest fear...and finds the giant inside himself. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - Leadership, Trust, Communication, Respect, Kindness, Friendship, Self-Esteem
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Thinking the world is coming to an end, Bailey and Margaret watch a strange object hurtle from the sky. The two nervously investigate the mysterious crash and discover an alien has landed on earth. A teenage farm boy named Sheldon joins them as they try to help the lost creature return to its home. However, they soon realize this alien is not alone. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - Friendship, Loyalty, Respect, Leadership, Trust, Kindness, Selflessness, Initiative 

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AVAILABLE FOR NIE SERIAL STORIES
AVAILABLE FOR NIE SERIAL STORIES
AVAILABLE FOR NIE SERIAL STORIES
When Alexander starts school in the fall his teacher notices that he can't stop growing. Before long, he's too big for the classroom and has to move away to a farm. Alexander is heartbroken and so is his class. When the teacher tells Alexander how wonderful she thinks he is, Alexander believes it's just because he's unusually tall. However, when the teacher moves the entire classroom to Alexander's farm they are finally able show him just how special he really is. 

The book follows a young boy as he humorously goes through the various steps that are needed to sneak a monster into school.  

There are 22 very important steps you need to follow in order to sneak your Monster into school. This book will teach you how to be sneaky, how to distract, and how to show your Monster that you care. Before you begin, you will need large sunglasses, a can of worms, a bright red clown nose, peanut butter, a pink wig, and an extra-large toothbrush.
"It's up to YOU" Indirect bullying goes unseen far too often. It's an invisible, draining and negative energy that harms many young teens today. We know it's there...the question is, how do we stop it?

This is an educational book for children and teens​
My classmates wouldn’t play with me because I was different. I wanted to be just like them. However, when Mr. Monster Biggens visited our school, I wanted to be me...more than anything.
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NOVEL STUDY: 
Desperate to get a great mark on her 150 year anniversary presentation of Ottawa, Gauri sneaks into her dad's time machine with a boy from her class and travels back to 1867. Problems quickly unfold, leaving the two fifth-graders trapped in the unforgiving elements of winter, struggling to stay alive.

In 2017, Canada turns 150 years old. Burlington author and illustrator Chris Francis has written a story celebrating the sesquicentennial. The story has been written for students in grades 3 - 6.


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The Ogre-Beast showed the town of Red Apple Creek that being different was cool. He taught me to be proud of who I was. He changed my life. But the Mayor decided to lock him up in a cage. Who does that to a beautiful creature?
Our fourth grade class went to visit him along Glarington River, and all I wanted to do was cry. When I happened to see a legendary Whispering Tree floating by, I decided to jump off the ferry boat and escape. I just didn't want to be on that stupid field trip anymore. However, when I climbed onto the trunk of the giant tree, I had no clue I was about to go on the strangest, most heroic journey of my life.

​CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - Friendship, Loyalty, Respect, Kindness, Reflection, Self-Esteem, Peer-Pressure