Challenges

Grade 9

Grade 8

Draco’s Child
challenges of the visually impaired

Breathing Soccer
asthmatic girl is determined to play the game she loves

Dance of the Snow Dragon
coming of age in the Buddhist Himalayas

Keeper of the Mountains
1930’s mountain adventure tale

Firedrake
girl charged with saving her community

The Snow Queen
reworking of Hans Christian Anderson quests

Yuletide Blues
humorous novel of a hockey teen’s Christmas dilemmas

Offside
hockey players deal with drugs in their sport

One on One
competitive hockey and moral codes

The First Vial
A woman battles to keep her home during the Black Plague

fantasy quest to find captured children

Shimmerdogs
boy learns to cope with the dangers his military mother faces

Einstein Dog
novel of super-intelligent canines battling corporate villains

The Adventures of Caraway Kim, Southpaw
novel of baseball rivalries

Grace and the Ice Prince
fantasy adventure set in a great ice world

The Youngest Spy
teen spy in American Civil War

The Spiral Maze
brain-teaser mystery in a dangerous maze

The Tomorrow Tunnel
contemporary time travel mystery

African Adventure novel
Grade 7
Grade 6
 The Freyan Trilogy
magical travel quest novels
The Meyer Mystery Series
contemporary young sleuth novels
odd friendship forms to thwart villain

The Mystery of the Cyber Bully
internet bullying

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains
small town community prejudice

The Mystery of The Graffiti Ghoul
school community friendship challenges)

The Mystery of the Mad Science Teacher
school sleuths solve crime

Community
Grade 9
Grade 8
Draco’s Child
outer planet colony is in crisi

Dance of the Snow Dragon
Himalayan Buddhist Community

Big Burn
community environmental values

Firedrake
enslaved fantasy community

The Lie That Had To Be
community must confront its own prejudice
Soldier Boys
historical novel frontier community

Suspicion Island
West Coast community adventure
Grade 7
Grade 6
The Freyan Trilogy
magical travel quest novels
The Meyer Mystery Series
contemporary young sleuth novels
odd friendship forms to thwart villain

The Mystery of the Cyber Bully
internet bullying

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains
small town community prejudice

The Mystery of The Graffiti Ghoul
school community friendship challenges)

The Mystery of the Mad Science Teacher
school sleuths solve crime

Friendship
Grade 9
Grade 8

Firedrake
Wizard-of-Oz-like characters team up for adventure


Draco’s Child
dragon female adventure quest


The Adventures of Caraway Kim, Southpaw
sports team friendships

A Girl Called Tennyson
bonding of unlike female friends


The Spiral Maze
boy and girl team up to solve mystery

Soldier Boys
friendship between Metis and English boy

The Lady At Batoche
three teens in the heart of frontier battle

Third Times The Charm
orphans work together to solve mystery

Grace & The Ice Prince
building trust in friendship
Grade 7
Grade 6
The King of Arugula
brother, ghost sister and punker outwit villain

The Mystery of the Cyber Bully
evaluation school friendships

The Mystery of the Missing Will
friends solve mystery

Suspicion Island
friends solve mystery
The Mystery of the Frozen Brains
Chinese and French friends solve mysteries

The Mystery of The Graffiti Ghoul
Chinese and French friends solve mysteries

The Mystery of the Mad Science Teacher
Chinese and French friends solve mysteries
 Family Values
Grade 9
Grade 8
The Lie That Had To Be
An Italian family in Canada copes with prejudice during WWII

Breathing Soccer
parents of asthmatic girl must adjust

The Kayak
parents of a physically handicapped teen must let go

Yuletide Blues
teen’s humorous take on family life

Offside
parents deal with hockey team’s drug culture

One on One
competitive hockey and the family’s moral codes
Shimmerdogs
boy learns to cope with the fears if having a military mother

A Girl Called Tennyson
fantasy that highlights how families raise and care for children

Riding Planet Earth
contemporary teen deals with conservative family

The Youngest Spy
son saves father during American Civil War
 Grade 7
 Grade 6
 I, The Spy
professional family is united through son’s efforts

Wind Shifter
father/daughter quest
The Mystery of the Frozen Brains
Chinese family values
 Social Justice
Grade 9
Grade 8
The Kayak
societal obstacles for the Physically disabled

Breathing Soccer
overcoming discrimination of the physically
handicapped
Firedrake
themes of enslavement and emancipation

The Lie That Had To Be
ethnic prejudice during WWII

Offside
drug use in hockey

Brondings’ Honour
male/female leadership roles

The First Vial
societal breakdown during the Black Plague
Einstein Dog
corporate villains and animal rights

Big Burn
environmental issues

The Youngest Spy
coming of age and moral dilemmas during American Civil War

Soldier Boys
Canadian Riel Rebellion action adventure

The Lady at Batoche
Canadian Riel Rebellion action adventure
Grade 7
Grade 6
Third Times The Charm
class distinction in the world of magic

Wind Shifter
the role of history in shaping society

The Turning Time
discrimination and injustice within nations
The Mystery of The Graffiti Ghoul
school community crime

Why Were All The Werewolves Men?
evaluating the plight of misunderstood monsters
Imagination
Grade 9
Grade 8
Draco’s Child
dragon adventure

Dance of the Snow Dragon
Buddhist Himalayas quest

Firedrake
sword and sorcery quest

The Serpent Bride
transformation of magical Danish myths & ballads

The Snow Queen
reworking of Hans Christian Anderson’s fantasy worlds

Brondings’ Honour
sword & sorcery with a female hero
Einstein Dog
novel of super-intelligent canines

A Girl Called Tennyson
fantasy quest to find captured children

Josh & the Magic Vial
time-travel quest

Grace and the Ice Prince
fantasy set in a great ice world

The Spiral Maze
brain-teaser mystery

The Tomorrow Tunnel
contemporary time travel mystery

Third Times The Charm
magic & mystery detective novel
Grade 7
Grade 6
The King of Arugula
magical world with Tim Burton-esque energy

The Mystery of the Turtle Lake Monster
lake monster myth teen detectives

Third Times The Charm
magic and witches

Wind Shifter
other worlds — magic and wizards

The Turning Time
other worlds-magic and wizards
Why Were All The Werewolves Men?
mythological hip-hop