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OCD, Crete and hockey – books reviewed

Another great book from Wesley KIng, this one with a young man trying to deal with OCD alone until he meets someone who may see right through him. Also reviewed, the latest by Nadia Marks, and a hockey picture book.

The School of Life’s An Emotional Menagerie is an amazing book for everyone who has an emotion

An Emotional Menagerie teaches people young and old about emotions and how to make the best of each one - from A to Z.

Bring out the tissues for young adult book Some Other Now

Despite the copious amounts of tears shed, I highly recommend this young adult book from Alberta author Sarah Everett.

Important book to show children the importance of not keeping adult’s secrets: Just a Another Little Lie reviewed

A realistic look at addictions and how children are left to pick up the pieces.

Picture books about homelessness, finding your identity and foster care

These picture books tackle some serious issues - homelessness, foster care, mental health and finding your identify.

Heartbreaking, but great read in Eric Walters’ The King of Jam Sandwiches by Orca Book

Based on author Eric Walters' childhood, The King of Jam Sandwiches shares the story of Robbie, who is not like most 13 year olds.

Hard read, but great one in Wesley King’s Sara and the Search for Normal

In her quest of being normal, Sara, who has more a series of mental health issues, finds a friend who inspires her to be herself in this middle grade read from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Lots of opportunities to learn the importance of telling the truth in Al Capone Throws me a Curve

Too much baseball, not enough truth telling in this middle grade book set on Alcatraz.

Two great books that showcase young people who overcome great odds in order to follow their dreams

Girl of the Southern Sea and Fire Song feature young people overcoming great odds in order to follow their dreams.

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