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Red Maple Fiction Review: The Secret Life of Money

Book cover: The Secret Life of MoneySaving, spending, borrowing money. Any questions you have about money are revealed in The Secret Life of Money by Kira Vermond. Does money truly make the world go round? Is it better to borrow money or to save up ahead of time? Find out how credit

Teen Resumes 101

Are you looking for work or starting to think about a summer job?  Do you complete applications, but don't hear back?  A solid resume is an effective tool for getting noticed by employers.  Drop in to the Central Library's Tonda Room for one of our resume writing workshops with Youth Opportunites Unlimited.  Workshops run from 2:30 - 4:00 pm on the second Thursday of the month

White Pine Review: The Opposite of Tidy

link to  the opposite of tidy The Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac opens with a stomach-turning description of 15 year old Junie’s home where piles of takeout food boxes fight for space with unopened home-shopping-channel purchases, dirty laundry and old newspapers.  Junie’s mother is sinking deeply into mental illness and is unable to notice anything beyond

Red Maple Fiction Review: The Town That Drowned

Book Cover The Town That DrownedGliding, skating, twirling, and jumping, and then, near the shore, a crack...

Red Maple Review: Running to Extremes

Book Cover Image:  Running to ExtremesIt’s hard to say what sounds crazier, running non-stop for 160 kilometers in the middle of a Yukon winter in sub-zero temperatures or running 243 kilometers across the Sahara Desert in temperatures which can soar to nearly 50 degrees Celsius! Ray Zahab would probably have agreed that both of these challenges sound crazy and yet he also knew that he just had to try them. Having never run in a regular marathon in his life

White Pine Fiction Teens: Way to Go

Like every other seventeen-year-old living in a small Canadian town, Danny has no idea what to do with his life once he graduates.  His immediate future doesn't look that promising either, according to his friends.  Who hasn't felt awkward around the opposite sex, especially when your friends are pushing you to do things you are not comfortable with?

But all that changes when Danny suddenly finds himself at the beginning of the summer, working for

White Pine Review: The Taming

In The Taming, the usual high school hierarchy reigns, with Evan and Katie on opposite sides of the social scale.  He is rich, arrogant,  and even though he is the new kid he has no trouble fitting in. Katie, on the other hand, is shy and likes to stay in the background.  However, when she wins the lead the school's production of Taming of the Shrew, her confidence onstage triggers a change inside.  When Evan asks her out, Katie cannot believe her good fortune.

Silver Birch Book Review: Dragon Seer's Gift

Dragon Seer's Gift

Canadian author Janet McNaughton's Dragon Seer's Gift continues the story of the ancient history fantasy novel, first brought to life in her best selling Dragon Seer.

While Dragon Seer is set in 8th century Orkney, off the northern coast of Scotland, Dragon Seer's Gift fast forwards to the rugged Newfoundland winter landscape

Red Maple Review: This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Intrigue? Check!  A dangerous quest? Check!  A bitter love triangle? Check!

Kenneth Oppel’s This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein has it all!  Oppel has created a story about Frankenstein as a sixteen year old boy living in the 1800’s.  Victor’s twin

Red Maple Review: Real Justice: Fourteen & Sentenced to Death - The Story of Steven Truscott

Book CoverImagine you are 14 years old and accused of a murder you did not committ, with the punishment of death by hanging! 

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