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Silver Birch Non-Fiction Review: Shannen and the Dream for a School

Shannen and the Dream for a SchoolBe inspired by this true story of a kid who made a huge difference in her community! Shannen's school was closed because of a fuel spill that happened 20 years ago in Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario. In Shannen and the Dream for a School by Janet Wilson you will read how Shannen and her classmates only had a few small portables to learn in, until

Silver Birch Express Review: Margaret and the Moth Tree

Book Cover Image:  Margaret and the Moth TreeMargaret is just a little girl and Pip is just a tiny moth but when Margaret's extraordinary hearing brings them together the result is an enormously powerful friendship. Alone in the world and thrust into the seemingly cheery Hopeton Orphanage, Margaret is sad to discover that her new home is anything but cheery. Dominated by the terrifying Miss Switch and ignored by the other orphans, Margaret learns to find friends in unexpected places. With the help of her secret friends and her own inner bravery

Silver Birch Non-Fiction Review: Sable Island

Book Cover: Sable Island  Did you know there is an island in the ocean near Nova Scotia? The wind blows the island a few inches further out to sea every year. If you look in the sand you might find pirate

Silver Birch Express Review: In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it up

It wasn't easy being a female inventor in the 1800's, but Margaret Knight was no ordinary woman!  In the Bag! is the inspirational story of a girl who ignored people's doubts and became a wonderful

Silver Birch Non-Fiction Review: Case Files 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science

Take out your magnifying glass and lab coat!  Mystery and science come together in a great way in Case Files 40 Murders and Mysteries Solved by Science by Larry Verstraete.  This collection of

Silver Birch Review: The Dead Kid Detective Agency

Book Cover Image:  The Dead Kid Detective Agency

“October Schwartz is not dead,” though she’s pale enough to look like she might be, and she does spend a lot of time hanging out in her local cemetery. In fact, she spends so much time alone in the cemetery, daydreaming of zombies, that she finds herself responsible for the raising of five dead teenagers who reluctantly agree to hang out with her despite the fact that she is not, in fact, dead.