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Chapter books (J Fiction) --- 3-8 Grade
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Series Title: Avonlea #1
by Mongomery, Lucy Maud
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
1. Anne of Green Gables
2. Anne of Avonlea
3. Chronicles of Avonlea
4. Anne of the Island
5. Anne's House of Dreams
6. Rainbow Valley
7. Further Chronicles of Avonlea
8. Rilla of Ingleside
9. Anne of Windy Poplars
10. Anne of Ingleside
by Speare, Elizabeth George
In Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Miriam Willard has just been to her first dance when she is captured by Indians. Her hardships and ordeals are taken from the diary kept by a real "captive" in 1754.
by Slade, Arthur
11-year-old Robert is the only one who can help when a mysterious stranger arrives, performing tricks & promising to bring rain, at the same time children begin to disappear from a dust bowl farm town in Saskatchewa, Canada, in the 1930's.
Series Title: Corey's Diary
by Wyeth, Sharon
In 1858, 9-year-old Corey Birdsong and his family, fugitive slaves from Kentucky, build a new life in Amherstburg, Canada, while still hoping to help those they left behind. Sequel to FREEDOM'S WINGS.
INCIDENT AT HAWK'S HILL
by Eckert, Allan
In the 1870's, a shy, lonely 6-year-old wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger.
MABLE RILEY: A RELIABLE RECORD OF HUMDRUM, PERIL, & ROMANCE
by Jocelyn, Marthe
In 1901, 14-year-old Mable Riley dreams of being a writer and having adventures while stuck in Perth County, Ontario, Canada, assisting her sister in teaching school and secretly becoming friends with a neighbor who holds scandalous opinions on women's rights.
RETURN TO HAWK'S HILL
by Eckert, Allan
Running away from a vicious trapper, 7-year-old Ben MacDonald is separated from his family and eventually ends up on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, where he is taken in by a tribe of Metis Indians. Takes place on the Canadian prairie in 1871.
Sequel to INCIDENT AT HAWK'S HILL.
STAR IN THE STORM
by Harlow, Joan Hiatt
In 1912, fearing for the safety of her beloved Newfoundland dog Sirius because of a new law outlawing non-sheep-herding dogs in her Newfoundland village, 12-year-old Maggie tries to save him by keeping him hidden.
WILLA'S NEW WORLD
by Demers, Barbara
Willa is a 15-year-old orphan shipped by an uncaring uncle to York Factory, on Hudson Bay in 1795.
Books for Teens (YA Fiction)
PARADISE: BASED ON A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL
by Goodman, Joan E.
In 1542, eager to escape the French Huguenot household of her harsh father, 16-year-old Marguerite de la Rocque sails with her equally stern uncle, the Sieur de Roberval, to the New World, where she is left alone on an island off the Canadian coast with only her young Catholic lover and her chaperone to help her survive.